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Anna Hovhannisyan

Date of Birth: 03.07.1977
Citizenship: Republic of Armenia
Address (home): 51/1 Adana str., 0050, Yerevan, Armenia
Telephone: (+374 93) 607885
E-mail: anna-hovhannisyan@rambler.ru

Current position: Cytogeneticist (full time)
Center of Medical Genetics and Primary Health Care 

Education:
1994-1999 Yerevan State University, Faculty of Biology, Department of Genetics and Cytology
1999-2006 PhD, Yerevan State University, Faculty of Biology, Department of Genetics and Cytology
2006 Doctor degree in biology

Work experience:
1999-2002 Research assistant, Yerevan State University, Faculty of Biology, Laboratory of Human Molecular Genetics
2002-2004 Research associate, Heamatological Centre after prof. R. Yolyan, Yerevan, Armenia
2002-2004 Cytogeneticist, Heamatological Centre after prof. R. Yolyan, Laboratory Diagnostic Department, Yerevan, Armenia
2004-2009 Forensic geneticist , Forensic Medical Centre, Laboratory of Forensic Genetics, Yerevan, Armenia
Since 2009 Cytogeneticist, Center of Medical Genetics and Primary Health Care, Laboratory of cytogenetics, Yerevan, Armenia
Since 2010 Professor Assistant, Yerevan State Medical University, Yerevan (Armenia)

Research Experience:
1999-2006 PhD research at Laboratory of Human Molecular Genetics, Yerevan State University and at Diagnostic Laboratory of Heamatological Centre after prof. R. Yolyan, PhD Thesis: “Cytogenetic Analysis of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia in Armenia”.

Fellowships-Scholarships:
2009 Scholarship for “Clinical Cytogenetics” course (Goldrain, South Tyrol, Italy, August 29th-September 3rd, 2009).
2012 “National Fellowship” for the European Human Genetics Conference 2012, June 23 - 26, 2012, Nürnberg, Germany.
2013 Fellowship for 26th Course in Medical Genetics (Bertinoro, Italy, 12-16 May 2013)

Honors/Awards:
2003 National Institute of Health named after academician S.Kh.Avdalbekian award for the thesis “Molecular Cytogenetic Analysis of Acute Leukemias in Armenia”. Proceedings of the 2nd International Young Medics Conference. 

Trainings:
October 1997 "Molecular cytogenetic diagnostics and FISH" conducted by  Dr. Gerard Tachdjian, (Head of Laboratory of Cytogenetics of Antoine Béclère Hospital, France)
November 2002 "Immunophenotyping of patients with leukemia", conducting by Dr. Peter Stosiek (Head of Institute of Pathology, Cottbus, Germany)
May 2003 "Immunoelectrophoresis", conducting by Dr. Peter Stosiek (Head of Institute of Pathology, Cottbus, Germany)
June 2004 "Cytogenetic Analysis of Leukemias" conducted by Dr. A Zedgenidze, Institute of Hematology, Tbilisi, Georgia
2006 National Institute of Health named after academician S.Kh.Avdalbekian, Chair of Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics, full course of specialization on Clinical Chemistry
December 2010 "FISH and CISH training, FLEX and PT link". Dako Academy, Denmark 
2012 "Semiotica and clinical diagnostics of hereditary diseases" advanced training course Yerevan State Medical University

Technical skills:
Cell culture (blood, bone marrow, amniotic fluid) 
Cytogenetics (G-, R-, C-, NOR-bandings)
Molecular cytogenetics (Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization (FISH)
DNA extraction, PCR, PAAG-electrophoresis, DNA-fingerprinting
Comet assay, Immunoelectrophoresis
Fluorescence microscopy, digital imaging, processing, and analysis 



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