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The Team

.Professor Nasrin Moazami and the research group 


Prof. Nasrin Moazami's Curriculum Vitae:



1. B. Sc. In Biology, Faculty of Science – Tehran University 1963.

2. M. Sc. In Pathobiology, Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology, Medical Faculty, Laval University, Quebec, Canada, 1972- 1976.


Post Doc. Experiences:  

1. The Electron Microscopy, New Brunswick University, Canada, 1975.

2. Biotechnology of yeast and microbial culture collection, Bangkok, Thailand, 1984.

3. International training fellowship in molecular Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malta, 1991.

4. Training fellowship on Cultivation of Plasmodium falciparum for Malaria vaccine production, Faculty of Medicine, Boon University, Germany, 1992.



Professional activities:

1- Assistant professor, Medical Faculty, Isfahan University 1976- 1980.

2- Dean of Academic, Medical Faculty, Isfahan University 1976- 1977.

3- Head of microbiology research section, Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST) from 1980-1982.

4-  Head of Biotechnology Center, IROST, 1983-2004.

5-  Curator of Persian Type Culture Collection, PTCC, 1983- present.

6- Lecturer of Microbiology, Faculty of Health, Tehran University 1983- 1992.

7- Iranian High Level Science Committee, Ministry of Culture & Higher Education. 1994- 1998.

8- Iranian High Level Microbiology Committee, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, 1990-1995.

9- Biotechnology Focal – Point in Ministry of Culture & Higher Education, 1987- 1992.

10- Member of Scientific Committee in Iranian Research Organization for Science & Technology, 1982- Today.

11- Member of Iranian Basic Science Committee, Presidential office, 1993-1995.

12- Member of ECO. Scientific Committee, 1993-1995.

13- Member of Q.F.A. Scientific Committee, 1993-1995.

14- Research adviser to Queshm Free Zone autority ( Q.F.A). 1989-1999.

15- Member of Biotechnology Board, Ministry of Health and Medical Education. 2000- present.

16- West and Central Asia MIRCEN Director, 1992 up today

17- International Jury for the Carlos J. Finlay prize for Microbiology, 2003.

18- International Jury for the Carlos J. Finlay prize for Microbiology, 2005.

19-Head, Board of Trustee, Persian Gulf Biotechnology Research Center, Queshm Free Area, Queshm Island, 2003-2006.

20- Honorable professor of Shahid Beheshti Medical University, 2007-up today. 

21-Member of Editorial Board, Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research.2007-2009.


Teaching graduate Courses (M. S. C. Level)

- General Microbiology.(1973-1979)

- Genetics of microorganisms.(1980-1989).


Teaching – graduate courses (Ph. D. Level)

- Advanced Techniques in Genetics of Prokaryotes.(1980-1995)

- Advanced Microbiology.(1979-1995)

- Industrial Microbiology. (1989 up today) 

- Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.(1997 up today).


Research Projects Successfully Completed:

1-  Pilot Scale Production of Streptomycin.

2-  Pilot Scale Production of Lincomycin.

3-  Pilot Scale Production of Erythromycin.

4-  Pilot Scale Production of Gluconic acid.

5- Pilot Scale Production of Bacillus thuringiensis, 3a3b for biological control of agricultural pests

6- Isolation, Identification and Pilot Scale  production of Bacillus thuringiensis H- 14 and evaluation of product for control of malaria vectors in south of IRAN.

7- Establishment of Biotechnology pilot plant for local production of biological Insecticides, over one ton per year. This project completed with UNDP and UNESCO Cooperation.(IRA/89/035)

8-  Production of Gibberellic acid through fermentation.

9-   Single cell protein production from Lignocellulosics materials.

10- Production and application of Verticillium lecanii against tobacco aphids.

11- Pilot production of agar, carraginnan and SCP from Persian Gulf seaweeds.

12- Isolation and pilot scale production of industrial micro-algae of Persian Gulf. 

13- Pilot scale-Seaweed cultivation on the coastline of Queshm Island.


Founder of: 

Microbial Culture collection (Persian Type Culture Collection) with about four thousand microbial strains, mainly of industrial significance.

