Ali Mohammad Banaei-Moghaddam
Assistant Professor of Plant Molecular genetics, Institute of
Biochemistry and Biophysics (IBB), University of Tehran
Tel: (+98)-21-66969192, (+98)-21-61113373
Fax: (+98)-21-66404680 - 66969192
Web page: http://ibb.ut.ac.ir/banaei
Laboratory of Genomics and Epigenomics (LGE) is interested in characterization and manipulation of genes involved in the manifestation of economically important traits in plant and microorganism model systems. To reach this goal, we use high throughput approaches for the identification of candidate genes. Afterwards, genetically modified organisms with improved performance will be generated by genome editing tools.
Currently the lab is focusing on these projects:
- Identification of master genes involved in C4 photosynthesis to introduce the characteristics of C4 into important C3 crops like rice.
- Genome editing of Bacillus subtilis via CRISPR/Cas9 technology to construct strains for industrial enzyme production.
- Deciphering the mechanism of action of antidiabetic medicinal plants and improvement of their properties by metabolic engineering.
- Enzyme engineering for producing industrially stable enzymes for Carbon sequestration.