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dividerFaculity MemberdividerMohammad Amin hejazi
Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran
Associate Professor
Mohammad Amin hejazi
Associate Professor
email aminhejazi@abrii.ac.ir

04133322625

  • Introduction
  • Science Articles
  • Achievements

My research study area is in food and microalgal biotechnology. I this path, bioprocess engineering and production of high value compounds by microalgae as well as extensive probiotic studies and functional food production from probiotics is being performed.

  • Hejazi M. A., de Lamarliere C., Rocha J. M. S., Vermuë M., Tramper J., and Wijffels R. H.  2002. Selective extraction of carotenoids from the alga Dunaliella salina with retention of the viability, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, 79(1): 29-36.
  • Hejazi M. A., Andrysiewicz E, Tramper J., and Wijffels R. H., 2003 Effect of mixing rate on b-carotene production and extraction by Dunaliella salina in two-phase bioreactors, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, 84(5): 591-596.
  • Hejazi M. A., and Wijffels R. H., 2003. Effect of light intensity on b-carotene production and extraction by Dunaliella salina in two-phase bioreactors, Biomolecular Engineering, 20: 171-175 (Chosen as TOP 25 Hottest Articles).
  • Hejazi M. A., Holwerda E., and Wijffels R. H., 2004. Milking microalga Dunaliella salina for b-carotene production in two-phase bioreactors. Biotechnology & Bioengineering, 85 (5): 475-481.
  • Hejazi M. A., and Wijffels R. H., 2004. Milking of microalgae. Trends in Biotechnology, 22 (4): 189-194.
  • Hejazi M. A., Kleinegris D., and Wijffels R. H., 2004 Mechanism of extraction of b-carotene from the microalga Dunaliella salina in two-phase bioreactors. Biotechnology & Bioengineering, 88(5): 593-600.
  • Khodaiyan F., Razavi S. H., Emam-Djomeh Z.,  Mousavi S. M. A, and Hejazi M. A., 2007. Effect of culture conditions on canthaxanthin production by Dietzia natronolimnaea HS-1. J Microbiol Biotechnol., 17 (2):195-201.
  • Hejazi M. S., Mehdizadeh. A., Barzegari A., Parvizi M., Hejazi M. A. 2009 Cytoplasmic expression of recombinant interleukin-2 and interleukin-4 proteins results in hydrogen peroxide accumulation and reduction in catalase activity in Escherichia coli DARU, 17 (2) : 64-71.
  • Barzegari A., Hejazi M. A., Hosseinzadeh A., Eslami S. Mehdizadeh Aghdam E.,  Hejazi M. S.2010. Dunaliella as an attractive candidate for molecular farming. Mol. Biol. 37: 3427-3430.
  • Hejazi M. A., Barzegari A., Hosseinzadeh A., Hejazi M. S. 2010. Introduction of a novel 18S rDNA gene arrangment along with distinct ITS region in the saline water microalga Dunaliella, Saline sysytems, 6 (4): (2010 April 8).  
  • Mojgani N., Ameli M., Vaseji N., Hejazi M. A., Torshizi M. A. K., Amirinia C. 2010. Growth control of listeria monocytogenes in experimental cheese samples by  lactobacillus casei RN 78 and its bacteriocin. African Journal of Microbiology Research, 4 (11): 1044-1050
  • Lotfi S. Pasoki M., Zamzamian A., Hejazi M. A. Production of biodiesel from microalgae with Rhizopus oryzae immobilized cells, Iranian Jurnal of Chemical Engineering, Submitted 2010.
  • Y. Ahmadzade-Nia, K. Nazer Adl, S. Ghaemmaghami hezave, M.A. Hejazi, S. Hassanpour, M. Chaichisemsari and S. R. Riyazi. Effect of replacing different levels of Soybean meal with Spirulina on performance in Rainbow Trout. Annals of Biological Research, 2011, 2 (3) :374-379.
  • Y. Ahmadzade-Nia, K. Nazer Adl, S. Ghaemmaghami hezave, M. A. Hejazi, S. Zamanzad Ghavidel, S. Hassanpour and M. Chaichisemsari. 2011. Effect of replacing fishmeal with Spirulina on carcass composition of rainbow trout.ARPN journal of Agricultural and Biological Science.6(6):66-71.
  • Faraz Arash Rad , Nilufer Aksoz and Mohammad Amin Hejazi. Effect of salinity on cell growth and β-carotene production in Dunaliella sp. isolates from Urmia Lake in northwest of Iran. African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 10 (12), pp. 2282-2289, 21 March, 2011.
