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Prof. Hossein Yousofi Darani, Parasitology, Best Researcher Award

Professor at Isfahan university of medical sciences, Iran


Prof. Hossein Yousofi Darani is a distinguished researcher and academician specializing in medical parasitology and immunology. He earned his BSc in Public Health from Isfahan University, Iran, in 1985, followed by an MSc in Medical Parasitology from Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, Iran, in 1989. He furthered his academic journey by obtaining a PhD in Medical Parasitology from Wales University, Bangor, UK, in 1997.

With extensive expertise in various laboratory techniques such as electrophoresis, ELISA, SDS-PAGE, Western immunoblotting, and protein purification, Prof. Yousofi Darani has made significant contributions to the field of parasitology. He is renowned for his research on cystic echinococcosis, focusing on laboratory diagnosis methods to enhance detection and management strategies for this parasitic infection.

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👩‍🎓Education & Qualification:

BSc in Public Health, 1985, Isfahan University, Isfahan, Iran

MSc in Medical Parasitology, 1989, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

PhD in Medical Parasitology, 1997, Wales University, Bangor, UK

Professional Experience:  

Prof. Hossein Yousofi Darani has extensive professional experience in the field of parasitology and public health. With a career spanning several decades, he has held various academic and research positions, contributing significantly to the advancement of knowledge in his field. Throughout his career, Prof. Darani has utilized a wide range of techniques, including electrophoresis, ELISA, SDS-PAGE, Western immunoblotting, protein purification, antibody production, immunohistochemistry, cell culture, and the development of rapid tests. He has been actively involved in scientific societies such as the British Society of Parasitology, the Korean Society of Parasitology, and the Iranian Society of Parasitology. Prof. Darani is also an accomplished author, having published several books and contributed chapters to prestigious publications, further solidifying his reputation as a leading expert in medical parasitology and immunology.

Research Interest:

Cystic Echinococcosis: Prof. Darani has a particular focus on laboratory diagnosis methods for human cystic echinococcosis, aiming to improve detection and management strategies for this parasitic infection.

Serine Proteases: He is involved in research on the immunology of serine proteases, investigating their mechanisms, structures, and evolutionary aspects. This research contributes to a deeper understanding of the role of serine proteases in parasitic infections and related immunological responses.

Parasitic Diseases: Prof. Darani explores various parasitic diseases, including their epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. He seeks to develop innovative approaches for controlling and managing parasitic infections to improve public health outcomes.

Immunology: His research interests extend to immunological aspects related to parasitic infections, focusing on host-parasite interactions, immune responses, and the development of immune-based diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.

Publication Top Noted:

Evaluation of in vivo immune response activity and in vitro anti-cancer effect by Scrophularia megalantha

  • Authors: A Azadmehr, R Hajiaghaee, A Afshari, Z Amirghofran, M Refieian-Kopaei, HY Darani
  • Journal: J Med Plants Res
  • Volume: 5
  • Issue: 11
  • Pages: 2365-2368
  • Year: 2011
  • Citations: 100

The therapeutic potential of human adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells producing CXCL10 in a mouse melanoma lung metastasis model

  • Authors: H Mirzaei, H Salehi, RK Oskuee, A Mohammadpour, HR Mirzaei, HY Darani
  • Journal: Cancer letters
  • Volume: 419
  • Pages: 39-30
  • Year: 2018
  • Citations: 90

Albendazole and treatment of hydatid cyst: review of the literature

  • Authors: AB Dehkordi, B Sanei, M Yousefi, SM Sharafi, F Safarnezhad, R Jafari, HY Darani
  • Journal: Infectious Disorders-Drug Targets
  • Citations: 89
  • Year: 2019

Effects of Toxoplasma gondii and Toxocara canis antigens on WEHI-164 fibrosarcoma growth in a mouse model

  • Authors: HY Darani, H Shirzad, F Mansoori, N Zabardast, M Mahmoodzadeh
  • Journal: The Korean journal of parasitology
  • Volume: 47
  • Issue: 2
  • Pages: 175
  • Year: 2009
  • Citations: 77

Parasites and cancers: parasite antigens as possible targets for cancer immunotherapy

  • Authors: HY Darani, M Yousefi
  • Journal: Future Oncology
  • Volume: 8
  • Issue: 12
  • Pages: 1529-1535
  • Year: 2012
  • Citations: 74


Hossein Yousofi Darani | Parasitology | Best Researcher Award

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