Dr. Mohammad Rashed Hossain
Dr. Mohammad Rashed Hossain

Associate Professor Contact No : +88-01783281505
Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding Email : m.r.hossain@bau.edu.bd
Faculty of Agriculture ResearchGate Google Scholar
Research Interest:   Multi-omics, functional genomics & system biology of abiotic stress tolerance in plants Populaiton Genetics, Genetic Diversity and Breeding for yield, biotic & abiotic stress resistance
University of Birmingham
Post Doctorate    - 2020
Sunchon National University
South Korea
B.Sc.Ag (Hons.)
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU)
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Identification of Salinity Tolerant Genes in Contrasting Rice Genotypes via Morpho-physiological and web based Transcriptomic assessment” - (grant no: 2015/262/UGC).



Morpho-physiological assessment & Transcriptome Based Identification of Salinity Tolerant Genes in Diverse Rice Genotypes” - (grant no: 2015/48/A.UGC -BAURES).



A novel approach of low cost eco-friendly potivirus free maize variety development for poverty alleviation & food security in Bangladesh through molecular breeding” - (grant no:


Associate Researcher

Molecular Gene Transfer for the Generation of Salt Tolerant Rapeseed (Brassica campestris, Brassica napus) Varieties (Funded by: BAU-USDA)


Researcher assistant

Development of bacterial blight resistant rice variety through microsatellite marker (Funded by: BAU-UGC)



No training information available..
30 Nov, 2008 - 29 Nov, 2010
Associate Professor
30 Nov, 2015 - 29 Nov, 2019
30 Nov, 2020 -
Assistant Professor
30 Nov, 2010 - 29 Nov, 2015
Total Number: 47


Song S, Hong J-E, Hossain MR, Jung H-J, Nou I-S. 2022. Development of clubroot resistant cabbage line through introgressing six CR loci from Chinese cabbage via interspecific hybridization and embryo rescue. Sci Hortic (Amsterdam) 300:111036. doi: 10.1016/j.scienta.2022.111036

Hossain MR, Ferdous MJ, Jesse DMI, Park JI, Jung HJ, Kim HT, Nou IS. Whole Genome Alignment Based Development of Molecular Marker for Detecting Leptosphaeria maculans and Leptosphaeria biglobosa, the Causal Agents of Blackleg Disease in Brassicas. Journal of Phytopathology. 2021;00:1–12.1 (doi: 10.1111/jph.12984).

Wei X, Zhang Y, Zhao Y, Xie Z, Hossain MR, Yang S, Shi G, Lv Y, Wang Z, Tian B, Su H. Root Transcriptome and Metabolome Profiling Reveal Key Phytohormone-Related Genes and Pathways Involved Clubroot Resistance in Brassica rapa Frontiers in plant science. 2021:2698. doi.org/ 10.3389/fpls.2021.759623

Song S, Hong JE, Hossain, MR, Jung HJ, Nou IS. Development of clubroot resistant Cabbage line through introgressing six CR loci from Chinese cabbage via interspecific hybridization and embryo rescue. Scientia Horticulturae. 2022: (accepted).

Hong JE, Hossain MR, Jung HJ, Kim HT, Nou IS. QTL associated with Gummy Stem Blight (GSB) resistance in watermelon. BMC Genomics. 2022 (Submitted)

Hong JE, Hossain MR, Jung HJ, Kim HT, Nou IS. Inheritance of Resistance to Powdery Mildew Race 5 and Analysis of Race 5-Specific Molecular Markers in Melon. Horticulture, Environment, and Biotechnology. 2022 (Submitted).

Hossain MR, Ferdous MJ, Park JI, Robin AH, Natarajan S, Jung HJ, Kim HT, Nou IS. In-silico identification and differential expressions of putative disease resistance-related genes within the collinear region of Brassica napus blackleg resistant locus LepR2’ in Brassica oleracea. Horticulture, Environment, and Biotechnology. 2020, 1-12. DOI: 10.1007/s13580-020-00271-5

Natarajan S, Hossain MR, Kim H, Michael D, Jesse I, Ferdous MJ, Jung HJ, Park J, Nou I. ddRAD-seq derived genome-wide SNPs, high density linkage map and QTLs for fruit quality traits in strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa). 3 Biotech. 2020, 10:353.

