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Allakhverdiev Suleyman Ifkhan oglu
Place of birth Chaykend, Armenia   
Date of birth 01.08.1950 
Education Faculty of Physics, Azerbaijan State University 
Scientific degree Doctor of biological sciences
Title Professor 
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Photoreduction of pheophytin in reaction centers of photosystem II in higher plants and algae 
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Physiology and Biochemistry of Plants

Functional organization and inactivation of photosystem II 
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Basic scientific achievements

According to the 2016 rating of Thomson Reuters agency (based on Web of Science data) Allahverdiev SI. was recognized as the most highly cited scientist in Russia in the nomination "Biology" (see: ;

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Has been studied primary mechanisms underlying the functioning of the electron transport chain of photosystem II, i.e. kinetics and energetics of electron transfer in photosystem II, involving pheophytin (intermediate electron acceptor), that included in all textbooks on the field of physico-chemical biology worldwide. Also, has been studied the molecular mechanisms of adaptation of the photosynthetic apparatus of plants to adverse environmental conditions using the methods of physical and chemical biology, including DNA microarrays.

Currently, he is working and actively developing a new direction in the field of nanobiotechnology research - a system of artificial photosynthesis using protein structures to produce molecular hydrogen as an alternative energy source.

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Membership with international and foreign scientific organizations Member of American Chemical Society;

Member of International Society of Photosynthesis Reserch;

Member of Russian Society for Photobiology;

Member of Russian Society of Plant Physiologists;

Member of Russian Society of Biochemists 
Pedagogical activity Professor Moscow State University;

Professor Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology 

Other activities Head of Controlled Photobiosynthesis Laboratory, Institute of Plant Physiology, Russian Academy of Sciences; Chief Reserch Scientist

Chief Research Scientist, Institute of Basic Biological Problems RAS, Pushchino, Moscow Region;

Invited-Adjunct Professor, Department of New Biology, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology (DGIST), Daegu, Republic of Korea.

Associate Editor of the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (Elsevier);

Associate Editor of the Photosynthesis Research (Springer);

Section Editor of the BBA Bioenergetics (Elsevier);

Associate Editor of the Functional Plant Biology (CSIRO Publishing);

Associate Editor of the Photosynthetica (Springer);

Member of the Editorial Board of 15 International Journals 
Awards and prizes  
Main place of work and its address Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnologies of ANAS, AZ1073, Baku, pr., Matbuat, 2A
Position Head of Bionanotechnology Laboratory 
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