Butsyak Vasyl Ivanovych

Professor, Doctor of Agriculture, Head of the Department of Biotechnology and Radiology of Lviv National S.Z. Gzhytsky University of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology.

Researcher ID: I-6841-2017

ORCID: 0000-0003-2858-0257

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Phone: +38-032-239-26-93

Email: v.butsyak@gmail.com


Vasyl Butsyak was born on January 27, 1960 in the village of Bohatyr, Velyki Novosilky district, Donetsk region. After completion of the village eight-year school (village of Teysariv, Zhydachiv district, Lviv region), he has been studying at the District Secondary School # 1 of the town of Zhydachiv. In 1978-1980 he served in the army. In 1980 he entered preparatory department, and in 1986 graduated from Lviv Zoo-Veterinary Institute majoring in zoo-engineering. From 1986 to 1992 he has been working at the farms of Lviv region as a head livestock engineer.

From 1992 to 1994 he has been taking the postgraduate course at the Department of Biochemistry. Since January 1995 he has been working at Lviv Academy of Veterinary Medicine (now Lviv National S.Z. Gzhytsky University of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology) holding various positions: assistant lecturer (1995-2000), senior lecturer (2000-2001), Associate Professor (2002-2005, Associate Professor's certificate dated 20.06.2002), Professor since 2005 (Professor's certificate dated 19.11.2006), Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs and Research (2007-2009). From 2008 to 2010 he has been a member of the expert panel of the State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles of Ukraine in Zoo-engineering and Veterinary Medicine. Since 2013 he has been in a Head of the Department of Biotechnology and Radiology at the University of Veterinary Medicine.

He was awarded the Honorary Diploma of the Central Committee of Trade Unions of the Agroindustrial Complex of Ukraine (2006) and the Honorary Diploma of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (2008).

He was awarded a degree of Ph.D. in Biology in 1995. He defended his Ph.D. thesis "Study of the influence of certain metabolites on the regulation of carbohydrate metabolism components in animals", and was awarded the degree of Ph.D. (Diploma KH No. 008609, speciality 03.00.04: Biochemistry) under the supervision of Professor Holovatskyy I.D. on June 20, 1995 at the meeting of the specialized academic council of the Institute of Animal Physiology and Biochemistry of the Ukrainian Academy of Agrarian Sciences.

He was awarded a degree of the Doctor of Agriculture in 2004. He defended his thesis „Physiological and biochemical status of cows in the pollution of the environment with heavy metals and ways to reduce their excess in the body” (scientific advisor: Kravtsiv R.Y., Academician of the UAAS) on June 09, 2004 at the meeting of the specialized academic council of Lviv National S.Z. Gzhytsky University of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology. He obtained the Diploma of Doctor of Sciences (DD No. 003971 in the specialities 03.00.13: Human and Animal Physiology, and 03.00.16: Ecology).

Prof. Vasyl Butsyak participates in the departmental research and development project "Development of technologies of synthesis of secondary metabolites, neutralization of toxic substances and elements in the trophic chain, and new approaches to the processing of agricultural production waste", and the inter-departmental research and development project "Environmental monitoring of biologically active substances in nature and livestock products and the development of correction methods for the purpose of improving animal productivity and the quality of their products. "

New students’ training program 6.051401: "Biotechnology" for Bachelor’s educational qualification level has been licensed in 2010 and accredited in 2014 with his direct participation. He prepared and published both individually and in co-authorship 130 articles, 9 patents, 65 methodological recommendations, one monograph and 12 teaching aids.

Prof. Vasyl Butsyak is a member of the specialized councils for the defense of Ph.D. and habilitation theses (D.35.826.02 and D.35.826.01). 3 Ph.D. theses were defended under his supervision: Kurlyak I. M., 2009, Pechar N.P., 2011, Shemedyuk N., 2012; One doctoral student and three postgraduate students are preparing their theses.

Manuals & Reference Books

  • Буцяк В.І. Вуглеводи та їх метаболізм у тварин: монографія. -Львів, 2002. - 116 с.
  • Буцяк В.І., Кравців Р.Й. Використання цеолітів як адсорбентів важких металів у локальній зоні антропогенного навантаження: методичні рекомендації, схвалені науково- технічною радою МАП України. - Київ, 2003. - 25 с.
  • Кравців Р.И., Буцяк В.І., Колотницький А.Г. Навчальний посібник „Клітинна інженерія”. - Львів, 2005. - 104 с.
  • Буцяк В.І., Кравців Р.И., Буцяк Г.А. Екологічний моніторинг ведення тваринництва у біогеохімічних провінціях: монографія. - Львів, 2005. - 254 с.
  • Кравців Р.Й., Буцяк В.І., Буцяк Г.А. Навчальний посібник „Біогеохімія”. - Львів, 2006. - 202 с.
  • Кравців Р.Й., Колотницький А.Г., Буцяк В.І. Навчальний посібник „Теоретичні і лабораторно-практичні основи біохімії”. - Львів, 2006. - 299 с. (гриф МАП України).
  • Буцяк В.І., Кравців Р.Й. Навчальний посібник „Водно-сольовий обмін”. - Львів, 2007. - 152 с.
  • Буцяк В.І., Колотницький А.Г. Методичні вказівки для самостійного вивчення теми „Кетонові тіла: Біосинтез, метаболізм у нормі та патології”. - Львів, 2007. - 40 с.
  • Кравців Р.Й., Колотницький А.Г., Буцяк В.І. Навчальний посібник „Генетична інженерія”. - Львів, 2008. - 214 с. (гриф МАП України).
  • Кравців Р.Й., Брик М.В., Буцяк В.І. Свої знання, працю і творчість віддамо Україні. - Львів: Тріада плюс, 2008. - 60 с.
  • Буцяк В.І., Кравців Р.Й., Колотницький А.Г., Буцяк Г.А. Біотехнологія заготівлі силосу: навчальний посібник. - Львів: Тріада плюс, 2008. - 127 с.
  • Буцяк В.І., Колотницький А.Г., Мельниченко О.М., Бітюцький В.С., Буцяк Г.А. Основи біотехнології: навчальний посібник, рекомендований до друку МАПП України, №18/-28-13/47 від 01.02. 2011,- Львів, 2011. - 395 с.
  • Буцяк В.І., Буцяк Г.А. Біотехнологія для всіх: тлумачний
  • словник біотехнологічних термінів, Львів. - 2014.