This culture Collection is affiliated member of WFCC and MIRCEN related to UNECO.  

First Biotechnology Research Center in Iran, (IROST) in 1980. This Center since 1992 is the regional reference Center of Biotechnology for west and Central Asia. 

First Marine Biotechnology Research Center in Queshm free Zone Area. Queshm Island. Iran. 1994. 



1- First Prize Kharazmi International Award 1988  

2- Best Scientist Award of IROST 1990 

3- Best Scientist Award of IROST 1992 

4- QFA Scientific Award 1994 

5- Palm - Academic award (France government's) 1995 

6- First High Research President Award 1996 

7-8th International Conference of Quality Managers Award, 2008



1-Deposit of Bacillus thuringiensis M-H-14 according to the Budapest treaty (DSM 14417) (DSMZ – Deutshe sammlung von Mikroorganismen und zellkulturen GMbH).

2-Composition for treatment against mosquito larvae and process for its preparation. EP 1 306008A1, 2003


Congress and workshop organized: 

1-First National Congress of Biotechnology: Tehran April 1985.  

2-Natinal workshop on maintenance of industrial Microorganisms, Tehran, December 1986.

3-National workshop on improvement and maintenance of industrial Microorganisms, Tehran, December, 1987.

4-First Regional Congress of Biotechnology, Tehran, November 1992.

5-First Meeting of Biotechnology Expert Committee of ECO. September 1992.

6-Second Technical Meeting on Combating Malaria & First Regional Meeting on Co-Operation amongst Developing Countries on Malaria Vector Control. 1995.

7-Regional work shop on marine biotechnology (Cultivation of macroalgae), Queshm Island, Iran 19-29 August 2002.

8-Regional Workshop/Conference on Geo-Biotechnology, Queshm Island ,Iran,18-22 February 2006.

9-Regional Workshop/Conference on Extreme Environment and Extremophile Organisms., Queshm Island November 19-23. 2006.



 Publications: (International)  

1-MOAZAMI, N., Ackerann H.W. and V. Murthy (1979).

Characterization of two Salmonella newportphages, 1979.

Canadian Journal of Microbiology, Vol.: 29. 

2-MOAZAMI, N., and H.W. Ackermann. (1978).

Un nouveau phage de pseudomonas aeroginosa, Annale de 1'ACFAST, No.45. 

3-MOAZAMI, N., (1984) Persian Type Culture Collection Catalogue.  

4-MOAZAMI, N., (1989) Persian Type Culture Collection Catalogue. 

5-MOAZAMI, N., (1989) Persian Type Culture Collection Catalogue. 

6-Fayaze., F., Moazami, N, Zaem, M, Motabar., M.. and Holakouei Naeiny, K. (1988). Local production of primary powder of Bacillus thuringiensis serotype H- 14 in IRAN and determination of its insecticidal properties against Culex popiens and Anopheles stephensis Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of IRAN, volume 2, No. 3. 

7-Farhadi., M, Behzadian Nejad, G, Fatholahzadeh., F, Moazami N., and Holakoui, K. (1989). Bacterial etiologies and antibiotic resistance in sinusitis: A study of 264 cases. Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of IRAN, volume 3, No. 12. 

8-Moosavian., M, Fatholahzadeh., F. and Moazami, N. (1992). Bacteriurea Due to chateterization in Hospitalized patients Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of IRAN, volume 6, No. 2. 

9-Noori. Daloii., NM.R, Moazami N ., M Izadyat., N, Farhanghi., sh. and Beyrami., F. (1994). Molecular studies on the distribution of β – thalassemia in IRAN: The basis for prenatal diagnosis. Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of IRAN, volume 4, No.3. 

10-Noori Daloii, NM.R. Moazami. N., Farhangi Sh. , Atalay, A., Geren, I.N., Akar, L. Atalay, E.O. Cirakoglo, b and Bermek, E. (1994) Beta Talassemia In Iran : A high incidence of the Nonsense codon 39 mutation on the Island of Queshm. Hemoglobin, 18(6), 449-453. 

