Diana R. Soghomonyan
Biography
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

Diana R. Soghomonyan

Junior Researcher | Faculty of Biology
 
 

Article

Soghomonyan D., Harutyunyan K., Trchounian A.

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 | FEMS 6th Congress of European Microbiologists, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2015, FEMS-1066

Soghomonyan D.

The Survival of Irradiated Lactic Acid Bacteria in the Simulated Gastrointestinal Conditions With Antibiotic Ceftazidime | In Enhancing Health Promoting Compounds in Food, International Summer School for Young Scientists, Bazelati, Georgia, 2014, pp. 24-25

Soghomonyan D. R., Kalantaryan V. P., Trchounian A. H.

Changes in the F0F1-ATPase activity of irradiated Lactobacillus acidophilus in the presence of ceftazidime at low pH | Biological Journal of Armenia 2014, v. 66, pp. 39-43

Soghomonyan D. R.

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 | Biological Journal of Armenia, 2013, v. 65, pp. 89-92

Soghomonyan D., Trchounian A.,

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 | Journal Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics. 2013, v. 67, pp. 829–835
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Thesis

D. Soghomonyan, A. Margaryan, H. Badalyan, A. Trchounian

Bacterial Membrane Protein Activity Affected by 60Co Gamma Radiation | ASM General Meeting ASM MICROBE 2019. MBP-112

Soghomonyan D., Trchounian A.

The effects of extremely high frequency electromagnetic radiation on ATPase activity of probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus VKMB-1660 at human gut pHs | International Workshop “Influence of Electromagnetic Radiation on Human Beings and Problem of Understanding” Yerevan Armneia, 17-19 September, Abstract Book, 2018, p. 22

Soghomonyan D., Trchounian A.

The Effects of Potassium Metabisulfite on Wine Spoilage Lactic Acid Bacteria: H+ Efflux and Survival at Low pH | Food Science and Technology Second B-Fost Congress, 15-17 October, Yerevan, 2018, abstract book, p. 10

D. Soghomonyan, K. Ohanyan, A. Zakaryan, H. Badalyan, A. Trchounian

The Effects of Gamma-Radiation on Membrane Activity of Pseudomonas aeruginosa GRP3 | ASM MICROBE 2017 General Meeting. p. 720 |

D. Soghomonyan, S. Blbulyan, A. Trchounian

The Combined Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation and Low Concentration of Sulfur Dioxide on Growth and Survival of Wine Lactic Acid Bacteria | ASM MICROBE 2017 General Meeting. 2017, p. 728 |
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