Personal information

Name: Mohammad Hossein
Surname: Mirjalili
Date of birth: 23 August 1974
Place of birth: Abrandabad Village, Yazd, Iran
Nationality: Iranian
Marital status: Married
Address: Department of Agriculture, Medicinal Plants and Drugs Research Institute, Shahid Beheshti University, G.C., Evin, Tehran, Iran.
Tel: + 98 29904046. Fax: +98 2122431783
Email: m-mirjalili@sbu.ac.ir

Curriculum Vitae

375548Mohammad Hossein Mirjalili, PhD
Shahid Beheshti University
Institute of Medicinal Plants and Drugs Research

Actual professional status
Organization: Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
Institute: Medicinal Plants and Drug Research. Department of Agriculture.
Professional category: Assistant Professor since 2008.

Previous scientific and/or teaching activities
Organization: University of Tehran, Iran
Department: Horticultural Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Karaj, Iran
Professional category: Master research fellow, 1999 – 2000.

Organization: Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
Institute: Medicinal Plants and Drug Research.
Department: Agriculture
Professional category: Researcher, 2001 – 2004.

Organization: University of Tehran, Iran
Department: Horticultural Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Karaj, Iran
Professional category: PhD research fellow, 2004 – 2008.

Academic positions:
Head of the Agricultural Department, Medicinal Plants and Drugs Research Institute, Shahid Beheshti University (2009-2011).

Head of the Agricultural Department, Medicinal Plants and Drugs Research Institute, Shahid Beheshti University (since 2014).

Academic training
B.Sc.: Horticultural Science, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran, 1994-98.
M.Sc.: Horticultural Science (Medicinal Plants), University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran, 1999-2000. Title of thesis: The study of adaptation and the essential oil composition of lemongrass landraces [Cymbopogon olivieri (Boiss.) Bor] of Iran (Supervisors: Prof. Dr. S.M.F. Tabatabaei & Dr. R. Omidbaigi)
PhD: Physiology and Breeding of Medicinal Plants, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran, 2004-2009. Title of thesis: Evaluation of medicinal species of Withania and optimizing of hairy root culture to produce withanolides. (Supervisors: Prof. Dr. S.M.F. Tabatabaei)
PhD training period: Stay of 9 months in the Department of Natural Products, Plant Biology and Edaphology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. The stay was funded by the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, from September 2006 until July 2007 (Title of project: In vitro hairy root induction and overexpression of the Arabidopsis thaliana squalene synthase gene in Withania coagulans hairy root cultures for the production of phytosterols and withanolides (under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Javier Palazón).

Teaching Experience
Titular of the course: Plant cell and tissue culture (MSc. Course of Physiology and Breeding of Medicinal Plants) in the Institute of Medicinal Plants and Drugs Research, Shahid Beheshti University, since 2009
Titular of the course: Plant hormones and growth regulators (MSc. Course of Physiology and Breeding of Medicinal Plants) in the Institute of Medicinal Plants and Drugs Research, Shahid Beheshti University, since 2009
Titular of the course: Plant stress physiology (MSc. Course of Physiology and Breeding of Medicinal Plants) in the Institute of Medicinal Plants and Drugs Research, Shahid Beheshti University, since 2009
Titular of the course: Plant biology (PhD. Course of Phytochemistry) in the Institute of Medicinal Plants and Drugs Research, Shahid Beheshti University, since 2009.

Research topics
• Genetic and phytochemical diversity among natural populations of medicinal and aromatic plants.

In vitro micropropagation of medicinal and aromatic plants.

• Optimization of cell suspension and hairy root culture conditions for the production of secondary metabolites.

• Metabolic engineering and genetic plant transformation by Agrobacterium system.

• Extraction and isolation of natural products. Phytochemical determination by TLC, GC, HPLC-MS, HPLC-UV.

• Isolation, characterization and culture of endophytic fungi.

