Academician Eter Kemertelidze turns 95

Academician Eter Kemertelidze turns 95

  • March 22, 2021

On 23 March 2021, the honored scholar, excellent organizer of science, prominent public figure, academician of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Professor Eter Kemertelidze turned 95.

Eter Kemertelidze defended her Ph.D. thesis in 1953, doctoral dissertation in 1973 and  earned the title of professor in 1977. In the same year she was elected Corresponding Member of the Georgian Academy of Sciences, and in 1993 as a Full Member – Academician. Since 2004 – Member of the Medical and Technical Academy of the Russian Federation. In 1981 she was awarded the honorary title of Honored Scientist of Georgia.

She was a member of the Committee of State Awards of Georgia and the Council of Scientific Experts of Georgia, the chairman of the sectoral commission “Pharmacochemistry” at the National Academy of Sciences of Georgia. From April 1972 to December 2005, she held a position of a director of the I.Kutateladze Institute of Pharmacochemistry.  Currently, Eter Kemertelidze is a head of the steroids department at the I.Kutateladze Institute of Pharmacochemistry. She founded the Department of Chemistry of Biologically Active Substances and Pharmacoiticals at the St. Andrew the First-Called of Georgian University of the Patriarchate of Georgia and the Faculty of Pharmacy and Traditional Medicine at the King Tamar University of Patriarchate of Georgia.

Academician Eter Kemertelidze has been a prominent public figure throughout her career. She was a member of the Committee of the All-Union Academy of Sciences, the Committee on Science and Technology, the Board of the All-Union Society of Pharmacists and member of the editorial board of four international journals. Together with the authors, she was awarded the Petre Melikishvili and Iovel Kutateladze prizes, the Georgian State Prize in the field of natural sciences. Eter Kemertelidze is the author of over 670 articles, 14 monographs, received 89 patents and copyrights, including three patented in England, Germany and Switzerland.