Anush Kosakyan



  • PhD assistant
  • Assisting/teaching of M.Sc. courses
  • Participation in the organisation of the laboratory


Current Research

Phylogeny, Systematics and Biogeography of Free Living Microorganisms Using Testate Amoebae as Model



2009 - 2014:

Phd in Protistology
Laboratory of Soil Biology, Institute of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Neuchâtel, Suisse

2006 - 2009:

Phd in Mycology
Department of Evolutionary & Environmental Biology, Institute of Evolution, Faculty of Science & Science Education, University of Haifa, Israel

2004 - 2005:

Certificate of Specialist Post-Graduate Studies
Department of Sustainable Agriculture, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh), Create, Greece

2002 - 2004:

Master's Degree in Biology
Department of Botany, Faculty of Biology, Yerevan State University,  Yerevan, Armenia

1998 - 2002:

Bachelor's Degree in  Phytopathology
Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agronomy, Armenia Agricultural Academy, Yerevan, Armenia


Publication record

Gomaa F, Kosakyan A, Heger TJ, Corsaro D, Mitchell EAD, Lara E. 2013. EOne alga to rule them all: Unrelated mixotrophic testate amoebae (Amoebozoa, Rhizaria and Stramenopiles) share the same symbiont (Trebouxiophyceae). Submitted to Protist.

Kosakyan A, Gomaa F,  Mitchell EAD, Heger TJ, Lara E. 2013. COI Barcoding of Nebelid Testate Amoebae (Amoebozoa: Arcellinida): Using DNA-barcoding for sorting out protist species complexes: A case study of the Nebela tincta-collaris-bohemica group (Amoebozoa; Arcellinida, Hyalospheniidae). European Journal of Protistology 49(2): 222-237.

Kosakyan A, Heger TJ, Leander BS, Todorov M, Mitchell EAD, Lara E. 2012. COI Barcoding of Nebelid Testate Amoebae (Amoebozoa: Arcellinida): Extensive Cryptic Diversity and Redefinition of Family Hyalospheniidae Schultze. Protist 163: 415-434.

Kosakyan A, Ur Y, Wasser SP, Nevo E. 2008 Rare and noteworthy lepiotaceous species (Basidiomycota, Agaricales, Agaricaceae) from Israel. Mycotaxon 103: 59-74.

Kosakyan A, Didukh M, Wasser SP, Nevo E. 2008. The genus Cystolepiota (Agaricaceae, Basidiomycetes) in Israel. Mycologia Balcanica 5: 85-88.

Kosakyan A, Didukh M, Ur Y, Wasser SP, Nevo E. 2008. Species diversity of genus Lepiota (Agaricaceae, Basidiomycota) in Israeli mycobiota. Mycotaxon 105: 355-377.

Kosakyan A., Didukh M. Ya., Wasser S.P. & Nevo E. 2008. An overview of species diversity in the Agaricaceae in Israel with special reference to a new species: Leucoagaricus longistipitatus Isr. J. of Plant Sci. 56: 331-339.

Kosakyan A, Nevo E. 2007. Medicinal Agaricales of Israeli Mycobiota. Int. J. of Medicinal Mushrooms 9 (3&4): 278-279.



Barseghyan GS, Kosakyan A, Didukh M, Wasser SP, Nevo E, Isikhuemhen OS. 2011.  Phylogenetic analysis within genera Morchella (Ascomycota, Pezizales) and Macrolepiota (Basidiomycota, Agaricales) inferred from rDNA ITS and EF-1α sequences. In Systematics and Evolution of Fungi. Edit. J.K. Misra & S.K. Deshmukh, Science Publishers, NH, USA. 426 pp.



Kosakyan A, Zmitrovich I, Didukh M, Wasser SP, Nevo E. 2013. Agaricomycetes of Israel. Koeltz Scientific Books, Germany, 375pp.