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Introducing the managers

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Curriculum Vitae

S e y e d M o h a m m a d A k r a m i , 


Associate Professor in Medical Genetics


Personal Information

Marital Status: Married

Nationality: IranianDate of Birth:1970


Background & Qualifications


1988-1995; Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran;                     M.D.

1998-2002; Institute of Genetics, Nottingham University, UK;           Ph.D.


M.D thesis topic:

Levothyroxine suppression therapy and single thyroid cold nodule. 

The result of this project was published in the Therapy 2005; 2(6): 883-888.


Ph.D. research topic: 

“Diagnostic Application of Human DNA Copy Number Analysis”

Human DNA cloning, Southern blotting, PCR, sequencing are some of the methods used during my PhD. My study examines human DNA copy number alterations at four different genes, which their mutations can result in four distinct human diseases. MAPH [Multiplex Amplifiable Probe Hybridization] has been applied on these genes;

  • TBX5 [Holt-Oram syndrome (HOS)]
  • PMP22 [Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A (CMT1A) and Hereditary Neuropathy with Liability to Pressure Palsies (HNPP)]
  • MSH2 and MLH1 [Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC)].

Attended Courses & Workshops


Undergraduate Advanced Taught Modules (6 months), Institute of Genetics, Nottingham University;

  • Medical Genetics                  - Cancer Genetics
  • Ageing, Sex and DNA Repair         - Lab project in cloning human DNA
  • Medical Molecular Genetics

Some of courses by Graduate School, Nottingham University; Introduction to creating & publishing web pages, Nature of PhD and the supervision process, Further presentation skills, Intermediate Web Publishing, Planning Research & Time Management, Computing and Molecular Biology, Building a Bibliography, How to prepare an Effective Poster Presentation.

Attended courses by awarded fellowships from the organizers;

  1. Sep 13-14, 2003: workshop on “Embryonic Stem Cell”. Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran.
  2. Nov 8-13, 2004: “SAGE course” organized by EMBO. AMC, Amsterdam, Netherlands (partly funded).
  3. Sep 24-28, 2006: “Molecular Cytogenetics and DNA Microarrays” organized by the European Genetic Foundation. Bertinoro, Italy (fully funded). 
  4. Sep 9-12, 2007: “Clinical Dysmorphology” organized by the European Genetic Foundation. Bologna, Italy (fully funded).
  5. 14-16 Aug 2016: “Health Diplomacy” organized by WHO. Tehran, Iran.


Work Experience

Assistant professor of the Endocrine and Metabolism Research Center (EMRC), Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) [19 April 2003- 26 May 2010].

Transferred to the Medical Genetics Department, TUMS [since 21 March 2006]. 

As a TUMS faculty, engaged in teaching, research, administration, genetic counseling and diagnostic services. 

Main lectures in human biology, molecular genetics, cancer genetics, genetic counseling, cytogenetics in different post graduate courses (MSc, PhD) in different Iranian Medical Universities.

Pasteur Institute of Iran Executive Advisor [Aug 2008- Feb 2010] 

Member of Board of Iranian Blood Research & Fractionation Holding Co. (, appointed by Iran Health Minister [Feb 2010- July 2014], was privatized by government.

TUMS Associate Professor since 26 May 2010.

Health Tourism Consultant of Iran ICHTO (Jan- Oct 2014).

Board member of Biodarou company active in human plasma and plasma derived medicines [since 24 Feb 2014].

Secretary for Council of Health Tourism and Health Affairs of Iran Free Zones [June 2014-2105].

President     Elect    of    Board    “Iranian    Society    of    Medical    Genetics”    since    June    2014.


Senior Advisor to International Affairs Dept. of Iran MOH&ME [July 2014- Dec. 2017].

Board member in Rasad private diagnostic laboratory [since July 2015] (

Head of Iran Helal Medical Complex, Iran Red Crescent [since 10 Dec 2017] (


Scientific Activity & Professional Membership

Full Registered Member of Iranian Medical Council since 1995 [No. 54361] as a Medical Doctor and since 2002 as a Medical Geneticist.

EMRC Representative in Iranian Molecular Medicine Network and Iranian Medical Biotechnology Network ( [2003-2006].

Member of Scientific Committee of FICCG2003 (First International Congress of Cancer Genetics) held 13-16 Dec 2003; Tehran.

Scientific manager of “Endocrinopathies Genetic Counseling” workshop (5 July 2004).

Scientific manager of “Basic Molecular Endocrinology” workshop (10-11 July 2004).

Reviewer of “Journal of Medical Ethics” since 2003, “Medical Science Monitor” since 2006, “Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics”, “Journal of Pediatric Genetics” since 2010, “Surgical Oncology” since 2013 and several Iranian Medical Journals (such as Yakhteh, Iranian Journal of Diabetes and Lipid Disorders, Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Iranian Journal of Public Health, Iranian Journal of Biotechnology). Member of Scientific Committee of the “First Iranian Conference of Genetic Diseases” 18-20 Dec 2004; Tehran.

