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Chair of Biology

There are 23 lecturers in the chair, among them 2 Doctors, 16 Candidates, and 14 Associate Professors.

The chair provides courses to all the faculties of the university. About 74 subjects are taught, among them “Plant Anatomy and Morphology”, “Selection Genetics”, “Methods of Teaching Biology”, “Plant Physiology, Microbiology and Virology”, “Evolution Theory”, “Zoology”, “Animal Ecology”, “Various Forms of Life”, “Animals Behavior”, “Histology”, “Human Anatomy”, “Human and Animal Physiology”, “Age Anatomy and Physiology”, “Human Ecology”, “Physiological Basics of Physical Education”, “Physical Hygiene”, “Biomechanics”, “Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine”, “Pediatrics and Hygiene of Early age and Pre-school Children”, “Pathological Physiology”, “Higher Nervous Activity”, “Immunology”, “Basics of Medicine”, etc.

The chair did research on botany, ecology, zoology and physiology from 2010 to 2015. The chair has published about 106 abstracts, 3 manuals.

The Chair of Botany was established in 1973. Later, in 1991, after making admission on “Geography”, the chair delivered courses on subjects of physical geography and in 1992 it changed into the Chair of Botany and Geography. In 1973 the Chair of Zoology and Physiology was also founded. In 2014 the 2 chairs united into the Chair of Biology, which operates up to this day.

From the establishment day of the chair till now the chairholders have been:

Karlen Karapetyan- Candidate of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor (1973-1974)

Rafik Yedoyan- Candidate of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor (1974-1980)

Sergei Aprikyan- Candidate of Biological Sciences, Professor (1980-1990)

Rafik Yedoyan- Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, Professor (1990-2003)

Zaruhi Vardanyan- Candidate of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor (2003-2006)

Rafik Yedoyan- Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, Professor, Correspondent Member of RA Academy of Sciences (from 2006 onwards).

From the establishment day of the Chair of Zoology and Physiology it was headed by:

Nikolai Mikayelyan- Doctor of Biological Sciences, (1973-1991)

Davit Lokyan- Candidate of Biological Sciences, (1991-2001)

Hasmik Grigoryan- Candidate of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor (2001-2012)

Armenuhi Harutyunyan- Candidate of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor (2012-2014).

The Chair of Biology has a significant contribution to the reforms of higher education, the insertion and development of the credit system in education, and the formation and introduction of multi-factor assessment of students.

Today the chair functions according to the international standards.

The following issues are the goal of the work carried out by the chair:

  1. Improving the effectiveness of teaching by diverse and multifold processes,
  2. Consolidation and development of students’ individual work, design of new methods and techniques,
  3. Improvement of the activities of SSC, scientific practical topics of thematic experimental nature, that promote students
  4. Only modern issues representing specific theoretical and practical interest must be chosen as the topic of scientific seminars of the chair, which must be compared with the research carried out by the lecturer.
  5. Serious attention must be paid to international, foreign, particularly Russian human resources, as well as to the cooperation with RA NAS and various universities and scientific centers.

With the teaching work the members of the chair do serious research.

The chair has 2 main research topics, which include 9 subtopics:

Main theme 1. – “Study of Useful Wild Plants, Ecosystems and Landscapes of Lori Region”. The sub-topics stem from the main topic and more or less cover its various sectors.

1.1    “Bio-ecological Assessment of Main Vegetative Ecosystems of Northern Armenia” (done by Z. Vardanyan). “Relict Dendrocoenoses of Subalpine Zone in Northern Armenia” is a part of this theme and is done by H. Mkhitaryan.

1.2    “Quantitative and Qualitative Dynamics of Heavy Metals in Wild Vegetable Plants in Various Ecological Conditions”, done by T. Hovsepyan, Postgraduate Student.

1.3    “Bio-ecological Features of Wild Fruit Bushes of Debet River Valley under Different Ecological Conditions”, done by N. Asatryan, Candidate of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor.

