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Balali, Gholamreza

G. Reza Balali
Personal
Name Gholam Reza
Surname Balali
Sex Male
Nationality Iranian
Position:
Associate professor in Molecular Mycology in Dept of Biology, Isfahan University

Educations
Ph.D in Molecular Mycology and Plant Pathology, 1992-1996, Dept of Crop Protection,
University of Adelaide, South Australia.
M.Sc. in Horticulture with major in Plant Protection, 1984, Faculty of Agriculture, University
of Technology of Isfahan. Isfahan, IRAN.
B.Sc. in Agriculture, 1987, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Mazandaran. Sari, IRAN.
Attending workshops:
Use and applications of DNA markers in Plant Breeding, Waite Research Institute, University
of Adelaide, South Australia
Pectic zymogram workshop on Rhizoctonia solani, Waite Research Institute, South Australia.
Mycorrhiza, JNU New Delhi,
Awards
Award from the Minister for Higher Education for being the top M. Sc student
A governmental scholarship for Ph. D program.
Positions
1) Lecturer in Dept of Biology, University of Isfahan from 1984 to 1994
2) Assistant professor in Dept. of Biology, University of Isfahan since 1995 to 1985.
3) Associate professor in Dept. of Biology, University of Isfahan since 1985 to date.
4) Head of the Plant Science Division of University of Isfahan 1985-1987.
5) Head of Department of Landscape and Planing in Isfahan University, IRAN, from 1997 to
2005
6) Vice Chancellor for finance and administration of Shahrekord University from 2001 to 2005
7) Head of the Potato Research Centre (PRC) in university of Isfahan since 2005 to date
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Experience
1) Director of the research project entitled “Study of the possibility of replacing the
recommended potato cultivars in the province of Isfahan” 2003-2007.
2) Director of the potato seed production (Pre Basic Seed) project in Isfahan University
from 2000 to 2011.
3) Director of the potato virus free seedlings production project in Isfahan University
from 1996 to 2000 using tissue culture technique.
4) In charge of the potato research project to produce virus free potato seed tubers,
through tissue culture.
Courses taught
1) Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Ph.D level, Isfahan University
2) Plant molecular genetics, Ph.D level, Isfahan University
4) Advanced Molecular Biology, Ph.D level, Isfahan University
5) Genetic of fungal pathogens, Ph.D level, Shiraz University
6) Symbiosis (Mycorrhiza), Ph.D level, Isfahan University
7) Demonstrator in Agricultural Microbiology course, B.Sc. level, Dept. of Crop Protection,
Adelaide University, South Australia.
8). Systematic and ecology of lichens, M.Sc level, Isfahan University
9) Advanced Mycology, M.Sc level, Isfahan University
10) Fungal Physiology, M.Sc. level, University of Technology of Isfahan
11) Mycology, B.Sc. level
12) Plant Disease, B.Sc. level
13) Plant Anatomy, B. Sc. level
14) Supervising 32 M. Sc and Ph.D theses
Publications and paper presented in conferences
1. Balali, G. R., Minaeefar, A. and Sharifnabi, B. 2010. Pectic zymogram variation and
morphological identification of Aspergillus species. Rostaniha (Botanical Journal of
Iran). 11 (2), 163-174.
2. Kalantar, E, Balali, G. R., Panjehkeh and Salari, M. 2010. Study of variation of
Alternaria species causing early blight disease on tomato plants in Isfahan, Iran using
morphological characters ad molecular IGS marker.13th Congress of the Mediteranean
Phytopathological Union. Proceeding, p324.
3. Balali G. R 1, Hadi M. R.1, Yavari P1, Bidram H.2,Naderi A. G.1 and Eslami A1. 2008.
Effect of pot size, planting date and genotype on mini-tuber production of Marfona
potato cultivar. African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 7 (9), pp. 1265–1270.
4. Kowsari, M., Bagheri, O, Balali, G. R. And Salati, M. 2009. Intraspecific zymography
of AG1-1 isolates of Rhizoctonia solani the casual agent of rice sheath blight in
Golestan province. Iranian Journal of Plant Pathology. 1, 22-36.
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5. Froozandeh, A. D., Rezaeian, M. Balali, G. R. And Alikhani, M. 2009. Relative
contributions of Ruminal Bacteria, Protozoa and Fungi to Degradation of Forage Fiber
Fractions. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances. 8, 603-607.
6. Balali, G. R. And Sharifnabi, B. 2009. Application of zymogram analysis in
identification and genetic variation of fungi. International Conference on Fungal
Evolution and Charles Darin: From Morphology to Molecules. Thailand. P43.
7. Sharifnabi, B. Panahi, N. Balali, G. R. And Khodaparast, S. A. 2009. International
Conference on Fungal Evolution and Charles Darin: From Morphology to Molecules.
Thailand. P 33.
8. Balali, G. R., Rahimian. M. and Kowsari, M. 2008. Study of genetic variation of
Rhizoctonia solani AG1-1A isolated from rice using pectic zymogram technique.
