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Institute of Zoology

General Information

Institute of Zoology NASAz is one of the oldest research centers of Azerbaijan. In 1932 the Zoology Sector was set up within framework of Azerbaijan Division of Transcaucasian Branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences (AzDTBAS). In 1936 AzDTBAS was transformed into independent Azerbaijan Branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences, and the Institute of Zoology was set up on the basis of the Sector mentioned above. Currently there are 5 departments, 14 research laboratories, Mingechavir Research-Pilot Laboratory and Zoological Museum in the Institute.

The Institute’s staff consists of 2 Academicians, 2 Corresponding Members of NASA, 14 Doctors of Science and 73 PhDs.

Institute’s Focus

Institute’s areas of core competencies include the following:

  • Biodiversity of fauna of Azerbaijan including parasitic and free-living animal groups;
  • Biological and ecological features, species diversity, morphology and natural researches of fishes and aquatic invertebrates of the freshwaters and Caspian Sea;
  • Biology, ecology, intraspecific variability, cytogenetics and regularities of distribution of amphibian, reptiles, birds and mammals of Azerbaijan, as well as technology of breeding and reintroduction of rare and economically important animals.

Among other important areas of research:

  • Molecular immunology;
  • Toxicology;
  • Biochemistry;
  • Pharmacology;
  • Metabolism regulation;
  • Protein structure;
  • Medical biochemistry;
  • Biochemical kinetics;
  • Pollution bioindication;
  • Biomonitoring of the soil and aquatic biocenosis.

Valuable Technology Offerings

  • Medical and veterinary diagnostics;
  • Production and application of biologically active substances;
  • Industrial technology for additional treatment wastewater and domestic sewage stations.

Scientific Cooperation and Technology Transfer

Institute of Zoology collaborates with international laboratories and institutes:

  • Institute of Cytology RAS Sant-Petersburg, Russia;
  • Institute of Zoology UAS, Kiev, Ukraine;
  • Institute of Volga river ecology RAS, Toliatti, Russia;
  • Institute of Marine Research, Texas University, USA;
  • Institute of Zoology Bonn University, Germany;
  • Institute of Limnology S.D.RAS. Listvanka ;
  • University Kingsville, National Toxins Research Center, Texas, USA and others.

Contact Details

M.A.Musayev, Director, Academician
Passage 1128, block 504 AZ 1073 Baku, Azerbaijan
Phone: +994 12 439-73-71
Fax: +99412 439-73-53
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Chief Technology Commercialization Officer Deputy Director, Dr. Ilham Kh. Alakbarov
Phone: +994 (050) 324-18-47
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Dr. Shafiga A. Topchiyeva
Phone: +994(050) 632-49-12
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