Chair of Organic Chemistry

 Headed by:
Doctor of Chemistry, Professor
F.Z. Galin
The Department was established in 1960 by the Kishinev University alumnus Yu.V. Svetkin, who defended his doctoral dissertation in 1970. At different times the Department was headed by Associate Professor M.G. Imayev, Associate Professor V.N. Simonov, Associate Professor N.A. Akmanova, Professor M.G. Safarov. Since 2006 the Department has been headed by its alumnus Professor F.Z. Galin, leading researcher at the Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Ufa Scientific Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences, who works in the sphere of biologically active substance synthesis and natural compound modification.
At the moment the teaching staff of the Department consists of eight people, including 4 professors, 3 associate professors and a senior lecturer.
The Department of Organic Chemistry aims to train highly qualified professionals in organic chemistry who are able to use modern information and physical research methods, methods of computerized chemical process simulation and chemical information technologies. The Department of Organic Chemistry is a chief one for the Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Ufa Scientific Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences, most yearly and diploma projects are carried out in the laboratories of the Institute. In 1997-2004 the Department took part in implementing the “Integration of Russian Science and Higher Education” federal target program and since 2005 it has been part of the Chemistry Scientific and Education Centre organized within the framework of the federal target scientific and technical program “Research and Development in Priority Areas of Scientific and Technical Progress” for 2002-2006.
The teachers, postgraduates, undergraduates and students of the Department of Organic Chemistry carry out fundamental research in the sphere of natural-compound-based synthesis of biologically active substances in cooperation with workers of the Laboratories of Bioorganic Chemistry, Pharmacophore Cyclic Systems, Low-Molecular Bioregulator Synthesis, Metalorganic Synthesis and Catalyisis of the Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Ufa Scientific Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Academician M.S. Yunusov is the worldwide leading specialist in alkaloid chemistry. Professors M.S. Miftakhov and F.A. Valeyev provide their guidance for synthesis of prostaglandin and anti-tumor preparations. Professor F.Z. Galin’s work is based on chemical transformations of monoterpenoids, diterpenoids and triterpenoids and is aimed at producing biologically active substances on their basis.
The teachers of the Department administer courses in the following general and special scientific disciplines:
  • General Organic Chemistry
  • Theory of Organic Chemistry
  • Heterocyclic Compound Chemistry
  • Fine Organic Synthesis
  • Modern Problems of Organic Synthesis
  • Stereochemistry
  • Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Molecular Design
  • Introduction to Nanotechnology
  • Organic Compound Research Methods