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Faculty of Biology
Faculty of Biology of Yerevan State University has been established in 1933. :
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Sargis Aghayan

Researcher | Faculty of Biology
Education
06/2009-06/2012 NAS RA, Scientific Center of Zoology and Hydroecology, Postgraduate Studies, Institute of Zoology, Degree: PhD (2012)
09/2007 -05/2009 Yerevan State University, Faculty of Biology, Department of Biophysics, Undergraduate Studies, Degree: Master of Science (2009)
09/2003-05/2007 Yerevan State University, Faculty of Biology, Department of Biophysics, Undergraduate Studies, Degree: Bachelor of Science (2007)

Scientific degree
PhD ''Diversity, prevalence and host-parasite relations of avian haemosporidian parasites in some forest areas of Caucasus ''
Specialized Council: Biodiversity and Ecology – 035, Diploma Ա№06198

Work experience
Since 09/2012 Yerevan State University, Department of Zoology (researcher)
Since 05/2012 NAS RA, Scientific Center of Zoology and Hydroecology, Institute of Zoology (researcher)
09/2010-06/2012 Yerevan State University, Department of Zoology (senior laboratory assistant)
06/2008-06/2009 Yerevan State Agrarian University (senior laboratory assistant)
01/2007-04/2008 Institute of Molecular Biology (senior laboratory assistant)


Scientific interests
Avian haemosporidia, Host parasite interactions, Evolutionary genetics, Biodiversity study and conservation

Participation in grant projects (present and past)
Year Fund Title
2011 Partners Fund of FENS/Dana Foundation Brain Awareness Week: “Explore Your Brain” youth competition – co-coordinator
2011 Rufford Small Grants Foundation “Development and Implementation of Conservation Measures for a Unique Lizard Population: The Racerunner Eremias Arguta Transcaucasica in Armenia”, educational program coordinator
2011 FEBS Advanced Lecture Course Trends in Genetics: Genomic Instability and Pathways of Response, Yerevan, Armenia – Member of the Local Organizing Committee
2011-
2012 Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian “Phylogeography of Caucasian forest birds” (research project) – participation as a PhD student in Portugal
2012 Rufford Small Grants Foundation “RSG Recipients Conference in Armenia” coordinator of conference
2012 Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs “Explore Armenian Forests – environmental campaign “ coordinator assistant
2012-
2013 UN-HABITAT Urban Youth Fund Small Grants “Establishment of Youth-led Mushroom Cultivation Training and Research Center in Armenia” co-coordinator of the project
2013 ANSEF A natural experiment to study predicted avian malaria threat under global climate change (principal investigator)
2013 Young Scientists Support Program “GIS application in Biological Sciences – workshop” coordinator of workshop
2013 Armenian Youth Foundation, WWF-Armenia, RSG Foundation “Field Techniques of Biodiversity Research - workshop” co-coordinator of workshop
2014 Rufford Small Grants Foundation Use of Long-legged Buzzard as a model for conservation of Raptors in Khosrov Nature Reserve (KhNR), PI
2014 Youth Foundation of Armenia "Youth of Armenia and Artsakh for anti-smoking campaign": Coordinator
2014 Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs “EcoKhndzristan” youth camp: Coordinator
2014 Youth in Action: Youth Exchange "Uniting Youth for Biodiversity" Youth Exchange Programme in Armenia: co-coordinator
2014 Young Scientists Support Program Program of supporting young scientists in purchasing of laboratory equipment


Professional Membership
Since 02/2009 Vice-president of “Young Biologists Association” NGO
11/2013-07/2014 Member of advisory board of “Young Scientists Support Program”

