Research School

Welome to ABI Research School!

ABI Research School provides an opportunity for students to learn bioinformatics by engaging in research projects supervised by researchers at ABI or abroad. The projects may serve as an entry to a junior researcher’s position, or as a capstone for a bachelor’s or master’s thesis, and may eventually lead to a publication.

Ongoing Supervisions

As a part of ABI Research School, students find their supervisors to conduct projects.

Mentor & Mentee Program

The Mentor & Mentee program at ABI supports life science Postdoctoral fellows around the world…

Projects Offered

Find out what topics you may get engaged in as a student.

Ongoing projects

At ABI Research School, students can engage in research projects supervised by scientists from Armenia and abroad. The remote supervisions are supported through mentors at ABI.

Finding telomere-related cancer biomarkers in cell free DNA

Supervisor: Dr. Lilit Nersisyan, ABI

Student: Narek Shamamyan, BSc in Computer Science from AUA

Molecular mechanisms of aging

Supervisor: Prof. Hans Binder, Leipzig University, Germany & ABI

Student: Vardan Saroyan, Resident at YSMU

Analysis of SARS-CoV Variants

Supervisor: Prof. Hans Binder, Leipzig University, Germany & ABI

Student: Hripsime Gasoyan, BSc in Applied Math from YSU

Oncogenic pathway alterations across large scale cancer studies

Supervisor: Anna Hakobyan, PhD student at Max Perutz Labs, Austria

Student: Nelly Vardazaryan, MSc student in Molecular and Cell Biology at ISEC NAS RA

Developmental neuroscience and single cell transcriptomics

Supervisor: Dr. Araks Martirosyan, KU Leuven, Belgium

Student: Arabo Apresyan, Resident at YSMU

Tissue specificity of transcriptional programs in immune cells

Supervisor: Lilit Grigoryan, PhD student at Stanford University, USA
Mentor: Lilit Nersisyan, ABI

Student: Nerses Shahbazyan, Student at YSMU

Signaling pathways states in health and disease with integrative genomics

Supervisor: Dr. Arsen Arakelyan (ABI), Siras Hakobyan, Ph.D. Student, Institute of Molecular Biology NAS RA

Student: Mher Kurghinyan, Student at YSMU

Evaluation of genetic risk factors for complex human disorders

Supervisor: Dr. Arsen Arakelyan (ABI), Siras Hakobyan (Ph.D. student and ABI mentor), Maria Nikoghosyan (Ph.D. student at Institute of Molecular Biology NAS RA and ABI mentor)

Student: Anush Baloyan, Data Science BSc at AUA

D3.JS for a gene-editing application

Supervisors: Harutyun Minasyan (D3.js) and Lilit Nersisyan (Bioinformatics)

Backend: Tatevik Jalatyan (R & bash) 

Understanding vulnerability in ALS using multi-omics

The project focuses on investigating disease mechanisms and novel therapeutic approaches for devastating neurological disorders including Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), the second most common dementia.

Mentor & Mentee Program

The Mentor & Mentee program at ABI supports life science Postdoctoral fellows around the world to get mentorship for data analysis aspects of their research at the same time mentoring an ABI student and engaging them in their research.

ABI provides a supervision to the student to gain the skills needed for the project proposed by the fellow.

The student shares her/his knowledge and skills with the postdoc, while the postdoc shares the details of their study. 

Design and analysis of AAV vectors for gene editing applications

Life Science Postdoc

Dr. Erik Aznauryan, Church Lab, Wyss Institute, Harvard University, USA

Bioinformatics Student

Tatevik Jalatyan, Data Science BSc at AUA

Computational analysis of telomere sequences in cell-free DNA

Life Science Postdoc

Jakub Wudarski, PhD, Specially Appointed Assistant Professor at National Institute for Basic Biology Japan

Bioinformatics Supervisor

Lilit Nersisyan, PhD, Director at ABI, researcher at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Projects Offered

M&M: Computational analysis of telomere sequences in cell-free DNA

Life Science Postdoc

Jakub Wudarski, PhD, Specially Appointed Assistant Professor at National Institute for Basic Biology Japan

Bioinformatics Supervisor

Lilit Nersisyan, PhD, Director at ABI, researcher at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

D3.JS for a gene-editing application

Supervisors: Harutyun Minasyan (D3.js) and Lilit Nersisyan (Bioinformatics)

Backend: Tatevik Jalatyan (R & bash) 

Understanding vulnerability in ALS using multi-omics

The project focuses on investigating disease mechanisms and novel therapeutic approaches for devastating neurological disorders including Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), the second most common dementia.