UNESCO is an important cultural organization with global aims and broad spectrum of fundamental and valuable activities in different fields and supports the sustainable development to advancing cooperation in education, the advancement of science, culture, communication and information in the benefit of society.
Diabetes is a main challenge in our modern world especially in Middle East which can be considered as sever risk for human health because of its destructive, chronic and progressive nature.
There are deficiency in molecular studies in diabetic fields and very limited studies in molecular Biophysics of Diabetes, so it is necessitate studying vast about this field and obtaining more molecular information about its involved proteins and other biomolecules abnormalities and related phenomena.
According to Biophysics ability, as a fundamental and cognitive knowledge field relative to high molecular basis identifying potential for diseases tracing, the valuable UNESCO chair on Interdisciplinary Research in Diabetes was established at Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics of the University of Tehran in 2014.
This chair follow the UNESCO’s mission about exchanging of experience and knowledge between universities and other higher education institutions, joint work by university teachers, researchers and administrators from region and all over the world, promoting international inter-university cooperation, stimulus for academic mobility and the rapid transfer of knowledge through joint cooperation.
Since UNESCO chair on Interdisciplinary Research in Diabetes establishment, we have done activities on research on protein glycation and theorized the relation between enhancement of oxidative stress (free radicals) and diabetes and its complications intensification and publish papers in international prestigious journals and participated in conferences concerning the cited subject and also was active in popularization of science for common activities about diabetic awareness in society.
We have also trained the students concerning biophysics and biochemistry of diabetes and its complications via courses, theses, workshops, conferences