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Scientific seminar on "African swine fever".

Associate Professor Guillermo Rissati, PhD, from Department of Pathobiology and Veterinar Sc., College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, University of Connecticut, USA, and Assistant Director for Global Biosecurity Walter McVey, BS MS, from Huck Institute For The Life Science, Penn State University, USA, have been invited to the Institute of Molecular Biology NAS RA.
Several issues of prevention of African swine fever have been discussed during the seminar. Dr. Guillermo Risatti has presented two attempts to create a live attenuated vaccine against ASF virus as well as the different reasons of failure of creation of these vaccines have been presented and discussed.
Later on, both Dr. G. Rissati and Dr. W. McVey have also discussed the implementation of future possible projects in this area with Dr. Z. Karalyan (IMB NAS RA).

Photographs from seminar: here

Scientific lecture for young scientists within "Young Scientists Support Program".

Prof. V. Zakian has been invited by Young Scientists Support Program to deliver scientific lectures about telomeres in Armenia. One of the lectures was delivered at the Institute of Molecular Biology on 3 May, 2016.
Dr. Virginia A. Zakian is the Harry C. Weiss Professor in the Life Sciences in the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University. Virginia A. Zakian has made critical contributions in two areas of chromosome biology: telomeres and replication fork progression. Her work is characterized by a willingness to tackle important questions, use of a wide variety of experimental approaches, and novel findings. Her lab used ciliates to isolate the first telomere single-­‐strand DNA binding proteins, the prototype of Pot1, and demonstrated that they protect DNA ends from degradation. Her lab discovered telomeric silencing and cell cycle dependent degradation of C-­‐strand telomeric DNA in budding yeast, features now known to occur in diverse eukaryotes. They also identified proteins and events required for cell cycle and length-­‐dependent regulation of telomerase.>

Photographs from lecture: here

R Course - 2016

On April 4-8, 2016, the Institute of Molecular Biology NAS RA has organized an R course, entitled "Disentangling diversity in complex biodata: an R course" conducted by Henry Löffler-Wirth, PhD from the Interdisciplinary Center for Bioinformatics, Leipzig, Germany.
The following topics have been included in the course program:
- Basic programming in R
- Advanced programming
- A little programming project
- Standard microarray analysis and OMIcs analysis using oposSOM
- Case study and advanced oposSOMing

Photographs from R course: here

International Young Scientists School - 5, 2016

On March 28 - 31, 2016, the Institute of Molecular Biology NAS RA has organized the Fifth Young Scientists School "Molecular and cellular bases of host-microbes interactions: microbiome research".
The school was conducted by prominent foreign scientists invited from Switzerland and USA. They delivered lectures that have covered topics related to tools, approaches as well as implications of studying gut bacteria on human health and disease. In addition the potential use of probiotic as next generation therapies for human have been discussed.

Photographs from the School: here

Training Course on Bioethics, 2015


The Institute of Molecular Biology NAS RA has organized a training course on:
"The basics of Bioethics. Bioethical Expertise in Biomedical and Clinical Studies".

The course is axpected to be held twice a year in Armenian and Russian.

See the full announcement text in Armenian here.

Practical Course, 2015

Functional characterization of the voltage-dependent potassium channels in Xenopus oocytes: Voltage clamp and Patch clamp.

Prof. Jürgen Schwarz, ZMNH Hamburg, Germany and Dr. Vitya Vardanyan, IMB NAS RA, Yerevan

June 1 – 5, 2015

Place: Lab of Molecular Neuroscience, Institute of Molecular Biology NAS RA, 7, Hasratyan str., Yerevan
Participation was free of charge.

- Program -
Monday, 01.06.2015:
- Seminar: Ion channels and basic properties of excitability (Prof. Schwarz),
- Operation of frog and preparation of oocytes (Dr. Vardanyan),
- Enzymatic defolliculisation of oocytes,
- Introduction to electrophysiologiac equipment.
Tuesday, 02.06.2015:
- Lecture-seminar: Sodium and potassium channels (Prof. Schwarz),
- Preparation and injection of mRNA into oocytes,
- Introduction into TEVC method.
Wednesday, 03.06.2015:
- Lecture-seminar: Ion channels and diseases (Prof. J.R. Schwarz),
- Introduction into patch-clamp method,
- Electrophysiological measurements from oocytes by Patch-clamp method.
Thursday, 04.06.2015:
- Electrophysiological measurements from oocytes by Patch clamp method,
- Data analysis.
Friday, 05.06.2015:
- Concluding remarks and end of course

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International Young Scientists School - 2015

On May 25-29, 2015, the Institute of Molecular Biology NAS RA and Armenian Association of Molecular & Cellular Biology and Immunology have jointly organized the International Young Scientists School "Molecular and Cellular Bases of Host-Microbes Interactions: Immunogenomics".
The school was conducted by prominent foreign scientists invited from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland), California Institute of Technology (USA), University of Chicago (USA) and University of Massachusetts (USA). They delivered lectures related to molecular and cellular biology, microbiology and immunology.
Fifty (50) young scientists and students from Armenia, Russia and Iran have participated in the school.

Photographs from the School: here

International Young Scientists School - 2014

On May 26 - June 08, 2014, the Institute of Molecular Biology NAS RA and Armenian Association of Molecular & Cellular Biology and Immunology have jointly organized the International Young Scientists School "Molecular and Cellular Bases of Host-Microbes Interactions: Genomics and Sequencing".
The school was conducted by prominent foreign scientists invited from Switzerland and USA, as well as by scientists from the IMB NAS RA. They delivered lectures related to molecular and cellular biology, microbiology and immunology.
Fifty (50) mainly young scientists and students, have participated in the school.

Photographs from the School: here

Practical Course in Neuroscience

A practical training course in Neuroscience was organized by IMB in May. A group of predominantly young scientists from different scientific institutions of Armenia took part in this training. Two lecturers: Prof. Jürgen Schwarz from ZMNH (Hamburg, Germany) and Dr. Vitya Vardanyan from IMB NAS RA (Yerevan, Armenia) had delivered intensive lectures with the scientific theme of “Functional characterization of the voltage-dependent potassium channels in Xenopus oocytes”.

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DNA-Sequencing Training Course supported by ARPA Institute

In March 2014 IMB organized training course in DNA sequencing (technical issues) supported by ARPA Institute (USA). A group of young scientists from the institute participated in this training conducted by Mr. Travis Tao, chief specialist of the SeqGen Inc. (USA).
The sequencer was kindly presented to the IMB by the ARPA Institute to encourage the development of genomics research in Armenia.

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