Hossein Alizadeh joined the Bio-Protection Research Centre, Lincoln University where he is now employed as a Research Officer in 2013. He have been trying to discover sustainable methods to reduce nitrogen wastage following urea application. He have expertise in plant pathology & physiology, molecular microbiology and biotechnology. He have got a number of research funds and been working on soil urease activity for three years.
Dr. Hossein Alizadeh research interests are • Soil microbial community (qPCR, DGGE and Next generation sequencing) Soil urease activity; effect of urea degradation on water contamination (nitrate leaching) and nitrous oxide emission • Identification and quantification of soil microorganisms • Biologically active metabolites from either microorganisms or plants • Antifungal proteins, protein purification • Discovery of enzyme inhibitors • Seed biology and technology • Plant pathology, biological control of plant diseases by antagonists