Sadequr Rahman

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

PhD (University of London, UK)

Email: sadequr.rahman@monash.edu
Telephone: (+603) 5514 6000, ext: 46083 (DID: 5514 6083)
Room number: 4-8-01D (Building 4, Level 8, No. 01D)
  • Plant molecular biology and genetics, particularly of rice.
  • Population genetics of tropical organisms.
  • Microbial genetics and metagenomics.

Selected Journal Papers

Wilson R, Sarim D, Rahman S.(2015) Factors influencing the distribution of the invasive house crow (Corvus splendens) in rural and urban landscapes. Urban Ecosystems 2015, 1-12

Krzeminska U, Rahman S, Wilson R, Song BK, Seneviratne, S,  Gan HM, Austin CM (2015). Mitochondrial genomes of the jungle crow Corvus macrorhynchos from shed feathers and a phylogenetic analysis of genus Corvus using mitochondrial protein genes. Mitochondrial DNA (in press). 

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 (in press).

Farshit, P., Rahman S, Wickneswari, R. (2014). Molecular determinants of starch synthesis in rice and wheat. J.Genetics. 93, 279-292.

Fujiwara M., Suzuki G, Kudo D, Oba H, Wada Y, Wada H, Wada N, Rahman S, Fukui K and Mukai Y (2014). Localization of transgene-derived friabilins in rice endosperm cells. Plant Biotechnology 31,67-70

Tiwari G., Aumeeruddy A, Rahman S (2014). Improving the economic value of rice bran oil. Malaysian Journal of Applied Biology 43 (2),1-8.

Krzeminska U, Rahman S, Wilson R, Song BK, Gan HM, Tan MH, Austin CM (2014). The complete mitochondrial genome of the invasive house crow Corvus splendens (Passeriformes: Corvidae). Mitochondrial DNA, 1-2 DOI: 10.3109/19401736.2014.880897.

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

Zaplin E, Liu Q, Li Z, Blanchard C, Rahman S. (2013). Alteration of rice oil composition through targeting FAD2 gene. Functional plant biology 40, 996-1004

Higgins, J.E., Kosar-Hashemi, B., Li, Z., Howitt, C.A., Larroque, O., Flanagan, B., Morell, M.K., Rahman, S. (2013), Characterization of starch phosphorylases in barley grains, Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 93: 2137-2145.

Zaplin Ella Simone, Liu Qing, Li Zhongyi, Butardo Vito M., Blanchard Christopher L., Rahman Sadequr (2013) Production of high oleic rice grains by suppressing the expression of the OsFAD2-1 gene. Functional Plant Biology 40, 996–1004.

Higgins J, Howitt C, Morell M, Li Z, Rahman S. (2012) Characterisation of phosphorylase in barley. J. Sci. Food and Agric (in press).

Butardo VM, Daygon DV, Colgrave ML, Campbell P, Resurreccion AP, Cuevas RP, Jobling SA, Tetlow I, Rahman S, Morell M, Fitzgerald M (2012). Biomolecular Analyses of Starch and Starch Granule Proteins in the High-Amylose Rice Mutant Goami 2 J. Agric. Food Chem. 60, 11576-11585.

Pritchard J, Lawrence G, Larroque O, Li Z, Laidlaw H, Morell M, Rahman S (2011). A survey of Beta glucan and arabinoxylan content in wheat. J. Sci. Food and Agric. 91: 1298–1303.

Fitzgerald MA, Rahman S, Resurreccion AP, Concepcion J, Daygon VD, Dipti SS, Kabir, KA, Klingner B, Morell MK, Bird, AR (2011) Identification of a Major Genetic Determinant of Glycaemic Index in Rice. RICE 4 (2)66-74, DOI: 10.1007/s12284-011-9073-z.

Butardo, VM, Fitzgerald, MA; Bird, AR; Gidley, MJ; Flanagan, BM; Larroque, O; Resurreccion, AP; Laidlaw, HKC Jobling, SA, Morell, M; Rahman, S (2011) Impact of down-regulation of starch branching enzyme IIb in rice by artificial microRNA- and hairpin RNA-mediated RNA silencing). Journal of Experimental Botany, Volume: 62, Issue: 14, Pages: 4927-4941, DOI: 10.1093/jxb/err188.

Regina A, Li Z, Rahman S, Morell M.(2010). Control of starch branching in barley defined through differential RNAi suppression of starch branching enzyme IIa and IIb. J Exp Bot 61: 1469-1482.

Molecular biology, genetics and genomics.

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

PhD Students (Present)

  1. Gopal Ji Tiwari
  2. Urszula Kreminska
  3. Diane Daniel
  4. Mohana Eswari Ragu

Honours Students (Present)

  1. Hafiz Mohd Yazid (2015)

Honours Students (Completed)

  1. Kanagesswari Muniandy (2015)
  2. Farooq Omar Maan Al-Ajli (2015)
  3. May Ying Chiang (2014)
  4. Shamma Qarin (2014)
  • Associate Editor 3 Biotech.
  • Member, Malaysian Society for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.