Member of Research Council of Iranian Molecular Medicine Network since Jan 2005


Member of Scientific Committee of “International Conference on Diabetes and Obesity- ICDO 2005” 20-22 April 2005; Tehran.

Vice     president     of    “Iranian    Society     of    Medical    Genetics”    (Apr    2005-    Feb     2008).


Member    of    Management    Committee    of    Faculty    Union    of    TUMS,    since    May    2005


Invited speaker of the Iranian Endocrinologists Society. Title of talk: Genetics of Endocrinopathies. 10 Nov 2005.

Representative of the Iranian Society of Medical Genetics in the “Iranian Scientific Association of Clinical Laboratory” Management Committee ( since 2006.

Member of Scientific Committee of “Third International Workshop on Application of Advanced Molecular Methods for Diagnosis of Human Genetic Disease” 3-7 Dec 2005; NRCGEB, Tehran.Invited speaker of the “Heart and New Technology 2006” conference. Title of talk: Approach to a Cardiac Congenital Abnormality from Medical Genetics aspect. 2 March 2006.

Invited speaker of the “The 1st international Kuwait Medical Genetics Conference 2006”. 12-14 March.

Title of talk: Ethics of Genetic Counseling; Islamic prospective. 

Member of Genetic Counseling National Committee of Iran Health Ministry. Since 4 Apr 2006. Member of Scientific Committee of the “Second Iranian Conference of Genetic Diseases” 6-8 May 2006; Tehran.

Mentor and advisor of Medical doctor students, TUMS, since Sep 2006.

Invited speaker of the National workshop on Codes of Ethics in Research. Title of talk: Specific Codes of Ethics in Genetic Research. 15 Nov 2006.

Member of Scientific Committee of the “Second International congress of cancer Genetics” 30 Nov- 2 Dec 2006; Tehran.

Invited lecture, Ross University- Dominica. 25-29 Nov 2006.

Member of Scientific & Executive Committee of the “Lab-Med congress, Laboratory & Internal Medicine” 11-14 Jan 2007; Tehran.

Remote Training Center Director of Hybrid Courses by the European Genetic Foundation, Italy.

( for:

“The 18th Course in Medical Genetics” May 15-21 2005 ,

“The 9th Course in Cancer Genetics” Oct 1-5 2005,

“The 7th course in Genetic Counseling in Practice” Nov 9-14 2006,

“The 20th course in Medical Genetics”. May 5-11 2007,

“The 10th Course in Cancer Genetics” Sep 30-Oct 3 2007.

Education deputy of Medical Genetics department, TUMS May 2007-2008.

Member of National Board of Human Genetics, Ministry of Health, since Nov 2007.

Member of National Ethics Committee in Medical Sciences Researches, Research and Technology deputy, Ministry of Health, since Oct 2009. (

Member of National Bioethics Committee- UNESCO since 2010. (

Editorial board member of international journals; Basic Sciences of Medicine (, Journal of

Aging and Gerontology (, 

Speaker of the “The 3rd international Kuwait Medical Genetics Conference 2010”. 4-6 Oct. Title of talk: Analysis of genomic imbalances in patient with non-Mendelian multiple congenital anomalies and normal karyotype. 

Active member of Iranian delegates in UNESCO IBC-IGBC meeting; Paris, France; 26-29 Oct 2010.


Invited speaker of three sessions in Theoretical and Practical Course "Genetic Applications in Human and Animal Health" Basra University, Iraq organized by ICGEB. 20-25 March 2011.


Attending “IPFA/PEI 19th International Workshop on Surveillance and Screening of Blood Borne Pathogens”- Budapest, Hungary, 22-25 May 2012


Oral presentation in “9th Global Summit of the National ethics Committees” 26-28 Sep. 2012, Tunisia. Organized by WHO. Entitled; Ethics of PND and PGD.


Keynote Invited Speaker in “International Symposium on Biotechnology and Conservation of Species from Arid Regions” 12 Feb. 2013, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. Entitled; Bioethics and Stem cell; debates and current issues.


Oral presentation in “2nd Int. Congress in Immunology, Asthma and Allergy” 19 Feb. 2013, Laleh Hotel. Organized by TUMS. Entitled; IvIg@ IBRF; what do we do?!


Oral presentation in “3rd National Medical Ethics Congress” 21 Feb. 2013, Razi Conf. Center. Organized by MEHR, TUMS. Entitled; Ethical Issues in ARTs for patients with Sexual disorders.

Attending “IPFA/PEI 20th International Workshop on Surveillance and Screening of Blood Borne Pathogens”- Helsinki, Finland, 23-24 April 2013


Oral presentation in “4th Conference on Health Tourism in Islamic Countries” Nov. 26-27, 2013, Razavi Hospital – Mashhad. Entitled; Medical Genetic Services as a Health Tourism Attraction.


Oral presentation in “20th anniversary of Bioethics activities of UNESCO”. Dec. 15, 2013, Shahid Beheshti University. Entitled; Teaching Bioethics, overview, challenges, future works. 


