The D.I. Ivanovsky Institute of Virology, Russia
Nikolay Nikolaevich Nosik was born on April 7, 1932 in a family of doctors. After graduation from a high school with a golden medal in 1950, he entered the First Order of Lenin Moscow Medical Institute named after I.M. Sechenov, which he graduated from with distinction in the field of General Medicine in 1956. In the same year, he entered the postgraduate training program of the D.I. Ivanovsky Institute of Virology of the USSR Academy of medical Sciences. In 1959, after completion of the postgraduate training program, he was assigned to the position of Junior Research Fellow at the Institute of Virology, at the Laboratory of Virus Morphology (headed by Professor R.M. Shen).
In recent years, N.N. Nosik has conducted research in two main areas: study of functioning of the interferon system as a part of a cytokine network in case of viral diseases and search of new antiviral drugs among interferon inducers and immunomodulators. Study of some compounds synthesized at the Moscow State University of Fine Chemical Technologies named after M.V. Lomonosov enabled revelation of some promising compounds, one of which turned out to be active in respect of the influenza virus and on the base of which an anti-flu drug (Ingavirin) was created (Valenta LLC).