Publications
Articles:
M.H. Mirjalili, (2001) Survey of medicinal plants breeding, Zeitun, 148, 46-49, in Persian language
M.H. Mirjalili, (2001) The economic position of essential oil bearing plants, Zeitun, 156, 26-29, in Persian language
• H. Naghdi Badi, S.A. Ziaei, M.H. Mirjalili, B. Habibi and A. Farahani (2004), Variation in quantitative yield and hypericin content of St. John,s wort., Hypericum perforatum L., Journal of Medicinal Plants, 11, 59-67, in Persian language, summary in English
M.H. Mirjalili, S.M. Fakhr Tabatabaei and R. Omidbaigi (2005) The study of adaptation and essential oil yield evaluation in lemongrass (Cymbopogon olivieri) landraces in Iran, Iranian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 36, 33-41, in Persian language, summary in English
M.H. Mirjalili, A. Sonboli, P. Salehi and A. Sarkhosh (2006) Essential oil analysis of Cymbopogon olivieri (Boiss.) Bor in two wild and cultivated samples from Iran, Journal of Medicinal Plants, 16, 22-28, in Persian language, summary in English
M.H. Mirjalili, P. Salehi, H. Naghdibadi and A. Sonboli (2006) Volatile constituents of the flowerheads of three Echinacea spp. cultivated in Iran. Journal of Flavour and Fragrance, 21, 355 -358
M.H. Mirjalili, P. Salehi, A. Sonboli, and M. Mohammadi Vala, (2006), Essential oil variation of sage (Salvia officinalis L.) aerial parts during its phonological cycle, Chemistry of Natural Compounds, 42, 19-23
• J. Hadian, A. Sonboli, S. Nejad Ebrahimi and M.H. Mirjalili, (2006), Essential oil composition of Nepeta satureioides from Iran, Chemistry of Natural Compounds, 42, 175 -177
• Z. Talebpour, A. Ghassempour, M. Zendehzaban, H.R. Bijanzadeh and M.H. Mirjalili, (2006) Monitoring of the insecticide trichlorfon by 13P NMR spectroscopy, Analytical Chemica Acta, 576, 290 -296
• A. Sonboli, M.H. Mirjalili, J. Hadian, S. Nejad Ebrahimi and M. Yousefzadi, (2006), Antibacterial activity and composition of the essential oil of Ziziphora clinopodioides subsp. bungeana (Juz.) Rech. f. from Iran, Z. Naturforsch, 61c, 677-680
• A. Sonboli, M.H. Mirjalili and M. Yousefzadi, (2006), Antimicrobial activity and composition of the essential oil of Cymbopogon olivieri (Boiss.) Bor from Iran, Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 1, 65-68
M.H. Mirjalili, S.M.F. Tabatabaei, J. Hadian, S. Nejad Ebrahimi and A. Sonboli (2007) Phenological variation of the essential oil of Artemisia scoparia Waldest et Kit from Iran, Journal of Essential Oil Research, 19, 326-329
M.H. Mirjalili, P. Salehi, A. Sonboli, M. Mohammadi Vala (2007) Essential oil composition of feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium L.) in wild and cultivated populations from Iran, Chemistry of Natural Compounds, 43, 218-220
• J. Hadian, M. Farzaneh, M.H. Mirjalili, S. Nejad Ebrahimi, M. Ghorbani (2007) Chemical compositions of essential oil of Artemisia khorasanica Podl. and its antifungal activity on soil-born phytopathogens, Journal of Essential Oil and Bearing Plants 10, 53-59
• S. Nejad Ebrahimi, J. Hadian, M.H. Mirjalili, A. Sonboli, M. Yousefzadi (2008) Essential oil composition and antibacterial activity of Thymus caramanius at different phenological stages, Food Chemistry 110, 927-931
• J. Palazon, A. Navarro-Ocaña, L. Hernandez-Vazquez, M.H. Mirjalili (2008) Application of metabolic engineering to the production of scopolamine. Molecules 13, 1722–1742
M.H. Mirjalili, S.M. Fakhr-Tabatabaei, M. Bonfill, H. Alizadeh, R.M. Cusido, A. Ghassempour, J. Palazon (2009) Morphology and withanolide production of Withania coagulans hairy root cultures. Engineering in Life Sciences, 9: 197-204
• O. Exposito, M. Bonfill, E. Moyano, M. Onrubia, M.H. Mirjalili, R.M. Cusido, J. Palazon (2009) Biotechnological production of taxol and related taxoids. Current State and Prospects. Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, 9: 109-121
M.H. Mirjalili, S.M. Fakhr-Tabatabaei, H. Alizadeh, A. Ghassempour, F. Mirzajani (2009) Genetic and withaferin A analysis of Iranian natural populations of Withania somnifera and W. coagulans by RAPD and HPTLC. Natural Product communications, 4: 337-346