Oral presentation in 29th Course in Medical Genetics May 17 - 21, 2015 University Residential Centre of Bertinoro, Italy on “Carrier Screening and IRI achievements” 


Oral presentation in 14th Iranian Genetics Congress. 21-23 May 2016, Shahid Beheshti University. Entitled; Impact of Environment in Cancer Genetics.


Honors and Awards


Winner of the "Best Poster Prize", Clinical Laboratory Science School Conference, Nottingham University, 2000.

Full scholarship to study for a PhD degree in Genetics at Nottingham University, awarded by Iran Ministry of Health and Medical Education


Nottingham University, Graduate School Travel grant to attend “51st Annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. San Diego, USA, 2001”




  1. Detection of a large TBX5 deletion in a family with Holt-Oram syndrome. SM Akrami, RM Winter, JD Brook, and JAL Armour. Journal of Medical Genetics. 2001; 38: e44.
  2. DNA copy number analysis by Multiplex Amplifiable Probe Hybridization (MAPH): Molecular Diagnostic Applications. EJ Hollox, SM Akrami and JAL Armour. Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics. 2002; 2(4): 370-378.
  3. Metabolic and clinical effects of Ramadan fasting in patients with type II diabetes. B Larijani, Sh Yarahmadi, MH Bastanhagh, M Pajouhi, RB Jalili, F Zahedi, K Zendehdel, and SM Akrami. Journal of College of Physicians Surgical Pakistan. 2003; 13(6): 329-32.
  4. The agreement between QUS and DXA in the diagnosis of osteoporosis. MH Dabaghmanesh, B Larijani, A Soltani, M Pajouhi, SM Akrami, H Adibi, and Z Hamidi. Iranian South Medical Journal. 2002; 5(1): 55-59. [Persian]
  5. Human Cloning. SM Akrami. Journal of Medical Council of Islamic Republic of Iran. 2003; 21(1): 76-77 [Persian].
  6. Diagnosis of Gene Dosage Alterations at The PMP22 Gene Using MAPH. SM Akrami, JS Rowland, GR Taylor, and JAL Armour. Journal of Medical Genetics. 2003; 40(11): e123.
  7. Diagnostic Value of Frozen Section Examination in Thyroid Nodule Surgery at the Shariati Hospital (1997–2000). M Shirzad, B Larijani, A Hedayat, N Kamalian, R Baradar-Jalili, F Bandarian, SM Tavangar, and SM Akrami. Endocrine Pathology. 2003; 14(3): 263-268.
  8. Gene dosage analysis by multiplex amplifiable probe hybridization. JAL Armour, IA Rad, EJ Hollox, SM Akrami, GS Cross. Methods in Molecular Medicine. 2004; 92: 125-39. 
  9. Effects of levothyroxine suppressive therapy on bone mineral density in premenopausal women. B Larijani, F Gharibdoost, M Pajouhi, A Sadjadi, S Aghakhani, R Eshraghian, SM Akrami, G Maalouf. Journal of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics. 2004; 29(1): 1-5. 
  10. Book Chapter; Genetics of Thyroid Cancer in “Diagnosis and Treatment of Thyroid Cancers, a review of thyroid cancers in Iran” p 41-70. 2004. Tehran; Tehran University of Medical Sciences Publication [Persian].
  11. Book Chapter; Genetic factors in common diseases in “Genetics of Diseases” p. 243-299. 2004. Tehran; Tehran University of Medical Sciences Publication [Persian].
  12. Molecular Genetics Laboratory Establishment for Endocrinopathies. SM Akrami, P Amiri. Iranian Journal of Diabetes and Lipid disorders. 2004; 3(2): 207 [Persian].
  13. Genetics of Holt-Oram Syndrome. SM Akrami, P Amiri. Iranian Journal of Pediatrics. 2003; 13(2): 153- 160 [Persian].
  14. Brain death: Recent ethical and religious considerations in Iran. SM Akrami, Z Osati, F Zahedi, M Raza. Transplantation Proceedings. 2004;36(10): 2883-2887. 
  15. A simple method to screen for exonic deletions and duplications in HNPCC genes. SM Akrami, M Dunlop, I Frayling, F Macdonald, J Harvey, JAL Armour. Familial Cancer. 2005; 4(2): 145-149.
  16. Diabetes mellitus following pituitary adenomectomy in euglycemic patients with acromegaly. B Larijani, M Nakhjavani, R Baradar-Jalili, SM Akrami, F Bandarian.Journal of College of Physicians Surgical Pakistan. 2005; 15(7): 430-32.
  17. Role of levothyroxine suppressive therapy for benign cold nodules of thyroid: a randomized, doubleblind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. B Larijani, M Pajouhi, MH Bastanhagh, A Sadjadi, S Aghakhani, F Zare, N Sedighi, MR Eshraghian, AH Nadjafi, MR Amini, H Adibi, SM Akrami. Therapy. 2005; 2(6): 883-888.
  18. Insulin production by Human Stem Cells. B Larijani, SM Akrami, MM Amoli. Iranian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2005; 7(3): 269-278 [Persian].
  19. Special Attention in Prenatal Genetic Counseling of Familial Cancer Syndromes. SM Akrami.Medical Journal of Reproduction and Infertility. 2006; 6(5): 563-564 [Persian].
  20. Review of compiling of ethical guidelines for genetic research in Iran. E Motevasseli, SM Akrami, S Zeinali, MH Modaresi, A Parsapour, K Aramesh, M Mohammadian, B Larijani.Journal of Babol University of Medical Sciences. 2005; 5: 49-54 [Persian].
  21. Genetics of Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC). SM Akrami. Archives of Iranian Medicine. 2006; 9(4): 381 – 389.
  22. Consanguineous marriage; genetic counseling, culture and religious aspects. SM Akrami. Iranian Journal of Pediatrics. 2006; 16(3): 359- 365 [Persian].
  23. A common polymorphism in the promoter of UCP2 gene in an Iranian normal population. J Heidari, SM Akrami, R Heshmat, PAmiri, H Fakhrzadeh, M Pajouhi.Iranian Journal of Diabetes and Lipid disorders. 2006; 5(3): 209- 215 [Persian].
  24. Association study of polymorphism of the PPAR-γ2 gene and obesity. H Mirzaei, T Golmohammadi, SM Akrami, M Doosti, M Nakhjavani, R Heshmat, P Amiri. Iranian Journal of Diabetes and Lipid disorders. 2006; 6(1): 9-16 [Persian]. 
  25. Is Consanguineous Marriage Religiously Encouraged? Islam and Iranians Considerations. SM Akrami, Z Osati. Journal of Biosocial Science. 2007; 39(2): 313-316.
  26. Association Studies in the Common Endocrine Diseases. SM Akrami, J Heidari. Tehran University Medical Journal. 2007; 64(11): 1-10 [Persian].
  27. Genetic Counseling in Diabetes. SM Akrami.Iranian Journal of Diabetes and Lipid disorders. 2007; 6(3):205-214 [Persian].
  28. Association study of apoA-I gene polymorphisms and lipid profile and type 2 diabetes in an Iranian population. A Besharati, S.M. Akrami, R. Heshmat, P Yaghmaee. Journal of Medical Council of Islamic Republic of Iran. 2007; 25(2): 132-141 [Persian].
  29. A 36 years old woman with Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS): (case report). SM Akrami, GR Yousefzadeh. Tehran University Medical Journal. 2007; 65(9): 77-81 [Persian].
  30. The Common -866G/A Polymorphism of the UCP2 Gene in Healthy Iranians Compared with World Populations. SM Akrami, J Heidari, R Heshmat, P Amiri, H Fakhrzadeh, M Pajouhi. Human Biology. 2007; 79(1): 103-110.
  31. Mutation Detection of RET proto-oncogene (Cys634Arg) in an Iranian child. E Alvandi, M Pedram, AR Soroush, B Noorinayer, SM Akrami. Iranian Journal of Pediatrics. 2007; 7(Sup 2):301-305


