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



Recent Selective Publications



Ayrapetyan S., Baghdasaryan N. Mikayelyan Y., Barseghyan S., Martirosyan V., Heqimyan A.,Narinyan L., Nikoghosyan A. (2015) Cell hydration as a Marker for Nonionizing Radiation, In: M. Markov (Ed.) Electromagnetic Fields in Biology and Medicine, USA, CRC Press, pp. 193-215 DOI: 10.1201/b18148-1


Ayrapetyan S. (2015) The Dysfunction of Metabolic Controlling of Cell Hydration Precedes Warburg Phenomenon in Carcinogenesis. J Bioequiv Availab 7:e59. doi: 10.4172/jbb.10000e59




De J., Leonha¨user J., Vardanyan L. (2014) Removal of Mercury in Fixed-Bed Continuous Upflow Reactors by Mercury-Resistant Bacteria and Effect of Sodium Chloride on their Performance, QScience Connect 2014:17. DOI: 10.5339/connect.2014.17


De J., Dash HR., Das S. (2014) Mercury Pollution and Bioremediation - a Case Study on Biosorption by Marine Mercury Resistant Bacteria. In Das S. (Ed.). Microbial Biodegradation and Bioremediation. Elsevier publications 137-166.


Singh G., Peyton B., De J. et al., (2014) Reoxidation of Biogenic Reduced Uranium - A Challenge Towards Bioremediation. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 44(4):391-415 DOI: 10.1080/10643389.2012.728522.


Martirosyan V., Ayrapetyan S. (2014) Comparative Study of Time-Dependent Effects of 4 and 8Hz Mechanical Vibration at Infrasound Frequency on E. coli K-12 Cells Proliferation. Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine 01/2014, Posted online on April 11. (doi:10.3109/15368378.2014.906449).


Ayrapetyan S., De J., (2014) Cell Hydration as a Biomarker for Estimation of Biological Effects of Non-Ionizing Radiation on Cells and Organisms. The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2014, Article ID 890518, 8 pages, doi:10.1155/2014/890518.




Baghdasaryan N.S., Mikayelyan Y.R., Nikoghosyan A.K., Ayrapetyan S.N. (2013) The Impact of Background Radiation, Illumination and Temperature on EMF-Induced Changes of Aqua Medium Properties. Electromagnetic biology and medicine 32(3):390-400.


Martirosyan V., Baghdasaryan N., Ayrapetyan S. (2013)  Bidirectional Frequency-Dependent Effect of Extremely Low-Frequency Electromagnetic Field on E. coli K-12. Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine 32(3):291-300. 


Martirosyan V., Baghdasaryan N., Ayrapetyan S. (2013) The Study of the Effects of Mechanical Vibration at Infrasound Frequency on [3H]-Thymidine Incorporation into DNA of E. coli K-12. Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine  32(1):40-47.


Martirosyan V., Ehrlich R., Frend Y., Barness G., Steinberger Y. (2013) Spatial Heterogeneity of a Microbial Community in a Sandy Soil ecosystem. Pedobiologia 56(4-6):195-203. 


Martirosyan V, Steinberger Y. (2013) Spatial Distribution of a Microbial Community in Sandy Soil Ecosystems as a Tillage Mediator. Proceedings & Abstract. 2nd International Scientific Conference, Soil and Crop Management: Adaptation and Mitigation of Climate Change, pp. 89-98.



Ayrapetyan S., Yeganyan L., Bazikyan G., Muradyan R., Arsenyan F. (2012) Na+/K+ Pump α3 Isoform-Dependent Cell Hydration Controlling Signaling System Dysfunction as a Primary Mechanism for Carcinogenesis. J Bioequiv Availab 4(7):112-120.


Baghdasaryan N., Mikayelyan Y., Barseghyan S., Dadasyan E., Ayrapetyan S. (2012) The Modulating Impact of Illumination and Background Radiation on 8Hz-Induced Infrasound Effect on Physicochemical Properties of Physiological Solution. Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine 31(4):310-319.


Baghdasaryan N., Mikayelyan Y., Barseghyan S., Dadasyan E., Ayrapetyan S. (2012) The Density-Dependency of Dark and Low Background Radiation Effects on Water and Water Solution Properties. Electromagnetic biology and medicine 31(1):87-100.


Martirosyan V., Hovnanyan K., Ayrapetyan S. (2012) Carbon Dioxide as a Microbial Toxicity Enhancer of Some Antibacterial Agents: a New Potential Water PurificationTool. ISRN Biophysics, vol. 2012, Article ID 906761, 7 pages, doi:10.5402/2012/906761.


Mikayelyan Y., Baghdasaryan N., Nikoghosyan A., Barseghyan S., Ayrapetyan S. (2012) The EMF-Induced Changes in Aqua Medium's Properties Depend on Background Ionizing Radiation, Illumination and Temperature. The Environmentalist 32(2):179-187.


Sukiasyan A., Mikaelyan Y., Ayrapetyan S. (2012) Comparative Study of Non-Ionizing and Ionizing Radiation Effect on Hydration of Winter Wheat Seeds in Metabolic Active and Inactive States. The Environmentalist 32(2):188-192.


Yeganyan L., Muradyan R., Arsenyan F., Bazikyan G., Ayrapetyan S. (2012) Magnetically Treated Water at 4 Hz and 2.5 mT as a Modulator of Cisplatin Effect on Cell Hydration and Ouabain Binding of Sarcoma-180 Tissue. The Environmentalist 32(2):236-241.


Martirosyan V., Markosyan L., Hovhanesyan H., Hovnanyan K., Ayrapetyan S. (2012) The Frequency-Dependent Effect of ELF-EMF and MV at IS Frequency on the Growth, Division and Motility of Escherichia Coli K-12. Environmentalist J. 32(2):157-165 DOI: 10.1007/s10669-011-9365-2.


Ayrapetyan S. (2012) Cell hydration as a Universal Marker for Detection of Environmental Pollution. Environmentalist J. 32(2):210-221.



Martirosyan V., Moosavi E., Ayrapetyan S. (2011) The Study of the Effects of Carbon Dioxide-Induced Elevation of Hydrogen Peroxide Toxicity on Microbes as a Novel Tool for Water Purification. World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology 27(5):1091-1098.