Kristine H. Hovhannesyan

My consultations
Geneticist
Speciality

Head of lab of genetic epidemiology, Center of Medical Genetics and Primary Health Care

Manager of Rare diseases network and registry in Armenia, Collaborating partner in TREAT-NMD Global Database Oversight Committee (TGDOC) and Orphanet Global

Coordinator of Orphanet in Armenia, collaborating partner in Global Orphanet network

Position
34/3 Abovyan st., Yerevan, 0001, Armenia
Address
+374 94 02 68 58
+374 10 54 43 67
Phone
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Scientific Degree

PhD in biology

Education

2016
Certificate of Completion, Fulbright Scholarship program, The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State, Washington DC, USA
2009
Graduate Certificate in Biotechnology, Department of Parasitology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
1999
Diploma in Biology, Major in Genetics and Cytology, Faculty of Biology, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia

Trainings

2017
Basics in human genetics diagnostics: a course for Clinical Laboratory Geneticists in education, Hellenic association of medical geneticists and Jena University Hospital, Athens, Greece
2017
ExPRESS: Expert patients and researchers, EURORDIS Summer School, Barcelona, Spain
2016
BioTech 55: Engineering with CRISPR, TALENs and ZFNs, The foundation for advanced education in the sciences, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA
2015
4th course in Next Generation Sequencing, European School of Genetic Medicine, Bertinoro, Italy
2015
“Train the Trainers course” teaching clinical genetics and genetic counselling, Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK
2014
Certificate in Genetic Counselling, Basic and advanced course in Genetic Counselling, European School of Genetic Medicine, Bertinoro, Italy
2012
Certificate in Myology, Theoretical and practical course on Myology, Summer school of Myology, Institute of Myology, Paris, France

Awards

2005
Guest Junior award, UCLA Armenian graduate student association
2001
Equipment Award, Cytogenetic workstation Nikon – Lucia provided by Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF, USA)

Professional activity

Since 2016
Head of lab of genetic epidemiology, Center of Medical Genetics and Primary Health Care, Yerevan, Armenia
Since 2016
Manager of Rare diseases network and registry in Armenia, Collaborating partner in TREAT-NMD Global Database Oversight Committee (TGDOC) and Orphanet Global
Since 2012
Coordinator of Orphanet in Armenia, collaborating partner in Global Orphanet network
2018
Visiting scientist, Laboratory of Genetics of childhood leukemia Research Center of Ste-Justine Hospital, Montreal, Canada
2015-2016
Visiting Fulbright Research Scholar, Lab of Immunogentics, NIH/NIAID, Rockville, MD, USA
2011-2015
Head of lab of genetic epidemiology, Center of Medical Genetics and Primary Health Care, Yerevan, Armenia
2011-2015
Researcher (contracted), Dept. of Medicine & Biology, Russian-Armenian University, Yerevan, Armenia
2009-2010
Project Manager, Clinical research, Dept. of Clinical Operations, JSS Medical Research Inc., Montreal, Canada
2007-2008
Research Associate, Research and Development, DNALandmarks Inc., Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada
2004-2005
Visiting Research Fellow, Laboratory of Population Genetics, Research Center of Ste-Justine Hospital, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
2003
Visiting Research Fellow, Dept. of Medical and Functional Genetics, University of Toulouse, Hospital Purpan, Toulouse, France
2002-2004
Research Assistant, Center of Medical Genetics, National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Armenia
1999-2002
Research Assistant, Center of Medical Genetics, National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Armenia
1999-2000
Senior Laboratory Technician, Lab. of Mutagenesis, Institute of the Experimental and Molecular Biology of National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Armenia