  1. Prevalence of consanguineous marriages among patients referred to diabetes and osteoporosis clinics of Dr Shariati hospital, Tehran, Iran. S Rashid Shomali, V Montazeri, SM Akrami, R Heshmat, B Larijani.Iranian Journal of Diabetes and Lipid disorders. 2007; 7(1):85-90 [Persian].
  2. Case Report of a lady with 13:14 translocation- Special Attention in Prenatal Genetic Counseling of chromosomal translocations. SM Akrami, M Maddah.Medical Journal of Reproduction and

Infertility. 2007; 32: 283-286 [Persian].

  1. Association of Cys 311 Ser Polymorphism of Paraoxonase-2 Gene with the Risk of Coronary Artery Disease. A Jalilian, E Javadi, SM Akrami, H Fakhrzadeh, R Heshmat, M Rahmani, F Bandarian. Archives of Iranian Medicine. 2008; 11 (5): 544 – 549. 
  2. Genetic Counseling in Southern Iran: Consanguinity and Reason for Referral. M Fathzadeh, MA Babaie Bigi, M Bazrgar, M Yavarian, HR Tabatabaee, SM Akrami.Journal of Genetic Counseling. 2008; 17(5):472-9.
  3. Case report of a patient with Athroembolism and treatment with low level laser. N Kazemikho, SM Akrami, S Mokameli. Medical Laser. 2008; 5(2): 36-38.
  4. Ethical Dilemmas on the Science of Forensic Genetics. SM Akrami, A Bastani. Iranian Journal of Ethics in Science & Technology. 2008; 3(1,2): 51-60 [Persian].
  5. Is there a Significant Trend in Prevalence of Consanguineous Marriage in Tehran?: A Review of Three Generations. SM Akrami, S Rashid Shomali, V Montazeri, R Heshmat, B Larijani. Journal of Genetic Counseling. 2009; 18(1):82-86.
  6. Effects study of low level laser therapy on treatment of levels II, III of diabetic foot. N Kazemikho, ME Khamse, F Hashem Dabaghian, M. Hajizade, SM Akrami. Iranian Journal of Diabetes and Lipid disorders. 2009; 8(2): 195-202 [Persian]. 
  7. Polymorphism of Pro12Ala in the Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma2 Gene in Iranian Diabetic and Obese Subjects. H Mirzaei, SM Akrami, T Golmohammadi, M Doosti, R Heshmat, M Nakhjavani, P Amiri. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2009; 7(5):453-8.
  8. Dose L1 Retrotransposition Cause Neuronal Loss in Neurodegenerative Disorders? L Habibi, SM Akrami, MA Shokrgozar. Iran Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ideas. 2010, 4:4.
  9. Possible Association of the -866G/A UCP2 gene Promoter Polymorphism with type 2 Diabetes and Obesity in the Iranian population: a case control study. J Heidari, SM Akrami, R Heshmat, P Amiri, H Fakhrzadeh, M Pajouhi. Archives of Iranian Medicine. 2010; 13(5):384-390.
  10. Preventing medical error in therapeutic abortion. SM Akrami, A Bastani, Z Osati. Journal of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine. 2010; 3(4):27-36 [Persian].
  11. Molecular Analysis of the RET Proto-Oncogene Key Exons in Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma Patients: a Comprehensive Study of the Iranian Population. E Alvandi, SM Akrami, M Chiani, M Hedayati, B Noori Nayer, MR Mohajeri Tehrani, M Nakhjavani, and M Pedram. Thyroid. 2011; 21(4): 373-382.
  12. Man evolution: an Islamic point of view. S Ghafouri-Fard and SM Akrami. Eur. J. Sci. Theol. 2011; 7(3): 17-28.
  13. Blood Donation and Medical Ethics. A Safarifard, S Rivandi, SM Akrami. Journal of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine. 2011; 4(6): 15-26 [Persian].
  14. Study of low level laser effect on nerve conduction velocity in diabetic neuropathy patients. F Hashem Dabaghian, N Kazemikho, ME Khamse, R Aghili, B Forugh, AO Gushegir, M Malek, M Lajevardi, SM Akrami.Iranian Journal of Diabetes and Lipid disorders. 2011; 11(1):54-59 [Persian].
  15. 2q34-qter duplication and 4q34.2-qter deletion in a patient with developmental delay. A RashidiNezhad, N Parvaneh, F Farzanfar, C Azimi, L Harewood, SM Akrami, A Reymond. European Journal of Medical Genetics. 2012; 55(3):203-10.
