Ali A. Moosavi-Movahedi is currently Professor of Biophysical Chemistry in the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Tehran. Born in Shiraz, Iran, in 1953, graduated from National University of Iran (NUI) with a BSc in Chemistry, 1975, from Eastern Michigan University (EMU), USA, with a MSc in Chemistry (Bio-analytical Chemistry), 1979 and from University of Manchester, UK, with a PhD in Biophysical Chemistry, 1986. His research career has been mostly marked on thermodynamics of protein folding/unfolding. In recognition of his outstanding research in the field of science, he was awarded international and national prizes, selected as Eminent Professor of University of Tehran, Member of Iran Academy of Sciences, Essential Science Indicators (ESI) 1% citation scientist in the field of Biology and Biochemistry 2013-until now, elected as Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) 2015. He has supervised PhD and MSc students and guides postdoctoral researchers in the cited area. He is the author of 16 books and research full papers published in international research journals mainly in the area of structural elucidation of protein, enzyme and DNA. He is a member of Biophysical Society (USA), Protein Society (USA), Iranian Chemical Society, Iranian Biochemical Society, and is currently the president of Iran Society of Biophysical Chemistry. He is already the president of National Member Committee of International Council for Science (ICSU) at University of Tehran, Chair Holder of UNESCO Chair on Interdisciplinary Research in Diabetes.
Prof. Ali was elected as an IAS Fellow in 2016.