Biochemistry Department


The Biochemistry Department in the Pasteur Institute of Iran was established in 1919 and it is one of the oldest departments of Pasteur Institute.

Activities in Progress

  1. Biosynthesis of globin chains and to determine α/β ratio for diagnosis of different kinds of thalassemia
  2. Concentration test of biopterin and neoptrin in urine by HPLC for diagnosis of disorders
  3. Study of enzymes and isoenzymes in diseases
  4. Various techniques of isolation, cultivation and identification of mesenchymal stem cells and methods for their differentiation are carried out by different procedyres.
  5. To perform metabolic and hormonal tests, label antigens by isotopes, metabonomics and metabolomics studies
  6. To synthesize, optimize and express fibroblast growth factor gene, its optimization and expression in itself
  7. To identify the genotype of IDL receptor gene in Iranian patients with familial hypertriglyceridemia colostrums
  8. To evaluate polymorphism of VDR gene in women with osteoporosis after menopause
  9. Molecular study of tuberculosis mycobacterium strains (from the viewpoint of resistance genes-Repair System genes and molecular typing) EMRO-COMSTECH approved international research plan: Genetic analysis of surface merzoite proteins or MSP1 protozoan of plasmodium falciparum
  10. In vitro production of Lambda DNA Size Marker
  11. Tests for blood chemistry parameters
  12. To measure elements by atomic absorption device using Flame, graphite furnace and hydrate systems in biological and chemical fluids
  13. To measure anions and some of the cations by ion chromatography device
  14. Chemical test of water
  15. To hold workshops

Future activities

  1. Establishment of reference laboratories in the Department of Biochemistry
  2. Develop communication and with national and international collaborations
  3. Patent registration

    Image Name of Faculty Member Degree Position



    Shohreh Khatami


    PhD in  Biochemistry



    Head of Department- Associate Professor




    Reza Saghiri





    PhD in Clinical Biochemistry


    Assistant Professor



    Mohammad Arjmand


    PhD in Endocrinology


    Assistant Professor



    Zahra Zamani


    PhD in Immunology


    Associate Professor



    Mina Ebrahimi-Rad


    PhD in Biological Products


     Assistant Professor



    Pezhman Fard-Esfahani


    PhD in Biological Products


    Assistant Professor



    Mehdi Kadivar


    PhD in Biological Products


    Associate Professor




    Roghieh Mirzazadeh


    PhD, Organic chemistry



    Sedigheh Sadeghi