Nikolai V. Timoféeff-Ressovsky in Berlin-Buch (1925–1945)

  • Manfred Rajewsky
  • Dana LafuenteEmail author
  • Michael Bader


At the end of June 1925, after traveling by train from the Belorussky station in Moscow, a young Russian scientist arrived in Berlin, accompanied by his wife—a scientist like him—and their two-year-old son Dmitri.


Brain Research Southern Ural Mountain Kaiser Wilhelm Institute Kaiser Wilhelm Society Scientific Member 
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This work was done with financial support from Program of the Russian Foundation on Basic Research (projects 15-04-01023 and 15-34-20639), partly from Program of UB RAS (project 15-2-4-21) and the Federal Special Scientific and Technical Program in support of leading scientific schools (SS-2840.2014.4). I would like to extend special thanks to Professor Volker Wunderlich and Barbara Bachtler for their manifold support and constructive criticism in writing this manuscript as well as to Professor Ute Deichmann, Dr. Gudrun Erzgräber, Professor Heinz Bielka and Professor Erhard Geißler for their suggestions of important references. I would like to thank all of the above named for valuable conversations and the Berlin colleagues for visits to buildings in Berlin-Buch and help in the selection of illustrations. The personal memories of my aunt Natascha Kromm (1911–2006) regarding the period between 1930–1945 in the Timoféeff-Ressovsky research group have also found consideration. I dedicate this text to her, my parents Olga (Natascha’s sister) and Boris Rajewsky, who were good friends of the Timoféeff-Ressovsky family, and to my nephew Nikolaus Rajewsky at the new Timoféeff-Ressovsky Laboratory for Medical Genome Research on the Berlin-Buch campus.


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  • Manfred Rajewsky
    • 1
  • Dana Lafuente
    • 1
    Email author
  • Michael Bader
    • 1
  1. 1.Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz AssociationBerlinGermany

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