  16. A comparative study on the prevalence of familial and non – familial Marriages among parents of exceptional children in Tehran. GA Afrooz, E Hakimirad, MGA Lavasani, SAN Kharazi, SM Akrami. Journal of Applied Psycology Research. 2011; 2(1):17-26 [Persian]
  17. The Role of Ile3434Thr XRCC7 Gene Polymorphism in Differentiated Thyroid Cancer in an Iranian population. R Rahimi, S Fayaz, A Fard-Esfahani, MH Modarressi, SM Akrami, P Fard-Esfahani. Iranian Biomedical Journal. 2012; 16(4):218-22.
  18. Genetics of consanguineous marriage: Impact and importance of counseling. SM Akrami. Journal of Pediatric Genetics. 2012; 1(4), 217-20.
  19. Genes or Environment; which one specifies our Future? SM Akrami, A Bastani, MH Moddarresi, F Reihani, V Karmirad. Iranian J of Bioethics. 2012, 2(4); 181-193 [Persian].
  20. Study of pre, peri and post natal conditions of Iranian patients affected by multiple congenital anomalies. A Rashidi-Nezhad, L Fakhri, S Hantoush Zadeh, E Amini, N Sajjadian, P Hossein Zadeh, F Niknam, SM Akrami. Tehran University Medical Journal, 2013; 70(10): 659-664 [Persian].
  21. Normal and tumor cervical cells respond differently to vaginal lactobacilli, independent of pH and lactate. E Motevaseli, M Shirzad, SM Akrami, AS Mousavi, A Mirsalehian, MH Modarressi. J Med Microbiol. 2013;62(7):1065-72.
  22. Effect of Heavy Metals on Silencing of Engineered Long Interspersed Element-1 Retrotransposon Retrotransposon in Nondividing Neuroblastoma Cell Line. L Habibi, MA Shokrgozar, M Motamedi, SM Akrami. Iranian Biomedical Journal. 2013;17(4): 171-8. 
  23. Medical Ethics in Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory. A Safarifard, S Rivandi, SM Akrami. Journal of Medical Council of Islamic Republic of Iran. 2013;31(1):50-60 [Persian].  
  24. Report on attending 9th Global Summit of the National Ethics Committees, Tunisia. SM Akrami. Iranian Journal of Ethics in Science and Technology. 2013; 8(2): 96-97 [Persian].
  25. A metabolomic study on the effect of intravascular laser blood irradiation on type 2 diabetic patients. N Kazemi Khoo, A Iravani, M Arjmand, F Vahabi, M Lajevardi, SM Akrami, Z Zamani. Lasers in Medical Science. 2013; 28(6):1527-32.
  26. Mercury specifically induces LINE-1 activity in a human neuroblastoma cell line. L Habibi, MA Shokrgozarb, M Tabrizi, MH Modarressi, SM Akrami. Mutation Research- Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis. 2014; 759, 9–20.
  27. In vitro Therapeutic Effects of Low Level Laser at mRNA Level on the Release of Skin Growth Factors from Fibroblasts in Diabetic Mice. N Kazemi khoo, MA Shokrgozar, I Ragerdi Kashani, A Amanzadeh, E Mostafavi, H Sanati, L Habibi, S Talebi, M Abouzaripour, and SM Akrami. Avicenna J Med Biotech 2014; 6(2): 113-118.
  28. Sex Change: Ethical, Islamic Jurisprudence and Legal Aspects. S. Arab, R. Pazokii , SM Akrami. Iranian Journal of Ethics in Science and Technology. 2014; 8(4); 12-23 [Persian].
  29. Abortion: Ethical and Legal Considerations in Iran (chapter 7; 117-134) by SM Akrami and S Ghafouri-Fard in Biomedical Ethics in Iran An Application of Islamic Bioethics 2014. AR Bagheri. Published by Eubios Ethics Institute
  30. Evaluating the Extent of LINE-1 Mobility Following Exposure to Heavy Metals in HepG2 Cells. A ‎Karimi, Z Madjd, L Habibi, SM Akrami. Biological Trace Element Research. 2014; 160(1):143-151.
  31. Exposure of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Cells to Low-Level As2O3 Causes an Extra Toxicity Pathway ‎via L1 Retrotransposition In‎duction. A Karimi, Z Madjd, L Habbi, SM Akrami. Toxicology letters. 2014; 229(1):111-117.
  32. The effect of homozygous deletion of the BBOX1and Fibingenes on carnitine level and acyl carnitine profile. A Rashidi-Nezhad, S Talebi, H Saebnouri, SM Akrami, A Reymond. BMC Medical Genetics. 2014;15(1):75.
  33. miRNA-21 expression analysis in 35 colorectal cancer. N Samadaian, MH Modaresi, M Mobasheri, R Ebrahim Zadeh Vesal, SM Akrami. Tehran Univ Med J. 2014;72(5):301-306 [Persian].


