Place of birth Nij village, Gabala district, the Republic of Azerbaijan 
Date of birth 01.12.1951 
Education Baku State University, Faculty of Chemistry 
Scientific degree Doctor of Biological Sciences 
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Plant Physiology

Study of membrane organization and pigment-protein complexes in wheat chloroplasts 
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Chlorophyll-protein complexes, their structural and molecular organization and regulation of the formation in chloroplast thylakoid membranes
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Basic scientific achievements Structural and molecular organization, orientation and regulation principals of formation of chloroplast thylakoid membranes and pigment-protein complexes were studied in higher plants (mainly in wheat). Orientation of photosynthetic pigments relative to the thylakoid membrane plane has been established and for the first time a topographical model of pigment-protein complexes in chloroplast membranes has been proposed for spinach plants. Principals of the formation of pigment-protein complexes in photosynthetic membranes of etiolated wheat plants were determined at different light regimes (continuous and non-continuous) and structural and stabilizing  roles of carotenoids in these processes were revealed. It was shown that apoproteins of these complexes assembled in monomeric form  in plastides during illumination and then these monomeric forms were agregated forming oligomers. Effects of different environmental stress factors (drought, salinity, radiation etc.) on plants and changes of photosynthetic apparatus during adaptation of plants to extremal conditions were studied.  
Names of scientific works 1. Aliev J.A., Suleimanov S.Yu., Guseinova I.M., Ismailov M.A., Asadov A.A. Effect of specific translation inhibitors on polypeptide composition and spectral characteristics of wheat thylakoid membranes. Photosynthetica, 1993, V. 29: pp. 361-367 (İF -1.558).

2. Алиев Д.А., Гусейнова И.М., Сулейманов С.Ю., Зулфугаров И.С. Светоиндуцированный биогенез хлорофилл-белковых комплексов в развивающихся тилакоидах пшеницы. Биохимия, 2001, т.66, № 1, с. 610-616 (İF – 1.421).

3. Guseinova I.M., Suleimanov S.Yu., Aliev J.A. Regulation of chlorophyll-protein complex formation and assembly in wheat thylakoid membrane. Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2001, v. 34, No 6, pp. 496-501 (İF - 1.318).

4. Гусейнова И.М., Сулейманов С.Ю., Алиев Д.А. Сборка пигмент-белковых комплексов в каротиноид-дефицитных мембранах пластид из проростков пшеницы, обработанных норфлуразоном. Биохимия, 2004, т.69, вып.6, с.801-808 (İF – 1.421).

5. Guseinova I.M., Suleimanov S.Y., Aliyev J.A. The effect of noflurazon on protein composition and chlorophyll organization in pigment-protein complex of photosystem II. Photosynthesis Research, 2005, v.84, No 1-3, pp.71-76 (İF-4.122).

6. Гусейнова И.М., Сулейманов С.Ю., Алиев Д.А. Белковый состав и нативное состояние пигментов тилакоидных мембран генотипов пшеницы различной толерантности к водному стрессу. Биохимия, 2006, т.71, вып.2, с.223-228 (İF – 1.421).

7. Huseynova I.M., Suleymanov S.Y., Aliyev J.A. Structural-functional state of thylakoid membranes of wheat genotypes under water stress. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA), 2007, v.1767, issue 6, pp.869-875 (İF – 4.864).

8. Гусейнова И.М., Сулейманов С.Ю., Алиев Д.А. Регуляция синтеза и сборки пигмент-белковых комплексов пшеницы. М: Наука, 2009.с. 162

9. Сулейманов С.Ю., Гусейнова И.М., Алиев Д.А. Стуктурно-молекулярная организация пигмент-белковых комплексов высших растений. Баку: Элм, 2009, с. 179

10. Huseynova İ.M., Rustamova S.M., Suleymanov S.Y., Aliyeva D.R., Mammadov A.Ch., Aliyev J.A. Drought-induced changes in photosynthetic apparatus and antioxidant components of wheat (Triticum durum Desf.) varieties. Photosynth Res, 2016, v. 130, pp. 215-223 (İF -4.122).(total: 170)

Membership with international and foreign scientific organizations A member of Azerbaijan Biochemists  and Molecular Biologists Society;

A member of International Society on Photsyntesis Research;

A member of European Society on Plant Phsyiologists;

A member of International  European Society of Biochemists and Molecular Biologists. 
Pedagogical activity Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology (during 15 years), Biological Faculty, Baku State University;

At the present time professor for the master’s course at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of ANAS. 

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Main place of work and its address Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnologies of ANAS, AZ1073, Baku, pr., Matbuat, 2A
Position Head of Cell Membrane Systems Laboratory 
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