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The conference was organized by YSU Chair of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology, Innovative Center for Microbiological Biotechnology and Biofuels and Russian Center for Science and Culture in Yerevan.

Representatives of different universities and academic institutes, scientists from Russia and Belarus participated in the conference.

Director of the Microbial Biotechnology and Biofuel Innovation Centre of YSU  Karen Trchounyan mentioned that the conference is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the foundation of YSU and the 10th anniversary of the Russian Center of Science and Culture in Yerevan.

YSU vice- rector Rafael Barkhudaryan welcomed the guests and the participants of the conference and said that YSU supports such scientific events, and it is very pleasant that it is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of YSU and wished everyone an effective scientific work.

After the welcoming, Armenian, Russian and Belarusian scientists read reports in the sections "Plant Biochemistry", "Metabolism Biochemistry", "Radiation and Space Biology", "Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology".

The conference was organized by YSU and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.


The cooperation between YSU and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences was established in 2018, when Centre for Chinese studies was established at the Faculty of Oriental Studies.


In an interview with Vice-rector on International Cooperation and Public Relations Arthur Israelyan said that within one year the cooperation has been expanded.


“This is 2nd conference dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the YSU and the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China," noted the Vice-rector of YSU.


According to him the development of orientalism is of strategic importance for our country.


He also highlighted the fact that the development of Chinese studies is a priority for YSU.


Head of the Department of International Cooperation of YSU Alexander Markarov at the opening of the conference he said that in order to make the cooperation between YSU and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences more meaningfull, it is necessary to discuss research topics that will be of interest to both sides.


“The world is becoming more and more glocal today. It is both global and glocal today. And in this context, the distance between Armenia and China is only in kilometers, and in terms of ideas and goals the two countries are very close”: said Alexander Markarov.


The reports refer to peculiarities and perspectives of the "One Belt, One Road" project, as well as the peculiarities of Armenian-Chinese relations.


D. Sakayan, who is known worldwide for her work on Armenology and applied linguistics, was the first to pave the way for the development of Armenology in Canada. Despite her remarkable age, she continues to compose and develop Armenology with the same enthusiasm for presenting the Armenian and Armenian language to the world.

For over 20 years, she come to the homeland every year, bringing with her  a new Armenological book or manuscript that is ready to be published in the YSU publishing house.

She often comes to organize an international or linguistic conferences, which were dedicated to her 65th birthday (1996) and 85th birthday (2016). had an interview with  D. Sakayan. Topics included her recently published book, her literary work, her contribution to the development of Armenology, and future plans.

It should be noted that the conference is held with the support of the Yerevan State University Faculty of Physics.

Valeri Ghambaryan, a lecturer at the University of Vienna, participant in the conference "Developing Planetary Systems around White Dwarfs" delivered a welcoming speech at the event.

Before the presentation, astrophysicist Boris Gänsicke  greeted those present and thanked for the opportunity.

It should be noted that the professor's research is conducted as a result of collaboration between DESI, WEAVE and SDSS-V.

At the end of the report, the professor answered the questions of the participants and informed that the conference would last a week.

‘It was unexpected and joyful news, at the same time honorable and binding, as it is about the development of microbiology in the world’: said the head of the chair.

According to him, the prize was presented by American microbiologists: ՛The decision was made as a result of numerous opinions and discussions. Of course, I was only informed about the end resul՛

Armen Trchunyan mentioned that last year this award was given to a microbiologist-epidemiologist from Nepal.

The prize will be awarded to Armen Trchunyan in Chicago in June 2020.