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Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Shiraz University, Iran
Biography Dr Reza Yousefi is associated professor of Biochemistry in Biology Department of Shiraz University. He received his PhD by the end of 2004 in Biochemistry from the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics (IBB) of Tehran University. During his PhD program, he was granted to work on a part of his research at department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of Bern University (Switzerland). During 2005-2008, he has participated in two post doctorate research programmers in Tehran University and in French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). In 2009, Dr Yousefi started his career in Shiraz University as assistant professor and established Protein Chemistry Laboratory (PCL) in the Biology Department. Within the last 15 years, Dr Yousefi has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed articles in the well recognized international Journals, 5 books (in Persian) and, more than 50 conference abstracts. In 2014, he was appointed as the chair of scientific committee of the national conference on protein and peptide sciences in Iran. Also, he has served as a member in the organization committees of different scientific conferences in Iran and aboard. Moreover, he is one of the editorial board members of two scientific journals.
Research Interest His research interest focuses on structure and function of proteins and peptides, cloning and mutagenesis, enzyme inhibition, as well as biological activity of organometallic complexes and nanomaterials.