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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.

In 2017 UNESCO established "UNESCO/UNITWIN Interregional Network on PhD Education and Research in Biophysics, Biotechnology and Environmental Health" at Life Sciences International Postgraduate Educational Center.

UNESCO Chair in Life Sciences will present the results of the research carried out in the Center in International Conferences
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The current studies of the Department of Biophysics and Neurophysiology are listed below.

 

 

1. Cellular and Molecular mechanism of the influences of low concentration ouabain and extra weak intensity of  non-ionizing radiation on heart muscle contractility.

   Methods:
• Computerized recording of heart muscle contractility by means of High Sensitive-Isometric Transducer; 
• Specific drying method for determination of cell hydration:
• Photometric determination of intracellular ionic concentration;
• Isotope method for determination of the number of ouabain receptors on membrane;
• Immunoassay method for determination of intracellular messengers.

 

 

2. The membrane mechanisms of the effect of ELF EMF and MMW and infrasound on neuronal activity and sperm motility

   Methods:

• Current and Voltage Clamp Computerized recording of neuronal activity;
• Patch-clump recording of neuronal and sperm membrane activity;
• In vivo recording of intracellular ionic composition by Intracellular ion-selective microelectrodes; 
• Luminescent microscopic method for recording intracellular concentration of Ca ions;
• Photometric determination of intracellular ionic concentration; 
• Specific drying method for determination of cell hydration;
• Isotope method for recording ionic fluxes through the cell membrane;
• Isotope method for counting the number of agonist receptors on membrane;
• Immunoassay method for determination of intracellular messengers. 
 

3. Heart Muscle Biophysics  -  The study of the mechanisms of extremely low frequency of electromagnetic fields (ELF EMF) on heart muscle contractility. 

4. Membrane  Biophysics  - The study of the mechanisms of infrasound on heart muscle contractility and neuronal electrical activity.   

5. Magnetobiology -  The study of  cellular Mechanisms of non thermal effect of MMW on neuronal activity. 

6.Water and water solutions -  The study of effects of extraweak intensity of non-ionizing radiation on physicochemical properties of water and water solution.