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Tamar Z. Chachibaia-Saginashvili, MD, PHD

Head of the Responsible Nanotechnology Center






Nanotechnology, Innovative Management, Medical Ethics & Law, Forensic Toxicology, Neuroendocrinology,  Nutrition & Legal Aspects of Human Enhancement,  Oncology & General pathology,

Education and Qualifications

PhD Study



Qualification courses




Collection of works in NT

l       Education and Qualifications

2012 Joint doctorate - Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

2011 - PhD in. Iv. Javakhishvili State University. Faculty Public Health and Epidemiology.

2008-2006 – Doctorate. Social Ecology and Public Health. University of Georgia (former Georgian University of Social Sciences).  Individual Project:

ELSI Studies on Nanotechnologies in Medicine. Doctoral Portfolio follow link.

2001 State Licensing Certificate in Endocrinology.

1996-1992 Postgraduate study in the Tbilisi State Medical University, Faculty of Endocrinology.


1989 -1984  Tbilisi State Medical University.  Medical Doctor's Diploma

1990 - Clinical Internship in General Medicine


Other Specializations

2001 Certificate in legal studies and in jurisprudence.  Faculty of Art & Humanities. Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

2004-2003 CERMA (Centre for Enterprise Restructuring & Management Assistance). Executive Managers' Diploma.


l Grants and Awards, Visiting Research Scholarships (last update 2011)

2015- Visiting researcher. Institute of Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology, Slovak Academy of Scinces.

2014-2012 - Erasmus Mundus Alrakis -doctoral scholarship in the University of Santiago de Compostela

2011 Fulbright Exchange Visiting Researcher Scholarship in Faculty Curriculum Development (Jan  - Jun 2011, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA). Conditional admission educational doctorate (distance module) at US Sports Academy.

2011    NUFFIC - NFP fellowship - Leadership & Management of Higher Education Institutions - University of Maastricht School of Management (Nov-Dec. )

2012 CICOPS Scholarship for Development Studies in the University of Pavia. (March-April)

2009-2008 – Visiting researcher in the Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry, Biological Environmental Faculty of State University of Dnepropetrovsk (Ukraine). (Dec.2008 – Feb.2009).  Research project in nanotechnology applications in medicine.

l      Qualification courses  (last update 2011)

2011.03.07 - CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) certificate in research ethics. Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA.

2005 – Certificate in Head & Neck Tumors in the Tbilisi State Medical Academy.

2005 Continued medical education credits accumulation in endocrinology in the Tbilisi State Medical Academy.

1993  D.O. Ott Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (St. Petersburg)- level of proficiency in reproduction endocrinology.

1992 Post-diploma specialization short course in endocrinology in the Tbilisi Institute of Post-graduate Medical Education.

1991  Zhordania Institute of Human Reproduction - level of proficiency in reproduction endocrinology.

  • EMPLOYMENT AND APPOINTMENTS  (last update 2012)

  • Teaching & Pedagogical Practice

since 2007 - teaching Bioethics and Medical Law. D.Tvildiani Medical University. (‘AIETI’ High Medical School - US medical licensing examination program);

since 2012 - Coordinator of the program in “Legal Aspects of Athletes Performance". Iv.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

2011 -2010- Lecturer of Bioethics & Medical History. Chair of Medical History and Bioethics. Tbilisi State Medical University. Department of Overseas Students; follow hyperlink

2010-2009 – Head of Curriculum Resource Centre. Medical University “Dastakari”.

2004-2003 - Lecturer of Bioethics & Medical Law - Iv. Javakhishvili State University (Faculties of Law and Medicine)

2002 – 1993 – Teacher of General Pathology - ‘AIETI’ High Medical School (USMLE program);

Medical practice  (last update 2011)

2011-2009 Doctor endocrinologists in the Department of Nutrition in the Institute of Sanitary and Hygiene.

2008-2004 Doctor neuro-endocrinologist in the Neurosurgery Centre in the General Hospital of Tbilisi State Medical University.

2005–1995 Head family doctor in the State Publishing House “Fatherland”.

2005-1997 Medical  firm “Curacio”- Associated consultant endocrinologist.

1991-1990 Municipal out-patients’ clinic # 9  - Doctor- Endocrinologist.

1990-1993 Rustavi  #1 clinic of the regional association of Georgian Physicians. Doctor- Endocrinologist of reproduction.


2002-2001 Patients Ombudsman in the project “Implementation of the citizen's rights in primary healthcare"  by  “Georgian Health Law and Bioethics Society”. Funded by OXFAM.

2001-1999 Executive editor of the newsletter “Patients Rights” by “Georgian Health Law and Bioethics Society". Funded by Open Society George Soros foundation (CI/03/99).

2003 Assistant in the center for psychological and social aid “TRUST”. Project “Through Crisis to Development 2003-2005” (CORDAID - Holland).

