2006 - 2016 Assistant Professor in Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran.  

2013 -2016 Team leader of Biological Engineering group in Biofuel Research Team(www.BRTeam.ir)(Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran)(ABRII)

2013 -2016 Team leader of synthetic biology subgroup in Biofuel Research Team(www.BRTeam.ir)(Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran)(ABRII)

2009- 2013 Executive project manager and consultant in Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran (ABRII) and Chamran Research Center of Life Science and Biotechnology

2002-2006 PhD student, Plant Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology in Tarbiat Modares University. Tehran, Iran.   

2008-2013  Researcher in project “Towards improvement of expression strategies in plants as biofactories for producing vaccines “University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus, Faculty of Science”



  • PhD. Plant Breeding, Genetic Engineering and Molecular Genetics,

Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran , Iran, 2002 – 2006

  • MSc. Agricultural Engineering, Plant Breeding Razi University,

 Kermanshah, Iran, 1998 – 2000

  • BSc. Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy and Plant Breeding. Isfahan University of Technology,

Isfahan, Iran. 1992-1996. 



  • Genomics
  • Gene expression and Gene expression analysis
  • Functional analysis of plant enzymes
  • Gene Isolation and Characterization
  • Next Generation Sequencing
  • Metabolic Engineering for biocompounds
  • RNA analysis and Real-Time PCR
  • Gene transformation
  • Organelle Engineering
  • Evolutionary analysis in
  • Recombinant protein production
  • Construct  designing and Synthetic Biology
  •  RNAi technologies
  • Primer and probe designing
  • Transcription factor isolation and analysis


English, Persian



  • Full scholarship from Iran Science Ministry for Ph.D Program.
  • PostDoc fellowship for expression of interferon alpha2b in nuclear  and chloroplast expression,  Institute of Bioscience. Faculty of Biotechnology and Bimolecular Sciences. University Putra Malaysia
  • Top student in MSc and PhD.



 Book Chapter

Rajabi Memari H, Pazouki L, Niinemets, U (2013) The biochemistry and molecular biology of volatile messengers in trees. In: Niinemets.U, Monson RK (eds) Biology, controls and models of tree volatile organic compound emissions, vol 5, Tree physiology. Springer, Berlin, pp 47–93


  • Book (under preparation):

Principles of recombinant proteins Production in plants and microalgae (From Lab to Clinic)                


  1. New expression vector for microalgae, Application Number:PI2014701850

ID Code:    33945,  Deposited On:         21 Apr 2015 20:58, Web address: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/33945/#

  1. Bioinfobase.info, BioInfoBase: A Bioinformatics Resourceome. US Patent. Under preparation. Web Address: http://www.bioinfobase.info/
  2. High Throughput Synthetic Biotechnology by Multiple Overlap Extension PCR (MOE-PCR) US Patent. Under patenting.
  3. Production of single domain antibody against MUC1 using gene transformation in tobacco plants.2 Iranian Patent 2007
  4. Production and characterization of mucin tumor marker nanobody in plant. Iranian Patent ,2007
  5. Production of Human Interferon gamma in tomato plants. Iranian Patent 2012

