Professor Khavinson is the former President of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, (European Region) and Director of the St. Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology. His extensive work was conducted over decades, which originally began under the orders of the Kremlin when he was Colonel in the Army Medical Corp. Khavinson’s findings have led to the discovery that short-chain peptides are gene-switches; unsurprisingly this work saw him nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1996
Khavinson is recognized for the discovery and studies of new class peptide bioregulators and his developments in bio regulating peptide therapy. Through his field of work surrounding peptides, he developed multiple major publications, beginning with Vladimir Kh. Khavinson Peptides and Ageing in 2002. The main objective of his extensive studies was to analyse how small peptides play a part in the development and evolution of living matter, as well as understanding the effectiveness and safety of peptides when developing new medicines, dietary supplements and cosmetics.