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Epidemiology & Reproductive Health
The Epidemiology and Reproductive Health Department was established in 2000 with the aim of promoting reproductive health by epidemiological research in the field of reproduction. This department is responsible for checking all research proposals in three faculties and gives both methodological and statistical consultation.
This department undertakes multicentre research between Iran and other countries in the following areas:
  • Frequency, incidence and influencing factors for all subfertility and infertility types
  • Environmental and occupational factors affecting fertility and reproduction
  • Psychosocial issues affecting infertile couples, their treatment and coping mechanisms
  • Experiences, quality of life, marital and sexual satisfaction of infertile couples, even after IVF failure
  • Ethical issues, legislation and guidelines in assisted reproduction
  • Statistical models and methods for research in reproduction, genetics and the cellular and molecular fields
  • Animal ethics

The mission of this department is the promotion of reproductive health in Iran. Reproductive health is an important aspect of general health and involves people of all ages within the society, from an embryo to the elderly. Focusing on sexual and reproductive health guarantees the future health of society by ensuring healthy children and healthy adults. Finally, its job involves research into all reproduction related areas including social, medical, psychological and ethical issues, and therefore its vision is to ensure the health of the society.
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  • Clinical Labs  ( 0 items )
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  • Reproductive Imaging  ( 10 items )

    Infertility is a widespread, growing problem. The physical and psychological impact of infertility can be crushing to the infertile persons and to their family. Ultrasound plays a great role in the assessment and management of infertility. It is also an important tool by which it is possible to monitor the growth of the fetus development during the pregnancy, and screen for fetal anomalies.

    The mission of our department is to provide comprehensive infertility evaluations using the latest knowledge and innovative research to provide the highest quality of infertility management.

    The goals of the department are to conduct research in the field of male and female infertility in order to provide modern, high quality services for infertile couples. The department’s vision is to perform national and international multicentral research with the collaboration of universities and other infertility centers to provide educational courses in diagnostic ultrasound, including transvaginal, color Doppler, power Doppler, 3D/4D imaging and radiology for radiologists, gynecologists and fellowships.
    Firoozeh Ahmadi
    (Head of Department)


  • Molecular Systems Biology  ( 0 items )
  • Regenerative Medicine  ( 0 items )
  • Stem Cell and Developmental Biology  ( 0 items )
  • Researches  ( 0 items )
  • Andrology  ( 5 items )
    The department of Andrology  provides the most advanced scientific protocols in the diagnosis and treatment of male fertility. This new male infertility management depends on specialized proper evaluation of the male factor by clinical examination for testicular size, checking for the presence of varicocele, hormonal profile, scrotal Doppler examination and semen analysis, according to World Health Organization standards. Different modalities are available in this Unit for the management of low sperm count, low sperm motility and increased sperm abnormality. Our mission is to improve diagnostic and therapeutic methods by usingand applying the results of investigative projects, in addition to using stem cells to treat patients with incomplete spermatogenesis. Providing quality health care for infertile males, educating the lay and professional communities on the latest treatments for male fertility and enhancing the understanding of male infertility issues by developing research projects are the vision of this department.
    Mohamad Ali Sadighi Gilani, MD
    (Head of Department)
  • Reproductive Genetics  ( 18 items )
    There is more and more attention toward genetic sciences, especially among biology and medicine researchers. Genetic background of many diseases with unknown origin is well understood now and many others are in research process. Successful treatment of infertility with assisted reproduction techniques (ART) has many unknown points that discovery of each can help using these treatments more efficiently. Reproductive genetics can help to discover these unclear points and to find new treatments strategies.
    In 2010 we organized specialized subgroups to make our future program more convenient. Assigning more specialized staffs and providing suitable infrastructures can make fruitful future. My colleagues have planned to continue their programs for recognizing the genetic factors related to recurrent abortions, fail ART, poor responding to ovarian stimulation medication, epigenetic factors related to infertility and embryo development, genetic manipulation of cells to produce recombinant proteins and transgenic animals.
    I would like to express my thanks to my valuable colleagues for their efforts, and extend invitation to all genetic scientists for collaboration in our research programs.
     Dr. Hamid Gourabi
    Head of Department
  • Endocrinology & Female Infertility  ( 5 items )
    The goal of our department is to perform applied researches in order to achieve the best and easiest strategies for diagnosis and improvement of ART outcomes. Our department focuses on the treatment and research of PCOS, recurrent abortion, endometriosis, poor responders and recurrent implantation failures. Moreover, we investigate various on ovulation inductions, COH and ART/ET methods. The goals of our group includes evaluation and treatment of infertile couples; new guidelines for improving IVF outcomes; achieving new strategies for diagnosing infertility causes, ovulation induction and COH; improving methods for oocyte and embryo culture, and endometrial preparation; and the promotion of prenatal care.
     Dr Mahnaz Ashrafi 
    (Head of Department)
  • Embryology  ( 11 items )
    The Department of Embryology, founded in 1995, is a part of Royan Institute’s Reproductive Biomedicine and Stem Cell Research Centers. During the preceding decade, a fundamental description of human and animal experimental studies has emerged in the field of embryology. The main focuses of this Department are: Increasing the quality of gametes and embryos, tudying molecular aspects of gamete maturation and embryo development, erforming embryo co-culture with various types of somatic cells, tudying molecular aspects of gamete and embryo freezing, In vitro maturation of animal and human gametes, valuating molecular and cellular events of embryo implantation, Three-dimensional culture of cells to design an endometrial biomodel, Three-dimensional culture of follicles in order to acquire good quality oocytes, Performing nuclear transfers, Performing animal cloning and transgenesis, Finding the best method for preserving gametes, ovarian, and testicular tissues.

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