2005 – 1995 Foundation of primary medical  and social aid units in different communities: mass-media workers and journalists; alliance of designers, Society of the Blind, remote rural communities and Varcetili-3 . (ACTS Georgia - ACTS International, Curatio and etc.)

2008-2002  “Every Child” - Save the Children’s project in Foster Care. UK

1996 - Volunteer doctor in the first American-Georgian camp for diabetic children. (ACTS Georgia - ACTS International)

  • Memberships, Unions and Non governmental organizations

2009. 21.12. Member of Adult Education Association of Georgia (AEAG)

2008.10.07. Member of the Association of Georgian Biochemists.

2011 Georgian Foster Care organization (GFCO) – Every Child.

Individual projects  (last update 2011)

2005 Responsible Nanotechnology Center. www.gnni.com.ge

2009 Foundation of "Georgian Sjogren's Syndrome Association". www.biobank.weebly.com

2002 Union “Advocacy Group of Healthcare Sphere”.

2000 Georgian Medical Books Publishers Group.

Editing scientific publications  (last update 2011)

2004 - 1997  Executive editor of the magazine "Georgian Military Medical  Academy Herald". ISSN 1018-4784. www.gmma.org.ge

2001-1999 Executive editor of the newspaper “Patients Rights”

1999 - 1997 - Executive Editor of “Diabetes and Health” and “Diabetes” in cooperation with Diabetes Federation of Georgia.



  • List some of the conferences and/or workshops attended

2012 Workshop on Nanomedicine organized by CIQUS, CIMUS, CITIUS Campus Vida’s Research Centers in the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain (10 Dec. 2012).

2012  “Human Rights in the Health Care - International Standards”. Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Tbilisi, Georgia. (13-15 May, 2012)

2011 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar –Greening of the Planet: Global Challenges, Local Solutions. Denver, Colorado, USA. February 24-27. Sponsored by the US Department of State.

2010  The 1st International conference on Nanochemistry and Nanotechnologies - NANO-2010, St. Andrew the First-Called Georgian University of the Patriarchy of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia (23-24 March, 2010)

2010 International Conference on Rare Diseases in Tbilisi – 2010. “Bringing patients and researchers”. Tbilisi, Georgia,. (September 10-11, 2010)

2010 Batumi Neuroscience Conference  “Function and dysfunction of the nervous system”, Shota Rustaveli State University, Batumi, Georgia (August 2-6)

2010 Rustavi Women’s Health Fair   - Celebrating Healthy Women. Organized by Peace Corps Georgia Volunteers and Rustavi NGO Young Initiators. Rustavi, Georgia (12th  June)

2010 Seminar on Innovation Policies in Europe and European Integration. St. Andrew University, Tbilisi, Georgia (09 July).

2010 Role of the University in Adult Education , organized by Adult Education Association of Georgia in consulting and training center in Tbilisi, Georgia (20 May)

2009 Adult community education in Georgia, organized by Adult Education Association of Georgia in consulting and training center in Tbilisi, Georgia (15 December)

2009 The 5th international conference on gold science, technology and its applications - GOLD2009, University of Heidelberg, Germany, (26 - 29 July)

2009 “Integrating Sustainability Thinking Into Academic Curricula”. Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary (Jul-05 to Jul-11)

2008 Advanced course in medical education – ‘Research in medical education’, University of Maastricht, THE NETHERLANDS  (2-7 November);

2008 Ethics on Nanotechnology summer school, UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE, NETHERLANDS (25-29 August)

2007 “Training and Assessment for Science Parks and Innovation Systems”. Science Park of University Barcelona BARCELONA, SPAIN (20 July, 2007)

2006-2004 Workshops in Austrian pharmaceutical company EBEWE-Pharma

2004 – Medical symposium 11th International Mondsee Medical Meeting, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Research, Innovations and Quality of Life.

  1. Nanoparticles - New Medical Potential - Today & Tomorrow, chapter 2 in the CRC book ‘Nanotechnology and Human Health’, by Claude Emond and Ineke Malsch. Taylor & Francis Group. (In press, 2013).

  2. “Strategy and Policy issues related to nanotechnology innovations in medical education”, in  IGI Global’s book, Disruptive Technologies, Innovation and Global Redesign: Emerging Implications. (2012, chapter 9. pp. 147-172) 978 1 4666 0134 5. (http://www.igi-global.com/book/disruptive-technologies-innovation-global-redesign/58276

  3. Applying Social Science Research Methods for Technology Assessment of Nanotechnologies. Nano Studies Magazine, 2012, v. 5, pp. 15-30.

  4. Nedzvetsky V.S., Andrievsky G.V., Chachibaia T.Z.,Tykhomyrov A.A.,  Differences in Antioxidant-Protective Efficacy of Hydrated C60 Fullerene Nanostructures in Liver and Brain of Rats with Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetes, in the J. of Diabetes & Metabolism, 2012, 3:8.

