Dr. M. Irfan-maqsood Resume (Updated 01-2023)

Dr. M. Irfan-maqsood

Biology Lecturer / Researcher / Techpreneur / Author & Editor

Career Objective

Developing Science is a daily phenomenon happening by all academic/research institutes around the world but understanding the correlations of science and life is a rare incidence. My objective is to understand the 5wh (what, why, when, where and who) of life based on scientific and technological facts. I believe nature is circling and there is no start or end point in life cycle and it is all about the survival and evolution. In my research career, I understand how a cell (epithelial/keratinocyte) is dividing and developing multicellularity (skin) to regenerate (skin regeneration), enhancing the process of survival and evolution. I have developed several SOPs and technological protocols during my post-PhD career to understand technological evolution and commercialization in the field of content management and academic publishing in the form of 10+ start up projects in collaboration with prestigious academic and technological organizations in ECO Countries. During over a decade of teaching career, I understand that the best way of evolution is to train the next generations to understand life in a comprehensive way.


  • PhD – Cell/Molecular Biology (Ferdowsi University of Mashhad) 2011-2017
  • MSc – Molecular Biology (University of Lahore) 2006-2009
  • MA – Political Sciences-IR (University of the Punjab) 2009-2011
  • BSc – Chemistry/Biology (University of the Punjab) 2003-2006


1- Director/Education & Publishing Expert (Remote) – 01/2021-Present
    IMAQPRESS Inc. (Canada), IMAQ Research Ltd (UK)

  • Managing/Editing Scientific Contents (Insight Magazines)
  • Developing SOPs & Protocols on Innovation in Content Management and Educational/Research Support Services for Educational & Academic Institutes
  • Institutional Brand Development Services Based on Contents, Web Tools and Social Media Management
  • Senior Lecturer @ Science Insight (Skills) Academy (An Online Educational Platform for Teaching Science Skills on YouTube)
  • Delivered 100+ lectures on innovation, commercialization, biotechnology based startups and entrepreneurship development in ECO countries.

2- Biology Teacher (BISE/O Level/A Level) – 08-2005 to 12-2020

  • Horizons School System, Lahore, Pakistan – Part Time
  • Masters Academy, Lahore, (Pakistan) – Part Time
  • Laurelbank Public School, Lahore (Pakistan) – Full Time
  • ChandBagh School, Lahore (Pakistan) – Full Time
  • Pakistan Embassy Students – Part Time

3- Director/Chief Technology Officer – 01/2016 to 12/2020
IMAQ (Ideparvaran Mashregh Qazal) Pvt Ltd

  • Developed scientific content management system as a Tech project funded by Isfahan Science and Technology Town
  • Managed Research/Tech Team of 8 to validate a work flow for academic institutes & startup teams of 30+ students/co-founders
  • Finished 10+ Science/Technology Based Startup projects in collaboration with Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
  • Organized Three International Cancer Symposiums + Two Mashhad Stem Cell Conferences + One Mashhad Start Up City Seminar and 5 International Conferences of Developing Entrepreneurs (CODE International/EntrepreneursShow/KarafarinShows) in ECO Countries
  • Adviser/Consultant/Lecturer at partnered institutes (FUM, NCCP, KSTP, Razavi Hospital etc) on Scientific Publishing, Tech Development & Internationalization

4- Research Associate (Biology Section) – 10/2008 to 12/2009
IWA (Intellects Wealth Associates) Pvt Ltd (Pakistan)

  • Digitalized the National Biology Curriculum – First project of curriculum research in Pakistan available at www.click2learn.pk
  • Trained/Delivered lectures to hundreds of Biology teachers/lecturers on innovation in Biology curriculum and subject management
  • Adviser/Consultant at partner institutes (secondary and higher secondary schools of the state of Punjab, Pakistan) on curriculum Research and application of Biology and science in our daily lives

Scientific Publications-1 (First Author)

