Biotechnology and Plant Breeding Department

In 1995, the School of Agriculture at the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad became the first school in Iran which offered a degree in Biotechnology. In designing this new area of research several factors such as conserving the environment by limiting the use of energy, land and water, preserving genetic diversity, and decreasing the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers were taken into consideration. The Biotechnology and Plant Breeding Department trains highly-professional graduates both at the Master’s and Doctoral levels. The department also aims at introducing interdisciplinary branches of science according to the academic environment and job demands in Iran and around the world.

The aim of the Master’s program in the Department of Biotechnology and Plant Breeding is to educate specialists in Plant Breeding and Biotechnology, to employ new techniques in Molecular Breeding such as Genetic Engineering, and also to enhance students’ plant breeding skills by preparing them to participate in research projects in labs, greenhouses, or fields. Students in the Master’s program can concentrate on Agricultural Biology or Plant Breeding.

The Ph.D. Program in Biotechnology and Plant Breeding is a coordinated set of research and scientific activities aimed at educating specialists in different aspects of Biotechnology such as Genomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics, Genetic Engineering, etc., which are applicable in agriculture. Ph.D. candidates should attend advanced courses in Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology. The areas of specialization of the Ph.D. Program is Agricultural Biotechnology. More

Head of the Biotechnology and Plant Breeding Department
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Nasrin Moshtaghi
Associate Professor
Biotechnology and Plant Breeding Department
moshtaghi@um.ac.ir
+985138804722


Concentration areas offered by the Biotechnology and Plant Breeding Department
Areas Bachelor's Master's Ph.D
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Academic staff

Abdolreza Bagheri
Professor
Mohammad Farsi
Professor
Saeid Malekzadeh Shafaroudi
Associate Professor
Hassan Marashi
Professor
Amin Mirshamsi Kakhki
Assistant Professor
Nasrin Moshtaghi
Associate Professor
Alireza Seifi
Assistant Professor
Farajollah Shahriari Ahmadi
Professor

Research

Recent journal articles

Behdad, A., Azizi, M., & Moshtaghi, N. (2020). Salinity effects on physiological and phytochemical characteristics and gene expression of two Glycyrrhiza glabra L. populations. phytochemistry, 171 (8), 112236-112245.
Shahhoseini, R., Azizi, M., Moshtaghi, N., & Samiei, L. (2020). Effects of zinc oxide nanoelicitors on yield, secondary metabolites, zinc and iron absorption of Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium (L.) Schultz Bip.). Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 42 (4), -.
Tanhaeian, A., Nazifi, N., Shahriari Ahmadi, F., & Akhlaghi, M. (2020). Comparative study of antimicrobial activity between some medicine plants and recombinant Lactoferrin peptide against some pathogens of cultivated button mushroom. Archives of Microbiology, (), -.
Gholizadegan, A., & Seifi, A. (2020). Screening some Iranian Muskmelon Landraces for Resistance Against Fusarium Wilt Disease using Molecular Markers. International Journal of Horticultural Science and Technology, 7 (3), 227-233.
Ghorbani Faal, P., Farsi, M., Seifi, A., & Mirshamsi Kakhki, A. (2020). Virus-induced CRISPR-Cas9 system improved resistance against tomato yellow leaf curl virus. Molecular Biology Reports, 47 (5), 3369-3376.
Hamid, R., Feba Jacob, Marashi, H., Visha Rathod, & Rukam S. Tomar (2020). Uncloaking lncRNA-meditated gene expression as a potential regulator of CMS in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.). Genomics, 112 (5), 3354-3364.
Janpoor, J., Farsi, M., Mirshamsi Kakhki, A., & Jalali Javaran (2020). Design and Construction of Human mini-proinsulin gene, an Introduction for Transformation to Edible Button Mushroom (Agaricus bisporus). International Journal of Farming and Allied Sciences, 9 (1), 5-12.
Ameri, A., Davarynejad, G., Moshtaghi, N., & Tehranifar, A. (2020). Semicompact canopy form in mixoploid plants differentiated from the endosperm of Pyrus communis cv. Natanzi: Evidence from flow cytometric analysis and anatomical and morphological traits. Annals of Applied Biology, (), -.
Shokouhi, D., & Seifi, A. (2020). Organic extracts of seeds of Iranian Moringa peregrina as promising selective biofungicide to control Mycogone perniciosa. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, 30 (), 101848-6.
Moshrefi Araghi, A., Nemati, S., Azizi, M., Moshtaghi, N., & Shoor, M. (2020). بررسی تنوع ژنتیکی برخی از ژنوتیپ‌های پونه وحشی (Mentha longifolia L.) ایران با استفاده از نشانگر ISSR و ارتباط آن با عملکرد ماده خشک و درصد اسانس. , 12 (3), 117-140.
Sohrabi Nezhad, Z., Marashi, H., & Moshtaghi, N. (2020). Production of Silver Nanoparticles by Marigold Extract. Journal of Cell and Molecular Research, 11 (2), 59-65.
Hasrak, S., Bagheri, A. (2020). بررسی اثر اسید جیبرلیک، کربن دی سولفید و تیواوره بر شکستن خواب و جوانه زنی مینی تیوبرهای سیب زمینی. , 9 (3), 59-71.

Recent research projects


Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Plant Breeding Department

Phone: +985138804679-4722