Prof. Dr. Gholam Hossein Davarynejad,

Professor of Horticultural Science,

Department of Horticulture,

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.


My Short Biography:

I was born in Mashhad (Persian: مشهد), the capital city of Razavi Khorasan - an ancient province of Iran and the birthplace of great poets Ferdowsi (935-1020 AD), Omar Khayyam (1048-1123 AD), and Akhavan Sales (1928-1990 AD).

From an early age, I knew I loved three things: weightlifting, wrestling and science. In the meantime, I've kept these while exploring a number of others. My work and studies have taken me to Sari, Mashhad, and Budapest. I received my PhD in Horticulture from Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary in 1992. Currently I am a Professor at the Department of Horticulture at the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad where I have been a faculty member since 1987. I was the founding director of the Department of Horticulture for eight years.

Recreation activities:

Hiking, Playing Chess and Basketball.

Have a look at the latest NEWS around my professional activities.

Have a look at the new website we have created for the company I have founded a while ago: Goharbar Farm and Nursery, in English or Goharbar Farm and Nursery, in Persian.

From time to time I write blog posts around diverse themes.

Networking policy:

  • Feel free to connect/contact if you have an interest in Data Analytics, Optimization and Entrepreneurial Ideas.


Ph.D. in Horticulture, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary.

Thesis Entitled: The biology of blossoming, fertility and varietals combination of apple cultivars.

M.Sc. in Agriculture, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary.

Thesis Entitled: Bee pollination of apple cultivars.

B.Sc. in Agriculture, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), Faculty of Agriculture, Mashhad, Iran.



My broad area of interest is Intelligent Data Analysis (particularly database mining techniques) and Computational Intelligence.

Deep Learning:

How to learn representations of real-world, large, various unlabeled data??

A list of my publication should be found on my website

My Google Scholar page



The following [[disclaimer]] applies to the papers that are available for download as PDF files.

Peer Reviewed Journals:

2021 [pdf] Atefe Ameri, GholamHossein Davarynejad, Nasrin Moshtaghi, Ali Tehranifar, Achieving highly efficient rooting procedure in three Pyrus communis cultivars by response surface methodology, In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology - Plant, 57, pp. 398-408
[pdf] Mina Ghazaeian, GholamHossein Davarynejad, Kamal Ghasemi Bezdi, Seyyed Hossein Nemati, Embryo Culture of New Hybrid of Pecan (Carya Illinoensis) with Walnut (J. Regia and J. Nigra), Erwerbs-Obstbau, 63, pp. 185-192
2020 [pdf] Abdollatif Fazeli Salmani, GholamHossein Davarynejad, Bahram Abedi, Could effective microorganisms improve tolerance of UCB1, Comunicata Scientiae, 11, pp. 1-7
[pdf] Sajede Karimpour, GholamHossein Davarynejad, Mohammad Zaki AGhl, M.R. Safarnejad, N. Alburquerque, M.D. Nortes, L. Burgos, M. Rubio, P. Martiez-Gomez, Preliminary results on virus and viroids elimination in apricot through in vitro thermo- and cold-therapy, Acta Horticulturae, 272, pp. 119-122
[pdf] Atefe Ameri, GholamHossein Davarynejad, Nasrin Moshtaghi, Ali Tehranifar Semicompact canopy form in mixoploid plants differentiated from the endosperm of Pyrus communis cv. Natanzi: Evidence from flow cytometric analysis and anatomical and morphological traits, Annals of Applied Biology, 177, pp. 385-394
[pdf] Mitra Rahmati, J.M. Miras-Avalos, P. Valsesia, GholamHossein Davarynejad, Mohammad Bannayan Aval, MAzizi, F. Lescourret, M. Genard, G. Vercambre Assessing the effects of water stress on peach fruit quality and size using the QualiTree model , Acta Horticulturae, 1281, pp. 539-546
[pdf] Atefe Ameri, Ali Tehranifar, GholamHossein Davarynejad, Mahmoud Shoor, Flowering times and some growth indicators of strawberry were affected by physical properties of the growing media, Scientia Horticulturae, 272, pp. 109601-109621
[pdf] Sajede Karimpour, Gholam Hossein Davarynejad, Mohammad Zaki AGhl, Mohammad Reza Safarnejad, Optimization of plant growth regulators for in vitro shoot proliferation of apple cv. ʽAbbasiʼ using response surface method , Journal of Plant Physiology and Breeding, 10, pp. 111-125
2019 [pdf] Pegah SayyadAmin, GholamHossein Davarynejad, Bahram Abedi, Der Einfluss von Polyamin und SICS auf Qualitäts- und Kompatibilitäts-Indizes bei Birnensaft (Pyrus communis L. cv. ‘Williams Christ’) , Erwerbs-Obstbau, 61, pp. 273-282
2018 [pdf] Mitra Rahmati, José M. Mirás-Avalos, Pierre Valsesia, Françoise Lescourret, Michel Génard, Gholamhossein Davarynejad, Mohammad Bannayan, Majid Azizi and Gilles Vercambre1, Disentangling the Effects of Water Stress on Carbon Acquisition, Vegetative Growth, and Fruit Quality of Peach Trees by Means of the QualiTree Model, Frontiers in Plant Science 9:3.
[pdf] Sohrab Davarpanah, AliTehranifar, Javier Abadía, Jesús Val, Gholamhossein Davarynejad, Mehdi Aran, Reza Khorassanid, Foliar calcium fertilization reduces fruit cracking in pomegranate (Punica granatum cv. Ardestani), Scientia Horticulturae, 230, pp. 86-91.
[pdf] Sohrab Davarpanah, Ali Tehranifar, Javier Abadía, Jesús Val, Gholamhossein Davarynejad, Mehdi Aran, Reza Khorassani, Foliar calcium fertilization reduces fruit cracking in pomegranate (Punica granatum cv. Ardestani), Scientia Horticulturae, 230, pp. 86–91.
[pdf] Atefe Ameri, Gholamhossein Davarynejad, Nasrin Moshtaghi, Ali Tehranifar Polyethylene glycol and chilling overcome Somatic embryogenesis obstacle in Pyrus communis, Scientia Horticulturae, 227, pp. 57–64