M.H. Mirjalili, E. Moyano, M. Bonfill, R.M. Cusido, J. Palazon (2009) Steroidal lactones from Withania somnifera, an ancient plant for novel medicine. Molecules, 14: 2373-2393
• F. Mirzajani, A. Ghassempour, M. Jalali-Heravi, M.H. Mirjalili (2010) Optimisation of a microwave-assisted method for extracting withaferin A from Withania somnifera Dunal. using central composite design, Phytochemical Analysis, 21 (6), 544-549
M.H. Mirjalili, P. Salehi, A. Sonboli, J. Hadian, S. Nejad Ebrahimi, M. Yousefzadi (2010) Essential oil composition and antibacterial activity of Levisticum officinale Koch. flowers and fruits at different developmental stages, Journal of Serbian Chemical Society, 75 (12), 1661-1669
M.H. Mirjalili, E. Moyano, M. Bonfill, R.M. Cusido, J. Palazon (2011) Overexpression of the Arabidopsis thaliana squalene synthase gene in Withania coagulans hairy root cultures increases the biosynthesis of phytosterols and withanolides, Biologia Plantarum, 55 (2), 357-360
• J. Hadian, S. Nejad Ebrahimi, M.H. Mirjalili, A. Azizi, W. Friedt (2011) Chemical and genetic diversity of Zataria multiflora Boiss. growing wild accessions in Iran, Chemistry and Biodiversity, 8 (1), 176-188
• S. Malik, R.M. Cusido, M.H. Mirjalili, E. Moyano, J. Palazon, M. Bonfill (2011) Production of the anticancer drug taxol in Taxus baccata suspension culture: a review, Process Biochemistry, 46, 23-34
• M. Yousefzadi, M.H. Mirjalili, N. Alnajar, A. Zeinali, M. Parsa (2011) Composition and in vitro antimicrobial of the essential oil of Dorema ammoniacum D. Don. fruits from Iran, Journal of Serbian Chemical Society, 76 (6), 857-863
• J. Hadian, M.H. Mirjalili, M.R. Kanani, P. Ganjipoor (2011) Morphological and phytochemical characterization of Satureja khuzestanica Jamzad populations from Iran, Chemistry and Biodiversity, 8, 902-915
• M. Yousefzadi, M. Heidari, M. Akbarpur, M.H. Mirjalili, A. Zeinali, M. Parsa (2011) In vitro cytotoxic activity of the essential oil of Dorema ammoniacum D. Don., Midle-East Journal of Scientific Research, 4, 511-514
• A. Sonboli, A. Gholipour, M.H. Mirjalili, M. Amini Rad (2011) Molecular characterization of Iranian Dracocephalum (Lamiaceae) species based on RAPD data, Acta Biologica Szegediensis, 55 (2), 227-230
M.H. Mirjalili, M. Farzaneh, M. Bonfill, H. Rezadoost, A. Ghassempour (2012) Isolation and characterization of Stemphylium sedicola SBU-16 as a new endophytic taxol-producing fungus from Taxus baccata grown in Iran, FEMS Microbiology Letters, 328: 122-129
• S. Malik, M.H. Mirjalili, A. Fett-Neto, P. Mazzafera, M. Bonfill (2013) Living between two worlds: two phase culture systems for producing plant secondary metabolites, Critical Review in Biotechnology, 33: 1-12.
M.H. Mirjalili, J. Hadian, A. Aliahmadi, M.R. Kanani, A. Sonboli (2013) Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Cyclotrichium leucotrichum from Iran, Natural Product Research, 27: 934-937.
M.H. Mirjalili, A. Navarro, L. Hernández, O. Jáuregui, M. Bonfill, (2013) LC-MS/MS method for the quantification of withaferin-A in plant extracts of Withania sp., Acta Chromatographica, DOI: 10.1556/AChrom.25.2013.4.12
• Y. Aghaei, M.H. Mirjalili, V. Nazeri (2013) Chemical diversity in the essential oil of wild Stachys lavandulifolia Vahl (Lamiaceae) populations from Iran, Chemistry & Biodiversity, 10: 262-273.
M.H. Mirjalili, M. Yousefzadi (2013) Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Ligularia persica Boiss. (Asteraceae), Acta Biologica Szegediensis, 56: 151-154.
• F. Karimi, M. Yousefzadi, M.H. Mirjalili, N. Rahmani, M. Zaeifi, (2013) Chemical composition of the essential oil of Haplophyllum virgatum var. virgatum from Iran, Chemistry of Natural Compounds, 49: 148-149.
• Z. Bakhtiar, A. Sonboli, M.H. Mirjalili (2013) Molecular authentication of Thymus persicus based on nrDNA ITS sequences data, Iranian Journal of Botany, 19: 180-185
• S. Mohtashami, M. Babalar, M.H. Mirjalili, (2013) Phenological variation in medicinal traits of Dracocephalum moldavica L. (Lamiaceae) under different growing conditions. Journal of Herbs, Spices & Medicinal Plants, 19: 377-390.
