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I am an informatics researcher specialising in computational biology and data science using ML and AI. In recent years, I have been involved in international collaborations with academics from seven countries. While my early research focus was on evolutionary genomics and proteomics, I am keen on developing advanced research programmes in data science, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, computational pedagogy and bioinformatics.
I am an open science advocate and an experienced international STEM conference organiser. I have successfully chaired/co-chaired and organised 10+ international conferences in recent years across the globe ( e.g. USA, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Czech Republic, African and Asian Regions) . Currently, I am co-chairing the Wikipedia Committee of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB). I am a Member of the Royal Society of Biology (MRSB) and ISCB where I served as an elected Board of directors for a 3 year term till 2022.
I am a reviewer of Frontiers in Genetics, Frontiers in Microbiology, PLOS One, PeerJ, Oxford University Press and F1000Research.
Lecturer in Data Science
Publications: Full list available from https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=7DqMniIAAAAJ&hl=en
Alastair M Kilpatrick, Farzana Rahman, et al. Characterizing domain-specific open educational resources by linking ISCB Communities of Special Interest to Wikipedia, Bioinformatics, Volume 38, Issue Supplement_1, July 2022, Pages i19–i27
Hobbs, C.S., Vega, R., Rahman, F. et al. Population genetics and geometric morphometrics of the freshwater snail Segmentina nitida reveal cryptic sympatric species of conservation value in Europe. Conserv Genet 22, 855–871 (2021).
Hanano A, Alkara M, Almousally I, Shaban M, Rahman F, Hassan M and Murphy DJ (2018) The Peroxygenase Activity of the Aspergillus flavus Caleosin, AfPXG, Modulates the Biosynthesis of Aflatoxins and Their Trafficking and Extracellular Secretion via Lipid Droplets. Front. Microbiol. 9:158.
Rahman F, Hassan M, Rosli R, Almousally I, Hanano A, Murphy DJ (2018) Evolutionary and genomic analysis of the caleosin/peroxygenase (CLO/PXG) gene/protein families in the Viridiplantae. PLoS ONE 13(5): e0196669.
Rahman, F., Hassan, M., Hanano, A. et al. Evolutionary, structural and functional analysis of the caleosin/peroxygenase gene family in the Fungi. BMC Genomics 19, 976 (2018).
Osorio-Mogollon, Cleidy, Grentzinger, Victor, Olguin-Orellana, Gabriel J., Ayala-Ruano, Sebastian, Gupta, Shruti, Eranti, Pradeep, Grover, Aayush, Cuypers, Bart, Fatima, Nazeefa, Shome, Sayane, Rahman, Farzana and Parra, R. Gonzalo (2023) ISCB Student Council Symposium 2021, a virtual global venue : challenges and lessons learned. F1000Research, 12, p. 50. ISSN (online) 2046-1402
Hobbs, Christopher S., Vega, Rodrigo, Rahman, Farzana, Horsburgh, Gavin J., Dawson, Deborah A. and Harvey, Christopher D. (2021) Population genetics and geometric morphometrics of the freshwater snail 'Segmentina nitida' reveal cryptic sympatric species of conservation value in Europe. Conservation Genetics, 22(6), pp. 855-871. ISSN (print) 1566-0621
Rahman, Farzana, Hassan, Mehedi, Hanano, Abdulsamie, Fitzpatrick, David A., McCarthy, Charley G.P. and Murphy, Denis J. (2018) Evolutionary, structural and functional analysis of the caleosin/peroxygenase gene family in the Fungi. BMC Genomics, 19, p. 976. ISSN (online) 1471-2164
Hassan, Mehedi, Namasivayam, Aishwarya Alex, DeBlasio, Dan, Fatima, Nazeefa, Siranosian, Benjamin, Para, R.Gonzalo, Cuypers, Bart, Shome, Sayane, Monzon, Alexander Miguel, Fumey, Julien and Rahman, Farzana (2018) Reflections on a journey : a retrospective of the ISCB Student Council Symposium series. BMC Bioinformatics, 19(Suppl 12), p. 347. ISSN (online) 1471-2105
