Grigory Grigorievich Goncharenko (b. 30.11.1950, Talas, Kyrgyzstan), a scientist in the field of population and evolutionary genetics, genetics of forest cultures. Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (1996), Doctor of Biological Sciences (1991), Professor (1993).
Major works in the field of genetics of forest tree crops, genetics of natural populations of animals and plants, evolutionary and radiation genetics, genome mapping. Under his leadership, comprehensive studies have been carried out aimed at the conservation, rational use and reproduction of the genetic resources of the most important forest-forming species of Belarus and adjacent states. Solved a number of fundamental problems concerning the systematics and evolution of coniferous plants and a number of higher insects belonging to the Palaearctic forest cenoses. Constructed genetic maps for pines and firs of Eastern Europe. Based on the developed test system, he assessed the extent of damage to hereditary material as a result of the accident at the Chernobyl NPP.
Author of more than 260 scientific papers, incl. 20 monographs and textbooks, 2 inventions.
Prize of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (1995).