Sargis Aghayan
Biography
Education
06/2009-06/2012 NAS RA, Scientific Center of Zoology and Hydroecology, Postgraduate Studies, Institute of Zoology, Degree: PhD (2012)
09/2007 -05/2009 Yerevan State University, Faculty of Biology, Department of Biophysics, Undergraduate Studies, Degree: Master of Science (2009)
09/2003-05/2007 Yerevan State University, Faculty of Biology, Department of Biophysics, Undergraduate Studies, Degree: Bachelor of Science (2007)

Scientific degree
PhD ''Diversity, prevalence and host-parasite relations of avian haemosporidian parasites in some forest areas of Caucasus ''
Specialized Council: Biodiversity and Ecology – 035, Diploma Ա№06198

Work experience
Since 09/2012 Yerevan State University, Department of Zoology (researcher)
Since 05/2012 NAS RA, Scientific Center of Zoology and Hydroecology, Institute of Zoology (researcher)
09/2010-06/2012 Yerevan State University, Department of Zoology (senior laboratory assistant)
06/2008-06/2009 Yerevan State Agrarian University (senior laboratory assistant)
01/2007-04/2008 Institute of Molecular Biology (senior laboratory assistant)


Scientific interests
Avian haemosporidia, Host parasite interactions, Evolutionary genetics, Biodiversity study and conservation

Participation in grant projects (present and past)
Year Fund Title
2011 Partners Fund of FENS/Dana Foundation Brain Awareness Week: “Explore Your Brain” youth competition – co-coordinator
2011 Rufford Small Grants Foundation “Development and Implementation of Conservation Measures for a Unique Lizard Population: The Racerunner Eremias Arguta Transcaucasica in Armenia”, educational program coordinator
2011 FEBS Advanced Lecture Course Trends in Genetics: Genomic Instability and Pathways of Response, Yerevan, Armenia – Member of the Local Organizing Committee
2011-
2012 Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian “Phylogeography of Caucasian forest birds” (research project) – participation as a PhD student in Portugal
2012 Rufford Small Grants Foundation “RSG Recipients Conference in Armenia” coordinator of conference
2012 Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs “Explore Armenian Forests – environmental campaign “ coordinator assistant
2012-
2013 UN-HABITAT Urban Youth Fund Small Grants “Establishment of Youth-led Mushroom Cultivation Training and Research Center in Armenia” co-coordinator of the project
2013 ANSEF A natural experiment to study predicted avian malaria threat under global climate change (principal investigator)
2013 Young Scientists Support Program “GIS application in Biological Sciences – workshop” coordinator of workshop
2013 Armenian Youth Foundation, WWF-Armenia, RSG Foundation “Field Techniques of Biodiversity Research - workshop” co-coordinator of workshop
2014 Rufford Small Grants Foundation Use of Long-legged Buzzard as a model for conservation of Raptors in Khosrov Nature Reserve (KhNR), PI
2014 Youth Foundation of Armenia "Youth of Armenia and Artsakh for anti-smoking campaign": Coordinator
2014 Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs “EcoKhndzristan” youth camp: Coordinator
2014 Youth in Action: Youth Exchange "Uniting Youth for Biodiversity" Youth Exchange Programme in Armenia: co-coordinator
2014 Young Scientists Support Program Program of supporting young scientists in purchasing of laboratory equipment


Professional Membership
Since 02/2009 Vice-president of “Young Biologists Association” NGO
11/2013-07/2014 Member of advisory board of “Young Scientists Support Program”

Languages
Armenian (native), Russian, English, Portuguese

Sargis Aghayan

Researcher | Faculty of Biology - Scientific-research laboratory of General Biology
 
 

Article

Stanaway Jeffrey D., Ashkan Afshin, Emmanuela Gakidou, Stephen S Lim, Degu Abate, Kalkidan Hassen Abate, Cristiana Abbafati, Sargis A. Aghayan