  • Maryam Tajabadi Ebrahimi, Arthur C. Ouwehand, Mohamad A. Hejazi and Parvaneh Jafari. Traditional Iranian dairy products: A source of potential probiotic lactobacilli. African Journal of Microbiology Research Vol. 5(1), pp. 20-27, 4 January, 2011.
  • Sepideh Zununi Vahed, Haleh Forouhandeh, Salar Hassanzadeh, Hans-Peter Klenk, Mohammad Amin Hejazi and Mohammad Saeid Hejazi. Isolation and characterization of halophilic bacteria from Urmia Lake in IranMicrobiology. Mikrobiologiy Vol. 80, No. 6, pp. 834-841,03 february 2011.
  • Mehrnaz S. ohadi Rafsanjani, amene alvari, anis mohammad, M.Z. abdin, M.A. Hejazi. In vitro Propagation of Cichorium intybus L. and Quantification of Enhanced Secondary Metabolite (Esculin). Recent Patents on Biotechnology. Vol. 5, pp. 227-234.10 august 2011.
  • Hosseinzadeh Gharajeh, N. Hejazi, M.A., Nazeri, Sonbol and Barzegari, A. Characterization of an Indigenous Isolate, Dunaliella tertiolecta ABRIINW-G3, from Gavkhooni Salt Marsh in Iran Based on Molecular and some Morphophysiological Attributes. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology. Vol. 14, pp. 1579-1590.2012.
  • Noroozi M, Omar H, Napis A ,  Hejazi M.A and Guan Tan S. Comparative biodiversity and effect of different media on growth and astaxanthin content of nine geographical strains of Haematococcus pluvialis. African Journal of Biotechnology. Vol. 11(84), pp. 15049-15059, 18 October, 2012
  • Tarhriz V, Nematzadeh G A, Zununi Vahed S, Hejazi M A, Hejazi M S. Alishewanella tabrizica sp. nov., isolated from Qurugöl Lake in mountainous region of Azerbaijan at northwest of Iran. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. Online October 14, 2011.
  • Rafsanjani MS, Alvari A, Samim M, Hejazi MA, Abdin MZ. Application of novel nanotechnology strategies in plant biotransformation: a contemporary overview. Recent Pat Biotechnol. 2012 Apr;6(1):69-79.
  • Hejri A, Gharanjig k, khosravi A.R, Hejazi, M.A.Effect of surfactants on kinetics of β-carotene photodegradation in emulsions. Chemical Engineering Communications.pp. 437-447. 29 November 2012.
  • Hejri A, Khosravi A, Gharanjig K,  Hejazi M.A Optimisation of the formulation of β-carotene loaded nanostructured lipid carriers prepared by solvent diffusion method. Food Chemistry. Volume 141, Issue 1, Pages 117–1231 November 2013.
  •  Nikniaz L, Mahdavi R, Ostadrahimi A,  Hejazi M.A., Vatankhah A.M. Effects of Synbiotic Supplementation on Total Antioxidant Capacity of Human Breastmilk. Breastfeed Medicine. April 2013, 8(2): 217-222. doi:10.1089/bfm.2012.0078.
  • Ostadrahimi A, Nikniaz L, Mahdavi R, Hejazi M.A and Nikniaz Z. Effects of synbiotic supplementation on lactating mothers’ energy intake and BMI, and infants’ growth. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. Posted online on March 12, 2013. (doi:10.3109/09637486.2013.775229)
  • Leila Nikniaz, Alireza Ostadrahimi, Reza Mahdavi, Mohammad amin Hejazi and Ghasem Hosseini Salekdeh. Effects of synbiotic supplementation on breast milk levels of IgA, TGF-β1, and TGF-β2. Journal of Human Lactation.marc 2013.591-596.
  • A Zenouzi, B Ghobadian, Hejazi M.A, P Rahnemoon. Harvesting of Microalgae Dunaliella salina Using Electroflocculation. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology.(2013)Vol.15:879-888
  • Vahideh Tarhriz. Vera Thiel. Ghorbanali Nematzadeh. Mohamad Amin Hejazi. Johannes F. Imhoff.Mohamad Saeid  Hejazi. 2013. Tabrizicola aquatica gen. nov., novel alphaproteobacterium isolated from Qurugol Lake nearby Tabriz city, Iran. Journal of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek.104(6)1205-121511.
  • Maryam Khakbaz Heshmati, Nasser Hamdami, Mohamad Shahedi, Mohammad Amin Hejazi, Abbas Ali Motallebi, Ali Nasirpour. 2013.Impact of Zataria multiflora Essential Oil, Nisin, Potassium Sorbate and LDPE Packaging Containing Nano-ZnO on Shelf Life of Caviar. Food Science and Technology Research. 19(5): 749-758
