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April 18, 2024
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Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran
Assistant Professor
Yousef Nami
Assistant Professor
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email y.nami@abrii.ac.ir
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Dr. Yousef Nami joined Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran (ABRII)-Food Biotechnology department in 2015. He received his PhD in Molecular Biotechnology from University Putra Malaysia in 2014 and postdoctoral research grants from ABRII working on the isolation of probiotic bacteria. His current research interest lies on the development of functional probiotic foods.

 

Education:

  • Post doctorate

ABRII/ Food Biotechnology Institute/ Tabriz-Iran, 2015-2017.

  • PhD in Molecular Biotechnology

University Putra Malaysia (UPM)/ Institute of Bioscience/ Serdang-Malaysia, 2010-2015

Thesis: Molecular identification, probiotic characterization, anticancer assessment and encapsulation of lactic acid bacteria isolated from vaginas of Iranian fertile women

  • MS in Plant Biotechnology

Mazandaran University/ Agricultural College/ Sari- Iran, 2003-2005

Thesis: PCR-based ESTs linked to Fusarium head blight resistance genes in wheat

  • BS in Agronomy & Plant Breeding

Shiraz University/ Agricultural College/ Shiraz-Iran, 1998-2002

 

Honor, Awards, and Scholarships:

Distinguished Researcher in ABRII-NW&W (Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran), 2018

Distinguished Researcher in ABRII-NW&W (Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran), 2021

 

Research Interest:

  • Probiotics
  • Food preservatives

Publications

Books/Book chapters:

  • Microbiology (An Introduction)
  • Current topics in laboratory diagnosis and treatment of Staphylococcus aureus infections

 

Research papers:

1- Yousef Nami, Babak Haghshenas, Minoo Haghshenas and Ahmad Yari Khosroushahi, (2015). Antimicrobial activity and the presence of virulence factors and bacteriocin structural genes in Enterococcus faecium CM33 isolated from ewe colostrum. Journal of Frontiers in Microbiology, DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00782.

 2- Babak Haghshenas, Yousef Nami, Minoo Haghshenas, Norhafizah Abdullah, Rozita Rosli, Dayang Radiah and Ahmad Yari Khosroushahi, (2015). Bioactivity characterization of Lactobacillus strains isolated from dairy products. MicrobiologyOpen, DOI: 10.1002/mbo3.280.

 3- Babak Haghshenas, Yousef Nami, Norhafizah Abdullah, Dayang Radiah, Rozita Rosli, Abolfazl Barzegari, Ahmad Yari Khosroushahi, (2015). Potentially probiotic acetic acid bacteria isolated and identified from traditional dairies microbiota. International Journal of Food Science & Technology, 50: 1056-1064.

 4- Babak Haghshenas, Yousef Nami, Norhafizah Abdullah, Dayang Radiah, Rozita Rosli, Ahmad Yari Khosroushahi, (2015). Anticancer impacts of potentially probiotic acetic acid bacteria isolated from traditional dairy microbiota. LWD- Food Science and Technology, 60(2): 690-697. 

 5- Babak Haghshenas, Yousef Nami, Minoo Haghshenas, Abolfazl Barzegari, Simin Sharifi, Dayang Radiah, Rozita Rosli, Norhafizah Abdullah, (2015). Effect of addition of inulin and fenugreek on the survival of microencapsulated E. durans 39C in alginate-psyllium polymeric blends in simulated digestive system and yogurt. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, doi:10.1016/j.ajps.2015.04.001.

 6- Babak Haghshenas, Norhafizah Abdullah, Yousef Nami, Dayang Radiah, Rozita Rosli, Ahmad Yari Khosroushahi, (2015). Microencapsulation of probiotic bacteria Lactobacillus plantarum 15HN using alginate-psyllium-fenugreek polymeric blends. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 118: 1048-1057.

 7- Yousef Nami, Norhafizah Abdullah, Babak Haghshenas, Dayang Radiah, Rozita Rosli, Ahmad Yari Khosroushahi, (2014). Probiotic potential and biotherapeutic effects of newly isolated vaginal Lactobacillus acidophilus 36YL strain on cancer cells. Anaerobe, 28: 29-36.

 8- Yousef Nami, Norhafizah Abdullah, Babak Haghshenas, Dayang Radiah, Rozita Rosli, Ahmad Yari Khosroushahi, (2014). A newly isolated probiotic Enterococcus faecalis strain from vagina microbiota enhances apoptosis of human cancer cells. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 117(2): 498-508.

 9- Yousef Nami, Norhafizah Abdullah, Babak Haghshenas, Dayang Radiah, Rozita Rosli, Ahmad Yari Khosroushahi, (2014). Probiotic assessment of Enterococcus durans 6HL and Lactobacillus lactis 2HL isolated from vaginal microbiota. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 63(8): 1044-1051.