• A. Khadivi Khub, Y. Aghaei, M.H. Mirjalili (2014) Phenotypic and phytochemical diversity among different populations of Stachys lavandulifolia. Biochemical Systematic and Ecology, 54: 272-278.
• Z. Bakhtiar, M.H. Mirjalili, A. Sonboli, M.Moridi Farimani, M.Ayyari (2014) In vitro propagation, genetic and phytochemical assessment of Thymus persicus – a medicinally important source of pentacyclic triterpenoids, Biologia, 69: 594-603
• M.A. Esmaeili, A. Sonboli, M.H. Mirjalili (2014) Oxidative stress protective effect of Dracocephalum multicaule essential oil against human cancer cell line. Natural Product Research, 28: 848-852.
• M. Ghasemi, M.H. Mirjalili, J. Hadian (2014) Chemical profiles of the essential oil of wild and in vitro regenerated Zataria multiflora Boiss. (Lamiaceae), Bulgarian Chemical Communications, 46: 362-367
• A. Sonboli, M.H. Mirjalili, J. Hadian, M. Yousefzadi (2014) The biological activity and composition of the essential oil of Sclerorachis leptoclada (Asteraceae-Anthemidaeae) from Iran, Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 13: 1097-1104.
• A. Sahraroo, M. Babalar, M.H. Mirjalili (2014) In vitro callus induction and rosmarinic acid quantification in callus culture of Satureja khuzistanica Jamzad (Lamiaceae), Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 13 (4): 1447-1456.
• S. Asadi-Sanam, M. Zavareh, H. Pirdashti, M.H. Mirjalili, A. Hashempour (2014) Effect of exogenous nitric oxide on germination and some of biochemical characteristics of purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea L.) in saline condition. Iranian Journal of Plant Biology, 20: 55-74.
• A. Khojasteh, M.H. Mirjalili, D. Hidalgo, P. Corchete, J. Palazon (2014) New trends in biotechnological production of rosmarinic acid, Biotechnology Letters, 36: 2393–2406.
M.H. Mirjalili, R. Akhoondi, J. Hadian (2015) Chemical composition of the aliphatic compound-rich essential oil of Rosa foetida from Iran, Chemistry of Natural Compounds, 51(1): 171–172.
• M. Valizadeh, A.R. Bagheri, J. Valizadeh, M.H. Mirjalili, N. Moshtaghi (2015) Evaluation of existing diversity of Withania coagulans (Stocks) Dunal accessions using multivariate analysis methods, Iranian Journal of Rangelands and Forests Plant Breeding and Genetic Research, 22(2): 261-277.
• S. Raeisi, M.H. Mirjalili, F. Najafi, J. Hadian (2015) Variability in the essential oil content and composition in different plant organs of Kelussia odoratissima Mozaff. (Apiaceae) growing wild in Iran, Journal of Essential Oil Research, 27(4): 283-288.
• R. Akhoondi, M.H. Mirjalili, J. Hadian (2015) Quantitative and qualitative variations in the essential oil of Rosa foetida Herrm. (Rosaceae) flowers as affected by different drying methods, Journal of Essential Oil Research, 27(5): 421-427.
• M. Tavan, M.H. Mirjalili, Gh. Karimzadeh (2015) In vitro polyploidy induction: changes in morphological, anatomical and phytochemical characteristics of Thymus persicus (Lamiaceae), Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture, 122: 573-583.
• A. Sahraroo, M.H. Mirjalili, P. Corchete, M. babalar, M.R. Fattahi Moghadam (2015) Establishment and characterization of a Satureja khuzistanica Jamzad (Lamiaceae) cell suspension culture: a new in vitro source of rosmarinic acid, Cytotechnology, in press
M.H. Mirjalili, P. Salehi, M. Vala (2016) The Effect of drying methods on yield and chemical composition of the essential oil of Lavandula angustifolia Mill. (Lamiaceae), Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants, in press
• Z. Bakhtiar, M.H. Mirjalili, A. Sonboli (2016) In vitro callus induction and micropropagation of Thymus persicus (Lamiaceae) as an endangered medicinal plant, Crop Breeding and Applied Biotechnology, in press
M.H. Mirjalili, M. Ayyari, Z. Bakhtiar, M. Moridi Farimani, A. Sonboli (2016) Quantification of betulinic, oleanolic and ursolic acid as medicinally important triterpenoids in some Thymus species from Iran, Research Journal of Pharmacognosy, in press

