Asst. Prof. Dr. Bahareh Nowruzi is Assistant Professor in molecular biology of cyanobacteria at Department of Biology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran. She has lots of experience with isolation and cultivation of microalgae, molecular taxonomy of microalgae and other molecular methods, and experience with analyses of bioactive compounds using LC-MS and HPLC. She is the first author on more than 20 published papers in international journals and also 2 books. She Spent 6 months as sabbatical leave at Department of Applied Chemistry and Microbiology, University of Helsinki, P. O. Box 56, Viikki Biocenter, Viikinkaari 9,FIN-00014 Helsinki, Finland and as Visiting Assistant Professor at Microbial Culture Collection (MCC) and National Centre of Cell Science, Pune. She works on bioactive compounds of cyanobacteria, isolation with with LC-MS and purification with HPLC. She obtained some experience on Molecular Biology (DNA or RNA extraction, PCR, PCR Sequencing, Cloning, Protein Expression and purification, N -15 labeling and Amino acid analysis). Moreover, she worked on the amplification and sequencing of structural genes, functional genes and also performed exhaustive DNA fingerprinting of cyanobacteria. She has also worked on understanding various bioinformatics software’s related to phylogeny and molecular evolution. In addition, I was selected by a three-member International Phycological Congress Fund Financial Assistance Committee to receive financial support 10th International Phycological Congress, Orlando, Florida 32821-8007 USA, 4-10 August 2013. Morover she id one of the Editorial Board member of Microbial Bioactives journal on section of Natural bioactive compounds from Cyanobacteria. She is curator of herbarium ALBORZ With lots of cyanobacteria samples at the Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran respectively.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Bahareh Nowruzi research interests are in the areas of molecular biology and ecophysiology of cyanobacteria especially analysis of bioactive compounds of Nostocales (cyanobacteria) with LC-MS and purified with HPLC. Her recent research focuses on the amplification and sequencing of structural genes and functional genes for identification of cyanobacteria and performing exhaustive DNA fingerprinting for molecular phylogeny of the heterocystous cyanobacteria.