Karen Trchounian
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 - 2015: Junior Scientific Researcher, Department of Biophysics, YSU

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

Armenian, Russian, English


Karen Trchounian

Associate Professor | Faculty of Biology - Chair of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology


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Evidence for Escherichia coli DcuD carrier dependent FOF1-ATPase activity during fermentation of glycerol | Scientific Reports, 2019, 9, pp. 4279/7 |

Armen Trchounian, Karen Trchounian

Fermentation Revisited: How Do Microorganisms Survive Under Energy-Limited Conditions? | Trends in Biochemical Sciences, 2019, 44, 5, pp. 391-400 |

Satenik Mirzoyan, Armen Trchounian, Karen Trchounian

Hydrogen production by Escherichia coli during anaerobic utilization of mixture of lactose and glycerol: enhanced rate and yield, prolonged production | International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2019, 44, pp. 9272-9281

B. Hakobyan, C. Pinske, G. Sawers, A. Trchounian, K. Trchounian

pH and a mixed carbon-substrate spectrum influence FocA- and FocB-dependent, formate-driven H2 production in Escherichia coli | FEMS Microbiology Letters, 2018, 365, 21, fny233, pp. 1-8

Heghine Gevorgyan, Armen Trchounian, Karen Trchounian

Understanding the role of Escherichia coli hydrogenases and formate dehydrogenases in the FOF1-ATPase activity during the mixed acid fermentation of mixture of carbon sources | IUBMB Life (International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Life), 2018, 70, 10, pp. 1040-1047
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Anna Poladyan, Karen Trchounina, Armen Trchounian

From organic wastes to biohydrogen: responsible hydrogenases upon different carbon mixtures utilization by Escherichia coli | 12th internatinal confereance on Hydrogenases. 2019, p. 96

S. Mirzoyan, A. Trchounian, K. Trchounian

Role of Acetate in Hydrogen producing Hydrogenase 3 Activity during Glycerol Fermentation in E. coli pH 7.5 | ASM General Meeting ASM MICROBE 2019. MBP-130

Anna Poladyan, Lena Margaryan, Karen Trchounian, Tatyana Semashko, Armen Trchounian

Upcycling of office waste paper and cardbord to biohydrogen | 8th Congress of European Microbiologists - FEMS2019. p. 746

Karen Trchounian, Bella Hakobyan, Lusine Karapetyan, Armen Trchounian

Understanding Escherichia coli formte channels working direction during fermentation of mixture of glucoseխ glycerol and formate at pH 7.5 | 8th Congress of European Microbiologists - FEMS2019. 2019, p. 990

Karen Trchounian, Armen Trchounian

Interdisciplinary approach and use of active learning methods in Master program of Applied Microbiology at university | 8th Congress of European Microbiologists - FEMS2019. 2019, p. 849
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