Languages
Armenian (native), Russian, English, Portuguese

Fatemeh Rezaei, Shahabeddin Sarvi, Mahdi Sharif, Seyed Hossein Hejazie, Abdol sattar Pagheh, Sargis A. Aghayan , Ahmad Daryani
A systematic review of Toxoplasma gondii antigens to find the best vaccine candidates for immunization
2019 | Article
Microbial Pathogenesis, 2019, 126, pp. 172-184
Troeger CE, Blacker BF, Khalil IA, Zimsen SRM, Albertson SB, Abate D, Sargis A. Aghayan
Mortality, morbidity, and hospitalisations due to influenza lower respiratory tract infections, 2017: an analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017
2019 | Article
Lancet respiratory medicine. 2019, 7, pp. 69-89
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Hasmik Gevorgyan, Gohar Grigoryan, Hripsime Atoyan, Martin Rukhkyan, Astghik Hakobyan, Hovakim Zakaryan, Sargis A. Aghayan
Evidence of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever Virus Occurrence in Ixodidae ticks of Armenia
2019 | Article
Journal of Arthropod-Borne Diseases, 2019, 13(1), pp. 9-16
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Afsaneh Amouei, Mehdi Sharif, Shahabeddin Sarvi, Ramin Bagheri Nejad, Sargis A Aghayan , Mohammad Bagher Hashemi-Soteh, Azadeh Mizani, Seyed Abdollah Hosseini, Sara Gholami, Alireza Sadeghi, Mohammad Sarafrazi, Ahmad Daryani
Aetiology of livestock fetal mortality in Mazandaran province, Iran
2019 | Article
PeerJ, 2019, 6, e5920, pp. 1-14
Marko Raković, Julio M. Neto, Ricardo G. Lopes, J. Martin Collinson, Evgeniy A. Koblik, Igor V. Fadeev, Yuriy V. Lohman, Sargis A. Aghayan , Giovanni Boano, Marco Pavia, Yoav Perlman, Yosef Kiat, Amir Ben Dov, Gary Voelker, Sergei V. Drovetski
Geographic patterns of mtDNA and Z-linked sequence variation in the Common Chiffchaff and the ‘chiffchaff complex’
2019 | Article
PLOS ONE, 2019, 14(1), e0210268 pp. 1-20
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Mahbobeh Montazeri, Saeed Mehrzadi, Mehdi Sharif, Shahabeddin Sarvi, Asal Tanzifi, Sargis A. Aghayan , Ahmad Daryani
Drug Resistance in Toxoplasma Gondii
2018 | Article
Frontiers in microbiology. 2018 9, pp. 1-15
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Murray Christopher J L, Charlton S K H Callender, Xie Rachel Kulikoff, Vinay Srinivasan, Degu Abate, Kalkidan Hassen Abate, Solomon M Abay, Sargis A. Aghayan
Population and Fertility by Age and Sex for 195 Countries and Territories, 1950–2017: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017.
2018 | Article
The Lancet, 2018, 392, pp. 1995-2051
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Lozano Rafael, Nancy Fullman, Degu Abate, Solomon M Abay, Cristiana Abbafati, Nooshin Abbasi, Hedayat Abbastabar, Sargis A. Aghayan
Measuring Progress from 1990 to 2017 and Projecting Attainment to 2030 of the Health-Related Sustainable Development Goals for 195 Countries and Territories: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017.
2018 | Article
The Lancet, 2018, 392, pp. 2091-2138
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Kyu Hmwe Hmwe, Degu Abate, Kalkidan Hassen Abate, Solomon M Abay, Cristiana Abbafati, Nooshin Abbasi, Hedayat Abbastabar, Sargis A. Aghayan
Global, Regional, and National Disability-Adjusted Life-Years (DALYs) for 359 Diseases and Injuries and Healthy Life Expectancy (HALE) for 195 Countries and Territories, 1990–2017: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017.
2018 | Article
The Lancet, 2018, 392, pp. 1859-1922
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Dicker Daniel, Grant Nguyen, Degu Abate, Kalkidan Hassen Abate, Solomon M. Abay, Cristiana Abbafati, Nooshin Abbasi, Sargis A. Aghayan
