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Dr Hossein Baharvand Won the TWAS Prize of Biology

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) has announced the winners of the TWAS Prizes for 2019 at the Academy's 28th General Conference and 14th General Meeting in Trieste, Italy. Alongside 13 prize winners, Dr Hossein Baharvand; an Iranian distinguished professor, the founder and director of Royan Institutefor Stem Cell Biology and Technology, won the TWAS Prize of biology for his fundamental contribution to the understanding of how pluripotency and differentiation establish and maintain in stem cells.
TWAS Prizes are awarded in nine fields: Agricultural Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Earth, Astronomy and Space Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Physics, and Social Sciences. The winners will lecture about their research at TWAS's 29th General Meeting, when they will also receive a plaque and the prize.



As of November 2018, Google Scholar reports over 9000 citations and h-index 47 to his work. He is currently the editorial board member of eight international journals He holds two USA patents on the basis of his research. He has received 30 international and national awards including 10th (2004), 12th (2006), and 17th (2012) annual Razi research award on medical science hosted by Iran Ministry of Health and Medical Education, 26th Khwarizmi International Award (2013), hosted by Iran Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, 27th annual book of the year of the Islamic republic of Iran (2010), Academy of Medical Sciences of Iran (Dr. Hadavi’s Award in 2010, 2014), International Prof. Yalda Award for Excellence in Medical Sciences (2015) and distinguished Iranian scientist in Biotechnology (2015) and Genetics (2016). He is the winner of the Islamic Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) Prize for research in the field of Biology (2010). Moreover, he was introduced as Prominent Professor in 3rd term of Allameh Tabatabaei’s Award hosted by Iran vice Presidency for Science and Technology, Presidency and National Elite Foundation (2014). He is the winner of the United Nations educational, scientific and cultural organization (UNESCO)-Equatorial Guinea International Prize (2014) for Research in the Life Sciences aimed at improving the quality of human life with his stem cell research and its numerous applications in regenerative medicine. He was also selected as one of the 20 stem cell person of the year 2017 award nominees hosted by THE NICHE site.
He has given numerous tutorials and invited talks in many congresses such as ISSCR (2018). He is the editor of four international books which were published by Springer (2010 and 2012) and John Wiley, USA (2015). He has published 354 international and 102 national peer-reviewed papers.

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