Research.com — Leading Academic Research Portal, an international academic platform for researchers, has published the list of leading scientists of 2023. Our colleague Suleyman Ifkhan Allahverdiyev, Head of the Controlled Photosynthesis Laboratory of the Institute of Plant Physiology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, senior researcher, doctor of biological sciences, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and honoured scientist, took first place in the rating table of leading scientists of Russia in the field of "Plant Science and Agronomy". It should be noted that in 2022 he was in 4th place in the ranking of the best scientists - biologists and biochemists of Russia. S. Allahverdiyev is a world-renowned specialist in the physico-chemical and experimental biology of plants. He has made significant contributions to the study of the fundamental processes of photosynthesis, as well as the mechanisms of photocatalytic conversion of solar energy in plants. S.Allahverdiyev is one of the main scientists who discovered and proved the participation of the pheophytin molecule in the process of electron transfer in the reaction center of Photosystem 2, and also determined that there are 4 manganese atoms in the donor part of Photosystem 2. In recent years, his scientific interests are related to the study of artificial photosynthesis and hydrogen energy.