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ABI’s First Annual Report Now Available

In February 2021, ABI was established as a non-profit scientific-educational foundation aimed at promoting scientific progress in bioinformatics and developing the human capital for boosting developments in the biotech industry and precision medicine. Now, after one year of operation, it’s time to share our first Annual Report!  Learn more about our vision, activities, and glance over some key numbers of 2021 by reading the report.

ABI received an EIF Grant!

We are excited to announce that ABI has received a research grant from the Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF)! With the provided support, ABI’s founding director Lilit Nersisyan and three ABI students will study the effect of cigarettes and e-cigarettes on the microbiome. This is an important milestone for ABI, and we are looking forward to progressing our research with the help of EIF and through the support of PMI SCIENCE!

ABI at TEDxYerevan 2021!

During TEDxYerevan 2021 ABI’s founding director Lilit Nersisyan had a talk explaining her and her colleagues’ search for a solution for building expertise in genome bioinformatics in Armenia. She explained the role of ABI as a source of human capital that will eventually drive developments in the genomics heavy biotech sector.

Advisory Board

As ABI is growing, we are excited to introduce our newly-formed advisory board. The board consists of leading experts in bioinformatics & life sciences, biotech, finances and marketing that have an active contribution to ABI’s endeavors and provide their time and support to our cause. Let’s give them a warm welcome!

Advanced Molecular Biology Course

The Advanced Molecular Biology course by ABI Expert Meri Hovsepyan covers the core concepts of molecular biology, genetic mechanisms, cells, and genomes. The course is interactive, and weekly discussions where students have reading materials, as well as talks and consultations on those topics are held.

Applied Bioinformatics Course

The Applied Bioinformatics course by ABI Chairman Hans Binder covers the core concepts of molecular medicine, life data sciences, as well as gives an insight into emerging and promising research areas in the field of Bioinformatics. The course also includes helpful tips on how to write and publish scientific research papers and addresses disputed topics in Bioinformatics.

ABI’s First Research Lab: Binder Lab

ABI is thrilled to announce the opening of its first Research Lab – Binder Lab – supervised by ABI Chairman Hans Binder. The general aim of the lab is to extract information about the functioning of life hidden in large and complex data with the help of computers, thereby improving healthcare and saving biodiversity. The Lab’s central interests are describing and understanding genomic regulation, its diversity, and its impact on health… Read More »ABI’s First Research Lab: Binder Lab

Tatevik Jalatyan. ARPA Scholarship

We are thrilled to announce that Tatevik Jalatyan, a Mentor and Mentee student at ABI, got a 6-month research scholarship from ARPA Institute to continue her reseach on Design and analysis of AAV vectors for gene editing applications with Dr. Erik Aznauryan (Church Lab).  

ABI Summer School (OMICSS 2021)

The Armenian Bioinformatics Institute (ABI) in collaboration with the Bioinformatics Group at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) NAS RA organized a summer school in Genome Bioinformatics from June 14 to August 25, 2021.