  1. Irfan-maqsood, M., Bahrami, M.., Mirahmadi, M., Naderi-meshkin, H. Commercialization of Stem Cell Therapeutic Research: Bridging a Big Gap. Journal of Genes and Cells. 1(2):40-45
  2. Irfan-maqsood, M., Bahrami, M., Amirkhah, R., Naderi-meshkin, H. Engineered Cell Therapy: A Successful Approach to Target Cancer. Journal of Genes and Cells. 1(1):13-22
  3. Irfan-Maqsood, M. 1st Symposium on Y-Chromosome Human Proteome Project. Cell Journal (Yakhteh). 16(6): 564-567 (WoS Impact Factor, 2.47)
  4. Irfan-Maqsood, M. and Seddiq-Shams, M. Rhamnolipids: Well Characterized Glycolipids with Potential Broad Applicability as Biosurfactants. Industrial Biotechnology, 10(4): 1-8. (Scopus CiteScore™: 1.8)
  5. Irfan-Maqsood, M. and Hemmati-Sadeghi, S. Developments toward an Ideal Skin Substitute: A Commentary. Journal of Cell and Molecular Research, 5(2): 87-91.
  6. Irfan-Maqsood, M., Bahrami, A.R., Matin, M.M., Aslamkhan, M. Commercialization of Gene Therapy drugs. 2013. Journal of College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan, 23(12): 907-908 (WoS Impact Factor, 0.45)
  7. Irfan-Maqsood, M., Matin M.M., Bahrami, A.R., Ghasroldasht, M.M. Immortality of cell lines: challenges and advantages of its establishment. Cell Biology International, 37(10):1038-1045. (WoS Impact Factor, 3.6)
  8. Irfan-Maqsood, M. and Jamal, A. Factors affecting the rhamnolipid biosurfactant production. Pakistan Journal of Biotechnology. 8(1): 1-5. (Scopus CiteScore™: 0.24)
  9. Irfan-Maqsood, M., Jamal, A., Azeem, H.A. Effects of Iron salts on rhamnolipid biosurfactants production. Biologia, Pakistan, 57(1&2): 121-132.
  10. Irfan-Maqsood, M. Establishment of cancer prevention centers: A perspective. Journal of Cellular Immunotherapy 1 (1-2), 1 (Scopus CiteScore™: 0.3)
  11. Muhammad Irfan-maqsood, Hojjat Naderi-Meshkin, Asieh Heirani-Tabasi, Monireh Bahrami, Mahdi Mirahmadi, Halimeh Hassanzadeh, Mahmood Raeesolmohaddesin, Naser Sanjar Moussavi, Hasnain Raza-Shah, Ahmad Reza Bahrami, Hamidreza Bidkhori, Maryam Moghaddam. Matin. Adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells express keratinocyte lineage markers in a co-culture model. Cell and Molecular Biology. 2016(5):44-54 (WoS Impact Factor, 2.8)
  12. Muhammad Irfan-maqsood, Hojjat Naderi-Meshkin, Asieh Heirani-Tabasi, Monireh Bahrami, Mahdi Mirahmadi, Halimeh Hassanzadeh, Mahmood Raeesolmohaddesin, Naser Sanjar Moussavi, Hasnain Raza-Shah, Ahmad Reza Bahrami, Hamidreza Bidkhori, Maryam Moghaddam. Matin. 2016. A Comprehensive Comparative Characterization of Keratinocytes; The Significant Wound Healing Agents. Journal of Genes and Cells. 2(2):3-15

Scientific Publications-2 (Co-Author)

  1. Boozarpour, S., Matin, M.M., Momeni-Moghaddam, M., Dehghani, H., Mahdavi-Shahri, N., Sisakhtnejad, S., Irfan-Maqsood, M., Heirani-Tabasi, A., Bahrami, A.R. Comparative Role of RA and GDNF in Differentiating chicken Mesenchymal Stem Cells towards Germ-like Cells. Tissue and Cells, 48(3):235-241 (WoS Impact Factor, 2.46)
  2. Naderi-Meshkin H., Matin MM, Heirani-Tabasi A, Mirahmadi M, Irfan-Maqsood M, Edalatmanesh MA, Shahryari M, Ahmadiankia N, Moussavi NS, Bidkhori HR, Hosseini M, Bahrami AR. Injectable hydrogel delivery plus preconditioning of mesenchymal stem cells: exploitation of SDF-1/CXCR4 axis towards enhancing the efficacy of stem cells’ homing. Cell Biology International, 40:730–741. (WoS Impact Factor, 3.6)
  3. Mousaei-Ghasroldasht, M., Irfan-Maqsood, M., Matin, M.M. Bidkhori, H., Naderi-Meshkin, H., Moradi, A., Bahrami, A.R. Mesenchymal stem cells-based therapy of Osteo-diseases. Cell Biology International 38:(10), 1081-1085 (WoS Impact Factor, 3.6)
  4. Amirkhah, R., Farazmand, A., Irfan-maqsood, M., Wolkenhauer, O., Ulf, S. The role of microRNAs in the resistance to colorectal cancer treatments. Cell Molecular Biology 2015 (6), 17-23 (WoS Impact Factor, 2.8)
  5. Mirahmadi, M., Rezanejadbardaji, H., Irfan-Maqsood, M., Mokhtari, M.J., Naderi-Meshkin, H. 2017. Stem Cell Therapy for Neurodegenerative Diseases: Strategies for Regeneration against Degeneration. Journal of Genes and Cells, 3(1): 22-38

Scientific Publications-3 (Critical Editor-Acknowledged)

  1. Hojjat Naderi-Meshkin, Ahmad Reza Bahrami, Hamid Reza Bidkhori, Mahdi Mirahmadi, Naghmeh Ahmadiankia. Strategies or improving the homing of mesenchymal stem cells for greater efficacy in stem cell therapy. Cell Biology International, 39 (1), 23-34 (WoS Impact Factor, 3.6)
  2. Mahtab Dastpak, Maryam M Matin, Moein Farshchian, Yvan Arsenijevic, Madjid Momeni-Moghaddam, Sajjad Sisakhtnezhad, Sohrab Boozarpour, Hamid Reza Bidkhori, Mahdi Mirahmadi, Ahmad Reza Bahrami. Construction and Quantitative Evaluation of a Dual Specific Promoter System for Monitoring the Expression Status of Stra8 and c-kit Genes. Molecular Biotechnology, September2014. 1-10. (WoS Impact Factor, 2.7)
  3. Mohammad Amir Mishan, Asieh Heirani-Tabasi, Neda Mokhberian, Malihe Hassanzade, Hamid Kalalian Moghaddam, Ahmad Reza Bahrami, Naghmeh Ahmadiankia. 2015. Analysis of Chemokine Receptor Gene Expression in Esophageal Cancer Cells Compared with Breast Cancer with Insights into Metastasis. Iranian Journal of Public Health 44(10): 1353 (WoS Impact Factor, 1.2

