Prof. Dr. Maia Akhalkatsi
Maia Akhalkatsi is a full professor of the faculty: School of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Ilia State University (ISU); Council Member of School Natural Sciences and Engineering and Head of Department of Plant Genetic Resources, Institute of Botany, ISU. She was graduated from Faculty of Biology of the Tbilisi State University in 1981. PhD thesis in botany: "The ultrastructure of trichomes of Urticaceae family members” defended from Komarov Botanical Institute (St. Petersburg, Russia) in 1986. She worked as a researcher at the National Academy of Sciences of Georgia in the Institute of Botany since 1985 and she is head of department of Plant Genetic Resources since 2002. In 1997, graduated the certificate course as postdoctoral researcher in International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), Portland University, Portland, Oregon, USA. Since 2015 she is a council member of School Natural Sciences and Engineering and founder of Botanical Society of Georgia.