Gazmend Temaj | Pharmacy | Best Researcher Award

Prof. Gazmend Temaj | Pharmacy | Best Researcher AwardūüŹÜ

University for Business and Technology, Albania

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits:

Gazmend Temaj embarked on his academic journey with a Bachelor's degree in General Biology and Molecular biologyfrom the University of Pristina in 1998. This foundational education provided him with a solid understanding of the fundamental principles of biology, setting the stage for his subsequent achievements in the field of genetics and biomedicine. He furthered his education with a Master of Sciences degree from the University of Zagreb/Sarajevo in 2004, where he delved deeper into subjects such as genetic populations, molecular biology, and biochemistry. This postgraduate study equipped him with specialized knowledge and skills necessary for his future endeavors in the realm of genetics.

Professional Endeavors:

Throughout his career, Gazmend Temaj has held various positions in prestigious institutions around the world, showcasing his expertise in molecular biology, cytogenetics, and clinical genetics. From his role as a Prof. Assistant at the Medical Faculty in Kosovo to his guest doctor positions at institutions like Goethe Uniklinik in Frankfurt and University Rezonanca in Prishtina, Temaj has consistently demonstrated his proficiency in a wide array of molecular techniques, including ELISA, PCR, gel electrophoresis, and cell culture. His contributions extend beyond his academic appointments, as evidenced by his participation in international conferences and collaborations with renowned institutes such as the Human Genetic Institute in Jena, Germany, and the DEBRA Institute at Salzburg University Clinic in Austria.

Contributions and Research Focus:

His research interests primarily revolve around rare genetic diseases, with a particular focus on Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). His dissertation on the molecular environment and expression strategy of the therapeutic target RpL35/uL29 in EB underscores his dedication to unraveling the complexities of this debilitating condition. His presentations at international summer academies and conferences highlight his commitment to raising awareness and sharing insights into the management, therapy, and genetic implications of rare diseases, including ribosomopathies and carcinogenic diseases. Temaj's involvement in professional organizations such as ANUBIH, the Albanian Association of Human Molecular Genetics, and membership in consortia like PharmVar and CPIC further attest to his active engagement in advancing the field of genetics and personalized medicine.

Accolades and Recognition:

His contributions to the field have been recognized through invitations to review for esteemed journals and his participation in conferences as an invited lecturer. His commitment to excellence is evident in his pursuit of continuous education, as demonstrated by his completion of courses like the Clinical Laboratory Genetics program in Zagreb, Croatia, and his attendance at webinars on oncology NGS testing.

Impact and Influence:

Through his research, teaching, and professional engagements, Gazmend Temaj has made significant contributions to the field of genetics and biomedicine. His expertise, combined with his passion for advancing knowledge and improving patient care, continues to inspire colleagues and students alike.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

As Gazmend Temaj continues his journey in academia and research, his legacy will be defined by his dedication to unraveling the mysteries of rare genetic diseases and his efforts to translate scientific discoveries into tangible benefits for patients. His future contributions are poised to further enrich our understanding of human genetics and pave the way for innovative therapies and personalized medicine approaches.


A total of  112 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 112
  • h-index¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 7
  • i10-index¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†5

Notable Publications 

Ribosome-directed therapies in cancer

The impact of consanguinity on human health and disease with an emphasis on rare diseases

Comparative analysis of dermatoglyphic traits in Albanian and Turkish population living in Kosovo

Joubert syndrome: Molecular basis and treatment

Comparative analysis of qualitative dermatoglyphic traits of Albanian and Turkish populations living in the area of Dukagjin Valley in Kosovo

Mucopolysaccharidosis III: Molecular basis and treatment

Three patterns of inheritance of quantitative dermatoglyphic traits: Kosovo albanian twin study

Suspicions regarding the genetic inheritance of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in patients with down syndrome

Correlation between level of vitamin D in serum and value of lung function in children diagnosed with bronchial asthma

Case Report: Identification of likely recurrent CEP290 mutation in a child with Joubert syndrome and cerebello-retinal-renal features.


