Naira Zh. Sahakyan
Biography
Education
1996 - 2002: YSU, Faculty of Biology, Diploma, AM №000205,

Academic degree
PhD. “The traits of metabolism of isolated cultures of Ajuga genevensis and Ajuga chia“, Biotechnology - 03.00.14, Yerevan, 2010.

Professional experience
2003 - 2006: PhD student, YSU, Faculty of Biology, Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology of Microbes and Plants
2007 - 2009: Laboratory assistant, YSU, Faculty of Biology, Laboratory of General Biology
2008 – 2018: Researcher, YSMY, Scientific-Research center
2009 - 2016: Researcher, YSU, Faculty of Biology, Laboratory of General Biology
2015 up to date: Co-Assistant, YSU, Faculty of Biology, Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology of Microbes and Plants
2016 up to date: Senior scientific researcher, YSU, Faculty of Biology, “Biology” Scientific-Research center
2019 թ․ (12․01․ - 30․03) – Invited researcher at the University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
2021 թ․ (01․07․ - 23․09) – Invited researcher at the Université Bourgogne-Franche Comté, Dijon, France

Academic courses
Plant physiology, Phytopathology, Plant biotechnological methods, Plant redox systems

Scale of professional interests
• Plant physiology and Plant biotechnology, Biochemistry, The hormonal regulation of growth and development, Stress physiology, Secondary metabolism, Isolated cultures and micropropagation,
• Methods: Spectrophotometry, Plant cell culture, Obtaining of morphological slides, Microscopying, Preparation of nutrient media for plant cell culture and microorganisms, Methods of sterilization, Testing of antimicrobial activity, Testing of antioxidant activity

Computer skills
MS Office, Adobe Photoshop, IE

Other skills
Good interpersonal skills, flexibility, time management ability, hardworking ability

Participation in grant projects
• 2008 (CRDF), ARBI-9006-YE-08 Bacterial melanin as a biostimulator
• 2015 (Galoust Gyulbenkian Foundation) (#137782), Travel grant
• 2017 - FEBS (Sprinzl) Bursary for participation at the FEBS Congress in Jerusalem 10-14 September 2017
• 2017 - COST CA16112 "Personalized nutrition in aging society:redox control of major age-related diseases",
• 2018 - Erasmus+ Staff teaching mobility,
• 2018- 18T-1F267 "New therapeutic approaches in breast anticancer treatment using Armenian herbal extracts combined with L-arginine/poliamine/nitric oxide pathway inhibitors"
• 2019 - Short-term scientific missions (STSM) in COST CA16112 – NutRedOx "Investigation of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity of extracts and essential oils of plants from Armenian landscape",
• 2021 - FEBS short term fellowship "Dynamics and function of the redox regulatory network of plants under stress ",
• 2021 - 21SC-BRFFR-1F012 – “ Study and optimization of growth characteristics and H2-generating activity of Belarusian and Armenian strains of microalgae Chlorellaceae using physiological and biochemical analysis, digital phenotyping and cell selection”

Professional membership
Armenian Association of Biotechnologists; (FEBS) Federation of Europian Biochemical Society; The Armenian Society of Young Biologists
American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

Languages
Armenian, Russian, English

Naira Zh. Sahakyan

Assistant | Faculty of Biology - Chair of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology
 
 

Book

A. Trchounian, M. Petrosyan, N. Sahakyan

Redox State as a Central Regulator of Plant-Cell Stress Responses. Chapter 2. Plant Cell Redox Homeostasis and Reactive Oxygen Species (Ed. D.K. Gupta et al.) | Springer International. 2016, 25 p.
 

Article

N. Zh. Sahakyan, M. T. Petrosyan, A. H. Trchounian

Some peculiarities of essential oil of Damask rose growing in high altitude Armenian landscapes (Հայաստանի բարձրադիր գոտիներում աճող դամասկոսյան մասրենու եթերայուղի որոշ առանձնահատկությունները) | ԵՊՀ Գիտական տեղեկագիր: Քիմիա և կենսաբանություն, 2020, հ. 54, #1, էջ 68-74 |

Armenuhi Moghrovyan, Naira Sahakyan, Anush Babayan, Naira Chichoyan, Margarit Petrosyan, Armen Trchounian

Essential oil and ethanol extract of oregano (Origanum vulgare L.) from Armenian flora as natural source of terpenes, flavonoids and other phytochemicals with antiradical, antioxidant, metal chelating, tyrosinase inhibitory and antibacterial activity | Current pharmaceutical design. 2019, 25, 16, pp. 1809-1816

Naira Sahakyan, Margarit Petrosyan, Armen Trchounian

The activity of Alkanna species in vitro culture and intact plant extract against antibiotic resistant bacteria | Current pharmaceutical design. 2019, 25, 16, pp. 1861-1865

Naira Sahakyan, Margarit Petrosyan, Izabela Koss-Mikołajczyk, Agnieszka Bartoszek, Tamara Gabour Sad, Muhammad Jawad Nasim, Maia Vanidze, Aleko Kalandia, Claus Jacob, Armen Trchounian

The Caucasian flora: a still-to-be-discovered rich source of antioxidants | Free radical research. 2019, 12 Sep 2019, pp. 1-10 |

N. Zh. Sahakyan , M. M. Ginovyan , M. T. Petrosyan , A. H. Trchounian

Antibacterial and anti-phage activity of Plantago major L. raw material (Plantago major L. հումքի հակաբակտերիական և հակաֆագային ակտիվությունը) | ԵՊՀ Գիտական տեղեկագիր: Քիմիա և կենսաբանություն, 2019, հ. 53, #1, էջ 59-64 |
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Thesis

I. Bazukyan, D. Soghomonyan, A. Margaryan, N. Sahakyan, M. Petrosyan, A. Trchounian

Antibiotic resistance of bacteria: novel findings on antimicrobial agents and activation of resistance genes | ASM MICROBE 2018 american society for microbiology general meeting. 2018, p. SUNDAY-611

Naira Sahakyan, Margarit Petrosyan, Armen Trchounian

Antoixidant activity from alcohol extracts of some plants of Armenian flora: The highest level and its probable nature | 3rd Congress of Polish Biosciences BIO2018. 2018, p. 63

Sahakyan N., Petrosyan M., Trchounian A.

The antioxidant activity of Ajuga genevensis L. in vitro culture | XI-th international conference “The biology of plant cells in vitro and biotechnology”. 2018, p. 190

Petrosyan M. T., Sahakyan N. Zh., Aloyan S., Trchounian A.

Comparative analysis of Amberboa sosnovskyi ILJIN intact plant and isolated culture chemical composition and biological activity | XI-th International conference "THE BIOLOGY OF PLANTE CELLS in vitro AND BIOTECHNOLOGY'. 2018, p. 180

Sahakyan N., Petrosyan M., Trchounian A.

The Radical Scavenging Activlty of Ajuga genevensis L. in vitro culture | NutRedOx COST Action CA16112 & Postgraduate Training Network ,'NutriOx', 2017. p. 65 |
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