Sadequr Rahman

Professor of Plant Genetics, Director of Tropical Medicine & Biology Multidisciplinary Platform
School of Science

sadequr.rahman@monash.edu
+603 5514 6083
Room 4-8-01D
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0109-5895

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, University of London, 1983
  • Bachelor of Arts in Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge, 1979

Expertise

  • Molecular biology, genetics and genomics.

Research Interests

Applications of molecular biology, genetics and genomics for food security and environmental health.

Teaching

  • GEN3051 (Medical and forensic genetics)
  • BTH3820 (Plant biotechnology)

Books

Regina A, Rahman S, Li Z, Morell M.  Starch. In Encyclopedia of Food Grains. (Elsevier, in press) Ed. Corke, Faubion, Seetheraman, Wrigley

Scholarly Journals

Tan MH, Gan HM, Horner S, Rodriguez Moreno PA, Rahman S, Austin CM.(2018).  More limbs on the tree: mitogenome characterisation and systematic position of ‘living fossil’species Neoglyphea inopinata and Laurentaeglyphea neocaledonica (Decapoda : Glypheidea : Glypheidae) Invertebrate systematics.  32, 448-456

Krzeminska U, Morales HE, Greening C, Nyari AS, Wilson R, Song BK, Austin CM, Rahman S(2018)  Population mitogenomics provides insights into evolutionary history, invasion pathways and diversifying selection in the house crow (Corvus splendens). Heredity 120, 296-309.

Daniel DS, Gan HM, Lee SM, Dykes GA, Rahman S (2017). Draft genome sequences of six Enterococcus faecalis strains isolated from Malaysian clinical and environmental origins.  Genome Announc 5:e00553-17. https://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00553-17.

Omar Macha NB, Wilson, RF, The SH, Krzeminska U, Hassan SS, Song BK, Rahman S. (2017) Genetic diversity of chickens in Malaysia.  Malaysian Journal of Applied Biology  46(2), 1-6.

Daniel DS, Lee SM, Gan HM, Dykes GA, Rahman S (2017)  Genetic diversity of Enterococcus faecalis isolated from environmental, animal and clinical sources in Malaysia.  Journal of Infection and Public Health 10,617-623

Chow YY, Rahman S, Ting A (2017). Understanding colonization and proliferation potential of endophytes and pathogen in planta via plating, polymerase chain reaction and ergosterol assay. Journal of Advanced Research 8, 13-21.

Tan MSF, Rahman S, Dykes GA (2016). Sonication Reduces the Attachment of Salmonella typhimurium ATCC 14028 Cells to Bacterial Cellulose-Based Plant Cell Wall Models and Cut Plant Material. Food Microbiology 62, 62-67.

Tan MSF, Moore SC, Tabor RF, Fegan N, Rahman S, Dykes GA (2016). Attachment of Salmonella strains to a plant cell wall model is modulated by surface characteristics and not by specific carbohydrate interactions. BMC Microbiology 16, 212

Tiwari GJ, Liu Q, Shreshtha P, Li Z, Rahman S (2016). RNAi-mediated down-regulation of the expression of OsFAD2-1: effect on lipid accumulation and expression of lipid biosynthetic genes in the rice grain. BMC Plant Biology 16, 189-

Tan MSF, White AP, Rahman S, Dykes GA (2016). Role of fimbriae, flagella and cellulose on the attachment of Salmonella typhimurium ATCC 14028 to plant cell wall models. PloS one 11 (6), e0158311

Tiwari GJ, Chiang MY, De Silva JR, Song BK, Lau YL, Rahman S (2016) Lipase genes expressed in rice bran: LOC Os11g43510 encodes a novel rice lipase, J. Cer Sci 71, 43-52.

Krzeminska U, Wilson R, Song BK, Seneviratne S, Akhteruzzaman S,   Gruszczynska J, Swiderek W, Huy TS, Austin CM, Rahman S (2016). Genetic diversity of native and introduced populations of the invasive house crow (Corvus splendens) in Asia and Africa.  Biological Invasions 18, 1867-1881

Ng XY, Tiwari GJ, Rahman (2016).  Identification and Expression Analysis of Putative SDP 1 Homologue in Rice (Oryza sativa L. subsp. Indonesia Black and BD 192). Acta Biologica Malaysiana 4 (2), 51-58

Tan SF, Rahman S, Dykes (2016). Relationship between cell concentration and salmonella attachment to plant cell walls. Food Control 67, 119-126

Tan, S.F., Rahman S, Dykes, G.(2016). Pectin and Xyloglucan influence attachment of Salmonella enterica and Listeria monocytogenes to bacterial cellulose derived plant cell wall models. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 82(2), 680-688.

Krzeminska U, Wilson R, Rahman S, Song BK, Seneviratne, S,  Gan HM, Austin CM (2016)   Mitochondrial genomes of the jungle crow Corvus  macrorhynchos  (Passeriformes: Corvidae) from shed feathers and a phylogenetic analysis of genus Corvus using mitochondrial proteins genes. Mitochondrial DNA 27(4),2668-2670

Krzeminska U, , Wilson R, Rahman S , Song BK, Gan HM, Tan MH, Austin CM (2016). The complete mitochondrial genome of the invasive house crow Corvus splendens (Passeriformes: Corvidae). Mitochondrial DNA 27(2) 974-975

Muniandy K, Al-Ajli FO, Ng XY, Mohd Yazid MH, Tiwari GJ, Rahman S (2015) Genes involved in the biosynthesis of grain components in wheat and rice: characterization using molecular and cytogenetic techniques.  Nucleus 58,185-190.

Daniel, D., Lee SM, Dykes D, Rahman S (2015). The public health risks of multiple-drug resistant (MDR) Enterococcus spp. in Southeast Asia. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 81,6090-6097.

Research Grants

  • Prof Sadequr Rahman, 2013, Identification of genes required to produce slowly digested rice for diabetes management, MOSTI, RM191k
  • Prof Sadequr Rahman, 2013, How small are RNAs in the rice embryo influenced by heat stress, MOHE, RM88k

PhD Students (Present)

  1. Mohana Eswari Ragu
  2. Ishrat Jabeen
  3. Kanagesswari Muniandy
  4. Farheena Iqbal
  5. Jin Min Lee
  6. Chrystine Yan
  7. Farooq Al-Ajli

PhD Students (Completed in last three years)

  1. Diane Daniels (2017)
  2. Urszula Krzeminska (2017)
  3. Gopal Ji Tiwari (2016)

Honours Students (Present)

  1. Saiyara Shehnaz
  2. Imadh Abdul Azeez

Honours Students (Completed in last three years)

  1. Vani Juliyanti (2017)
  2. Hafiz Mohd Yazid (2015)
  3. Kanagesswari Muniandy (2015)
  4. Farooq Omar Maan Al-Ajli (2015)

Professional Association

Membership in Academic Editorial Committees

  • Associate Editor - 3 Biotech