IASBS Departments
Department of Biological Sciences
Bio Department

Department of Biological Sciences was established in 2008 as the newest department of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences. At present, the department offers M.Sc. programs in biochemistry and biophysics and more than 120 students have been graduated from this department in these fields yet. The necessary measure are taken to provide new fields of study and higher level educational programs in modern biological and interdisciplinary sciences. In 2018, the first group of biochemistry and biophysics Ph.D. (direct entry from a bachelor's degree to a Ph.D. program) students will start their study. The faculty members are also active in the field of cell biology and preparations are underway to establish graduate program in the field of cellular and molecular biology. M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs are both course and research oriented and research projects are defined with experimental and/or theoretical orientations. The research laboratories in department of biological sciences are Biochemistry, Biophysics, Bacterial Culture, Cell Culture and Bio-informatics. The faculty members aim to do high quality research and collaborate internationally. The research topics currently being pursued in the department are Folding and Stability of Proteins and Nucleic acids, Protein Aggregation and Amyloid Formation, Enzyme Research, Antibacterial Peptides, Biological Membrane, Drug design, Drug-DNA Interaction, Photoproteins, Recombinant Vaccines, Radiation Therapy of Cancer Cells, Stem cells, Organoid technology, Mathematical Modeling of Biological Processes and Magnetotactic Bacteria. So far, the department has hosted several scientific seminars on different topics such as Biophysics and Bioinformatics of Diabetes: Amyloid Frontier, Light and Biology, Cancer Cell Biology, Protein Folding and Stability, Annual Scientific Programs in Global Biophysics Week.

Shiva Akbari

Dr. Atieh Mahdavi

(Head of the Biological Sciences Department)

Department of Biological Sciences was established in 2008 and currently offers graduate programs in biochemistry and biophysics.

M.Sc. Defense

Inhibition of amyloid fibrillation and remodeling of preformed fibrils of human insulin by Silymarin nanoparticles

Beitollah Moosakhani - Department of Bioscience
2022-01-23 17:00
Place: Virtual

M.Sc. Defense

Investigating of the interaction of cationic porphyrins with G-quadruplex DNA formed in the c-MYC proto-oncogene

Zahra Kazemi - Department of Bioscience
2021-09-21 14:00
Place: Virtual

M.Sc. Defense

Two color rotational exponentials and fluorescence spectroscopy investigate DNA ligand binding

Batol Parvin - Department of Bioscience
2021-03-13 09:30
Place: Virtual

M.Sc. Defense

The effect of substitution of Guanine with Oxoguanine and Adenine in c-myc quadruplex DNA on its interaction with Mitoxantrone

Zahra Ghezelbash - Department of Bioscience
2021-03-08 10:00
Place: Virtual

M.Sc. Defense

Expression and purification of Glycogen synthase kinase-3βeta

Parvaneh Behmark - Department of Bioscience
2021-02-15 11:00
Place: Virtual

M.Sc. Defense

A Bioinformatic Investigation on the Relationship between Aggregation Propensity of Peptides and Proteins and their Amino Acid Sequence, extent of Beta Structure and Intrinsically Disordered Regions in their Structures

Maryam Mohajer - Department of Bioscience
2021-02-02 14:00
Place: Virtual

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