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Faculty of Biology
Faculty of Biology of Yerevan State University has been established in 1933. :
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Diana R. Soghomonyan

Junior Researcher | Faculty of Biology
Education
1999 - 2003: Faculty of Biology, Department of Biophysics, Yerevan State University, Undergraduate student for Bachelor’s Degree
2003 - 2005: Faculty of Biology, Department of Biophysics, Yerevan State University, Graduate student for Master’s Degree.

Academic degree
PhD (Biophysics)

Professional experience
2004 - 2013: Senior lab assistant at Laboratory of General Biology, of Faculty of Biology, Department of Biophysics, Yerevan State University.
Since 2014: Junior researcher in Laboratory of Microbiology, Bioenergetics and Biotechnology Research Institute of Biology at Yerevan State University

Academic courses
Applying of Modern approaches in Industrial Microbiology

Scale of professional interests
Microbiology (Food, Medical), Biophysics, Biochemistry, Bioenergetics, Biotechnology

P articipation in grant projects
2005 - 2006 Research grant from the New York based Armenian National Science and Education Fund (ANSEF) titled “Redox sensing by bacteria: oxidizers, reducers, proton-coupled membrane systems and bacterial growth”(as student).
2015 - 2017: ISTC Research grant “Development of a new effective method for monitoring environmental state by investigating changes in biological membrane structures in a post-radiation period”(as group coordinator).
2016 - 2017: Research grant from the New York based Armenian National Science and Education Fund (ANSEF) titled ''The Isolation and Investigation of Lactic Acid Bacteria from Armenian Farm Wines:The Combied Effects of Electromagnetic Irradiation and SO2 on Isolated Bacteria''(as supervisor).

Languages
English (fluent), Russian (fluent)

Professional membership
Member of Pan-Armenian Biophysical Association (PABA), member society of EBSA and adhering body of IUPUB
Member of Armenian Association of Biochemists (AAB), Constituent Member of Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS)
Member of Armenian Microbiological Association, member society of Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS).
Member of American Society for Microbiology (ASM).

Awards received
2012: ‘’We Demand Increase in Science Financing’’ Facebook initiative and ‘’Tashir’’ charitable Organization award for the articles in scientific journals with the highest winning reference.
2014: Grant for young scientists to attend Seventh Framework Programe (FP7)- International Summer School for Young Scientists ''Enhancing Health Promoting Compounds in Food'', Bazelati, Georgia.
2015: Early Career Scientists Award, Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS 6th Congress Maastricht, The Netherlands).
2015: YSU-Biofuel Team Runner up, UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organisation) Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs in Armenia, team award.
2015: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation travel grant to attend FEMS 6th Congres (Maastricht, The Netherlands).
2016: FEMS travel award for young scientists to attend 4th Congress of Targeting Microbiota (Paris France).
2016: Youth Foundation of Armenia travel grant award to attend 4th Congress of Ttargeting Microbiota (Paris, France)
2017: Youth Foundation of Armenia travel grant award to attend 42th FEBS congress (Jerusalem, Israel)

