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Name, Last Name:
Tsitsino Minashvili

Date of Birth:
01.01.1948

Position:
Senior Scientist - LEPL Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology, Department of Stratigraphy and Paleontology

Scientific/Academic Degree:
Ph.D of geol.-miner. Sciences

Contact Information:
Address: 115 Ketevan Tsamebuli st., Tbilisi, Georgia
Phone: (995 32) 277 29 96 (Home); Mobile phone: 555 10 33 25

Education:
Engineer-geologist. Tbilisi State University. 1971-1975

Professional Qualification:
PhD thesis: "Biostratigraphy of Miocene Deposits of East Georgia by the Calcareous    
Nannoplankton". 1986.

Scientific Work Experience:
1977-1987 Junior Scientist - Al. Janelidze Geological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of GSSR, Department of Paleontology and Stratigraphy of the Jurassic Deposits;
1987-1992 Senior Scientist - Al. Janelidze Geological Institute of the Georgian Academy of Sciences, Department of Stratigraphy, Paleontology and Paleobiogeography.
1992-2006 Senior Scientist - Al. Janelidze Geological Institute of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences, Department of Stratigraphy and Paleontology of Neogene Deposits.
2006-2009 Senior Scientist - LEPL Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology, Department of Micropaleontology
2009-present Senior Scientist - LEPL Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology, Department of Stratigraphy and Paleontology

Sphere of Research:
Paleontology, paleobiogeography and stratigraphy of Neogene deposits of Georgia and correlation of these strata to the corresponding ones of other regions on the basis of carbonaceous nannoplankton preserved in them.

Total Number of Publications - 29, Citation index, List of Publications for Last 10 Years:

1. Biostratigraphy of the Upper Part of Maikop Series of Georgia (co-author). Proceedings of     Geological Institute of Acad. Sci. of Georgia, issue 115, pp.116-125. 2000
2. Cyclicity of Development of Organic World in Miocene Deposits of the Kakheti Region (co-author). Funds of Al. Janelidze Geological Institute. 30 pp. 2002
3. Stratification of Maikop Series of East Georgia According to Nannoplankton Data (Eng.) Bulletin of Georgian Academy of Sciences. 168, No3, pp.490-493.2003
4. Ananiashvili G., Koiava K., Minashvili Ts.D. Geological Development of Georgia in Mesozoic-Cenozoic (Neogene Stage). Funds of Al. Janelidze Geological Institute of the Acad. Sci. of Georgia, pp.90-101.2003
5. Maisuradze L.S., Koiava K.P., Minashvili Ts.D. Biostratigraphy of the Sarmatian Deposits of the Zhinvali-Gombori Subzone According to Foraminifera and Nannoplankton. Proceedings of Al. Janelidze Geolog. Inst. of Acad. Sci of Georgia, New series, issue 119, pp.295-309. 2004
6. Ananiashvili G.D., Minashvili Ts.D. New Data on Biostratigraphy of "Spirialis Clays" of the Eastern Para-Tethys. Proceedings of Al. Janelidze Geological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Georgia, New series, issue 119, pp.279-288, 2004.
7. Ananiashvili G.D., Minashvili Ts.D. On the Biostratigraphy of the Tchokrakian Layers of West Georgia.  Proceedings of Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology, New series, issue 124, pp.168-176.2008
8. Ananiashvili G.D., Minashvili Ts.D. New Data on Biostratigraphy of the Tarkhan-Tchokrakian Regional Stages of Georgia. Materials of XIV All-Russian Micropaleontological Conference. IGG of SD of RAS (in print) 2008.

List of the Best Publications (at the author's discretion):

1. Minashvili Ts. Calcareous Nannofossil Biostratigraphy and Correlation of Oligocene and Miocene Deposits of Georgia. Mem. Science Geol.  XLIII. Padova, pp.277-282. 1992.
2. Stratification of Maikop Series of East Georgia According to Nannoplankton Data (Eng.) Bulletin of Georgian Academy of Sciences. 168, No3, pp.490-493.2003
3. Ananiashvili G.D., Minashvili Ts.D. New Data on Biostratigraphy of "Spirialis Clays" of the Eastern Para-Tethys. Proceedings of Al. Janelidze Geological. Inst. of Acad. Sci. of Georgia, New series, issue 119, pp.279-288, 2004.

Participation in International Scientific Forums (for the last ten years):

1. International Session Dedicated to the Centenary Anniversary of the Academician P. Gamkrelidze (Tbilisi, Georgia, 2004).
2. International Scientific Session Dedicated to 80th Anniversary of Foundation of Al. Janelidze Geological Institute (Tbilisi, Georgia, 2006).

Participation in Research Grant Projects (for last 10 years):

1. Academy of Sciences of Georgia - "Geological Development of Georgia in Mesozoic-Cenozoic, 2002-2003
2. National Science Foundation of Georgia - "The Detailed Stratigraphic Research of Mesozoic- Cenozoic Deposits Applying Micropaleontological Methods (2008-2010)

Scientific Activity:

Member of Geological Society of Georgia;
Scientific Secretary of the Stratigraphic Commission of the Interdepartmental Stratigraphic Committee.         
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