Welcome to the Department of Microbiology

Microbiology is the scientific discipline that examines microbes and microbial diseases. Microbes, small organisms that require microscopic tools for visualization, encompass bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. The discoveries of microbes and the realization that they represent causative agents of human and animal diseases have transformed biological sciences and established the very broad foundations of molecular medicine. Antimicrobial therapies, vaccines, hygiene and antiseptic techniques are intellectual achievements that represent foundations for the current medical revolution. Apart from the contributions of Microbiology to human health, the foundations of modern molecular biology and genetics rest on research carried out with microbes. Basic research in Microbiology supports our effort for eradication of important pathogens, prevention of human diseases, and the development of new strategies for modified medicine. The Department of Microbiology at the Kashan University of Medical Sciences seeks to meet these challenges. This website will inform you about our faculty and their research interests, our educational programs emphasizing undergraduate and graduate studies at Kashan University of Medical Sciences.
The mission of the Microbiology department is to carry out high impact research on the biology, transmission, immunology, antibiotic resistance and pathogenesis of microbes, and to train new leaders in the field.
Our research focuses on bacteria and viruses that cause disease, and the larger microbial communities in which they exist.
Our faculty collaborates closely with the health Program and the Department of Infectious Disease to advance high impact research in Microbiology.
A key part of our mission is to teach the next generation of leaders in Microbiology. Our world is changing ever more rapidly due to population growth, and emergence of new infectious diseases never has it been more important to train excellent young people in the scientific tools needed to meet these challenges.
Our faculty train students pursuing their doctorate and Master of Science degrees in Microbiology. The Microbiology Department also trains medical, dental, nursing, midwifery, laboratory sciences, health, anesthesia and information technology students in Microbiology, and supports postdoctoral fellows working in Microbiology and related areas.
 
PhD Training Program
 
The program in Microbiology trains doctoral candidates in the biology of bacteria and viruses in infectious disease processes. Training is offered in the fields of microbial and molecular genetics, mechanisms of pathogenicity and host resistance to infectious agents, medically important microbes and their vectors, mechanisms of gene regulation and signal transduction, and biochemical, cellular, and immunological phenomena associated with infections. The curriculum emphasizes the molecular aspects of microbial pathogenesis, with courses in cell and molecular biology, bacterial pathogenesis, virology, medical microbiology and bioinformatics.
 
History of the Department

The Department of Microbiology at Kashan University of Medical Sciences was founded thirty years ago, in 1985, as the Pathobiology. It underwent of name changes, reflecting the changes in emphasis in biomedical research, and was eventually named Department of Microbiology and Immunology in 1989. Through the years, a number of distinguished scientists have contributed to the success and reputation of the Department.
 
 

Rezvan Moniri, Ph.D
Professor and chairman
Medical Microbiologist
email: moniri@kaums.ac.ir



 


 

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Department of Microbiology Chair:
Rezvan Moniri, Ph.D
Professor and chairman
Medical Microbiologist
email: moniri@kaums.ac.ir