Mojtaba Taran

Associate ProfessorDepartment of Biology, Faculty of Science, Razi University

Address: Dept of Biology, Faculty of Science, Razi University,  Bagh Abrisham
Kermanshah, Iran
P.O. Box, 6714967346
Tel/Fax: 0098 831 4274545


Personal Details
Full Name: Mojtaba Taran
Marital Status: Married
Date of Birth: 23/08/1979

Peer reviewed papers

Taran M, Monazah A, Taherikalani M. Production of a novel biomacromolecule for nanoelectronic devices and artificial retinas utilizing textile wastewater as carbon source: Optimization by Taguchi experimental design. Journal of Industrial Textiles 42 (3) (2013) 297-302.

  1. Azadbakht A, Abbasi AR, Noori N, Rafiee E, Taran M. Synthesis and characterization of nanocrystalline CoWO4@ silk fibers with antibacterial activity under ultrasound irradiation Fibers and Polymers 14 (4) (2013) 687-692.
  1. Taran M, Bakhtiyari S. Optimization of single-cell protein production from textile effluent at extreme conditions. Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry 95 (1) (2013), 110-11.
  1. Taran M, Karimi N, Abdi J, Sohailikhah Z, Asadi N. Larvicidal Effects of Essential Oil and Methanolic Extract of Hymenocarter longiflorus (Lamiaceae) Against Echinococcus granulosus. Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants 16 (1) (2013), 85-91.

  1. Taran M, Mohamadian E, Asadi S, Bakhtiyari S. Surface active agent production from olive oil in high salt conditions and its process optimization. Polish Journal of Chemical Technology 14 (4) (2012) 30-34.

  1. Soleimani E, Taran M, Zainali M, Lotfi S. P2O5 Promoted One-Pot Synthesis of 3-aminoimidazo [1, 2-a] pyridines under Solvent-Free Conditions. Letters in Organic Chemistry 9 (3) (2012) 198-201.

  1. Soleimani E, Ghorbani S, Taran M, Sarvary A. Synthesis of 4, 4′-(arylmethylene) bis (3-methyl-1H-pyrazol-5-ol) derivatives in water. Comptes Rendus Chimie 15 (11-12) (2012) 955-961.

  1. Taran M, Bagheri S , Bakhtiyari S. Eco-Friendly Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) Synthesis from Textile Wastewater and Its Process
  2.  Optimization. Polish Journal of  Environtal  Studies 21 (2012) 1413-1416.
  3. Taran M, Monazah A and Taherikalani M.Production of a novel biomacromolecule for nanoelectronic devices and artificial retinas utilizing textile wastewater as carbon source: Optimization by Taguchi experimental design. Journal of Industrial Textiles 42(3) (2012) 297-302.

  1. Soroush S, Taherikalani M, Asadollahi P, Asadollahi K, Taran M, Emaneini M. in vitro antimicrobial activity of Persian shallot (Allium hirtifollium). Romanian Archives of Microbiology and Immunology 73 (9) (2012), 70-74.

  1. Taran M, Amirkhani H. Utilization of petrochemical wastewater for the production of poly (3-hydroxybutyrate) by Haloarcula sp. IRU1. Journal of Hazardous Materials 188 (2011) 26–28
  2. Taran M, Monazah A, Asadi N. Production of a novel biomacromolecule for nanodevices from glycerol as carbon source in different conditions. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 49 (2011) 955–957
  3. Taran M, Amirkhani H. Strategies of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) synthesis by Haloarcula sp. IRU1 utilizing glucose as carbon source: Optimization of culture conditions by Taguchi methodology. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 47 (2010) 632–634.
  4. Taran M. Poly (3-hydroxybutyrate) production from crude oil by Haloarcula sp. IRU1: Optimization of culture conditions by Taguchi method. Petroleum Science and Technology 29 ( 2011) 1264–1269.
  5. Taran M, Azizi Elham, Taran SH, Asadi N. Archaeal Poly (3-hydroxybutyrate) Polymer  Production from Glycerol: Optimization  by  Taguchi Methodology. Journal of Polymers and the Environment 19 (2011) 750-754.
  6. Taran M, Sharifi M, Bagheri S. Utilization of textile wastewater as carbon source by newly isolated Haloarcula sp. IRU1: optimization of conditions by Taguchi methodology. Clean Technology and Environmental Policy 13 (2011) 535-538. 
  7. Taran M, Amirkhani H. Synthesis of Poly (3-hydroxybutyrate) from different carbon sources by Haloarcula sp. IRU1. Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering 50 (2011) 530-532.
  8. Taran M, Sharifi M,  Azizi E, Khanahmadi M. Antimicrobial Activity of the Leaves of Pistacia khinjuk. Journal of Medicinal Plants 9 (2010) 81-85.
  9. Khanahmadi M , Rezazadeh Sh , Shahrezaei F , Taran M. Study on Chemical Composition of Essential oil and Anti-oxidant and Anti Microbial Properties of Artemisia haussknechtii. Journal of Medicinal Plants 8 (2009) 132-141.
  10. Taran M, Asadi N. Novel approach for environmentally friendly production of single cell protein from petrochemical wastewater using a halophilic microorganism in different conditions. Petroleum Science and Technology (accepted 2012).
  11. Taran M, Azizi E, Shikhvaisi A,  Asadi N. The Anthelmintic Effect of Pistacia khinjuk Against Protoscoleces of Echinococcus granulosus. World Journal of Zoology 4 (2009) 291-295.
  12. Taran M, Ghasempour HR, Shirinpour E. Antimicrobial activity of essential oils of Ferulago angulata subsp. Carduchorum. Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology 3 (2010) 10-14.
  13. Taran  M, Mohebali M, Esmaeli  J. In Vivo Efficacy of Gum Obtained Pistacia Atlantica in Experimental Treatment of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis. Iranian Journal of Public Health 39    (2010) 36-41.
  14. Taran M, Izaddoost M. Nematocidal activity of Allium hirtifolium (Persian shallot) against Rhabditidis sp. Veterinary Research 3 (2010) 27-28.

