dividerFaculity MemberdividerBahman Panahi
Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran
Assistant Professor
Bahman Panahi
Assistant Professor
tel 04133321615
email b.panahi@abrii.ac.ir
  • Introduction
  • Research
  • Science Articles

Welcome to the Panahi Research group!


Ph.D in Plant Biotechnology

University of Tabriz, Tabriz-Iran, 2012-2016

Thesis: “Genome-wide Analysis of Alternative Splicing in Hordeum Vulgare

MS in Plant Biotechnology

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad-Iran, 2009-2011

Thesis: “Sequence and expression analysis of NHX antiporter in monocot halophyte leptochloa fusca

BS in Plant Protection

Mohaghegh Ardabili University, Ardabil-Iran, 2005-2009.



Honor and Awards

  • The first rank among 2016 Ph.D. graduates of Plant Biotechnology with the best thesis (the mark of 20/20), Department of Plant breeding and Biotechnology, Faculty of  Agriculture, University of Tabriz.
  • Awarded as Outstanding Student at University of Tabriz (2015) 
  • Ranked number 9 among 2000 applicants in the Nationwide M.Sc. entrance exam (2009)

Research Interest

  • Systems Biology
  • Network Biology
  • Machine Learning
  • Transcriptome
  • Abiotic and biotic stress


  • Identification of key pathways/genes underlying secondary metabolites production using systems biology approach
  • Construction of biological networks to identify functional modules related to different stressors in plants

Journal papers

  • Panahi, B., Farhadian, M., & Hejazi, M. 2020. Systems biology approach identifies functional modules and regulatory hubs related to secondary metabolites accumulation after the transition from autotrophic to heterotrophic growth condition in the microalga. PLoS ONE, 10.1371/journal.pone.0225677             
  • Nami, Y., Panahi, B., Jalaly, H. M., Bakhshayesh, R. V., & Hejazi, M. A. 2020. Application of unsupervised clustering algorithm and heat-map analysis for selection of lactic acid bacteria isolated from dairy samples based on desired probiotic properties. LWT, 118, 108839.
  • Panahi B, Frahadian M, Dums J T. and Hejazi MA, 2019. Integration of Cross Species RNAseq Meta-Analysis and Machine Learning Models Identifes the Most Important Salt Stress–Responsive Pathways in Microalga Dunaliella. Frontiers in Genetics. 10:725.
  • Panahi, B., Mohammadi, S. A., & Doulati-Baneh, H. 2019. Characterization of Iranian grapevine cultivars using machine learning models. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section B: Biological Sciences, 1-7.
  • Panahi B, Mohammadi SA, Abbasi H and Ebrahimie E, 2019. Identification and co-expression network analysis of Nuclear Factor Y in barley revealed potential functions in salt stress, Physiol Mol Biol Plants.  25: 485. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12298-018-00637-
  • Amiri S, Fotovat R, Tarinejhad A, Panahi B, Mohammadi SA. 2019. Optimization of Hormonal Combinations for In Vitro Regeneration of Lesser Periwinkle (Vinca minor L.) and Assessment of Genetic Homogeneity. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., India, Sect. B Biol. Sci. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40011-019-01141-6.
  • Amiri S, Panahi B, Mohammadi R, Fattahi F. 2019. Effects of plant growth regulators combination on Persian lilac (Melia azedarach L.) direct in vitro regeneration. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., India, Sect. B Biol. Sci.
  • Panahi B, Mohammadi SA, Ebrahimie khaksefidi R, Ebrahimie E.2015. Genome-Wide analysis of Alternative Splicing Events in Hordeum vulgare: highlighting retention of intron-based splicing and its possible function through network analysis. FEBS Letter, 589:3564–3575. doi:10.1016/j.febslet.2015.09.023
  • Panahi B, Mohammadi SA. 2018. Function of Alternative Splicing in plants (In farsi). Modern Genetics Journal. 13:1-9.
  •  Panahi B, Abbaszadeh B, Taghizadeghan M, Ebrahimie E, 2014. Genome-wide survey of Alternative splicing in sorghum bicolor.  Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plant. 20(3):323–329. doi 10.1007/s12298-014-0245-3
  • Panahi B, Shahriari Ahmadi F, Marashi H, Zare M, Moshtaghi N. 2013.  Molecular cloning and expression analysis of Na+/H+ antiporter in monocot halophyte Leptochloa fusca L. NJAS-Wageningen journal of life science, (65) 87– 93. doi: 10.1016/j.njas.2013.05.002
  • Shahriari Ahmadi F, Panahi B, Marashi H, Moshtaghi N, Mirshamsi Kakhki A. 2013. Coordinate up-regulation of vacuolar Na+/H+ antiporter and V-PPase to early time salt stress in monocot halophyte Leptochloa fusca roots. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 15: 369-376
  • Panahi B, Mohammadi SA, Ebrahimie E. 2013. Identification of miRNAs and their potential targets in halophyte plant Thellungiella halophila , Biotechnologia., 94(3). 285-290
  • Panahi B, Ghorbanzadeh M. Genetic characterization of Iranian safflower using inter simple sequence repeat (ISSR) markers. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plant, 2013, 19(2):239–243 doi: 10.1007/s12298-012-0155-1
  • Panahi B, Afzal R, Ghorbanzadeh M, Mahmoodnia M. Relationships among AFLP, RAPD marker diversity and agro-morphology traits, in Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.). Progress in Biological Science, 2013, 3(1)90-99
  • Mahmoudi B, Panahi B. Mohammadi SA, Daliri M, Babayev Sh M. Microsatellites based phylogeny and bottleneck studies of Iranian indigenous goat populations. Animal Biotechnology. 2014, 25 (3), 210-222. doi:10.1080/10495398.2013.850431
  • Gorbanzadeh Negab M, Panahi B. Molecular Characterization of Iranian accessions of black cumin with RAPD marker. Biotechnologia, 2017, 98(2) pp. 97-102
  • Panahi B, Moshtaghi N, Torktaz I, Panahi A, Sudeep R. 2012. Homology modeling and structural analysis of NHX antiporter of Leptochloa fusca (L.) Journal of Proteomics and Bioinformatics. 5: 214-216. doi:10.4172/jpb.1000238



