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Journal of Biotechnology

Confirmed Speakers

Alexander Kilchevsky

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Principles and techniques for ecological plant breeding with use of modern biotechnology approaches and methods aimed at developing high productive ecologically resistant plant cultivars. Engineering methods applied to plant cells. Education and training of specialists in genetics, molecular biology and modern biotechnology is under Prof. Kilchevsky intent attention too.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE: Director, Head of the Laboratory of Ecological Genetics and Biotechnology, Institute of Genetics and Cytology, National Academy of Sciences, 2004 – present. Prof. Kilchevsky is also a head of the DNA-Biotechnology Centre and the Republican Centre of Genomic Biotechnologies at the Institute of Genetics and Cytology, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. Prof. Kilchevsky has worked out the theoretical fundamentals of biotechnology in Belarus and developed above 15 tomato cultivars registered in the Cultivar State Register. He is a developer of some modified techniques for DNA genotype identification of tomatoes and sugar beet based on molecular markers. Significant research results have been achieved by Prof. Kilchevsky and his research team in the following areas: investigation of main principles and use of modern biotechnology techniques for ecological plant breeding, aimed at developing high productive and ecologically resistant plant cultivars; development of an effective seed-growing system for tomato hybrids based on the functional male sterility. Prof. Kilchevsky has revealed the basic regularities of genotype-environment interactions at different breeding stages and developed a conception of basic environment complex for plant breeding.

He was a principal investigator when some advanced techniques in plant cell engineering and biotechnology were worked out in Belarus. They are as follows: gametic methods of tomato breeding for resistance to biotic and/or abiotic stresses; optimization of the basic stages of some cloned cultivars; methods of tomato marker-assisted selection for genes determining fruit quality and shelf life.

EDUCATION Dr. Science in Biology, Genetics Diploma of Doctor of Science in Biology ?? ? 001354 issued by the Higher Certifying Commission of the Russian Federation on May 6, 1994, N21g/15. Ph.D., Genetics PhD Diploma ?? ?009768 issued by the Higher Certifying Commission at the Council of Ministers of the USSR on September 29, 1982 in accordance with the decision made by the Academic Council of the Institute of Genetics and Cytology, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, of May 31, 1982. M.S., Biology Diploma with Honors ?-I ? 011390 issued by The Belarussian State Agricultural Academy on April 29, 1977.

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