Full papers in peer reviewed journals


  1. Multiple overlap extension PCR (MOE-PCR): an effective technical shortcut to high throughput synthetic biology. S Kadkhodaei, HR Memari, S Abbasiliasi, MA Rezaei, A Movahedi. RSC Advances (2016) 6 (71), 66682-66694.
  2. Cis/transgene optimization: systematic discovery of some key gene expression elements integrating bioinformatics and computational biology. Saeid Kadkhodaei, Farahnaz S Golestan Hashemi, Morvarid Akhavan Rezaei, Sahar Abbasiliasi, Tan Joo Shun, Hamid R Rajabi Memari, Mahdi Moradpour, Arbakariya B Ariff. bioRxiv, 061945, 2016.
  3. Germacrene A Synthase in Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Is an Enzyme with Mixed Substrate Specificity: Gene Cloning, Functional Characterization and Expression Analysis. Pazouki, Leila, Hamid Rajabi Memari, Astrid Kännaste, Rudolf Bichele, and Ülo Niinemets. : Frontiers in Plant Science 6 (2015): 111.
  4. First report of the nematodes Filenchus orientalis and Hemicriconemoides californianus on faba bean in Iran, S Azimi, E Mahdikhani-Moghadam, H Rouhani, H Rajabi Memari. Hellenic Plant Protection Journal, (2016) 9 (1), 44-50.
  5. Protective and immunogenic effects of Escherichia coli-expressed infectious pancreatic necrosis virus (IPNV) VP2-VP3 fusion protein in rainbow trout.M Dadar, HR Memari, VN Vakharia, R Peyghan, MRSA Shapouri, Fish & Shellfish Immunology 47 (1), 390-396
  6. Codon-Optimized Expression and Purification of Truncated ORF2 Protein of Hepatitis E Virus in Escherichia coli. Farshadpour, Fatemeh, Reza Taherkhani, Manoochehr Makvandi, Hamid Rajabi Memari, and Ali Reza Samarbafzadeh.. Jundishapur journal of microbiology 7.7 (2014).
  7. Evaluation of the bioaccumulation of heavy metals in white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) along the Persian Gulf coast. Dadar, Maryam, Rahim Peyghan, and Hamid Rajabi Memari. Springer. Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology 93, no. 3 (2014): 339-343.
  8. Optimization of Fermentation Conditions for Recombinant Human Interferon Beta Production by Escherichia coli Using the Response Surface Methodology. Morowvat, Mohammad Hossein, Valiollah Babaeipour, Hamid Rajabi Memari, and Hossein Vahidi. Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology 8, no. 4 (2015).
  9. Vegetative and reproductive anatomy of Vigna radiata L. Siahpoosh, Amir, Mahboobeh Ghasemi, Ahmad Majd, and Hamid Rajabi Memari.  Tropical Plant Research, 2(1): 23–29, 2015
  10. Cloning and Expression of Beta Subunit Gene of Phycocyanin From Spirulina platensis in Escherichia coli. Z Shoja, HR Memari, MR Ardakani. Jundishapur journal of microbiology .8 (8), 2015
  11. Phylogeography of Sesamia nonagrioides (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Iran inferred from mitochondrial DNA.M Esfandiari, N Mehravar, H Motamedi, HR Memari, H Rajaei. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 61 (4), 341-359
  12. Isolation and expression of recombinant viral protein (VP2) from Iranian isolates of Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis Virus (IPNV) in Escherichia coli

M Dadar, HR Memari, R Peyghan, M Shapouri. Iranian Journal of Fisheries Sciences 13 (4), 856-868. 2015

  1. Phylogenetic relationships of Iranian Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis Virus (IPNV) based on deduced amino acid sequences of genome segment A and B cDNA. M Dadar, R Peyghan, H Rajabi-Memari. Iranian Journal of Fisheries Sciences 13 (3), 560-575.2015
  2. Overexpression and purification of bacterio–opsin in E.coli Fatemeh Abarghooi kahaki1, Valiollah Babaeipour , Hamid Rajabi Memari, Mohammad Reza Mofid. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 174, no. 4 (2014): 1558-1571.
  3. Transient expression of VPX gene of infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) in tobacco plant (Nicotiana tabacum cv. xanthi).M Karami-Hoomani, H Rajabi-Memari, D Nabati-Ahmadi, SD Hosseni, International Journal of Biosciences (IJB) 4 (9), 197-205. 2015
  4. The rare genus Apratylenchoides Sher,1973 (Nematoda: Pratylenchidae) from

faba bean in Iran, Sedighe Azimi, Esmat Mahdikhani–Moghadam, Hamid Rouhani,Hamid Rajabi Memari. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection, 5. 2014

