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Cinque Sweeting - 3rd

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  • Birthdate

    The day Trofim Lysenko was born.
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    Cinque Sweeting

  • College

    Graduated from the Uman School of Horticulture.
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    This is the time period in which many geneticists were excuted or sent to labor camps. In 1948 genetics were baned from the Soviet Union. The ban was waived mid-1960's. Lysenkoism caused long term harm on the knowldege of biolgy to the Soviet Union. To sum it up, Lysenkoism describes the manipulation of the scientific process as a way to reach a predetermined conclusion not using actual science.
  • Vernalization

    Lysenko released his paper about Vernalization and got many people attention due to the Soviets cold temperatures.
  • Joseph Stalin

    Joseph Stalin
    In December of 1929, Joseph Stalin gave a speech about Lysenko theories which involved his process of Vernalization. He described it as allowing scientists to control a plant flowering time by exposing germinating seeds to low temperatures under conditions.
  • The Bullet Of Vernalization

    The Bullet Of Vernalization
    Trofim Lysenko was given his own journal in which he put articles about his research .
  • Institue of Genetics

    Institue of Genetics
    Within the USSR's Academy of Sciences, Lysenko became the director.
  • Stalin Prize

    Stalin Prize
    In 1941, Trofim Lysenko was awarded the Stalin Prize due his work in argriculture in the Soviet Union.
  • Stalin's Death

    Stalin's Death
    After Stalin's Death, Lysenko still mainted his postion and gained support of the new leader, Nikita Khrushschev.
  • False Science

    False Science
    Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, Vitaly Ginzburg, and Pyotr Kapitsa, presented a case against Lysenko, claiming his work as false science. They also announced his abuse of political power to silence opposition and execute his opponents in the scientific community
  • Andrei Sakharov

    Andrei Sakharov
    In 1964, Sakharov spoke out against Lysenko's claims at the General Assembly of the Academy of Sciences saying, "He is responsible for the shameful backwardness of Soviet biology and of genetics in particular, for the dissemination of pseudo-scientific views, for adventurism, for the degradation of learning, and for the defamation, firing, arrest, even death, of many genuine scientists."
  • Academy of Sciences

    Academy of Sciences
    In 1964, the president of the Academy of Sciences sent an expert commission was sent to investiagate records kept at Lysenko's experimental farm. A few months later, a devastating critique was made public. As a result, Lysenko became a disgrace to all of Soviet Union, even though his work still impacted others in China.
  • Fired!

    In 1965, Lyesnko was removed from his job as the director of the Institute of the Genetics at the Academy of Sciences and kept to an experiment farm in Moscow.
  • Death

    The day Trofim Lysenko died at the age of 78.