The seminar organizers are Student Scientific Society of the Faculty of Pharmacology and Chemistry, and the initiative belongs to YSU administration and RA Interdepartmental Commission on Fighting Drug Abuse and Drug Trafficking. Professor of the Chair of Inorganic Chemistry Gagik Melikyan will conduct seminars.
Students of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacology attended the first seminar today.
“When I worked in the police, I realized they very often need the help of experts. Here they face the absence of such experts. I want our students to understand that in any area of life they will need a little more in-depth knowledge of chemistry. Chemistry is the science that lies on the border of criminal and noncriminal, and we should be able to tell from each other these phenomena,” - stressed the importance of the seminar Mr. Melikyan.
During the workshops, which will be held once or twice a month, information about drugs and their effects will be provided exclusively in the scientific aspect. Students will discuss the specific chemical structure of substances, their effects on the human organism, etc. Mr. Melikyan does not exclude the fact that some of the participants will become experts in future.
According to organizers, students of the faculties of biology, philosophy and psychology, sociology, and the State Medical University will attend the following seminars.
“The subject has interested us, but we realized that one seminar is not enough. I think no matter which particular specialization the chemist has: this is an area, of which you need to be aware. That is why we have chosen such a specialist, who will speak on the topic in the context of chemistry,” - said the Chairman of the Student Council of this faculty Sevak Grigoryan.
According to Mr. Melikyan, people aged under 30 years most often use drugs in Armenia, but compared with other countries, the condition here is not very difficult: “I believe that Armenian family plays great role in this issue. Armenian families watch the children and protect them from negative influences.”