Ferdous MJ, Hossain MR, Park JI, Robin AH, Natarajan S, Jesse DM, Jung HJ, Kim HT, Nou IS. In-silico identification and differential expressions of LepR4-syntenic disease resistance related domain containing genes against blackleg causal fungus Leptosphaeria maculans in Brassica oleracea. Gene Reports. 2020 Jan 16:100598.

Islam MR, Hossain MR, Jesse DMI, Jung HJ, Kim HT, Park JI, Nou IS. Characterization, Identification and Expression Profiling of Genome-Wide R-Genes in Melon and Their Putative Roles in Bacterial Fruit Blotch Resistance. BMC Genetics. 2020, 21: 80.

Ferdous MJ, Hossain MR, Park JI, Kim HT, Robin AHK, Natarajan S, Biswas MK, Jung HJ, Nou IS. In silico characterization and expression profiling of disease resistance related genes within the collinear region of Brassica napus blackleg resistant loci LepR1’ in oleracea. Journal of General Plant Pathology. 2020:1:15. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10327-020-00946-y

Kayum MA, Nath UK, Park JI, Hossain MR, Kim HT, Kim HR, Nou IS. Glucosinolate profile and Myrosinasegene expression are modulated upon Plasmodiophora brassicae infection in cabbage. Functional Plant Biology. 2020, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1071/FP19278

Hossain MR, Natarajan S, Kim H, Michael D, Jesse I, Lee C, Park J, Nou I. High density linkage map construction and QTL mapping for runner production in allo-octoploid strawberry Fragaria × ananassa based on ddRAD-seq derived SNPs. Sci. Rep. 2019, 1–11.

Lee JH, Denison MIJ, Natarajan S, Jung HJ, Hossain MR, Kim HT, Park JI, Nou IS. Exploiting high-throughput genotyping system to determine minimum SNPs essential for testing recurrent parent genome recovery in onion marker-assisted backcross population. 2021 (Submitted).

Ferdous MJ, Hossain MR, Pari JI, Robin AHK, Jesse DMI, Jung HJ, Kim HT, Nou IS. Inheritance Pattern and Molecular Markers for Resistance to Blackleg Disease in Cabbage. Plants. 2019, 8(12):583; doi: 10.3390/plants8120583.

Islam MR, Hossain MR, Kim HT, Nath UK, Abuyusuf M, Jung HJ, Park JI, Nou IS. Molecular characterization of Acidovorax citrulli strain NIHHS15-280 causing bacterial fruit blotch disease in Korea and screening of resistance sources in melon. Horticulture, Environment, and Biotechnology. 2020, 61()1:115-126. doi: 10.1007/s13580-019-00190-0

Robin AH, Hossain MR, Kim HT, Nou IS, Park JI. Role of Cytokinins in Clubroot Disease Development. Plant Breeding and Biotechnology. 2019:1;7(2):73-82.

Islam M, Hossain MR, Kim HT, Jesse DM, Abuyusuf M, Jung HJ, Park JI, Nou IS. Development of Molecular Markers for Detection of Acidovorax citrulli Strains Causing Bacterial Fruit Blotch Disease in Melon. International journal of molecular sciences. 2019 Jan;20(11):2715.

Rubel MH, Natarajan S, Hossain MR, Nath UK, Afrin KS, Lee JH, Jung HJ, Kim HT, Park JI, Nou IS. Pathovar specific molecular detection of Xanthomonas campestris campestris, the causal agent of black rot disease in cabbage. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. 2019 Jan 19:1-11.

Rubel MH, Hossain MR, Nath UK, Natarajan S, Lee JH, Jung HJ, Kim HT, Park JI, Nou IS. Development of a PCR test for detection of Xanthomonas campestris raphani. Australasian Plant Pathology. 2019:1-4.

Goswami, G., Nath, U. K., Park, J.-I., Hossain, M. R., Biswas, M. K., Kim, H.-T., et al. (2018). Transcriptional regulation of anthocyanin biosynthesis in a high-anthocyanin resynthesized Brassica napus J. Biol. Res. 25, 19. doi:10.1186/s40709-018-0090-6.

