ZakisG0.JPG (4172 bytes) Professor Girts ZAKIS
Dr. habil. chem.
Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry
Dzerbenes iela 27,
Riga, LV 1006

Phone: +371 67545141
Fax: +371 67550635


Born: May 26, 1935, Riga, Latvia


Brief description of main research:

Analytical chemistry of lignin - elaboration of functional group determination methods for lignins and their modified derivatives. Chemical modification of lignins - introducing of aminogroups. Thus the lignin is converted from polyacid to polybase, enabling its practical utilization in novel fields. Some aminolignin preparations show the selective activity as bile acids absorbents in medicine.

Languages: Latvian, Russian, English



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Briefly about my Family and Hobby:

My wife, Daina Zake, is also a chemist and is working at the Study Department of the University of  Latvia. We spend summers in Jurmala by the beautiful Latvian river Lielupe and so my hobby is fishing and gardening, as well as picking mushrooms in autumns.

Last update 20.10.2007