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Dr. Masoumeh Vakili-Ghartavol | Horticulture | Best Researcher Award

research, Ferdowsi university of Mashhad, Iran

🌿 Dr. Masoumeh Vakili Qartavol is an accomplished researcher and scholar in Horticultural Sciences with a specialization in medicinal plants, spices, and beverages. Her innovative work focuses on extending the shelf life of agricultural products using nanotechnology and essential oils. Dr. Qartavol has made significant contributions to the field through her research on antifungal activities and secondary metabolites, earning numerous awards and recognitions throughout her academic journey.


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🎓 Dr. Qartavol holds a Doctorate in Horticultural Sciences – Medicinal Plants, Spices, and Beverages from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (7987-7047). She earned her Master’s Degree in Horticultural Sciences – Fruit Tree Improvement from Tabriz University (7989-7987) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Horticultural Sciences and Green Space Engineering from Maragheh University.


🔬 Dr. Qartavol has extensive research experience, including a meta-analysis study on the antifungal activity of essential oils extracted from medicinal plants and a doctoral dissertation on solid lipid nanoparticles containing peppermint essential oil. She has collaborated with several universities and research institutions, contributing to significant projects and publications in the field of horticultural sciences and postharvest technology.

Research Interests

🌱 Dr. Qartavol’s research interests include the development of medicinal plant science, extraction of secondary metabolites for treating incurable diseases, studying morphological and genetic diversity of indigenous medicinal plants, and applying solid lipid nanoparticles for postharvest protection. She is also focused on targeted delivery of useful metabolites using nanotechnology and maintaining safe agricultural products post-harvest.


🏆 Dr. Qartavol has been recognized for her academic excellence with several awards, including the first rank in the national entrance examination for a specialized doctorate in horticultural sciences and the first place in the educational centers section of the 9th National Nano Competition. She has also received financial support from the Fund for the Support of Researchers and Technologists of the Country (INSF) for her research projects.


Comparison of the effective compounds and the amount of antioxidant activity of saffron produced in the cities of Kashmir and MarandSaffron Agriculture and Technology Scientific Research Journal, 9(0), 671-660 (2016)

Determination of RNase-S gene allotype and promoter region of 10MdMYB gene in Some genotypes of apple (Malus spp)Iran Journal of Plant and Biotechnology, 79-17 (2022)

The effect of biofertilizers on some vegetative traits and yield of tomatoes – Applied Plant Ecophysiology Research (7046)

Optimal methods for the preparation of fungal mycelium for examination with the scanning electron microscopePlant Pathology Science, 11(2), 42-51 (2022)

Antifungal activity of Mentha× Piperita L. essential oilActa Scientiarum Polonorum Hortorum Cultus, 21(1) (2022)

Masoumeh Vakili-Ghartavol | Horticulture | Best Researcher Award

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