We appeal to various national and international foundations and organizations and our colleagues both in Armenia and the Diaspora to support us for the successful implementation of the Network activities.

UNESCO Chair in Life Sciences at Life Sciences International Postgraduate Educational Center (LSIPEC) is organizing the Inaugural Workshop of “UNESCO/UNITWIN Interregional Network on PhD Education and Research in Biophysics, Biotechnology and Environmental Health”, which has been officially approved by UNESCO.

UNESCO Chair in Life Sciences will present the results of the research carried out in the Center in International Conferences

General information


"Life Sciences International Postgraduate Educational Center would be developed as a regional education and research center serving to promote co-operation between scientists and to facilitate the exchange of information among researchers internationally".

Federico Mayor

Ex-Director General of UNESCO

"I believe that it will be an international body through which we'll realize the revival of the research collaboration of the sciences in FSU. This Center is being orgnaized at the turn of century, when it becomes difficult for separate countries of regions to solve their problems and go forth in the development of their community.

Platon Kostyuk 

Honorary president of LSIPEC




UNESCO has recently approved the creation of "UNESCO/UNITWIN Interregional Network on PhD Education and Research in Biophysics, Biotechnology and Environmental Health" initiated by UNESCO Chair at Life Sciences International Postgraduate Educational Center  


The Network is organized in partnership with Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology (Ukraine), Cairo University (Egypt), Istanbul Medeniyet University (Turkey), Southampton University (UK), Institute for Health and the Environment  University at Albany (USA), UNESCO Chair on Interdisciplinary Research in Diabetes at University of Tehran (Iran), Ivane Beritashvili Center of Experimental Biomedicine (Georgia), BLDE (Deemed to be University), (India), Stony Brook University (USA), Jamia Hamdard University (India). 

The NETWORK provides PhD program, which is  partially borrowed  from  PhD  educational  program  of Institute for Health and the Environment of University at Albany (USA) and Graduate School of Biological Sciences at Southampton University (UK). The courses are conducted in English. Theoretical courses (core and supporting) will be realized through Distant Education System and will be conducted by a team of leading lecturers from international universities. PhD students will have the opportunity to conduct a part of their dissertation in laboratories of partner universities. More information can be found here.

The deadline of applications for the 2018-2019 academic year is May 31, 2018.


The applicants should present:   

application form (the application can also be filled in here)

Alongside with the application the following documents shoud be sent to e-mail address:

  • a copy of applicant's graduate diploma,
  • 4 photos,
  • 2 letters of recommendation from advanced scientists of the appropriate area.

The details on the course can be found here

For additional information please contact:
Avan - Acharian 31, Yerevan 0040,Armenia
Phone/Fax: (374 10) 62 41 70



Message of the Head of Research and Educational Council 


Prof. Sinerik Ayrapetyan


    In a world where the contribution of knowledge has become a major factor in the progress of civilization, it is important that the nation’s Life Sciences schools participate in the education and preparation of nation’s future Life Sciences leaders.

   Life Sciences International Postgraduate Educational Center (LSIPEC) specialized in Biophysics, Neuroscience, Environmental Science, Biotechnology, Pain Study and Management and Biomedical Engineering, is approved by UNESCO Director General Mr. Federico Mayor as UNESCO CHAIR IN LIFE SCIENCES.

    As Armenia is on the crossways of Asian and European cultures and LSIPEC is organized at the turn of the century it will be a Center of the 21st century serving not only as an international educational and research center for promotion of Life Sciences in regional countries but also as a peace generation center for developing friendly ties between peoples of different countries and religions.

    There are several medico-biological research institutions in Armenia with high international reputation, the potential of which will allow us to secure high level of education in LSIPEC. Educational opportunities at LSIPEC are complemented by modern laboratory facilities, advanced technology centers and organized research programs. As a result, collaborative efforts among world-renowned faculties and researchers are generating national and international interest and attention.

    All of us at LSIPEC hold high the vision for new challenges, new opportunities and new horizons for promotion of Life Sciences in regional countries.


Prof. Sinerik N. Ayrapetyan

Head of Research and Educational Council

Head of UNESCO Chair in Life Sciences 



About us


In 1996 the Biophysics Center of Armenian NAS was awarded the status of UNESCO Chair in Life Sciences and was reorganized into Life Sciences International Postgraduate Educational Center of the Ministry of Education and Science of RA.

The purpose of the Chair is to promote cooperative research, advanced training and exchange of information in neurosciences, biophysics, environmental sciences, biotechnology and biomedical engineering in Armenia and other countries of the region to facilitate the collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and the local scientific community.

In collaboration with different international organizations the Chair organizes regular International UNESCO Seminars on actual problems of Life Sciences with participation of leading scientists from different countries.

UNESCO Chair in Life Sciences International Postgraduate Educational Center has made agreements with UNESCO Office and Stony Brooke University, NY:


UNESCO Agreement
Stony Brook Agreement