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Date of Birth: 22.February.1962
Marital status: Married
2007: Assistant professor, Department of Parasitology, Pasteur Institute of Iran
2006-Visiting researcher, Department of Protozoology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan
1994 – 2000: Lecturer of Parasitology, Department of Parasitology, Pasteur Institute of Iran
1989 – 1994: Chief technician of Parasitology, Department of Parasitology, Pasteur Institute of Iran
2007- Ph.D in Medical Parasitology, School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
1996- M.S.P.H. in Medical Parasitology, School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
1988 – B.Sc. In Biology, Faculty of Sciences Razi University, Kermanshah –Iran
Membership in societies:
-Iranian Society of Parasitology(ISP)
-Iranian Society of Biotechnology
1- The 1st Iranian Field Epidemiology Introductory Course by WHO and Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 1-20 November Tehran, Iran (2008).
2- Workshop on Application of Bio-safety in Biotechnology, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran (2008).
3-Workshop on Application of Geographic Information System (GIS) in Medical Sciences, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran (2007).
4-A workshop on Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Tehran University (1998)
5-A workshop on zoonosis diseases, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran (1997).
6-Serological methods in diagnosis of parasitic diseases workshop Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran (1994).
1- A survey in polymorphisms in the Plasmodium falciparum genes, pfcrt& pfmdr1, associated
with chloroquine resistance in the endemic areas of Iran by molecular methods.
2-Survey on congenital toxoplasmosis by molecular methods.
3- Serological investigation on congenital toxoplasmosis in Amol (Mazandaran Province)
4-A survey on Toxoplasma gondii caused still birth in Mazandaran Province
5-A survey on the immunogenicity of irradiated Toxoplasma gondii in murine model
6-Study on Toxoplasma gondii Penetration Enhancing Factor (PEF) in animal model
7-An investigation on the Prevalence of Parasitic diseases in Primary schools in Mazandaran Province
- DNA extraction, PCR-RFLP, Sequencing
- Preparation of parasitic antigens for serological diagnosis of parasites
- Preparation of parasisitological training slides
- Parastological and serological methods (Dye Test – IFA – ELISA) in
diagnosis of parasitic diseases
- Laboratory animal working
- Examined Rodents for parasites using light microscopy
- Intensive field and lab work related to parasites
My interests are molecular and serological methods for diagnosis of protozoa, immunity to intracellular protozoa, drug resistance, and I am trying to gain a better understanding of molecular biology of Plasmodium and Toxoplasma
- Medical Protozoology, Medical Helminthology, General Biology
- Science teacher
1-Esmaeili Rastaghi AR, Nateghpour M, Assmar M, Razavi MR, Kanbara H, Uemura H, Naddaf SR, Keshavarz H , Raeisi A , Mohebali M ;Detection of K76T Mutation in pfcrt Gene as an Applicable Genetic Marker for Prediction of Chloroquine Resistant falciparum Malaria in Isolates from an Endemic District of Iran. Iranian Journal of Parasitology.2008.3 (2):48-56
2-Razavi MR , Naddaf SR, Le Bras J , Raesi A , Esmaeili Rastaghi AR , Nateghpour M , Assmar MFrequency of Pfcrt T76 and Pfdhfr Asn-108 Drug Resistance Mutations in falciparum Malaria in Southeastern Malaria Endemic Area of Iran. Iranian J Publ Health.2008.37 (1):31-34
3-Assmar M, Yassaei F, Terhovanessian A, Esmaeili AR, Nahrevanian H, Hassan N, Farzaneh Nezhad Z, Naddaf SR: Prenatal diagnosis of congenital Toxoplasmosis: validity of PCR using amniotic fluid against indirect fluorescent antibody assay in mothers. Iranian Journal Public Health, 2004;33(1):1-4.
