Roya Yousefi


College / University

College of Science, University of Tehran

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects





Lab Experience

Molecular techniques including DNA extraction, PCR, electrophoresis, blotting, real-time PCR, routine microbial techniques, primer and shRNA designing, gene cloning, mammalian cell culture, gene transfection to animal cells, virus packaging and gene transduction.

Projects / Research

  • 09/2015 – present: "Evaluation of Hsf1 silencing on sensitivity of prostate cancer cell line (PC-3) to anti-cancer drugs in 2D cultures" (Master’s Thesis), Department of Biotechnology, University of Tehran
  • 2014: "Isolation and identification of heat-stable lipases of native strains of thermal-springs-living microorganisms" (Bachelor’s Thesis), Department of Biotechnology, University of Tehran

Scholarships / Awards

2016 – 2017: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2011 – 2016: Iran’s National Elites Foundation Scholarship
2011 – 2016: University of Tehran Fellowship for Exceptional Talents
2011 – 2016: Ministry of Science, Research and Technology Scholarship for Biotechnology Students, Iran


Within the broad field of molecular biology I am particularly interest in oncology research. The complexity and the numerous unanswered questions make me want to work in this area in the future. In addition, systems biology seems to become a novel solution to many biological questions. Therefore, I consider the combination of computer-based simulations and laboratory experiments a powerful tool to address the biological complexity we witness in cancer research.