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                                                    Saftar Yusif Suleymanov                                                 


Place of birth

Nij village, Gabala, Republic of Azerbaijan

Date of birth

December 1, 1951


Baku State University, Department of Chemistry

Scientific degree

Doctor of Biological Sciences



Speciality code and title for PhD thesis

2411. 02

Plant Physiology

“Study of membrane organization and pigment-protein complexes in wheat chloroplasts”

Speciality code and title for doctoral thesis



“Chlorophyll-protein complexes, their structural and molecular organization and regulation of the formation in chloroplast thylakoid membranes”

Total number of printed scientific publications


Number of scientific publications printed abroad


Number of papers published in journals indexed and abstracted in international databases


Number of patents and certificates of authorship


Staff training:

-          number of  PhD

-          number of  Doctor of sciences

1                                                                                 _

Basic scientific achievements

Structural and molecular organization, orientation and regulation principals of formation of chloroplast thylakoid membranes and pigment-protein complexes were studied in higher plants (mainly in wheat). Orientation of photosynthetic pigments relative to the thylakoid membrane plane has been established and for the first time a topographical model of pigment-protein complexes in chloroplast membranes has been proposed for spinach plants. Principals of the formation of pigment-protein complexes in photosynthetic membranes of etiolated wheat plants were determined at different light regimes (continuous and non-continuous) and structural and stabilizing  roles of carotenoids in these processes were revealed. It was shown that apoproteins of these complexes assembled in monomeric form  in plastides during illumination and then these monomeric forms were agregated forming oligomers. Effects of different environmental stress factors (drought, salinity, radiation etc.) on plants and changes of photosynthetic apparatus during adaptation of plants to extremal conditions were studied.

Names of scientific works

Асадов А.А., Зулфугаров И.С., Сулейманов С.Ю., Алиев Д.А. Исследование топографии пигмент-белковых комплексов в тилакоидной мембране хлоропластов. ДАН СССР, 1987, т. 29, с. 703-707 (İF – 0.422).

Алиев Д.А., Сулейманов С.Ю., Гусейнова И.М., Асадов А.А.,  Исмайлов М.А.  Действие специфических ингибиторов трансляции на полипептидный состав и спектральные свойства хлоропластов пшеницы. Биохимия, 1992, т. 57, с.679-686 (İF – 1.421).

Guseinova I.M., Suleimanov S.Yu., Zulfugarov I.S., Aliev J.A. Assembly of the light-harvesting complexes during plastid development. Journal of Fluorescence, 2000, v.10, No.3, p.255-259 (İF – 1.601).

Guseinova I.M., Suleimanov S.Yu., Aliev J.A. Regulation of chlorophyll-protein complex formation and assembly in wheat thylakoid membrane. Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2001, v. 34, No 6, p. 496-501 (İF - 1.318).

Guseinova I.M., Suleimanov S.Y., Aliyev J.A. The effect of noflurazon on protein composition and chlorophyll organization in pigment-protein complex of photosystem II. Photosynthesis Research, 2005, v.84, No 1-3, p.71-76 (İF-4.122).

Huseynova I.M., Suleymanov S.Y., Aliyev J.A.   Structural-functional state of thylakoid membranes of wheat genotypes under water stress.  Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA), 2007, v.1767, issue 6, p.869-875 (İF – 4.864).

Гусейнова И.М., Сулейманов С.Ю., Рустамова С.М., Алиев Д.А. Индуцированные засухой изменения в фотосинтетических мембранах различных генотипов пшеницы Triticum aestivum L. Биохимия, 2009, том 74, вып. 8, с. 1109 – 1116 (İF – 1.421).

Гусейнова И.М., Сулейманов С.Ю., Алиев Д.А. Регуляция синтеза и сборки пигмент-белковых комплексов пшеницы. М: Наука, 2009.с. 162

Huseynova İ.M., Rustamova S.M., Suleymanov S.Y., Aliyeva D.R., Mammadov A.Ch., Aliyev J.A. Drought-induced changes in photosynthetic apparatus and antioxidant components of wheat (Triticum durum Desf.) varieties. Photosynth Res, 2016, v. 130, p. 215-223 (İF -4.122).

N.Kh.Aliyeva., E.E.Gafarova., D.R.Aliyeva., Suleimanov S.Y., F.H.Rzayev., E.K.Gasimov. The effect of salt (NaCl) stress on the ultrastructure of mesophyll and bundle sheath cell chloroplasts and the activity of superoxide dismutase in maize plants (Zea Mays L). Proceedings of ANAS ( Biological and Medical Sciences), 2019, p. 94-102

Membership with international and foreign scientific organizations

A member of Azerbaijan Biochemists  Society


Pedagogical activity

Since 1999 professor at the department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Biological Faculty, Baku State Univercity

At the present time in the IMMB of ANAS

Other activities


Awards and prizes

Honorary degrees of ANAS (2007; 2011)


Place of work and its address

Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology,

Izzat Nabiyev 11.,  Baku, АZ 1073, Azerbaijan



Head of the Cell Membrane Systems Laboratory

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