Anna Poladyan is currently the Head of the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biological Faculty, at YSU. She graduated with a master's in Biophysics degree, Biological faculty, YSU in 1994, and received Ph.D. in Biophysics in 2000. Her research interest lies in bioenergetics, biochemistry, and microorganisms' biotechnology, particularly interaction mechanisms between membrane-bound enzymes and their relationship to molecular hydrogen production. Her research interests also include the application of industrial and(/or) agricultural organic side streams for microbial biomass and bioenergy production. Anna has participated in research grants of Basic and thematic support of the Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia and international grants CRDF, ANSEF, and DAAD. In their frame, she successfully performed scientific investigations at the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics, University of Virginia, USA, and the Max Volmer Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, and the Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Anna is a recipient of several scientific awards, most notably is the prestigious Morrison Rogoza award from the American Society of Microbiology (ASM).