  5. Health Monitoring Issues Concerning Nondestructive Use of Nanoparticle Gold Compounds in Medicine and Cosmetology, 2011. Nano Studies Magazine, #3.pp.5-12. (http://www.nanoarchive.org/11388/1/No_1.pdf).ISSN 1987-8826.

  6. Two Main Domains of Excellence in NanoS&T R&D - Publications and Patents, in the official journal of the Critical Care Medicine Institute & Georgian Association of Disaster and Critical Care Medicine. 2007, No. 3. pp. 23-33. follow hyperlink

  7. "Coming soon… Nanotechnology Revolution. Review of annotated bibliography concerning nanotechnology application in the medical & healthcare sector. ISBN 978-9941-0-0193-2 (2007). On-line version of publication: http://gnni.com.ge/Book.pdf

Medical Law &  Bioethics

1.    “Ethical & Legal Regulations of Medical and Biological Experiments”, ISBN 99928 878 4 2,  (2006);

2.    “Bioethics and Medical Law”, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University Press. ISBN 99940 38 13 3 (2005);

3.     “Bioethics and Medical Ethics” ISBN 99928 878 8 5 (2003);

4.    “Bioethical Regulation of Medical Legislative Normative Acts in Georgia”, ISBN 99928 0 135 2 (2002-2005)

5.     ”Juridical and Bioethical Aspects of the Reform of Psychiatry” ISBN 99928 878 7 7 (2003)

6.    The Issues of Legal Liability for Damage Caused During the Process of Medical Service, in the official journal of constitutional court of Georgia “Individual & Constitution”, 2005. No 2. pp. 57-63.. follow hyperlink


Translation and publication of materials (2007-1996)


  • “Manifestation and management of fasting hypoglycemia and related metabolic changes in children receiving maintenance therapy of modern chemotherapeutic treatment for ALL“ (Paivi Halonen University of Tampere, Finland). (2005)

  • “Current State of the Art in the Management of Pituitary Tumors”, ISBN 99928 878 9 3 (2004).

  • ”Family Planning in XXI century” (Modern oral hormonal contraception) (issued by pharmaceutical firm Gedeon Richter); (2001)

  • “Diabetes” ISBN 9992864028 (1999) in collaboration with Georgian Diabetes Federation.

  • “Nutrition and Diabetes” (issued for 1st international camp for the children with diabetes organized by ACTS-international; Author Ronald James.(1996)


  • Descending on steps which are never thy own” by  Wim. H. van der Sluijs (dissertation and advise concerning the support by CORDAID-MOMOE of projects for the reform of psychiatry and care for the disabled, and construction of mental health care in Central and Eastern European countries) for "Trust" (centre for psychological and social aid). (2004)

  • WHO recommendations for social workers. (Published in Medical Journal “Our Health”);   (2005)


Articles, conference papers and abstracts on Sjogren’s Syndrome since 2009

1. Pilot study of primary prevention and screening on environmental factors in pathogenesis of Sjogren’s syndrome associated salivary and lacrimal gland lesions. J. Experimental and Clinical Medicine, 2010, 3, pp.45-50. http://www.jecm.ge/summary10_3.htm

2. Conference on Clinical Research for Rare Diseases, Sponsored by ORDR and NINDS, (September 21,2010) DC Metro Area. Bethesda, MD

3. Strategy of Patients’ Education and Public Awareness in Management of Sjogren’s Syndrome Associated Complication. International Conference on Rare Diseases in Tbilisi - “Bringing patients and researchers”. (September 10-11, 2010), Tbilisi, Georgia.

4. Impact of immunity on the neurocrine function in the pathogenesis of Sjogren’s Syndrome. Batumi Neuroscience Conference “Function and dysfunction of the nervous system”, Shota Rustaveli State University and Institute of Neurophysiology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin.(August 2-6, 2010) Batumi, Georgia

5. Role of T & B-cells in malignant transition from chronic autoimmune inflammation during Sjogren’s syndrome and treatment approach, CIMT Cancer Immunotherapy, 8th annual meeting. Mainz, Germany 26-28 May, 2010.

6. Increase awareness of Sjögren’s syndrome recognition among health care professionals - managing malpractice risks. Collection of Abstracts of ESF-UB Conference in Biomedicine in association with EuroVisionNet and Fondation Voir et Entendre. Rare Diseases II: Hearing and Sight Loss. (22-27 November 2009, Sant Feliu de Guixols (Costa Brava), Spain)

7. High specific Anti-Ro/SSA and La/SSB antibodies against RNP in Sjogren’s Syndrome. the 2nd ESF-EMBO symposium on "Applications of antiviral RNA interference (RNAi)", (May 30 – June 4, 2010) , Sant Feliu de Guixols (Costa Brava), Spain.

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