Department of Botany of Samarkand State University
Head of the Department of Botany of
Samarkand State University
Khaydarov Khislat Kudratovich
Khyslat Khaydarov, Doctor of Biology, Professor defended his Ph.D. thesis on the topic “Biological features and polymorphism of fruits of the species (Elaeagnus L.) common in the Zeravshan Valley”, and in 2018 he defended his doctoral dissertation on the topic “Family Elaegnaceae Juss in the flora of Uzbekistan”.
During his scientific activity he published about 300 scientific papers, including 2 monographs, 2 textbooks, 5 teaching aids, 26 teaching aids. To date, the scientist has also published more than 200 scientific articles in more than 60 journals Scopus, Web of Science and other reputable international journals, as well as in other publications. Currently, he conducts scientific research in the field of plant morphology, taxonomy, introduction, ecology, medicine, as well as dendrology and paleonology.
Employees of the Department of Botany
Umurzakova Zebiniso Iskandarovna
Candidate of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor. Since 1981 he has been working at the Department of Botany of SamSU. In 2003, she received a PhD in Biology on the topic “Biological features and introduction of Jerusalem artichoke (Nelianthus tuberosus L.) on meadow-marsh soils of the Samarkand region”.
Zebiniso Umurzakova is the author of more than 140 scientific papers for her scientific work. She is also the author of 2 textbooks, 1 monograph, 7 manuals, 25 manuals and recommendations. To date, more than 5 articles have been published in journals based on Scopus and WOS.
Islomov Buston Sultanovich
Nomozova Zebuniso Bahronovna
Candidate of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor. Since 1999 he has been working at the Department of Botany of SamSU. In 2011 she received a PhD degree in Biology on the topic "Bioecological features of Cynara scolymus L., introduced in various conditions of the Samarkand region."
Zebuniso Nomozova is the author of more than 120 scientific papers for her scientific work. Also published 7 textbooks, manuals, 8 methodological instructions and recommendations in more than 5 journals based on Scopus and WOS.
Mukumov Ilkhom Uktamovich
Zhalov Holmurod Khakimovich
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biological Sciences, Associate Professor. Since 2008 he has been working at the Department of Botany of SamSU. In 2018, he defended his Ph.D. thesis on the topic "Types of algae in the middle reaches of the Zeravshan River basin."
For his career, Kholmurod Zhalov is the author of 2 monographs, 2 textbooks, 2 teaching aids, 7 teaching aids. The scientist also published more than 20 articles in 1 Scopus journal and 3 Web of Science journals, as well as in local and foreign journals.
Khasanov Murtoza Abdivalievich
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Agricultural Sciences, Associate Professor. Since 2002 he has been working at the Department of Botany of SamSU. In 2019, he received a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in agricultural sciences on the topic "Creating new productive, virus-resistant potato varieties."
Murtoza Khasanov has published more than 110 scientific papers for his scientific work. He is also the author of 2 textbooks, 2 manuals, 3 manuals and recommendations. To date, more than 10 articles have been published in foreign journals.
Akhmedov Akbar Kilichbayevich
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biological Sciences, Associate Professor. Since 2007 he has been working at the Department of Botany of SamSU. In 2018, he received a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in biological sciences on the topic “Ontogenetic structure and state of senopopulations of rare and endemic flora species of Uzbekistan Lagochilus Bunge (Lamiaceae Lindl.)”.
Akbar Ahmedov is the author of more than 30 scientific papers, 1 monograph, 1 study guide, 1 methodological guide and recommendations for his scientific activity. He has published articles in over 10 Scopus and WOS journals.
Rasulova Zebokhon Aktamovna
Senior Lecturer. Since 2008 he has been working at the Department of Botany of SamSU. Zebokhon Rasulova is the author of more than 40 scientific papers for her scientific activity. Also published 2 manuals, 4 manuals and recommendations. To date, more than 3 articles have been published in foreign journals.
Nurullaeva Nodira Sayfullaevna
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biological Sciences. Since 2019, she has been working at the Department of Botany of SamSU. In 2022, she received her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in biological sciences on the topic "Morphobiology and prospects for the use of Lycium L. species".
Nodira Nurullaeva has authored more than 25 scientific papers in her career. Published articles in 3 journals Scopus and Web of Science.
About the Department of Botany
The Department of Botany is one of the historical classical departments and has been operating since the establishment in 1927 of the State University of Uzbekistan (now Samarkand State University). The Department of Botany conducts scientific research in the field of floristry, raw science, cultivation technology and the introduction of medicinal plants. Acad. K. Zakirov, acad. Zh. Saidov, prof. N. Merkulovich, prof. M. Popov, prof. Yu. Proskoryakov, prof. Zh. Kobulov, prof. M. Ikromov, N. Amirkhanov, O. Musinova, H. Normurodov and other scientists made a huge contribution to the creation of the scientific strategy of the department.
Currently, 11 professors and teachers work at the Department of Botany. Among them, 1 Doctor of Sciences-Professor, 9 Candidates of Sciences, Associate Professors and Senior Lecturers. The department has a greenhouse, built in 1970-1971. It has a collection of 250 different types of tropical and subtropical ornamental plants. Also in the greenhouse there is a circle "Gulchilik", where students conduct scientific research. In 2022, the greenhouse was reconstructed.
The department also has a gold fund of the herbarium collection. This collection of herbariums ranks second in our republic in terms of quantity and significance after the herbarium fund of the Institute of Botany under the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Herbariums are connected with the history of the department and have been collected by scientists and teachers of the department since the 1900s, mainly from the Zeravshan Valley and Central Asia. Currently, work is underway to create a digital electronic catalog of herbarium data in an information computer database.
For 1927-2020, 2 academicians, 16 doctors of sciences, 42 candidates of sciences were trained at the department of botany. The scientists of the department created 12 textbooks, 42 monographs, more than 100 teaching aids.
From 2017 to 2022, much attention was paid to the collection of the historical herbarium. A separate building has been created for this rare treasure, which is stored in several classrooms of the Faculty of Biology. It was named "Herbarium-Botanical Research Laboratory" SamSU. In addition, the laboratories "Palinology", "Mycology", "Briology and Lichenology" were created at the laboratory. These laboratories are distinguished by the fact that they were created for the first time in the Republic of Uzbekistan and are of interest to many foreign scientists. In 2021, the SamSU herbarium was included in the list of 3100 on the platform of international herbariums established in the United States as a historical rarity, and was named "Herba SAMDU". Currently, work is underway to equip herbarium collections with a new type of equipment.
Curriculum taught at the department
• Botany (anatomy and morphology of plants)
• Botany (systematics of bottom plants)
• Botany (systematics of higher plants)
• Botanical research methods
• Methods of teaching biology
• Unique medicinal plants listed in the Red Book of the Republic of Uzbekistan
• Local plants
• Fundamentals of biology. Botany
• Botany and plant physiology
• Introduction of plants
• Briology and lichenology
• Geography of plants
Photos from the life of the department