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Doctorate (PhD) courses

Plant cell and tissue culture

Advanced molecular genetics


Master of Science (MSc) courses

Principles of plant tissue culture


Plant biochemistry

Biometry (biostatistics)

Statistical analysis and experimental design in engineering


Bachelor of Science (BSc) courses:



Breeding field crops

Experimental design in agricultural research


Breeding for biotic and abiotic stress of cereals (Wheat and Barley) and medicinal plants (Apiaceae family),

Using biometrical and molecular approaches to improve medicinal plant to be valuable sources for human drugs,

Studying the adaptation and yield stability of plants.

Mortazavian SMM, Koohpayegani JA, Chapter: Sesame cultivation in Iran edited by Dorothea Bedigian, Sesame: The Genus Seseamum (ISBN: 0849335388), Taylor and Fransis Group,  2010, CRC Press.

Soltanloo H, Naghavi MR, Mortazavian SMM, Molecular markers in genetics and plant breeding (Translation), 2009, Gorgan University Press.

Sadat Noori SA, Mortazavian SMM, Advanced Genetics, 2015, University of Tehran Press.

Bahmanjar M, Mortazavian SMM, Salehi M, Alizadeh Z, Mendeley video tutorial book, 2015, Tehran Academic Center of Education Culture and Research Press (jahat.ir).

Mortazavian SMM, Hatami Gigloo L, Hosseini SN, Shokri R, Arsalani F, Gene Biotechnology (Translation), 2016, University of Tehran Press.

  1. Mansoori A, Fadavi A, Mortazavian SMM, 2015, Effects of length and position of hypocotyl explants on Cuminum cyminum callogensis by image processing analysis, Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, 121 (3) 657-666.
  2. Soleimani Z, Ramshini HA, Mortazavian SMM, Fazel najafabadi M, Foughi B, 2014, Screening for drought tolerance in Iranian wheat genotypes (Triticum aestivum) using physiological traits evaluated under drought stress and normal condition, Australian Journal of Crop Science, 8(2), 200-207.
  3. Mortazavian SMM, Azizi-nia Sh, 2014, Nonparametric stability analysis in multi-environment trial of canola, Turkish Journal of Field Crops, 19(1), 108-117.
  4. Zare N, Sadat Noori S.A., Khosh kholgh Sima A.A., Mortazavian S.M.M. 2014 Effect of Laser Priming on accumulation of Free Proline in Spring Durum Wheat (Triticum turgidum ) under Salinity Stress, International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies, V5, no. 2: 119-30.
  5. Mortazavian SMM, Nikkhah HR, Hassani FA, Sharif-al-hosseini M, Taheri M, Mahlooji M, 2014, GGE Biplot and AMMI analysis of Barley Genotypes Across Different Environments in Iran, JAST, 16: 3. 
  6. Hatami-Gigloo S, Mortazavian SMM, Ghorbani M, 2013, Senescence Process and Oxidative Stresses Induce Changes in Plant Genomic DNA Quality, Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology
  7. Sadat-Noori SA, Atarodia SA, Mortazaviana SMM, Rastgar-Jaziib F, Amiri R, 2013, Improved regeneration protocol of canola explants and preassessment of salinity tolerant canola transgenic plants, Iranian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding.
  8. Niazian M, Amiri R, Mortazavian SMM, Rajabi A, Orazizadeh MR, 2012, Analysis of Resistance to Cercospora Leaf Spot and Bolting in Sugar Beet as Winter Crop Using Griffing’s Diallel Method and GGE Biplot, CLS & Bolting Resistance Analysis, 49: 104-103-123
  9. Sadat Noori SA, Ferdosizadeh L, Izadi-Darbandi A, Mortazavian SMM, Saghafi S, 2011, Effect of Salinity and Laser Radiation on Proline Accumulation in Seeds of Spring Wheat, Journal of Plant Physiology and Breeding, 1 (2):11-20
  10. J. Kim, H.R. Lee, K.R. Jo, S.M.M. Mortazavian, D.J. Huigen, A. Evenhuis, G.T.J. Kessel, R.G.F. Visser, E. Jacobsen, J.H. Vossen. 2011, Broad spectrum late blight resistance in potato differential set plants MaR8 and MaR9 is conferred by multiple stacked R genes, Theor Appl Genet. 53-40
  11. Hatami-Gigllo S., Mortazavian M., Norouzian D., Atyabi M., Akbarzadeh A., Hasanpoor K., Ghorbani M., 2011, Oxidative Stress and Leaf Senescence, BMC Research Notes, 4: 477.
  12. Soleimani Z, Ramshini HA, Mortazavian SMM, Foughi B, 2015, Screening of bread wheat genotypes for stem reserves remobilization, relative water content and osmotic adjustment under drought stress, Journal of Crop Ecophysiology, 33(1), 79-92.
  13. Azizinia Sh, Mortazavian SMM, 2015, A yield stability survey in winter type Canola using univariate methods and genotypic distribution pattern, Journal of Crop Production and Processing, 5(15) 1-10.
  14. Sadat Noori SA, Mortazavian SMM, Ebrahimi M, AshrafiJoo M, HosseinZadeh E, 2015, Study of different laser radiation dosages on germination characters and yield of oilseed rape (Brassica napus) in salinity conditions, Environment Stress in Crop Sciences, 7(2) 245-255
  15. Sadat Noori SA, Mortazavian SMM, Ghamari Zare A, Omidi M, Hoori M, 2013, Evaluation of Callus Induction and Somatic Embryogenesis in Black Cumin (Bunium persicum Boiss), journal of agricultural biotechnology, 5 (2) 69-86.
  16. Niazian M, Amiri R, Mortazavian SMM, Rajabi A, Orazizadeh MR, 2013, Genetical Analysis for Yield Traits in Tropical Beet using of GGE-Biplot Analysis of Diallel Cross Data, journal of crop breeding,1(4) 77-94
  17. Mortazavian SMM, Zali AA, Shah-Nejat Bushehri AA, Bihamta MR, Van der Vossen EAG, Vossen J, 2009, Functional cloning of resistant genes against late blight in solanum demissum genotypes, Iranian Journal of Field Crops Research, 7(2) 637-646.
  18. Mortazavian SMM, Zali AA, Shah-Nejat Bushehri AA, Bihamta MR, Van der Vossen EAG, Vossen J, Rietman H, 2009, identification of candidate resistant genes in universal standard solanum demissum Ma R5, Ma R8 and Ma R9 using effectoromics, Journal of Modern Genetics, 4 (1) 63-75.

Establishment of Medicinal plant gene bank, College of Aburaihan, University of Tehran, Iran, 2015.

Managing Editor, The Journal of Applied Crop Breeding, University of Tehran, 2012-2015.

Member of administrative and evaluation committee, First International and 13th National Iranian Genetics Congress, Tehran, Iran, 2014.  

Administrative Manager, Students affairs, College of Aburaihan, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 2011-2012.

Fellowship, Research on potato late blight resistance genes at Plant Breeding, Wageningen University, Netherlands, 2007-2008.


Seyed Mohammad Mahdi Mortazavian, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Plant Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering,
Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding Sciences,
College of Aburaihan,
University of Tehran, P.O. Box 3391653755,
Tehran, Iran.
Tel: 0098-21-360-40615
Fax: 0098-21-360-40613

Email: mortazavian@ut.ac.ir

Current PhD Students:Moslem Bahmankar

Mr. Moslem Bahmankar

Current MSc students:

Ms. Samira Bakan

Mr. Dariush Sadeghi