A heartfelt farewell to Alexander Shishkin, 30 July 2021
Alexander Shishkin, Professor at St. Petersburg State Polytechnic for Plant Polymers, dies at 81 after a long illness.
For more than 25 years, Alexander Shishkin was the driving force behind the Youth Bios Olympiads, groundbreaking scientific and cultural events held annually in St. Petersburg since 1996. Thanks to his enthusiasm and tireless efforts, this seminal BIO initiative has met with enormous international success. The volumes of proceedings published and the compilation of the scientific and artistic works of thousands of school children and young adults are proof of the outstanding and monumental achievements accomplished.
He was a devoted B.I.O. supporter and friend since the very beginning, and he will always be remembered with the highest recognition and gratitude.
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