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

Shokouhi, D., Bagheri, A., & Seifi, A. (2021). Growth Dynamics and Cell Viability in Tomato Suspension Cultures Derived from Different Types of Calli. International Journal of Horticultural Science and Technology, 8 (1), 25-35.
Moshrefi Araghi, A., Nemati, S., Azizi, M., Moshtaghi, N., & Shoor, M. (2021). Association of Genetic Structure and Diversity in Iranian Wild Germplasms of Mentha longifolia L. Based on Phenotypical, Biochemical, and Molecular Markers. Chemistry and Biodiversity, 18 (4), -.
Rezaei, A., Farsi, M., Malekzadeh Shafaroudi, S., & Seifi, A. (2021). In planta removal of nptII selectable marker gene from transgenic tobacco plants using CRISPR/Cas9 system. Plant Gene, 26 (26), 100288-100293.
Ameri, A., Davarynejad, G., Moshtaghi, N., & Tehranifar, A. (2021). Achieving highly efficient rooting procedure in three Pyrus communis cultivars by response surface methodology. In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology - Plant, 57 (3), 398-408.
Nafiseh Jirofti, Golandi, M., Jebrail Movaffagh, Shahriari Ahmadi, F., & Fatemeh Kalalinia (2021). Improvement of the Wound-Healing Process by Curcumin-Loaded Chitosan/Collagen Blend Electrospun Nanofibers: In Vitro and In Vivo Studies. ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, 7 (8), 3886-3897.
Fazili, N., Zahra Soheila Soheili, Malekzadeh Shafaroudi, S., Shahram Samiei, Shamila D. Alipoor, Moshtaghi, N., & Abouzar Bagheri (2021). Royal Jelly Decreases MMP-9 Expression and Induces Apoptosis in Human Bladder Cancer 5637 Cells. Journal of Cell and Molecular Research, (), -.
Kamali, S., Javadmanesh, A., Lukasz L. Stelinski, Tina Kyndt, Seifi, A., Cheniany, M., Zaki Aghl, M., Hosseini, M., Mahyar Heydarpour, Javad Asili, & Karimi, J. (2021). Beneficial worm allies warn plants of parasite attack below‐ground and reduce above‐ground herbivore preference and performance. Molecular Ecology, 31 (2), 691-712.
Fatemeh Gholizadeh, Ghader Mirzaghaderi, Subhan Danish, Farsi, M., & Marashi, H. (2021). Evaluation of morphological traits of wheat varieties at germination stage under salinity stress. PLOS One, 21 (4), 1-15.

Recent research projects


Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Plant Breeding Department

Phone: +985138804679-4722