“Global, Regional, and National Age-Sex-Specific Mortality and Life Expectancy, 1950–2017: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017.”
2018 | Article
The Lancet, 2018, 392, pp. 1684-1735
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Stanaway Jeffrey D., Ashkan Afshin, Emmanuela Gakidou, Stephen S Lim, Degu Abate, Kalkidan Hassen Abate, Cristiana Abbafati, Sargis A. Aghayan
Global, Regional, and National Comparative Risk Assessment of 84 Behavioural, Environmental and Occupational, and Metabolic Risks or Clusters of Risks for 195 Countries and Territories, 1990–2017: a Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017
2018 | Article
The Lancet, 2018, 392, pp. 1923-1994
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Amouei Afsaneh, Sharif Mehdi, Sarvi Shahabeddin, Aghayan Sargis A. , Javidnia Javad, Mizani Azadeh, Hosseini Seyed-Abdollah, Shams Nemat, Hosseininejad Zahra, Chegeni Tooran Nayeri, Badali Hamid, Moosazadeh Mahmood, Daryani Ahmad
Toxoplasma gondii Genotypes and Feline: Geographical Distribution Trends
2018 | Article
Preprints with The Lancet, 2018, pp. 3228896
Hripsime A. Atoyan, Mariam Sargsyan, Hasmik Gevorgyan, Marko Rakovic, Igor Fadeev, Vahagn Muradyan , Ahmad Daryani, Mehdi Sharif, Sargis A. Aghayan
Determinants of avian malaria prevalence in mountainous Transcaucasia
2018 | Article
Biologia, 2018, 73 (11), pp. 1123–1130
Reza Saberi, Mehdi Sharif, Shahabeddin Sarvi, Sargis A. Aghayan , Seyed Abdollah Hosseini, Davood Anvari, Tooran Nayeri Chegeni, Zahra Hosseininejad, Ahmad Daryani'
Is Toxoplasma gondii playing a positive role in multiple sclerosis risk? A systematic review and meta-analysis
2018 | Article
Journal of Neuroimmunology. 2018, 1-24 pp.
Afsaneh Amouei, Mehdi Sharif, Shahabeddin Sarvi, Ramin Bagheri Nejad, Sargis A. Aghayan , Mohammad Bagher Hashemi-Soteh, Azadeh Mizani, Seyed Abdollah Hosseini, Sara Gholami, Alireza Sadeghi, Mohammad Sarafrazi, Ahmad Daryani
Aetiology of livestock fetal mortality in Mazandaran province, Iran
2018 | Article
PeerJ Preprints. 2018, 6, e26558v1 p.
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Gleb N. Artemov, Alena I. Velichevskaya, Semen M. Bondarenko, Gayane H. Karagyan, Sargis A. Aghayan , Marine S. Arakelyan , Vladimir N. Stegniy, Igor V. Sharakhov, Maria V. Sharakhova
A standard photomap of the ovarian nurse cell chromosomes for the dominant malaria vector in Europe and Middle East Anopheles sacharovi
2018 | Article
Malaria Journal. 2018, 17:276, 1-11 pp.
Max G Griswold, Nancy Fullman, Caitlin Hawley, Sargis Aghayan
Alcohol use and burden for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016
2018 | Article
The Lancet. 2018, 1-21 pp.
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Sarvi Sh, Dodangeh S., Daryani A., Sharif M., Aghayan S. A. , Pagheh Abdol Satar
Research advances in vaccines of Toxoplasma gondii based on microneme proteins (MICs): a systematic review
2017 | Thesis
3rd International and 10th National Congress of Parasitology & Parasitic Diseases of Iran (NICOPA10). 2017, p. HN10103640488
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Gevorgyan H., Grigoryan G., Atoyan H., Rukhkyan M., Hakobyan A, Zakaryan H., Aghayan S. A.
Evidence of Crimean-Congo Haemorragic Fever VirusOccurrencein Ixodidae ticks of Armenia
2017 | Thesis
3rd International and 10th National Congress of Parasitology & Parasitic Diseases of Iran (NICOPA10). 2017, p. HN10104510424
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Raković M., Neto J., Lopes R., Collinson M., Koblik E., Fadeev I., Lohman Y., Aghayan S. , Boano G., Pavia M., Perlman Y., Kiat Y., Ben Dov A., Voelker G., Drovetski S.
