Maghsood,Amir Hossein

This post was written by ali on January 2, 2009
Posted Under: Iran Parasitologists
Maghsood,Amir Hossein
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Place of work: Hamedan Uni of Med Sciences,Med Fac,Hamedan
Field of study: Protozoa
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Year of taking PhD degree: 2005
Year of taking MSc(M.S.P.H.) degree:
University position:
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Head of Parasitology and Mycology Department in School of Medicine of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences (Hamadan,Iran).

Curriculum Vitae(Resume)

http://umsha.ofis.ir/default.aspx?general&member=1822

Personal information:

Phone number: 0098811827 6295 – 333

Contact address:

Parasitology & Mycology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.

Academic education:


-PhD. :2005 Medical parasitology / Tehran University, Tehran, Iran.
-MSc. : 1993 Medical parasitology / Tehran University, Tehran, Iran.

Thesis / Dissertations:

-PhD thesis title: Identification and characterization of Acanthamoeba spp., isolated from keratitis cases and environmental sources of Iran, using PCR-RFLP, 18S rDNA sequencing and physiological methods.

-MSc. Thesis title: Investigation of Pneumocystis Carinii pneumonia in immunocompromised patients in Iran.

Membership in societies:

- Iranian Society of Parasitology(ISP)

- Iranian Society of Medical Entomology

Current position:

Head of Department of Parasitology & Mycology , Faculty of Medicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences , Hamadan, Iran.

Work experiences:

Research interests:

- Application of molecular approaches to the identification and diagnosis of parasitic and fungal infections.

Research visits:

Research projects:

- Occurrence of aflatoxin M1 in raw milk in Hamadan.

- Frequency of trichomoniasis and associated factors in women with leucorrhea.

- Prevalence of infection with Blastocystis hominis in the patients referred to the health centre clinics of Hamadan in 2003-4‎.

- Seroprevalence of toxoplasmosis in pregnant women admitted to rural and urban health centers of Khorram-Abad in 2006-7.

- Diagnostic value of wet mount and culture assays in comparison with PCR method for detection of Trichomonas vaginalis in vaginal swab and urine specimens of patients.

- Seroepidemiology of toxoplasmosis in pregnant women admitted to rural and urban health centers of Aleshtar in 2008.

- A study on the existence of double-stranded RNA virus in Trichomonas vaginalis clinical isolates of Hamadan and its influence on clinical symptoms of patients.

- The relationship between serum levels of iron, zinc and copper and giardiasis in children.

- Scolicidal effest of Garlic, Onion, Licorice and some other chemicals on protoscolices of hydatid cyst, in vitro.

- Seroprevalence of toxoplasmosis in pregnant women admitted to rural and urban health centers of Khorram-Abad in 2006-7.

- Diagnostic value of wet mount and culture assays in comparison with PCR method for detection of Trichomonas vaginalis in vaginal swab and urine specimens of patients.

- Molecular identification and sequencing of gene encoding MBP of Acanthamoeba castellanii, A. griffini and A. palestinensis for developing a method of diagnosis for Acanthamoeba keratitis caused by these agents.

- Detection of Giardia cyst and Crytosporidium oocyst in Hamadan fresh water before and after filtration.

- A study on the existence of double-stranded RNA virus in Trichomonas vaginalis clinical isolates of Hamedan and its influence on clinical symptoms of patients.

Workshop attendance:

Publications (Journals):

1- Ghiasian, S.A., Kordbacheh, P., Rezayat, S.M., Maghsood, A.H. Taherkhani, H. (2004)Mycoflora of Iranian maize harvested in the main production areas in 2000, Mycopathologia., 158(1), pp. 113-121.

2- Ghiasian, S.A., Rezayat, S.M., Kord-Bacheh, P., Maghsood, A.H., Yazdanpanah, H., Shephard, G.S., van, der, Westhuizen, L., Vismer, H.F. Marasas, W.F.O. (2005)Fumonisin Production by Fusarium Species Isolated from Freshly Harvested Corn in Iran, Mycopathologia., 159(1), pp. 31-40.

3- Maghsood, A.H., Rezaian, M., Rahimi, F., Ghiasian, S.A. Farnia, S. (2005)Contact lens-associated Acanthamoeba Keratitis in Iran, Iranian Journal of Public Health., 34(2), pp. 40-47 .

4- Jayasekera, S., Matin, A., Sissons, J., Maghsood, A.H., Khan, N.A. (2005)Balamuthia mandrillaris stimulates interleukin-6 release in primary human brain microvascular endothelial cells via a phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase-dependent pathway, Microbes and Infection., 7(13), pp. 1345-1351 .

5- Dudley, R., Matin, A., Alsam, S., Sissons, J., Maghsood, A.H., Khan, N.A. (2005)Acanthamoeba isolates belonging to T1, T2, T3, T4 but not T7 encyst in response to increased osmolarity and cysts do not bind to human corneal epithelial cells, Acta Tropica., 95(2), pp. 100-108.

6- Maghsood, A.H., Sissons, J., Rezaian, M., Nolder, D., Warhurst, D., Khan, N.A. (2005) Acanthamoeba genotype T4 from the UK and Iran and isolation of the T2 genotype from clinical isolates, Journal of Medical Microbiology., 54, pp. 755-759.

