Ms Leilasadat Asadyar

M.Sc. Science in Biology: Plant Science – Systematic EcologyUniversity of Urmia, Iran

B.Sc. Biology- Microbiology, Islamic Azad University (Kerman Branch), Iran

My master’s degree is Plant science. In the thesis project, I applied molecular (Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA and Inter Simple Sequence Repeats) and morphological markers to establish the level of genetic relationships and polymorphism across genotypes of Elaeagnus angustifolia in Iran. My research project was for the first time in Iran and few papers were published about the assessment of genetic diversity of Russian olive in the world. I graduated as top student ranked among all master students at the Urmia university. I published two peer reviewed journal articles from my master thesis and one is under review. My bachelor’s degree is Microbiology. It is four years’ program (full-time) with 138 credits and one semester internship. I attended the coursework for 4 months in a laboratory of Physical, Chemical and Microbial Analysis of Foodstuff and attained a certification. In the thesis project, I examined the quality foodstuff (including vegetables and their products, fruit products, nutritional seeds, meat and etc.) by applying physical (i.e. Polarimetry and Hydrometry), chemical (i.e. Gas Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry) and microbial (i.e. PCR-based method, real-time PCR, Pour Plate Count) methods to make sure about food safety and labelling products. I graduated as top three students ranked among all bachelor students at the University of Kerman.

Currently, I am working as a Research Assistant to Dr Mark Harrison during the research project titled of ‘Agave and Sugarcane: Integrated Bioindustries’, to Dr Fatima Naim Eftekhari during the research project titled of ‘Extracting High Value Metabolites from Banana Biomass Waste’ at Queensland University of Technology, and to Professor Zhihong Xu and Dr Shahla Hosseini Bai at Griffith University on the project titled of  ‘Increases soil available nitrogen and plant-to-soil carbon input after biochar application’.

Moreover, I worked as a Laboratory Assistant and University Lecturer at Plant Laboratory, Department of Agriculture, Payame Noor University of Kerman in Iran for about 3 years.

Furthermore, I was as a Research Assistant to Associate Professor Fatima Rahmani at Biotechnology and Chemical Institute, University of Urmia in Iran for one year. The role provided assistance during the project titled ‘Variability of fatty acid composition among eight Salvia species grown in Iran’.


Asadiar, L.S., Rahmani, F., Siami, A (2012) “Assessment of genetic diversity in Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) based on ISSR genetic Markers”, Revista Ciencia Agronomica Journal, Vol 44, No 2, pp 310-316. (Article citation: 17)

Asadiar, L.S., Rahmani, F., Siami, A (2012) “Assessment of genetic variation in Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) based on morphological traits and RAPD genetic markers”, Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, Vol 6, No 9, pp 1652-1661. (Article citation: 5)

Asadiar, L.S., Rahmani, F., Siami, A (2011) “Assessment of genetic variation of Elaeagnus genus in west Azarbayejan province using RAPD and ISSR genetic markers”, The 7th National Biotechnology Congress of I.R, Niroo Research Institute, Tehran, Iran, Sep 2011 /

Sepehry Javan, Z., Rahmani, F., Asadyar, L.S (2017) “Assessment of fatty acid compositions among Salvia species by applying GC-MS method”, Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Under Review.

Asadyar, L.S., Rahmani F (2017) “Efficiency of using ISSR and RAPD markers in evaluation of genetic relationships in Russian olive” Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment. Submitted.

Asadyar, L.S., Xu, C.Y., Wallace, H. M.,  Xu, Z., Hosseini-Bai, S (2017) “Alteration of soil-microbe-plant nitrogen isotope composition after biochar application” Ready for Submission.