Welcome Dr. Hossein Alizadeh to Journal of Theoretical and Applied Sciences

Dr. Hossein Alizadeh
Research Officer, Lincoln University

Biography & Research Interest

Welcome Dr. Hossein Alizadeh to Join the Editorial Board of Journal of Theoretical and Applied Sciences.


Interpersonal communication skills
• An ability to relate well to people from multiple cultures (successfully adapted to several cultures during living in New Zealand).
• Clear, high quality written communication demonstrated by publications in various journals.
• Ability to make a positive contribution to the work environment by being flexible, friendly and supportive towards others.

Technical skills
• Stable isotope techniques
• Chromatography techniques (such as, gas chromatography, thin layer chromatography and column chromatography), isolation and identification of proteins and fatty acids from different sources
• Recombinant DNA technology
• Next generation sequencing
• PCR (classic and qPCR)
• Gel electrophoresis (AGE, Zymogram, Native and SDS-PAGE)
• Plant tissue culture
• Artificial seeds technique
• Fluorescence microscope

• First Aid Workshop (18/07/2017, St Johns, Course code: YBT0547), Lincoln University, New Zealand.
• GetFUNDEDx Workshop (10/11/2016, KiwiNet), Lincoln University, New Zealand.
• Genome Assembly (21/10/2016), Bio-Protection Research Centre, Lincoln University, Lincoln, New Zealand.
• 16s Data Analysis (20/10/2016), Agresearch Limited, Lincoln Campus, New Zealand.
• New to Supervision Workshop; how to supervise postgraduate students (27/06/2016), Lincoln University, New Zealand
• Research Data Management Basics Workshop (8/03/2016), Lincoln University, New Zealand
• Software Carpentry (26-27/11/2015), NeSI, Lincoln Region Workshop, Lincoln University, New Zealand
• Ultra-sensitive quantification of genome editing events using Droplet DigitalTM PCR (ddPCRTM), (17/09/2015), online workshop, Bio-Rad, Singapore
• Understanding copyright, copyright workshop (10/09/2015), Lincoln University
• Droplet DigitalTM PCR (ddPCRTM) – Applications for molecular pathology and liquid biopsy (27/08/2015), online workshop, Bio-Rad, Singapore
• IEX Chromatography: How to get the most out of your mAb process, optimization strategies for higher purity (28/05/2015), online workshop, Merck KGaA, Darmstat, Germany
• To Nanodrop® or not to Nanodrop®: Choosing the most appropriate method for Nucleic acid quantitation (12/11/2013), online workshop, Promega Corporation, USA
• KiwiNet Researcher training (7/11/2013), Melton Estate, Christchurch
• Research management skills workshop for early career researchers (17/09/2013), Lincoln University
• Biosafety workshop (28/11/2012), Lincoln University
• Growsafe course (a two day course, 11 and 12/04/2012), The Biological Husbandry Unit Organic Training College, Lincoln University

Professional affiliation
• Australasian Plant Pathology Society; member, (APPS is a member of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS), in liaison with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the International Council for Science)
• Australian Society of Soil Science; member
• International Association for Plant Biotechnology; member
• International Society for Plant Pathology; associate member
• Iranian Plant Pathology Society; member
• New Zealand Plant Protection Society; member


• Smart Ideas 2016, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, New Zealand ($1,125,000 for three years). Started from 01/10/2016 to 30/09/2019. Contract ID: LINX1602.
To conduct a Research Project entitled: “Suppressing urea-N wastage using a bio-inoculant” as a Research Officer.
• Innovation Jumpstart Competition, KiwiNet (Kiwi Innovation Network) & Lincoln University; ($50,000 for six months started from June 2016). Contract ID: LI001452.
To conduct a Research Project entitled: “Reducing environmental damage following urea application in pastures by using a bio-inoculant” as a Postdoctoral Fellow.
• AGMARDT’s three years postdoctoral fellowship; this grant is awarded every year to two early career scientists in New Zealand ($285,000 for three years, started from January 2013). Grant number: 1360.
To conduct a Research Project entitled: “Suppressing urease production to improve plant nitrogen use efficiency by exploiting Trichoderma inhibition of urease producing soil microorganisms” as a Postdoctoral Fellow.
• Iranian government’s scholarship (to undertake a MSc degree for two years started from September 2003).

Fields of research
• Soil microbial community (qPCR, DGGE and Next generation sequencing)
Soil urease activity and their producers, effect of urea degradation on water contamination (nitrate leaching) and nitrous oxide emission, a description can be found in Lincoln University Transform 2015/2016 http://www.lincoln.ac.nz/Documents/Marketing/Publications/Transforms/Transforms%202015-16_WEB_Bookmarks.pdf
• Identification and quantification of soil microorganisms (including fungi and bacteria) using polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based molecular methods as well as their biochemical and morphological features tests
• Biologically active metabolites from either microorganisms or plants
• Antifungal proteins, protein purification
• Discovery of enzyme inhibitors
• Seed biology and technology
• Isolation & identification of fatty acids in nut’s oil and determination of their positional distribution in the oil
• Plant pathology
• Biological control of plant diseases by antagonists
• Characterization of common bean root nodulating rhizobia and other bacteria (such as phytopathogenic bacteria).


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