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mojegan kowsari

University: agricultural biotechnology research institute of iran(ABRII)
Department: MICROORGANISM
Address: agricultural biotechnology research institute of iran(ABRII). mahdasht road, karaj Iran
Email: mo_kowsari#yahoo.com
Scientific interests: -genetic diversity in fungi - genetically modification of fungi - biocontrol of plant diseases by trichoderma - enzyme production by trichoderma
Interest in Trichoderma: - genetic diversity in trichoderma
   
Curriculum Vitae:
Curriculum Vitae Name : Mojegan Family Name : Kowsari Place of birth : Hamedan, Iran Date of Birth: 10/9/1971 2-Educational status Area Field Year Ended Year started University Certificate Plant Science Biology 1996 1992 Tehran University BS.c Physiology Plant Science 1999 1996 Isfehan University MS.c 3) Workshops: Title Responsibility Date Participated in the preliminary Theoritical and Practical training workshop on the ubject of Recombination DNA Agricaltural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran (ABRII). September, 2000 International workshop Proteomics in Investication of rice proteom in abiotic stress. International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) And Agricaltural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran (ABRII). April 2000 Laboratory Safty Principles Agricaltural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran (ABRII). December,2001 Planning and Writing a Research Proposal International fondation for science (ifs,Sweden) and college of Agricultural science of Sari, Iran April, 2001 Iran Rice sheath blight workshop Agricaltural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran (ABRII). July,2002 RT-PCR workshop Agricaltural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran (ABRII). May, 2003 Elemtary Cell and Molecular biology Razi Research Institute July,2003 Advance Cell and Molecular biology Razi Research Institute Nov, 2003 Bioinformatics Agricaltural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran (ABRII). 31-Jan - 2-Feb 2005 Application of Molecular Markers in Crops Agricaltural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran (ABRII). 5-10 March 2005 : 4-Research activities a) Research Projects No. Title of project From To Responsibility in project Collaborative Main Researcher 1 Collection of R.solani isolats associated with rice sheath blight in Iran and detection and purification of R.solani. 2001 2002 * 2 Determination of R.solani AG-1-1A isolates agent of sheath blight of rice . 2001 2002 * 3 Produce R.solani gene bank and draw a map of disrtibution of R.solani in Iran. 2001 2006 * 4 Study of genetic variation of Rhizoctonia solani AG-1-1Aisolates using Pectic zymogram marker. 2002 2005 * 5 Determination of haplotypes of R.solani using PCR and SSR. 2002 2005 * 6 Introduce of pathotypes of Rhizoctonia solani by sheath blight bioassay and evaluating sheath blight resistance of genetically- enginnered and cultivated rice varieties. 2005 2007 * 7 Production of biological fungicide for control of rice sheath blight disease by native Trichoderma spp 2006 2011 * NEW b) Publications: Publications: Detailed publications: Name of Journal/ Publisher Country where published year Title of paper Mycopathologia, Kluwer Academic Publishers Mycopathologia 158:377-384 2004. _ 2004 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. Manufacturing Department MYCO P.O. Box 990 3300 AZ Dordrecht The Netherlands 2004 G.R.Balali and M Kowsari.Pectic zymogram variation and pathogenicity of Rhizoctonia solani AG-4 bean (phaseolus vulgaris) isolates in Isfahan, Iran Conference Proceeding Publication Date Title of paper Australian Plant Pathology Society.12 th Biennial Conference(Canberra)Australia 1999 G.R.Balali and M. Kowsari . Study of variation and pathogenicity of Rhizoctonia solani AG-4 isolates using pectic zymogram marker. Abstract. Phytopathological Society.3rd international Symposium on Rhizoctonia solani National Chung Hsing University Taichung Taiwan (ROC) 2000 G.R.Balali, A.M.Kasalkheh and M.Kowsari Using pectic zymogram as a crierion to study variation of pathogenicity of field isolates of Rhizoctonia solani. Abstract 14th Iranian Plant Protection Congress, Isfahan , Iran. 2000 G.R.Balali, M.Kowsari and A.Ahoonmanesh. Genetic variation and correlation between zymogram patterns and pathogenicity of bean isolates of Rhizoctonia solani AG-4. The third national Biotechnology Congress, Mashhad , Iran. 2002 G.R. Balali, M. Rahimian and M.Kowsari. Study of variation of anastomosis group (AG-1) of Rhizoctonia solani kuhn using pectic zymogram technique 11th Iranian Biology Congress, Orumieh, Iran. 2003 G.R. Balali, M. Rahimian and M.Kowsari . Determination of zymogram patterns of Rhizoctonia solaniAGI-IA. 16th Iranian Plant Protection Congress, Tabriz, Iran. 2004 M. Kowsari and B.Ghareyazie. Determination of genetic diversity in Rhizoctonia solani (AGI-IA), agent of rice sheath blight in Golestan province by pectic zymogram marker. 