11-Mirdamadi., S, Moazami., N, and Rafiee., sh. (1994). Rate of Listeria abortion in Tehran. Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of IRAN, vol.8, No. 1. 

12-Sattari., M, Moazami, N, and Zulfaghari., M. (1994). Production of oxytetracycline by Isolated wild type Iranian Streptomyces rimosus. Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of IRAN. 

13-Mirdamadi., S, Moazami., N, and Rasiee Tehrani., sh. (1994). Determination of dominant serovars of  Listeria Monocytogenes. Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of IRAN, vol.8, No. 3.

14-Mazaheri, A, Moazami., N, Vaziri., M, and Moayed-zadeh., N. (1991). Investigation of Fusarium solani – A possible Biological control of Broomrape (Orobanche SPP). Proceeding of Fifth international symposium on parasitic weeds. NAIROBI, June 1991 Kenya. 

15-Moazami, N, January 1994. the Biological Insecticides research and production in I. R. IRAN UNESCO/World Health organization inter Agency cooperation. UNESCO-Paris, France.

16-Motaghi., M. M, Assadi., M. m, N, Farkhondeh, Fooladi., M. H. (1994). Kefir Production in IRAN. Proceedings of 24th international conference on dairy goods. (Australia).

17-Moazami, N- 29- 31 may. 1993. Study of Chlamydia uretritis in Tehran. Congress on sexual disease, Mashhad university of medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran. 

18- Mazaheri,A, and Moazami., N. (1989). Six years study of biological control of broomrape (1). Proceedings Ninth International conference on medicinal plants, Mashhad university, Mashhad, Iran. 

19-Moazami., N. ( 1992). Biodegradation of chemical weapons in contaminated soil. National congress on effect of chemical and biological weapons on human, environment and society, (Key Note Speaker) Tehran University, Tehran, Iran. 

20-Moazami., N. ( 1991). Study of Immunological properties of molecular peptides and possibility of malaria vaccine preparation. Proceedings of National congress on malaria, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences. Zahedan. Iran. 

21-Moazami., N, Shoja-Al-Sadat., A. (1991). Introduction to Biotechnology (Persian) Tarbiat Modaress University publication. 

22-Motaghi, M., M. Mazaheri Assadi, N. Moazami, (1997). Kefir production in Iran. World journal of Microbiology and Biotchnology, 13(5): 579-581. 

23- Emtyazjoo,M., M. Mazaheri Assadi; N. Moazami, M. Bayesteh. (1999). Biodiversity of cyanobacteria in Persian Gulf estuary The 8th Iranian Biology Conference, Razi Uni., Kermanshah, Iran 31st- 2nd Sept. 

24- Mossavian,M., B. Fathollahzadeh, K. Amoli and N. Moazami (1998). Isolation of Legionella pneumophila serogroups 1/8 & 10 (causative Agents of Legionnaires Disease) from water sources in Tehran, IRAN. Iranian Biomedical Journal, 2(2), 83-87. 

25- Norouzian,D. A. Hosseinzadeh, D, N. Inanlou and N. Moazami. (1999). Various techniques used to immobilize naringinase produced by Pencillium decombens PTCC 5248. World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology, 15(4). 

26-Moazami, N. (1997). Large scale production of slow release formation of Bacillus thuringiensis M-H-4 in Qeshm Island. Proceeding of Second Technical Meeting & The first regional conference on combating malaria IROST, UNDP/UNESCO. 

27-Azin, M. Moazami., N. and Gorgani., M. (1997). Production, purification and immobilization of Glucose Isomerase from Streptomycin olivochromogenes PTCC 1457. World J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. Vol 13- No. 5. 

28-Azin, M. Moazami., N. and Gorgani., M. (1997). Production, purification and Immobilization of Glucose Isomerase from Streptomyces olivochromogenes PTCC 1457. J. Science. Islamic Republic of IRAN. 

29-Mirdamadi., M., Moazami., N. and N. Gorgani., M. (1997). Production of beta-galactosidase in submerged media by Aspergillus oryzae PTCC 5163. 1996- J. Sciences, Islamic Republic of IRAN, vol.8, No. 91. 