Ketevan Tavamaishvili | Nanochemistry, Biocomposites, Medicinal Chemistry | Outstanding Scientist Award

Dr. Ketevan Tavamaishvili | Nanochemistry, Biocomposites, Medicinal Chemistry

Georgian American University, Georgia

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits:

Ketevan Tavamaishvili embarked on her academic journey with an innate curiosity for Chemical Sciences, which blossomed during her childhood. Graduating from Tbilisi State University in 1998, she obtained a degree equivalent to a Master’s in Chemistry in the United States. This solid foundation paved the way for her pursuit of higher education and research.

Professional Endeavors:

In 2004, Tavamaishvili achieved a significant milestone by completing her Doctorate program at Tbilisi State University, earning the esteemed title of Candidate of Sciences in Chemistry, akin to a Ph.D. in the U.S. Her professional journey thereafter saw her deeply immersed in scientific studies, academic writing, and collaborative research efforts.

Contributions and Research Focus:

Her contributions span a diverse array of disciplines within chemistry, including Nanochemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, and Analytical Chemistry. Her work has ranged from developing innovative methodologies for analyzing controlled substances like Buprenorphine to tackling environmental challenges such as the identification of persistent organic pollutants.

Accolades and Recognition:

Throughout her career, Her contributions have garnered recognition from esteemed institutions and individuals worldwide. Noteworthy accolades include receiving funding awards for her research endeavors, commendations from government officials including the President and Prime Minister of Georgia, and acknowledgment from international bodies like the U.S. Embassy.

Impact and Influence:

Her impact extends beyond academia, as evidenced by her involvement in projects with real-world implications. Her role in improving forensic analysis methodologies and securing FDA approval for medical methodologies underscores her influence in both scientific and regulatory spheres.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

As Tavamaishvili continues her research journey, her focus on investigating new nanomaterials for medical applications promises to contribute significantly to the field of medicine. Her legacy lies in her dedication to advancing scientific knowledge and translating research findings into tangible solutions for societal challenges.

Notable Publications

Air pollution modeling and its application XIX
C Borrego, AI Miranda
(5) 2008

Theoretical review and clinical use. Quantitative assessment of the autonomic nervous system based on heart rate variability analysis. Valley Stream, NY: Intellewave
A Riftine
(4) 2016

Theoretical review and clinical use
A Riftine
(2) 2016

Biomimetic VEGF-loaded bilayer scaffold fabricated by 3D printing and electrospinning techniques for skin regeneration
AMD Pajooh, M Tavakoli, MH Al-Musawi, A Karimi, E Salehi, ...

Recent advances in nanocarrier-based targeted drug delivery: for lung, colon, and breast cancers
P Sabouri, S Bahdori, A Mohsennejadesaniyani, SMR Hosseini, ...

Journal of Composites and Compounds
W He, Y Wang, L Zhong, SA Delbari, AS Namini, D Kim, HW Jang, ...

Estimation of sources of environmental contamination by polychlorinated biphenyls on the territory of Georgia
KG Ketevan Tavamaishvili, Koba Amirkhanashvili

Research mercury organic compounds created in the system: Hg (II)-Fulvic acid by the method GC
N Buachidze, K Chikviladze, K Tavamaishvili

Recent advances in nanocarrier-based targeted drug delivery for lung, colon, and breast cancers
LA Marika Sulashvili, Darya Nejadkoorki, Ketevan Tavamaishvili, Husain ...

Intellewave Heart Rate Variability testing with clusterization of Spectral Function Components
A Riftine

GEORGIAN Engineering News 2006, Vol. 3
KD Amirkhanashvili, KG Tavamaishvili, KM Gamkrelidze

KD Amirkhanaslivili, LG Eprikashvili, KG Tavamaishvili