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Full name: Ashot S. Saghyan
Place of birth: village Chapar (Mardakert region NKR)
Birthdate: 07.04.1957
Specialization: Biotechnology, Bioorganic Chemistry
Reasearch areas: Asymmetric biomimetic synthesis of non-proteinogenic amino acids, isolation and purification of amino acids from culture broth of microbiological synthesis
Membership of other academies: Full Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Member of the International Academy of Ecology, Member of Biotechnology Association of China
Honors: European "Descartes Prize" (2001), "Award of Friendship", "Tien-Shan" prize (2002), President's Prize of RA (2004), President’s Prize of RA (2011)
Current position: Director of the Scientific and Production Center "Armbiotechnology" NAS RA (2010), Head of Pharmacy Department YSU (2002), Editor-in-chief of the "Chemical Journal of Armenia" (2008), Representative of NAS RA in the Coordination Board of ISTC, Member of the Presidium of NAS RA (since 2016)
Education: Graduated from YSU (1978), Ph.D. of chemistry (1985). Doctor of chemical sciences (1997), Prof. (2003), Corr. Member (2006), Acad. (2010)
Address: 14 Gyurjyan Str., 0056 Yerevan, Armenia
Tel.: (+374 10) 55 93 55, (+374 10) 65 41 83, (+374 10) 52 59 86
E-mail: saghyan [ at ], saghyan [ at ], saghyan [ at ]


In the framework of IncoNet EaP Plus project National Academy of Sciences of RA announces call for networking grants for participation in Brokerage Events related to Horizon2020 as well as in Preparatory Meetings for the development of concrete project proposals for selected thematic calls within H2020

The Institute of Literature after M. Abeghyan of the National Academy of Sciences of RA organizes a republican scientific session dedicated to the 180th anniversary of Perch Proshyan, which will take place on the 5th of May, 2017, in Yerevan

On 5 July, 2017, NAS RA Institute of History organizes a scientific conference in Yerevan devoted to the 90th anniversary of NAS RA academician H. Bartikyan

On 7-9 July, 2017, NAS RA Institute of History organizes the XXXVIII scientific session of young scientific workers of the NAS RA Institute of History in Aghveran

On 18-22 September, 2017, Department of Physics and Astrophysics of NAS RA and Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory after V.A. Ambartsumian of NAS RA organize International Symposium "Star formation and star formation regions" in Byurakan. For more information see:

On 19-22 September, 2017, Department of Physics and Astrophysics of NAS RA and the Institute for Physical Research of NAS RA organize

On 25-28 September, 2017, Institute for Informatics and Automation problems of NAS RA organizes 11th International Conference on "Computer Science and Information Technologies - CSIT-2017" (Yerevan, Armenia). For more information see:

On 25-29 September, 2017, the V International Conference on "Chemistry and Chemical Technologies" will be held in Yerevan, organized by the M.G. Manvelyan Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry NAS RA and Division of Chemistry and Earth Sciences NAS RA

In September, 2017, the Institute of Molecular Biology NAS RA organizes the International Young Scientists School “Molecular and Cellular Bases of Host-Microbes Interactions: Immunogenomics”

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