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  Yerevan State University

In the Enterprises of State Register of the Republic of Armenia
Date of the registration: June 3, 2002
Number of the registration: 211.171.01034
Certificate number: 03A055257
Address of registration: H. Buniatian Institute of Biochemistry
National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia
5/1 Paruir Sevak str., 0014 Yerevan, Republic of Armenia


The Armenian Association of Biochemists (AAB or the Association) is a professional union of biochemists, molecular and cellular biologists, biophysics, and biomedical scientists, with objectives of promoting high-level biochemical practice, education, training and research in the field of biochemistry, neurochemistry, molecular cell biology and biophysics in Armenia.  

Armenian Biochemical Society has been established in 1964. In 2002 the Society has been renamed into the Armenian Association of Biochemists (AAB) and registered in Enterprises State Register of the Republic of Armenian as a voluntary, independent, non-governmental and non-profit organization, acting in accordance with its Charter and the Constitution, Legislation, International Agreements of the Republic of Armenia. The Association may collaborate with governmental and non-governmental unions and organizations, international and donor organizations, funds, individuals, etc. 

Council members are appointed through direct election by the members. The executive officers of the Association are the President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. The Association consists of those qualified individuals who wish to become members, who are approved by the membership committee and pay annual dues. Membership is not restricted to non-residential scientists living in other countries. Companies can become corporate members.

Officially located and created under the auspice of H. Buniatian Institute of Biochemistry of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, the Association unit junior and senior scientific researchers, tutors, lecturers and professors from H. Buniatian Institute of Biochemistry, Departments of Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Pathophysiology, General and Bioorganic Chemistry of the Yerevan State Medical University, Biological Faculty of the Yerevan State University, Institute of Molecular Biology, L.Orbeli Institute of Physiology, and Institute of Hematology.

Currently the Association includes about 130 members with prevalence of 90% of women scientists and 70% of young scientists under the age of 35.

In 2002 the Armenian Association of Biochemists became an Associate member of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS). In 2008 at the 48th FEBS Council Meeting, July 3and 4, 2008, Athens, Greece  the Armenian Association of Biochemists has been accepted as a Constituent member of the FEBS.

The membership in the FEBS was beneficial for the Armenian scientists, giving them an excellent opportunity to participate in FEBS Advanced Courses, FEBS Congresses, and received fellowships. 
The library of the H. Buniatian Institute of Biochemistry was enriched by scientific books and journals, which were kindly sent by late Prof. Peter Campbell. The library continues receiving the FEBS publications from Prof. Giorgio Semenza, who is an Honorary Chairman of the FEBS Letters' Edit. Brd.

The activity of the Association is manifested by arranging Council meetings, annual meetings, scientific meetings with the invited lecturers, participation in International scientific meetings, including FEBS events.

Aims and objectives of the AAB

    • to encourage development of research in the fields of biochemistry and neurochemistry, molecular cell biology and molecular biophysics;
    • to participate in educational process and provide scientific and methodological support for teaching process of subjects related to biologcal sciences at Universities;
    • to spread knowledge and promote scientific progress by publication of textbooks, methodological manuals and other materials in the field of biological sciences;
    • to organize conferences, symposia, workshops, lectureships, etc; support participation  of students and young scientists in these events;
    • to promote and search ways for young scientists to take part in international scientific events;
    • to get involved in the activities of international scientific organizations and unions;
    • to develop ties with scientific community all over the world;
    • to cooperate with other non-governmental organizations in the country, disseminate knowledge through mass media, newsletters, raise public awareness in novel achievements in Life Sciences;
    • to establish public relations through workshops, implement  Science and Society activities.