Rahman, Farzana, Hassan, Mehedi, Rosli, Rozana, Almousally, Ibrahem, Hanano, Abdulsamie and Murphy, Denis J (2018) Evolutionary and genomic analysis of the caleosin/peroxygenase (CLO/PXG) gene/protein families in the Viridiplantae. PLOS One, 13(5),
Anupama, Jigisha, Francescatto, Margherita, Rahman, Farzana, Fatima, Nazeefa, DeBlasio, Dan, Shanmugam, Avinash Kumar, Satagopam, Venkata, Santos, Alberto, Kolekar, Pandurang, Michaut, Magali and Guney, Emre (2018) The ISCB Student Council Internship Program: expanding computational biology capacity worldwide. PLOS Computational Biology, 14(1), e1005802. ISSN (print) 1553-734X
Hanano, Abdulsamie, Almousally, Ibrahem, Shaban, Mouhnad, Rahman, Farzana, Hassan, Mehedi and Murphy, Denis J. (2017) 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. Frontiers in Plant Science, 7, p. 2025. ISSN (online) 1664-462X
Cuypers, Bart, Jacobsen, Annika, Siranosian, Ben, Schwahn, Kevin, Conard, Ashley Mae, Aben, Nanne, Hassan, Mehedi, Fatima, Nazeefa, Hermans, Susanne M.A., Woghiren, Melissa, Meysman, Pieter, Rahman, Farzana and Jigisha, Anupama (2016) Highlights from the ISCB Student Council Symposia in 2016 [version 1; peer review: not peer reviewed]. F1000Research, 5(2852), ISSN (online) 2046-1402
Hanano, Abdulsamie, Almousally, Ibrahem, Shaban, Mouhnad, Rahman, Farzana, Blee, Elizabeth and Murphy, Denis J. (2016) Biochemical, transcriptional, and bioinformatic analysis of lipid droplets from seeds of date palm ('Phoenix dactylifera' L.) and their use as potent sequestration agents against the toxic pollutant, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin. Frontiers in Plant Science, 7, p. 836. ISSN (online) 1664-462X
Rahman, Farzana, Farmer, Rohit, Das, Sayoni, Vayani, Fatima and Hassan, Mehedi (2015) Highlights of the 1st Student Symposium of the ISCB RSG UK [version 1; peer review: not peer reviewed]. F1000Research, 4(154), ISSN (online) 2046-1402
Rahman, Farzana, Hassan, Mehedi, Kryshchenko, Alona, Dubchak, Inna, Tatarinova, Tatiana V. and Alexandrov, Nickolai (2015) benchNGS : an approach to benchmark short reads alignment tools. arXiv,
Rahman, Farzana, Wilkins, Katie, Jacobsen, Annika, Junge, Alexander, Vicedo, Esmeralda, DeBlasio, Dan, Jigisha, Anupama and Di Domenico, Tomás (2015) Highlights from the Tenth International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) Student Council Symposium 2014. BMC Bioinformatics, 16(Suppl 2), A1. ISSN (online) 1471-2105
Sablok, Gaurav, Luo, Chun, Lee, Wan Sin, Rahman, Farzana, Tatarinova, Tatiana V., Harikrishna, Jennifer Ann and Luo, Zhengrong (2011) Bioinformatic analysis of fruit-specific expressed sequence tag libraries of 'Diospyros kaki' Thunb.: view at the transcriptome at different developmental stages. 3 Biotech, 1(1), pp. 35-45. ISSN (print) 2190-572X
Kilpatrick, Alastair M, Rahman, Farzana, Anjum, Audra, Shome, Sayane, Andalib, K.M. Salim, Banik, Shrabonti, Chowdhury, Sanjana F., Coombe, Peter, Astroz, Yesid Cuesta, Douglas, J. Maxwell, Eranti, Pradeep, Kiran, Aleyna D., Kumar, Sachendra, Lim, Hyeri, Lorenzi, Valentina, Lubiana, Tiago, Mahmud, Sakib, Puche, Rafael, Rybarczyk, Agnieszka, Al Sium, Syed Muktadir, Twesigomwe, David, Zok, Tomasz, Orengo, Christine A., Friedberg, Iddo, Kelso, Janet F and Welch, Lonnie (2022) Characterizing domain-specific open educational resources by linking ISCB Communities of Special Interest to Wikipedia. In: 30th Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB 2022); 10-14 Jul 2022, Madison, U.S..