Brief CV:

Education
 2015 PhD in Ecology (molecular phylogeny),
Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
Thesis title: Biogeography and evolutionary history of the genera Verbascum and Artemisia in Iran using molecular phylogeny

 2011 Master II of Science in Microbiologie-Agrobiosciences, 
Institut national polytechnique (INP) de Toulouse, France

 2000 Master of sciences in Plant Breeding,
Azad University, Iran

 1994 Bachelor of Sciences in Agronomy & Plant Breeding,
Azad University, Iran

 

Research
 My current research projects are in line with the issues addressed during my thesis: biogeography, plant systematics, evolutionary history and ecology of plant species in the Mediterranean region with an emphasis on biosystematic and phylogenetic studies.

* keywords: Evolution, systematics, taxonomy, molecular phylogeny and biogeography of angiosperms, Artemisia, Centaurea, Astragalus and Onosma.

Papers
 Attar F.*, Sotoodeh A.*, Mirtadzadini M. (2020) Four new species in subsection Asterotricha for the genus Onosma L. (Boraginaceae) from flora of Iran. Feddes Repert, 131: 146-158. doi.org/10.1002/fedr.202000005  (* equal contribution)

 Rakizadeh, S., Attar, F. and Sotoodeh, A. (2019). Taxonomic significance of achene morphology on the Centaurea L. (Asteraceae). Nova Biol. Reperta 6: 352-366.

 Attar, F., Sotoodeh, A., & Mirtadzadini, M. (2019). ’Teucrium elymaiticum’ (Lamiaceae): a new species for Flora of Iran. Mediterranean Botany40: 203-207. https://doi.org/10.5209/mbot.62020

 Sotoodeh A., Attar F., Andalo C., Mirtajaldini M. And L. Civeyrel. (2018). Focusing on three Verbascum L. taxa (Scrophulariaceae) of the Flora of Iran. Adansonia, 40:171-181.

 Sotoodeh A., F. Attar and L. Civeyrel (2017). Verbascum songaricum subsp. Subdecurrens: a New Record; Typification and True Identity of V. aspinum as a New Synonym of V. stachydiforme in the Flora of Iran. Kew Bulletin, 72: 24.

 Maassoumi A. A., Sh. Kazempour Osaloo, A. Sotoodeh (2016). A new infrageneric grouping of Astragalus (Fabaceae). The Iranian Journal of Botany, 22: 88-100.

 Sotoodeh A., L. Civeyrel, F. Attar (2016). A new species of Verbascum L. (Scrophulariaceae) from the Gilan province (Iran), based on morphological and molecular evidences. Adansonia 38: 127-132.

 Sotoodeh A., L. Civeyrel, F. Attar (2015). Verbascum shahsavarensis (Scrophulariaceae), a new species for Flora of Iran. Phytotaxa, 203: 76-80.

 Sotoodeh A., L. Civeyrel, A. Zamani & F. Attar (2014). Verbascum oreophilum var. oreophilum and Verbascum cheiranthifolium var. asperulum (Scrophulariaceae) Two new records for the flora of Iran. Phytotaxa 173: 205-210.

Congress
 2013   Oral: “Molecular phylogeny of Turkish and Iranian Artemisia using ITS and ETS”, in: Young Systematists’ Forum, Natural History Museum, London, UK.

 2013   Oral: “Biogeographical and molecular phylogeny of Turkish and Iranian Artemisia with ITS and ETS”, in: BioSyst.EU 2013 Global systematic, Vienna, Austria.

 2012   Poster: Preliminary results of molecular phylogeny of Turkish and Iranian Artemisia with ITS and ETS. in 34th annual meeting of Biology and Population Genetics Study Group – “Petit Pois Déridé” (PPD). INRA, University of Avignon, France. .

 2006   Poster: Ghaffari, S., Sotoodeh, A., Meiotic & Mitotic studies on six cultivar of Lentil (Lens Culinaris) from Iran. in: IV Balkan Botanical Congress, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Grants
 2013, 2014: Campus France
 2012: ATUPS

Work experiences
 From 2015     Member. Central herbarium of Tehran University (TUH).

 2011–2015    Laboratoire de Biologie Moléculaire, EcoLab; Université Paul Sabatier,
Toulouse III, France

 2000–2010   Administrator and IT manager, in different public & private organizations, Iran.

 1999–2000   Laboratory Assistant in Cytogenetic Lab. Institute of Biophysics & Biochemistry, Tehran University.

Teaching experiences
 2013–2015    Enseignant vacataire, UPS FSI Département Biologie & Géoscience: Floristic course, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France.

 2005–2010   TOEFL, English Conversation, and ICDL courses

Advisor (Encadrement)
 2020- Present   PhD. student: Advai. Taxonomy and Phylogeny study on the Onosma genus (Lithospermeae- Boraginaceae) based on nrDNA sequence (ITS) and cpDNA (trnH- psbA).

 2016 – 2020   PhD. student:  Hadidchi. Systematic studies on the genus Delphinium L. sensu lato) (Ranunculaceae) in Iran.

 2019 – Présent   Master student: Ramezani. Taxonomy and phylogenetic relationships in complex Onosma bulbotrichum (Boraginaceae) with emphasis on morphological and molecular evidences.

Interests
 Walking, biking, swimming, Nature Photography

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