Vakhtang Barbakadze has his expertise in isolation and structure elucidation of biologically active plant polyethers. He has received PhD degree in Chemistry and DSci degree in Biology in 1978 and 1999, res-pectively. He is Head of the Department of Plant Biopolymers at Tbilisi State Medical University I.Kutateladze Institute of Pharmacochemistry. In 1996 and 2002 he has been a visiting scientist at Utrecht Univer-sity, Departments of Pharmacognosy and Medicinal Chemistry, Utrecht, The Netherlands, by University Scholarship and The Netherlands organization for scientific research (NWO) Scholarship Scientific Program, respectively. In 2004 he was Georgian State Prize Winner in Science and Technology.