Rassoul Dinarvand, born in Borujerd in 1964, received his Pharm.D. degree from University of Tehran in 1988. He was awarded a scholarship from the Ministry of Health and Medical Education to continue his education abroad and admitted by the University of Manchester, UK to study for PhD degree. He successfully completed his M.Sc. in 1990 and his Ph.D. in 1993. He then joined Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 1994. He was the Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy at Tehran University for 4 years until he joined MOH to become Deputy Minister and Head of Iran Food and Drug Organization in September 2013. Prof Dinarvand’s main research interest is in the area of polymeric controlled drug delivery systems and has published over 200 international papers in the field. In recent years he has focused on the design and application of nano-structures as targeted drug delivery systems mainly in the field of cancer treatment. He is the founder and director of Nanotechnology Research Centre, Tehran University of Medical Sciences. His work has also resulted in the registration of 15 national and international patents and the establishment of 3 spin-off companies in the field of nanotechnology based drug delivery systems. He has also been active in the administration work at both pharmaceutical industry and Ministry of Health. He is a co-founder and member of executive board of Iranian Society of Pharmaceutical Scientists and Iran Controlled Release Society. He is also a member of many national and international societies and committees.
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