Scientific Reviewer (Certified by Publon)

  • Journal of Cellular Biochemistry (JCB) (3 Papers)
  • Cell Biology International (2 Papers)
  • Biology Letters (2 Papers)

Books Published/Upcoming (Authored/Edited)

  1. MAGA – The Untold Legend (ISBN: 978-1-7779034-0-4) Published by IMAQPRESS Inc. Canada on Amazon Kindle Books.
  2. I am a Failed Entrepreneur  (ISBN: 978-1-7779034-5-9) Published by IMAQPRESS Inc. Canada on Amazon Kindle Books.
  3. Simplifying the Scientific Writing (ISBN: 978-1-7779034-1-1) Published by IMAQPRESS Inc. Canada on Amazon Kindle Books.
  4. Genes and Cells for Skin Diseases (ISBN: 978-1-7779034-4-2) In-publishing Process by IMAQPRESS Inc. Canada
  5. Genes and Cells for Bone Diseases (ISBN: 978-1-7779034-6-6) In-publishing Process by IMAQPRESS Inc. Canada

Keynote Speaker in Scientific/Technological Conferences:

  1. Science and Technopreneurship: Opportunities and Challenges in Developing World. 4th Entrepreneurs Show 2019 (24 April, 2019) – Selcuk University Konya, Turkey
  2. Scientific Branding and Conspiracy Theory (Developmental Barrier in Developing World). 3rd Entrepreneurs Show 2018 (10 October, 2018) – COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan
  3. Perspective of International Entrepreneurship Based on Content Management. 1st Entrepreneurs Show 2017 (December, 2017) – Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran
  4. KnowCancer 4 NoCancer: Cancer Encyclopedia. 3rd International Nastaran Cancer Symposium-2017 (November, 2017) – Nastaran Center for Cancer Prevention, Mashhad, Iran
  5. Keratinocyte-like Cells: New Drug for Old Wounds. 1st International Wound and Tissue Repair Congress (26-28 Oct, 2016) – Tehran University of Medical Sciences-Iran
  6. Establishment of Cancer Prevention Centers. 1st International Nastaran Cancer Symposium-2015 (October 1, 2015) – Nastaran Center for Cancer Prevention, Mashhad, Iran
  7. Investigating the Regenerative Potential of Trans-Differentiated Adipose-derived Stem Cells (t-ASCs) in Cutaneous Wound Healing. 2nd International Congress on Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine-2015 (May 20, 2015) – Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

Awards & Achievements

  1. National Young Entrepreneur Award 2018 by Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs, Iran
  2. First non-Iranian to receive Knowledge-based Certification for a private venture from Vice presidency of Iran & holder of national talent VISA program – residency permit
  3. Appreciation of Outstanding contribution for Pakistan in Iran by Pakistani Diplomatic Mission @ Mashhad, Iran (2016-2017)
  4. Best Editor Award 2014 by Ferdowsi Journals Committee, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
  5. Distinguished Researcher-2016 by President of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran
  6. 2nd Position Holder in Khawaja Nasirudin Toosi Entrepreneurship Award-2016 by Khorsan Science and Technology Park (KSTP), Mashhad, Iran
  7. 1st Position Holder in Khawaja Nasirudin Toosi Entrepreneurship Award-2013 and 2014 by Khorsan Science and Technology Park (KSTP), Mashhad, Iran
  8. 2nd Position Holder (Without 1st) in Sheikh Bahai National Entrepreneurship Award-2016 by Minister of Science and Technology, Iran
  9. 1st Position Holder in Sheikh Bahai National Entrepreneurship Award-2015 by Minister of Science and Technology, Iran
  10. 2nd Position Holder in Sheikh Bahai National Entrepreneurship Award-2014 by Minister of Science and Technology, Iran
  11. Distinguishing Ph.D. Student 2013 Award by President of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran
  12. The Excellent Teacher Award 2008 by The Superior Group of Colleges, Lahore.
  13. 1st Degree Black Belt in 2005 (Self Defense/Mix Martial Arts System).

Countries Visited:

  • Finland, Germany, Sweden, Denmark
  • Pakistan (Home), Turkey, Iran
  • Georgia, Azerbaijan
  • UAE

Languages Expertise:

  • English – Second Language
  • Urdu/Punjabi – Native
  • Persian – Fluent
  • Russian – Upper Intermediate
  • Azerbaijani – Basic/- Learning