ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Yuri Volkov. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Greta Kerins on March 31, 2021
I worked alongside Yuri for 11 years. He was so easy to work with and just knew how to communicate with people. He spoke with great wisdom and intelligence with the perfect calming tone. He welcomed colleagues and students whenever they needed guidance and support. He had a special knack with words and helping people. Each year on the student’s feedback reports they wrote that his lectures were very interesting, entertaining and that he gave them endless support. Before the exams he would book extra sessions with the students to go over everything to make sure they felt confident, strong and ready. He wasn’t just a colleague but a great role model and a great leader. He and his family have devoted their lives to medicine and science to help mankind with revolutionary solutions and they have. When there was a special bank holiday in Russia even though he had to work he said “Greta the sun is shining why don’t you take the morning off”. When I was going through a hard time he sent me a picture of his little bull dog sitting in the sun, looking absolutely chilled and said “life will be okay”.
You will be dearly missed but never forgotten.
Posted by Andrew Lobashevsky on March 20, 2021
I can't believe Yura is gone..... that he's not with us..
I've known him for almost 45 years.....We started together at the I. M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy, when I was a 3rd-year post-graduate student at the Department of Microbiology, and Yuri joined post-graduate program at the Department of Histology... I will never forget our first experiments on the isolation of lymphocytes by centrifugation in density gradients.... I remember very well our first meeting after leaving Russia in Stockholm at the Congress on Immunology, where I first met his wife Irina and two children, Elizabeth and Mikhail.... I
express my deepest condolences....
Yura, a scientist, a friend, and a human being, you will always be in my heart....
Юра, ученый, друг и прекрасный человек, ты всегда будешь в моем сeрдце...
Moscow, Indianapolis (USA), Abu Dhabi (UAE)
Posted by Evgeni Sokurenko on March 19, 2021
Dear friends,

       This site is dedicated to Yuri Volkov (Юрий Волков), Professor of Molecular & Translational Medicine at Trinity College, Dublin, who passed away 15th of March 2021, peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Irina and loving father of Liza and the late Mikhail. Yuri will be very deeply missed by his loving wife, daughter, sister Nina, brother Vladimir, extended family, his wide circle of friends and dear colleagues. 
      Rest in peace, Yuri! Пусть земля тебе будет пухом, Юрка!
      Please send your condolences to the family and contribute your memories about Yuri here. You can write in English or Russian. You can also upload photos and videos, and share the site link via Facebook or share the link via any other means you can. This site is set up to be open forever. 
     I myself feel enormously privileged to be the first to write about Yuri, my dearest friend of 42 years, starting with the first year of medical school. There are so many memories from Moscow, Seattle (where I live now) and, of course, Dublin. I need to put it all together and write it separately. But please – lets start!

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Posted by Greta Kerins on March 31, 2021
I worked alongside Yuri for 11 years. He was so easy to work with and just knew how to communicate with people. He spoke with great wisdom and intelligence with the perfect calming tone. He welcomed colleagues and students whenever they needed guidance and support. He had a special knack with words and helping people. Each year on the student’s feedback reports they wrote that his lectures were very interesting, entertaining and that he gave them endless support. Before the exams he would book extra sessions with the students to go over everything to make sure they felt confident, strong and ready. He wasn’t just a colleague but a great role model and a great leader. He and his family have devoted their lives to medicine and science to help mankind with revolutionary solutions and they have. When there was a special bank holiday in Russia even though he had to work he said “Greta the sun is shining why don’t you take the morning off”. When I was going through a hard time he sent me a picture of his little bull dog sitting in the sun, looking absolutely chilled and said “life will be okay”.
You will be dearly missed but never forgotten.
Posted by Andrew Lobashevsky on March 20, 2021
I can't believe Yura is gone..... that he's not with us..
I've known him for almost 45 years.....We started together at the I. M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy, when I was a 3rd-year post-graduate student at the Department of Microbiology, and Yuri joined post-graduate program at the Department of Histology... I will never forget our first experiments on the isolation of lymphocytes by centrifugation in density gradients.... I remember very well our first meeting after leaving Russia in Stockholm at the Congress on Immunology, where I first met his wife Irina and two children, Elizabeth and Mikhail.... I
express my deepest condolences....
Yura, a scientist, a friend, and a human being, you will always be in my heart....
Юра, ученый, друг и прекрасный человек, ты всегда будешь в моем сeрдце...
Moscow, Indianapolis (USA), Abu Dhabi (UAE)
Posted by Evgeni Sokurenko on March 19, 2021
Dear friends,

       This site is dedicated to Yuri Volkov (Юрий Волков), Professor of Molecular & Translational Medicine at Trinity College, Dublin, who passed away 15th of March 2021, peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Irina and loving father of Liza and the late Mikhail. Yuri will be very deeply missed by his loving wife, daughter, sister Nina, brother Vladimir, extended family, his wide circle of friends and dear colleagues. 
      Rest in peace, Yuri! Пусть земля тебе будет пухом, Юрка!
      Please send your condolences to the family and contribute your memories about Yuri here. You can write in English or Russian. You can also upload photos and videos, and share the site link via Facebook or share the link via any other means you can. This site is set up to be open forever. 
     I myself feel enormously privileged to be the first to write about Yuri, my dearest friend of 42 years, starting with the first year of medical school. There are so many memories from Moscow, Seattle (where I live now) and, of course, Dublin. I need to put it all together and write it separately. But please – lets start!
his Life