30- Ofoghi,H., N. Moazami, N. N. Domosky and I. Ivanov, (2000). Cloning and Expression of Human calcitionine Gene in Transgenic plants. Biotechnology letters, Vol. 22, 611-615. 

31-Norouzian,D., A. Hosseinzadeh, D. Nouri Inanlou and N. Moazami (2000). Production and partial purification of naringinase by penicilluim decumbens PTCC 5248. World Journal of microbiology and Biotechnology 16: 471-473. 

32-Mazaheri, M., Moazami, N., R. Pourahmad (2001). Use of isolated kefir starter culture in kefir production,  world Journal of Microbiology and biotechnology Vol. 16: 541-543. 

33- Omidnia,O., F. Mahboudi, S. Khatami, D. Van der Lelie, N. Moazami, Y. Asani, and A. Samadi. (2001). Molecular cloning and evaluation of wild promoter in expression of bacillus sphacricus phenylalanine dehydrogenase Gene in Bacillus subtilis. Journal of Sciences. (I. R. of IRAN) Vol. 12, No. 4.  

34- Moazami,N. (2001). Revival of saline and Desert land, using Biofertilizers, Micorrlizae, Biopolymer supervater absorbent and Biosaline Agriculture. The first International Conference on Biotechnology application for the arid regions 9-11 April Kuwait. 

35-Mohammad- Reza Zarrindast, Persia Samadi, Ali Haeri-Rohani, Nasrin Moazami and Mahshid Shafizadeh (2002). Nicotine potentiation of morphine-induced calalepsy in mice.  Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 72,179 -202. 

36-Shapour Jalilzadeh, Mohammmad Rakhshan, Nasrin Moazami and Mohammad Taghikhani (2002). Construction of cDNA for biologically active domains of Factor A1-A2 and A3-C1-C2 by RT-PCR. Arch. Irn Med, 5(1):37-43 

37-M.R. Bakhtiari, M.G. Faezi, F. Fallahpour, A. Noohi, N. Moazami and Z. Amidi (2006). Medium optimization by orthogonal array designs for urease production by  Asperillus niger PTCC 5011. Process Biochemistry, 41:547-551. 

38- Moazami,N. (2002). Biopesticides production, In: Encyclopedia of life support systems, EOLSS publishers Co. 3- Encyclopefbas of Biological physiological and Health Sciences. 

39-Norouzian, D., Javadpour, S., Moazami, N. and Akbarzadeh, A. (2002). Immobilization of whole cell Penicillin G acylase in open pore gelatin matrix. Enzyme Microb. Technology, 30: 26-29. 

40-Fallahpour Masoud, Moazami Nasrin, Mirdamadi Saed, Mesgarian Reza, Vossoughi Manouchehr and Bakhtiari Mohammad Reza (2002). Kinetic behaviour of α- galactosidase productes by Absidia griseola: A comparison between free and immobilized form of the enzyme. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 18: 649-653. 

41-M.R. Bakhtiari, N. Moazami, M. Fallahpour, S. Mirdamadi, M. Tabatabaee, D. Norouzian and F. Mohseni (2003). Production and purification of Cyclosporine A frim Fermentation broth of Crolypocladium inflatum. Scientia Iranica Vol. 10. No. 3. pp. 367-371. 

42-Siamak M. Samimee, Nasrin Moazami, Saed Haghighi, Farzaneh Aziz Mohseni. Saeid Mirdamadi and Mohammad Reza Bakhtiari. (2003). Screening of Lovastatin production By filamenroius fungi. Iranian Biomedical Journal. 7(1): 29-33. 

43-Mohammad Faezi Ghasemi, Mohammad Reza Bakhtiari, Masoud Fallahpour, Ashrafossadat Noohi, Nasrin Moazami and Zohreh Amidi. (2004). Screening of Urease production by Aspergillus niger strains. Iranian Biomedical Journal 8(1): 47-50. 

