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O.G. Kovalenko
Zabolotny Institute of Microbiology and Virology of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv

To the 130th anniversary of Academician V.G. Drobotko

November 24, 2015 marked the 130 years since the birth of Academician V.G. Drobotko (1885-1966) – world-renown scientists, director for many years of one of the leading scientific institutions of biological profile – D.K. Zabolotny Institute of Microbiology and Virology of NAS of Ukraine. He was one of pioneers in using bacteriophages, with a team of sciences decoded a then-unknown horse disease – stachybotryotoxicosis, founding a new direction in microbiology – mycotoxicology, devoted significant attention to questions of chemotherapy of infectious diseases, explored the antimicrobial properties of plants. He has penned more than 160 scientific works and 7 monographs. His life is an example to follow for current and future generations, for all who chose a difficult path – the path of truth and science.

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