Geographic patterns of MTDNA and Z-linked sequence variation in the common chiffchaff
2017 | Thesis
Third International Scientific Conference on Biological Diversity and Conservation Problems of the Fauna. 2017, p. 359
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Aghayan S.A. , Atoyan H.A., Harvey J.A., Voelker G., Drovetski S.V.
WHICH AVIAN HAEMOSPORIDIA ARE BETTER COLONIZERS?
2014 | Thesis
Proceedings of the conference «Biological diversity and conservation problems of the fauna of the Caucasus», p. 25, September 23 - 26, 2014, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia
Boano G., Drovetski S.V., Fadeev I.V., Koblik E.A., Pavia M., Rakovich M., Aghayan S.A.
IMPORTANCE OF SURENAVAN FISHPONDS FOR BIRDS` CONSERVATION
2014 | Thesis
Proceedings of the conference «Biological diversity and conservation problems of the fauna of the Caucasus», p. 77, September 23 - 26, 2014, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia
Drovetski, S. V., Aghayan S. A. , Mata, V. A., Lopes, R. J., Mode, N. A., Harvey, J. A., Voelker, G.
Does the niche breadth or trade-off hypothesis explain the abundance-occupancy relationship in avian Haemosporidia?
2014 | Article
Molecular Ecology 23(13): 3322-3329
Sergei V. Drovetski , Sargis A. Aghayan , Vanessa Mata, Ricardo J. Lopes
Does the niche-breadth or trade-off hypothesis explain the abundance-occupancy relationship in avian haemosporidia?
2013 | Thesis
International Conference on Malaria and Related Haemosporidian Parasites of Wildlife being held in Vilnius, Lithuania, from 7 to 11 of August 2013
Aghayan S.A. , Drovetski S.V.
Avian haemosporidia differ in their ability to use long-distance migrants to colonize new areas
2013 | Thesis
International Conference on Malaria and Related Haemosporidian Parasites of Wildlife being held in Vilnius, Lithuania, from 7 to 11 of August 2013
V. Yu. Ananyan, S. V. Drovetski, E. A. Koblik, I. V. Fadeev, S. A. Aghayan
The status of the icterina warbler Hippolais icterina in Armenia
2013 | Article
The Russian Journal of Ornithology 22(896): 1844-1849 (in Russian)
V. Yu. Ananyan, S. V. Drovetski, E. A. Koblik, I. V. Fadeev, S. A. Aghayan
The desert finch Rhodospiza obsoleta – a new species for the fauna of Armenia
2013 | Article
The Russian Journal of Ornithology 22(895): 1799-1803 (in Russian)
Testing of Abundance-occupancy relationship in Leucocytozoon of two resident birds of Caucasus
2013 | Article
Biololgical Journal of Armenia 65(1): 93-99 (in Armenian)
Drovetski S.V., Aghayan S.A. , Fadeev I.V.
Do haemosporidian parasites use long-distance migrants to colonize new areas?
2012 | Thesis
Plenary lecture at the Annual Meeting of the Research School for Biosystematics, Trondheim, Norway
S.A. Aghayan , G.A. Boyakhchyan
Diversity and Prevalence of Avian Haemosporidian Parasites in Caucasus
2012 | Article
Reports of NAS RA 112(2): 211-218 (in Armenian)
Prevalence and diversity of avian haemosporidian parasite in Phylloscopidae: comparative analyzes of our and published data
2012 | Article
Electronic Journal of Natural Sciences 18(1): 25-28
Migratory birds as a tool to colonize new territories for avian haemosporidians
2012 | Article
Electronic Journal of Natural Sciences 18(1): 20-24
Aghayan, S. A. , S. V. Drovetski
Diversity and prevalence of Haemosporidian parasites in forest birds of Armenia and Northwest Greater Caucasus
2011 | Thesis
International Scientific Conference «Biological diversity and conservation problems of the fauna of the Caucasus», Yerevan, Republic of Armenia. Yerevan, Armenia
Avian Malaria and Caucasus
2011 | Article
Vestnik IAELPS 16(2): 24-26