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Mohammad Ali Faramarzi

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Address: Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, P. O. Box 14155-6451, Tehran 1417614411, Iran
Academic Rank
Professor
School
Pharmacy
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
About
CV last edited on: 2015/05/05

1.

Pharm D


Pharmacy Doctorate Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, 1990-1995
2.

Ph.D


PhD in Pharmacognosy Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, 1998-2002
3.

PostDoc


PostDoc in Environmental Biotechnology, Institut für Umweltwissenschaften, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, 2002
4.

Fellowship


Fellowship in Environmental Biotechnology, Institut für Umweltwissenschaften, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, 2005
1.

10th Razi Festival of Medical Sciences Researches, Tehran, Iran


2005,
2.

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Zurich, Switzerland


2005,
3.

9th Avesina Festival of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


2008,
4.

19th Razi Festival of Medical Sciences Researches, Tehran, Iran


2014,
5.

Dr. Noureddin Hadavi's Prize, Tehran, Iran


2015,
6.

16th Avesina Festival of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


2015,

Farsi

1.

Iranian Websites


Authors: Faramarzi MA, Faramarzi MT
Publisher: Neviseh , 2005, 1-3 Edition, Original
2.

Biotechnology and its Application in Pharmacy


Authors: Faramarzi MA, Ghasemi Y, Zarrini G, Mohagheghzadeh A, Nafissi-Varcheh N
Publisher: Rahekamal , 2006, 2010, 1,2 Edition, Translation
3.

Biosafety in the Laboratory


Authors: Faramarzi MA, Nafissi-Varcheh N, Moradpour Z, Sharifzadeh M
Publisher: Neviseh , 2008, Original
4.

Microalgal Biotechnology


Authors: Faramarzi MA, Forootanfar H, Shakibaei M
Publisher: Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 2010, Original
5.

Safety in Pharmaceutical Sciences Research


Authors: Jalali SM, Faramarzi MA, Abdollahi M
Publisher: Tehran University of Medical Sciences , 2012, Original

Papers

English

1.

Polyethyleneimine-modified superparamagnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles for lipase immobilization: characterization and application


Authors: Khoobi M, Motevalizadeh SF, Asadgol Z, Forootanfar H, Shafiee A, Faramarzi MA
Materials Chemistry and Physics , Vol.149 , Year. 2015 , Page:131–141,
2.

Synthesis of functionalized polyethylenimine-grafted mesoporous silica spheres and the effect of side arms on lipase immobilization and application


Authors: Khoobi M, Motevalizadeh SF, Asadgol Z, Forootanfar H, Shafiee A, Faramarzi MA
Biochemical Engineering Journal , Vol.88, Year. 2014, Page:131–141,
3.

Synthesis of quinazolinones from alcohols via laccase-mediated tandem oxidation


Authors: Heidary M, Khoobi M, Ghasemi S, Habibi Z, Faramarzi MA
Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, Vol.356, Year. 2014, Page:1789-1794,
4.

Laccase and laccase-mediated systems in the synthesis of organic compounds


Authors: Mogharabi M, Faramarzi MA
Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis , Vol.356, Year. 2014, Page:897–927,
5.

Immobilization of lipase on Fe3O4/ZnO core/shell magnetic nanoparticles and catalysis of Michael-type addition to chalcone derivatives


Authors: Ghasemi S, Heidary M, Faramarzi MA, Habibi Z
Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic , Vol.100, Year. 2014, Page:121–128,
6.

From bacteria to human: a journey into the world of chitinases


Authors: Adrangi S, Faramarzi MA
Biotechnology Advances , Vol.31, Year. 2013, Page:1786–1795,
7.

Immobilisation of lipase on the surface of magnetic nanoparticles and non-porous glass beads for regioselective acetylation of prednisolone


Authors: Ghasemi S, Sadighi A, Heidary M, Bozorgi-Koushalshahi M, Habibi Z, Faramarzi MA
IET Nanobiotechnology , Vol.7, Year. 2013, Page:100–108,
8.

The enzymatic decolorization and detoxification of synthetic dyes by the laccase from a soil-isolated ascomycete, Paraconiothyrium variabile


Authors: Ashrafi SD, Rezaei S, Forootanfar H, Mahvi AH, Faramarzi MA
International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation , Vol.85, Year. 2013, Page:173–181,
9.

Biochemical characterization of an extracellular polyextremophilic α-amylase from the halophilic archaeon Halorubrum xinjiangense


Authors: Moshfegh M, Shahverdi AR, Zarrini G, Faramarzi MA
Extremophiles: life under extreme conditions , Vol.17, Year. 2013, Page:677–687,
10.

Insights into biogenic and chemical production of inorganic nanomaterials and nanostructures


Authors: Faramarzi MA, Sadighi A
Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Vol.189–190, Year. 2013, Page:1–20,
11.