1.4    “Ecological Fitocoenotic Features of Subalpine High Grasses in Northern Armenia”, done by G. Sahakyan, Candidate of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor.

1.5    “Problems of Northern Armenia Flora”, done by L. Bayramyan.

1.6    “Biological and Economical Characteristics of Wild Staphylea in Different Ecological Conditions”, done by K. Gevorgyan (Ghazaryan).

1.7    “Evaluation of the condition of Natural and Anthropogenic Landscapes of Lori Region: Ways of Improving Them”, done by S. Baghdasaryan, Candidate of Geographical Sciences.

1.8    “Impact of Economical Activities on Water Quality of Pambak River and its Tributaries”, done by S. Zakaryan.

Theme 2. – “Problems of Management of Water Resources and Planning River Basins”, which is a problem of geographical nature, and is done by G. Tadevosyan, Candidate of Geographical Sciences, Associate Professor. The staff of the chair has presented the results of the studies in the university, national and international conferences. The lecturers of the chair have published a number of scientific articles, theses, monographs, university manuals, university textbooks and methodological manuals.

Z. Vardanyan, Candidate of Biological Sciences, has been a member of the working group of PhD postgraduate education organization project from 2014 and from 2015 the head of the project. From 2015 he has been a member of Vanadzor working group of the project “Community Development in the South Caucasus”. From 2015 he has been collaborating with Vanadzor team of the Australian Red Cross. In 2015 Z. Vardanyan, Doctor of Biological Sciences, with L. Bayramyan, lecturer, Associate Professor, Candidate of Agricultural Sciences, won the first and second phases in “Open competition for the development of additional educational programs to establish the culture of students’ healthy diet emphasizing the active learning methods” organized by RF Moscow Food Institute. The 3 lecturers of the chair Z. Vardanyan, A. Gevorgyan, N. Asatryan have presented a program on the subject “Methods of Teaching Biology” within the scope of the program “Strengthening of the Role of Universities as   Lifelong Learning Institutions” (SSRULLI, TEMPUS). The members of the chair have actively participated in the compilation of the educational programs.

Head of the Chair of Biology R. Yedoyan, Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, Professor

RA NAS Correspondent Member

Staff

Name, Surname

Position

Yedoyan Rafik

Head of the Chair of Biology, Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, Professor

Vardanyan Zaruhi

Associate Professor of the Chair of Biology, Doctor of Biological Sciences

Grigoryan Hasmik

Associate Professor of the Chair of Biology, Candidate of Biological Sciences

Bayramyan Lilia

Associate Professor of the Chair of Biology, Candidate of Biological Sciences

Gevorgyan Anush

Associate Professor of the Chair of Biology, Candidate of Biological Sciences

Tadevosyan Gagik

Associate Professor of the Chair of Biology, Candidate of Geographical Sciences

Kirakosyan Meri

Associate Professor of the Chair of Biology, Candidate of Biological Sciences

Harutyunyan Armenuhi

Associate Professor of the Chair of Biology, Candidate of Biological Sciences

Sahakyan Gayane

Associate Professor of the Chair of Biology, Candidate of Biological Sciences

Asatryan Nazeli

Associate Professor of the Chair of Biology, Candidate of Biological Sciences

Gevorgyan Armine

Assistant of the Chair of Biology, Associate Professor, Candidate of Biological Sciences

Qaryan Shushan

Assistant of the Chair of Biology, Associate Professor, Candidate of Biological Sciences

Baghdasaryan Sasun

Assistant of the Chair of Biology, Candidate of Geographical Sciences

Loqyan Arevik

Headmaster of VSU collage, Assistant of the Chair of Biology, Candidate of Agricultural Sciences

Zalinyan Sergei

Lecturer of the Chair of Biology

Grigoryan Perchuhi

Lecturer of the Chair of Biology

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