  1. Genetic diversity of populations of the stem borer Sesamia nonagrioides (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in southern and southwestern Iran, using RAPD-PCR. Cheraghali, Zahra, Mehdi Esfandiari, Mohammad Saeed Mossadegh, And Hamid Rajabi Memari. North-Western Journal of Zoology 11, no. 1: 70-75.
  2. Metabolic changes of recombinant Escherichia coli BL21 (DE3) during overexpression of recombinant human interferon beta in  HCDC, Mohammad Hossein Morowvat, Valiollah Babaeipour,, Hamid Rajabi-Memari. International Journal of Biosciences, Vol. 4, No. 4, p. 131-138, 2014.
  3. Overexpression of Recombinant Human Beta Interferon (rhINF-β) in Periplasmic Space of Escherichia coli. Mohammad Hossein Morowvata,, Valiollah Babaeipour, Hamid Rajabi-Memari. Iranian journal of pharmaceutical research: IJPR 13.Suppl (2014): 151.
  4. Sequence analysis of ORF94 in different White Spot Syndrome  Virus  (WSSV)  isolates  of  Iran. Mohammah Mahdi Simrouni, Mehrzad  Mesbah;  Hamid  Rajabi Memari. Iranian  Journal  of  Fisheries Sciences (IJFS). 13.2 (2014): 492-502.
  5. Investigation on Genetic Diversity of Fusarium oxysporum Schlecht Isolated from Tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa L.) based on RAPD Analysis and VCG Groups.V Mahinpoo, RF Nejad, HR Memari, A Cheraghi, Z Bahmani.Journal of Plant Pathology & Microbiology,2013
  6. Molecular and Morphometric Identification of P. Thornei and P. Neglectus in Southwest of Iran.F Fatemeh, R Farokhi-Nejd, AR Ahmadi, H Rajabi Memari, Z Bahmani.Journal of Plant Pathology & Microbiology 3 (3).2012
  7. (hG-CSF) Expression in Plastids of Lactuca sativa.M Sharifi Tabar, AA Habashi, H Rajabi Memari. Iranian Biomedical Journal, Iranian Biomedical Journal 17 (3): 158-164 .2013
  8. Molecular characterization of infectious pancreatic necrosis virus from Iranian reared rainbow trout Oncorhynchusmykiss (Walbaum). Maryam Dadar, Rahim Peyghan, Hamid Rajabi Memari, Virus Genes. 47 (3), 574-578. 2013
  9. Comparative analysis of synonymous codon usage patterns among six chloroplast genomes of wide taxonomic range species. Babak Latif, Mokhtar Jalali Javaran, Houshang Alizadeh , Hamid Rajabi Memari. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences (JBES) 4 (3), 279-288, 2014
  10. Interactions of genotype and plant growth regulators affecting direct shoot regeneration of lettuce. Babak Latif, Mokhtar Jalali Javaran, Houshang Alizadeh , Hamid Rajabi Memari. International Journal of Biosciences 5 (1), 315-322. 2014
  11. Study of the cylindrocarpon species associated with corn and canola crown and root rot in khuzestan province.M MOHAMEDI, RF NEJAD, HR MEMARI.Iran. J. Plant Path 47 (4), 113-115.2011
  12. Overexpression of Recombinant viral protein of Infectious Pancreatic necrosis (IPNV) in Periplasmic Space of Escherichia coli. Maryam Dadar, Rahim Peyghan, Hamid Rajabi Memari . IJFS. 2014.(In Press)
  13. Sequence analysis of ORF94 in different White Spot Syndrome  Virus  (WSSV)  isolates  of  Iran. M.M. Simrouni, M.  Mesbah;  H.  Rajabi Memari. Iranian  Journal  of  Fisheries Sciences IJFS. 2014.(In Press)
  14. Evaluation of the Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metals in WhiteShrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) Along the Persian Gulf Coast. Maryam Dadar, Rahim Peyghan, Hamid Rajabi Memari. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. DOI 10.1007/s00128-014-1334-2. Springer .2014.
  15. Cloning, transformation and expression of human gamma interferon gene in tomato (lycopersicon esculentum mill.).N Ebrahimi, HR Memari, MA Ebrahimi, MR Ardakani. Biotechnology and Biotechnology Equipment, 26(2)2012
  16. Cloning, Transformation and Expression of Proinsulin Gene in Tomato (Lycopersicum esculentumMill.)Behnoush Soltanmohammadi, Mokhtar Jalali-Javaran, Hamid Rajabi-Memari, JJNPP. 9(1): 9-15, 2014
  17. Metabolic changes of recombinant Escherichia coli BL21 (DE3) during overexpression of recombinant human interferon beta in  HCDC, Mohammad Hossein Morowvat, Valiollah Babaeipour,, Hamid Rajabi-Memari. International Journal of Biosciences, Vol. 4, No. 4, p. 131-138, 2014.
  18. Factor affecting the endogenous β-glucuronidase activity in rapeseed haploid cells: How to avoid interference with the Gus transgene in transformation studies.MR Abdollahi, H Rajabi Memari, AJ van Wijnen. Gene 487 (1), 96-102.2011.
  19. Comparison of expression systems for the production of human interferon-α2b. Hamid Rajabi Memari, RN Ramanan, AB Ariff. Central European Journal of Biology 5 (4), 446-455.2010
  20. Production and characterization of anti(mucin MUC1) single domain antibody in tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum cultivar Xanthi).A Ismaili, M Jalali‐Javaran, MJ Rasaee, F Rahbarizadeh, M Forouzandeh and H Rajabi-Memari. Biotechnology and applied biochemistry 47 (1), 11-19.2007
  21. Expression and characterization of a recombinant single-domain monoclonal antibody against MUC1 mucin in tobacco plants.H Rajabi-Memari, M Jalali-Javaran, MJ Rasaee, F Rahbarizadeh, M Forouzandeh. Hybridoma 25 (4), 209-215.2006
  22. Assessment of Chloroplast Expression Factors in Escherichia coli.ZS Shahmoradi, H Rajabi Memari, M Khayyam Nekoei, D Nabati Ahmadi, JJM. 6 (2), 117-121.2013
  23. Effects of gibberellic acid on sugarcane plants exposed to salinity under a hydroponic system.M Shomeili, M Nabipour, M Meskarbashee, HR Memari.Afr J Plant Sci 5, 609-616.2011.
  24. Evaluation of sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) somaclonal variants tolerance to salinity in vitro and in vivo cultures.M Shomeili, M Nabipour, M Meskarbashee, HR Memari.African Journal of Biotechnology 10 (46), 9337-9343.2011
  25. Tomato and Tobacco Phytoene Desaturase Gene Silencing by Virus-Induced Gene Silencing (VIGS) Technique. N Jaberolansar H Rajabi-Memari, J Hayati.Iranian Journal of Virology 4, 1-2.2012
  26. Expression of vhh recombinant monoclonal antibody against muc1 in canola plants (brassica napus l.).S Deemyad, M Jalali Javaran, H Rajabi Memari, Mj Rasaee, F Rahbarizadeh.Iranian Journal Of Biology  ,2010.