Hasan, A., Robin, K., Yi, G., Laila, R., and Hossain, M. R. (2017). Leptosphaeria maculans Alters Glucosinolate Profiles in Blackleg Disease – Resistant and -Susceptible Cabbage Lines. 8, 1–15. doi:10.3389/fpls.2017.01769.

Hong, Y. J., Hossain, M. R., Kim, H. T., Park, J. I., and Nou, I. S. (2018). Identification of two new races of Podosphaera xanthii causing powdery mildew in melon in South Korea. Plant Pathol. J. 34, 182–190. doi:10.5423/PPJ.OA.12.2017.0261.

Hossain, M. R., Kim, H.-T., Shanmugam, A., Nath, U. K., Goswami, G., Song, J.-Y., et al. (2018). Expression profiling of regulatory and biosynthetic genes in contrastingly anthocyanin rich strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) cultivars reveals key genetic determinants of fruit color. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 19. doi:10.3390/ijms19030656.

Robin, A. H. K., Hossain, M. R., Park, J.-I., Kim, H. R., and Nou, I.-S. (2017). Glucosinolate Profiles in Cabbage Genotypes Influence the Preferential Feeding of Diamondback Moth (Plutella xylostella). Front. Plant Sci. 8, 1–13. doi:10.3389/fpls.2017.01244.

Shanmugam, A., Hossain, M. R., Natarajan, S., Jung, H.-J., Song, J.-Y., Kim, H.-T., et al. (2017). Sugar content analysis and expression profiling of sugar related genes in contrasting Strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) cultivars. J. Plant Biotechnol. 44, 178–190.

Hossain MR, GW Bassel, J Pritchard, GP Sharma, Ford-Lloyd BV. 2016. Trait Specific Expression Profiling of Salt Stress Responsive Genes in Diverse Rice Genotypes as Determined by Modified Significance Analysis of Microarrays. Frontiers in Plant Science 7 (May):1–17.

Hossain MR, J Pritchard, Ford-Lloyd BV. 2015. Qualitative and Quantitative Variation in the Mechanisms of Salinity Tolerance Determined by Multivariate Assessment of Diverse Rice (Oryza Sativa L.) Genotypes. Plant Genetic Resources 1:1–10.

Hossain MR, N Akter, U Mondal, R Dey, L Hassan. 2015. Investigating the In Vitro Regeneration Potentiality of Three High Yielding Indica Rice (Oryza Sativa) Varieties. British Biotechnology Journal 9 (3):1–13.

Paul PR, Robin AHK, Hossain MR. 2016. Optimizing the initial steps of immature endosperm culture of seeded banana (Musa sapientum) Cultivar ‘Bhutia’ of Bangladesh. Journal of Applied Horticulture, 18(01): 34-38.

Chakraborty M, T Quddus, S Rahman, M Azad, MR Hossain, A Hoque, M Saha, M Haque. 2015. Molecular Characterization of Selected Mutant Lines of Onion (Allium Cepa L.) against Purple Leaf Blotch Disease Using SSR Markers. American Journal of Experimental Agriculture 8 (4):261–67.

Zisan S, AHK Robin, A Hoque, MR Hossain. 2015. In Vitro Callus Induction and Plantlet Regeneration Is Influenced by the Maturity Status of Embryos of Brassica Rapa Journal of Bioscience and Agriculture Research 6 (01):518–29.

Haider S, MR Hossain, S Rahman, S Sultana, T Quddus, M Chakraborti, A Hoque, M Shahriar, M Haque. 2015. In Vitro Plantlet Regeneration of Four Local Garlic (Allium Sativum) Accessions of Bangladesh. British Biotechnology Journal 8 (June 2013):1–12.

Hossain MR, L Hassan, MJ Ferdous, AK Patwary. 2009. Optimization of Agrobacterium Tumefaciens Mediated Genetic Transformation Protocol for Aromatic Rice. Journal of Bangladesh Agricultural University 7 (2):235-40.

Hossain MR, AK Patwary, L Hassan. 2009. In Vitro Regeneration of Six Aromatic Rice (Oryza Sativa) Genotypes. Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Science 36 (1):7–13.

Rahman MA, MA Alam, MR Hossain, A Hossain, R Afroz, L Hassan. 2010. In Vitro Regeneration of Popular Tobacco Varieties of Bangladesh from Leaf Disc. Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Research 35 (March):125–34.

