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

Karapetyan T. D., Mirzoyan V. S., Hanisyan R. M., Sahakyan N. Zh

In vitro antimicrobial activity of dried and fresh leaf extracts of old and young apricot trees (Ptunus armeniaca) | The New Armenian Medical Journal, Vol. 5, p. 44 - 49, 2011

N. Zh. Sahakyan, M. T. Petrosyan, J. A. Aghajanyan

Оптимизация питательных сред для выращивания культур A. genevensis L. и A. chia Schreb. (A. genevensis L. և A. chia Schreb. կուլտուրաների աճեցման համար օգտագործվող սննդամիջավայրերի կազմի օպտիմալացումը) | ԵՊՀ Գիտական տեղեկագիր: Քիմիա և կենսաբանություն, 2010, #3, էջ 46-51 |

M. T. Petrosyan, N. Zh. Sahakyan, Yu. G. Popov

Введение шафрана посевного (crocus sativus l.) в изолированную культуру (Ցանքսային զաֆրանի (crocus sativus l.) մեկուսացված կուլտուրայի ստացումը) | ԵՊՀ գիտական տեղեկագիր, Քիմիա և կենսաբանություն, #3(226), էջ 36-39 (ռուսերեն) |

N. Zh. Sahakyan, M. T. Petrosyan

Изучение минимальной ингибирующей концентрации изолированной культуры живучки женевской (ajuga genevensis L.) (Ժնևյան ճանկխոտի (ajuga genevensis l.) Մեկուսացված կուլտուրայի նվազագույն արգելակող կոնցենտրացիայի ուսումնասիրությունը) | ԵՊՀ Գիտական տեղեկագիր: Քիմիա և կենսաբանություն, 2010, #2, էջ 50-54 (ռուսերեն) |

Sahakyan N.Zh., Petrosyan M.T., Popov Yu.G., Volodin V.V., Matistov N.V., Gruzdev I.V., Shirshova T.I.

Content of neutral lipids and fatty acids in callus cultures and leaves of intact plants of Ajuga genevensis L and Ajuga chia | Second Balkan Conference On Biology, 21-23 Plowdiv, Bulgaria, 2010, pp. 87- 90
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Thesis

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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