Global, Regional, and National Comparative Risk Assessment of 84 Behavioural, Environmental and Occupational, and Metabolic Risks or Clusters of Risks for 195 Countries and Territories, 1990–2017: a Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 | The Lancet, 2018, 392, pp. 1923-1994 |

Amouei Afsaneh, Sharif Mehdi, Sarvi Shahabeddin, Aghayan Sargis A., Javidnia Javad, Mizani Azadeh, Hosseini Seyed-Abdollah, Shams Nemat, Hosseininejad Zahra, Chegeni Tooran Nayeri, Badali Hamid, Moosazadeh Mahmood, Daryani Ahmad

Toxoplasma gondii Genotypes and Feline: Geographical Distribution Trends | Preprints with The Lancet, 2018, pp. 3228896

Hripsime A. Atoyan, Mariam Sargsyan, Hasmik Gevorgyan, Marko Rakovic, Igor Fadeev, Vahagn Muradyan, Ahmad Daryani, Mehdi Sharif, Sargis A. Aghayan

Determinants of avian malaria prevalence in mountainous Transcaucasia | Biologia, 2018, 73 (11), pp. 1123–1130

Reza Saberi, Mehdi Sharif, Shahabeddin Sarvi, Sargis A. Aghayan, Seyed Abdollah Hosseini, Davood Anvari, Tooran Nayeri Chegeni, Zahra Hosseininejad, Ahmad Daryani'

Is Toxoplasma gondii playing a positive role in multiple sclerosis risk? A systematic review and meta-analysis | Journal of Neuroimmunology. 2018, 1-24 pp.

Afsaneh Amouei, Mehdi Sharif, Shahabeddin Sarvi, Ramin Bagheri Nejad, Sargis A. Aghayan, Mohammad Bagher Hashemi-Soteh, Azadeh Mizani, Seyed Abdollah Hosseini, Sara Gholami, Alireza Sadeghi, Mohammad Sarafrazi, Ahmad Daryani

Aetiology of livestock fetal mortality in Mazandaran province, Iran | PeerJ Preprints. 2018, 6, e26558v1 p. |
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Thesis

Sarvi Sh, Dodangeh S., Daryani A., Sharif M., Aghayan S. A., Pagheh Abdol Satar

Research advances in vaccines of Toxoplasma gondii based on microneme proteins (MICs): a systematic review | 3rd International and 10th National Congress of Parasitology & Parasitic Diseases of Iran (NICOPA10). 2017, p. HN10103640488 |

Gevorgyan H., Grigoryan G., Atoyan H., Rukhkyan M., Hakobyan A, Zakaryan H., Aghayan S. A.

Evidence of Crimean-Congo Haemorragic Fever VirusOccurrencein Ixodidae ticks of Armenia | 3rd International and 10th National Congress of Parasitology & Parasitic Diseases of Iran (NICOPA10). 2017, p. HN10104510424 |

Raković M., Neto J., Lopes R., Collinson M., Koblik E., Fadeev I., Lohman Y., Aghayan S., Boano G., Pavia M., Perlman Y., Kiat Y., Ben Dov A., Voelker G., Drovetski S.

Geographic patterns of MTDNA and Z-linked sequence variation in the common chiffchaff | Third International Scientific Conference on Biological Diversity and Conservation Problems of the Fauna. 2017, p. 359 |

Aghayan S.A., Atoyan H.A., Harvey J.A., Voelker G., Drovetski S.V.

WHICH AVIAN HAEMOSPORIDIA ARE BETTER COLONIZERS? | Proceedings of the conference «Biological diversity and conservation problems of the fauna of the Caucasus», p. 25, September 23 - 26, 2014, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia

Boano G., Drovetski S.V., Fadeev I.V., Koblik E.A., Pavia M., Rakovich M., Aghayan S.A.

IMPORTANCE OF SURENAVAN FISHPONDS FOR BIRDS` CONSERVATION | Proceedings of the conference «Biological diversity and conservation problems of the fauna of the Caucasus», p. 77, September 23 - 26, 2014, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia
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