Կենսաբանության ֆակուլտետ
Faculty of Biology
Faculty of Biology of Yerevan State University has been established in 1933. :
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Karen Trchounian

Assistant | Chair of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology
Education
2005-2011: Yerevan State University, Faculty of Biology, Biophysicist
1995-2005: Secondary school N8, Yerevan
Department of Biophysics, YSU, PhD, Junior scientific researcher

Professional experience
2011-2013: Ph.D. student, Department of Biophysics, YSU
2011-present: Junior Scientific Researcher, Department of Biophysics, YSU

Qualifications
2010: Short term research visit (host – Prof. G. Sawers), Department of Microbiology, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
2012: Short term research visit (host – Prof. A. Stams), Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Scale of professionals interests
Biophysics, Bioenergetics, Microbiology and Biotechnology

Participation in grant projects
2014: ANSEF-2014 research grant
2014, 2012, 2008: EBEC-2014 (FEMS Meeting grant), EBEC-2012 and EBEC-2008 Travel Grants
2013, 2010: 38th and 35th FEBS Congress Bursary
2013, 2011: 5th and 4th FEMS Congress Grant
2012: FEBS Young Scientists Program (YSP)/ 12th Young Scientist Forum (YSF) Grant; IUBMB-FEBS 2012 Congress Grant
2012: FEMS Research Fellowship 2012-1 to study in Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
2011: “AREXIMBANK-GAZPROMBANK CJSC” (Yerevan, Armenia) Scholarship
2010: FEBS Summer Research Fellowship to study in Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
2009, 2007: Winner of Scholarship Grant Awards of the Fund of Armenian Relief of America, USA
2007 – 2011: YSU Academician L.A. Orbeli Scholarship for academic excellence
2011, 2008: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon, Portugal) Travel Grants
2011: 8th EBSA Congress Bursary

Professional membership (NGO, professional council, editorial staff of scientific journal, funds etc.)
2010 – Present: Armenian Microbiological Association, FEMS member society
2010 – Present: American Society for Microbiology
2009 – Present: Young Biologist Association NGO
2008 – Present: All-Armenian Association of Biochemists, FEBS constituent society
2008 – Present: US Biophysical Society
2007 – Present: All-Armenian Biophysics Association, EBSA member society

Awards received
2013: Winner of the “Academia” Young scientists prize in the field of Biology dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of National Academy of Sciences of Armenia
2005, 2004, 2003: Winner of Republican Biological Olympiad (First grade Diploma of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia)
2005, 2004, 2003: Winner of Municipal Biological Olympiad of Yerevan (First grade Diploma of the Mayor of Yerevan City)
2005: Certificate of Merit of Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia for excellent and outstanding study

Languages
Armenian, Russian, English

K.Trchounian@ysu.am

Enhancement of Escherichia coli bacterial biomass and hydrogen production by some heavy metal ions and their mixtures during glycerol vs glucose fermentation at a relatively wide range of pH
2017 | Article
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 2017, 42, 10, pp. 6590-6597
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Karen Trchounian , Nicolai Muller, Bernhard Schink, Armen Trchounian
Glycerol and mixture of carbon sources conversion to hydrogen by Clostridium beijerinckii DSM791 and effects of various heavy metals on hydrogenase activity
2017 | Article
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 2017, 42, pp. 7875-7882
Improving biohydrogen productivity by microbial dark- and photo-fermentations: Novel data and future approaches
2017 | Article
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2017, 80, pp. 1201-1216
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Satenik Mirzoyan, Pablo Maria Romero-Pareja, Maria Dolores Coello, Armen Trchounian , Karen Trchounian
Evidence for hydrogenase-4 catalyzed biohydrogen production in Escherichia coli
2017 | Article
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 2017, 42, pp. 21697-21703
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K. Trchounian , S. Spaans, A. Trchounian , A. Stams, S. Kengen
Investigation of the Formate and Hydrogen Metabolism of Different Thermococcus Species
2016 | Thesis
American Society for Microbiology General Meeting ASM MICROBE 2016. p. 218
Glycerol Fermentation and Hydrogen Metabolism by Escherichia coli: New Approaches to Enhance Hydrogen Production
2016 | Thesis
American Society for Microbiology General Meeting ASM MICROBE. 2016, p. 070
Hydrogen production by Escherichia coli wild type and hydrogenase mutants upon formate and glycerol fermentation under different growth conditions
2016 | Thesis
VAAM Annual Conference 2016 of the Association for General and Applied Microbiology. 2016, p. 156
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New role of Escherichia coli hydrogenase 4 during glucose fermentation
2016 | Thesis
11th International Hydrogenase Conference. 2016, p. 53
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Developing hydrogen production biotechnology: cheap substrates, effective strains and optimized fermentative conditions
2016 | Thesis
21st World Hydrogen Energy Conference WHEC. 2016, p. 179-180
H2 production by Escherichia coli during utilization of acetate and mixture of glycerol with acetate
2016 | Thesis
21st World Hydrogen Energy Conference WHEC. 2016, p. 277-278
Novel approach of ethanol waste utilization: Biohydrogen production by mixed cultures of darkand photo-fermentative bacteria using distillers grains
2016 | Article
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2016, 41, 2377-2382 pp.
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Optimizing strategy for Escherichia coli growth and hydrogen production during glycerol fermentation in batch culture: Effects of some heavy metal ions and their mixtures
2016 | Article
Applied Energy, 2016, 177, 335-340 pp.
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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.
Hydrogen production from glycerol by Escherichia coli and other bacteria: An overview and perspectives
2015 | Article
Applied Energy 156, pp. 174-184
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Escherichia coli hydrogen gas production from glycerol: Effects of external formate
2015 | Article
Renewable Energy, 2015, 83, 345-351 pp.
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H2 production by Escherichia coli batch cultures during utilization of acetate and mixture of glycerol and acetate
2015 | Article
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Great Britain, 2015, 40, 12187-12192 pp.
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Escherichia coli growth and hydrogen production in batch culture upon formate alone and with glycerol co-fermentation at different pHs
2015 | Article
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2015, 40, 9935-9941 pp.
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