Lyubov Vladimirovna Khotylova (b. 12.03.1928, Gomel), a geneticist. Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (1980; corresponding member since 1972), Doctor of Biological Sciences (1967), Professor (1969). Honored Scientist of the BSSR (1978). Honorary Doctor of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2003).
The main works are devoted to the problem of heterosis and the use of mathematical methods for the analysis of the combining ability of parental forms of heterotic hybrids. Conducted a study of the effect of heterosis in different types of gene action and developed methods for assessing the combination capacity of agricultural plants. Initiator of genetic research on wheat aneuploidy and new cereal - triticale. One of the authors of the highly productive variety Triticale "Nemiga", co-author of four hybrids of tomato and five varieties of sweet pepper.
Author of more than 500 scientific papers, incl. 28 monographs, 18 copyright certificates for varieties and inventions, 8 patents.
State Prize of the BSSR in 1984 for the series of works "Genetics of heterosis and ways to use it in plant breeding." Prize of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus in 1999 for the series of works "Development of Principles and Methods for Ecological Plant Breeding". Prize of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences named after Academician V.A. Koptyug in 2007 for a series of works "Reorganization of the nuclear and cytoplasmic genomes when creating new forms of cereals using biotechnology methods".
She was awarded the Order of Lenin (1986), the Labor Red Banner (1971), Francisk Skaryna (1998), and medals.