10- Yousef Nami, Norhafizah Abdullah, Babak Haghshenas, Dayang Radiah, Rozita Rosli, Ahmad Yari Khosroushahi, (2014). Assessment of probiotic potential and anticancer activity of newly isolated vaginal bacterium Lactobacillus plantarum 5BL. Microbiology and Immunology, 58(9): 492-502.

 11- Babak Haghshenas, Norhafizah Abdullah, Yousef Nami, Dayang Radiah, Rozita Rosli, Ahmad Yari Khosroushahi, (2014). Different effects of two newly-isolated probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum 15HN and Lactobacillus lactis subsp. lactis 44Lac strains from traditional dairy products on cancer cell lines. Anaerobe, 30: 51-59. 

 12- Babak Haghshenas, Yousef Nami, Norhafizah Abdullah, Dayang Radiah, Rozita Rosli, Abolfazl Barzegari, Ahmad Yari Khosroushahi, (2014). Anti-proliferative effects of Enterococcus strains isolated from fermented dairy products on different cancer cell lines. Journal of Functional Foods, 11: 363-374.

13- Yousef Nami, Babak Haghshenas, Minoo Haghshenas, Norhafizah Abdullah, and Ahmad Yari Khosroushahi, (2015). The Prophylactic Effect of Probiotic Enterococcus lactis IW5 against Different Human Cancer Cells. Frontiers in Microbiology, 6: 1317. doi:  10.3389/fmicb.2015.01317.

14- Babak Haghshenas, Minoo Haghshenas, Yousef Nami, Ahmad Yari Khosroushahi, Norhafizah Abdullah, Abolfazl Barzegari, Rozita Rosli, and Mohammad Saeed Hejazi, (2016). Probiotic Assessment of Lactobacillus plantarum 15HN and Enterococcus mundtii 50H Isolated from Traditional Dairies Microbiota. Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin 6(1): 37–47.

15- Yousef Nami, Babak Haghshenas, Ahmad Yari Khosroushahi, (2016). Effect of psyllium and gum Arabic biopolymers on the survival rate and storage stability in yogurt of Enterococcus durans IW3 encapsulated in alginate. Food Science & Nutrition, 11 October 2016, DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.430.

16- Yousef Nami, Norhafizah Abdullah, Babak Haghshenas, Dayang Radiah, Rozita Rosli, Ahmad Yari Khosroushahi DAPI staining of Hela cancer cells without treating by L. plantarum 5BL supernatant. Cover Image. DOI: 10.1111/1348-0421.12196

17- S. Hosseini, M. Mardi, M.R. Ghaffari, Y. Nami, L. Karimi Farsad, S.M. Pirseyedi, S. Abdemishani, A.A. Shanejate Boushehri, (2009). Development of molecular markers based on ESTs linked to Fusarium head blight resistance in wheat. Iranian Journal of Agricultural Science.

 18- Mardi, M., M.R. Ghaffari, L. Pazouki, F. Ehya, M.B. Kazemi, H. Delavar, H. Sorouri, Y. Nami, A. Naji, A. Sadeghi, H.P. Irandoost, S. Zaheri, M. Mazaheri, R. Nolz, B. Steiner, P. Ruckenbauer, M. Lemmens, G. Adam, H. Buerstmayr, B. Ghareyazie, (2005). Molecular breeding to improve Fusarium head blight resistance in Iran. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, 28: 377-378.

19- Nami, Y., Haghshenas, B., & Yari Khosroushahi, A. (2017). Effect of psyllium and gum Arabic biopolymers on the survival rate and storage stability in yogurt of Enterococcus durans IW 3 encapsulated in alginate. Food science & nutrition, 5(3), 554-563.

20- Haghshenas, B., Nami, Y., Almasi, A., Abdullah, N., Radiah, D., Rosli, R., ... & Khosroushahi, A. Y. (2017). Isolation and characterization of probiotics from dairies. Iranian Journal of Microbiology, 9(4), 234.

21- Abedi, J., Saatloo, M. V., Nejati, V., Hobbenaghi, R., Tukmechi, A., Nami, Y., & Khosroushahi, A. Y. (2018). Selenium-enriched Saccharomyces cerevisiae reduces the progression of colorectal cancer. Biological trace element research, 1-9.

22- Nami, Y., Vaseghi Bakhshayesh, R., Mohammadzadeh Jalaly, H., Lotfi, H., Eslami, S., & Hejazi, M. A. (2019). Probiotic properties of Enterococcus isolated from artisanal dairy products. Frontiers in Microbiology, 10, 300.

