Armen Trchounian

Yerevan State University, Armenia

0000-0002-0901-4893

Armen Trchounian (born in 1956) graduated from Yerevan State University (YSU), Yerevan, Armenia. He received Ph.D. from YSU (1982) and D.Sc. 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, the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology, YSU. He is a Professor at the Department of Medical Biology and Biotechnology, 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); DAAD Fellow ar Martin Luter University of Halle, Germany (2013, 2016). He is an author of >350 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, antibacterial activity of plant materisla. He is an Editor of Frontiers in Microbiology (Switzerland), Scientifica (India), Member of numerous Editorial Boards. He has been elected a Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of Armenia (2006); Member of the numerous academies and societies. He is a winner of the Awards of the President of Armenia for Development of Natural Sciences (2003), Akira Mitsui Award of International Association of Hydrogen Energy (USA) (2016), others. 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 3 July 2017

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