Shushanik A.  Tonoyan
2007 - 2011: PhD student, Molecular Physics Department, Faculty of Physics, Yerevan State University.
2005 - 2007: Master student, Faculty of Physics, YSU.
2001 - 2005: Bachelor student, Faculty of Physics, YSU.

Academic degree
2011: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Physics, “The theory of helix-coil transition in presence of low molecular compounds” 051 Specialized Council at YSU

Professional experience
Since 2012: Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Physics, Faculty of Physics, YSU
Since 2011: Junior Research Fellow in Laboratory of the Physics of Macromolecules, Department of Molecular Physics, YSU
2008 - 2011: Laboratory assistant, in Laboratory of the Physics of Macromolecules, Department of Molecular Physics, YSU

Academic courses
  • “Molecular Physics”, practical trainings for 1th year bachelor students, Yerevan State University
  • “Molecular Spectroscopy” for 1th year master students, Yerevan State University

    Scale of professional interests
  • Statistical Physics
  • Biophysics
  • Statistical Physics of Biopolymers
  • Conformational Transitions in Biopolymers
  • Theory of Helix-Coil Transitions

    Participation in grant projects
    2011: condmatth-2567fromANSEF
    2012 - 2014: Project ”Equilibrium and non–equilibrium behavior of single– and double–stranded biological molecules” from Volkswagenstiftung
    2013: Project ”Dynamics of the self-assembly of DNA-coated carbon nanotubes in polymer matrix” from German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and Ministry of Education and Science RA
    2013: Project "The investigation of order-disorder transitions in heterogeneous macromolecular systems in the framework of constrained annealing method "condmatth-2567 fromANSEF (principal investigator)
    2013 - 2015: Kinetics and thermodynamics of translocation of nucleic acids during the sequencing in protein nano – channel

    Awards received
    President Prize in Natural Sciences for 2013 (26.05.2014)

    Armenian, Russian, English
  • Shushanik A. Tonoyan

    Assistant | Faculty of Physics - Chair of Molecular Physics
    Junior Researcher | Faculty of Physics - Laboratory of «Physics of macromolecules» of Department of Molecular Physics


    Sh. A. Tonoyan, A. V. Asatryan, S. Mirtavoosi, Y. Sh. Mamasakhlisov, V. F. Morozov

    Generalized Model of Polypeptide Chainfor Helix-Coil Transition in Two-component Solvent | J. Contemp. Phys. 50, N 4, 375 - 380 pp.(2015) |


    G. N. Hayrapetyan, H. L. Tsaturyan, Sh. A. Tonoyan, Y. Sh. Mamasakhlisov

    Thermodynamics of single-stranded RNA with random sequence: Constrained annealing approach | J. Contemp. Phys. 48, N 2, 98 (2013)

    Sh. A. Tonoyan, A. S. Mirzakhanyan, Y. Sh. Mamasakhlisov, V. F. Morozov

    On the theory of helix-coil transition in heterogeneous biopolymers. Constrained annealing method | J. Contemp. Phys. 48, N 5, 236 (2013)

    A. V.Badasyan, S. A. Tonoyan, A. Giacometti, R. Podgornik, V. A. Parsegian, Y. Sh. Mamasakhlisov, V. F. Morozov

    Osmotic pressure induced coupling between cooperativity and stability of a helix-coil transition | Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 068101 (2012)

    A. V. Badasyan, Sh. A. Tonoyan, Y. Sh. Mamasakhlisov, A. Giacometti, A. S. Benight, V. F. Morozov

    Competition for hydrogen-bond formation in the helix-coil transition and protein folding | Phys. Rev. E 83 051903 (2011)

    Sh. A. Tonoyan, A. S. Mirzakhanyan, G. N. Hayrapetyan, A. V. Tsarukyan, V. F. Morozov

    Helix-Coil Transition of Biopolymers in solvent Interacting in Competitive and Non-Competitive Ways | J. Contemp. Phys. 45, N 2, 88 (2010)
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    Shushanik Tonoyan, Davit Khechoyan, Vardges Mambreyan, Vladimir Morozov, Yevgeni Mamasakhlisov

    Theoretical Description of ssDNA Adsorption on Carbon Nanotubes | 6th International Iberian Biophysics Congress and X Iberoamerican Congress of Biophysics. 2018, p. 69 |

    Vladimir Morozov, Aram Andriasyan, Saadat Mirtavoosi, Shushanik Tonoyan, Yevgeni Mamasakhlisov

    The Helix-Coil Transition the Frames of GMPC. Ligands Effects | International workshop and young scientist school on Critical Phenomena and Phase Transition. 2017, 14-15 pp. |