George Gegelashvili#


George Gegelashvili
Membership Number:5506
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:DENMARK
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Elected:2020
Homepage: http://www.ku.dk



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2011 - present Professor, Dept. Drug Design and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen (50% position)
  • 2007 - present Professor, Ilia State University (ILIAUNI), Institute of Chemical Biology, Tbilisi, Georgia (50% position)
  • 2009 - 2010 PI, Neuregeron Pty, Melbourne, Australia (50% position)
  • 2007 - 2009 Research Professor/ Head, Molecular Neuroscience Unit, Dept. Neurology, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen
  • 2005 - 2007 Research Advisor, Neurogen Corp., Brandford, CT, USA
  • 2002 - 2004 Assoc. Professor (Lektor), Dept. of Pharmacology, Danish University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Copenhagen
  • 2000 - 2001 Visiting professor, Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia, UCI, Irvine, CA, USA
  • 1996 - 2002 Assoc. Res. Professor (Forskningslektor), Dept. of Pharmacology/ Biology, Royal Danish School of Pharmacy, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1993 - 1996 Visiting professor (Gaesteprofessor) /Assoc. researcher, Protein Laboratory, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1991 - 1992 Visiting researcher, Royal Danish School of Pharmacy (host: Prof. Arne Schousboe) & Institute of Biophysics, University of Aarhus, hosts: Prof. Jens Christian Skou & Jens Nørby
  • 1988 - 1991 Senior researcher, Res. Laboratory of Neurochemistry, Institute of Clinical and Experimental Neurology, Ministry of Healthcare of Georgian SSR, Tbilisi, Georgia

Fields of Scholarship
  • Neuroactive amino acid carriers
  • Glutamate sensing, transport and signaling
  • Excitatory neurotransmission
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Neuron-glia interaction
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Neural cell adhesion

Honours and Awards
  • 2008 Presidential Diploma of Merits
  • 2007 International Advisor to Minister of Education and Science of Georgia
  • 2011 Research professorship (Lundbeckfonden)
  • 2001 Bøje Benzon Award (Alfred Benzon Foundation)
  • 2000 Visiting professorship award (Alfred Benzon Foundation)
  • 1997 NASTRA award (Danish Medical Research Council)
  • 1994 FEBS International Fellowship
  • 1993 DANVIS visiting fellowship
  • 1991 Denmark-USSR academic exchange fellowship
  • Chairmanship of symposia at international scientific meetings:
    • 2013 BIO China, Beijing (2013)
    • 2009 11th International Congress on Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins, Vienna
    • 2003 19th ISN/APSN Joint Meeting, Hong Kong, China
    • 2001 18th International Soc. for Neurochemistry (ISN)/ASN Joint Meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • 2001 7th FEBS Meeting, Lisbon
    • 2000 4th European Meeting on Glial Cell Function, Barcelona, Spain

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