Book chapters:
M.H. Mirjalili, S. Nejad Ebrahimi, A. Navaro Ocana (2009) Withania species as a source of withanosteroids In: Plant Secondary Terpenoids (Eds. J. Palazon and R.M. Cusido), Research Signpost, Kerala, India
M.H. Mirjalili and J. Javanmardi (2012) Lovage In: Handbook of Herbs and Spices (Ed. K.V. Peter), Woodhead Publishing Ltd, Abington, Cambridge, England
• M. Bonfill, S. Malik, M.H. Mirjalili, M. Goleniowski, R. Cusido, J. Palazon (2013) Production and Genetic Engineering of Terpenoids in Plant Cell and Organ Cultures In: Handbook of Natural Products (K.G. Rqamawat, J.M. Merillon Eds.), Springer Verlag, Germany. ISBN 978-3-642-22145-3
M.H. Mirjalili (2014) The role of biotechnology for production of secondary metabolites, In: Medicinal Plants, Ecology, Production and Sustainable Use (Ed. A. Koochaki), University of Tehran Publishing, in press (in Persian language)

Research projects:
• Study of cultivation and adaptability of native medicinal plants (2008-2010). Iranian ministry annual funding project.
• Study of phenological stages and agronomical yield of three medicinal species of purple coneflower (2008-2011). Iranian ministry of Science annual funding project.
• Molecular characterization of Iranian Dracocephalum (Lamiaceae) species based on RAPD data (2009-2010). Iranian ministry of Science annual funding project.
• Study of genetic and phytochemical diversity of Zataria multiflora Boiss. wild growing accessions in Iran (2009-2010). Iranian ministry of Science annual funding project.
• Evaluation of genetic diversity and taxol content among natural populations of Taxus baccata (2010-2011). Iranian ministry of Science annual funding project.
• In vitro callus induction and cell suspension culture establishment of Withania coagulans for the production of withanolides (2010-2011). Iranian ministry of Science annual funding project.
• Isolation and characterization of endophytic taxol-producing fungi from Taxus baccata based on morphological and molecular data (2010-2012). Iranian ministry of Science annual funding project.

