Andriy Sibirny graduated from the University of Lviv and his career is connected with the Institute of Cell Biology, The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in the same city. He also works as a Professor at the University of Rzeszow, Poland. Prof Sibirny is a specialist in cell biology and biotechnology of non-conventional yeasts. He described new genes involved in autophagy and pexophagy, ATG26, ATG28 and ATG35 and is studying high-temperature alcoholic xylose fermentation, and riboflavin and flavin nucleotide synthesis. He has constructed efficient producers of glutathione, riboflavin, FMN, FAD, and the bacterial antibiotic, roseoflavin, in yeasts.