d.soghomonyan@ysu.am

The Effects of Low Doses of Gamma-Radiation on Growth and Membrane Activity of Pseudomonas aeruginosa GRP3 and Escherichia coli M17
2018 | Article
Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics. 2018, 76, 1-2, 209-217 pp.
The effects of extremely high frequency electromagnetic radiation on ATPase activity of probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus VKMB-1660 at human gut pHs
2018 | Thesis
International Workshop “Influence of Electromagnetic Radiation on Human Beings and Problem of Understanding” Yerevan Armneia, 17-19 September, Abstract Book, 2018, p. 22
The Effects of Potassium Metabisulfite on Wine Spoilage Lactic Acid Bacteria: H+ Efflux and Survival at Low pH
2018 | Thesis
Food Science and Technology Second B-Fost Congress, 15-17 October, Yerevan, 2018, abstract book, p. 10
The Survival of Irradiated Lactobacilli in the Simulated Gastrointestinal Conditions with Antibiotic
2018 | Article
Ceftazidime Letters in Applied Microbiology, 2018, V 68, 31-37 pp.
The Effects of Gamma-Radiation on Membrane Activity of Pseudomonas aeruginosa GRP3
2017 | Thesis
ASM MICROBE 2017 General Meeting. p. 720
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The Combined Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation and Low Concentration of Sulfur Dioxide on Growth and Survival of Wine Lactic Acid Bacteria
2017 | Thesis
ASM MICROBE 2017 General Meeting. 2017, p. 728
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The impact of potassium metabisulfite and electromagnetic irradiation on lactobacillus paracasei SPP. Paracasei at different PHS of growth media
2017 | Thesis
FEMS 2017 - 7th Congress of European Microbiologists. p. 191
The Effects of Different Physicochemical Factors on Survival of Human Gut Lactic Acid Bacteria
2017 | Article
International Society of Microbiota. 2017, 3 (3), pp. 1-4
Comparable effects of nitrate ions on growth and survival of Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei and Esherichia coli BW 25113
2017 | Article
The FEBS Journal 284,Suppl. 1, 2017, pp. 337-338
New Approach to Monitor Gamma-rays Effects on Different Bacteria in the Environment
2016 | Thesis
American Society for Microbiology General Meeting ASM MICROBE 2016. p. 791-791
Millimeter waves or extremely high frequency electromagnetic fields in the environment: what are their effects on bacteria?
2016 | Article
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2016, 100, 4761-4771 pp.
The combined effects of electromagnetic waves and sulfur dioxide on wine lactic acid bacteria
2016 | Article
Biological Journal of Armenia, 2016, 68, Special Issu, 110-113 pp.
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Applicatopn of Computational and Biological Approaches to Detect UV Radiation Effects on Bacterial Cells
2015 | Thesis
International Workshop on Ionizing and Non-ionazing Radiation Influence on Structure and BiopHsical Properties of Living Cells, Tsaghkadzor Armenia, 2015, p. 53
Adhesive Properties and the F0F1-ATPase Activity of Probiotic Strain Lactobacillus acidophilus 317.402
2015 | Thesis
III International Scientific Conference of Young Researchers Diologs on Sciece Dedicated to the 5th Anniversary of the SPC << Armbiotechnology>> NAS, Republic of Armenia, 2015, p. 72
Novel Data on Bacterial Effects of Low Intensity Electromagnetic Field in Extremely High Frequences: Effects of Irradiated Antibiotics on Enterococcus Hirae and Escherichia coli Growth and Morphology
2015 | Thesis
Ion Flux Alternations Due to Combined Treatment of Lactobacillus acidophilus with Irradiation and Antibiotics VII International Congress "Low and Superlow Fields and Radiations in Biology and Medicine", Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2015, p. 213
The effects of antibiotics and different hostile conditions on survival and adhesion of probiotic lactic acid bacteria in vitro in model of human gastrointestinal tract
2015 | Article
FEMS 6th Congress of European Microbiologists, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2015, FEMS-1066
Proton-Translocating F0F1 ATPase as a Target for Combined Effects of Low-Intensity Electromagnetic Irradiation and Antibiotics on Lactobacillus acidophilus
2014 | Thesis
In ASM-2014 114th International Conference, Boston, USA, abstract number K-754
The Survival of Irradiated Lactic Acid Bacteria in the Simulated Gastrointestinal Conditions With Antibiotic Ceftazidime
2014 | Article
In Enhancing Health Promoting Compounds in Food, International Summer School for Young Scientists, Bazelati, Georgia, 2014, pp. 24-25
Changes in the F0F1-ATPase Activity of Irradiated Lactobacillus acidophilus in the Presence of Ceftazidime at Low pH
2014 | Thesis
In Trends in Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology, International Scientific Workshop Yerevan, Armenia, 2014, p. 91
Changes in the F0F1-ATPase activity of irradiated Lactobacillus acidophilus in the presence of ceftazidime at low pH
2014 | Article
Biological Journal of Armenia 2014, v. 66, pp. 39-43
The Effects of Low-Intensity Electromagnetic Irradiation at the Frequencies of 51.8 and 53 GHz and Antibiotic Ceftazidime on Lactobacillus acidophilus FoF1ATP-ase Activity
2013 | Article
Biological Journal of Armenia, 2013, v. 65, pp. 89-92
High Frequency Electromagnetic Irradiation Effect On Lactobacillus acidophilus Sensitivity Toward Antibiotic Ceftazidime
2013 | Thesis
In International Student, Postgraduate and Young Scientist Conference ''Lomonosov-2013'', Moscow, Russia, p. 181
Comparable Effects of Low-intensity Electromagnetic Irradiation at the Frequency of 51.8 and 53 GHz and Antibiotic Ceftazidime on Lactobacillus acidophilus Growth and Survival
2013 | Article
Journal Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics. 2013, v. 67, pp. 829–835
Extremely high frequency electromagnetic Irradiation with low-Intensity enhanses antibiotics antibacterial effects on different bacteria
2012 | Thesis
In “Low and superlow fields and radiations in biology and medicine” Scientific Proceedings of the Congress, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2012, p. 192
The Iow Intensity Extremely High Frequency Electromagnetic Irradiation Universal Effects on Anaerobic Bacteria
2012 | Article
In International conference '' Radiation Safety Challenges in the 21st Century'' Yerevan, Armenia, 2012, pp. 119-120
pH and oxidation-reduction potential change of environment during a growth of lactic acid bacteria: effects of oxidizers and reducers
2011 | Article
Appl. Biochem. Microbiol. 47, 27-31
The role of redox potential of growth medium during growth of lactic acid bacteria: effects of oxidisers and reducers
2010 | Article
In14th International Conference of Young Scientists, Pushchino, Russia, 2010, Abstract book, V. 2, pp. 262-263