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Maragheh University - Farshad Darvishi

Name Farshad Darvishi
Academic Position Professor
Home Page https://en.maragheh.ac.ir/Staff/fdarvishi

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Address: Department of Biology, Faculty of Science,
University of Maragheh, Maragheh 55181-83111, Iran.
Phone: +98-41-37278900-107
Fax: +98-41-37276060
Email: f.darvishi@ymail.com; f.darvishi@maragheh.ac.ir  


University of Maragheh (Feb. 2019 to Present)
Professor
Faculty of Scince, Department of Biology
Academic staff (lecturer and researcher), Head of Microbial Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering group (MBBE)
 


University of Maragheh (Dec. 2014 to Feb. 2019)
Associate Professor
Faculty of Scince, Department of Biology
Academic staff (lecturer and researcher), Head of Microbial Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering group (MBBE)
 
University of Maragheh (Sep. 2010 to Dec. 2014)
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Scince, Department of Biology
Academic staff (lecturer and researcher), Head of Microbial Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering group (MBBE)

Educational background


Visiting Scientist - Technical University of Denmark  
New methods of synthetic biology for yeast metabolic engineering
 
Visiting Scholar - University of Liege 
Bioprocesses engineering – Large scale fermentation and downstream processing
 
Ph.D. of Microbiology - University of Isfahan
Thesis: Investigating lipase and citric acid production in Yarrowia lipolytica, and optimization of their production by metabolic engineering methods
 
M.Sc. of Microbiology - University of Isfahan
Thesis: Genetic manipulation of Streptomyces griseus to increase streptomycin production
 
B.Sc. of Biology - University of Guilan
Project: Single cell protein (SCP) production from rice bran

Teaching Experience


Graduate courses
- Fermentation Technology - University of Maragheh (Fall semester 2014 – continued).
- Methods in Biotechnology - University of Maragheh (Fall semester 2014 - continued).
- Nanobiotechnology - University of Maragheh (Fall semester 2013– continued).
- Biochemical Engineering - University of Maragheh (Winter semester 2012 - 2014).
- Biotechnology of Fermentation Processes - University of Maragheh (Fall semester 2012 - 2014).
- Teaching Assistant in Advanced Immunological Methods - University of Isfahan (Winter semester 2004).
- Teaching Assistant in DNA Recombinant Laboratory - University of Isfahan (Fall semester 2004).
 
Undergraduate courses
- Biochemical Engineering and Fermentation Process - University of Maragheh (Fall semester 2016 - continued)
- Microbial Biotechnology - University of Maragheh (Fall semester 2012 - 2014)
- Bacteriophages - University of Maragheh (Fall semester 2012- 2014).
- English for the Students of Microbiology - University of Maragheh (Fall semester 2011 - continued).
- Bacterial Taxonomy (2) and Bacterial Taxonomy (2) Lab - University of Maragheh (Fall semester 2011 - 2015).
- Environmental Microbiology and Environmental Microbiology Lab - University of Maragheh (Winter semester 2011 - continued).
- Industrial Microbiology and Industrial Microbiology Lab - University of Maragheh (Fall semester 2010 - continued).
- Food Microbiology and Food Microbiology Lab - University of Maragheh (Fall semester 2010 - continued).
- Industrial Microbiology and Industrial Microbiology Lab - University of Isfahan (Winter semester 2009).                                          
- General Virology - University of Shahre-kord (Winter semester 2008).                                      
- General Virology - Pyame-nour University of Isfahan (Fall semester 2007).                                         
- General Microbiology and General Microbiology Lab - Pyame-nour University of Isfahan (Fall semester 2007).
- Food Microbiology and Food Microbiology Laboratory - University of Isfahan (Fall semester 2007).
- Teaching Assistant in Genetic Engineering Laboratory - University of Isfahan (Fall semester 2004).

Research Interests


My main interest is biotechnological and environmental applications of yeasts. My research group is active in the following areas:
- New and powerful methods for strain characterization (X-Omics such as genomics, metagenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics, fluxomics) and improvement (such as metabolic engineering, reverse metabolic engineering, systems biology, synthetic biology). 
- Heterologous proteins expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Yarrowia lipolytica, Pichia pastoris and other nonconventional yeasts.
- Biotechnologically valuable products (such as lipase, laccase, glucose oxidase, asparaginase, glutaminase enzymes, and citric acid, isocitric acid, single cell protein, single cell oil,…) production using Yarrowia lipolytica from renewable sources and wastes.
- Enzyme immobilization on nanomaterials (magnetic nanoparticles and nanocomposite) and its kinetics study.
- Microbial biofules and bioelectricity production.
- Isolation and biodiversity study of yeasts.

