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

Hasan Maddahi, Khazaneh Dari, M., Aliabadian, M., Haji Gholi Kami, Mirshamsi Kakhki, A., & Mirshamsi, O. (2017). Mitochondrial DNA phylogeny of camel spiders (Arachnida: Solifugae) from Iran. Mitochondrial DNA, 28 (6), 909-919.
C. Kissoudis, Seifi, A., Z. Yan, T. Islam, H. Van Der Schoot, Clemens C. M. Van De Wiel, Richard G.f. Visser, C. Gerard Van Der Linden, & Yuling Bai (2017). Ethylene and abscisic acid signalling pathways differentially influence tomato resistance to combined powdery mildew and salt stress. Frontiers in Plant Science, 0 (0), 1-16.
Arefian, M., Vessal, S., Malekzadeh Shafaroudi, S., & Bagheri, A. (2017). Comparative Analysis of the Reaction to Salinity of Different Chickpea (Cicer aretinum L.) Genotypes: A Biochemical, Enzymatic and Transcriptional Study. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation, 36 (125), 1-12.
Dehghan, E., D.w. Reed, P. S. Covello, Hassanpour Karani, Z., J. Palazon, K.i-m. Oksman-caldentey, & Shahriari Ahmadi, F. (2017). Genetically engineered hairy root cultures of Hyoscyamus senecionis and H. muticus: ploidy as a promising parameter in the metabolic engineering of tropane alkaloids. Plant Cell Reports, 36 (10), 1615-1626.
Bagheri Bajestani, F., Moshtaghi, N., Ahmadzadeh, H., & F.talebi (2017). Using of Chlorella vulgaris for livestock wastewater treatment and the expression of NR gene. Journal of Global Pharma Technology, 12 (8), 278-289.
Farsad, A., Malekzadeh Shafaroudi, S., Moshtaghi, N., F. Fotouhi, & S. Zibaee (2017). Transient Expression of HA1 Antigen of H5N1 Influenza Virus in Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) via Agro-infiltration. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 19 (2), 439-451.
Mohseni Fard, E., Behnam Bakhshi, Farsi, M., Mirshamsi Kakhki, A., Nava Nikpay, Mohammad Ali Ebrahimi,, Mohsen Mardi, & Ghasem Hosseini Salekdeh (2017). MicroRNAs Regulate the Main Events in Rice Drought Stress Response by Manipulating the Water Supply to Shoots. Molecular BioSystems, 0 (11), 2289-2302.

Recent research projects

Mirshamsi Kakhki, Amin,asoodeh, Ahmad,taati, Azadeh,dehghan, Sara (2017). Cloning and expression of a thermophilic -amylase gene from Bacillus cereus in Escherichia coli BL21 (DE3)

Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Plant Breeding Department

Phone: +985138804679-4722