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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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25/10/2017 17:00

Viticulture and wine-making in European Countries, historical aspects and perspectives

On the 25-27 th of October, National Academy of Agriculture holds an International Conference on the topic “Viticulture and wine-making in European Countries, historical aspects and perspectives’’. Mentioned conference was opened on October, 25 by product exhibition. The conference is held by the financial support of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia.
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11/10/2017 13:12

EN: Title of the exhibition “ Images Animated in Silver”

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information about the exhibition under the SRNSFG funded project of 2015 Grant call for Young Scientists titled: “XIX Century Silver pottery: unknown phenomenon of the Georgian Culture”. Venue: Georgian State Museum of Folk and Applied Art Date: 16 th of October, 2017 Time: 19:00 Address: # 28, Dadiani Street. Georgian State and Applied Art samples of XIX Century will be presented at the exhibition and it aims to introduce the less known and discovered phenomenon of the Culture of Tbilisi. Eleven samples- presented at the exhibition with rich research and multimedia means revealed through the scientific research will represent the lifestyle of Old Tbilisi to the Public: with the traditional musicians, historical figures and lifestyle of the old city. The Art samples also indicates the elements of traditional wine culture of Tbilisi. Exhibition coordinator –Ana Shanshiashvili, Doctor of Art Studies.
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11/10/2017 10:24

  Information is avialable in Georgian
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02/10/2017 10:26

  Information is avialable in Georgian
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28/07/2017 13:33
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25/07/2017 13:58

The Presentation of "Georgian Military Encyclopedic Dictionary"

On July 25 th , 2017, the presentation of the first "Georgian Military Encyclopedic Dictionary" was held at  the "Army hall" of the Ministry of Defense of Georgia. The guests invited to the presentation talked about the importance and the practical purpose of the publication. Levan Izoria, Minister of Defense of Georgia,  Deputy editor of chief, Major-General Tengiz Shubladze, Director General of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation, Manana Mikaberidze, Rector of Georgian Technical University, Archil Frangishvili and former Minister of Defence, David Tevzadze, discussed the Military Encyclopedic Dictionary and emphasized the importance and  practical dignity of the publication. Alongside the academician, General Major Elguja Medzmariashvili, the editorial group - General Mayors Tengiz Shubladze and Vakhtang Kapanadze, as well as other authors and compilers, collaborated to create encyclopedic dictionary. The creation of the "Georgian Military Encyclopedic Dictionary" was supported by the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation’ Grant.. The aim of the project was to create a complete, systematized and classified work on a full range of military concepts in the Georgian language, which, in turn, would be in full compliance with the NATO, its Member States with the other states and their normative materials. Additionally, the dictionary restores and updates the latest data on the historical and military theory of military art in Georgia. The project was implemented by the Georgian Technical University , together with the specialists invited by the Institute of Buildings, Special Systems and Engineering Maintenanceand Military Specialists. After the completion of the translation of existing terms, processing the data and bringing materials up to date, the work has been formed, with a volume of 4200 terms.
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10/07/2017 12:18