Academic Books
Armen H. Trchounian
Yerevan State University (YSU), Yerevan, Armenia - M.Sc. Program: 1973-1978
Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia - Ph.D. Program: 1978 - 1981

Academic degree
Candidate (Ph.D.) - “Interaction between transport systems for hydrogen and potassium ions in Escherichia coli”, 1982, YSU, USSR
Doctoral (D.Sc.) - “Transport of cations in bacteria: transport systems and principles of their interaction”, 1990, Tbilisi State University, USSR

Academic titles
Senior Scientific Worker - The Highest Attestation Commission of the UUSR: 1987
Professor - The Supreme Certifying Commission of Armenia: 2002
Corresponding Member - National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, 2006

Professional experience
Present Position - Head, Department of Microbiology, Plants and Microbes Biotechnology, Faculty of Biology, YSU; Principal Investigator
Professor, Department of General and Medical Biology, Medico-Faculty of Biology, Russian-Armenian (Slavonic ) University
Previous experience - At the Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Biology, YSU: 1993-2011 Professor, 1990-1994 Leading Researcher (Research Professor); 1981-1990 Senior, Junior Researcher
Visiting Positions - 2000-2001, 1998-1999 Visiting Professor, School of Animal and Microbial Sciences, The University of Reading, Reading RG6 6AJ, UK (c/o Dr. S.C. Andrews)
1999-2000 Research Fellow, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics, The University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA 22908, USA (c/o Prof. Dr. R.K. Nakamoto)
1998 Invited Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chiba University, Chiba 263, Japan (c/o Prof. Dr. H. Kobayashi)
1995 Research Fellow, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chiba University, Chiba 263, Japan (c/o Prof. Dr. H. Kobayashi)
1991-1992 Fulbright Scholar, Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, The University of Chicago, Chicago IL 60637, USA (c/o Prof. Dr. W. Epstein)
1988 Fellow, Institute of Biophysics of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Pushchino Moscow Region 142292, Russia (c/o Prof. Dr. Galina D. Mironova)
1981 Period Subject, Department of Bioenergetics, A. Belozersky Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology of the Moscow State University, Moscow 119899, Russia (c/o Dr. A.N. Glagolev)

Academic courses
At the Faculty of Biology of the YSU:
Courses on Membranology (Department of Biophysics, B.Sc. Program on Bioinformatics); on Bioenergetics (Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, M.Sc. Program), Membrane Biochemistry (Department of Biochemistry, M.Sc. Program); on Bioelectrogenesis, Ion Transport (Department of Biophysics, M.Sc. Program), and Membrane Permeability (Department of Biochemistry, B.Sc. Program); on Bioenergetics and Biophysics and Biotechnology of Microorganisms (Department of Biophysics, B.Sc. Program); on General Biophysics, Membrane Biophysics (Department of Biophysics, B.Sc.Program)
1995 - 1998: Courses on Biometrics (Division of Biology, Departments of Biophysics and of Biochemistry);
1993 - 1999 Course on Membrane Transport (Department of Biochemistry);
1993 - 1997: Courses on Electro-biology, Methods in Teaching of Biology (Department of Biophysics);
1996 - 1998, 1984 - 1986 Course on Bioenergetics (Department of Biophysics)

Scale of professional interests
Biophysics, Microbiology, Biochemistry; Biotechnology, Education and Science Administration;
Bacterial transport and energetics (Proton, potassium and sodium ion, end product secretion, respiratory chain, F0F1-type ATP synthase), Bacterial metabolism and physiology (Fermentation, osmotic adaptation, regulation of cytoplasmic pH, hydrogen production; effects of extremely high frequency electromagnetic field)

Participation in grant projects
Research funding
1993: Current Grants from Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia;
1993 - 2005: Leading Researcher, Head of Scientific Group; From 2005- Principal Investigator for grants #0167-2005; #1012-2008; # -2011

