Dr Farzana Rahman

About

I am an informatics researcher specialising in computational biology and data science. 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. 

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer

Qualifications

  • PhD in Computer Science (Bioinformatics)
  • BEng Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Teaching and learning

  • Module leader of Applied Data Programming for MSc Data Science 

Qualifications and expertise

  • Fellow of Higher Education Institute

Postgraduate courses taught

Research

Detail publication List @ https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=7DqMniIAAAAJ&hl=en

Publications:

  • 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). 

  • Hanano A, Almousally I, Shaban M, Rahman F, Hassan M and Murphy DJ (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. Front. Plant Sci. 7:2025. 

  • Hanano A, Almousally I, Shaban M, Rahman F, Hassan M, Murphy DJ. 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. Front Plant Sci. 2017 Jan 6;7:2025. 

  • Hanano A, Almousally I, Shaban M, Rahman F, Blee E, Murphy DJ. 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. Front Plant Sci. 2016 Jun 8;7:836.

Scholarly affiliations

  • Professional Member of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)
  • Member of the Royal Society of Biology (RSB)

Leadership and management

  • Co-chair, ISCB Wikipedia Committee (2020-Present)
  • Member, ISCB Publication Committee (2019-Present)
  • Elected Board of Director, ISCB Board (2019-2022)

University responsibilities

  • Representing School of Computer Science and Mathematics to the Faculty of ECE ethics committee

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