Academician Irada Huseynova, vice president of ANAS, general director of the institute, opened the meeting and acquainted the members of the Council with the issues on the agenda. I.Guseynova acquainted the members of the scientific council with the text of the ANAS President's Order No. 205 dated September 1, 2023, on the transfer of students studying at the master's degree of ANAS to higher educational institutions under the Ministry of Science and Education, and informed about the results of the qualifying exams of applicants for PhD. At the meeting, a decision was made on the appropriateness of Mayakhanim Khanishova's candidacy for the title of associate professor, and to submit a petition to the Supreme Attestation Commission under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Sending the head of the Institute's Population Genomics Laboratory, PhD Nurmammad Mustafayev to the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, the Photobioenergetics Laboratory, Leizpig, Germany on scientific trip on September 18-21, 2023, and his junior researcher Chilanay Alakbarova to the University of Montpellier, France for 4 years under the "2019-2023 State Program" and other personnel issues were discussed.