44- Moazami,N. (2004). Extremophile Culture Collection from Extreme area of Iran. Proceedings of 2nd International Congress on Traditional Medicine and Materia Media. October 4-7, Tehran, Iran. 

45- Moazam,N. (2004). The Role of Bacillus thuringiensis H-14 In Malaria Control. The Forth Intercountry Meeting of National Malaria programme manages. 22-25 May, Isfahan, Iran. 

46-. Moazami,N. (2004). Application of Synchrotron Radiation System in Nanobiotechnology and Biotechnology. Proceedings of 3-Sesame Users Meeting of Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Application in the Midle East, October 11-13, Antalya, Turkey.

47- Ofoghi,H.,  Moazami,N. and  Ivanov,I (2005). Comparison of Tobacco Etch Virus and Tobacco Mosaic virus enhancer for expression of human calcitonin gene in traqnsgenic potato plant. Key engineering materials Vols 277-279, pp. 7-11. 

48- Moazami,N. (2005). Controlling Malaria, the vampire of the Technological Age. A World of science, Vol. 3, No.2. pp. 16-19. 

49- Moazami,N. (2005). Overview of Novel Anticancer drug targets. Proceedings of the first international symposium of molecular technology: cell cycle and cell Death, cellular and molecular perspectives, basic and clinical aspects. July 2005, Tehran, Iran. 

50- Reza Pakzsd, Soheilla Ajdary, Nasrin Moazami, and Saeed Haghighi(2005). A novel method to detect Beta-Cyclodextrin  Glucosyl Transferase activity on polyacrylamide gels. Iranian Biomedical Journal, vol. 9 No.2. 

51-Akbar Esmaeili, Fereshteh Nematollahi, Abdolhossein Rustayian, Nasrin Moazami, Shiva Massoudi and Shahrzad Bamasian.(2005) Volatile constituents of Achellea pachycephala, Achillea oxydonta and achillea biebersteinii from Iran. Flavour and Fragrance Journal.Published Online:August, 2005 

52-Akbar Esmaeili, Abdolhossein Rustaiyan, Nasrin Moazami, Shiva Masoudi and Hamzeh Amiri.(2006) Composition of the essential oils of Xanthium strumarium L. and Centaurea Solstitialis L. from Iran. J. Essent. Oil Res. July-August. 

53-Parvin Sadeghi, Ahmad Savari, Nasrin Moazami, Vahid Yavari and Mehran Loghmani (2007). First report of Sponges in Iranian costal of Persian Gulf. 42 EMSS, European Marine Biotechnology 

54- Moazami, N. (2007)Bioprospecting of Persian Gulf Living Resources: The Opportunities for Development of Marine Biotechnology.6th International traditional/ Complementary Medicine Conference (INTRACOM) and 3th International Congress on Traditional Medicine and Materia Medica( ICTMMM) Kuala Lumpur Malaysia July 17-20, 2007. 

55-Shiva Masoudi, Akbar Esmaeili, Mohammad Ali Khalilzadeh, Abdolhossein Rustaiyan, Nasrin Moazami, Mohammad Reza Akhgar and Maryam Varavipoor. (2006). Volatile constituents of Dorema aucheri Boiss., Seseli libanotis (L) W.D. Koch var. armeniacum Bordz and Conium maculatum L. three Umbelliferae herbs growing wild in Iran. Favour and Fragr. J. 21:801-804 

56-Akbar Esmaeelli, Samira Soufi, Abdolhossein Rustayan, Shila Safaiyan, Simin Mirian, Gila Fallahe and Nasrin Moazami (2007). Bioabsorption of Copper, Cobalt and Nickel by marine brown algae, Sargassum Sp. In fixed bed column. Pakistan Journal of Biological sciences, 10(21): 3919-3922 

57-Moazami,N. (2007). Biopesticides production, In: Encyclopedia of life support systems, Vol. 6 (Industrial Biotechnology). EOLSS publishers Co. 

58-Mohammad Faezi Ghasemi , Abolfath Shodjai-Arani and Nasrin Moazam   (2008). Optimization of bacteriorhodopsin production by Halobacterium

   salinarium PTCC 1685. Process Biochemistry, 43: 1077-1082. 

