Yerevan state university to have state-of-the-art molecular genetics laboratory
YEREVAN, June 16. /ARKA/. The All-Armenian ‘Hayastan’ Fund will inaugurate June 17 a state-of-the-art molecular genetics laboratory at the Faculty of Biology of Yerevan State University. The Fund said in a press release today that the laboratory is named after famous French biologist of Armenian origin Christoph Terzyan.
The opening of the laboratory was made possible through the financing of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund. In particular, a philanthropist from the French branch of the Fund Jacqueline Terzyan provided 26 million drams for the opening of the laboratory. Twenty-four million drams were allocated for the acquisition of modern equipment for molecular genetic research, and the rest was used to repair and furniture the laboratory.
Christoph Terzyan devoted his entire life to research in the field of evolutionary and molecular biology and genetics. He died in 2016 at the age of 56 years. During his lifetime, Terzyan contributed in every way to the development of science in Armenia. Before his death, he donated a significant amount to the Department of Genetics and Cytology at Yerevan State University. -0-