2 th Asian Conference on Plant Pathology. 25-28 June, 2005, Singapore. 2005 Kowsari. M, B, Ghareyazie., GR Balali. Assessment of genetic diversity among sheath blight Causing agent Rhizoctonia solani (AGI-IA), in Golestan province of Iran using pectic zymogram marker. 4 th national Biotechnology Congress, Kerman , Iran. 2005 Kowsari. M, B, Ghareyazie., GR Balali.O, Bagheri, M, Salati. Using pectic zymogram as a crierion to study variation of rice sheath blight agent. 17th Iranian Plant Protection Congress, Karaj , Iran. 2006 Kowsari. M, B, Ghareyazie., O, Bagheri. Study of genetic diversity among sheath blight causing agent Rhizoctonia solani (AGI-IA), in Iran by pectic zymogram marker. 17th Iranian Plant Protection Congress, Karaj , Iran. 2006 Kowsari. M, B, Ghareyazie., GR Balali. Comparison of pectic zymogram phenotypes between AG-4 and AGI-IA anastomosis groups of Rhizoctonia solani 11th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Vienna, Austria 2006 Kowsari. M, and O, Bagheri. Study of genetic diversity among Rhizoctonia solani (AGI-IA) isolates, agent of rice sheath blight in Iran by pectic zymogram marker Reports Publication Date Title Asian Rice Biotechnology Network Workshop 2001 M.Kowsari. Proteomic Analysis of Abiotic Stress Responsiveness of Rice. Asian Productivity Organization (APO) Seminar on The Industrial use of Biotechnology. India International Center, New Delhi, India 17-20 Aug 2004 M. Kowsari. Industrial use of Biotechnology in Iran(country paper) Final Report of project, for Ministry Jihad- E -Agriculture of Iran 2004 M. kowsari. Collection of R.solani isolates associated with rice sheath blight in Iran and detection and purification of R.solani. Final Report of project, for Ministry Jihad- E -Agriculture of Iran 2005 M. kowsari. Determination of R.solani AG-1-1A isolates agent of sheath blight of rice Final Report of project, for Ministry Jihad- E -Agriculture of Iran 2006 M. kowsari. Study of genetic variation of Rhizoctonia solani AG-1-1Aisolates using Pectic zymogram marker. c) Supervisor or advisor of thesis: Title Name of student MS.c/Ph.D. Year of Viva Responsibity in Ms.C/Ph.DTheses Study of genetic variation of Rhizoctonia solani AG-1-1A agent ofsheath blight of ricebyPectic zymogram marker in Gilan. Maryam Rahymian MS.c 2003 advisor 5-Chronology of Academic and Other Relevant Appointment Description of activity Year Head of Microorganism Lab in Agricaltural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran (ABRII). 2004-2006 Head of the rice sheath blight project in Agricaltural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran (ABRII). 2001-2006 Responsible for proteomics international workshop in Agricaltural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran (ABRII). 2001 Responsible for rice sheath blight workshop in Agricaltural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran (ABRII). 2001 Giving lab course of phythology (Isfehan university) 1998 Giving lab course of plant physiology (Tehran university) 1995 Giving lab course of cell biology (Tehran university) 1994 6) Honours and awards: Type Year Encourager First degree between all graduates in plant science in Tehran University 1996 Head of Tehran University Second degree between all graduates in plant science in Isfehan University 2000 Head of college of biology in Isfahan University Good student poster in student week in Isfehan University 1999 Head of Isfehan University The best country paper in Asian Productivity Organization (APO) Seminar on The Industrial use of Biotechnology 2004 Chair of seminar 7-Normal duties at the time of completion: Head of 6 research projects in ABRII Academic staff of ABRII. Member of the Iranian Biotechnology Committe Member of the Iranian Biology Committee Member of the Iranian Genetic Committee Member of the Iranian plant pathology Committee 8-Research Fields of Interest: Molecular genetic of fungi Plant Molecular Biology & Plant physiology Interaction between plant and pathogen Biological control of plant diseaeses Enzyme production by fungi 9-Recent projects: Biological control of rice sheath blight disease by Trichoderma Identification of genetic diversity in Trichoderma isolates in Iran Geneticaly improvement of effective Trichoderma isolates

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