Books


Awards


- Laboratory Fellowship Award 2015 from Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM) in United Kingdom.
- Best Lecturer of the Year 2014 - 2015 at the University of Maragheh.
- Best Researcher of the Year 2012 - 2013 at the University of Maragheh.
- Young scientists meeting grant 2011 from Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) in The Netherlands.
- Illustrious talent student of PhD Microbiology - University of Isfahan (2006-2010).
- First-rank of PhD Microbiology course entrance exam - University of Isfahan (2006).
- Illustrious talent student of MSc Microbiology - University of Isfahan (2003-2005).
- First-rank student of MSc Microbiology - University of Isfahan (2003-2005).
- Special Prize of Iranian Genetics Society for the excellent article presentation in the 1st National Congress of biology and biotechnology students, 17-19 September 2002, Tehran, Iran.

Inventions


- Darvishi F. 2013. Yarrowi lipolytica lipase production process. Iranian state organisation for registration of deeds and properties - Office of companies registration and industrial property, Iran.
- Darvishi F. 2013. Lipase spray-drying process. Iranian state organisation for registration of deeds and properties - Office of companies registration and industrial property, Iran.
- Darvishi F, Nahvi I, Zarkesh-Esfahani H. 2013. Freeze-drying of Yarrowi lipolytica lipase. Iranian state organisation for registration of deeds and properties - Office of companies registration and industrial property, Iran.

Papers


Administrative duties


- Head of Microbial Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering group (MBBE)
- Head of Biotechnology Committee of Maragheh University

Other Skills


Books
 
Darvishi F, Hiligsmann S. Microbial Fuels: Technologies and Applications. CRC Press – Taylor & Francis Group. Boca Raton, USA. ISBN: 978-1-49876379-0. 2018. Link: http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781498763790

Darvishi F, Chen H. Microbial Biotechnology: Progress and Trends. CRC Press – Taylor & Francis Group. Boca Raton, USA. ISBN: 978-1-482-24520-2. 2015. Link: http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781482245202
 
Darvishi F. Biotechnological Applications of the Yeast Yarrowia lipolytica. Springer. Heidelberg, Germany. ISBN: 978-3-319-06436-9. 2014. Link: http://www.springer.com/life+sciences/microbiology/book/978-3-319-06436-9
 
Darvishi F. English for the Students of Microbiology. Maragheh University Press. ISBN: 978-600-91571-7-4. 2012.
 
 
Book chapter 

Darvishi F. Microbial Biotechnology in Olive Oil Industry. In: Dimitrios B (Ed.). Olive Oil - Constituents, Quality, Health Properties and Bioconversions. Rijeka, Croatia. InTech Publisher. pp 309-330. ISBN: 978-953-307-921-9. February 2012. Link: http://www.intechopen.com/books/olive-oil-constituents-quality-health-properties-and-bioconversions.

Membership in Council and Committees


- Member of Maragheh University Management Council. 2015-continued.
- Member of Maragheh University Research Council. 2015-continued.
- Member of Technology Incubator Council. 2014-continued.
 

Funded Reasearch Projects


Projects in progress
- New synthetic biology tools for extension of hydrophobic substrates utilization and lipid accumulation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
- Expression and production of the Aspergillus niger glucose oxidase in Yarrowia lipolytica and immobilization of the enzyme on a suitable nanomaterials.
- Investigation of lipase production by yeast strains from wastewater of vegetable oil factory.
- Single cell oil production by yeast strains from wastewater of vegetable oil factory.
- Microbial biofules production.
 
Accomplished projects
- Optimization of laccase production in recombinant Yarrowia lipolytica strain.
- Preparation of magnetic bio-composites chitosan-laponite to lipase immobilization.
- Expression of extracellular lipase from Yarrowia lipolytica in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Participation in Projects                              
- Isolation and identification of lipase producing yeasts.
- Isolation and identification of citric acid producing yeasts.

Cooperation with journals


Editorial Board
- Editorial Board Member of Iranian Journal of Biology
- Associate Editor of Biological Journal of Microorganism
 
Reviewer 
- Bioresource Technology 
- Frontiers in Microbiology 
- Microbial Cell Factories 
- Biomass & Bioenergy 
- Marine Biotechnology 
- Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology 
- Yeast 
- Molecular Biotechnology 
- Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 
- World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
- Brazilian Journal of Microbiology 
- Iranian Journal of Biotechnology 
- African Journal of Biotechnology 
- Fresenius Environmental Bulletin
- Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Biological Journal of Microorganism