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

Academic degree
Ph.D. “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
2009 up to date: 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

Academic courses
Plant physiology, Phytopathology

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

    Armenian, Russian, English

    Professional membership
    Armenian Association of Biotechnologists; (FEBS) Fedeeration of Europian Biochemical Society; The Armenian Society of Young Biologists
    American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
  • Naira Zh. Sahakyan

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


    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.


    Semerjyan I., Petrosyan M., Sahakyan N., Trchounian A.

    Crupina vulgaris Cass. in vitro culture obtaining | Biological Journal of Armenia. 2017, 1(69), 163-166 pp. |

    Babayan A., Sahakyan N., Petrosyan M., Trchounian A.

    The radical scavenging activity of some species of Artemisia genus, represented in Armenian flora | Biological Journal of Armenia. 2017, 1(69), 96-99 pp. |

    Ani Avetisyan, Anahit Markosian, Margarit Petrosyan, Naira Sahakyan, Anush Babayan, Samvel Aloyan, Armen Trchounian

    Chemical composition and some biological activities of the essential oils from basil Ocimum different cultivars | BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2017, 17, 60, pp. 1-8 |

    A. Avetisyan, A. Markosyan, S. Aloyan, M. Petrosyan, N. Sahakyan, A. Trchounian

    Dermal benefits of essential oil distilled from a high altitude damask rose cultivated in Armenia | Clinical and experimental dermatology, 2016, 7(4), 43-43 pp. |

    Sahakyan N., Petrosjan M., Trchounian A.

    Comparative analysis of chemical composition and biological activities of Ajuga genevensis L. in in vitro culture and intact plant | International Journal of Biological, Biomolecular, Agricultural, Food and Biotechnological Engineering, 2016, 10 (7), 322-326 pp. |
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    A. Trchounian, N. Sahakyan, M. Ginovyan, M. Petrosyan

    Antibacterial and Anti-phage Activity of Raw Material Plantago major L., a Medicinal plant Grown in Armenia | ASM General Meeting ASM MICROBE 2019. AES-1068

    A. Trchounian, L. Gabrielyan, N. Sahakyan

    Overcoming Antibiotic Resistance: Heavy Metal Nanoparticles as Antibacterial Agents against Antibiotic Resistant Escherichia coli Strains | ASM General Meeting ASM MICROBE 2019. AAR-650

    N. Sahakyan, M. Zareyan, S. Hambardzumyan, M. Petrosyan, A. Trchounian

    ln vitro antioxidant potential of ethanol extracts of different plants from Armenian flora | "Towards a Redox Heslthy Aging" WGs Meeting of the NutRed0x COST Action CA1611Z. 2018, p. 22 |

    M. Ginovyan, M. Petrosyan, N. Sahakyan, A. Trchounian

    Gc-MsA nalysis of Bio-ActiveC ompoundsfr om Methanol Extractso f R. ObtusifoliusLa.n d A. EupatoridL . Possessnig Anti m icrobiaI Activity | ASM MICROBE 2018 American Society for Microbiology General Meeting. 2018, p. SUNDAY-624

    M. Petrosyan, N. Sahakyan, A. Avetisyan, S. Aloyan, A. Trchounian

    The Chemical Composition and Antimicrobial Potential of Artemisia Dracunculus L., Cultivated At High Altitude Armenian Landscape | ASM MICROBE 2018. p. SUNDAY-620
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