59- M. Taghvaei, F. Naghibi, M. Mosaddegh, N. Moazami, A. Ghorbani and F. Fakhari (2009). Prophage  Induction  in Escherichia coli K-12 (λ) by some plants from Iran. Ethno-Med., 3(1) 57-59. 

60-Moazami, N. (2011).Biological Control In: Comprehensive Biotechnology, Vol.3.731-739. Elsevier  publisher, Nederland. 

61-Nasrin Moazami, Reza Ranjbar , Alireza Ashori ,*, Mehrnoush Tangestani , Roqieh Eghtesadi Ali Sheykhi Nejad. (2011) IROST Green Technology Pilot Plant: Microalgae Based Fuel. Proceeding of International Workshop on Science and Technology policy and Sustainable Development, 5-7 January 2011, Tehran IRAN 

62- Nasrin Moazami, Reza Ranjbar, Alireza Ashori, Mehrnoush Tangestani, Ali Sheyki Nejad (2011).Investigation on biomass and lipid productivity of Iranian cultivated microalgae for large scale biodiesel production. First International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels &Bioproducts, St. Louis , USA


63-Nasrin Moazami, Reza Ranjbar, Alireza Ashori, Mehrnoush Tangestani, Ali Sheyki Nejad (2011). Biomass and lipid productivities of marine microalgae isolated from the Persian Gulf and the Queshm Island. Biomass and Bioenergy. 35:1935-1939.


64- Nasrin Moazami, Reza Ranjbar, Alireza Ashori, Mehrnoush Tangestani, Ali Sheyki Nejad (2011). Biomass and lipid productivities of marine microalgae isolated from the Persian Gulf and the Queshm Island.In: Renewable Energy Global Innnovation .http://reginovation.com


65- Nasrin Moazami ,Alireza Ashori ,Reza Ranjbar , Mehrnoush Tangestani,      

Roghieh  Eghtesadi  and  Ali Sheykhi Nejad (2012) Large-scale biodiesel     production using microalgae biomass of Nannochloropsis. Biomass and Bioenergy 39: 449-453


66- Akbar Esmaeilli, Nasrin Moazami and Abdolhossein Rustaiyan (2012). Biotransformation of germacranolide from Onopordon leptolepies by Aspergillus niger. Pak.J. Pharm. Sci. Vol. 25, No.1, pp.155-159. 

67-Massoud Ghaffarpour, Zahra Mostakhdemin Hosseini, Fatemeh Kamali, Forouzandeh Fereidooni, Nasrin Moazami, and Massoud Houshmand (2012). Evaluation of mitochondrial DNA G10398A polymorphism in Iranian breast cancer patients

In: Proceedings of the 103rd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research; 2012 Mar 31-Apr 4; Chicago, IL. 

68-Massoud Ghaffarpour, Reza Mahdian, Forouzandeh Fereidooni, ,Behnam Kamalidehghan ,NasrinMoazam and Massoud Houshmand (2014). The mitochondrial ATPase6 gene is more susceptible to mutation than the ATPase8 gene in breast cancer patients. Cancer Cell International, 14 :21 

69-Zahra Shafiei, Wan Mohtar Wan Yusoff, Aidil Abdul Hamid, Nasrin Moazami, Ainon Hamzah, and Taybeh Fooladi. Identification of potential local isolated for biosurfactant production. AIP Conference proceeding . 1571. 191-196 (2014) doi: 10. 1063/1. 4858653 

70-Tayebeh Fooladi, Aidil Bin Abd Hamid, Wan Mohtar Wan Yusoff, Nasrin Moazami, and Zahra Shafiee . Production of biosurfactant by indigenous isolated bacteria in fermentation system. AIP Conference proceeding . 1571. 191-196 (2014) doi: 10. 1063/1. 4858654


Conference and Congress Presentation: 

68 paper in English and Persian



1- Introduction to biotechnology research and development, In Persian, 1994

2-Marine Biotechnology, In Persian, 2011