Dr. Ghasem Hosseini Salekdeh
Head of Systems Biology Department
ABRII, Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran
Fax: +98-261-2704539
Email: h_salekdeh@abrii.ac.ir

Dr. Salekdeh received his PhD in Genetics at International Rice Research Institute, Philippines in 2002. His thesis work was focused on the proteome response of rice to drought and salinity stresses. He returned to Iran as an assistant professor at Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran (ABRII), Karaj where he established Stress Proteomics lab. In 2005, he started his collaboration with Department of Stem Cells at Royan Institute, Tehran. He is council member of the Asia Oceania Human Proteome Organization (AOHUPO) and member of HUPO education committee. He is also chair of AOHUPO Embryonic Stem Cell Membrane Proteome Initiative (AOHUPO ESC-MPI) steering committee. On a national level, Dr. Salekdeh is Cofounder of Iranian Proteomics Society and President elect of society from 2004. He is on a number of editorial boards, including Proteomics journal. He received several awards and honors including National Biotechnology Award (2007), best researcher award from Ministry of Agriculture (2008), Razi Medical Science award for advance technologies (2009), the Khwarizmi International Award for fundamental research (2010), and Hadavi award from Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences (2010). He is chair of Human Y Chromosome Proteome Project, a national project endorsed by Human Proteome Organization (HUPO). He has published over 50 peer-reviewed international papers and has written a text book on Molecular Markers.