Currently alive, at 54 years of age.
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Dr. Andrej Poleev is a russian scientist-polymath, whose expertise spans a significant number of different areas of knowledge beginning from molecular biology and neurobiology, across natural philosophy, psychoanalysis, linguistics and cultural studies, up to fundamental questions of physics and cosmology. Andrej Poleev was born 30 September 1965 in a russian town Novotroizk. After 10 years of compulsory scholar education, he successfully completed a 5 years study at the Leningrad State University. An academic degree of biologist was conferred 1988. His professional career began 1989 at the Institute of Obstetric and Gynecology in Leningrad (since 1991 renamed to St. Petersburg). In 1991, he moved to Salzburg (Austria), where he worked at the Institute of Molecular Biology. From 1993 to 2003 he worked as a scientist at different biomedical research institutes in Germany. The academic degree of PhD in biology was awarded 1995 at the Institute of Genetics and Breeding of farming animals (St.Petersburg-Pushkin) based on a doctoral thesis on the genomic organization of human PAX8 gene. In 2003, he founded an internet journal Enzymes (http://www.enzymes.at/), where he develops the theory of metascience. He is the author of several books written in Russian and German.