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Biosafety Expert
Record information and status
Record ID
113254
Status
Published
Date of creation
2018-03-04 10:18 UTC (ghareyazie@yahoo.com)
Date of publication
2018-03-05 21:17 UTC (melissa.willey@cbd.int)

General information
Nominating Government
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Profile of the Expert
Motahhareh Mohsenpour obtained her Ph.D in Plant Breeding and Biotechnology. Research areas include gene cloning and plant transformation. Her ongoing project subjects are multigene transformation for rice root architecture modification for drought tolerance; Safflower transformation to improve the fatty acid profile; Plant transformation for insect resistance and herbicide tolerance, etc. The responsibilities of her department are: Genetic engineering and genome editing, Isolation of desired genes, regulatory elements and production of gene constructs; All molecular analysis related to genetic engineering; Bio-assays and functional  analysis of genetically modified plants; Studying the short, medium and long term effects of  GMOs on agricultural and natural resources; studying and assessment of the bisafety laws of other countries and the international regulations related to world trade aspects of biosafety and proposing professional suggestions to related authorities and so on. 
Personal Information
Coordinates
Dr. Motahhareh Mohsenpour
Seed and Plant Improvement Institutes Campus, Mahdasht Road, ABRII, Karaj, Iran
P. O. Box 31535-1897
Karaj, Alborz
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Phone:+98 26 32703536
Fax:+98 26 32704539
Email:mthrhm@yahoo.com
Gender
  • Female
Nationalities
  • Iranian
Date of birth
1980
Place of birth
Iran
Current employment
Employer / Organization
Agriculture Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran
Acronym
ABRII
Type of organization
  • Academic or research institute
Department / Division / Unit
Genetic Engineering and Biosafety Department
Start date
2015
Main responsibilities
Research
Formal education
First Degree or other academic distinction and subject
Example: B.Sc. in Microbiology
B.Sc. in Agronomy and Plant Breeding
Name of academic institution
University of Mazandaran, Sari, Iran
Start date
1998
Ending date
2002
Formal education
Second Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: M.Sc. in Microbiology
M.Sc. in Agricultural Biotechnology
Name of academic institution
University of Mazandaran, Sari, Iran
Start date
2003
Ending date
2005
Formal education
Third Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: Ph.D. in Microbiology
Ph.D. in Plant Breeding
Name of academic institution
University of Mazandaran, Sari, Iran
Start date
2007
Ending date
2011
Areas of Expertise
Main areas of expertise
  • LMO sampling and detection
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk management
Publications
List most important publications related to the expert main field of expertise.
Mohsenpour, M., Tohidfar, M., Jelodar, N. B., & Jouzani, G. S. (2015). Designing a new marker-free and tissue-specific platform for molecular farming applications. Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 24(4), 433-440.
Talebi, A. F., Tohidfar, M., Tabatabaei, M., Bagheri, A., Mohsenpor, M., & Mohtashami, S. K. (2013). Genetic manipulation, a feasible tool to enhance unique characteristic of Chlorella vulgaris as a feedstock for biodiesel production. Molecular biology reports, 40(7), 4421-4428.
Tohidfar, M., & Mohsenpour, M. (2010). Effective factors in Cotton (Gossipium spp) Transformation Using Agrobacterium.
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
Prof. Behzad Ghareyazie
Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran ((ABRII))
Shaid Fahmideh Blv.,
Karaj, Alborz
Iran (Islamic Republic of), 31535-1897
Phone:98(263)2701042
Fax:982632704539
Email:ghareyazie@yahoo.com
Url:http://www.abrii.ac.ir