Degradation of some benzodiazepines by a laccase-mediated system in aqueous solution.


Authors: Ostadhadi-Dehkordi S, Tabatabaei-Sameni M, Forootanfar H, Kolahdouz S, Ghazi-Khansari M, Faramarzi MA
Bioresource Technology , Vol.125, Year. 2012, Page:344–347,
12.

Decolorization of some synthetic dyes using optimized culture broth of laccase producing ascomycete Paraconiothyrium variabile


Authors: Aghaie-Khouzani M, Forootanfar H, Moshfegh M, Khoshayand MR, Faramarzi MA
Biochemical Engineering Journal , Vol.60, Year. 2012, Page:9–15,
13.

Removal of chlorophenolic derivatives by soil isolated ascomycete of Paraconiothyrium variabile and studying the role of its extracellular laccase


Authors: Forootanfar H, Movahednia MM, Yaghmaei S, Tabatabaei-Sameni M, Rastegar H, Sadighi A, Faramarzi MA
Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol.209–210, Year. 2012, Page:199–203,
14.

Biosynthesis and characterization of gold nanoparticles produced by laccase from Paraconiothyrium variabile


Authors: Faramarzi MA, Forootanfar H
Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, Vol.87, Year. 2011, Page:23–27,
15.

Biological synthesis of Au, Ag and Au-Ag bimetallic nanoparticles by alpha-amylase


Authors: Moshfegh M, Frorootanfar H, Zare B, Shahverdi AR, Zarrini G, Faramarzi MA
Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures , Vol.6, Year. 2011, Page:1419–1426,
16.

Purification and biochemical characterization of extracellular laccase from the ascomycete Paraconiothyrium variabile


Authors: Forootanfar H, Faramarzi MA, Shahverdi AR, Tabatabaei Yazdi M
Bioresource Technology , Vol.102, Year. 2011, Page:1808–1814,
17.

Enzymatic treatment and detoxification of acid orange 7 from textile wastewater


Authors: Gholami-Borujeni F, Mahvi AH, Nasseri S, Faramarzi MA, Nabizadeh R, Alimohammadi M
Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Vol.165, Year. 2011, Page:1274–1284,
18.

Green synthesis of gold nanoparticles by the marine microalga Tetraselmis suecica


Authors: Shakibaei M, Forootanfar H, Mollazadeh-Moghaddam K, Bagherzadeh Z, Nafissi-Varcheh N, Shahverdi AR, Faramarzi MA
Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry, Vol.57, Year. 2010, Page:71–75,
19.

Production, physiochemical and antimicrobial properties of fungal chitosan from Rhizomucor miehei and Mucor racemosus


Authors: Tajdini F, Amini MA, Nafissi-Varcheh N, Faramarzi MA
International Journal of Biological Macromolecules , Vol.47, Year. 2010, Page:180–183,
20.

Purification and characterization of two extracellular endochitinases from Massilia timonae


Authors: Adrangi S, Faramarzi MA, Shahverdi AR, Sepehrizadeh Z
Carbohydrate Research, Vol.345, Year. 2010, Page:402–407,
21.

Influence of whole microalgal cell immobilization and organic solvent on the bioconversion of androst-4-en-3,17-dione to testosterone by Nostoc muscorum


Authors: Arabi H, Tabatabaei Yazdi M, Faramarzi MA
Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic , Vol.62, Year. 2010, Page:219–225,
22.

Bioconversion of codeine to semi-synthetic opiate derivatives by the cyanobacterium Nostoc muscorum


Authors: Niknam S, Faramarzi MA, Abdi K M, Tabatabaei Yazdi M, Amini M, Rastegar H
World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology , Vol.26, Year. 2010, Page:119–123,
23.

Evaluation of antioxidant properties and total phenolic contents of some strains of microalgae


Authors: Hajimahmoodi M, Faramarzi MA, Mohammadi N, Soltani N, Oveisi MR, Nafissi-Varcheh N
Journal of Applied Phycology , Vol.22, Year. 2010, Page:43–50,
24.

Microbial conversion of androst-1,4-dien-3,17-dione by Mucor racemosus to hydroxysteroid-1,4-dien-3-one derivatives


Authors: Faramarzi MA, Zolfaghari N, Tabatabaei Yazdi M, Adrangi S, Rastegar H, Amini M, Badiee M
Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, Vol.84, Year. 2009, Page:1021–1025,
25.

Application of organic mono-phase and organic-aqueous two-liquid-phase systems in microalgal converssion of androst-4-en-3,17-dione by Nostoc muscorum


Authors: Arabi H, Tabatabaei Yazdi M, Faramarzi MA
Biocatalysis and Biotransformation , Vol.27, Year. 2009, Page:219–225,
26.