23- Nami, Y., Haghshenas, B., Bakhshayesh, R. V., Jalaly, H. M., Lotfi, H., Eslami, S., & Hejazi, M. A. (2018). Novel autochthonous lactobacilli with probiotic aptitudes as a main starter culture for probiotic fermented milk. LWT, 98, 85-93.

24- Nami, Y., Haghshenas, B., & Khosroushahi, A. Y. (2018). Molecular Identification and Probiotic Potential Characterization of Lactic Acid Bacteria Isolated from Human Vaginal Microbiota. Advanced pharmaceutical bulletin, 8(4), 683.

25- Nami, Y., Rad, M. G., Bakhsh, H. F., & Imeni, N. (2018). Study of Antibiotic Resistance Pattern in Coagulase-negative Staphylococci strains Isolated from Clinical Specimens. Clin Med, 25(2), 85-91.

26- Nami, Y., Lornezhad, G., Kiani, A., Abdullah, N., & Haghshenas, B. (2020). Alginate-Persian Gum-Prebiotics microencapsulation impacts on the survival rate of Lactococcus lactis ABRIINW-N19 in orange juice. LWT, 124, 109190.

27- Kiani, A., Nami, Y., Hedayati, S., Jaymand, M., Samadian, H., & Haghshenas, B. (2021). Tarkhineh as a new microencapsulation matrix improves the quality and sensory characteristics of probiotic Lactococcus lactis KUMS-T18 enriched potato chips. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 1-13.

28- Nami, Y., Panahi, B., Jalaly, H. M., Bakhshayesh, R. V., & Hejazi, M. A. (2020). Application of unsupervised clustering algorithm and heat-map analysis for selection of lactic acid bacteria isolated from dairy samples based on desired probiotic properties. LWT, 118, 108839.

29- Gharekhani, M., Nami, Y., Aalami, M., & Hejazi, M. A. (2021). Sourdoughs fermented by autochthonous Lactobacillus strains improve the quality of gluten‐free bread. Food Science & Nutrition.

30- Kahieshesfandiari, M., Nami, Y., Lornezhad, G., Kiani, A., Javanmard, A., Jaymand, M., & Haghshenas, B. (2021). Herbal hydrogel‐based encapsulated Enterococcus faecium ABRIINW. N7 improves the resistance of red hybrid tilapia against Streptococcus iniae. Journal of applied microbiology.

31- Kiani, A., Nami, Y., Hedayati, S., Komi, D. E. A., Goudarzi, F., & Haghshenas, B. (2021). Application of Tarkhineh fermented product to produce potato chips with strong probiotic properties, high shelf-life, and desirable sensory characteristics. Frontiers in microbiology, 12.

32- Saadat, Y. R., Gargari, B. P., Shahabi, A., Nami, Y., & Khosroushahi, A. Y. (2020). Prophylactic role of Lactobacillus Paracasei exopolysaccharides on colon cancer cells through apoptosis not ferroptosis.

 

Review articles:

1- Nami, Y., Imeni, N., & Panahi, B. (2021). Application of machine learning in bacteriophage research. BMC microbiology, 21(1), 1-8.

2- Yousef Nami, Babak Haghshenas, Norhafizah Abdullah, Abolfazl Barzegari, Dayang Radiah, Rozita Rosli and Ahmad Yari Khosroushahi, (2015). Probiotics or antibiotics: future challenges in medicine. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 64, 137-146.

 

Conferences:

1- A.M. Naji, M.R. Ghaffari, S.M. Pirseyedi, Y. Nami, M. Moghaddam, S.A. Mohammadi, B. Ghareyazie, M. Mardi, (2007). Mapping of wheat ESTs linked to Fusarium head blight resistance in wheat. The 2nd International Conference on Plant Molecular Breeding, March 23-27, China.

 

2- M. Mardi, M.R. Ghaffari, F. Ehya, Y. Nami, A.M. Naji, M. Mazaheri, S.M. Pirseyedi, B. Ghareyazie, (2006). Application of wheat genomic functional markers in QTL analysis. Key lecture. The 9th Iranian crop science congress, 27-29 Aug., Tehran, Iran.

 

3- Mardi, M., M.R. Ghaffari, F. Ehya, Y. Nami, A. Naji, M. Mazaheri, S.M. Pirseyedi, B. Ghareyazie and H Buerstmayr, (2006). Mapping of gene-specific markerslinked to Fusarium head blight resistance in wheat. The 9th European Fusarium Seminar (EFS9), 19-22 September, Wageningen, Netherlands.

 

4- M.A. Omidbakhshfard, Y. Nami, and H. Alizadeh, (2005). Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) and study of Horizontal genes transfer. The First National Biosafety Congress of Iran, 273-276.

 

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