Main Activities

Microbacteriology and tuberculosis

Microbacteriology and tuberculosis (involving diagnosis, molecular epidemiology, and microbacterial immunology)

Other Activities

Research activities and cooperation in industrial measurements regarding antibacterial substances and diagnosis of infectious diseases using molecular, common methods, and microorganism genotyping

Research activities and cooperation in industrial measurements regarding antibacterial substances and diagnosis of infectious diseases using molecular, common methods, and microorganism genotyping

Microbial Resistance research center is one of the oldest departments established in MUMS by the intensive effort of Professor Mirdamadi in 1951. It has started its activity since 2006 as a subgroup in Bu Ali (Avicenna) research Institute. This institute consists of four units, including bacteriology, human virology, molecular bacteriology, and molecular virology.

Some activities being performed at these units are listed as below:

  •    Real-time PCR method as a sensitive molecular way to estimate the viral load in Hepatitis, and AIDS
  •    Investigation of molecular interaction between viruses (HTLV-1 and HBV as oncogenes) and their hosts
  •    Investigation of the effect of human influenza virus on the host cells
  •    Etiological investigation of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) with viral initiation
  •    Investigation of drug-resistant M. tuberculosis
  •    Investigation of T cell subpopulations in active tuberculosis


Scientists of this institute are offering research projects in microbiology and virology with the emphasis on mycobacterium tuberculosis which is a major problem in Khorasan provinces.

Furthermore, this research center is totally prepared for the execution of scientific projects in joint with other research institutes, as well as industry, all around the country. 

The top-three research priorities of this center are mycobacterium tuberculosis (diagnosis, molecular epidemiology and immunology), molecular-based diagnosis of infectious diseases (especially genotyping), and evaluation of anti-bacterial effects of different nano-polymers and nano-composites. 

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Educational Activities
Research/Scientific Achievenments

Presenting 31 articles in international conferences

Presenting 46 articles in national conferences

Publishing 60 articles in national journals

Publishing 52 articles in international journals

Professional/Exclusive Activities
Research Activities

Presenting 31 articles in international conferences

Presenting 46 articles in national conferences

Publishing 60 articles in national journals

Publishing 52 articles in international journals

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RESEARCH / SCIENTIFIC AND COOPERATION

Conducting joint research projects with other research and education centers in order to extend studies in the field of microbiology

Establishing joint workgroups with other national and international research centers in order to attract financial and scientific resources and researchers

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EXECUTED RESEARCH PROGRAMS

Designing and constructing DNA vaccine by fusing Mtb32c and MPB51 microbacterium tuberculosis genes

Investigating  the association of Epstein-Barr virus with cutaneous amyloidosis

Investigating the association between cytomegalovirus and psoriasis

EXECUTING RESEARCH PROGRAMS

Cloning and producing Esat-6, Hspx, and CFP-10 proteins from microbacterium tuberculosis bacteria in the form of new compound molecule

Cloning and producing Esat-6, Hspx, and CFP-10 proteins from microbacterium tuberculosis bacteria in the form of new compound molecule

Producing HSPX ESAT-6 protein from tuberculosis microbacterium in the form of new compound molecule attached to FCR1 from human lgG1 and FCY2 from rat lgG in Pichia pastoris