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


Karen Trchounian, Nicolai Muller, Bernhard Schink, Armen Trchounian

Glycerol and mixture of carbon sources conversion to hydrogen by Clostridium beijerinckii DSM791 and effects of various heavy metals on hydrogenase activity | International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 2017, 42, pp. 7875-7882

Karen Trchounian, R. Gary Sawers, Armen Trchounian

Improving biohydrogen productivity by microbial dark- and photo-fermentations: Novel data and future approaches | Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2017, 80, pp. 1201-1216 |

Satenik Mirzoyan, Pablo Maria Romero-Pareja, Maria Dolores Coello, Armen Trchounian, Karen Trchounian

Evidence for hydrogenase-4 catalyzed biohydrogen production in Escherichia coli | International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 2017, 42, pp. 21697-21703 |

Harutyun Sargsyan, Karen Trchounian, Lilit Gabrielyan, Armen Trchounian

Novel approach of ethanol waste utilization: Biohydrogen production by mixed cultures of darkand photo-fermentative bacteria using distillers grains | International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2016, 41, 2377-2382 pp. |

Karen Trchounian, Anna Poladyan, Armen Trchounian

Optimizing strategy for Escherichia coli growth and hydrogen production during glycerol fermentation in batch culture: Effects of some heavy metal ions and their mixtures | Applied Energy, 2016, 177, 335-340 pp. |
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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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