Selected National and International Peer Reviewed Conference Papers:

2014 [pdf] Peyman Azarkish, Mohammad Moghaddam, Jamil Vaezi, Abdollah GhasemiPirbalouti, GholamHossein Davarynejad, Genetic diversity of different ecotypes of horse mint (mentha longifolia) in southwest of Iran using Morphological traits, 4th National Congress on Medicinal Plants.
[pdf] Mitra Rahmati, Gilles Vercambre, Pierre Valsesia, Gholam Hossein Davarynejad, Mohammad Bannayan Aval, Majid Azizi, Françoise Lescourret, Michel Génard, Enhancing the ability of QualiTree to study the effect of water availability on the fruit-tree development and growth, X International Symposium on Modelling in Fruit Research and Orchard Management.
[pdf] S.Z. Persely, I. Ertsey, M. Ladányi, J. Nyéki, M. Soltész, Z. Szabó, G.H. Davarynejad and T. Szabó, Climatic Indicator Analysis of Bloom Time for Sour Cherries, Acta Horticulturae (ISHS) 1020, pp. 239-246.
[pdf] G.H. Davarynejad, Z. Szabo, S.Z. Persely, T. Szabo and J. Nyéki, The Fruit Set Capability of Some Sour Cherry Cultivars (Prunus cerasus L.), Acta Horticulturae (ISHS) 1020, pp. 181-184.
[pdf] G.H. Davarynejad, J. Nyéki, T. Szabo, L. Lakatos, Z. and Szabó, Fruit Drop Pattern of Sour Cherry Cultivars, Acta Horticulturae (ISHS) 1020, pp. 185-189.
[pdf] G.H. Davarynejad, Z. Aryanpooya, and S.Z. Persely, Effect of Modified Atmosphere Packaging on Fresh Sour Cherry Fruit Quality, Acta Horticulturae (ISHS) 1020, pp. 143-147.
[pdf] Z. Aryanpooya, G.H. Davarynejad, and L. Lakatosb, Postharvest Quality of Sour Cherry Fruits Sprayed by Ethephon, Acta Horticulturae (ISHS) 1020, pp. 121-126.
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Academic Appointments

1992 - Present Professor of Horticultural Science Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.
2007 - Present Editor-in-chief Journal of Horticultural Science
2005 - Member of Technical Committee 5th Iranian Horticultural Science Congress, Shiraz, Iran
2004 Chairman 4th Iranian Horticultural Science Congress, Mashhad, Iran
2003 – 2007 Head of Department of Horticulture Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran
1994 – 1998 Head of Department of Horticulture Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran
1994 Founder of the Department of Horticulture Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran
1993 – 1995 Deputy Dean of Education and Graduate Studies Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran


If you are a student of mine, you may access course materials through this web site. I am expect you to put in a minimum of 60 minutes to practice the course materials each day, five days a week. More would obviously be better.

PhD Courses

The physiology of Flowering
Physiology of Fruit Growth and Development
Root stock physiology

Master Courses

Greenhouse and Nursery Management
Horticultural plant nutrition
Advance of Plant propagation
Physiology of fruit trees

Bachelor Courses

Plant propagation
Principle of Horticulture
Tree culture
Temperate zone phomology


If you are a current or former student of mine, I would be happy to know where you are and what you are doing. Just drop me an email. I'd like to put up links on this page highlighting my students and their work.

Current Students

Saeed Rezaeeian BajgiranPhD Candidate
Hosain RoohbakhshPhD Candidate
Safieh Vatandoost JartoodehPhD Candidate
Mitra RahmatiPhD Candidate
Mehdi KhayyatPhD Candidate
Hamid Mohammadi AliabdPhD Candidate
Ali Akbar ShokouhianPhD Candidate
Mohammad Reza VazifeshenasPhD Candidate
Mehdi Zarei MohamadabadPhD Candidate
Shady AttarPhD Candidate
Sakineh ArefkhaniM.Sc. Student
Mohammad-Ebrahim NasrabadiM.Sc. Student
Mahmood GoliM.Sc. Student
Somayeh DorafshanM.Sc. Student
Elham ArdakaniM.Sc. Student
Sajedeh KarimpourM.Sc. Student

Former Students

Aliakbar Seddigy
Hossein Karoony Foolady
Hossein Afshary
Mohammad Ahmadi
Hamid Hassanpour
S. Jamalian
Mahmood Ansari
Zainab Aryanpooya
Saeed Mahmoodi Tabar
Shadan Khorshidi
Behnam Esfandiari
Abdolghader Moemeny
Reza Mansouri Dehshoaibi
Safie Vatandoost Jartoodeh
Maryam Akheratee
Mahmood Ansari
Z. Ghayoor Karimiani
M. Sheibani
Ehsan Davarynejad
Mehran Asfanani
A.V. Azghandi
M. Taghizadeh
Alizadeh
A. Toosi


GholamHossein Davarynejad ( Persian: غلامحسین داوری نژاد )
Postal Address: Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Horticulture, Po.Box: 91775-1163, Mashhad/ Iran.
+098 (0)511-8795618
davarynej AT um DOT ac DOT ir
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