Microalgal biotransformation of steroids


Authors: Faramarzi MA, Adrangi S, Tabatabaei Yazdi M
Journal of Phycology , Vol.44, Year. 2008, Page:27–37,
27.

Formation of hydroxysteroid derivatives from androst-4-en-3,17-dione by the filamentous fungus Mucor racemosus


Authors: Faramarzi MA, Badiee M, Tabatabaei Yazdi M, Amini M, Torshabi M
Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic, Vol.50, Year. 2008, Page:7–12,
28.

Metabolism of androst-4-en-3,17-dione by a filamentous fungus Neurospora crassa


Authors: Faramarzi MA, Aghelnejad M, Tabatabaei Yazdi M, Amini M, Hajarolasvadi N
Steroids, Vol.73, Year. 2008, Page:13–18,
29.

Biomobilization of silver, gold, and platinum from soil waste materials by HCN-forming microorganisms


Authors: Brandl H, Lehmann S, Faramarzi MA, Martinelli D
Hydrometallurgy, Vol.94, Year. 2008, Page:18–17,
30.

Sex hormones affect the production of recombinant factor IX in CHO and HEK-293 cell lines


Authors: Dadehbeigi N, Ostad SN, Faramarzi MA, Ghahremani MH
Biotechnology Letters , Vol.30, Year. 2008, Page:1909–1912,
31.

Microbiological hydroxylation of androst-1,4-dien-3,17-dione by Neurospora crassa


Authors: Faramarzi MA, Hajarolasvadi N, Tabatabaei Yazdi M, Amini M, Aghelnejad M
Biocatalysis and Biotransformation , Vol.25, Year. 2007, Page:72–78,
32.

Formation of water-soluble metal cyanide complexes from solid materials by Pseudomonas plecoglossicida


Authors: Faramarzi MA, Brandl H
FEMS Microbiology Letters , Vol.229, Year. 2006 , Page:47–52,
33.

Studies on the microbial transformation of androst-1,4-dien-3,17-dione with Acremonium strictum


Authors: Faramarzi MA, Tabatabaei Yazdi M, Jahandar H, Amini M, Monsef-Esfahani HR
Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology , Vol.33, Year. 2006, Page:725–733,
34.

Nostoc muscorum: a regioselective biocatalyst for 17-carbonyl reduction of androst-4-en-3,17-dione and androst-1,4-dien-3,17-dione


Authors: Faramarzi MA. Tabatabaei Yazdi M, Ghostinroudi H, Amini M, Ghasemi Y, Jahandar H, Arabi H
Annals of Microbiology , Vol.56, Year. 2006, Page:255–258,
35.

Microbial transformation of nandrolone decanoate by Acremonium strictum


Authors: Tabatabaei Yazdi M, Zanjanian SM, Faramarzi MA, Amini M, Amani A, Abdi K
Archive Der Pharmazie, Vol.339, Year. 2006, Page:473–476,
36.

Microbe-metal-interactions for the biotechnological treatment of metal-containing solid waste


Authors: Brandl H, Faramarzi MA
China Particuology , Vol.4, Year. 2006, Page:93–97,
37.

Metal solubilization from metal-containing solid materials by cyanogenic Chromobacterium violaceum


Authors: Faramarzi MA, Stagars M, Pensini E, Krebs W, Brandl H
Journal of Biotechnology, Vol.113, Year. 2004, Page:321–326,
38.

Microbial production of testosterone and testololactone in the culture of Aspergillus terreus


Authors: Faramarzi MA, Tabatabaei Yazdi M, Amini M, Aziz Mohseni F, Zarrini G, Amani A, Shafiee A
World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology , Vol.20, Year. 2004, Page:657–660,
39.

Biotransformation of hydrocortisone by a natural isolate of Nostoc muscorum


Authors: Tabatabaei Yazdi M, Arabi H, Faramarzi MA, Ghasemi Y, Amini M, Shokravi S, Aziz Mohseni F
Phytochemistry, Vol.65, Year. 2004, Page:2205–2209,
40.

Microbial transformation of progesterone with Acremonium strictum


Authors: Faramarzi MA, Tabatabaei Yazdi M, Amini M, Zarrini G
FEMS Microbiology Letters , Vol.222, Year. 2003, Page:183–186,
41.

Microbial transformation of hydrocortisone by Acremonium strictum PTCC 5282


Authors: Faramarzi MA, Tabatabaei Yazdi M, Zarrini G, Shafiee A
Steroids, Vol.10, Year. 2002, Page:869–872,
42.

Production of cholesterol oxidase by a newly isolated Rhodococcus sp


Authors: Tabatabaie Yazdi M, Malekzadeh F, Zarrini G, Faramarzi MA, Kamranpour N
World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology , Vol.7, Year. 2001, Page:731–737,
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