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Biosafety Expert
Record information and status
Record ID
113253
Status
Published
Date of creation
2018-03-04 10:07 UTC (ghareyazie@yahoo.com)
Date of publication
2018-03-05 21:16 UTC (melissa.willey@cbd.int)

General information
Nominating Government
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Profile of the Expert
He has been employed as a researcher by the Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MHME), Iran since 1992. He received his Ph.D in biotechnology from the Institute Pasteur in 2001. Professor Omidinia has more than 16 years of biotechnology research experience, which has resulted in over 70 research articles, reviews, books and patents.  Throughout his career, he has worked not only as a researcher, but also as a one of key persons in safety assessments of genetically modified organism (GMO) at the MHME.  He was founder of the Biosafety Committee of ministry of health in 2005 and participated in 5 COP-MOP meetings. He has continued his duties with MHME as a member of Biosafety Committee so far.  He has been appointed as the National Project coordinator by the National Executing Agency of the Iranian Capacity Building Project to implement the Cartagena protocol on Biosafety.     
Personal Information
Coordinates
Dr. Eskandar Omidinia
Tehran, Tehran
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Phone:+98 21 64112170
Fax:+98 21 64112170
Email:eomid8@gmail.com
Gender
  • Male
Nationalities
  • Iranian
Date of birth
1963
Place of birth
Iran
Current employment
Employer / Organization
Ministry of Health & Medical Education/ Pastuer Institiute of Iran
Type of organization
  • Academic or research institute
Department / Division / Unit
Genetics and Metabolism Research Group/ Biochemistry/ Enzyme engineering
Start date
2001
Main responsibilities
Supervision staff, education of genetic engineering , bioethics for Ph.D. students, keeping track of laboratory records, quality control, evaluation of staff and reporting to the head of the Institute. Particiapting in Biosafety Council sessions and other scientific meetings.
Employment history
Countries or regions where you have worked
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Previous employment
Employer / Organization
Ministry of Health/ Hamadan medical university/ Medical Faculty
Start date
1992
Ending date
2000
Type of organization
  • Academic or research institute
Main areas of responsibility
Supervision staff, education of basic medical laboratory procedures to medical and paramedical students, keeping track of laboratory records, quality control, evaluation of staff and reporting to the head of the department.     
Formal education
First Degree or other academic distinction and subject
Example: B.Sc. in Microbiology
B. Sc. in Public Health
Name of academic institution
Tehran Medical University- Health faculty
Start date
1982
Ending date
1986
Formal education
Second Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: M.Sc. in Microbiology
M. Sc. in Pathobiology
Name of academic institution
Tehran Medical University- Health faculty
Start date
1986
Ending date
1989
Formal education
Third Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: Ph.D. in Microbiology
P. hD. in Medical Biotechnology
Name of academic institution
Pasteur Institute of iran
Start date
1995
Ending date
2000
Areas of Expertise
Main areas of expertise
  • Biosafety policy
  • Biotechnology policy
  • Project design, monitoring and evaluation
Publications
List of other publications
Naghib, S.M., Parnian, E., Keshvari, H., Omidinia, E., Eshghan-Malek, M, Synthesis, characterization and electrochemical evaluation of polyvinylalchol/graphene oxide/silver nanocomposites for glucose biosensing application(2018) International Journal of Electrochemical Science, 13 (1), pp. 1013-1026.
Shahbazmohammadi, H., Omidinia, E., Medium Optimization for Improved Production of Dihydrolipohyl Dehydrogenase from Bacillus sphaericus PAD-91 in Escherichia coli (2017) Molecular Biotechnology, 59 (7), pp. 260-270.
Kianmehr, A., Mahrooz, A., Oladnabi, M., Safdari, Y., Ansari, J., Veisi, K., Evazalipour, M., Shahbazmohammadi, H., Omidinia, E., Purification and Characterization of Recombinant Darbepoetin Alfa from Leishmania tarentolae (2016) Molecular Biotechnology, 58 (8-9), pp. 566-572.
Awards and Professional Memberships
Awards received
He has been appointed as the project manager of biosafety in the Ministry of Health since 2015. It has been funded by the UN and belong to the National Project Iranian Capacity Building activity to implement the Cartagena protocol on Biosafety.     
Professional memberships
Board member of Iranian Biosafety Society and board member of Iraninan Biotechnology Society
Technical committees, expert panels or advisory bodies served
1. Member of Biosafety Committee, Department of Environment, Iran, Since Dec. 2017.
2. Coordinator of Biosafety Committee of Ministry of Health, Treatment & Medical Education, Food & Drug Deputy, Iran, Since 2005.
Language proficiency
"A" = Excellent, "B" = Good, "C" = Fair
Mother Tongue
  • Persian
Speaking / Level (A B C)
  • English
/B
Reading / Level (A B C)
  • English
/B
Writing / Level (A B C)
  • English
/B
References
References
Dr. Mehrnaz Kheirandish
Secretary of biosafety committee of of ministry of health and medical education
Food & Drug Organization (FDO)
Teharn
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Phone:+98-21-61927350
Fax:+98-21-66705868
Email:mehrnazkheirandish@gmail.com