The Research Institute of Biotechnology

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad Research Institute of Biotechnology (RIB) was founded in 2007. This institute hosts specialists from different fields of biotechnology including molecular biology, cellular biology, molecular genetics, biochemistry, developmental biology, and other specialties.

Research at FIB spans many disciplines that can be broadly categorized into four research areas; Stem Cell Biotechnology, vaccine development, recombinant proteins, and novel therapeutics. The Research Institute of Biotechnology is actively pursuing research leads in the development of platforms for production of recombinant proteins, design and development of novel vaccines, molecular studies of cancer and cancer stem cells, genome and epigenome editing. FIB consists of four research departments:

  • Stem Cell Biotechnology and Regenerative Medicine
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Recombinant Products
  • Novel Diagnostics and Therapeutics


Publishing more than 160 peer-reviewed papers and nine patents
Holding four national conferences
Holding more than 40 workshops
Supervising more than 120 theses
Conducting more than 30 research projects funded by national foundations

Current Major Projects

  • Production of some therapeutic recombinant monoclonal antibodies
  • Epigenetic studies of early colorectal cancer
  • Development of a vaccine against the Newcastle disease by reverse genetics
  • Drug discovery targeting gastrointestinal cancers
  • Production of recombinant coagulation factor IX
  • Production of transgenic chicken using programmable endonucleases

Research Facilities

  • Microbial biotechnology and genetic engineering laboratory
  • Stem cells and transgenesis laboratory
  • Pilot production of eukaryotic recombinant proteins
  • Cellular and molecular biology laboratory More
Director of the Research Institute of Biotechnology
Hesam Dehghani
Department of Basic Science

Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

The Research Institute of Biotechnology

Phone: +985138803797

Fax: +985138807029

Postal code: 9177948974