  1. Retrotransposons and pediatric genetic disorders: importance and implications. SM Akrami, L Habibi. Journal of Pediatric Genetics. 2014; 3(1): 9–16.
  2. Novel Trends in Genetics: Transposable Elements and Their Application in Medicine. F Vand Rajabpour, R Raoofian, L Habibi, SM Akrami, M Tabrizi. Archives of Iranian Medicine, 2014; 17(10): 702-712.
    1. Analysis of G>A change in splicing site of intron 6 of XRCC4 gene in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). M Rahimi, P Fard-Esfahani, Sh Fayaz, A Fard-Esfahani, MH Modarressi, SM Akrami. ISMJ, 2014; 17(4): 542-549 [Persian].
    2. Effect of Copper Sulfate on Expression of Endogenous L1 Retrotransposons in HepG2 Cells (Hepatocellular Carcinoma). Karimi A, Majidzadeh-A K, Madjd Z, Akbari A, Habibi L, Akrami SM. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2015; 165(2):131-4.
    3. Consanguineous marriage from medical genetics, Quran and hadith perspectives. HR Basiri, M Gohari, SM Akrami. Seghlain Journal. 2015; 1(4); 523-542 [Persian].
    4. Genetic counseling relying on Islamic consultation principles. M Gohari, HR Basiri, SM Akrami. Teb & Tazkieh J. 2014; 23 (3-4): 79-86 [Persian].
    5. Ethical Challenges of Human Biobanks. M Zaki, A Saber, SM Akrami, A Keramatipur, AR Milanifar.Ethics in Science & Technology. 2015; 10(2): 11-20 [Persian].
    6. The Effect of Lactobacillus crispatus and Lactobacillus rhamnosus Culture Supernatants on

Expression of Autophagy Genes and HPV E6 and E7 Oncogenes in The HeLa Cell Line. E Motevaseli, R Azam, SM Akrami, MA Mazlomy, M Saffari, MH Modarressi, M daneshvar, S Ghafouri-Fard. Cell Journal (Yakhteh) 2016;17(4):601-7. 

