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Farzana rahman 14798

Contact Details


  • Current Research Student for Doctoral Degree funded by Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Engineering,


Training Title Month/Year Provider
HPC Awareness Nov, 2011 HPC Wales & Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe Ltd.
Parallel Programming Nov, 2011 Intel & ARCCA, Cardiff University
Supercomputing Surgery Oct, 2011 ARCCA, Cardiff University
Introduction to Merlin July, 2011 ARCCA, Cardiff University
Use of UNIX CLI June, 2011 ARCCA, Cardiff University

Grants / Scholarship

Organisation Month/Year Amount/ Award Type Purpose
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics 2011 and 2013 Travel Fellowship To present research at ISMB/ECCB in Vienna, 2011 and Berlin,2013
International Society of Computational Biology 2014 Travel Fellowship To present research at ISMB, Boston 2014
Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe Ltd. 2012-2015 £40K+Tution fees PhD Studentship
Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe Ltd. 2012-2015 £4.5K Conference Travel
Robert BOSCH GmBH 2007-2008 £9K Bachelors Final Year Project/Thesis



Duration Role Organisation
March 2012-present Graduate Research Assistant University of Glamorgan
Summer 2014 Visiting Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow CHLA, University of Southern California, USA
Oct 2011-present Lecturer of Mathematics (HPL) Faculty of Advanced Technology,University of Glamorgan
Oct 2011-present Research Student University of Glamorgan
Sept 2010 – Sept 2011 Research associate Glamorgan Computational Biology group
Aug 2009-Sept 2011 Research & Development Engineer Kigg Ltd, Wales, UK
Sept 2008 – Apr 2008 Research Placement Student Robert BOSCH UK, Cardiff Plant,Wales
Sept 2007 – Sept 2008 Engineering Placement Student Robert BOSCH UK, Cardiff Plant, Wales


  • Chair, ISCB Student Council’s Leadership Committee; activity year 2017-present
  • Secretary of ISCB Student Council’s Leadership Committee; activity year 2014-2016
  • Founding member of Regional Student Group,UK (RSG-UK)
  • Resident Tutor in the University of Glamorgan Student Services, activity year 2012 -present
  • Course representative for Research Students within the Faculty; activity year 2011-2014
  • STEMNET Ambassador, Wales Region., activity year 2011-2014.


Scientific Publications

  • Evolutionary and genomic analysis of the caleosin/peroxygenase (CLO/PXG) gene/protein families in the Viridiplantae. Rahman F, Hassan M, Rosli R, Almousally I, Hanano A, Murphy DJ (2018). PLoS ONE. DOI:
  • The Peroxygenase Activity of the Aspergillus flavus Caleosin, AfPXG, Modulates the Biosynthesis of Aflatoxins and Their Trafficking and Extracellular Secretion via Lipid Droplets.Hanano A, Alkara M, Almousally I, Shaban M, Rahman F, Hassan M and Murphy DJ (2018). Front. Microbiology. 2018, 9:158. DOI=10.3389/fmicb.2018.00158
  • Specific Caleosin/Peroxygenase and Lipoxygenase Activities Are Tissue-Differentially Expressed in Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) Seedlings and Are Further Induced Following Exposure to the Toxin 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin. Hanano A, Almousally I, Shaban M, Rahman F, Hassan M andMurphy DJ. Front. Plant Sci. 2017, 7:2025. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2016.02025
  • Biochemical, Transcriptional, and Bioinformatic Analysis of Lipid Dropletsfrom Seeds of Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) and Their Use as PotentSequestration Agents against the Toxic Pollutant, 2,3,7,8-TetrachlorinatedDibenzo-p-Dioxin. Hanano A, Almousally I, Shaban M,Rahman F, Blee E andMurphy DJ. Front. Plant Sci. 2016, 7:836. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00836
  • G. Sablok, L. Sin, F. Rahman, T. Tatarinova, J. Harikrishna, Z. Luo (2011) Bioinformatic analysis of fruit specific expressed sequence tag (EST) libraries of Diospyros kaki Thunb – view at the transcriptome at different developmental stages. 3Biotech

Science communication and community publication

  • The ISCB Student Council Internship Program: Expanding computational biology capacity worldwide .Anupama J, Francescatto, Rahman F
    et al., PLOS Computational Biology (2018), (
  • ISCB-Student Council Narratives: Strategical development of the ISCB- Regional Student Groups in 2016 . Shome S,…., Rahman F et al., F1000Research (2016), 5(ISCB Comm J):2882 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.10420.1)
  • Highlights from the 11th ISCB Student Council Symposium 2015. Wilkins K,Hassan M, Francescatto M,Jespersen J, Parra R, Cuypers B,DeBlasio D, Junge A, JigishaA, Rahman F. BMC Bioinformatics, 2016, 17(Suppl 3):A1
  • Benjamen White, Vayani Fatima, Nazeefa Fatima, Sayoni Das, Farzana Rahman, Mehedi Hassan. Highlights of the 2nd Bioinformatics Student Symposium by ISCB RSG-UK [F1000Research 2016, 5(ISCB Comm J):902 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.8445.1) ][Editorial]
  • Rahman F, Farmer R, Das S et al. Highlights of the 1st Student Symposium of the ISCB RSG UK [ F1000Research 2015, 4:154 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.6616.1)] [Editorial]
  • Farzana Rahman, Katie Wilkins, Annika Jacobsen, Alexander Junge, Esmeralda Vicedo, Dan DeBlasio, Anupama Jigisha and Tomás Di Domenico (2014) Highlights from the tenth ISCB Student Council Symposium 2014 . BMC Bioinformatics
  • Presentations
    • F Rahman, M Hassan, T Tatarinova, A Bolshoy (2012) Benchmarking of COG Database , presented at 25th European Conference on Operational Research, 7th-11th July 2012, Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • F Rahman, M Hassan, T Tatarinova, D Murphy, A Bolshoy(2012)
    A computational approach to detect Bacterial Toxicity, presented at
    HPC Progress event, The Senedd, Wales, UK


  • The International Society for Computational Biology
  • The IEEE Computer Society
  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology


Research Interest

  • Functional Genomics
  • NGS data analysis
  • Translational Genomics
  • Evolutionary Pattern in Prokaryotic Organism ( e.g. Bacteria)
  • Bioinformatics computation for disease and treatment
  • High Performance Computing
  • Welsh Crucible funded project to develop a Public Engagement Suite for Molecular Biology and Genomic Education targeted to young pupils



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