  1. Khanahmadi M, Rezazadeh SH, Taran M. In vitro antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of Smyrium cordifolium Boiss. (Umbelliferae) extract. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences (2010) 1-5.
  2. Amanzadeh Y, Izaddoost M, Soltanpoor A, Mahami M, Taheri M, Taran M, Sadat Ebrahimi SE. Inhibit effect of Allium hirtifolium Boiss.(Persian shallot) hydroacoholic extract on the growth of Leishmania Infantum in vitro. Journal of Medicinal Plants 2006, 5, 48-52.
  3. Vatandoost H, Sharifi M, Talmadarraiy Z, Moradi A Kamali M, Taran M, Ectoparasites of lesser mouse eared bat, Myotis blythii from Kermanshah Iran. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine 3 (2010) 371-373.
  1. Mohebali M, Taran M, Zareii Z. Rapid detection of Leishmania infantum infection in dogs: Comparative study using immunochromatographic dipstickrK39 test and direct agglutination. Veterinary Parasitology 121 (2004) 239-45.


  1. Taran M, Mohebali M, Modaresi MH, Mamishi S, Mojarad M, Mahmoudi  M. Preparation of a K39sub Recombinant Antigen for the Detection of Leishmania infantum Antibodies in Human: a Comparative Study with an Immunochromatographic Test and Direct Agglutination. Iranian Journal of Parasitology 2 (2007) 25-33.


  1. Taran  M,  Mohebali M, Modaresi MH,  Mamishi S,  Mahmoudi M,  Mojarad M. Diagnosis of Canine Visceral Leishmaniasis by ELISA Using K39sub Recombinant Antigen. Iranian Journal of Public Health 36  (2007) 1-6.
  2. Taran M ,  Rezaeian M, Izaddoost M, In vitro Antitrichomonas Activity of Allium Hirtifloium (Persian Shallot) in Comparison with Metronidazole. Iranian Journal of Public Health 35 (2006) 92-94.
  3. Taran M. New treatment for leishmainiasis. Razi Journal (in Persian) 4 (2009) 38-40.
  4. Taran M.  A new view on diagnosis of Kala-Azar disease. Laboratory Diagnosis Journal (in Persian) 55 (2009) 55-57.
  5. Mohebali M, Taran M. Global strategies for diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis. Laboratory Diagnosis Journal (in Persian) 20 (2002) 29-34.
  6. Taran M.  Laboratory methods for the diagnosis of Trichomonas vaginalis. Laboratory Diagnosis Journal (in Persian) 26 (2003) 33-36.
  7. Mirhadi F, Taran M, Ghobadi H.  A review on treatment of protozoan parasites by anti-topoisomerase drugs. Medical Microbiology (in Persian) 3 (2006) 1-3.
  8. Taran M, Mirhadi F, Ghobadi H.  Application of Dot-ELISA for  diagnosis of parasitic diseases. Laboratory Diagnosis Journal (in Persian) 39 (2005) 38-41.



2003 - 2007 Tehran University, Iran, Ph.D. in Microbiology.

2001 - 2003 Tehran University, Iran, M.Sc. in Microbiology.

1997 - 2001 Razi University, Iran, B.Sc. in Biology.


Work experience

From 2007- to date-Worked as assistant professor at Razi University 


Courses taught


General microbiology

Food microbiology





Society for Industrial Microbiology

Iranian Society for Microbiology

Iranian Society for Parasitology



Distinguished researcher at Razi University for year 2010.

Outstanding Graduate Student (M.Sc.) Award, Tehran University, School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health, 2002.

Outstanding Graduate Student (Ph.D.) Award, Tehran University, School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health, 2007.

First person in Iranian M.Sc. Entrance Exam, 2001.

First person in Iranian Ph.D. Entrance Exam, 2003.


Ad-Hoc Reviewer

Biotechnology Progress

Clean Technology and Environmental Policy

Journal of Cleaner Production

World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology

Global Research Journal of Microbiology

Iranian South Medical Journal

African Journal of Biotechnology


Research Projects

Survey of carbon source effect on in vitro production of Polyhydroxybutyrate

The optimization of Polyhydroxybutyrate production from petrochemical wastewater by the bacterium

Survey industrial production of drug and bioplatic materials from oil by endemic microorganisms

Biosurfactant production by halophilic bacteria in high salt conditions 

Production of 3-aminoimidazo[1,2-a]pyridines and survey pharmaceutical properties

Production of 1-aminoimidazo[5,1-a]isoquinolinium and survey pharmaceutical properties

Postgraduate student thesis

  1. Elham Azizi (2009). Survey of antimicrobial effects of Quercus brantii and Pistacia khinjuk and identification of essential oil constituents of them.
  2. Elahe Chaghamirzaei (2010). Survey of microbial decomposition of Salix sp., Populous sp. and Robinia sp. leaf litters in artificial stream.
  3. Somayeh Bagheri (2010). Phytotoxicity and microbial toxicity of textile effluent and survey of biodegradation by Haloarcula sp.



Influenza: Human and Avian Translated by M.Taran, 2009.


Seminar presentations: 27 articles

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