Կենսաբանության ֆակուլտետ
Faculty of Biology
Faculty of Biology of Yerevan State University has been established in 1933. :
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Nelli A. Hovhannisyan

Head of Chair | Chair of Ecology and Nature Protection
Education
2011 (August 24-26): Challenges in Capacity Building in Biosafety Training in Agricultural Biotechnology. FAO Regional expert consultation on upgrading of curricula and training programmes in agricultural biotechnology and biosafety, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
2011 (July 29-August 4): Capacity building in agricultural biotechnologies and biosafety TECHNICAL COOPERATION PROGRAMME (TCP) “Agricultural biotechnologies and biosafety - basic principles and concepts” National training workshop, Tzakhkadzor, Armenia
2010 (12-16 April): Training Course on “The Analysis of Food and Feed Samples for the Presence of Genetically Modified Organisms” TUBITAK Marmara Research Centre, Food Institute, Gebze Kocaeli, Turkey
2009 (5-10 October): International Summer School in Environmental Risk Management University of Bologna, Ravenna, Italy
2008 (Jan - Dec): Certificate of Advanced Studies in Biosafety and Plant Genetic Resources Management University of Geneva, Switzerland
2005 - 2007: MSc in Biology Faculty of Biology, Yerevan State University
2001 - 2005: BSc in Biology Faculty of Biology, Yerevan State University

Academic degree
Doctor in Biology/Molecular and Cellular Biology – “Evaluation of cytotoxic and antimutagenic activity of callus culture of Nerium oleander L.” awarded on 2009 by the resolution of the Council of Institute of Biochemistry of National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia

Professional experience
2010 - up to date: Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Nature Protection, Faculty of Biology, Yerevan State University
2012 - up to date: Senior Researcher, Faculty of Biology, Yerevan State University
2007 - 2010: Lecturer, Department of Ecology and Nature Protection, Faculty of Biology, Yerevan State University
2007 - 2010: Researcher, Faculty of Biology, Yerevan State University
2007 - 2008: Leading Specialist, Department of International Cooperation of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia

Academic courses
BSc Courses
Fundamentals of Ecology and Nature Protection
Ecology and Rational Use of Resources
Biodiversity conservation and biosafety
MSc Courses
Agricultural Biotechnology
Environmental Biotechnology
Agrobiodiversity, Biotechnology and Sustainability
Functional and Comparative Genomics
Food safety and quality

Scale of professional interests
Conservation of Biodiversity, plant genomics and biotechnology, food safety and biosafety

Participation in grant projects (present and past)
2013-up to date CIF 15/3 Competitive Innovation Fund «Establishment of Center of Excellence in Applied Biosciences», YSU
2013-up to date 13-1F237, Scientific and Technical Contractual (Thematic) State Budget Funding, «Comparative Archeogenetic Investigation Of Ancient Grape Remains From Areni Cave»
March– April 2013 GIZ project on Sustainable Management of Biodiversity. South Caucasus
Development of Student Handbook on Agrobiodiversity Conservation and Sustainable use for BSc and MSc Levels
Nov– Dec 2012 GIZ project on Sustainable Management of Biodiversity. South Caucasus
Development of Teaching Guide on Agrobiodviersity Conservation and Sustainable Use for BSc and MSc Levels
Aug– Nov 2012 GIZ project on Sustainable Management of Biodiversity. South Caucasus
Assessment of Current State of Agrobiodviersity Ex situ Conservation and Existing Genebanks Capacities
2010 - up to date: 159340-TEMPUS-ES-TEMPUS-JPCR Development of Master Course In Applied Biosciences, YSU
2011 - up to date: COST FA 1003 «East-West Collaboration for Grapevine Diversity Exploration and Mobilization of Adaptive Traits for Breeding»
2011 - 2012: OSAF 17119 “Learning Outcomes-based Study Programme on the Example of YSU Bachelor in Biology”, YSU
2011 - 2012: Armenian National Science & Education Fund project N2340 “DNA Barcoding of wheat wild relatives growing in Erebuni Reserve in Armenia: Global technology supporting the documentation and conservation of plants genetic resources”, YSU
2010 - 2011: Armenian National Science & Education Fund project N1838 «Assessment of genetic diversity and identification of disease resistance genes in wild populations of Triticum boeoticum and Aegilops tauschii by using DNA based
STS (Sequence tagged sites) and RAPD (random amplified polymorphic DNAs) markers” YSU
2008 - 2009: IFAR Project (Ravi Tadvalkar Memorial Scholarship), “Conservation of wild wheat in Armenia through assessment for disease resistance”, YSU
2007 - 2009: UNEP/GEF: “In-situ Conservation of Crop Wild Relatives Through Enhanced Information Management and Field Application” project,Ministry of Nature Protection of RA
2004 - 2005: Development of Interactive CD based learning course “Laboratory of Biology” under the project “Development of the base tool means for support of electronic training''- OSI Assistance Foundation grant, YSU
2003 - 2004: Development of Interactive CD based learning course “Fundamentals of Ecology” under the project “Development of the base tool means for support of electronic training''- OSI Assistance Foundation grant, YSU