Iranian Journal of Biology 21: 17-23.
9. Balali G. R, Neate S. M, Kasalkheh A. M, Stodart B. J, Melanson D. L, Scott E. S.
2007.Intraspecific variation of Rhizoctonia solani AG 3 isolates recovered from potato
fields in Central Iran and South Australia.Mycopathologia 163 (2):105-15.
10. Balali, G. R. and Iranpoor, M. 2006. Identification and genetic variation of Fusarium
species in Isfahn, IRAN, using pectic zymogram technique. Iranian journal of Science
and Technology. 30, 91-102.
11. Balali G. R. and Moharabi, Z. 2006. Study of Intraspecific variation of anastomosis
group AG-2 of Rhizoctonia solani isolated from lawn (Lolium perene L.) using pectic
zymorgan marker. African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 7 (9), pp. 1265–1270 19(3):
241-250.
12. Balali, G. R., Minaeifar, A. & Sharifnabi, B. 2004. Application of pectic zymogram
technique to identify Aspergillus species. The IX International Marine and Freshwater
Mycology Symposium. Chang Mai, Thailand.
13. Balali, G. R. & Kowsari., M. 2004. Pectic zymogram variation and pathogenicity of
Rhizoctonia solani AG-4 to bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) isolates in Isfahan, IRAN.
Mycopathologia. 158, 377-384.
14. Balali, G. R. 2000. Detection of Rhizoctonia solani level in natural soil in potato field
using specific DNA probe. 14th Iranian Plant Protection Congress. Isfahan, IRAN. P95
15. Balali, G. R., Kasalkheh, A.M. & Kowsari, M. 2000. Using pectic zymogram as a
criterion to study variation and pathogenicity of field isolates of Rhizoctonia solani. 3rd
International Symposium on Rhizoctonia. Taichung, TAIWAN.
16. Balali, G. R & Iranpoor, M. 2002. Application of pectic zymogram in the
identification of genetic variation of Fusarium species. The 7th International
Mycological Congress. Oslo, Norway, P6209.
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17. Balali, G. R. & Kowsari, M. 1999. Study of variation and pathogenicity of
Rhizoctonia solani AG-4 isolates using zymogram marker. Australasian Plant
Pathology Society, 14th Biennial Conference (Canberra, Australia): 363.
18. Balali, G. R., Scott, E. S., Whisson, D. L. & Neate, S. M. 1998. Molecular markers in
isolates of Rhizoctonia solani AG-3. 13th Iranian Plant Protection Congress, Tehran,
IRAN. 161.
19. Balali, G. R., Rahimian, M. & Kowsari, M. 2003. Study of variation of anastomosis
group (AG-1) of Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn using pectic zymogram technique. 11th
Biology Conference of Iran. Urmia, IRAN, P434.
20. Balali, G. R., Neate, S. M., Scott, E. & Whisson, D. L. 1998. Zymogram groups and
PCR analysis of isolates of Rhizoctonia solani from potato crops in South Australia.
13th Iranian Plant Protection Congress, Tehran, IRAN. 162.
21. Balali, G. R., Neate, S. M., Scott, E. & Whisson, D. L. 1995. Heterogeneity in pectic
zymogram phenotypes of field isolates of Rhizoctonia solani AG-3. International
Symposium on Rhizoctonia (Netherlands): Abstract P-1-15.
22. Balali, G. R., Neate, S. M., Scott, E., Whisson, D. L. & Wicks, T. J. 1995.
Anastomosis groups and pathogenicity of isolates of Rhizoctonia solani from potato
crops in South Australia. Plant Pathology 44, 1050-1057.
23. Balali, G. R., Neate, S. M., Scott, E. , Whisson, D. L. & Wicks, T. J. 1995.
Identification and pathogenicity of anastomosis groups of Rhizoctonia solani in potato
fields in South Australia. International Symposium on Rhizoctonia (Netherlands):
Abstract P-3-15.
24. Balali, G. R., Neate, S. M., Scott, E., Whisson, D. L. & Wicks, T. J. 1995.
Rhizoctonia disease of potato in South Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology Society
10 Biennial Conference (New Zealand): 197.
25. Balali, G. R., Scott, E. S., Whisson, D. L. & Neate, S. M. 1995. Genetic variation in
AG-3 isolates of Rhizoctonia solani causing disease in South Australia. Australasian
Plant Pathology Society. 10th Biennial Conference (New Zealand): 210.
26. Balali, G. R., Whisson, D. L., Scott, E. S. & Neate, S. M. 1996. DNA fingerprinting
probe in Rhizoctonia solani AG-3. Mycological Research 100, 467-470.
27. Balali, G. R., Whisson, D. L., Scott, E. S., & Neate, S. M. 1995. DNA fingerprinting
of AG-3 isolates of Rhizoctonia solani. International Symposium on Rhizoctonia
(Netherlands): Abstract.