7- Ghiasian, S.A., Maghsood, A.H., Yazdanpanah, H., Shephard, G.S., van, der, Westhuizen, L., Vismer, H.F., Rheeder, J.P., Marasas, W.F.O. (2006)Incidence of Fusarium verticillioides and levels of fumonisins in corn from main production areas in Iran, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry., 54(16), pp. 6118-6122.

 

8- Ghiasian, S.A., Maghsood, A.H., Mirhendi, S.H. (2006)Disseminated, fatal Trichosporon asahii infection in a bone marrow transplant recipient, Journal of Microbiology and Immunology., 39(5), pp. 426-429.

9- Ghiasain, S.A., Maghsood, A.H. (2007)Neyestani TR & Mirhendi SH Occurrence of aflatoxin M1 in raw milk during the summer and winter seasons in Hamedan, Iran, Journal of Food Safety., 27(2), pp. 188-198.

10- Niyyati, M., Rezaie, S., Rahimi, F., Mohebali, M., Maghsood, A.H., Farnia, S., Rezaeian, M. (2008)Molecular Characterization and Sequencing of a Gene Encoding Mannose Binding Protein in an Iranian Isolate of Acanthamoeba castellanii as a Major Agent of Acanthamoeba keratitis, Iranian Journal of Public Health., 37(2), pp. 9-14.

11- Ghiasian, S.A., Maghsood, A.H., Shephard, G.S. (2009)Occurrence of Fumonisins in Maize Imported into Iran during 2001–2002, Mycotoxin Research., 25(1), pp. 25-28.

12- Niyyati, M., Lorenzo-Morales, J., Rezaie, S., Rahimi, F., Mohebali, M., Maghsood, A.H., Motevalli-Haghi, A., Martín-Navarro, C.M., Farnia, S., Valladares, B., Rezaeian, M. (2009)Genotyping of Acanthamoeba isolates from clinical and environmental specimens in Iran, Experimental Parasitology., 121(3), pp. 242-245.

13- Niyyati, M., Lorenzo-Morales, J., Rezaie, S., Rahimi, F., Martín-Navarro, C.M., Mohebali, M., Maghsood, A.H., Farnia, S., Valladares, B., Rezaeian, M. (2009)First report of a mixed infection due to Acanthamoeba genotype T3 and Vahlkampfia in a cosmetic soft contact lens wearer in Iran, Experimental Parasitology., [Article in press].

Papers presented in Symposiums or Congresses:

1- Investigation of Pneumocystis Carinii pneumonia in immunocompromised patients in Iran, Eighth International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA VIII), 1994, Izmir, Turkey.

2- Opportunistic pulmonary mycoses in immunosuppressed patients, Ninth International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA IX), 1998 , Makuhari Messe, Japan.

3- Corticosteroid-induced cutaneous Alternariosis, Ninth International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA IX), 1998, Makuhari Messe, Japan.

4- Study on the frequency of intestinal parasites in patients who referred to Hamadan health centers in 2000, The 3th congress of Medical Parasitology of Iran, 2001, Mazandaran, Iran.

5- Occurrence of aflatoxin M1 in raw milk in Hamedan, west of Iran, Euroanalysis XIII, 2004, Salamanka, Spain.

6- Clinical and environmental distribution of Acanthamoeba spp. in Iran, 4th International Giardia Conference and first combined Giardia/Cryptosporidium meeting in Amsterdam, 2004, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

7- Aflatoxin M1 in breast milk samples from Hamedan, west of Iran, Euroanalysis XIII, 2004, Salamanka, Spain.

8- Trichosporon beigelli as a life-threatening pathogen in bone marrow transplantation recipients: the first case report from Iran, 15th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark.

9- Clinical signs and epidemiology of blastocystosis in the patients were referred to the health centers of Hamadan in 2003-4, The 5th Congress of Parasitic Diseases of Iran, 2005, Tehran, Iran.

10- Incidence of Fusarium verticillioides and Levels of Fumonisins in Corn from Main Production Areas in Iran, [Award for excellence in a scientific poster presentation (Best Scientific Research)] , The 16th congress of International Society for Human and Animal Mycology, 2006, Paris, France.

11- Occurrence of fumonisins in maize imported into Iran, XIIth IUPAC International Symposium on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins, 2007, Istanbul, Turkey.

12- Seroprevalence of toxoplasmosis in pregnant women who referred to rural and urban health centers of Khorram-Abad, 2006-7, XVII International Congress for Tropical Medicine and Malaria, 2008, Jeju Island, Korea.

13- Neonatal and adult exposure to aflatoxin M1 in Iran, 60th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology (DGHM), 2008, Dresden, Germany.

14- Isolation of Acanthamoeba species from different water sources of Iran, 60th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology (DGHM), 2008, Dresden, Germany.

15- High-performance liquid chromatography analysis of mycotoxins in corn imported into Iran, Ehrlich II conference, 2nd World Conference on Magic Bullets, 2008, Nürnberg, Germany.

16- Study of the relationship between serum level of iron, zinc and copper with giardiasis in children, Hamadan, west of Iran, 6th European Congress of Tropical Medicine and International Health, 2009, Verona, Italy.

17- Fungal population and distribution of aflatoxigenic aspergilii in feeds in Iran, 4th trends in medical mycology, 2009, Athens, Greece.

 

Books:

Awards:

-Award for excellence in a scientific poster presentation The 16th Congress of the International Best Scientific Research Society for Human and Animal Mycology in 2006

Foreign languages proficiency:

-Persian : Native

-English

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