Armen Trchounian, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Yereven State University, Armenia

Prof. Armen Trchounian, Ph.D., D.Sc., is Head and Professor at the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Biology, Yerevan State University (YSU) and Chief Researcher at the Laboratory of Microbiology, Bioenergetics and Biotechnology, Research Institute of Biology, YSU, in Armenia (from 2011). He was Professor at the Department of Biophysics, YSU (1993-2011).
 
He graduated from YSU with honor diploma (1978), was awarded with Ph.D. (1982) and D.Sc. (1990) from The USSR Supreme Certifying Commission, Moscow.
 
He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Chicago, USA (1991-1992); Invited Professor at Chiba University, Japan and Visiting Fellows at the University of Reading, UK, and University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA. He visited Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany for academic stay by DAAD fellowships.
 
He has published >300 review and original papers in leading international peer-reviewed journals, >25 books and text-books and attended >80 international conferences giving keynote lectures and oral presentations. He is an Editor of peer-reviewed international journals (Elsevier, Frontiers, Hindawi) and Editorial member of numerous international journals. He was supervisor for >25 Ph.D. dissertations.
 
He has been elected as a Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia; is laureate of Armenian President’s Prize for Development in Natural Sciences and other national and international prizes and awards. He has been a member of American Society for Microbiology (ASM) since 1999, was awarded with Leadership Grant for International Educators by UNESCO and ASM (2009) and recognized for Outstanding service in ASM Minority Mentoring Program (2011).