Molecular Biology

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Ghasem Hosseini Salekdeh

Molecular Systems’ Biology
Royan Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Technology


Dr. Salekdeh’s research work focuses on proteome and molecular systems biology. He is a council member of the Asia Oceania Human Proteome Organization (AOHUPO) and member of HUPO education committee. He is Director of the Human Y Chromosome Proteome Project (an official project of HUPO) and Chair of AOHUPO Embryonic Stem Cell (ESC) Membrane Proteome Initiative (AOHUPO ESC-MPI). On a national level, Dr. Salekdeh is a cofounder of the Iranian Proteomics Society and President-elect of this society since 2004. He is also the Head of the Molecular Systems Biology Department at Royan Institute. He is on a number of editorial boards, including the Proteomics Journal. He has received several awards and honors including, the National Biotechnology Award (2007), National Razi Medical Science Award for Advanced Technologies (2009), the Khwarizmi International Award for Fundamental Research (2010) and Hadavi award from the Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences (2010). He has published over 50 peer-reviewed international papers and has written a text book on Molecular Markers.

Research Interest

Molecular Systems


  • An efficient and easy-to-use cryopreservation protocol for human ES and iPS cells. Baharvand H, Salekdeh GH, Taei A, Mollamohammadi S. Nat Protoc. 2010;5(3):588-94. Review.

  • The Asia Oceania Human Proteome Organisation Membrane Proteomics Initiative. Preparation and characterisation of the carbonate-washed membrane standard. Peng L, Kapp EA, Fenyö D, Kwon MS, Jiang P, Wu S, Jiang Y, Aguilar MI, Ahmed N, Baker MS, Cai Z, Chen YJ, Van Chi P, Chung MC, He F, Len AC, Liao PC, Nakamura K, Ngai SM, Paik YK, Pan TL, Poon TC, Salekdeh GH, Simpson RJ, Sirdeshmukh R, Srisomsap C, Svasti J, Tyan YC, Dreyer FS, McLauchlan D, Rawson P, Jordan TW. Proteomics. 2010 Nov;10(22):4142-8

  • Proteome analysis of brain in murine experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. Fazeli AS, Nasrabadi D, Sanati MH, Pouya A, Ibrahim SM, Baharvand H, Salekdeh GH. Proteomics. 2010 Aug;10(15):2822-32.

  • Epigenetic analysis of human embryonic carcinoma cells during retinoic acid-induced neural differentiation. Shahhoseini M, Taei A, Mehrjardi NZ, Salekdeh GH, Baharvand H. Biochem Cell Biol. 2010 Jun;88(3):527-38.

  • Induced pluripotent stem cells: A new era for hepatology. Asgari S, Pournasr B, Salekdeh GH, Ghodsizadeh A, Ott M, Baharvand H. J Hepatol. 2010 Oct;53(4):738-51.

  • Generation of liver disease-specific induced pluripotent stem cells along with efficient differentiation to functional hepatocyte-like cells. Ghodsizadeh A, Taei A, Totonchi M, Seifinejad A, Gourabi H, Pournasr B, Aghdami N, Malekzadeh R, Almadani N, Salekdeh GH, Baharvand H. Stem Cell Rev. 2010 Dec;6(4):622-32.

  • Defining pluripotent stem cells through quantitative proteomic analysis. Reiland S, Salekdeh GH, Krijgsveld J. Expert Rev Proteomics. 2011 Feb;8(1):29-42.

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