Dr. Arsen Arakelyan, Ph.D.

Dr. Arsen Arakelyan, Ph.D., is the director of the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB), the director of the Institute of Biomedicine and Pharmacy of the Russian Armenian University (RAU). In 2011 he established Bioinformatics Group focusing on “-omics” bioinformatics of chronic diseases/cancers, studies of genomic variability, drug repositioning and systems biology.

Higher Education:

2001-2004, Ph.D.
Institute of Molecular Biology NAS RA
1999-2004, MSc
Faculty of Biology, Yerevan State University
1995-1999, BSc
Faculty of Biology, Yerevan State University

Courses taught:

  • CSE162 Introduction to Biosciences


  1. Arakelyan A, Nersisyan L, Nikoghosyan M, Hakobyan S, Simonyan A, Hopp L, Loeffler-Wirth H, Binder H. Transcriptome-Guided Drug Repositioning. Pharmaceutics. 2019 Dec 12;11(12). pii: E677. doi: 10.3390/pharmaceutics11120677
  2. Nersisyan L, Hopp L, Loeffler-Wirth H, Galle J, Loeffler M, Arakelyan A, Binder H. Telomere Length Maintenance and Its Transcriptional Regulation in Lynch Syndrome and Sporadic Colorectal Carcinoma. Front Oncol. 2019 Nov 5;9:1172. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2019.01172. eCollection 2019
  3. Nersisyan L, Nikoghosyan M, Arakelyan A; Genome of the Netherlands consortium. WGS-based telomere length analysis in Dutch family trios implicates stronger maternal inheritance and a role for RRM1 gene. Sci Rep. 2019 Dec 10;9(1):18758. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-55109-7.
  4. Loeffler-Wirth H, Kreuz M, Hopp L, Arakelyan A, Haake A, Cogliatti SB, Feller AC, Hansmann ML, Lenze D, Möller P, Müller-Hermelink HK, Fortenbacher E, Willscher E, Ott G, Rosenwald A, Pott C, Schwaenen C, Trautmann H, Wessendorf S, Stein H, Szczepanowski M, Trümper L, Hummel M, Klapper W, Siebert R, Loeffler M, Binder H; German Cancer Aid consortium Molecular Mechanisms for Malignant Lymphoma. A modular transcriptome map of mature B cell lymphomas. Genome Med. 2019 Apr 30;11(1):27. doi: 10.1186/s13073-019-0637-7.
  5. Hopp L, Loeffler-Wirth H, Nersisyan L, Arakelyan A, Binder H. Footprints of Sepsis Framed Within Community Acquired Pneumonia in the Blood Transcriptome. Front Immunol. 2018 Jul 17;9:1620. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2018.01620. eCollection 2018.

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2019, 2017, 2015, 2013 - Most productive scientists in the year by Science Committee MESCS RA