From Greta Kerins, Yuri's personal assistant for 11 years at TCD

Education
• F.T.C.D Fellow of Trinity College Dublin 2010
• Institute of Immunology, Moscow Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)Immunology and Allergy 1990 - 1995
• First Moscow State Medical University named after I.M. Sechenov Doctor of Medicine (MD)A Grade Honors 1979 - 1985

Experience

Full Professor
Trinity College Dublin
He has been working at the Department of Clinical Medicine, Trinity College Dublin since 1995. Professor Yuri Volkov is the Director of Research of the School of Medicine and Chair of Molecular and Translational Medicine.
• He published a number of breakthrough papers in Immunology, Advanced Imaging, Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine. 199 peer-reviewed publications - 40 non-peer reviewed publications.
• He was among the inventors of Cellix Ltd. Technology and the developers of advanced nanotechnologies focus on cancer detection.
• The Nanomedicine and Molecular Imaging group was his research group which he founded since 2005.
• Lecturer to the 1st Year Medical Students.
• Course coordinator and lecturer to the 2nd Year Medical students.
• Lecturer to the students of Moscow State Sechenov Medical University, Moscow, Russian Federation.
• Taught 10,000 plus students.
• Led or was involved in over 30 scientific research projects – largest budget 12 million.
• Collaborated with endless international partners which also spanned across every discipline present in college, from Chemistry, Physics and Biochemistry, to the Arts and Humanities.
• Led the largest project awarded to him with 22 international partners and won the most prestigious award “Best Flash European project 2015” at the Euro Nano Forum for his project NAMDIATREAM.
• Created and developed new scientific processes and technologies such as the discovery and characterization of the crucial impact of intracellular phosphorylation enzyme of the protein kinase C family - PKC-beta for the process of T cell migration. Success of these studies has been made possible through the implementation of the cutting edge High Content Screening Analysis (HCSA) cell and molecular imaging technologies. As a Principal Investigator at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, Prof. Volkov has made a key contribution into establishing of the HCSA Centre in Trinity College which represents a state-of-the art facility in the academic institution at the international level. Prof. Volkov has formed a large-scale interdisciplinary alliance between the Schools of Medicine, Physics, and Chemistry at Trinity College aimed at the development of new nanoscale molecular imaging and drug delivery systems.
• Discovered how to generate rubies

Worked between these departments
Department of Histology, Cytology and Embryology, First Moscow State Sechenov Medical University, Moscow, Russian Federation.
CRANN Institute and AMBER centre, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
Department of Clinical Medicine, Trinity Translational Medicine Institute (TTMI), Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 8, Ireland.

His personal interests include nanomedicine and biomedical applications of nanotechnologies, molecular mechanisms of immune system functioning in health and disease, cell adhesion and migration in inflammation and cancer, intracellular signaling and cytoskeletal dynamics, advanced cell and molecular imaging.
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Открывалка

Shared by Evgeni Sokurenko on March 20, 2021
Человека запоминаешь по каким-то ярким впечатлениям. Юра для меня был из тех от которого осталось очень много ярких воспоминаний.  Но расскажу о самом первом. 

Мы познакомились на первом курсе, в 1979-ом году, на межинститутской олимпиаде по биологии (полная профанация, между прочим! Особенно со стороны нашего первого меда).  После ''заслуженной победы'' нашей команды, от Юры поступило предложение выпить по бутылочке пива, где-то в парке на Пироговке.  Один я и поддержал идею – зима была, и снежная причем.  И вот мы с Юркой взяли по паре бутылок, нашли занесенную снегом скамейку, и сразу у меня встал вопрос как открыть эти кондовые советские бутылки.  И вот Юра вынул из кармана связку ключей с маленьким брелоком и с гордостью заявил, что это открывалка, которую он сам изобрел.  Она была меньше мизинца и походила на маленький крюк, которым Юра тут же ловко снёс пробку с бутылки. Я был поражён элегантностью технического решения и сам убедился, как легко это работало.  Мы, конечно, помечтали (особенно во время выпивания по второй бутылки) каким бы Юра стал богатым если бы он запатентовал это где-то на загнивающем Западе.  Я действительно нигде больше не видел таких открывалок, ни на Востоке, ни на Западе!  И зря!!!  Вот такое было моё первое яркое впечатление о моём друге сорока с лишнем лет!

Кто бы мог тогда подумать, что и он и я действительно переберёмся работать и жить 'по ту сторону', Юра в Ирландии, я в Штатах. Юрин изобретательный ум конечно же ярко проявил себя в науке – во многих и многих статьях, патентах, грантах и успешных больших проектах.  Как жаль, что его не стало. 

Неимоверная потеря для Иры, Лизы, всех родных и близких.  Громадная потеря для друзей. И очень большая для науки.  Но светлая память о Юре никогда не будет потеряна!  Ты всегда будешь с нами, друг мой!