Kostylev Pavel Ivanovich - Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, Professor, Head of laboratory breeding and seed production of rice Agrarian Science Center “Donskoy”, Zernograd, Russia. From 1972 to 1977 he studied at the Rostov State University in the Biological Faculty, specialization - genetics. Upon graduation in 1977 working in the laboratory of rice All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Crops. Since 2000, the head of the laboratory work. In 1986 he defended his thesis on “The prospect of selective use of wild species of rice” on the specialty 05.01.04 - plant breeding and seed. In 1999 he became a doctor of agricultural sciences. He received his Ph.D. at the Kuban State Agrarian University, Krasnodar, on the topic: “Breeding of rice and sorghum using distant hybridization conditions in the North Caucasus”, majoring in plant breeding and seed. In 2007 he received the title of professor. Conducted research on the genetics and breeding of rice. First held in Russia interspecific hybridization and got distant hybrids of rice with 15 wild species. Together with the Laboratory of Biotechnology Research Institute leading rice breeding resistant varieties of rice blast disease using DNA markers and PCR analysis. With his graduate students spent a large amount of research in the field of genetics of quantitative traits not only in rice but also in sorghum, soybeans, peas, barley and wheat Scientific experience - 40 years experience of pedagogical work - 17 years; personally and co-authored published 340 scientific, 8 educational works and 19 inventions. Of scientific publications: Sorghum (breeding, seed, technology, economics), 2003, Recommendations for growing rice varieties in the Rostov region, 2004, North Rice, 2004, Catalog donors and sources of rice ARSRIC, 2008, Guidelines for rice cultivation technology, 2008, Agrotechnological passport Don rice varieties, 2010, Methods breeding, seed production and quality agrotechnics rice, 2011, Wild species of rice, 2011, Weeds, diseases and pests of rice agrocenosis Southern Russia, 2011. Spend with rice breeding work to create productive varieties resistant to blast disease, salinity, flooding, cold, lodging. Working with coarse samples the genetic collection of 900 samples. I am one of the authors of the twelve rice varieties: Budennovsky, Privolny, Razdolny, Contact, Virage, Boyarin, Svetly, Volgogradsky, Comandor, Uzhanin, Austral, Kuboyar, Akustik and four varieties and three hybrids of sugar and grain sorghum: Sever 2 , Sever 44, Kazachy 2, Zersil, Darcil, Picador, Sazhen who entered into the State register of breeding achievements of the Russian Federation. Member of the editorial board of the journal “Rice-growing,” a member of the Dissertation Council, Don State Agrarian University. Carry out scientific management in 20 post-graduate students who have defended their dissertations.