  • Golshan Tafti, A., Peighambardoust, S. H. and Hejazi, M. A. 2013. Biochemical characterization and technological properties of predominant Lactobacilli isolated from East-Azarbaijan sourdoughs (Iran).International Food Research Journal 20(6): 3293-3298
  • Naziri D, Hamidi M, Hassanzadeh S, Tarhriz V, Maleki Zanjani B, Nazemyieh H, Hejazi M.A., Hejazi M.S. 2014. Analysis of Carotenoid Production by Halorubrum sp. TBZ126; an Extremely Halophilic Archeon from Urmia Lake. .Adv Pharm Bull. 4(1):61-67.
  • Heydar Mohammad-Ghasemnejad Maleki, Morteza Almassi, Mohammad Amin Hejazi, Saeid Minaei. 2014. Harvesting of microalgae by electro-coagulation-flocculation for biodiesel production: an investigation of the effect of operational parameters and forecast model using response surface methodology. International Journal of Biosciences, 4 (7): 258-269.
  • M.Khakbaz Heshmati, M. Shahedi, N. Hamdami, M. A. Hejazi, A. A. Motalebi,and A. Nasirpour.2014. Mathematical Modeling of Heat Transfer and Sterilizing Value Evaluation during Caviar Pasteurization. J. Agr. Sci. Tech,16:827-839.
  • Heydar Mohammad-Ghasemnejad Maleki, Morteza Almassi, Mohammad Amin Hejazi, Saeid Minaei.2014. A parametric study and mathematical modeling of electro- flocculation as harvesting process of Dunaliella salina microalgae for biodiesel production. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences, 5(2): 85-96.
  • Heydar Mohammad-Ghasemnejad Maleki, Morteza Almassi, Mohammad Amin Hejazi, Saeid Minaei.2014. Evaluation of electrocoagulation-flocculation for recovery of Dunaliella salina microalgae for biodiesel production: The energetics and economics. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences, 5(2): 362-380.
  • A. Golshan Tafti, S.H. Peighambardoust Mohammad Amin Hejazi, M.H. Moosavy.2014. Diversity of Lactobacillus Strains in Iranian Traditional Wheat SourdoughJournal of Food Quality and Hazards Control,1(2014):41-45.
  • Masoud Hamidi1, Malik Zainul Abdin, Hossein Nazemyieh1, Mohammad Amin Hejazi and Mohammad Saeid Hejazi1.2014.Optimization of Total Carotenoid Production by Halorubrum Sp. TBZ126 Using Response Surface Methodology. journal Microb Biochem Technol.6(5):286-294.
  • Mahsa Babaei1, Afzal Karimi1*, Mohammad Amin Hejazi. 2014.Use of mesoporous MnO2 as a support for immobilization of lipase from Candida rugosa. Chemical Industry & Chemical Engineering Quarterly.20(3)371-378.
  • Youssof Sefidi Heris, Nader Hajizadeh, Sepideh Zununi Vahed, Javad Vallipour, Mohammad Amin Hejazi, Sayyed Mahdi Golabi, Karim Asadpour-Zeynali and Mohammad Saeid Hejazi. 2014. BACTERIAL DEGRADATION OF PARA-AMINO ACETANILIDE BY MARINOBACTER SP. TBZ23, ISOLATED FROM URMIA LAKE IN IRAN. Trends in life Sciences.3(1)1-9   
  • Leila Zarandi-Miandoab, Mohammad-Amin Hejazi, Mohammad-Bager Bagherieh-Najjar1, Nader Chaparzadeh.2015.Light intensity effects on some molecular and biochemical characteristics of Dunaliella salina. Iranian Journal of Plant Physiology.2015.5(2)1311-1321.
  • Saeed Abbasalizadeh, Mohammad Amin Hejazi , Mahdi Pesaran Hajiabbas 2015. Kinetics of β-galactosidase Production by Lactobacillus bulgaricus During pH Controlled Batch Fermentation in Three Commercial Bulk Starter Media. Journal Food Biotechnology.2015.2(4).39-47.
  • Mohammad Amin Hejazi,R. Khoshrouy, N. Hosseinzadeh Gharajeh, M . R. Etemadi, L. Madayen, and A. Javanmard 2016.Conservation and Biodiversity Analysis of the Microalga Dunaliella in Shrinking High Saline Urmia Lake Based on Intron-sizing Method. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology.Vol. 18, No5. September 2016.
  • Mortezaeikia V., Yegani R, Hejazi M.A., Chegini S. 2016. CO2 Biofixation by Dunaliella Salina in Batch and Semi-Continuous Cultivations, Using Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Poly Ethylene (PE) Hollow Fiber Membrane Photobioreactors. Iranian Journal of Chemical Engineering  13(1) IAChE 47-59.