  1. Genetic Counseling and Genetic Tests Ethical Challenges. Bereshneh AH, Nejad AS and Akrami SM@. J Clin Res Bioeth. 2015, 6(5): 238.
  2. Ethical issues in prenatal diagnosis and therapeutic abortion in Iran. A Hosseini Bereshneh, A Salmaninejad, SM Akrami@. Arvand Journal of Health and Medical Sciences. 2016, 1(2): 61-67.
  3. Low-Level Laser Therapy Along With Intravascular Laser in Deep Pressure Ulcer Resistant to Conventional Therapies. N Kazemikhoo, MR Rahbar, SM Akrami. J Skin Stem Cell. 2015. 2(4):e30686.
  4. Mitochondrial Copy Number and D-Loop Variants in Pompe Patients. F Bahreini, SM Houshmand, MH Modaressi, H Tonekaboni, S Shahriari, F Nazari, SM Akrami@. Cell Journal (Yakhteh). 2016, 18(3):405-15.
  5. Association study of rs2228570 SNP of the VDR gene with spermatogenesis disorders in infertile men in Iranian population. M Mohebi, F Karami, MH Modarressi, SM Akrami@. Tehran Uni Med J, 2016, 74(2): 84-91 [Persian].
  6. Deregulation of miR-1, miR486, and let-7a in cytogenetically normal acute myeloid leukemia: association with NPM1 and FLT3 mutation and clinical characteristics. SS Seyyedi, M Soleimani, M Yaghmaie, M Ajami, M Ajami, S Pourbeyranvand, K Alimoghaddam, SM Akrami@. Tumour Biol. 2016, 37(4):4841-7.
  7. Aberrant methylation detection of the hMLH1 promoter and the IGF2 DMR region using methylation-sensitive high resolution melting (MS-HRM) in colorectal cancer. R Azizi, M KarimiArzenani, M Ghaffarpour, M Tabrizi, S Talebi, H Ajdarkosh, SM Akrami@. Arvand J of Health and Medical Sciences. 2016, 1(3): 142-150.
  8. Human Identification from the viewpoint of Quran, the innocent ones’ Hadiths and Genetics. M Gohari, HR Basiri, SM Akrami. Med Fiqh J. 2016, 8(26, 27): 175-194 [Persian].
  9. Ethical issues associated with advanced paternal age and genetic disorders in their offspring. H Yazdekhasti, Z Rajabi, SM Akrami@. Arvand J of Health and Medical Sciences. 2016, 1(4): 191-98.
  10. Phospho-SMC1 in-Cell ELISA based Detection of Ataxia Telangiectasia. M Zaki dizaji, N Rezaei, M Yaghmaie, M Yaseri, S J Sayedi, G Azizi, A Aghamohammadi, SM Akrami@. Int J Pediatr. 2016, 4(12): 3957-3967.
  11. Prevention of laboratory errors in genetic study and related ethical issues: a case report. H Habibi, M Nekavand, SM Akrami@. Iran Journal of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine. 2017; 9(5): 63-70.
  12. Scientific updates in therapeutic interventions of inherited hearing loss. Bereshneh AH, Purmoshir N AS and Akrami SM@. Journal of Medical Council of Islamic Republic of Iran. 2016; 34(4): 347-356 [Persian].
  13. Ataxia telangiectasia syndrome: moonlighting ATM. M Zaki dizaji, SM Akrami, H Abolhassani, N Rezaei, A Aghamohammadi. Expert Review of Clinical Immunology. 2017; 13(12):1155-1172.
  14. Inflammation, a significant player of Ataxia-Telangiectasia pathogenesis? M Zaki-Dizaji, SM Akrami, G Azizi, H Abolhassani, A Aghamohammadi. Inflamm Res. 2018
  15. Molecular changes in obese and depressive patients are similar to neurodegenerative disorders. L Habibi, A Tafakhori, R Hadiani, M Maserat-Mashhadi, Z Kafrash, S Torabi, M Azhdarzadeh, SM Akrami, M Mahmoudi, R Dinarvand. Iran J Neurol. 2017; 16(4):192-200.
  16. Mitochondrial Variants in Pompe Disease: A Comparison between Classic and Non-Classic Forms. F Bahreini, M Houshmand, MH Modarressi, SM Akrami. Cell J. 2018; 20(3):333-339. 


Research Thesis Supervision


  1. “Association study between the promoter of UCP-2 gene polymorphism and type 2 Diabetes and obesity”. Endocrinology fellow thesis (Dr Javad Heidari), TUMS. The study was finished in Dec 2005.
  2. “Association study between the PPAR2 (Peroxisome Proliferator Activated

Receptor 2) gene polymorphism and type 2 diabetes and obesity”. Clinical Biochemistry MSc thesis (Mr Hasan Mirzaei), TUMS. The study was finished in May 2006.

