Susanna M. Badalyan
Academic background
1981-1983: Post-graduate studies in mycology, Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Department of Algology and Mycology (Moscow, Russia).
1975-1980: Bachelors/Masters in Science (Biology/Mycology), Yerevan State University, YSU (Yerevan, Armenia).

Academic degree(s)
1988: Candidate of Biological Sciences (Ph.D.) - “Systematics, Bio-Ecology and Physiological Activity of Nematoloma fasciculare (Huds.: Fr.) Karst.”, Institute of Botany, NAS of Armenia (Yerevan, Armenia)
1998: Doctor of Biological Sciences (D.Sc.) - “Biological Properties (Morphology, Ecology and Physiological Activity) of Several Macroscopic Fungi (Basidiomycotina)”, Institute of Botany, NAS of Armenia (Yerevan, Armenia)

Professional experience
1984 - 1991: Junior Researcher, YSU, Armenia
1991 - 1992: Researcher, YSU, Armenia
1992 - 1993: Senior Researcher, YSU, Armenia
1993 - 2005: Leading Researcher, Head of Fungal Biology and Biotechnology Group, YSU, Armenia
1999 - 2005: Associate Professor, Yerevan State Medical University after M. Heratsi, Yerevan, Armenia
2000 - 2005: Associate Professor, YSU, Armenia
Since 2005: Professor, Principal Researcher, Head of Laboratory of Fungal Biology and Biotechnology, YSU, Armenia

Actual research supervision
PhD thesis – 5 (2004, 2010, 2011, 2014)
Master thesis – 28 (2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014-2019)
Bachelor graduation thesis – 22 (2007-2009, 2011-2014, 2016-2019)

Academic courses
Lecturer in Fungal Biology and Biotechnology, Fungal Genetics and Cytology, General and Medical Mycology, Modern Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Fungi and Plants, General Biology, Botany, Mycology

Scale of professional Interests
Fungal Biology and Biotechnology, Fungal Genetics and Phylogeny, Medicinal mushrooms.

International collaborations, scientific contacts, visiting positions:
1981 - 1985: M. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
1993: Institute of Botany, University of Regensburg, Germany,
1993 - 1997: Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montpellier 1, France
1998 - 1999: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Canada
2000, 2009 and 2014: Faculty of Agraria, University of Bologna, Italy
2002 and 2007: Institute of Forest Botany, University of Göttingen, Germany
2003: Department of Phytopathology and Plant Protection, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
2008, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019: Section Wood Biotechnology and Technical Mycology, Büsgen-Institute, George-August-University Göttingen, Germany
2016: Ural Federal University, Russia
Since 2019 -Kyoto University, Japan
Since 2019 -University of L’Aquila, Italy

Participation in grant projects
#93-344 - Grant by Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia MESA (1993 – 1995)
#93-845 - Grant by MESA (1996 – 1999)
#0718 - Grant by MESA (2000 – 2002)
#0104 - Grant by MESA (2003 – 2004)
#0169 - Grant by MESA (2005-2007)
DAAD Fellowships (1993, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2019)
Grants by Ministry of Education, Science and Research, France (1993, 1994, 1996 and 1997)
Grant by G. Soros International Science Foundation, USA (1994).
Grants by University of Bologna, Italy (2001 and 2009)
#04-NS-biotech-814-73 - Armenian National Science & Education Fund, ANSEF (2004)
Grant by American Mushroom Institute, AMI, USA (2004)
Grant by Osaka Fermentation Institute, OFI, Japan (2004)
#FEL.RIG.980764 - NATO Reintegration grant (2004 – 2006)
#548.104401.174 - DAAD Equipment Grant (2004 – 2006)
Grant by ISTC (2005)
Grants by British Mycological Society, BMS, UK (2000, 2006 and 2007)
Grant by INTAS (2006)
Grant by NATO (2007)
Grants by World Federation of Culture Collections, WFCC (2007 and 2010)
Grants by European Science Foundation, ESF (2007, 2008 and 2009)
Grants by World Society of Mushroom Biology & Mushroom Products, WSMBMP (2008, 2011 and 2014)
#548.104401.317 - DAAD Equipment Grant (2012)
#13RF-110 - Grant by MES SCS RA, “MES SCS RA – RFBR – 2013” Armenian-Russian Joint Research Program (2013)
#15RF-064 - Grant by MES SCS RA, “MES SCS RA – RFBR – 2015” Armenian-Russian Joint Research Program (2015)
#18T‐1F115 - Grant by MES SCS RA Thematic Project (2018)

