Researcher biography

Dr Mobashwer Alam is a Plant Geneticist and Breeder, who achieved research and teaching experience in public and private industries and in the universities in Australia and Bangladesh. He joined at the University of Queensland as a Research officer at the Cente of Plant Science of QAAFI . He is working with Macadamia Breeding Group based at Maroochy Research Station, Nambour, QLD 4560. Before joinging at UQ, Dr Alam worked as a Senior Plant Breeder (Grain SOrghum) at Nuseed Pty Ltd for three years. He achieved his PhD in Plant Molecular Genetics in 2013 through School of Agriculture and food Sciences of the University of Queensland. During his study at UQ, he worked with Professor Graeme Hammer and Professor David Jordan and achieved training in Plant Breeding and Genetics at the Sorghum Breeding group of Hermitage Research station, Warwick. Before coming in Australia as a PhD student, Dr Alam had been working as a Lecturer and Assistant Professor of the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding at Patuakhali Science and Technology University in Bangladesh. Throughout his academic and research career, he worked on multiple crops including Sugarcane, Lablab bean, Tomato Okra and Ashgourd. He is interested in developing rapid breeding tools and utilizing plant Genomics in tree crops improvement.