Activities of the Grantees
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15/12/2017 12:10
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07/12/2017 14:21

“Intercultural model of Georgian literature and national identity problem”

Presentation of the book “Intercultural model of Georgian literature and national identity problem” published as a SRNSFG grant project was held at the Shota Rustaveli Georgian Literature Institute on December 6, 2017 at 14:30.
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06/12/2017 13:10

Description and Digitalization of Manuscripts in the Museum of Literature

On December 1 st , 2017, at 18:00, at Giorgi Leonidze State Museum of Georgian Literature, presentation of the grant project ‘’ Description and Digitalization of Manuscripts of Literature Museum ‘’ was organized by The Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia. The presentation was attended by the administration of the Museum, scientists of relevant research institutes, employees of the LEPL - National Center for Teacher Professional Development and by Master’s and PhD students interested in the project. Principal Investigator of the project, curator of the Unique Books Foundation at Museum of Literature, Ia Ghadua, presented the project and introduced four books under the ‘’Description of the Literature Museum of Manuscripts’’ (XII-XIX centuries), which include 2636 manuscripts. 
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06/12/2017 09:55

Migration, labor and School Achievements: Case of Georgia

Presentation of the Applied Research grant project “Migration, labour and school achievements: case of Georgia”, funded by the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia was held at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, building 1, Room #115.
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29/11/2017 15:22
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29/11/2017 14:22

Catalogue of Georgian manuscripts – presentation of album and database

On November 29 th , 2017, at 16:00, a presentation of the project ‘’Georgian Palimpsest Catalogue Album Database’’ was held at the National Center of Manuscript of Kekelidze. The project presentation was financed by The Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia.  The exhibition was presented with unique samples of the palimpsest preserved in the National Center of Manuscripts. The interest in Georgian Palimpsest comes from 1920s. The history of this research is related to Ivane Javakhishvili and Akaki Shanidze. The founder of the Institute of Manuscript, Ilia Abuladze, also contributed to the study of the Palimpsest.
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20/11/2017 14:58
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14/11/2017 16:10

Recognition of world scientific circles: Georgia - the country of ancient winemaking!

On 14 th noveber the hotel “Radison Blue Iveria” guested the scientific research presentation about Georgian winemaking culture. After the presentation, scientists have admitted that the first winemakers in the world were Georgians, and that the culture of winemaking started from Georgia. Professor David Lortkipanidze announced the research results and methods during the presentation. The official scientific journal of the National Academy of Sciences PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America), which is one of the highest-ranking science journals of the world, published the article „Early Neolithic wine of Georgia in the South Caucasus". Along with the Georgian researchers, the authors of the article are scientists from USA, France, Italy, Canada, Denmark and Israel. The article describes a new multidisciplinary study, according to which Humans were fermenting grapes into wine in Georgia as early as 6000-5800 BC - in other words, yet 8000 years ago.  Since 2014, with the initiative of Georgian Wine Association and support of Georgian government, National Wine Agency of Georgia guides the international multidisciplinary Research Project for the Study of Georgian Grapes and Wine Culture. The project is joined by the Georgian scientists, as well as by the researchers from Pennsylvania, Montpellier, Milan, Copenhagen and Toronto universities, also the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel) and French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). The scientific director of the project is the corresponding member of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences David Lordkipanidze. The project is coordinated by the National Wine Agency scientist Dr. David Maghradze. The study of the archaeological sites of the Neolithic period (VI Millennium B.C) on the territory of Georgia started yet in 1960-ies by the expeditions of Georgian National Academy of Sciences, Simon Janashia State Museum of Georgia. It was gradually guided by Alexandre Javakhishvili, Otar Japharidze and Tamaz Kiguradze. Currently, the excavations are led by archaeologist Mindia Jalabadze. In recent years, the Georgian National Museum's archaeological expeditions are supported by the National Wine Agency, The Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation and the University of Toronto. The biomolecular and archaeological researches of the newly discovered pieces of jars from "Gadachrili Gora" and "Shulaveri Gora" archaeological sites (Marneuli Region, south-east part of Georgia), led by Pennsylvania University Professor Patrick McGovern, revealed the fingerprint of organic acids: tartaric, malic, succinic, and citric acids. This is a marker for wine, made fromVitis vinifera grape variety. The palaeobotanical studies, held by the Georgian National Museum scientists Eliso Kvavadze and Nana Rusishvili, showed that grapes were abundant in the region during the early Neolithic. The researchers from the University of Milan, headed by Osvaldo Failla, restored the climate of the VI millennium B.C and confirmed, that 8000 years ago, in Kvemo Kartli there were appropriate conditions for vine cultivation. In Israeli Weismann Institute, under the guidance of Elisabetta Boaretto, the age of samples was determined by the method of dating C14. This research proved that these samples are dated with 6000-5800 BC and are 600 years older than previously earliest-known wine remains from Zagros Mountains (Iran).  Thus, the world scientific community recognized that the oldest wine remains were discovered on the territory of Georgia, from where it spread around the world with profound consequences for agriculture, human culture, biology, medicine, and ultimately civilization.
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13/11/2017 16:09
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03/11/2017 16:41

The role of IL10 and TNF alpha in the pathogenesis of spontaneous abortions caused by diabetes

On the 2nd of November at 15:00, at the council hall of the administrative building of Tbilisi State Medical University hosted the presentation of the project funded by the Basic Research grant call of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia.
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