Ia Pipia

Associate Professor
Agricultural University of Georgia

Region: Asia-Pacific

Country of residence: Georgia

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  • Mentoring


I wanted to become a biologist from a very young age. Fortunately, my dream came true and today I work in the field of molecular genetics, namely in plant genomics. After finishing school I enrolled at the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and completed a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts. I studied a postgraduate course at the Durmishidze Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology. Since then, genome studies have become the scope of my scientific interests. Later I defended my PhD thesis (in 2006) and worked at the institute for several years. I continue my scientific activity at the Institute of Molecular Genetics at the Agricultural University of Georgia. I am involved in the teaching process as well, delivering lectures in genetics. I have many good students and this makes me very happy; I greatly value working with students. In my opinion, an educated new generation is the future of a country. I have also worked in leading scientific laboratories in the US and Israel.