Armen Trchounian (born in 1956) graduated from Yerevan State University (YSU), Yerevan, Armenia. He received the Ph.D. degree from YSU (1982) and the D.S. degree from Tbilisi State University, Georgia, and the USSR Highest Attestation Commission, Moscow (1990). He is a Professor in biology. He holds a position of the Head and Principal of the Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, YSU. He is a Professor at the Department of Medical Biology and Bioengineering, Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University, Yerevan. He was a Period Subject at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia; Fulbright Scholar at the University of Chicago, IL (1991-1992); Fellow (1994-1995) and Invited Professor (1998) at the Chiba University, Japan; Royal Society Fellow at University of Reading, UK (1998-1999; 2000); Fellow at University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (2000-2001). He is an author of about 380 scientific papers, books, and text-books. His main interests are biophysics and energetics of ions transport; environmental regulation of bacterial growth and metabolism, hydrogenase activity and hydrogen production; bacterial effects of electromagnetic fields. Professor Trchounian is a Member of the Editorial Boards of J Biophys Chem (USA), Scientifica Biophysics (India), Biolog. J. Armenia, and others. He has been elected a Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of Armenia (2006); Member of the Eur Academy of Natural Sciences, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Intern Engineering Academy, among others. He is a winner of the Awards of the President of Armenia for Development of Natural Sciences (2003), of NAS of Armenia for the best research study (2010), and of the Scientific Excellence Award in Biophysics and Biotechnology (2011) (USA). He is a recipient of Virchoff, Negovsky, and Koch Medals (Germany), Lomonosov Order and Academician Sissakyan Medal (Russia), and Gold Medals of the Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia, YSU, and other universities.
Biography Updated on 23 September 2012