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Susanna A. Midyan

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Geneticist
Speciality

Head of Cytogenetics Laboratory, Center of Medical Genetics and Primary Health Care

Associate professor at the department of Medical Genetics, YSMU

Position
34/3 Abovyan st., Yerevan, 0001, Armenia
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+374 10 544 367
+374 93 394 145
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Scientific Degree

MD, PhD in Biology

Rank

Associate professor

Education

1967-1971
Genetics and Cytology, Faculty of Biology, Yerevan State University
1972-1976
PhD study on Genetics, Institute of Medical Genetics, Moscow, Russia

Trainings

2012
Genetic Background of the Intellectual Disability, Bologna University, Bologna, Italy
2011
Genetic Background of the Intellectual Disability, Bologna University, Bologna, Italy
2010
Genetic Background of the Intellectual Disability, Karloff University, Prague, Czech Republic

Awards

2001
Award CRDF “Experimental Instrumentation for Scientific Infrastructure Program”
2008
Grant EuroGentest, Nimes, France

Professional activity

Since 2011
Associate professor at the department of Medical Genetics, YSMU
Since 2000
Head of Cytogenetics Laboratory, Center of Medical Genetics and Primary Health Care
2004-2008
Associate professor at the department of Family Medicine, YSMU
1982-2000
Senior scientist, Maternity and Child Health Care Center
1977-1979
Junior scientist, Hygiene Institute

