Animal Biotechnology and Aquaculture

  • Head of Department(Name, Email, Tel, Address)+Photo

Name : Dr.Fazlollah Afraz

Email: Rasht@abrii.ac.ir, f_afraz2000@yahoo.com

Tel/Fax: +98 1333665938

Address:  Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran-North Branch (ABRII)

Qazvin-Rasht Road, Rasht, IRAN

P.O.BOX: 41635-4115


  • Objectives and Research topics


Molecular breeding based on genomic selection.

Creating transgenic animals (livestock, poultry, aquaculture and industrial insecticides) to improve economically important traits.

Marker-assisted selection in breeding programs of animals, fish, birds and industrial insects.

Manufacturing of biological products related to livestock, poultry, aquaculture and industrial insects.

Production and expression of recombinant proteins in industrial insects with the purpose of application in livestock, poultry and aquaculture industries.

Investigating the effect of nutrition on animal health through gene expression study.

Creation of animal models (livestock, poultry and fish).


  • Faculty

Dr.Maryam Royan

Dr.Shirin Jamshidi

Farhad Vahidi

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