Research grants
2009, 2005: Grants (no. NS-microbiol-1635) and (no. 05-NS-microbio-724-10) of Armenian National Fund for Education and Science (ANSEF), USA, titles of research “Extremely high frequency electromagnetic radiation effects on bacterial sensitivity to antibiotics: comparative study, possible mechanisms and application” and “Redox sensing by bacteria: oxidizers, reducers, proton-coupled membrane systems and bacterial growth”
2009: American Society for Microbiology (ASM)-UNESCO Leadership Grant for Intern. Educators
2002 - 2004: Project (no. AB1-2307-YE02) under Collaborative Grant Program of the Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF), USA, title of research “Direct energy coupling between bacterial membrane systems via dithiol-disulfide exchange”
2000 - 2001, 1998 - 1999: Grants of the Royal Society, United Kingdom, titles of research “Study on the requirement of F0F1 ATP synthase for hydrogenase activity in E. coli” and “Study on the interaction of formate hydrogenlyase, F0F1 ATP synthase and K+ transport in E. coli”
1999 - 2000: Research Fellowship (no. 72/98) of the Intern. HFSP Organization, France, title of research “Dithiol-disulfide Interchange in Operation of Transport Systems of Membranes”
1997 - 1998, 1992: Invitation Fellowship (no. RC39726105) of the JSPS for Research in Japan, title “Homeostatic Ion-Transport Mechanisms” and Fellowship (no. 91018) of JSPS under Postdoctoral Program for Foreign Researchers
1994 - 1995: Research Fellowship (no. 293/94) of the HFSP Organization, France, title of research “Interaction between Transport Systems of Membranes”
1991 - 1992: Fulbright Grant (no 15404) of the USA Information Agency for Lecturing, topics “Membrane Transport Systems and Their Role in Cell Physiology”
2011, 2006 - 2010, 2001 - 2003: Projects (A-1327, A-1321, A-732) of the ISTC, Moscow, Russia (Group Leader, Participant)
Travel grants
2011, 2009, 2007: Travel Grants of the Eur. Bioelectromagnetics Association (EBEA) to attend the 10th Intern. Congress of EBEA in Rome, Italy; 9th in Davos, Switzerland; 8th in Bordeaux, France
2010, 1996: Grants the Organizing Committees to attend the 16th Eur. Bioenergetics Conference, Warsaw, Poland; and the 9th Eur. Bioenergetics Conference, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
2010, 2007, 2001: Grants of the Organizing Committee to attend the 4th, 3rd and 2nd Intern. Symp. “Trends in Biochemistry, Radiation and Space Biology” dedicated to Academician N.M. Sissakian in Dubna-Alushta, Ukraine; and in Moscow-Dubna, Russia
2009: Grant of the National Fund for Science and Advanced Technology (Armenia) (TSP-19/2009) to attend the 2nd Intern. Workshop on Expression, Structure and Function of Membrane Proteins in Florence, Italy
2008: The US Biophysical Society Intern. Travel Grant to attend the Joint 52nd Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society & 16th IUPAB Intern. Biophysics Congress in Long Beach, California
2007: Grant of the Eur. Biophys. Societies Association (EBSA) to attend the 6th Eur. Biophysics Congress in London, UK
2005, 2002: Travel grants of the Intern. Scientific-Technological Center (ISTC), Russia, to attend the 15th Intern. Biophysics Congress in Montpellier, France, and to attend the 102st General Meeting of American Society of Microbiology (ASM) in Salt Lake City, Utah
2005, 2001: Travel grants of the Galouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal, to attend the 18th Intern. Symp. on Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics in Coimbra, Portugal, and to attend the 27th FEBS Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal
2004: FEBS Special Fellowship to attend the 29th FEBS Congress in Warsaw, Poland
2003: European Commission International Cooperation (INCO) Senior Grant to attend the FEMS 1st Congress of Eur. Microbiologists, The Netherlands
2002: Grant of the French Research Ministry to attend the 12th Eur. Bioenergetic Conference in Arcachon, France
2001: Grant of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health to attend the 5th Intern. Congress of EBEA in Helsinki, Finland
2001: Travel grant (no. TGP-425) of CRDF, USA, to attend the 101st General Meeting of American Society of Microbiology in Orlando, Florida
2000: Grant of the Deutsche Forchungsgemeinschaft to attend the 3rd Eur. Biophysics Congress, Munich (Munchen), Germany
1999: Award of the Latin American and East European Initiative of the US Biophysical Society to attend the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society in Baltimore, USA
1996: Grant of the Organizing Committee to attend the 7th Biothermokinetics Meeting, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
1994: Travel Grant (no. 2030/4) of the International Science Foundation, USA, to attend the 8th Eur. Bioenergetics Conference, Valencia, Spain

Armenian, Russian, English (speak, read and write fluently)

