Full Professor and Head
Pasteur Institute of Iran
Dr. Mehdi Razzaghi-Abyaneh is currently working as a full professor and head of Mycology Department at the Pasteur Institute of Iran where he is working on mycotoxins and mycotoxigenic fungi for more than 14 years. He obtained his PhD degree in Mycology from Tarbiat Modares University. He has published over fifty papers in international journals and number of book chapters. He is a member of many professional societies.
Dr. Mehdi Razzaghi-Abyaneh’s research interests encompass biologically active compounds of plant, fungal and bacterial origins with antifungal properties against a broad spectrum of fungal pathogens. He is also investigating ecology and genetic diversity of Aspergillus section Flavi especially aflatoxin-producing species from soil and other natural habitats. Demonstrated for the first time a phenylpropanoid compound named "Dillapiol" isolated from Anethum graveolens as the specific inhibitor of the biosynthesis of aflatoxin G group. He is working on the chemical basis of plant–fungal interactions and determining mode of action of antifungal compounds at cellular and molecular levels.