Languages
Russian - fluent, English - good, French - good

Professional membership
2013-up to date Member of ANQA Accreditation commission
2012-up to date Member of Academic Council of Faculty of Biology, Yerevan State University
2012-up to date Member of Quality Assurance Commission of Faculty of Biology, Yerevan State University
2010 - 2011: FEBS Advanced Lecture Course “Trends in genetics: Genomic Instability and Pathways of Response”. Chairman of organising commitee
2009 - up to date: Society for Conservation Biology, USA
2007 - 2008: Conference Coordinator of International Conference “The importance of ecology and nature protection in the sustainable development perspectives”, 20-21 November, 2008, Yerevan, Armenia.
2008 - up to date: Crop Wild Relatives Discussion Group Coordinator
2005 - up to date: The International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, Species survival commission, Crop wild relatives specialists group (IUCN, SSC, CWRSG)

Awards received
2009: Gold award, 5th Fruitful Armenia International contest, 23th -24th November «Development of Innovative Strategy to Strength Apiculture Export»
2008: CANDLE prize for the best presentation on Young Scientists Conference “Perspectives for the Development of Molecular and Cellular Biology”, March 30-31, 2008, Yerevan, Armenia
2003 - 2007: Levon Orbeli’s Stipend for Excellence in Education
2007: FAR Scholarship for Excellence in Education

