• Yu. P. Polupan
  • O. D. Biryukova


Borys Yevhenovych Podoba, a well-known scientist, chief researcher of the laboratory of information systems of the Institute of Animal Breeding and Genetics nd. a.M.V.Zubets of NAAS is celebrating his 85th birthday.

Borys Podoba was born on April 28, 1936 in Chernigov. In 1959 he graduated from the agronomic faculty of the Ukrainian Academy of Agricultural Sciences. In 1959–1968 he worked at the Ukrainian Research Institute of Poultry, where in 1966 he defended his Ph. D. thesis on the topic "The use of heterosis in duck breeding."

In 1968 he began working at the Scientific Research Institute of Animal Husbandry of the Forest-Steppe and Polesye of the Ukrainian SSR, where he worked as a senior researcher, and since 1976 – as the head of the laboratory of genetics. In 1976 he was awarded the academic title of senior research fellow with a degree in breeding and selection of farm animals. Since 1978, B. Ye. Podoba has been working at the Institute of Animal Breeding and Genetics as a senior researcher, then as head of the laboratory for the genetic foundations of breeding. In 1997 he defended his doctoral dissertation "The use of polymorphism of erythrocyte antigens for assessing breeding resources, increasing the genetic potential and preserving the gene pool of cattle", by the specialty "genetics".

Borys Yevhenovych Podoba developed the theory and methods of using blood groups in the genetic monitoring system when creating and improving breeds, preserving biodiversity in animal husbandry in Ukraine, and made a significant contribution to the organization and improvement of the immunogenetic service of Ukraine. One of the directions of his scientific work was the combination of immunogenetic methods with breeding aspects of the individual development of animals. This work connects the generations of breeders G. F. Podoba on the methodological approaches of selection breeding of breeding young cattle used in the creation of a herd of Mining Schwyz, and E. G. Podoba on the principles of selection to improve the efficiency of feed use by farm animals.

All years of scientific activity, B. Ye. Podoba has been an active member, first of the All-Union and then the Ukrainian Society of Geneticists and Breeders nd. a. N. I. Vavilov. In 2015 he received the title of degree professor in genetics.

The results of B. Ye. Podoba's scientific research are presented in more than 300 scientific works published by him, including 9 monographs, 11 scientific articles in foreign publications, more than 20 recommendations and breeding programs, 7 patents and copyright certificates on genetics, selection, breeding, preservation of the genepool and biodiversity of farm animals, which have become a significant contribution to the treasury of Ukrainian science.

The staff of the Institute congratulates the esteemed professor Borys Yevhenovych Podoba and wishes him good health and creative longevity!

How to Cite
Polupan, Y. P., & Biryukova, O. D. (2021). BORYSY EVHENOVYCH PODOBA – A RECOGNIZED AUTHORITY ON AGRICULTURAL ANIMAL GENETIC. Animal Breeding and Genetics, 61, 25-26.
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