Souren Mkrtchian



Academic degrees

1975 – MD (graduated with honors), Yerevan Medical Institute, Armenia (USSR)

1980 – PhD (biochemistry), Yerevan State University, Armenia (USSR)

2002- PhD (cell and molecular biology), Karolinska Institute (KI), Stockholm, Sweden

2007 – Associate professor of cell and molecular biology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.

Academic appointments

2006 – present Section of Pharmacogenetics, Institute for Pharmacology and Physiology, Karolinska Institute. Researcher, senior scientist, Associate Professor.

1997-2005 Division of Molecular Toxicology, Institute for Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institute. Researcher.

1991-1997 Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institute. Guest researcher, researcher.

1988 – 1989 Department of   Biochemistry, University of Bergen, Norway. Guest researcher.

1975 – 1991 Department of Biochemistry, Yerevan Medical  Institute, Armenia.  Junior, senior researcher, assistant professor. 

Scientific publishing 

Author of 54 research and review articles in peer-reviewed international journals with impact factors ranging from three to 16 in the fields of biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, genetics, pharmacology, toxicology. 

Scientific evaluations 
  • Appointed as a member of examination board for a number of  PhD dissertations at Karolinska Institute (2004-2013)
  • Has been elected on a number of occasions as a PhD study half-time control seminar committee member at Karolinska Institute (2000-2013)
  • Scientific reviewer  for a number of international peer-reviewed journals  (Journal of Cell Sciences,, Cancer Research, Biotechnique, Pharmacogenetics, Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Experimental Cell Research, Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry, Gene, Endocrinology, Human Molecular Genetics, PLOS), Chem-Phys Interactions.
  • Reviewer of the international scientific projects (Dutch Research Council). 

Graduate and post-graduate level

1987-2014 Yerevan Medical Institute/Karolinska Institute

Main supervisor of three PhD students, co-supervisor of 12 PhD students (9 successful defenses up to date)

Supervisor of  postdoctoral fellows (4).

National and international recognition

Honorary doctor in Biochemistry of Yerevan Medical Institute, Armenia (2005)