Reza Jalalirad obtained his MSc. in Microbiology (in 2000) from the University of Tehran, Iran. In 2006, he was awarded a scholarship and started his PhD at the School of Chemical Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK. During his PhD studies he worked on the improving the recovery of ‘difficult to release’ periplasmically-expressed products from recombinant E. coli. As a research fellow, he worked on the production and purification of biopharmaceutical proteins as part of an EU-funded Framework 7 project entitled ‘Advanced Magnetic nanoparticles deliver smart Processes and Products for Life’ (acronym MagPro2Life), School of Chemical Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2010). In 2011, he came to Pasteur Institute of Iran and he was appointed as assistant professor in industrial microbiology
His main research interests include manufacturing of recombinant bioproducts and biotherapeutic agents, scale-up, upstream (fermentation and cell culture) and downstream processing of biological products.