On April 22, the next meeting of the Presidium of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences was held.
Acting President of ANAS, academician Arif Hashimov and other members of the Presidium attended the event.
Opening the event, academician Arif Hashimov informed about the agenda of the meeting.
First, academician Arif Hashimov presented the Honorary Diplomas of ANAS to corresponding member of ANAS Panah Muradova, doctor of biological sciences Fuad Gulubayov, as well as to the assistant to the vice-president of ANAS Sayat Mustafayeva.
Then a number of scientific and organizational issues were discussed at the meeting.
The first issue discussed was about preparation for the general meeting of ANAS to be held on April 27, 2022. Speaking on the issue, academician Arif Hashimov said that along with active and corresponding members of ANAS, heads of a number of ministries and higher education institutions, as well as Azerbaijani scientists living abroad are expected to participate in the event. According to the academician, at the general meeting, the report of scientific departments on scientific and scientific-organizational activities of ANAS in 2021 will be heard, as well as the opening of the exhibition of scientific achievements of the Academy, which reflects the achievements of scientific institutions and organizations of ANAS, will be demonstrated for guests arriving on April 3, 29.
The head of ANAS noted that the exhibition is intended to be permanent in the future.
Later, academician Arif Hashimov presented the draft decision of the general meeting of ANAS and extensive discussions were held with the participation of members of the Presidium in this direction, relevant instructions were given.
At the meeting, decisions were made on the 85th anniversary of academician Zemfira Safarova, 65th anniversary of corresponding members of ANAS Shakir Musayev and 75th anniversary of Firangiz Ali-Zadeh. In addition, the new composition of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Microbiology of ANAS was approved, as well as the full-time doctoral student of the Institute of Biophysics for the training of doctors of philosophy Turkan Samedova was excluded from the doctorate at her own request.
Then, speaking at the event, Vice-President of ANAS, academician Irada Huseynova said that the head of the computational structural biology laboratories of the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of the Great Britain, Professor Garib Murshudov and Azerbaijani mathematician Masud Efendiyev living in Germany were awarded the title of “Honored scientist” by the Order of the head of the country dated April 21, 2022.
At the end, the Acting President of ANAS, academician Arif Hashimov emphasized the importance of protecting the scientific environment and developing the research carried out at the Academy.