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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Karen Trchounian, Armen Trchounian

New role of Escherichia coli hydrogenase 4 during glucose fermentation | 11th International Hydrogenase Conference. 2016, p. 53 |

K. Trchounian, A. Poladyan, L. Gabrielyan, A. Trchounian

Developing hydrogen production biotechnology: cheap substrates, effective strains and optimized fermentative conditions | 21st World Hydrogen Energy Conference WHEC. 2016, p. 179-180

K. Trchounian, A. Trchounian

H2 production by Escherichia coli during utilization of acetate and mixture of glycerol with acetate | 21st World Hydrogen Energy Conference WHEC. 2016, p. 277-278
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