Professional memberships
Since 2002: Member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Academician
Since 2002: Member of Scientific Council, Faculty of Biology, YSU
2004 - 2016: Member of Specialized Scientific Council 035 Botany/Mycology, Institute of Botany, NAS of Armenia
Since 2004: Member of British Mycological Society
Since 2005: Member of Mycological Society of America
Since 2005: Member of Specialized Scientific Council 018 Biotechnology/Microbiology, SPC Armbiotechnology, NAS of Armenia
Since 2008: President of Armenian Association of Mushroom Sciences (NGO)
Since 2013: Member of World Federation of Culture Collections (WFCC)
Since 2015: Member of Scientific Council of Institute of Biology, Faculty of Biology, YSU
Since 2016: Member of Armenian Microbiological Association
Since 2017: Member of Scientific Council of Institute of Pharmacy, YSU

Referee and Editorial work
Since 2007: Editorial board member of International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms (IJMM, Beggel house, USA)
Since 2008: Reviewer of Archives of Microbiology (Springer), Food Biotechnology (Taylor & Francis), Food Chemistry (Elsevier), IJMM (Beggel house), Journal of Food Science (jfs, Wiley), Journal of Yeast and Fungal Research (Academic journals, open access) and Advances in Microbiology (Scientific Research, open access)
Since 2010: Referee of the State Committee of Science, Armenia
Since 2011: Editorial board member of International Journal of Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology (IJMMB, InTech)
Since 2012: Referee of the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR),
Since 2012: Editorial board member of Pakistan Journal of Phytopathology (PJP), International Journal of Phytopathology, Microbiology Discovery (Herbert Publications, HOAJ, UK) and Int. eSci Journal of Plant Pathology (eSci Journals Publishing)
Since 2012: Reviewer of PhD dissertations, University of Haifa, Israel
Since 2013: Editorial board member of Applied Scientific Reports (Herbert Publications, HOAJ, UK)
Since 2016: Editorial board member of Micologia Italiana (Italian Journal of Mycology)

