Born in March 17, 1956
Chief Research Associate, Head of Oat, Rye and Barley Genetic Resources Department of the Federal Research Institute of Genetic Resources named after N.I. Vavilov
In November 1978 began working in All-Russian Plant Institute named after N.I. Vavilov as a senior assistant.
From 1981 to 1984 passed a full-time doctoral program in the Federal Research Institute of Genetic Resources named after N.I. Vavilov.
In 1985 defended PhD thesis. Diploma of the Master of Agriculture for selection and seed production.
In 1991 was on a genetic resources course in the USA led by the famous breeder Dr. Fry, Iowa State University.
In 2004 defended doctoral thesis. Diploma of PhD in biological sciences.
From 2001 till present - Professor of Agro-Chemical Chair of the St.-Petersburg State University.
In the last five years gave lectures in Universities and Scientific institutions of China, Brazil, Sweden, Tadzhikistan, Finland, France, Turkey, the Great Britain, and Israel.
Is a member of the editorial board of foreign magazines: Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, Advances in Plant Sciences Research, Journal of Agricultural Science and Applications, Journal of Biology and Earth Sciences, American Journal of Experimental Agriculture, Mediterranean Journal of Biosciences, Asian Research Journal of Agriculture, Vavilovia.
At present – Chief Research Assistant, Head of Oat, Rye and Barley Genetic Resources Department of the Federal Research Institute of Genetic Resources named after N.I. Vavilov
Has over 350 publications 6 of them are monographies in different languages and 80 English publications.