This research center is comprised of three departments: Water and Environment, Marine Sciences, and Marine Industries
Missions and Responsibilities
Integrated management for Anzali lagoon
Decontamination of oil pollution in the Caspian Sea
Sustainable development of the Caspian shores
Quality and quantity management of water resources
Conducting research on the physical and chemical attributes of the Caspian region
Development of environmental studies and ecosystems
Facilities and Laboratories
This research center is part of the university; therefore, many of its needs are fulfilled by the laboratories and facilities below which are already available at the university:
Sea biology laboratory
Sea biochemistry laboratory
Water quality laboratory
Physical-Hydraulic modeling laboratory
2 – The Guilanology Research Center
Established in 2016, the Guilanology Research Center is a center for historical, cultural and social research projects on Guilan and its people. The overarching goals of this research center are as follows:
Goals and responsibilities
Development of appropriate research infrastructures and human resources to further its research projects
Recruiting esteemed researchers for different fields
Establishing a specialized database on related research projects, and the creation of a consultancy database
Promoting collaborations with other institutions and research centers, both inside and outside the country
Increasing the number of scientific articles in indexed journals both inside and outside the countries
Publishing academic books
Organizing conferences, scientific meetings, commemoration of scholars, seminars and workshops related to the activities of the research center on national and international levels
Evaluating of research activates by different research groups
Providing opportunities for the development of new research groups
Advising and supervising graduate theses in accordance with the center's goals
Bio – Anthropological Laboratory
The Bio- Anthropological Laboratory of the University of Guilan was established for the first time in Iran in 2016 at University of Guilan in Research Institute of Guilan Studies with the support of the Management and Planning Organization of Guilan. One of the most fundamental aspects of the laboratory is research and training of the national experts.
The specialist and research team of the laboratory will provide the following services:
Research and Training to how deal with various human discovered remains - either ancient or new population - through the right tools and methods using interdisciplinary experiments.
Exploration, excavation and analysis of biological and cultural collected data, in the form of joint projects, inter-university or organizational contracts.
Quantitative and qualitative study of the ancient remaind or new population through either cultural biological factors.
Metric studies, somatic measurements, as well as nonmetric studies or cellular-molecular facilities for reconstructing of the archaeological samples.
Ancient resource studies and Osteological services:
Excavation, cleaning and reconstruction of the human remains.
Age estimation, sex determination, bone reconstruction, Paleopathological studies and cause of death of the discovered bones.
Anthropometric measurements to obtain and categorize different medical, industrial, behavioral, and psychological aspects of a population.
Surveying of a diseases and impact of social and cultural disorders on a stricken population by using basic science and medical sciences applications.
Setting of Anatomical, Physical and Genetical Atlas of an ancient or new population.
Typology and Measurement of Stone Tools.
Photography and Drawing of Stone Tools to representing them in the form of hard or soft copies.
Megascopic, Microscopic and Petrographic Thin Section of the stone tools.
Extraction and Analysis of Trace Elements and Isotopes of biological remains.
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3 – The Silkworm Research Group
Established in 1994, the Silkworm Research Group aims to conduct basic, applied and developmental research on silkworms, silk fibers, and sericulture development in Iran. This research group has had several research projects, collaborating with the Iran Silkworm Research Centre, Northern Iran's Biotechnology Center, and several other prestigious organizations and institutes. The members of the Silkworm Research Group, many of whom are faculty members at the University of Guilan, have published more than 60 academic papers (more than half of which have been published in international journals). University of Guilan's Silkworm Research Group has also been ranked 4th among the agricultural institutes in Iran. Expanding the group and making it into an international center for sericulture studies is our priority.
Missions and responsibilities
Carrying out research projects that will improve the quality of sericulture, silkworms, silk and wool
Establishing Iran's silkworm germ database
Expanding silkworm industries
Expanding Iran's mulberry gene database
Studying the economic and social conditions of rural communities in order to prepare and implement plans that will improve the existing structures and will rehabilitate and expand the farms
Studying the global market for sericulture products
Training human resources for various sectors of sericulture industries
Developing silkworm research groups and sericulture biotechnology
4 – Sericulture Research Department of the Guilan University
The sericulture research department, which started its activity in the Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Soumesara City) in 1999 with the permission of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, was transferred to the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences (Rasht City) in 2006. Considering that Gilan province has been the most important center of silk cocoon and thread production in the country from the past to the present day, as well as government and research centers are concentrated in this province, the activity of Gilan University in research, technology, education and consulting matters is essential. This research group with researchers from different disciplines has been able to be an influential scientific center in the region and the country. The most important activities of the research group are as follows:
Publication of 107 Latin articles, 60 Persian articles, 210 conference articles, 50 master's and doctoral theses, 42 research projects, publication of 11 specialized books,
Cooperation in various silkworm breeding projects, running a national project to isolate new silkworm lines (2012-2019) and introduction of 16 new lines in 2020, introduction of 10 commercial silkworm hybrids in 2022,
Making a laboratory silk reeling machine, making a multi-purpose silk spinning machine, making mulbery garden in the Guilan University,
Setting up the silkworm rearing hall, Setting up the silkworm laboratory with full research facilities,
Organizing the Iran National Silk Conference (2017- Guilan University), Organizing the national exhibition of the country's silk capabilities (2017, Rasht), Organizing a specialized meeting on sericultural issues in Guilan province(2016- Guilan University) and also a specialized meeting on the issues of planting, propagation and diseases of mulberry (2017- Guilan University), Organizing a specialized committee to study sericulture issues of Guilan Province from 2013 to 2017.
Close cooperation with the government, research, and industrial centers of the region, including the IRAN silk research center and the Sericultural Development Center of IRAN and also Industrial consulting for silk reeling factories of the region,
Sericulture Research Department
Agriculture Faculty, University of Guilan, Tehran Road, Rasht, Iran, Zip code : 41996-13986
2- Production of natural pheromones to control mulberry pests
3- Production of commercial fibroin and sericin from silk
4- Propagation of mulberry seedlings and making mulbery gardens
5- Organizing training courses for domestic and foreign students
6- Organaizing national and international workshops for silkworm egg production, cocoon production, silk thread production, silk dyeing and weaving silk textiles and carpet, diseases and pests control for both mulberry and silkworms
8- Scientific advice to etablish sericulture museums
Academic member of Sericulture Research Department
Head of the Department
Dr. Seyed Hossein
Ph. D. in Animal Genetics and Breeding
Zhejiang University – China
Breeding of new silkworm lines
Cocoon and silk test for line and hybrids of silkworm
Evaluation of thermotolerance in silkworm lines and hybrids
Heat Shock Proteins (HSPs) gene expression in the silkworm
Proteomics studies in the silkworm
Teaching silkworm-rearing technology in the university
Writing a book on the principles of silkworm rearing and a historical book on the Sericulture of Guilan (in collaboration with Dr. Panahi and Nadia Rah)
Secretary of the National Silk Conference (Guilan University-2017)
Member of the country's silkworm egg supply committee (from 2017 to 2023)
Director of Sericulture Research Department (from 2010 to 2023)
This research group has facilities for drying cocoons and silk reeling, mulbery garden, silkworm rearing rooms in addition to the molecular genetics laboratory in the Animal Science Department, the insect physiology laboratory in the Plant Protection Department, and the fiber physics of textile laboratory in the Textile Engineering Department.