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Dr. Zahra Razaghi Moghadam

Academic Staff Member, Bioinformatics Department, University of Potsdam

Email: ; razaghi_mpimp-golm.mpgde

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Research Interests

My main research field is systems and computational biology. I am interested in exploring cellular networks and understanding their operational principles. My current researches are focused on two topics: (i) constraint-based modeling with the combination of high-throughput data to answer biological questions relevant to metabolic networks and (ii) machine learning techniques and their application in constructing biological networks and investigating patterns of relationships in different biocomponents.


2021 – : Postdoc

Bioinformatics, Institute of Biochemistry and Biology, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany

2017 – 2020: Postdoc

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam, Germany

2013 – 2017:  Assistant Professor

Faculty of New Sciences and Technologies, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran



2005 – 2010          PhD – Bioinformatics, Thesis: ‘Different Algorithms for Discovering Motifs in Biological Networks’

Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics (IBB); Univ. Tehran

2002 – 2004          Master of Sc. – Computer Science, Thesis: ‘Genetic Algorithms in Solving Bioinformatics Problems’, 

College of Science; Univ. Tehran

1998 – 2002          Bachelor of Sc. – Applied Mathematics, Department of Mathematical Sciences; Sharif Univ. Tech.


Awards and Memberships


Klaus Tschira Boost Fund


Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers

2003 – :

Member of the National Elites Foundation in Iran (BMN)


Gold Medal in the National Mathematics Olympiad in Iran


Instructing courses in Computer Science and Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics Algorithms - MSc and PhD level

Graph Theory - MSc level

Metaheuristic Algorithms - PhD level

Constraint-based modeling- MSc level

Data integration in cellular networks- MSc level

Analysis of biochemical networks- MSc level