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

Ameri, A., Davarynejad, G., Moshtaghi, N., & Tehranifar, A. (2018). Polyethylene glycol and chilling overcome Somatic embryogenesis obstacle in Pyrus communis. Scientia Horticulturae, 227 (3), 57-64.
Beihaghi, M., Marashi, H., Bagheri, A. (2018). Transient expression of CCL21as recombinant protein in tomato. Biotechnology Reports, 5 (17), 10-15.
Sazegari, S., , Shahriari Ahmadi, F., Moshtaghi, N., & (2018). CrMYC1 transcription factor overexpression promotes the production of low abundance terpenoid indole alkaloids in Catharanthus roseus. Plant Omics, 11 (1), 30-36.
Tanhaeian, A., Shahriari Ahmadi, F., Sekhavati, M., & Mamarabadi, M. (2018). Expression and Purification of the Main Component Contained in Camel Milk and Its Antimicrobial Activities Against Bacterial Plant Pathogens. Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins, 5 (4), 1-9.
Hamid, R., R.s.tomar, Marashi, H., Malekzadeh Shafaroudi, S., B.a.golakiya, & M. Mohsenpour (2018). Transcriptome profiling and cataloging differential gene expression in floral buds of fertile and sterile lines of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.). Gene, 660 (23), 80-91.
Tanhaeian, A., Sekhavati, M., Shahriari Ahmadi, F., & Mamarabadi, M. (2018). Heterologous expression of a broad-spectrum chimeric antimicrobial peptide in Lactococcus lactis: Its safety and molecular modeling evaluation. Micobial Pathogenesis, 125 (1), 51-59.
Moshrefi Araghi, A., Nemati, S., Shoor, M., Azizi, M., & Moshtaghi, N. (2018). Influence of Water Stress on Agro-Morphological Traits and Essential Oil Content Among Iranian Genotypes of Mentha longifolia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section B: Biological Sciences, 0 (0), 1-12.
Tanhaeian, A., Mahmoud Reza Jaafari, Shahriari Ahmadi, F., & Sekhavati, M. (2018). Secretory Expression of a Chimeric Peptide in Lactococcus lactis: Assessment of its Cytotoxic Activity and a Deep View on Its Interaction with Cell-Surface Glycosaminoglycans by Molecular Modeling. Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins, 23 (2), 1-8.
Tanhaeian, A., & Shahriari Ahmadi, F. (2018). Inhibitory Effect of Biologically Synthesized Silver Nanoparticle on Growth and Virulence of E. coli. Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 20 (6), 1-6.

Recent research projects


Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Plant Breeding Department

Phone: +985138804679-4722