Department of Parasitology and Mycology


Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
School of Medicine
Department of Parasitoloty and Mycology


The Parasitology and Mycology Department (formerly Parasitology section of Microbiology Department) established at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences  in 1996.

Immunological aspects of experimental leishmanisis and development of immunodiagnostic tools for visceral leishmaniasis, toxoplasmosis and echinococcosis had been the main line of research in the Dept. of Microbiology through studies carried out by the

late Professor H.R Rezaei, late Professor S M Ardehali

and  Professor M. Kabiri.

The curriculum of the department is updated and designed to meet the demands of post-graduate teaching and research on present problems of the region.

In 1996, the Department of Microbiolgy was divided into three independent disciplines namely  Department of  Parasitology and Mycology, 

Department of Bacteriology and Virology and  Department of Immunology.

The principal research of the Department of  Parasitology and Mycology is mainly centered on the applied aspects comprising epidemiologic, experimental, biochemical and molecular investigations as well as diagnosis, control and chemotherapy.


The Department is involved in teaching, research, diagnostic services and consultative services.

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Staff of the Department take part in the following teaching programs:

1-Teaching parasitology and mycology to the students in the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry as well as nursing, midwifery and paramedical students.

2-Teaching post-grduate students in the following programs:

  • MSc. in Parasitology
  • Ph.D. in Parasitology
  • MSc. and Ph.D in Medical Microbiology



·        Research conducted by the Department of Parasitology is currently focused on the following:

·        Leishmania
Immunological aspects of cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis

·        Charcterization of Leismania sp. using monoclonal antibodies, PCR and Isoenzyme methods

·        Echinococcus

·        Different diagnostic procedures

·        Charcterization of Echinococcus granulosus using PCR


·        Epidemiological studies on water as a possible source giardiasis in Shiraz

·        Nutritional consequences of infection

·        Compative studies on drugs for chemothrapy


·        Zoonotic aspects of parasite

·        To compare staining techniques for the improvement of the diagnosis


·        Epidemiological studies in final host

·        The sero-epidemiology of toxocariasis in human population

·        Making E/S antigens for sero-diagnosis of the disease

·          Linguatula
Recovery and identification of Lingutula serrta in different hosts

·        Zoonosis
Studies on zoonotic helminths mainly cestodes

·        Mycology

       Identification of dermatophytes using PCR




·        Diagnosis of parasites (Leishmania, malaria, intestinal protozoa, helminths and etc.) referred to the Dept.

·        Counter Immunoelectrophoresis for hydatid cyst

·        Culture of Strongyloides stercoralis larva

·        Serology of Leishmania

·        Diagnosis of fungal diseases

The Dept. could provide microscopic parasites slides. For seeing the slide lists click hereThe requests should be passed to



Contact :                                Tel/Fax                             e-mail
Dr. SM SADJJADI:                    +98 711 2305291


Academic staff:

1.   Prof. S.M. Sadjjadi 

2. Prof. M.H. Motazedian 

3. Dr. G.R. Hatam 

4. Dr. B. Sarkari 

5. Dr. K. Pakshir 

6. Dr K. Zomorodian

7. Q Asgari 


Lab. Staff:

S  Kazemian, BSc

P  Habibi MSPH

S  Kamarlouei BSc

M Kalantari MSc

SMH Afsarian MSc

K Hatam Nahavandi MSc

B Farhang Mehr


Other related web sites

World Health Organization WWW Home Page

Malaria Database

Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report

National Foundation of Infectious Disease

Parasitology Resources Page


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