Publications

2009
S. Midyan, G. Shahsuvaryan, B. Sukhudyan, L. Nazaryan, R.S. Mollet, Z. Tuner, N. Tommerup. Identification of supernumerary marker chromosome 15. European Journal of Human Genetics. Vol 17 (Supl 2), (Abstract PO3.126), p128, 2009
2010
S. Midyan, D. Babikyan, A․ Hovhannisyan, H. Mkrtchyan, K. Männik, A.Gasparyan, V. Galkina, A. Kurg, T. Sarkisian. Duplication 14q22.3-q24.2 in a mentally retarded patient with clinical resemblance to BOR-BOS and OAVS. 21-th European Meeting on Dysmorphology, Le Bischenberg, 2010
2010
S. Midyan, A. Hovhannisyan, L. Nazaryan, C. Halgren, N. Tommerup. 7q36.1 monosomy as a result of the intrachromosomal rearrangement. European Journal of Human Genetics. Vol 18, (Supl 1), (Abstract PO3,011), p.105, 2010
2010
CHERISH – Improving diagnosis of mental retardation in children in Eastern Europe and Central Asia through genetic characterization and bioinformatics/statistics. European Journal of Human Genetics. Vol 18 (Supl 1), (Abstract PO2,125), p.186, 2010
2011
D. Babikyan, S. Midyan, K. Männik, S. Parkel, A. Hovhannisyan, H.Mkrtchyan, A. Gasparyan, A. Kurg, T. Sarkisian. Use of SNP-Array in a cohort of Armenian children with mental retardation. European Journal of Human Genetics. Vol 19 (Supl 2), (Abstract PO2, 92), 2011
2011
D. Babikyan, S. Midyan, K. Männik, S. Parkel, A. Hovhannisyan, H. Mkrtchyan, A. Gasparyan, A. Kurg, T. Sarkisian; Use of DNA-chips for diagnostics of mental retardation of Armenian children. Armenian Medical Congress, 2011, Yerevan
2011
S. Midyan, A. Hovhannisyan, H. Mkrtchyan, C. Halgren, L. Nazaryan, N. Tommerup. Combined application of different cytogenetic techniques for characterization of dicentric X mosaicism in a case with Turner syndrome. European Journal of Human Genetics. Vol 19 (Supl 2). (Abstract P03.093), p․ 153, 2011
2011
D.Babikyan, S. Midyan, K. Männik, S. Parkel, A. Hovhannisyan, H. Mkrtchyan, A. Gasparyan, A. Kurg, T. Sarkisian. Use of SNP-Array in a cohort of Armenian children with mental retardation. European Journal of Human Genetics. Vol 19 (Supl 2). (Abstract P03.027), p․ 136, 2011
2012
D. Babikyan, H. Mkrtchyan, S. Midyan, M. Nõukas, K. Männik, A. Hovhannesyan, A. Gasparyan, T. Liehr, A. Kurg, T.F. Sarkisian. Molecular cytogenetic characterization of a family with 3p deletion and 3p duplication cases. European Journal of Human Genetics. Vol 20, (Abstract P02.009),p․ 52, 2012
2012
S.Midyan, A. Hovhannisyan, A. Gasparyan, E. Klein, T. Liehr, H. Mkrtchyan. Trisomy 8p11.23 as a result of a dicentric chromosome 8. European Journal of Human Genetics. Vol 20, (Abstract P03.052), p․ 114, 2012
2012
H. Mkrtchyan, S. Midyan, A. Gasparyan, T. Liehr, A. Hovhannisyan . A new case with de novo proximal duplication of 10q11.2q21.3 European Journal of Human Genetics. Vol 20, (Abstract P03.055), p․ 115, 2012
2012
A. Hovhanissyan, S. Midyan, A. Gasparyan, T. Liehr, H. Mkrtchyan. A de novo interstitial duplication 14q32.11-q32.32. European Journal of Human Genetics. Vol 20. (Abstract P03.057), p․ 115, 2012
2013
H. Mkrtchyan, A. Hovhannisyan, A. Gasparyan, L. Nazaryan, S. Midyan, N. Tommerup. Proximal monosomy of 13q due to 6;13 translocation. European Journal of Human Genetics. Vol 21. (Abstract P13.86), p․ 354, 2013
2014
D.T. Babikyan, S. Midyan, A. Hovhannisyan, H. Mkrtchyan, K. Männik, A. Gasparyan, A. Kurg, T. Sarkisian. De novo single exon deletion of AUTS2 in a patient with profound intellectual disability. European Journal of Human Genetics. Vol 18, (Supl 1), (Abstract PO3,011), p. 105, 2014
2015
A. Hovhannisyan, S. Midyan. Molecular cytogenetic characterization of terminal 14q32 deletion. European Journal of Human Genetics,Vol 23, supl. 1, (Abstract J08.08 2015)
2016
D. Babikyan et. al MedGen: Development of medical genetics education through curriculum reforms and establishment of training programs. European Journal of Human Genetics. Abstract P19.35, 2016
2017
A. Saghatelyan, A. Baghoyan, G. Shahsuvaryan, A. Hovhannisyan, S. Midyan. Chromosome 14q32.3 terminal deletion in non-syndromic intellectual disability. ESHG, 2017
2017
A. Hovhannisyan, A. Baghoyan, N. Kostandyan, S. Midyan. A double cryptic chromosome imbalance as a cause of phenotype variability in Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome. ESHG, 2017
2017
Interpretation of NGS-mapped chromosomal breakpoints: The importance of healthy controls. N. Tommerup et al. ESHG, 2017
2017
Morbidity risk of chromosomal breakpoints in topological domains enriched in non-exonic conserved elements, N. Tommerup et al. ESHG, 2017

Conferences

2014
ESHG Conference, Milan, Italy

Scientific works

PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS:
2015-2017
Participant of the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) A2151 Program, "Nuclear and mitochondrial genetic variants and molecular bases of mitochondrial OXPHOS diseases"
2013-2017
Participant of EU Tempus MedGen Program “Developing Medical Genetics Education through Curriculum Reforms and Establishment of Postgraduate Training Programs”
2009-2012
Participant of EU FP7-HEALTH CHERISH Program “Improving Diagnoses of Mental Retardation in Children in Eastern Europe and Central Asia through Genetic Characterization and Bioinformatics/Statistics”

Memberships

Member of European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG)
Member of Armenian Association of Human Genetics

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