Publications

PUBLISHED
2014
A. Hakobyan, K. Hovhannesyan, A. Gasparyan, T. Sargsyan. Perspectives of health care and wellbeing of children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy in Armenia, Journal of pediatrics congress, Association of pediatricians of Armenia (2014): 122-126
2011
V. Yotova, J-F Lefebvre, C. Moreau, E. Gbeha, K. Hovhannesyan, et. al, and D. Labuda. An X-linked haplotype of Neandertal origin is present among all non-African populations, Mol Biol Evol (2011) 28 (7): 1957-1962
2007
M. Bauchet, B. McEvoy, L.N. Pearson, E. E. Quillen, T. Sarkisian, K. Hovhannesyan, R. Deka, D.G. Bradley, and M.D. Shriver. Measuring European Population Stratification using Microarray Genotype Data, Amer.Jour.Hum.Genet., 2007, May, 80(5): 948–956
2006
K. Hovhannesyan, V. Yotova, T. Sarkisian, D. Labuda. Dystrophin DNA Diversity in the Armenian Highland; Biological Journal of Armenia, 2006, 3-4(58), 204-215
2006
K.H. Hovhannesyan. Genetic diversity of the Armenian population by biallelic and microsatellite polymorphisms of Y-chromosome; Medical Science of Armenia, Yerevan, XLVI N3, 2006, pp.53-59
2004
Hovhannesyan K.H. Study of Unique Event Polymorphisms of Y- chromosome in the Armenian population; Medical Science of Armenia, Yerevan, XLIV N 1, 2004, pp.69-73
2001
Midian S.A., Hovhannisyan K.H. Methodic approaches for the prenatal diagnostics of chromosomal disorders; Medical Diagnostics, Yerevan, 2001, pp. 130-133
ABSTRACTS/ PRESENTATIONS
2017
K. Hovhannesyan, D. Loukinov, V. Lobanenkov. Identification of functional mutations in primary cancers. ESHG, 27-30 May 2017, P12.080D-cancer genetics
2015
K. Hovhannesyan, A. Hakobyan, T. Sargsyan, L. Servais. Symmetrical progressive calcification of brain basal ganglia: symptomatic or idiopathic, EJHG, v.23 sup.1, June 2015, J09.12, p. 415-416
2014
K.Hovhannesyan, T.Sargsyan. Preventive strategy against cervical cancer in rural regions of Armenia. 6th Familial Cancer conference, 5-6 June 2014, Madrid, Spain,www.cnio.es/eventos/descargas/meeting/2706108_861.94_booklet.pdf, p. 88
2006
K. Hovhannesyan, V. Yotova, T. Sarkisian, D. Labuda. Human X-chromosomal lineages in the Armenian population; European Human Genetics Conference, RAI Congress Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 6-9, 2006. ESHG Po 07-P1107
2004
Hovhannesyan K.H., Crouau-Roy B., Sarkisian T.F. Genetic structure of Armenian population from paternally inherited markers; European Human Genetics Conference, International Congress Center, Munich, Germany, June 12-15, 2004. ESHG Po 07-P1047
2003
Midyan S.A., Hovhannesyan K.H., Arzumanyan I.T. Cytogenetic laboratory trends between 2000-2002; Proceedings of the first international Medical Congress of Armenia, Yerevan, July 1-3, 2003, p.141
2003
Hovhannesyan K.H. Polymorphisms of Y-chromosome; Proceedings of the first international Medical Congress of Armenia, Yerevan, July 1-3, 2003, p.87
2003
Hovhannisyan K.H. Polymorphisms of Y-chromosome and their studies in the Armenian population; Proceedings of the second international young medics conference, Rep.of Armenia, September 26-28, 2003, pp.46-47

Conferences

2014
6th Familial Cancer conference, Madrid, Spain

Scientific works

2008
PhD in Biology, Council of Yerevan State University, Supreme Certifying Commission, Yerevan, Armenia, PhD Thesis: Genetic structure of Armenian population by polymorphisms of chromosomes X and Y
PROJECTS
2018-2019
WCC Armenia Inter-Church Charitable Round Table Foundation, New molecular genetics approaches in detection and prevention of sexually transmitted infections in Ararat marz
2016
U.S. Department of State, Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for Advanced Research and University Teaching in the United States
2014-2017
European Commission project, 544331-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-AM-TEMPUS-JPCR “Developing Medical Genetics Education through Curriculum Reforms and Establishment of Postgraduate Training Programs (MedGen)”
2012-2014
SOROPTIMIST Project Matching call: AM0001 Awareness-promoting preventive program against cervical cancer in rural regions of Armenia
2010-2013
European Commission project FP7, Integrating Armenia into ERA: INARMERA project (2010-2013), the objective of ERAWIDE initiative aimed at reinforcing the cooperation capacity of a prominent R&D centre in Armenia by providing the possibilities to improve its research activities in the areas of thematic priorities of FP7

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