Б. Гаспарян, А. Ю. Худавердян, Р. Пингаси, А. С. Канаян, Н. А. Ованнисян
Комплексное исследование антропологических материалов позднего энеолита из пещеры Арени 1
2017 | Article
Вестник археологии, антропологии и этнографии. 2017, 2(37), стр. 72-92
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A. Hovhannisyan, N. Hovhannisyan , G. Oganezova, M. Melkumyan, N. Avetisyan, M. Kinosyan, M. Chitchyan
Novel synthetic peptides inhibiting the growth of multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains
2016 | Thesis
15th Naples Workshop on Bioactive Peptides. 2016, p. 131
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Synthetic Engineered Genes, GMOs, and Hybridization with Wild Relatives, in S.S.Yadav, B. Redden
2015 | Article
Crop Wild Relatives and Climate Change, Wiley-Blackwell, ISBN: 978-1-118-85433-4, 2015. pp.250-268
Book of abstracts Resúmenes de comunicaciones Résumés des communications Zusammenfassungen der Beiträge Riassunti delle comunicazioni
2015 | Article
38th World Vine and Wine Congress 13th General Assembly of the OIV 5th to 10th July 2015, Mainz (Germany) Progress and Responsibility
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Hovhannisyan N. , Yesayan A. , Dallakyan M. , Gasparyan B., Bobokhyan A., Hobosyan S., Muradyan Z., Binder E., Danielyan A.
Promotion to the preservation of Armenian wine grape diversity for wine production by development and publication of bilingual book on Armenian vines and wines
2015 | Article
38th World Vine and Wine Congress 5-10 July, Germany, abstract book, 2015, p.263
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Hovhannisyan N. A. , Dallakyan M. V. , Yesayan A. H. , Bagoyan T. V., Melyan G. H., Gasparyan B. Z.
Multidisciplinary investigation of identity of the “Areni”grape variety
2015 | Article
38th World Vine and Wine Congress, 5-10 July, Germany, abstract book, 2015, p.52
Application of OIV descriptors for characterization of Armenian autochthonous grapevine varieties: Case Study
2015 | Article
38th World Vine and Wine Congress, 5-10 July, Germany, abstract book, 2015, p.261
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Hovhannisyan N. A. , Dallakyan M. V. , Yesayan A. H. , Bagoyan T. V., Melyan G. H., Gasparyan B. Z.
Multidisciplinary investigation of identity of the “Areni”grape variety
2015 | Article
BIO Web of Conferences 5, 5 pp., 01013-1-4 (2015). DOI: 10.1051/bioconf/20150501013
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Synthetic Engineered Genes, GMOs, and Hybridization with Wild Relatives in ''Crop Wild Relatives and Climate Change''
2015 | Book
Textbook, Wiley-Blackwell, 2015, 250 p.
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Հնագիտության և կենսաբանության խաչմերուկում: Ինչ է պատմում հնագույն ԴՆԹ-ն
2015 | Article
Բնագետ, 2015թ․, 3, 66-71 էջ, Հայաստան
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Genetic characterization of grape varieties in Armenia
2015 | Article
Vitis - Journal of Grapevine Research, 2015, 54, 23-26 pp.
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Հովհաննիսյան Ն. , Մելիքյան Ա., Դանիելյան Ա.
Ագրոկենսաբազմազանություն
2014 | Article
Ուսումնական ձեռնարկ, Երևան, 2014, 137 էջ: ISBN 978-99941-2-991-1
Armenian aborigine grape varieties identificationand genetic diversity assessment by 48 snp markers, set for grapevine
2014 | Article
Биолог. журн. Армении, 2 (66), 2014 2014, 84-86
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Genetic characterization of grape varieties in Armenia
2014 | Article
Final conference, Progress in vitis vinifera diversity evaluation and use, Portugal, 2014, page 55
Maul E., Töpfer R., Carka F., Cornea V., Crespan M., Dallakyan M. , De Andrés Domínguez M. T., De Lorenzis G., Dejeu L., Grando M. S., Grando M. S., Hovannisyan N. , Hudcovicova M., Hvarleva T., Ibáñez J., Kiss E., Kocsis L., Lacombe T., Laucou V., Maghradze D., Maletic E., Melyan G., Mihaljevic M.Z., Muñoz-Organero G., Musayev M., Nebish A., Popescu C.F., Regner F., Risovanna V., Ruisa S., Salimov V., Savin G., Schneider A., Stajner N., Ujmajuridze L., Failla O.
Identification and characterization of grapevine genetic resources maintained ineastern European collections
2014 | Article
Proceedings of the conference ''Progress in vitis vinifera diversity evaluation and use'', 7-8 October, Lisbon, Protugal, 2014, p.16
Identification and assessment of genetic diversity of table grape varieties in Armenia
2013 | Thesis
VI International Conference of Young Scientists ''Biodiversity, Ecology, Adaptation, Evolution” Dedicated To 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Vladimir Lipskiy, Odessa, May, 13-17, 2013, p. 306-307.
Armenian grape varieties SSR fingerprinting by using Qiaxcel DNA fragment analysis system
2013 | Article
Biological Journal of Armenia, #2, 2013, p. 85-89.
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Կենդանի օրգանիզմների բազմազանություն
2013 | Book
Դասագիրք հիմնական դպրոցի 7-րդ դասարանի համար. «Աստղիկ գրատուն» հրատարակչություն, 2013, 255 էջ
Biology: Diversity of living organisms: Human bod
2013 | Book
The teacher guidebook for Biology 7-8 Textbooks for basic schools. «Astghik gratun» publishing house, Yerevan, 2013, pp. 319 [in Armenian]
