Academic Educations :

Field Of Education



Year Of Graduation

Agronomy and Plant Breeding


Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran


Plant Breeding


Shiraz University, Iran


Molecular Physiology- Plant Breeding


Potsdam University, Germany.


Molecular Physiology- Metabolomics


Max-Planck Institute of Molecular plant Physiology, Germany



Research Areas Of Interest :


Plant central metabolism and responses of plants to stresses

Molecular aspects of plant breeding  


Scientific Positions :



Start Date

End Date

Faculty member (Assistant professor)

Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz


Invited Lecturer

University of Agriculture and Natural Resources Of Ramin



Executive Positions :

Job Title


Start Date

End Date

Director of central lab.

Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz




Professional Courses Presented :

Course Title

Advanced Plant Breeding (for B.Sc)


Genetics (For B.Sc.)


Advanced Genetics (For M.Sc)


Quantitative Genetics (For M.Sc)


Advanced Statistics (For M.Sc)


Multivariate Statistics (For M.Sc)


Genetic – Physiology (For M.Sc)


New Topics In Plant Breeding (For M.Sc, As invited lecturer)



Current Research Activities :                                                                                                                                           

Research Title



Start Date

End Date

 Evaluating the effect of over expression of yeast driven apoplastic invertase in rice plant (Oryza sativa L.)

Research Project

Assessing morphological and molecular diversity using RAPD markers in 10 Milk thistle (Silybum marianum L.) populations

M.Sc Dissertation

Characterization and isolation of the third isogene of plasma membrane H+-ATPase from Aeluropus littoralis

M.Sc Dissertation

Salinity tolerance assessment of rice sucrose transporter antisense lines at seedling stage

M.Sc Dissertation

Effect of temperature on physiological and cytogenetical characters of pollen in bread wheat genotyps

M.Sc Dissertation

Cloning of sugarcane stem borer (Sesamia spp) resistant  gene in plant expression vector and optimizing the sugarcane plant regeneration system for genetic transformation of Bt gene

M.Sc Dissertation


Member of International Commissions :

Commission Title

Plant central metabolism and responses of plants to stresses

Molecular aspects of plant breeding  


Honours :



Selected Lecturer In The Shahid Chamran University Of Ahvaz




Selected Publications :

ISI Journal Papers (After 2008)

·          Sanchez DH, Siahpoosh MR, Roessner U, Udvardi MK, Kopka J. 2008. Plant metabolomics reveals conserved and divergent metabolic responses to salinity. Physiol Planta 132, 209-219.

Mohammad R. Siahpoosh, Ebrahim Dehghanian, Ali A. Kamgar. 2011. Drought Tolerance Evaluation of Bread Wheat Genotypes Using Water Use Effi ciency, Evapotranspiration Effi ciency, and Drought Susceptibility Index. Crop Science, 51, 1198-1204.

Mohammad R. Siahpoosh, Diego H. Sanchez, Armin Schlereth, Graham N. Scofield, Robert T. Furbank, Joost T. van Dongen, Joachim Kopka. 2011. Modification of OsSUT1 gene expression modulates the salt response of rice Oryza sativsa cv. Taipai 309. Plant Science, doi:10.1016/j.plantsci.2011.01.001.

International Conference Papers

·         Siahpoosh MR, Erban A, Koehl K, Zuther E, Kopka J. 2006. GC-TOF-MS Metabolic Phenotyping of Salt Tolerant Rice Cultivars: Does Metabolite Profiling allow a Functional Analysis of Metabolic Modes of Adaptation? 8th International Congress of Plant Molecular Biology, Adelaide, Australia.

·         Siahpoosh MR, Erban A, Walther D, Kopka J. 2006. Using efficient statistical approach in GC-MS studies: Enhanced the metabolite fingerprinting in complex biological profiles. 4th International Rice Functional Genomics Symposium Montpellier, France.

·         Siahpoosh MR, Kopka J. 2006. A statistical workflow based on ANOVA for enhancing metabolite fingerprinting in complex biological profiles.Havel-Spree-Kolloquium, Max-Plank-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Golm, Germany.

·         Siahpoosh MR, Sanchez D, Van Dongen J, Kopka J. 2008. Metabolite profiling indicates a role of carbohydrate partitioning in the response of rice to salinity. Metabolomics Society's 4th Annual International Conference, 2-6 Sep, Boston, USA.

·         Siahpoosh MR, Sanchez D, Kopka J. 2008. Identifying biomarker metabolites in complex biological systems: A statistical approach. Metabolomics Society's 4th Annual International Conference, 2-6 Sep, Boston, USA.