Biography

Vakhtang Barbakadze has his expertise in isolation and structure elucidation of biologically active plant polysaccharides and polyethers which are endowed with pharmacological properties as anti-cancer agents. Besides, he interested for the production of synthetic analogues of natural polyethers. In 1978 and 1999 he has completed his Ph.D and D.Sci., respectively. He is the Head of Department of Plant Biopolymers at the Tbilisi State Medical University Institute of Pharmacochemistry. In 1996 and 2002 he has been a visiting scientist at Utrecht University (The Netherlands) by University Scholarship and The Netherlands organization for scientific research (NWO) Scholarship Scientific Program, respectively. He has published more than 100 papers in reputed journals. In 2004 he was Georgian State Prize Winner in Science and Technology.