Conference paper

  • Panahi B and Mohammadi SA. Dynamic interaction network of Alternative splicing genes in different physiological condition (In Farsi). Proceeding of 3rd.International Conference on Agricultural Engineering and Natural Resources, Jul 2017, Iran
  • Panahi B, Ebrahimi R, Afzal R, Mohammadi SA, Ebrahimie E, Gene Ontology of Alternative Splicing affected genes in Arabidopsis thaliana, first international and 13th Iranian genetics congress. May 24th -28th, 2014, Tehran, Iran.
  • Panahi B, Mohammadi SA, Ebrahimie E, Identification of miRNAs and their potential targets in halophyte plant Thellungiella halophila, 1st Tabriz International Life Science Conference, May 22th -24th, 2013, Tabriz, Iran
  • Panahi B,  Aslanzadeh V, Panahi A, Homology modeling and structural analysis of PR-proteins of Hordeum Vulgare, 4th Iranian Conference on Bioinformatics, November 6th-7th , 2012, NIGEB, Iran.
  • Panahi B, Ghorbanzadeh M, Mahmoodnia M, Genetic diversity analysis of (Carthamus tinctorius L.) by AFLP markers. 3th Iranian Conference on Agri Biotechnology, septamber 3th-6th, 2012, Mashhad, Iran.
  • Panahi B, Ghorbanzadeh M, Genetic characterization of Iranian safflowers using  ISSR  markers, 3th Iranian Conference on Agri Biotechnology, septamber 3th-6th , 2012, Mashhad, Iran.
  • Panahi B, Moshtagi N, Torktaz I, Homology modeling of NHX  antiporter of Leptochloa fusca,  3th Iranian Conference on Agri Biotechnology, septamber 3th-6th , 2012, Mashhad, Iran.
  • Panahi B, Shahriary F, Marashi H, Expression analysis of V PPase of Leptochloa fusca by Real -time PCR, 3th Iranian Conference on Agri Biotechnology, septamber 3th-6th , 2012, Mashhad, Iran.
  • Mahmoodi B, Daliri M, Panahi B, microsatellite and genetic Bottleneck analysis of Iranian goats, 3th Iranian Conference on Agri Biotechnology, septamber 3th-6th , 2012, Mashhad, Iran.


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