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       The center initiated its activities in 2009 as a "Parasitic and Fungal Diseases Research Center"and continued its activities, focusing on epidemiology, pathogenesis and diagnosis of parasitic and fungal infections. Research activities related to other infectious diseases and emphasis on basic studies along with clinical trials, were parts of mission of this research center. The center were renamed as "Basic Sciences in Infectious Diseases Research Center" and was approved by Ministry of Health in 2013.

Background and research priorities

  • Conducting basic researches on the pathogenesis of infectious diseases.
  •  Improvement of diagnostic techniques of infectious diseases through designing of new diagnostic kits.
  •  Basic researches on treatment of common infectious diseases in the region.
  •  Researches on detection and characterization of anti parasitic, anti fungal and anti bacterial activities of herbal extracts, essential oils, synthetic materials, and novel derivatives for designing of new drugs.
  •  Analyses of drug resistance mechanism in parasites, fungi and bacteria.


The most recent articles in the center are based on  Scopus database

  • Zomorodian, K.Haghighi, N.N.Rajaee, N., (...), Sedaghat, F.Vosoghi, M. Assessment of Candida species colonization and denture-related stomatitis in complete denture wearers. Medical Mycology. 2011 

  • Microsporidia and coccidia as causes of persistence diarrhea among liver transplant children: Incidence rate and species/genotypes. Agholi, M.Hatam, G.R.Motazedian, M.H. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2013
  • HIV/AIDS-associated opportunistic protozoal diarrhea. Agholi, M.Hatam, G.R.Motazedian, M.H. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. 2013

  • Hatam, G.R.Adnani, S.J.Asgari, Q., (...), Sadjjadi, S.M.Sarkari, B. First report of natural infection in cats with leishmania infantum in Iran. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. 2010