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Thursday 9 May 2013 11:50
Iranian biochemist, biologist added to ISI list
The name of two Iranian researchers has been included in the list of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) for the first time in the fields of biochemistry and biology.
Iranian biochemist, biologist added to ISI list
TEHRAN (Asremrooz): Ali Akbar Mousavi Movahhedi, Head of Biophysics Department of Tehran University and Ali Akbar Sabouri Head of Biochemistry and Biophysics Studies of Tehran University were added to the ISI list.

The name of some Iranian chemists, mathematicians and pharmacologists has already been added to the list of top scientists in the world.

Iran has taken wide strides in science and technology in recent years.

In March, Iranian Minister of Science, Research and Technology Kamran Daneshjou announced Iran's astonishing growth in the world's scientific output, and said that Iran's world rankings in different scientific scales have improved.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran has improved its ranking to 17 in 2013 from 20 in 2012 in the scale of Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) and to 15 in 2013 from 17 in 2012 in the Scopus scale," Daneshjou said at the time.

He noted that reference to scientific journal articles written by Iranian scientists has increased in recent years which shows the quality of these articles.

Also in March, a government report said Iran's ranking in the field of nanotechnology has considerably improved in the past eight years.

Iran now stands 9 th in the world and 1 st in the Middle East in the field of nanotechnology.

The report noted that attaining the 29 th place in the world and 2 nd place in the region in area of registered nano inventions has also been among the country's achievements in the last eight years.

Last year, an Iranian official announced that Iran stands 14 th in the world ranking of biotechnological advancements.

"Iran has attained desirable capabilities in the field of biotechnology in recent years and has ranked 14 among the 46 world states which are active in this arena," Head of the Presidential Office's Technological and Innovations Cooperation Center Hamidreza Amirinia said in Tehran in December.

"Today the development of biotechnology has increased the level of social welfare, developed the exports market and created health tourism infrastructures in the country," he added.
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