28. Balali, G. R. & Ahoonmanesh, A. 1989. The effect of light on formation and shape of
the basidiocarp of Pleurotus ostreatus. Proceedings. The 9th Plant Protection
Congress of IRAN: Abstract.
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29. Whisson, D. L., Balali, G. R. & Yang, H. 1995. Molecular characterisation and
detection of Rhizoctonia solani. Australasian Plant Pathology Society. 10th Biennial
Conference (New Zealand): 91.
30. Zamani, M. R., Balali, G. R., Danesh, D. & Rahimian, H. 1989. Anastomosis groups
of Rhizoctonia solani isolates from several hosts in Isfahan. Proceedings, The 9th Plant
Protection Congress of Iran. Abstract.
31. Dehshiri, M. M., Aryavand, A., Balali, G. R. & Sahebi, J. 1997. Biosystematic of
Triticum L. species in Iran. The 6th Iranian Biology Conference. Kerman, IRAN, 18.
32. Kharazian, N. , Balali, G. R., Aryavand, A. & Sahebi, J. 1997. Biosystematic of
Aegilops L. speciers in Iran. The 6th Iranian Biology Conference. Kerman, IRAN, 130.
33. Majd, A., Amjad, L., Mehrabian, S. & Balali, G. R. 1999. Allergenicity of pollen
extracts of Chenopodium album and Chenopodium botrys; antiallergic effects of pollen
extracts of Chenopodium botrys. The 8th Iranian Biology Conference. Kerman, Iran.
244.
34. Aryavand, A. Balali, G. R. & Sahebi, J. 1983. Weeds of cucumber fields in Isfahan.
Iranian Journal of Plant Pathology 19, 67-75.
35. Balali, G. R. & Mojtahedi, H. 1980. Histopathology of dodder (Cuscuta chinencis) in
geranium (Pelargonium zonale). Iranian Journal of Plant Pathology 16, 76-79.
36. Balali, G. R. & Seyedoleslami, H. 1983. Biology and distribution of Lepidosaphes
conchiformios Gmelin. Proceedings. The 7th Plant Protection Congress of IRAN:
Abstract.
37. Balali, G. R. & Seyedoleslami, H. 1986. Morphology and Biology of fig scale
(Lepidosaphes conchiformis Gmelin) on elm trees in Isfahan, Iran and its control
38. methods. Iranian Journal of Entomology 53, 117-130.
39. Balali, G. R. Danesh, D. & Filsouf, F. 1986. Purple top wilt of potato in Iran.
Proceedings. The 8th Plant Protection Congress of IRAN: Abstract.
40. Mojtahedi, H., Balali, G. R., Akhiyani, A., Barooti, S. Naderi, A. 1983.
Tylenchorhynchid nematodes of Iran (Tylenchoidae). Iranian Journal Of Plant
Pathology 19, 36-56.
41. Seyedoleslami, H. & Balali, G. R. 1983. Relation of Aphytis libanicus Trabulsi
(Hymenoptera, Aphilinidae) to its host Lepidosaphes conchiformis Gmelin
(Homoptera, Diaspididae). Proceedings, The 7th Plant Protection Congress of Iran:
Abstract.
42. Karimi, Z., Sahebi,J., Balali,G. R. & Aryavand, A. 2003. Cluster analyses of
phenology, morphology and cytological studies of Bromus tomentellus Boiss. Agric,
Sci. Nature. Resour. 4, 15-30
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43. Karimi, Z., Sahebi, J., Aryavand, A., & Balali, G. R. 1998. Analytical comparison of
Bromus tomentellus Bioss. Ecotypes from different habitats of Iran. 7th Iranian Biology
conference. Isfahan, Iran. P170.
44. Nahvi, I., Balali, G. R., Mobini, M. & Shareghi, B. 2001. Effect of different
environmental factors on the production of the proteinase aspartic enzyme in the
Mucor species of mold. Iranian Journal of Biology 10: 1-6.
45. Moharabi, Z. & Balali, G. R. 2003. Study of population of Rhizoctonia solani AG-2
using pectic zymogram analysis. 3rd National congress of Biotechnology. Mashhad,
Iran. P438-440.
46. Minaeifar, A. Balali, G. R. & Sharifnabi, B. 2003. The study of intraspecific variation
of Aspergillus niger using pectic zymogram method. 3rd national congress of
Biotechnology. Mashad, Iran P 489-491.
47. Rahimian, M., Balali, G. R. & Kowsari, M. 2003. Study of variation of anastomosis
group AG1-1A of Rhizoctonia solani Khun using pectic zynogram technique. 3rd
National Congress of Biotechnology. Mashad, Iran. P144-147.
Contact Address:
Dept. of Biology
University of Isfahan
Isfahan, 81744
IRAN
Fax: +98 311 7932456
Phone: +98 311 7932493
e-mails:
rbalali@sci.ui.ac.ir or grbalali@gmail.com
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