The sad news came today, 25th of December.
Dr. Galkin was a renowned expert in organic and organoelement chemistry, longtime administrator of science, Professor of Kazan Federal University, and full member of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences.
He was born on 30th June 1954 to a couple of university educators and became interested in chemistry quite early in his school years. Having won numerous accolades as a pupil, he enrolled in the Faculty of Chemistry of Kazan University; since then, he spent his whole life here. In 1998 – 2020, Vladimir Galkin served as Dean and Director of the Institute of Chemistry. In 2004, he was elected corresponding member of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences and became full member in 2019. In his later years, Galkin moved to researching biologically active compounds, proposing many applications in medicine and veterinarian science.
Vladimir Galkin was a true intellectual, known for his mild-mannered and soft demeanor, friendliness, and intelligent humor. He wrote poetry and songs, was always glad to partake in arts and celebrations.
The great scientist and beloved mentor to many generations of students will always remain in our memory. The University team extends its deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.