  1. Isolation and characterization of Germacrene A Synthase (GAS) gene from sesquiterpene biosynthesis pathway in yarrow (Achillea millefolium L.) Pazouki, Leila; Rajabi Memari, Hamid; Niinemets, Ülo (2012). 7th SPPS PhD Student Conference, 12-15 September . 2012. Tallinn, Estonia
  2. Chloroplast genetic engineering in plants, aspects, potentials and challenges. Rajabi Memari, Hamid; Pazouki, Leila; Niinemets, Ülo (2012). 7th SPPS PhD Student Conference, 12-15 September , 2012. Tallinn, Estonia
  3. The production of vaccines in plants and microalgae: aspects, potentials and challenges, Hamid Rajabi Memari. BIT's 4th World Congress of Vaccine - 2012 (WCV-2012) Innovations Accelerating Vaccine Development,Time: March 26-28, 2012,: Beijing, China
  4. Production of antibodies in plants: aspects, potentials and challenges. Hamid Rajabi Memari ,BIT's 4th annual World Congress of Antibodies - 2012 (WCV-2012). March 26-28, 2012,: Beijing, China
  5. Chloroplast Genome Engineering in Plants and Microalgae, Keynote Presentation, Rajabi Memari,H, Latif, B. Sharifi Tabar, M.  The 11th Iranian Genetic Congress, 9-11 May 2010, Tehran, Iran.
  6. Construction of a specific expression vector for the development of a transgenic Dunaliella salina bioreactor. Saeid Kadkhodaei, Arbakariya B. Ariff, Hamid Rajabi Memari*, Nagasundara Ramanan Ramakrishnan. The 2nd International Biotechnology & Biodiversity Conference (BIOJOHOR 2010), July 6-8, 2010, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.



