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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K. Trchounian, A. Trchounian

Role of Escherichia coli formate channels in H2 production during mixed carbon sources fermentation | 19th IUPAB and 11th EBSA Congress. 2017, p. S270 |

A. Poladyan, S. Blbulyan, K. Trchounian, A. Trchounian

Glucose concentrations influence on activities of FoF1 ATPase and hydrogenase 4 in Escherichia coli | 19th IUPAB and 11th EBSA Congress. 2017, p. S289 |

K. Trchounian, S. Spaans, A. Trchounian, A. Stams, S. Kengen

Investigation of the Formate and Hydrogen Metabolism of Different Thermococcus Species | American Society for Microbiology General Meeting ASM MICROBE 2016. p. 218

A. Poladyan, K. Trchounian, A. Trchounian

Glycerol Fermentation and Hydrogen Metabolism by Escherichia coli: New Approaches to Enhance Hydrogen Production | American Society for Microbiology General Meeting ASM MICROBE. 2016, p. 070

A. Poladyan, S. Mirzoyan, K. Trchounian, A. Trchounian

Hydrogen production by Escherichia coli wild type and hydrogenase mutants upon formate and glycerol fermentation under different growth conditions | VAAM Annual Conference 2016 of the Association for General and Applied Microbiology. 2016, p. 156 |
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