Main Activities

Basic and clinical immunology

Basic and clinical immunology

Other Activities

Immunology Research Center started operating as the first research center at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in 1997

  • Autoimmune and inflammatory diseases
  • Immunotherapy
  • Infectious diseases

Use of self-defense as a means of survival is considered as one of the most important biological solutions for surviving in this world. This mechanism is a significantly important natural reaction within the human body. A complex and accurate system is actively defending and supporting our body. Investigation of different scenarios and paying attention to the complex aspects of this powerful system will make us informed about our bodies, thereby resulting in the identification of approaches for the improvement of the mechanisms of this system against diseases.

Immunology Research Center started operating as the first research center at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in 1997 and succeeded in obtaining an independent budget from the National Budget Organization. The purpose of establishing this research center was to develop the production of knowledge in related areas of activity, such as autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, immunotherapy, and infectious diseases. Implementation of practical research tailored-made to the needs of the society and also the national promotion of research ranking in the country are among the plans of this center.

Over decades of operation, the center has succeeded in achieving the first to third rankings in Khwarizmi and Razi festivals. Considering its academic potential and research strategy, the center has also made educational efforts in holding workshops related to immunology, cell culture, protein extraction and expression, DNA and RNA extraction, and gene expression. This center has also focused its research activities on four major components, namely human genetics, immune genetics and cell culture, molecular biology, and biochemistry immunology.

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Educational Activities

Holding educational workshops such as:

Flow cytometry
Workshop for DNA and RNA extraction from different sources (e.g., blood, tissue, bone marrow, and body fluids)
RT-PCR and PCR workshops
Quantitative analysis and comparison of gene expression using the modern technique of real-time PC
Introduction of basic skills in molecular genetics
Fundamentals of cell culture
Fundamentals of PCR and electrophoresis
Fundamentals and review of new compound proteins
Natural protein extraction from pollen plants and fruits
Research/Scientific Achievenments
Publishing more than 250 articles in internationally indexed journals 
Patents include:
  • Identification of allergen genes and proteins for the first time and registering them in international banks
  • Registration of series in the Gene Bank in NIH with the serial No. of DQ323401
Professional/Exclusive Activities
Research Activities
Molecular biology studies

Different aspects of autoimmune diseases

Use of molecular methods in cancer diagnosis

Investigation of the relationship between viral infections and special cancer types

Use of molecular methods in parasitic disease studies

Investigation of the effect of herbal extracts and their isolated compounds

Evaluation of protein expression using western blotting

Immunogenetic study and cell culture

Investigation of the effects of immune mechanisms and immugenicity  in diseases (e.g., autoimmune diseases, infections, and cancers) and common disorders amongst the Iranian population, specifically the North Eastern region

Advance modern fundamental and practical research on immunobiochemistry

Epidemiologic studies on allergens in Mashhad and Khorasan Provinces

Identification of the sources of allergies and allergen molecules in Mashhad and Khorasan Provinces

Purification and specification of the immunobiochemistry of allergen molecules

Cloning allergens and creating new compound proteins

Purification and specification of the immunobiochemistry of new compound proteins

Evaluation of patients suffering from allergies with the help of skin tests in accordance with allergen standards

National/International Certification
National / International Rating