  1. Evaluation of anatomical – developmental features and genetic diversity and extraction of medicine metabolites from vigna radiate lines.


  1. Isolation, functional characterization and evolutionary analysis of Germacrene A Synthase, Germacrene D synthase and Beta-caryophyllene synthase  from Achillea millefolium (Yarrow)


  1. Identification and verification of the CD4+ T cell specific epitopes derived from capsid protein of HEV and designing, construction and evaluation of a high density epitope DNA construct using immunodominant HEV epitope


  1. Producing of recombinant VP2/VP3 antigens of IPNV and investigation of its protecction effect in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).


  1. Study on molecular epidemiology of white spot syndrom virus in Eastern white leg shrimp( L.vannamei )


  1. Production of tissue plasminogen  activator (tpa)in microalgae Dunaliella salina



  1. Functional Molecular Analysis of Two NAC Transcription Factors for Unravelling Regulatory Networks Controlling Plant Aging
  2. Gene expression analysis of Microarray data from yeast and interpretation of gene expression network
  3. Optimization of gene transformation to Microalgae Spirulina
  4. Transformation of Gamma Interferon to Microalgae Dunaliella Salina
  5. Designing and construction of viral plant vector
  6. Production of tissue plasminogen activator (K2S Domain) in Yeast Pichia pastoris.
  7. Production of  VHH antibodies in canola
  8.  Production of plant antibody in tobacco plant for production of recombinant products and virus resistant goals
  9. Transformation of human interferon alpha gene to tobacco plants
  10. Production of Gamma Interferon in tomato
  11. Gene silencing of PDS in tomato
  12. Spinach chloroplast vector designing and construction
  13. HBV surface antigen production in tomato
  14. Solving the problem of haplotype reconstruction using data mining algorithm
  15.  Cloning and Transformation of Firefly Luciferase Gene into Tobacco Plants




  1. Bioinformatics for PhD student of Parasitology
  2. Bioinformatics for PhD student of Virology
  3. Genomics and Proteomics course for Microbial Biotechnology MS Students.
  4. Molecular Biology for Plant Pathology MS Students.
  5. Advance Genetics for MSc student of Plant Biotechnology.
  6. Application of Computer Science in Biotechnology for MS student.
  7. Protein engineering to microbial Biotechnology MS student.
  8. Complementary Genetics for Plant Breeding MS Students
  9. Applications of Biotechnology for Plant Breeding MS Students

10.  Biometry  for Plant Biotechnology MS Students

11.  Plant Tissue Culture for Horticulture MS students.

12.  Plant Biotechnology for agronomy students. 

13.  Plant Biochemistry for agronomy Students.    

14.  Biochemistry for agronomy Students.              

15.  Genomics and Proteomics to BSc Biotechnology students.