Afshin Esmaeilifar

Educational Information

GradeGraduated AtMajorUniversity
BSc1994Agricultural Eng.- Plant MedicineUniversity of Tehran
MSc1998Agricultural Eng.- Plant PathologyUniversity of Tehran
Ph.D2015Plant Pathology – Plant Virology & Viral DiseasesIslamic Azad University - Science & Research of Tehran

Employment Information

Service LocationPosition NameEmployment TypeCooperation TypeBase
Plant Protection Dept.Head of Food Security Research InstituteOfficial ExperimentalFull Time10

Executive Activities

Ø  Academic Staff Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran (ABRII) , Karaj , Iran. Researcher detection potato viruses by ELISA in produced mini-tubers through tissue culture (2001-2002).

Ø  Faculty Member Dept. of plant protection, Fac. of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Islamic Azad University , Tehran , Iran. Teaching plant Pathology, plant diseases ( viruses, prokaryotes, nematodes, fungus,…) to the B.Sc. & M.Sc. student of Plant Pathology. Research supervision in plant diseases projects (2002-Present).

Ø  Deputy of Research Oilseed Research & Development Co. of Iran (ORDC), Tehran , Iran. Research (diseases, agronomy, breeding) and seed production of oilseeds( rapeseed, soybean, sunflower, safflower) management & supervision (2007-2011).

Ø  Managing Director Tamir Co. Agri- Food Business & Production (2011-2013).

Ø  President of Scientific - Applied University of Edible Oil Industries & Oilseeds of Iran (2014- 2015).

Ø  Institutor & Head of Food Security Research Institute & Secretariat of Food Security Consertium of IAU (Now).

Ø  Head of the Secretariat of the Food and Food Security Consortium of Islamic Azad University.

M.Sc. of Agricultural Eng.-Plant Pathology , Tehran University ,1998, Iran. GPA:17.82 out of 20 .Top 5%. .

B.Sc. of Agricultural Eng.-Plant Medicine , Tehran University , 1994, Iran.  GPA: 15.99 out of 20. First Rank .


Ø Molecular Plant Virology

Ø Viral Diseases

Ø Plant Diseases 


  • Membership in working group of Food Safety National Document Compilation , Food & Drug Organization, Ministry of Health & Medical Education, Tehran, Iran.
  • Representative of Islamic Republic of Iran for Establishment of D-8 Countries Seed Bank in D-8 Countries Ministers of Agriculture Meeting on Food Security .
  • Representative of Islamic Republic of Iran for Establishment of ECO Seed Association . 14-16 Mar.2009,Antalya-Turkey.
  • Representative of Islamic Republic of Iran in Trade ,Tourism and Investment Business Forum: The Investment Promotion in Indonesia and Export Promotion of Palm Oil, Cacao and Other Indonesian Agricultural Export Commodities to South & Central Asian Countries. 25-29 Nov.2010, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • Member of planning and coordination committee of research units of Islamic Azad University.
  • Member of Knowledge-based And Investment Activities Management Council of Islamic Azad University of Markazi Province.

Ø Molecular Plant Virology

Ø Viral Diseases

Ø Plant Resistance against Viruses

Ø Interactions between Plant & Virus

Research Activities

  • The first workshop of the D-8 seed bank establishment committee.
  • Analysis of agricultural products to check the presence of GMOs.
  • Virus identification and management technology for potato seed production.
  • Food security and transgenic plants.
  • National Conference on Oil Seeds, Oct. 2009.
  • International Conference on Seed Trade, Autumn 2010.
  • Third International Seminar on Oilseeds and Edible Oils, Winter 2010.
  • Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) Seminar: Malaysia-Iran Industrial and Commercial Opportunities Development in Palm Oil, January 21, 2019.
  • Sunflower Journal, Educational - Research Monthly, Edible Oils Industry.
  • Journal of Economic Process: Economic, Social and Cultural Monthly.
  • Membership in Iranian Phytopathological Society (IPS). 1993-Present.
  • Membership in Iranian Biotechnology Society (IBS). 2001-Present.
  • Membership in International Seed Testing Association (ISTA). 2007-2011.
  • Membership in Iranian Agricultural & Natural Resources Engineering Organization (IANREO), 2006-Present.