Participation and contributions in scientific meetings
III All Union Conf. Investigation of Fungi in Biogeocenosis (Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 1985)
X Sci. Symp. Mycol. and Lichenol. Baltic Rep. & Belarussia (Latvia, Riga, 1985)
VII Conf. Trans-Caucasus Rep. on Sporic Plants (Yerevan, Armenia, 1986)
IV All Union Conf. Investigation of Fungi in Biogeocenoses (Russia, Perm, 1988)
X Int. Congr. European Mycologists (Tallinn, Estonia, 1989)
IV Inter. Mycological Congress (Regensburg, Germany, 1990)
II Republ. Sci. Conf. (Armenia, Yerevan, 1996)
III Int. cong. Science and Cultivation of Mushrooms (Kashira, Russia, 1996)
IV Meeting of Europ. Council Conserv. Fungi (Vipiteno, Italy, 1997)
I and II Inter. Conf. Methodological Bases of Learning … (Donetsk, Ukraine, 1997, 2002)
IV Int. colloq. Produits Naturels d’Origine Vegetale (Ottawa, Canada, 1998)
II Int. Symp. Plant Biotechnology (Kiev, Ukraine, 1998)
Reunion du Reseau de Mycologie (Lille, France, 1999)
Int. conf. Mycorrhyza (Ottawa, Canada, 1999)
Int. Symp. Mycology and Cryptogamic Botany (St. Petersburg, Russia, 2000)
Int. Symp. Bioactive Fungal Metabolites: Impact and Exploitation (Swansea, UK, 2001)
Int. conf. Persp. Med. Mushrooms Health & Nutrition in the 21st Century, IMMC1 (Kiev, Ukraine, 2001) - Member of Scientific Committee
I Russian Mycological Congress (Moscow, Russia, 2002)
VII Int. Mycological Congress (Oslo, Norway, 2002)
II Int. Congr. Biotechnology: State & Perspectives of Development (Moscow, Russia, 2003)
XI Congr. Russian Botanical Society (Barnaoul, Russia, 2003)
XIV Congr. European Mycologists (Katsiveli, Crimea, Ukraine, 2003)
X Nat. Congr. Human and Medicines (Moscow, Russia, 2003)
VAAM conf. Molecular Biology of Fungi 2003 (Goettingen, Germany, 2003)
Int. DAAD Workshop (Kerman, Iran, 2003)
XVI Int. congr. Science and Cultivation of Edible & Medicinal Fungi (Miami, USA, 2004)
XVII North American Mushroom Congress (Miami, USA, 2004)
Academy colloq. Fungal Phylogenomics (Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2004)
Int. Symp. Understanding poplar: From genes to functions (Göttingen, Germany, 2004)
CBS Int. Symp. 100 Years of Fungal Biodiversity & Ecology (Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2004)
X Int. Congr. Culture Collections, ICCC10 (Tsukuba, Japan, 2004)
I, III and V Russian congr. Medical Mycology (Moscow, Russia, 2003, 2005, 2006)
Int. conf. Genetic and Cellular Biology of Basidiomycetes -VI (Pamplona, Spain, 2005)
MSA/MSJ Joint Meeting (Hilo, Hawaii, 2005)
Int. conf. Biotechnol. and Health & DAAD Alumni Seminar (Yerevan, Armenia, 2005, 2008, 2010) - Member of Scientific Committee
III Int. Medicinal Mushrooms Conf., IMMC3 (Port Townsend, USA, 2005)
Workshop INTAS – South Caucasus 2006 (Tbilisi, Georgia, 2006)
Int. conf. Adv. Biotechnol: Perspec. Develop. in Armenia (Tsakhkadzor, Armenia, 2006, 2008)
VIII Int. Mycological Congress (Cairns, Australia, 2006)
I African Sci. Conf. Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms (Kampala, Uganda, 2006)
DAAD Alumni Seminar for the Southern Caucasus (Tbilisi, Georgia, 2007)
XV Congr. European Mycologist (St. Petersburg, Russia, 2007)
XI Int. Congr. Culture Collections, ICCC11 (Goslar, Germany, 2007)
BMS Annual Meeting. Ecology of Fungal Communities (Manchester, UK, 2007)
ESF Conf. Synthetic Biology, ECSB-2007 (St. Feliu de Guixols, Spain, 2007)
IV Int. Medicinal Mushrooms Conf., IMMC4 (Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2007) - Member of Scientific Committee
ESF World Conf. on Research Integrity (Lisbon, Portugal, 2007)
ESF Conf. System Biology (St. Feliu de Guixols, Spain, 2008)
XVII Int. ISMS Congress (Cape Town, South Africa, 2008)
IX Int. Congr. Plant Pathology (Turin, Italy, 2008)
III Congr. Int. di Spoleto sul Tartufo (Spoleto, Italy, 2008)
VI Int. Conf. Mushr. Biol. & Mushr. Prod. (Bonn, Germany, 2008)
ESF Conf. Copmlex Systems and Changes (St. Feliu de Guixols, Spain, 2009)
ESF-COST High-level Res. Conf. Natural Products Chemistry, Biology and Medicine-II (Acquafreda di Maratea, Italy, 2009)
DAAD Summerschool in Borstel (Borstel, Germany, 2009)
V Int. Medicinal Mushrooms Conf., IMMC5 (Nantong, China, 2009)
DAAD Seminar Research in Germany (Yerevan, Armenia, 2010)
XVI National and XIV Intern. Conferences of Biology (Mashhad, Iran, 2010)
VI Int. Medicinal Mushrooms Conf., IMMC6 (Zagreb, Croatia, 2011) - Member of Scientific Committee
VII Int. Conf. Mushr. Biol. & Mushr. Prod. (Arcachon, France, 2011)
V National Congr. New Idea on Agriculture (Tehran, Iran, 2011)
III Congress of Russian Mycologists (Moscow, Russia, 2012)
XVIII Int. ISMS Congr. (Beijing, China, 2012)
ISTC Seminar “Modern State Biotechnol. Developm. Ways of their Commercialization” (Yerevan, Armenia, 2012)
VII Int. Medicinal Mushrooms Conf., IMMC7 (Beijing, China, 2013)
XII Int. Cong. Cult. Collections, ICCC13 (Beijing, China, 2013)
XI Intern. Fungal Biology Conf. (Karlsruhe, Germany, 2013)
XII European Conf. Fungal Genetics. (Seville, Spain, 2014)
XII Int. Conf. on Mushr. Biol. and Mushr. Prod. ICMBMP8 (New Delhi, India, 2014)
All-Russian conf with international participation “Biodiversity and ecology of fungi and fungiform organisms of the Northern Eurasia” (Yekaterinburg, Russia, 2015) (Plenary lecturer).
The III Int. Mycological Forum (Moscow, Russia, 2015).
IMMC8 (Manizales, Colombia, 2015)
XIX Int. ISMS Congress (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2016)
VIII Int. Medicinal Mushrooms Conf., IMMC9 (Palermo, Italy, 2017)
IV Congr. Russian Mycologists (Moscow, Russia, 2017)
ICMBMP9 (Shanghai, China, 2018)
I Int. Conf. Current State of Pharmacy and Prospects of Its Development (Yerevan, Armenia, 2018) (Oral presentation)
9th Edition Int. Conf. Cosmetology & Skin Care (London, UK, 2019) (Invited speaker)
5th Int. Congress & Expo Biotechnology and Bio engineering (London, UK, 2019) (Plenary lecture)
IV Congr. Russian Mycologists (Moscow, Russia, 2019)
X Int. Medicinal Mushrooms Conf., IMMC10 (Nantong, China, 2019)
13th Symp. VAAM Special Group (Goettingen, Germany, 2019)

