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, he graduated from the National University of Iran (NUI) with a BSc in Chemistry, 1975, from Eastern Michigan University (EMU), USA, with an MSc in Chemistry (Bio-analytical Chemistry), 1979, and from the University of Manchester, UK, with a PhD in Biophysical Chemistry, 1986. His research career has been mostly concentrated 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 the 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 many 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 the president of the Committee of the International Council for Science (ICSU), and Holder of the UNESCO Chair on Interdisciplinary Research in Diabetes.

Prof. Ali was elected as an IAS Fellow in 2016.