Prof. Dr. Mohammadreza Rezapanah
Center of Excellence for Organic Agriculture
Insect Virology Laboratory
Biological Control Department
Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection (IRIPP)
Velenjak, Tehran, 19395-1454
Tel: 0098 21 22403012-6 ext 9112
Fax: 0098 21 22403728

Mohammadreza Rezapanah

Mohammadreza Rezapanah, Center of Excellence for Organic Agriculture, Iran

Mohammadreza Rezapanah is the founder and director of the Center of Excellence for Organic Agriculture (CEOA), an approved consortium of universities and research institutes by the Ministry of Science since  2012.
Since 1998, he works as a researcher at the Biological Control Research Department and is a scientific board member of the Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection (IRIPP). For ten years, he was head of this department.
He is an insect pathologist with a key interest in Baculoviruses, as well as the practical use of biological control agents, especially in organic agriculture. Besides his involvement in the National Research Committee of the Pesticide-use Reduction Plan, the National Organic Comittee, and related   national Iranian Associations. He is editor of the national organic program. Furthermore, he served the International Organization of Biological Control (IOBC/WPRS) as an auditing committee member for a decade (2001 to 2011). Since 2007, he is teaching Master courses on organic agriculture, as a professor at the universities of Arak and Karaj, Iran.  
He has more than 150 publications including 30 peer-reviewed articles. 

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