Zahra is a Ph.D. student at UWA (supervised by Prof. Rob Atkins and Dr. Georg Fritz) where she is currently conducting research on the topic of plastic pollution and its impact on the environment. Her current research project focuses on using mealworms as a biodegradation agent for expanded polystyrene, a commonly used plastic material. Zahra is working to understand the mechanism behind the biodegradation process and how mealworms can be efficiently used to reduce the amount of expanded polystyrene waste in the environment.
In addition to her research, Zahra is also passionate about educating the public about the importance of reducing plastic waste and finding sustainable solutions for plastic pollution. She believes that the solution to this problem lies in the collaboration of scientists, policymakers, and the public, and hopes that her research will contribute to a greener future for all.
Tahroudi, Zahra Mohammadizadeh, Amir Razmjou, Mojtaba Bagherian, and Mohsen Asadnia. "Polydopamine surface modification with UV-shielding effect using KMnO4 as an efficient oxidizing agent." Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 559 (2018): 68-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfa.2018.09.029
Mohammadi, Z., M. Tavalaee, P. Gharagozloo, J. R. Drevet, and M. H. Nasr-Esfahani. "Could high DNA stainability (HDS) be a valuable indicator of sperm nuclear integrity?" Basic and clinical andrology 30, no. 1 (2020): 1-12. DOI: 10.1186/s12610-020-00110-8
Esmaeili, Y., Mohammadi, Z., Khavani, M., Sanati, A., Shariati, L., Seyedhosseini Ghaheh, H., ... & Zarrabi, A. (2023). "Fluorescence anisotropy cytosensing of folate receptor positive tumor cells using 3D polyurethane-GO-foams modified with folic acid: molecular dynamics and in vitro studies." Microchimica Acta, 190(1), 44. DOI: 10.1007/s00604-022-05558-1
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