Supervisor of Master thesis:
Ziba Bakhtiar, MSc. Student in Physiology and Breeding of Medicinal Plants: Optimizing of micropropagation and cell suspension culture of Thymus persicus for the production of pentacyclic triterpenoids betulinic acid, oleanolic acid and ursolic acid, Shahid Beheshti University, 2010-2012
Masood Ghassemi, MSc. Student in Physiology and Breeding of Medicinal Plants: Evaluation of phenolic acid derivative variability among Zataria multiflora wild growing accessions and optimizing of micropropagation of elite accession, Shahid Beheshti University, 2010-2012
Majid Rahimi Khonakdari, MSc. Student in Physiology and Breeding of Medicinal Plants: Evaluation of natural population of Galanthus nivalis for the production of galantamine as anti-Alzheimer compound in Iran, Shahid Beheshti University, 2011-2013
Hamid Ahadi, MSc. Student in Physiology and Breeding of Medicinal Plants: The interaction of taxol-producing endophytic fungus and cell suspension culture of Taxus baccata on taxol production, Shahid Beheshti University, 2011-2013
Ahad Hedayati, MSc. Student in Physiology and Breeding of Medicinal Plants: Morphological and phytochemical evaluation of Salvia sahendica populations in Iran, Shahid Beheshti University, 2011-2013
Zeynab Yousefian, Msc. Student in Physiology and Breeding of Medicinal Plants: Study of withaferin A production in transformed root culture of Withania somnifera, Shahid Beheshti University, 2011-2013
Maryam Fallah, MSc. Student in Physiology and Breeding of Medicinal Plants: Investigation of micropropagation potential of Zhumeria majdae as an endangered medicinal plant, Shahid Beheshti University, 2011-2013

