Houtan Ahvari, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Ahvari took over the responsibility of NikouGen on the 1st of July 2017. He has PhD in Molecular Biotechnology from the RWTH Aachen University in close collaboration with Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Ecology IME (Aachen, Germany). His expertise covers many areas of Molecular Biotechnology including Protein Engineering, Molecular Medicine, Immunology, Plant and Industrial Biotechnology as well as up-and downstream processing of recombinant proteins including biopharmaceuticals.
Over the past ten years he has obtained international working experience by working in top European research institute (Fraunhofer IME in Aachen, Germany as well as the Institute for Molecular Biotechnology at the RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany).
After his return to Iran he has established national/international collaborations with more than 10 foreign nations through Pardis PR both in academia and industry including many of the global key players in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries.
Dr. Ahvari has been awarded several national/international fellowships including DAAD scholarship (German Academic Exchange Services) for doing PhD in Germany & PostDoc stipendium from Iran’s National Elites Foundation (INEF). He also received a prize from the Iranian Health Minister at 5th Iranian Biotechnology Congress due to the production of CD-based Medical Genetics educational courses by using animation. He has made over 70 scientific presentations around the globe and was key note speaker at a handful of national scientific congresses.