Naira Zh. Sahakyan
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)

Armenian, Russian, English

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.


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. |

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

Amberboa sosnovskyi Iljin in vitro culture obtaining | Electronic journal of natural sciences. 2015, 1 (24), p. 7-10 |

Պետրոսյան Մ., Սահակյան Ն., Թռչունյան Ա.

Էթիլենը բույսերի և մարդու կյանքում (շարունակություն) | Գիտության աշխարհում Գիտահանրամատչելի հանդես, N 2, 2015 թ. էջ 40-46 |
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E. Poghosyan, N. Sahakyan, M. Petrosyan, I. Batlutskaya, K. Trchounian

Isolated Culture of Ajuga Reptance L., Its’ Morphological And Growth Features | Innоvatiоns in Life Sсienсes, 27-28.05.2021, p. 178-179, Russia

N. Sahakyan, E. Poghosyan, M. Petrosyan, I. Batlutskaya, K. Trchounian

Isolated Culture of Ajuga Reptance L., Its’ Morphological And Growth Features | Innоvatiоns in Life Sсienсes, 27-28.05.2021, p. 178-179, Russia

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 |
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