Garik Mkrtchyan, CTO


  Co-founder MineGenics, Master’s degree in Bioengineering
  PhD, Posdoc Fellow at University of Copenhagen
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 Chief Scientific Officer, Garik Mkrtchyan is a PhD, Posdoc Fellow at University of Copenhagen. Together with Anastasia, Garik did his master’s degree at Bioengineering and Bioinformatics MSU. Garik’s research is mainly dedicated to use and apply diverse pharmacological tools for controlling the cellular metabolism in mammals. His theoretical and practical scientific training was done in several top research universities abroad, including participation in international exchange PhD Programs in Belgium, England and Austria.  All this allowed him to publish his results in peer-reviewed scientific journals and participate in national and international conferences and Summer Schools. Garik’s ability to conduct experimental design and protocols in the highly professional way helps him to be a chief in the scientific unit of MineGenics.

List of Publications:

1.     Shindyapina AV, Mkrtchyan GV, Gneteeva T, Buiucli S, Tancowny B, Kulka M, Aliper A, Zhavoronkov A. Mineralization of the connective tissue: a complex molecular process leading to age-related loss of function. Rejuvenation Res. 2014 Apr;17(2):116-33. doi: 10.1089/rej.2013.1475. Epub 2014 Apr 11. Review. PubMed PMID: 23902273. 

2. Mkrtchyan G, Aleshin V, Parkhomenko Y, Kaehne T, Luigi Di Salvo M, Parroni A, Contestabile R, Vovk A, Bettendorff L, Bunik V. Molecular mechanisms of the non-coenzyme action of thiamin in brain: biochemical, structural and pathway analysis. Sci Rep. 2015 Jul 27;5:12583. doi: 10.1038/srep12583. PubMed PMID: 26212886; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4515825. 

3.Graf A, Trofimova L, Loshinskaja A, Mkrtchyan G, Strokina A, Lovat M, Tylicky A, Strumilo S, Bettendorff L, Bunik VI. Up-regulation of 2-oxoglutarate dehydrogenase as a stress response. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2013 Jan;45(1):175-89. doi: 10.1016/j.biocel.2012.07.002. Epub 2012 Jul 17. PubMed PMID: 22814169. 

4. Araújo WL, Trofimova L, Mkrtchyan G, Steinhauser D, Krall L, Graf A, Fernie AR, Bunik VI. On the role of the mitochondrial 2-oxoglutarate dehydrogenase complex in amino acid metabolism. Amino Acids. 2013 Feb;44(2):683-700. doi: 10.1007/s00726-012-1392-x. Epub 2012 Sep 15. PubMed PMID: 22983303.

5. Silina T, Ermakov N, Zorin E, Orlovskaya E, Mkrtchyan G. Endoscopic ultrasonography for intra-abdominal textiloma. Endosc Ultrasound. 2014 Apr;3(Suppl 1):S9-S10. PubMed PMID: 26425539; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4569939