Professional membership
Academies, Societies and Councils, of which I am a Member
2006: Current National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia (NAS RA): from 2007 - Member of Bureau of the Division of Natural Sciences
2009: Intern. Academy for National Security Problems (Russia)
2008: Current International Engineering Academy (Russia)
2006: Current Eur. Academy of Natural Sciences (Germany); Academy of Medical Technical Sciences of the Russian Federation, Russia; Intern. Union of Science Knights (Germany)
2005: Current Intern. Academy of Sciences “Ararat”, France (Honor Member); Armenian Academy of Pedagogical-Psychological Sciences
2003: Current The Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Russia
1994: Current The New York Academy of Sciences, USA
1991: Current Eur. Bioelectromagnetic Association, Belgium-France-Germany
1982: Current Intern. Bioelectrochemical Society, USA-France-Germany-Italy-Russia
1998: Current American Society for Microbiology, USA; Biophysical Society, USA: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 - Mentor for minorities
2007: Current Armenian Engineering Academy
2009: Current Armenian Microbiological Association (FEMS Member Society)
2004: Current Armenian Association for Biochemists (FEBS Member Society): from 2009 – Member of the Council
1991: Current All-Armenian Biophysical Society, Armenia (IUPAB Observer Society): from 1995- Member of the Executive Board
1990: Current Council of Faculty of Biology of the YSU: for 1993-1999- Chairman of Educational-Methodical Board
2002: Current Council of the Eolyan Republican Hematological Center, Ministry of Health of the RA
1988 - 1990: Supervisor of the Student scientific society of Biological Faculty of the YSU
2006 - 2010: 1996-2001- Council of the YSU
2005 - 2010: Council of the Armenian State Pedagogical University after Kh. Abovyan
1990: Current Special Council for award of scientific degrees (Ph.D., D.Sc.) on Biophysics, Biochemistry and Radiobiology at the YSU: 1996-2001- Vice-Chairman
1995 - 2010: Special Council for award of scientific degrees (Ph.D., D.Sc.) on Microbiology and Biotechnology at the Institute of Biotechnology, Yerevan
2004 - 2006: Council of Scientists under the Chairman of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia
1998: Current Research Board of Advisors, American Biographical Institute, USA
2000: Current Biology Program-Educational Commission under the National Institute of Education, Yerevan
1997 - 1999: Biology School Program Group under the Ministry of Education and Science of RA
1995 - 2000: Educational-Methodical Council on Biology under the Ministry of Education and Science of RA
Journal Boards
2010: Current J. Biophys. Chem. (Scientific Research Publ. Inc., USA),
2009: Current Medicine. Education and Science (Yerevan State Med. Univ., RA)
2008: Current Biological J. of Armenia, National Academy of Sciences of the RA
2007: Current New Armenian Med. J.
2006: Current Journal Advisory Board, Armenian Army
2005: Current Blood
2004: Current Proc. of the Armenian Agricultural Academy, Proc. of the Engineering Academy of Armenia, Issues on Theoretical and Clinical Medicine, Pedagogy
2003: Current New El. J. Natural Sciences, National Academy of Sciences of the RA
Awards received (not at all)
2003: Prize of the President of the RA for the Achievement in Natural Sciences
2010: Prize of the National Academy of Sciences of the RA, Ministry of Diaspora of the RA, and Armenians Union of Russia for the best scientific paper in Natural Sciences in 2008
2011: Excellence Research Award, American Biographical Institute
1984: Prize for young scientists of the YSU
2007: M. Lomonosov Order of the National Committee of Public Rewards of the Russian Federation (Russia); Senator Order (Title) of the European Academy of Natural Sciences (Germany)
2004: Honor Cross Order of the European Academy of Natural Sciences (Germany)
2011: Koch Medal of the European Academy of Natural Sciences (Germany)
2010: Jubilee Medal of Armenians Union of Russia, Moscow
2010: Khachatur Abovyan Medal of Armenian Pedagogical State University, Yerevan
2009: Marshal Baghramyan Medal of the Ministry of Defense of the RA
2008: Vladimir Negovsky Medal of the European Academy of Natural Sciences (Germany)
2007: Academician N.M. Sissakian Medal of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences for the Achievement in Biochemistry and Space Biomedicine (Russia);
2006: Gold Medals of YSU, Yerevan State Architecture-Construction University; Honor Deed of the National Academy of Sciences of the RA for the scientific-organizational activity
2005: Gold Medal of Yerevan State Medical University, Memorable Medal of Yerevan State Linguistic University; Honor Deed of the Chairman of the National Assembly of the RA for scientific achievements
2004: Memorable Gold Medal of the Ministry of Education and Science of the RA
2003: Rudolf Virchow Medal of the European Academy of Natural Sciences (Germany)
1979: Memorable Medal for the best student research paper of Armenia
2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006: Honors of the American Society for Microbiology on Minority Mentoring Service
2007: Honors Deed of the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States (Belarus)
1999: Honors Deed of the Ministry of Education and Science of RA
1986: Honors Deed of the Ministry of Public Education of RA
1978, 1976, 1974: Diplomas for the best student research paper of the YSU
1978: Diploma for the best student research paper of the Tartu State University, Estonia
1975 - 1978: Lenin Scholarship for the academic excellence of the YSU

Books published by the YSU