Kulagin Dmitry Valerievich, born 18 October 1985 in the city of Gomel, Republic of Belarus. Graduated from Belarusian State University Faculty of Biology with a specialty in Biology (2008), PhD studies in Forest Planting, Selection and Seed Growing at the Institute of Forest the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (2012). Research Scientist for the Laboratory of Genetics and Biotechnology at the Institute of Forest the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. Research interests in genetics and biotechnology of forest plants, forest breeding and seed growing. Author and co-author of more than 40 scientific publications. Some of them: Chapter «Biotechnologiya Lesnykh Kul’tur» (Biotechnology of Forest Plantations) In «Geneticheskie Osnovy Selekcii Rastenij» (Genetic Bases for Plant Selection) in 4 Volumes. V. 2. «Kletochnaya Inzeneriya» (Cellular Engineering), Minsk, Republic of Belarus, 2012 (in Russian); «Acquisition and individual characteristics of English oak in vitro specimens» In «Problemy Lesovedenija i Lesovodstva» (Proc. Probl. For. Sci. & Silvicult.), Gomel, 2012 (in Russian with English abstract); «Acclimatization of plants of silver birch decorative form (Betula pendula Roth. var. dalecarlica Schneid.) to ex vitro conditions on the substrates with different composition» In «Agrokhimiya i Pochvovedenie» (Agrochemicals and Soil Sci.), 2013 (in Russian with English abstract).