Advisor of thesis:
Saeedeh Mohtashami, MSc. Student in Physiology and Breeding of Medicinal Plants. Title of thesis: The effect of drying methods and packaging on quantitative and qualitative characteristics of Dracocephalum moldavica, University of Tehran, 2009-2013.
Reyhaneh Pordel, MSc. Student in Crop Physiology. Title of thesis: The effect of drought stress on growth and essential oil yield of Satureja hortensis, University of Guilan, 2009-2013.
Mostafa Afzalifar, MSc. Student in Physiology and Breeding of Medicinal Plants. Title of thesis: Study of different propagation methods and androgenesis in Satureja rechingeri and Satureja khuzistanica, Shahid Beheshti University, 2010-2013.
Hassan Rezadoost, PhD student in Phytochemistry. Title of thesis: Preparative purification and isolation of Taxanes (Taxoids) and new bioprospecting of their new sources including Taxus endophytic fungi and Iranian cultivar of Corylus avellana using mass spectrometry and polymerase chain reaction, Shahid Beheshti University, 2009-2013.
Amir Sahraroo, PhD student in Biotechnology and Molecular Genetics. Title of thesis: Metabolic engineering of rosmarinic acid in cell suspension culture of Satureja khuzistanica, University of Tehran, since 2011.

Conference contributions
M.H. Mirjalili, S.M.F. Tabatabei and R. Omidbaigi, Identification of aromatic components of lemongrass (Cymbopogon olivieri) in Iran, International Conference on Good Health in New Millennium through Unani System of Medicine, May 2001, Aligarh, India, Oral presentation
M.H. Mirjalili, S.M.F. Tabatabei and R. Omidbaigi, The study of adaptation and phytochemical evaluation of lemongrass Cymbopogon olivieri (Boiss.) Bor in Southwest of Iran, 6th Plant Life of Southwest Asia Symposium, June 2002, Van, Turkey, Poster presentation
M.H. Mirjalili, P. Salehi and H. Naghdibadi, Chemical composition of Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench flowerheads cultivated in Iran, 9th International Symposium on Natural Product Chemistry, January 2004, Karachi, Pakistan, Poster presentation
P. Salehi, M.H. Mirjalili, H. Naghdibadi and M.R. Soltanzadeh, Isolation and identification of the essential oil of Echinacea angustifolia DC., 14th Iranian Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Congress, February 2004, Tehran, Iran, Poster presentation
M.H. Mirjalili and H. Naghdibadi, Comparison of herbage and root yield of three medicinal species of Echinacea spp. (Asteraceae) cultivated in Iran, 4th International Iran and Russia Conference “ Agriculture and Natural Resources”, September 2004, Shahrekord, Iran
M.H. Mirjalili, P. Salehi and S. Nejad Ebrahimi, Essential oil content and composition of Lovage (Levisticum officinale Koch.) in reproductive stages, 35th International Symposium on Essential Oils, September 2004, Giardini Naxos, Messina, Italy, Poster presentation
M.H. Mirjalili, P. Salehi and S. Nejad Ebrahimi, Essential oil composition of Lavandula angustifolia and L. intermedia cultivated in a semi-arid temperate zone of Iran, First Seminar of Medicinal & Natural Products Chemistry, May 2005, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
M.H. Mirjalili, P. Salehi, A. Sonboli and M. Mohammadi Vala, Essentialoil composition of Tanacetum parthenium L. Schultz Bip. in two wild and cultivated populations from Iran, 6th International Symposium on the Chemistry of Natural Compounds, June 2005, Ankara, Turkey
F. Mirzajani, A. Ghassempour, M.H. Mirjalili, Separation, identification and quantification of selected withanolides in plant extracts of Withania somnifera by HPLC-UV (DAD)-Electrospray Ionizatio-mass spectrometry, First Iranian Seminar on Phytochemistry, December 2007, Tehran, Iran
M. Farzaneh, H. Ranjbar, J. Hadian, M.H. Mirjalili, Chemical composition and antifungal activity of Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) and Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) against three postharvest pathogens of Strawberry fruit, First Iranian Seminar on Phytochemistry, December 2007, Tehran, Iran
M.H. Mirjalili, M. Bonfill, E. Moyano, R.M. Cusido, J. Palazon, Production of withaferin A and withanolide A from transformed root cultures of Withania coagulans, 8th Symposium Plant In vitro Culture, September 2009, Murcia, Spain
M.H. Mirjalili, M. Bonfill, E. Moyano, R.M. Cusido, J. Palazon, Overexpression of the Arabidopsis thaliana squalene synthase gene in Withania coagulans hairy root cultures increases the biosynthesis of phytosterols and withanolides, 14th European Congress on Biotechnology, September 2009, Barcelona, Spain
M.H. Mirjalili, A. Sahraroo, In vitro callus induction and cell suspension culture establishment from Withania coagulans Stocks) Dunal-An important anticancer medicinal plant, National Congress of Medicinal Plants, May, 2012, Kish Island, Iran.
M. Ghasemi, M.H. Mirjalili, J. Hadian, A. Aliahmadi, In vitro antioxidant activity and total phenolic content of Zataria multiflora accessions from Iran, National Congress of Medicinal Plants, May, 2012, Kish Island, Iran.
M. Afzalifar, J. Hadian, M.H. Mirjalili, F. Nadjafi, Effect of chemical and physical factors to improve the seed germination of Satureja khuzistanica and Satureja rechingeri, National Congress of Medicinal Plants, May, 2012, Kish Island, Iran.
M. Afzalifar, J. Hadian, M.H. Mirjalili, M. Enayati Shariatpanahi, Anther culture of Satureja khuzistanica and Satureja rechingeri: The effect of carbohydrate source and hormonal treatments, National Congress of Medicinal Plants, May, 2012, Kish Island, Iran.
M. Afzalifar, J. Hadian, M.H. Mirjalili, M. Enayati Shariatpanahi, Effect of different treatments on microspore embryogenesis in Satureja khuzistanica and Satureja rechingeri, National Congress of Medicinal Plants, May, 2012, Kish Island, Iran.
S. Raeisi, M.H. Mirjalili, F. Nadjafi, J. Hadian, , M. Ayyari, Essential oil composition of different plant parts of Kelussia odoratissima Mozaf. from Iran, National Congress of Medicinal Plants, May, 2012, Kish Island, Iran.
Z. Bakhtiar, M.H. Mirjalili, A. Sonboli, Micropopagation of Thymus persicus Ronniger ex Rech.f.) Jalas-an endangered medicinal plant from Iran, National Congress of Medicinal Plants, May, 2012, Kish Island, Iran.
M.H. Mirjalili, M.R. Kanani, J. Hassan Janpoor, A. Ghassempour, Evaluation of genetic diversity and taxol content of Iranian Taxus baccata L. (Taxaceae) accessions by RAPD and HPLC, 5th International Symposium Breeding Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, June 2012, Vienna, Austria.

Memberships:
• Academic Member of Medicinal Plants and Drugs Research Institute, Shahid Beheshti University, since 2008.
• Member of the Iranian Society for medicinal plants since 2009.
• Member of the scientific committee in National Congress of Medicinal Plants (May 2012 Kish Island and May 2013 Tehran)
• Member of the scientific committee in Workshop on Secondary metabolite production by plant cell, tissue and hairy root cultures held in Medicinal Plants and Drugs Research Institute, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran (September 2012).