Computer skills
Microsoft Office PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Access

Armenian, Russian, English, French

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Susanna M. Badalyan

Doctor of Biology, Professor | Institute of Pharmacy - The Chair of Biomedicine


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Badalyan S. M., Gharibyan N. G.

Characteristics of Mycelial Structures of Different Fungal Collections | Yerevan: YSU Press, 2017, 176 p.

Kües U., Badalyan S. M.

Making Use of Genomic Information to Explore the Biotechnological Potential of Medicinal Mushrooms | Vol. 2, Chapter 13. Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., 2017. ISBN 978-981-10-5977-3

Badalyan S. M., Kües U., Gießler A., Dörnte B.

Asexual sporulation in Agaricomycetes. The Mycota. Growth, Differentiation and Sexuality | Springer-Verlag. 2016, 59 p.

Kües U., S.M. Badalyan, A. Gießler, B. Dörnte

Asexual sporulation in Agaricomycetes | The Mycota. Growth, Differentiation and Sexuality, Vol. I, 3rd Ed., Jürgen Wendland (Ed.). Chapter 12, Springer-Verlag, pp. 269-328. ISBN: 978-3-319-25842-3 (Print) 978-3-319-25844-7 (Online)
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Badalyan S.M., M. W. Khonsuntia, S. Subba, K. Lakkireddy, U. Kües

Morphological features of dikaryons of Coprinellus species | ISMS e-Congress - 2021, online, 14 - 17 Sept, 2021.

Badalyan S.M., Rapior S.

Agaricomycetes mushrooms (Basidiomycota) as potential neuroprotectants | Italian J Mycology. 50, 2021: 30-43

Badalyan S.M., Barkhudaryan A, Rapior S.

The Cardioprotective Properties of Agaricomycetes Mushrooms Growing in the Territory of Armenia (Review) | Int J Med Mushrooms. 23(5), 2021: 21-31

Badalyan S., Rapior S.

The Neuroprotective Potential of Macrofungi | Medicinal Herbs and Fungi – Neurotoxicity vs. Neuroprotection. Eds. D. Agrawal & M. Dhanаsekaran. Springer Nature Singapore, 2021, pp. 37-77.

S. M. Badalyan, S. Rapior

Agaricomycetes medicinal mushrooms with potential neuroprotective activity growing in Armenia (Հայաստանում աճող ագարիկոմիցետային դեղասնկերի նեյրոպաշտպան ներուժը) | ԵՊՀ Գիտական տեղեկագիր: Քիմիա և կենսաբանություն, 2020, հ. 54, #3, էջ 196-203 |
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Badalyan Susanna , Hambardzumyan L.A.

Investigation of immune-modulating activity of medicinal mushroom Flammulina velutipes (Curt. : Fr.) P. Karst. In vitro cytokines induction by fruiting body extract | Abstract. Int. J. Med. Mushrooms. 3(2-3), P. 110


Бадалян С. М., Гарибян Н. Г.

Aнтифитопатогенная активность мицелия полипоровых грибов (Аgaricomycetes, Polyporales) | Современная микология в России. 2017, стр. 207-208 |

Шнырева А. В., Шнырева А. A., Бадалян С. М.

Внутривидовое генетическое разнообразие природных штаммов лекарственного трутовика окаймленного, Fomitopsis pinicola | Современная микология в России. 2017, стр. 32-33 |

Badalyan S. M., Khonsuntia W., Subba S., Mandira Sen M., U. Kües

Asexual spores as means for de-dikaryotization of mycelia | 19th International Society for Mushroom Science. 2016, p. 494

Badalyan Susanna , L.R. Melikyan, T.A. Shahbazyan

Mycelial characteristics of several Psathyrella collections | Abstract. 8th International Conference on Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products. ICMBMP8, 19-22 November, 2014, New Delhi, India. P. 128

Badalyan Susanna , N.G. Gharibyan, A.V. Shnyreva, T. Shahbazyan

Antifungal activity of Fomitopsis pinicola collections against potentially pathogenic for humans and animals filamentous fungi | Abstract. 8th International Conference on Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products. ICMBMP8, 19-22 November, 2014, New Delhi, India. P. 93-94
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