Bezhan Chankvetadze

Tbilisi State University, Georgia
Lecture Title: 
“Recent developments in enantioseparation of chiral drugs by using capillary electrophoresis”

Bezhan Chankvetadze is Full Professor for Physical Chemistry and director of the Institute of Physical and Analytical Chemistry at the Tbilisi State University in Tbilisi, Georgia. Between 1991-2005 B. Chankvetadze held research and teaching positions at the Institute of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, University of Münster, Germany and at the Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan.

B. Chankvetadze has published over 200 research papers in peer reviewed journals, over 30 review papers and book chapters and holds several patents of the former Soviet Union, USA, Germany and Japan. B. Chankvetadze has published one monograph (Capillary Electrophoresis in Chiral Analysis, Wiley&Sons, Chichester, UK, 1997), co-authored one book (Quantitative Determination of Antiepileptic Drugs in Biological Fluids, Tbilisi University Press, Tbilisi, Georgia, 1993) and edited one multiautored book (Chiral Separations, Elsevier Science, 2001). He has edited and co-edited many special issues of the journals J.Chromatogr. A, Electrophoresis, J. Pharm. Biomed. Anal., and Journal Separation Science on various topics of separation science.
B. Chankvetadze has given over 250 presentations as plenary, invited or oral speaker on the international conferences in fields of chirality, electromigration techniques and separation science. B. Chankvetadze is the Editor of the Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis (Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands) and a member of the editorial boards of:
Electrophoresis (Wiley-VCH)
Journal of Chromatography A (Elsevier)
Journal of Separation Science (Wiley-VCH)
Chirality (Wiley)
Acta Chromatographica
Turkish Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and several other international journals.

B. Chankvetadze is the recipient of “Journal of Chromatography Top Cited Article Awards” in 2005, 2006 and 2010, “2006 Belgian Society of Pharmaceutical Science Award of Recognition”, “The Scientist of the Year 2016” award of the Rustaveli National Science Foundation (Georgia), and Joint Csaba Horvath Memorial Award of the Hungarian Chemical Society and Connecticut Separation Science Council (USA) (2017).
Prof. B. Chankvetadze is Full Member of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences.