Vida Tafakori

Assistant Professor in Microbiology

 Microbiology Lab.

Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biological Science, University of Kharazmi, Karaj-Iran.

E-mail: TafakoriV@gmail.com, TafakoriV@Khu.ac.ir

 

Educational Background:

  • PhD in Molecular Microbioloy at Department of Microbiology, School of Biology, College of Science, University of Tehran (2007- 2012).   
  • Master of Science in Environmental Microbiology at Department of Microbiology, School of Biology, College of Science, Shahid Beheshti University (2001- 2004).
  • Bachelors of Science in Microbiology at Azad University of Isfahan(Falavarjan).

 

Academic Honors:

  • The Secend rank among graduates B.Sc. Microbiology Azad University of Isfahan(Falavarjan).
  • The Secend rank among graduates M.Sc. Microbiology, School of Biology, Shahid Beheshti University.
  • The first rank among graduates PhD, Microbiology, School of Biology, University of Tehran.

 

Scientific Interests:

  • Bioenergy (Bioelectricity, biofuel, Microbial fuel cells)
  • Microalgae
  • Microbial products
  • Bioremediation
  • Molecular microbiology

Reviewer:

  • In "Progress in Biology" journal
  • In "Nova Biologica Reperta" Journal

Skils:

 Lab working:

  • Bacterial Screening from Soil and water
  • Bacterial identification (Genetic and Biochemical methods)
  • PCR
  • Restriction enzyme digestion
  • Ligase reaction
  • Transformation of E. coli
  • DNA and Plasmid extraction
  • Primer Design
  • Gene Cloning in E. coli's vectors
  • Western blotting
  • SDS-PAGE Electrophoresis
  • Electrophoresis
  • Protein content assays
  • Optimization of Bacterial products with One Factor at a Time and RSM methods.
  • Protein purification
  • Gene expression
  • Southern Blotting
  • RNA extraction
  • cDNA synthesis
  • Real time PCR
  • Codon optimization and 2th mRNA structure
  • Flowcytometry

 

 Computational software:

  • Oligo,
  • Gene Runner
  • Design Expert
  • Mfold

 

Supervision:

  • Ms student, Faculty of Biology, Molecular and cell Biology, Kharazmi university, Karaj, Iran, 2015.
  • MS Student, Faculty of Biology, College of Science, University of Tehran., Tehran, Iran, 2017.

Working Experiences:

·Jaber Ebne Hayyan Pharmaceutical Company, as a member of consulting team of QA unit, 2005.

·Kish oil field, Waste management project, 2005- 2008.

·Ahvaz oil field waste management project, 2005- 2008.

· Researching project, Shahid Beheshti university, 2004- 2005.

·Researching project, national institute of genetic engineering and biotechnology, 2010-1012.

 

Teaching experience:

·Genetic engineering lab, Department of Biotechnology, University of Tehran.

·General microbiology, Kharazmi university.

·General microbiology lab, Kharazmi university.

·Microbiology 1, Kharazmi university.

·Microbiology 2, Kharazmi university.

·Microbiology 1, 2  lab, Kharazmi university.

·Food microbiology, Kharazmi university.

·Virology, Kharazmi university.

 

Publication:

·Antimicrobial activity of Datura innixia and Datura stramonium (2006) Fitoterapia.

§Surface Display of Bacterial Metallothioneinsand a Chitin Binding Domain on Escherichia coli Increase Cadmium Adsorption and Cell Immobilization (2012) Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology.

·Microbial cell surface display; its medical and environmental applications (2012) Iranian Journal of biotechnology.

· Antibacterial activity of some actinomycetes isolated from soils of Alborz province, Iran (2015)  Progress in Biological Sciences.

·Isolation and optimization of coal tar degradading bacteria for removing of environmental pollutants, 2005, Environmental science journal of Shahid Beheshti University.

·Screening and selection of the best bacteria for Pb adsorbtion, 2006. Environmental science journal of Shahid Beheshti University.

·National biology conference, Hamedan, Isolation, selection and identification of the best bacteria for coal tar degradation, 2005.

 

Vida Tafakori

Assistant Professor in Microbiology

 Microbiology Lab.

Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biological Science, University of Kharazmi, Karaj-Iran.

E-mail: TafakoriV@gmail.com, TafakoriV@Khu.ac.ir

 

Educational Background:

  • PhD in Molecular Microbioloy at Department of Microbiology, School of Biology, College of Science, University of Tehran (2007- 2012).   
  • Master of Science in Environmental Microbiology at Department of Microbiology, School of Biology, College of Science, Shahid Beheshti University (2001- 2004).
  • Bachelors of Science in Microbiology at Azad University of Isfahan(Falavarjan).

 

Academic Honors:

  • The Secend rank among graduates B.Sc. Microbiology Azad University of Isfahan(Falavarjan).
  • The Secend rank among graduates M.Sc. Microbiology, School of Biology, Shahid Beheshti University.
  • The first rank among graduates PhD, Microbiology, School of Biology, University of Tehran.

 

Scientific Interests:

  • Bioenergy (Bioelectricity, biofuel, Microbial fuel cells)
  • Microalgae
  • Microbial products
  • Bioremediation
  • Molecular microbiology

Reviewer:

  • In "Progress in Biology" journal
  • In "Nova Biologica Reperta" Journal

Skils:

 Lab working:

  • Bacterial Screening from Soil and water
  • Bacterial identification (Genetic and Biochemical methods)
  • PCR
  • Restriction enzyme digestion
  • Ligase reaction
  • Transformation of E. coli
  • DNA and Plasmid extraction
  • Primer Design
  • Gene Cloning in E. coli's vectors
  • Western blotting
  • SDS-PAGE Electrophoresis
  • Electrophoresis
  • Protein content assays
  • Optimization of Bacterial products with One Factor at a Time and RSM methods.
  • Protein purification
  • Gene expression
  • Southern Blotting
  • RNA extraction
  • cDNA synthesis
  • Real time PCR
  • Codon optimization and 2th mRNA structure
  • Flowcytometry

 

 Computational software:

  • Oligo,
  • Gene Runner
  • Design Expert
  • Mfold

 

Supervision:

  • Ms student, Faculty of Biology, Molecular and cell Biology, Kharazmi university, Karaj, Iran, 2015.
  • MS Student, Faculty of Biology, College of Science, University of Tehran., Tehran, Iran, 2017.

Working Experiences:

·Jaber Ebne Hayyan Pharmaceutical Company, as a member of consulting team of QA unit, 2005.

·Kish oil field, Waste management project, 2005- 2008.

·Ahvaz oil field waste management project, 2005- 2008.

· Researching project, Shahid Beheshti university, 2004- 2005.

·Researching project, national institute of genetic engineering and biotechnology, 2010-1012.

 

Teaching experience:

·Genetic engineering lab, Department of Biotechnology, University of Tehran.

·General microbiology, Kharazmi university.

·General microbiology lab, Kharazmi university.

·Microbiology 1, Kharazmi university.

·Microbiology 2, Kharazmi university.

·Microbiology 1, 2  lab, Kharazmi university.

·Food microbiology, Kharazmi university.

·Virology, Kharazmi university.

 

Publication:

·Antimicrobial activity of Datura innixia and Datura stramonium (2006) Fitoterapia.

§Surface Display of Bacterial Metallothioneinsand a Chitin Binding Domain on Escherichia coli Increase Cadmium Adsorption and Cell Immobilization (2012) Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology.

·Microbial cell surface display; its medical and environmental applications (2012) Iranian Journal of biotechnology.

· Antibacterial activity of some actinomycetes isolated from soils of Alborz province, Iran (2015)  Progress in Biological Sciences.

·Isolation and optimization of coal tar degradading bacteria for removing of environmental pollutants, 2005, Environmental science journal of Shahid Beheshti University.

·Screening and selection of the best bacteria for Pb adsorbtion, 2006. Environmental science journal of Shahid Beheshti University.

·National biology conference, Hamedan, Isolation, selection and identification of the best bacteria for coal tar degradation, 2005.