 

Awards:

  • Subject of biographical record in “Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders”, First Edition, 2007
  • Khwarizmi International award for innovation, Tehran, Iran, 2004.
  • WIPO (world Intellectual Property Organization) award for the best young inventor, 2004.
  • National Environmental Protection Award to national project of dietary sugar from milk ultrafilteration milk, Tehran, Iran, 2008.
  • Distinguished Researcher, destined by the Iranian Minister of Agriculture, 2008.
  • Distinguished Researcher, destined by the Iranian Minister of Agriculture, 2012.
  • Distinguished character of the province of East-Azarbaijan, Iran, destined by the governer general of the province, 1999.
  • Distinguished character of the province of East-Azarbaijan, Iran, destined by the governer general of the province, 2009.
  • Outstanding researcher of the province of East-Azarbaijan, Iran, destined by the governer general of the province, 2010.
  • Outstanding researcher of the province of East-Azarbaijan, Iran, destined by the governer general of the province, 2011.
  • Award of 4th Biotechnology Conference of Iran as the best speaker, 2005.
  • Postdoctoral scholarship, Wageningen University, The Netherlands, 2003.
  • Distinguished Iranian PhD student abroad, destined by the Iranian Minister of Science, Research and Technology, 2003.
  • Biotechnology Award of Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, Iran, 2011.
  • Distinguished member of Shahid Rajayi festival and national outstanding staff, 2014.

 

Patents:

  •  Hejazi M. A., Holwerda E., Tramper J., and Wijffels R. H., Process for continuous production and extraction of carotenoidsfrom natural sources, EP02076803.2, PCT/NL03/0034 and WO03095397.  International publication number: WO 2003/095397  A3.
  •  Hejazi M. A., Holwerda E., Tramper J., and Wijffels R. H., Process for obtaining carotenoids from natural sources, US20050513816.
  •  Abbasalizadeh S. and Hejazi M. A. Design and construction of bead miller, Iranian Patent nr: 34391.
  •  Hejazi M.A. Production and constant extraction of carotenoids from natural sources conserving their survival. Iranian Patent nr: 57657- 1387/12/12.
  •  Hejri A., Khosravi A., Gharanjig K. And Hejazi M.A. Colorant materials of carotenoid with dispersable ability in water, Iranian Patent nr: 64179- 1389.1.21.
  •  Najafi B., Torkian M., Zamzamian A.H., Hejazi M.A. Biodiesel production from microalgae. Iranian Patent nr: 53030- 1387.7.3.
  •  Zonouzi A., Ghoadian B., Hejazi M.A. Hybrid microalgal harvesting machine with the least cost and highest speed. Iranian Patent nr: 68595- 1389.11.12.
  •  Zonouzi A., Hejazi M.A., Ghoadian B.Isolation method of microalga from media using electricity. Iranian Patent nr: 68598- 1389.11.12.
  •  Tarhriz V., Nematzadeh Gh., Zonouni S., Hejazi M.S., Hejazi M.A., Patent of new bacrerium Alishewanella tabrizica. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Micobiology. 2012.
  •  Tarhriz V., Nematzadeh Gh., Imhof Zh. F., Hejazi M.S., Hejazi M.A., Patent of new bacrerium species Tabrizicola aquatic. Antonic van Leeuwenhoek. 2013.
  •  Sooti Khiabani M., Rezayi Mokarram R., Keivani mehr F., Ghanbarzadeh B., Freezing preserver of microorganisms ased on nanocellulose.  Iranian Patent nr: 82978- 1393.3.2.

 

Achievements

  • Production of the first dietary Galactooligosaccharide sugar in the country from milk waste and Qaz production from it 
  • Technology development of Production of food microalgae enriched products
  • Design and construction of photoioreactor in pilot scale for contemporary production of algal biomass and fresh water
  • Achieving Know how to produce natural betacarotene in pilot scale
  • Production of Iranian Vegetable contained cheese in pilot scale
  • Compilation of micropropagation protocol of hybrid peach and almond stocks
  • Compilation of micropropagation protocol of GF stocks
  • Achieving Know how to optimize and develop Caviar production process using Herdel technology
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