Address

52, Rustaveli ave, Tbilisi - 0108

Contact Information

T: (+995 32) 299-88-91

@: g.kvesitadze@science.org.ge

Kvesitadze Giorgi

Academician

Senior Advisor of the Academy
Director of Durmishidze Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Biography

His research interest focuses on the study of Caucasian biodiversity, creation of the collections of microorganisms, including their extremophilic forms and subsequent selection and selection of stable enzymes producers (amylases, cellulases, proteases, lipases, etc.) of industrial importance; structural and functional characterization of enzymes; elaboration of efficient methods for immobilization of microbial hydrolytic enzymes and spheres of their use; enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic and starch-containing renewable substrates (including agro-industrial wastes); enzymes decomposing a new generation of lignocellulose, study of the ability to transform organic pollutant organic toxic substances by microorganisms and plants. On the basis of these studies a new global concept of the environmental protection, bio and phytoremedical technologies has been developed.
He has written more than 400 publications, holds over 47 patents.

Education - Scientific Degree

  1. 1988

    Academician

    The Georgian Academy of Sciences
  2. 1984

    Professor

  3. 1983

    Corresponding Member

    The Georgian Academy of Sciences
  4. 1980

    Doctor of Biological Sciences

    Bach Institute of Biochemistry, Russia
  5. 1966-1969

    Postgraduate Study

    Bach Institute of Biochemistry, Russia
  6. 1961

    Higher

    Georgian Institute of Agriculture, Faculty of Technology

Professional Experience

  1. 2013 - Present
    President
    The Georgian National Academy of Sciences
  2. 2013 - Present
    Director
    Durmishidze Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  3. 2012 - Present
    Director
    Center of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Georgian Technical University
  4. 2011 - Present
    Professor
    Agrarian University of Georgia
  5. 2004-2013
    Academician-Secretary of the Department of Biological Sciences
    The Georgian National Academy of Sciences
  6. 1994-1998
    Advisor to the Head of State in the field of ecology in science
    Office of the Head of State
  7. 1992-1994
    Minister
    The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Processing
  8. 1988-1996
    Head of Division of Biotechnology
    Georgian Technical University
  9. 1987-2008
    Director
    Durmishidze Institute of Plant Biochemistry
  10. 1984-2008
    Professor
    Georgian State University of Subtropical Agriculture
  11. 1984-1987
    Deputy Chairman
    State Committee on Science and Technology
  12. 1983-1987
    Deputy Director
    The Georgian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Plant Biochemistry
  13. 1972-2010
    Invited Professor
    Tbilisi State University, Georgian Technical University, Agrarian University of Georgia
  14. 1966-1983
    Head of the Laboratory
    The Georgian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Plant Biochemistry

Awards & Prizes

  • 2019
    Special Consultant for Datong Shuanghuang Industry Association, China
  • 2017
    Qilu Friendship Award
    People’s Government of Shandong Province, China
  • 2017
    Honorary Professor of the Kazakh National Agrarian University
  • 2017
    Medal of Moldova Academy of Sciences
  • 2017
    Honorary Doctor of David Agmashenebeli University of Georgia
  • 2016
    Foreign Member
    Romanian Academy of Sciences
  • 2016
    Honorary citizen of Tbilisi
  • 2015
    Honorary Doctor of Ovidius University of Constanta
  • 2015
    Honorary Doctor of Don State Technical University
  • 2014
    "the Heydar Aliyev Medal" for fruitful collaboration with Azerbaijani scientists
  • 2014
    Commemorative Medal for Science Promotion
    International Association of Academies of Sciences
  • 2013
    Member of the world Academy of Art and Sciences
  • 2013
    Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts
  • 2006
    Honorary citizen of State Georgia, USA
  • 2005-2006
    Member of AEHS (The Association for Environmental Health and Sciences)
  • 1999-2001
    Associate Member of NATO, Life Sciences and Technologies Panel