23 September 2017
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Head of laboratory
Dr Mohammad Reza Nahaei, Professor (PhD)        

E-mail:  nahaeimr@tbzmed.ac.ir , nahaeimr@yahoo.com

M A Dibavar (MSc)
E-mail:  madn59@yahoo.com

Overview of Bacteriology:

Bacteria are single celled microorganisms that lack a nuclear membrane, but are metabolically active and divided by binary fission.  Bacteria appear to be relatively simple forms of life in fact they are sophisticated and highly adaptable.  Many bacteria multiply at incredibly rapid rates, and different species can utilize an enormous variety of hydrocarbon substances.  These organisms exist widely in both parasitic and free-living forms.  Because they are ubiquitous and have a remarkable capacity to changing  environments by selection of spontaneous mutants, the importance of bacteria in every field of medicine  can not be overstated.  Major advances in bacteriology over the last century made possible the development of many effective vaccines.  Another major advance was the discovery of sulfonamides and antibiotics.  Although these anti-microbial substances have not eradicated any bacterial diseases, but they are marvelous therapeutic tools.  Emergence antibiotic resistant strains is an important area of research in medical bacteriology of infectious diseases.  Recombinant bacteria produced by genetic engineering is enormously useful in bacteriologic research and already are being employed to manufacture scarce bio-molecules needed for research and patient care.  The research topics that are investigated in the immunology laboratory are as follows:

At present the following research protocols are carried out in the laboratory:

-  Studying bacterial infection using conventional and molecular techniques.
-  Studying and designing of diagnostic kits in bacteriology and finally surveillance of Antibiotic-resistance among clinical isolates from various organ infections.
-  Reservation of bacterial strains isolated from different sources, which can be used in future research protocols.