4- Vatankhah A, Assmar M, Shokrgozar MA , Taghavi Hoseini SA, Esmaeili Rastaghi AR ; Introduction of An Indirect Haemagglutination Test as a Rapid Diagnostic Method in Comparison With ELISA Using Antigen B for Diagnosis of Human Hydatid Disease, Iranian Journal of Public Health, 2004 Vol.33,No.4,16-20
5-Assmar, M., Terhovanessian, A., Nahrevanian, H., Amirkhani A., Piazak, N., Esmaeili R., A.R., Farahmand, M., Zare, M.; Molecular Epidemiology of Malaria Disease in Endemic Areas of Iran. Southeast Asian Journal Tropical Medicine Public Health, 2003; 34 (Suppl. 2):15-19
6-Assmar M., Terhovanessian A., Yasaii F., Esmaeili,R. A.R., Nahrevanian H., Farzaneh Nejhad Z.: Detection of congenital toxoplasmosis by Nested-PCR in Iran, Acta Tropica, 83 (2002) S1, P079
7-Assmar M., Hajizadeh Manjili M., Esmaeili Rastaghi A.R., Farahmand M., Piazak N., Rafati S., Naddaf Dezfooli S.R.: immunogenicity of Gamma- Irraddiated Toxoplasma gondii tachyzoite in mice. Iranian Biomedical Journal 1999. 3(3-4): 93-97.
8- Assmar M., Esmaeili Rastaghi A.R., Amirkhani A., Nahrevanian H.: the Prevalence rate of intestinal parasites in the primary school pupils of Mazandaran province. Iranian J.Trop. Infect. Dis. 1998 3(3-4): 93-97.
9- Assmar M., Milaninia A.,Amirkhani A., Yadegari D., Forghanparast K., Nahrevanian H., Piazak N., Esmaeili A.R., Hovanesian A.& Valadkhani Z.: sero–epidemiological investigation of Fascioliasis in northern Iran. Med.J. of I.R. of Iran. 1991, 5(1,2): 23-27.
10- Assmar M., Forghanparast K., Yadegari D., Azmoodeh M., Nimasa A., Nahrevanian H., Esmaeili A.R., Golparvar G.: The study of Fascioliasis in province of Gilan ( Bandar – Anzali). J. of Pasteur Institute of Iran. 1990, 1(5,6) 57-66.
Papers presented in Symposiums or Congresses:
2008- Molecular survey of drug resistance Plasmodium falciparum in Iran.17th International Congress for Tropical Medicine and Malaria, (ICTM 17) September 29- October 3,Jeju -South Korea
2008- Contributions of mutations (N86) in plasmodium falciparum multidrug resistance 1(pfmdr-1) and (K76T) in Plasmodium falciparum chloroquine resistance transporter (pfcrt) genes in the outcome of in vivo response to chloroquine in patients with falciparum malaria in Iran. International Health and Tropical Medicine 08-The Annual Meeting of the Royal society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.17th -19th September, Brighton-UK
2008- Haplotypes of the Plasmodium falciparum chloroquine resistance transporter (pfcrt) gene among Iranian isolates. The 6th national Iranian Congress of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases .Karaj- Iran
2007-Prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum pfmdr-1 gene polymorphisms associated with chloroquine resistance in isolates from Iran. The 5th congress of Tropical Medicine and International Health, 24-28 May, Amsterdam- the Netherlands.
2006-Situation of malaria in Iran, past and present. The 47th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Tropical Medicine. October 11-13, Nagasaki- Japan
2005-Advantages and disadvantages of Dye Test comparison with the IFA test for detection of Toxoplasma infection. Medicine and Health in the Tropics .Marseille –France
2003- Survey of Toxoplasma gondii and Trypanosome lewisi in rats of Tehran. The 4th National Iranian Congress of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases .Mashad -Iran
2001 – An investigation on the prevalence of parasitic diseases in primary school in Golestan province. The 3th Congress of Parasitic Diseases in Iran. Sary – Iran
2001 – Study on congenital toxoplasmosis by PCR method. The 9th Iranian Congress on Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine. Tehran –Iran
2000- A survey on Toxoplasma gondii caused still birth in Mazandaran province.The 8th Iranian congress on Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine. Tehran – Iran
1997 – Study on congenital toxoplasmosis by serological methods in Amol (northern Iran).The second national Iranian Congress of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases Tehran- Iran