Academic Books
Ashot S. Saghyan
YSU Chemistry Department (student)
A. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds, USSR Academy of Sciences (PhD Student)

Academic degree
PhD of Chemistry Science “Synthesis and reactivity of complexes with ions Co(III) and Ni(II) of Schiff`s bases of dehydroaminoacids” A. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds, USSR Academy of Sciences 1985;
Doctor of Chemistry Science “Asymmetric synthesis of (R)- and (S)--amino acids via chiral complexes of dehydroalanine with Co3+ and Ni2+ ions” Institute of Organic Chemistry RA NAS 1997

Professional experience
Since 1979 - Director of Scientific and Production Center “Armbiotechnology” of National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, State Nonprofit Organization
Since1998 - Head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Yerevan State University
1996 - Chinese People's Republic, Province Henan, town Zhenq Zhou (6 months);
1998 - Chinese People's Republic, region Xinjian, town Urumqi (45 days);
2002 - Chinese People's Republic town Guan Zu (60 days)

Academic courses
Chemistry of natural compounds, Biotechnology, Industry technology of drug, Bioorganic chemistry and Biotechnology

Scale of professional interests
Asymmetric biomimetic synthesis of non proteinogenic amino acids; Synthesis of peptides; Isolation and Purification of bioactive compounds

Participation in grant projects
INTAS (1996);INCO-COPERNICUS (1997 - 2008);RDF Travel (1999); ISTC #A-56 (2000 - 2003); ISTC #A-683 (2002 - 2005);ISTC #2780 (2004 - 2007); ISTC #A-1247 (2006 - 2009);STC #CI-073 (2007 - 2008); ISTC #A-1677 (2009 - 2012)

Armenian, Russian, English

Professional membership
Ambassador of European federation “Science and Technology of Food” RA; President of public organization “Biotechnological Armenian Association” RA; Depute director of public organization “Chemical Armenian Association” RA; Member of specialized council 010 and 018 Supreme Certifying Commission RA; Editor-in-chief of “Chemical Journal of Armenia”

Awards received
European “Descartes Prize” (2001), Government “Award of Friendship” of the Chinese People’s Republic (2002), President's prize of RA (2004)
Books published by the YSU