  1. “Study of Consanguineous marriage frequency in three generations in people admitted to the EMRC Clinic”. Medical Doctor thesis (Miss Somaieh RashidShomali & Vahideh Montazeri), TUMS. The study was finished in Sep 2006.
  2. “Association study between the apoA-1 (Apolipoprotein) gene polymorphism and type 2 diabetes”. Cell and Molecular Science MSc thesis (Ms Afsaneh Besharati), Tehran Azad University. The study was finished in Feb 2007.
  3. “Study of the RET gene mutations in Iranian patients with Medullary Thyroid Cancer”. Human Genetics MSc thesis (Mr Ehsan Alvandi), TUMS. The study was finished in May 2007.
  4. “New Microsatellite around fibrinogen genes for diagnosis of carrier parents”. Biotechnology MSc thesis (Miss Fatemeh Javadi Zarnaghi), Tehran University. The study was finished in Sep 2008.
  5. “Impact of biological factors on criminal behavior, emphasis on genetic factors”. Law and Criminology MSc thesis (Mr Amir Bastani), Tehran University. The study was finished in Feb 2009.
  6. “Evaluation XRCC4 and XRCC7 genes in patients with Differentiated Thyroid Cancer (DTC)”. Biology-Genetics MSc thesis (Miss. Maryam Rahimi), Tehran Islamic Azad University. The study was finished in Sep 2011.
  7. “Analysis of expression of a cervix cancer biomarker (e.g. β hcg) and assesment of cell proliferation and apoptosis of cervix cancer cell line in relation to 2 common vaginal lactobacilli”. Medical Genetics PhD thesis (Mrs Elahe Motevasseli), TUMS. The study was finished in Feb 2012.
  8. "Analysis of Genomic Imbalances in Patients with Non-Mendelian Multiple Congenital Anomalies and Normal Karyotype". Medical Genetics PhD thesis (Mr Ali Rashidinezhad), TUMS University. The study was finished in Apr 2012.
  9. “Jurisprudence and Legal Principles of Government Functions in Support of patients with specific disorders”. MSc degree Thesis in Jurisprudence and Islamic Law (Mr Ali Ramezanpoor Darvishi), Tehran Quran and Hadith University. The study was finished in Jan 2013.
  10. “Jurisprudence and Legal study of Genetic Technology and Human Implications”. PhD degree Thesis in Jurisprudence and Private Law (Mrs Zahra Sadat Mirhashemi), Motahari University. The study was finished in Jan 2013.
  11. “Promoter Methylation Analysis of MLH1 and IGF2 Genes in Colorectal Cancer”. Human Genetics MSc thesis (Miss Razieh Azizi), TUMS. The study was finished in May 2013.
  12. "Study of L1 Retrotransposition induction in neuronal cell line and its effect on apoptotic fate". Medical Genetics PhD thesis (Miss Laleh Habibi), TUMS. The study was finished in Sep 2013.
  13. “Expression analysis of miRNA21 and PTEN gene in tissue sample of colorectal cancer in comparison with normal colorectal tissue”. Human Genetics MSc thesis (Miss Niusha Samadaian), TUMS. The study was finished in March 2014. 
  14. “Analysis the Effects of Autologous Fibroblast Transplantation alone and Combined with low level laser in Diabetic foot wound healing and comparison of VEGF, FGF, PDGF gene expression in these two methods”. Medical Genetics PhD thesis (Mrs Nushafarin Kazemikhoo), TUMS. The study was finished in March 2014.
  15. Evaluating the effects of heavy metals upon the induction of L1 retrotransposition and toxicity on HepG2 (Hepatocellular carcinoma). Molecular Medicine PhD thesis (Mr Abbas Karimi). IUMS. The study was finished in Sep 2014.
  16. “Genetic science on Quran and Hadith”. Quran and Hadith MSc thesis (Mrs Mayam Gohari), Alame Tabatabaee Un. The study was finished in Sep 2014.
  17. “Expression analysis of autophagy signaling pathways genes (PRKAA2[AMPK], ATG14) in cervical cancer cell line (Hela) in relation to vaginal lactobacilli (L.Crispatus and L. Rhamnosus)”. Human Genetics MSc thesis (Mrs Maryam Daneshvar), TUMS. The study was finished in Feb 2015.
  18. “Rights of malformed fetus in Imamieh Fiqh and law of Iran”. MSc degree Thesis in Jurisprudence and Islamic Law (Mrs Maryam Daneshvari), Tehran Quran and Hadith University. The study was finished in March 2015. 
  19. “Association study of rs2228570 and rs731236 SNPs of VDR gene with spermatogenesis disorders in infertile men in Iranian population”. Human Genetics MSc thesis (Mr Mehdi Mohebi), TUMS. The study was finished in July 2015.
  20. “Molecular, cytogenetic, flow cytometry study of Iranian patients with acute myeloid leukemia”. Medical Genetics PhD thesis (Mrs Samaneh Sadat Seyyedi), TUMS. The study was finished in Feb 2016.
  21. “Evaluation of ATPase 6/8, Cytochrome C oxidase Mitochondrial Genes and Dloop in Infantile and Adult Pompe Patients”. Medical Genetics PhD thesis (Mrs Fatemeh Bahreini), TUMS. The study was finished in March 2016.
  22. “Gene expression profileing in Ataxia-telangiectasia carriers and detection of carriers by a study of the chromosomal radiosensitivity with G2-chromatid breakage and SMC1 phosphorylation in perpheral blood lymphosytes”. Medical Genetics PhD thesis (Mr Majid Zaki dizaji), TUMS. The study was finished in July 2017.
  23. Association study of two SNP rs11172106 and rs703816 in STAT-6 gene and recurrent abortion. Genetic MSc thesis (Miss Shokufe Habibi Manesh), Tehran Shomal, Azad University. The study was finished in Feb 2018.
  24. Association study of two SNP rs841718 and rs324015 in STAT-6 gene and recurrent abortion. Genetic MSc thesis (Miss Shima Mohammad Ebrahim), Tehran Shomal, Azad University. The study was finished in Feb 2018.


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