Vladimir A. D’yakonov was born in 1980 in Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. He graduated from the Ufa State Petroleum Technical University (Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia, 2002) with an honors diploma. He received his Candidate (Ph.D.) (2005) and Doctor of Science, Chemistry (2012) degrees from the Institute of Petrochemistry and Catalysis of RAS under the guidance of the Corresponding Member of RAS, professor Usein M. Dzhemilev. Since 2018, V.A. D’yakonov is the director of the Institute of Petrochemistry and Catalysis of RAS.Main scientific interests are in the field of metal complex catalysis in organic and organometallic synthesis, total synthesis of natural compounds, medicinal chemistry.