Methodological guidebook on development of study programmes and modules
2013 | Book
GIZ project, Sustainable management of biodiversity: South Caucasus. «Asoghik» publishing house, 2013, pp. 63. [in Armenian]
Application of microsatellite markers for varietal identification of grape rootstocks: Preliminary analyses
2013 | Article
Biological Journal of Armenia., 65,3, 2013, pp.136-138
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Համալսարան-ձեռնարկություն համագործակցությունը Ֆրանսիայի բարձրագույն կրթության համակարգում. Եվրոպական լավագույն փորձի վերլուծությունը համալսարան-ձեռնարկություն համագործակցության ոլորտում
2013 | Article
Հոդվածների ժողովածու, Երևան, Անտարես, 2013, Էջ. 43-59
Tempus project Experience of Development of Integrated Learning Modules for Master Students in Applied Biosciences at Yerevan State University
2012 | Thesis
Thematic seminar for Higher education reform experts: Research-based education at ba, ma and phd level Yerevan State Linguistic University “Bryusov”, 9 – 10 July, 2012, p.5
Molecular tayping of wheat wild relatives by means of microsatellite markers
2011 | Thesis
Molecular Biology: Advances and Perspectives, Kiev, 2011, page 126
Hovhannisyan N. , Mkrtumyan M. , Yesayan A., Aroutiounian R., Newman R.A., Grigoryan R., Sarkisyan N., Gasparyaan G.
Callus culture of oleander retains pharmacological activities of the plant
2011 | Article
Nature Products (NPAIJ), 2011,7(3), 137 -146
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Assessment of genetic of genetic diversity of Triticum boeoticum and Triticum urartu populations by application of RAPD markers
2010 | Article
Biological Jоurnal of Armenia, N 2 (62), 2010, pp. 57-63
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«Կենսաբանություն-11» դասագրքի «Կենսաբանության մեթոդական տետր»
2010 | Book
Ավագ դպրոցի 11-րդ դասարանի բնագիտամաթեմատիկական և ընդհանուր հոսքերի համար, մաս - 1-ին.”ՙԱստղիկ գրատուն” հրատարակչություն, 2010, 32 էջ
«Կենսաբանություն-10» դասագրքի «Կենսաբանության մեթոդական տետր»
2010 | Book
Ավագ դպրոցի 10-րդ դասարանի բնագիտամաթեմատիկական և ընդհանուր հոսքերի համար, մաս - 1- ին.«Աստղիկ գրատուն» հրատարակչություն, 2010, 32 էջ
«Կենսաբանություն-10» դասագրքի «Կենսաբանության մեթոդական տետր»
2010 | Book
Ավագ դպրոցի 10-րդ դասարանի բնագիտամաթեմատիկական և ընդհանուր հոսքերի համար, մաս – 2րդ, «Աստղիկ գրատուն» հրատարակչություն, 2010, 32 էջ
Կենսաբանական անվտանգության խնդիրների լուսաբանումը էկոլոգիայի դասավանդման համակարգում
2009 | Article
Բնագետ, 1-2, Երևան, 2009, էջ 48-49
PCR based identification as sensitive method for qualitative detection of genetically modified organisms
2009 | Article
Biological Jоurnal of Armenia, N 3 (61), 2009, pp. 63-71
Possible environmental risks of introduction of genetically modified plants in Armenia and their assessment
2009 | Article
Biological Jоurnal of Armenia, N 3 (61), 2009, pp. 63-71
Կենսաբանություն: Ընդհանուր օրինաչափություններ
2009 | Book
Աշխատանքային տետր: Հանրակրթական դպրոցի 9-րդ դասարանի դասագրքի համար, Աստղիկ գրատուն, Երևան, 2009թ., 64 էջ
Determination of salt tolerance in wild einkorn wheat (Triticum boeoticum Boiss.) under in vitro conditions
2009 | Article
The newsletter of the Crop Wild Relative Specialist Group, IUCN, Italy, N7, 2009, pp4-7
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Ованесян Н. А. , Мкртумян М.К., Гаспарян Г.Г., Есаян А.Г.
Оптимизация условий культивирования каллусной ткани Nerium oleander и перспективы ее использования
2008 | Article
Вестник МАНЕБ, N4, 2008, стр. 62-65
Cytogenetic Characterisation of callus culture of Nerium oleander
2008 | Article
Biological Jоurnal of Armenia, N 1-2(60), 2008, pp. 130-134
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ԴնԹ մարկերների կիրառումը մշակաբույսերի վայրի ցեղատեսակների գենետիկական բազմազանության և սելեկցիոն պոտենցիալի գնահատման համար
2008 | Article
Հայաստանի կենսաբ.հանդես, 4(60), 2008, pp. 62-67
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Antimutagenic activity of polysaccharide fraction of Nerium oleander L. callus culture
2008 | Article
Biological Jоurnal of Armenia, N 1-2(60), 2008, pp. 135-140
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Characterization of plant genetic resources by using PCR based molecular markers for sustainable conservation of wild plants
2007 | Article
Biodiversity Information Technologies and Management, Yerevan, Armenia, 2007, N7, pp. 100-106
Application of plants isolated cultures technologies in vitro for adaptation and preservation of rare species of Armenian flora in case of forecast climate change
2006 | Article
Art6th Annual International Conference of REC Caucasus for Climate change Shindisi (Georgia), 2006, pp. 77-79
On-line course of basics of environment as one of the models of continual environmental education for sustainable development
2005 | Article
Fifth Annual International Conference of REC Caucasus, Education for sustainable development, Proceedings of the Conference, Tbilisi, 2005, pp. 76-78
Հովհաննիսյան Ն. , Եսայան Ա. , Սարգսյան Ս., Դարբինյան Կ.
«Էկոլոգիայի հիմունքներ 10»
2004 | Book
Ինտերակտիվ դասընթաց լազերային սկավառակի տեսքով. ԵՊՀ, “TeachArm”, Երևան, 2004, 250 էջ