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Maia Merlani

 

 

 

 

Dr. Maia Merlani

 

Birthplace & Date of Birth

Mestia,13.06.1963

 


Research areas

 

Organic synthesis, Plant biopolymers

 


Work Experience

         

 
 Scientific Senior research scientist, Tbilisi State Medical University, (KIP) Tbilisi, Georgia    2010- to date
   Senior research scientist, (KIP) Tbilisi, Georgia.
  2003- 2010
   

.Research scientist, (GAS, KIP) Tbilisi, Georgia.

 1991–2002
   Junior research scientist, Georgian Academy of Sciences, Kutateladze Institute of Pharmacochemistry (KIP), Tbilisi, Georgia   1989 -1991
Academic

  

  
   Associate Professor at King Tamar Educational University, Faculty of Pharmacy and Traditional Medicine,

 Course in Organic Chemistry for Medical students

  2010-up to date
   Invited lecturer, King Tamar Educational University, Faculty of Pharmacy and Traditional Medicine, Courses in Organic Chemistry for Medical students  2006 –2010
   Invited lecturer, Tbilisi Economical-Humanitarian University- “Meridiani“, Courses in Organic Chemistry for Medical students 1995– 2003

 Education

 
 

 

Graduated from Georgian Polytechnic Institute, Faculty of Chemical Technology. Tbilisi, Georgia

09.1980 – 07.1985

 

Post-graduate Student, D. I. Mendeleev Moscow Chemical Engineering Institute, USSR                                   

11.1985 – 11.1988

 

Ph.D., Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia    

Title of thesises- “Synthesis and Properties of 17-Amino and –         Hydrazino Derivatives of 5α -steroids”

11.06.1990

Publications

34


Patents

1


International meetings

48


Grants

  1. 07.2002-08.2002 – NATO Fellowship Program for Partner Countries, 2002, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Directorate for International Organizations and Policies, Research Contract DOO 850, M. Merlani, K. Papadopoulos, (Athens, Greece). Title of the project: Synthesis and structure determination of some unknown hydrazones with supposed biological activity on the bases of steroidal sapogenin-tigogenin.
  2. 12. 2003- 12.2006 - NATO Reintegration Grant, Fel RIG 980773, M. Merlani, K. Papadopoulos, (Athens, Greece). Title of the project: Synthesis of some  new biologically active compounds on the basis of steroidal sapogenin-tigogenin 
  3. 1997-2005- Grantees of Georgain Academy of sciences. Title of the project: Synthesis of biologically active compounds on the basis of steroidal sapogenin-tigogenin.
  4. 06.2007-12.2008 – CRDF/GRDF Grant, GEB-3344-TB-06, Title of the project: A new polymer poly[3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)glyceric acid] from Symphytum asperum and S.caucasicum and its synthetic monomer: prospective cancer preventive and anti-cancer compounds.
  5. 03.2009-03.2011.-GNSF-/ST08/6-469. Title of the project:  Investigation of novel prospective anticancer caffeic acid-derived polymeric agents from Caucasian species of Comfrey and related synthetic compounds

 

Languages

Russian (Fluent), English (Good), Georgian (Native language)


Interests/Hobbies

 


Additional Information

Nationality: Georgian



Contact Information:

Tbilisi State Medical University, Kutateladze  Institute of  Pharmacochemistry;

36, P. Sarajishvili st., 0159, Georgia,                         

Tel:  + (995 32)521904-113        

FAX: + (995 32) 520023

 E-mail: maiamer@hotmail.com


N. Gorgaslidze

Director of the I.Kutateladze Institute of Pharmacochemistry

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Z. Antelidze

Financial Director

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E. Kemertelidze

Member of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences,

Head of the Laboratory of Steroids and Cardiac Glycosides

Member of the Academic Council of the Institute

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G. Tsagareishvili

Head of the Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology,

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G. Dekanosidze

Head of the Laboratory of Triterpene Compounds

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V. Vachnadze.

Head of the Laboratory of Alkaloids

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M. Alania

Head of the Laboratory of Phenolic Compounds

Member of the Academic Council of the Institute

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V. Barbakadze

Head of the Laboratory of Plant Biopolymers

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D. Turabelidze

Head of the Laboratory of Lipids and Anthraquinons

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G. Erkomaishvili

Head of the Laboratory of Fermentology

Member of the Academic Council of the Institute

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P. Iavich

Head of the Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Analysis

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M. Churadze (Tshuradze)

Head of the Laboratory of Pharmacobotany

Member of the Academic Council of the Institute

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L. Kincurashvili

Senior Research Scientist, Laboratory of Alkaloids

Secretary of the Academic Council of the Institute

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M. Merlani

Senior Research Scientist, Laboratory of Plant Biopolymers

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V. Mshvildadze

Senior research  scientist, Laboratory of Triterpenoids

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L. Gvazava

Senior Research Scientist, Laboratory of Steroids and Cardiac Glycosides

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N. Nadaraia

Principal Research Scientist, Laboratory of Chemical Modification of Natural Compounds

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K. Mchedlidze

Senior Research Scientist, Laboratory of Pharmacobotany

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L. Nadiraishvili

Senior research scientist,  Laboratory of Fermentology

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Ts. Sulakvelidze

Senior research scientist, Laboratory of Lipids and Anthraquinones

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T. Suladze

Research scientist, Laboratory of Alkaloids

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N. Vachnadze

Research scientist, Laboratory of Alkaloids

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M. Getia

Research  scientist, Laboratory of Triterpene Compounds

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B. Tabidze

Research  scientist, Laboratory of Triterpenoids

Member of the Academic Council of the Institute

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T. Sagareishvili

Senior research  scientist, Laboratory of Phenolic Compounds

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N. Kavtaradze

Research  scientist, Laboratory of Phenolic Compounds

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M. Benidze

Senior research  scientist, Laboratory of Steroids and Cardiac Glycosides

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A. Skhirtladze

Research  scientist, Laboratory of Steroids and Cardiac Glycosides

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T. Muzashvili

Research  scientist, Laboratory of Steroids and Cardiac Glycosides

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L. Gogilashvili

Senior Research Scientist, Laboratory of Plant Biopolymers

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L. Amiranashvili
Research  scientist, Laboratory of Plant Biopolymers

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L.Churadze

Research  scientist, Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Analysis

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L. Tsiklauri

Senior research  scientist, Laboratory of  Pharmaceutical Technology 

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M. Orjonikidze

Research  scientist, Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology 

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M. Kakhabrishvili

Senior research  scientist, Laboratory of Chemical Modification of Natural Compounds

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J. Aneli

Research  scientist, Laboratory of Pharmacobotany

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D. Chanturia

Research  scientist, Laboratory of Fermentology

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B. Kikalishvili

Research  scientist, Laboratory of Lipids and Anthraquinones  

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K. Mulkijanyan

Head of the Department of Pharmacology

Member of the Representative Council of the Tbilisi State Medical University

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N. Gogitidze

Research Scientist, Department of  Pharmacology...

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M. Moistsrapishvili

Assistant researcher, Department of Pharmacology

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N. Mushkiashvili

Research Scientist, Department of  Pharmacology

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Zh. Novikova

Research Scientist, Department of  Pharmacology...

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M. Sulakvelidze

Senior Research Scientist, Department of  Pharmacology...

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M. Khvedelidze

Analyst

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N. Barbakadze

Research Scientist, Laboratory of Chemical Modification of Natural Compounds

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M. Sutiashvili

Research Scientist, Laboratory of Phenolic Compounds

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K. Shalashvili

Senior research scientist

Laboratory of Phenolic Compounds

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M. Malania

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Z. Kemoklidze

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