Anton Romanovich Zhebrak (27.12.1901, v. Zblyany, Zelva district, Grodno region - 20.05.1965), a geneticist and breeder. Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (1940), Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor (1936). Honored Scientist of the BSSR (1944).
— Graduated from the Moscow Agricultural Academy (1925), Institute of Red Professors (1929).
— In 1934-1948 - Professor, Head of the Department of the Moscow Agricultural Academy.
— In 1940-1947 - Member of the Presidium of the Academy of Sciences of the BSSR. In April-October 1947 - President of the Academy of Sciences of the BSSR.
— Since 1949 - Head of the Department of the Moscow Pharmaceutical Institute.
— In 1953-1965 - led the work on experimental polyploidy at the Institute of Biology of the Academy of Sciences of the Academy of Sciences of the BSSR, since 1963 - at the Department of Genetics and Cytology of the Academy of Sciences of the BSSR.
— Deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the BSSR in 1947-1951.
Scientific works are devoted to hybridization, polyploidy and breeding, mainly wheat and buckwheat. For the first time in the world, it received hybrid fertile forms from the crossing of many types of wheat. Analyzed the phylogeny of wheat and led a promising selection of wheat to increase immunity to diseases and pests, to increase the protein content, the size of the weevil.
Author of 70 scientific papers, of which 5 monographs.
Awarded with the Order of the Red Banner of Labor (1944), Red Star (1945), Badge of Honor (1940), medals.