Ferdous MJ, G Rabbani, S Akhter, MR Hossain. 2009. Molecular Characterization and Genetic Diversity Analysis of Pummelo (Citrus Grandis L .) Germplasm Based on RAPD Markers. Bangladesh Journal of Progressive Science & Technology 7 (2):213–16.

Akhter S, MJ Ferdous, MR Hossain, G Rabbani. 2009. Molecular Characterization of Jamir (Citrus Jambhiri) Accessions of Bangladesh through PCR Based RAPD Markers. Journal of Agroforestry & Environment 3 (1):21–24.

Haque MA, L Hassan, MR Hossain, MJ Ferdous. 2009. Genetic Transformation of Five Brassica Varieties Using Agrobacterium Tumefaciens Bangladesh Journal of Crop Science 20 (1):55–59.

Roy A, L Rahman, A Iqbal, MM Rahman, MR Hossain. 2009. Genetic Diversity Estimation through RAPD in Inter Varietal Brassica International Journal of BioResearch 6 (5):64–71.

Alam MA, MA Haque, MR Hossain, SC Sarker, R Afroz. 2009. Haploid Plantlet Regeneration Trough Anther Culture in Oilseed Brassica Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Research 34:693–703.

Alam MA, MR Hossain, SK Paul, SC Sarker, MA Haque. 2008. Optimization of Callus Induction and Plantlet Regenerating through Filament Culture of Five Oilseed Brassica Journal of Agroforestry & Environment 2 (1):91–94.

Ferdous MJ, MR Hossain, S Akhter, F Yasmine, G Rabbani. 2009. Morphological Characterization and Genetic Analysis of Twenty Eight Pummelo (Citrus Grandis) Germplasm of Bangladesh. International Journal of BioResearch 6 (6):1–8.

Roy, A, L Rahman, MR Hossain, MJ Ferdous, A Iqbal. 2009. Morpho-Molecular Characterization and Genetic Diversity Estimation in Inter Varietal Brassica through Morphological Traits and RAPD. Bangladesh Journal of Progressive Science & Technology 7 (2):199–204.


Book Chapters

Hossain MR, L Vickers, G Sharma, T Livermore, J Pritchrad, BV Ford-Lloyd .2015. Salinity tolerance in plants: Insights from transcriptomics studies. In: S. H. Wani, M. A. Hossain. ed. Managing Salt Tolerance in Plants: Molecular and Genomic Perspectives. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, USA. pp. 407 -426.

Robin AH, Hossain MR, Kim HT, Nou IS, Park JI. Role of Cytokinins in Clubroot Disease Development. Plant Breeding and Biotechnology. 2019 Jun 1;7(2):73-82.

Okamoto T, Wei X, Mehraj H, Hossain MR, Akter A, Miyaji N, Takada Y, Park JI, Fujimoto R, Nou IS, Watanabe M. Chinese Cabbage (Brassica rapa L. var. pekinensis) Breeding: Application of Molecular Technology. In Advances in Plant Breeding Strategies: Vegetable Crops 2021 (pp. 59-94). Springer, Cham. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-66969-0_2

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Conference & Presentations


Annual Workshop on "BAU Research Progress 2020-2021" under the theme "Sustainable and Resilient Agriculture: The Path to a Better Future ", 28-30 January 2022, Virtual, Bangladesh Agricultural University Research System, Mymensingh, Bangladesh (Rapporteur).


“Understanding genetic determinants of prioritized strawberry traits via high throughput genotyping”. In: Korea-Japan collaborative research meeting for crucifer genetics. 18 December 2018. 70th year memorial hall, Suncheon National University, Korea. (Talk)

 “Investigating the Brassica napus LepR4-like blackleg disease resistance genes in the contrastingly resistant lines of Brassica oleracea”. In: Annual autumn conference of the Korean Society for Horticultural Science, 17-20 October 2018. Yeosu Expo Convention Center, Korea. (Poster)

Breeding priorities and high throughput genotyping in Strawberry”. In: Annual conference of ‘Golden Seed Project’ on ‘Horticultural Seed Development’, the Intercity Hotel, Daejon, South Korea, 11 December 2018. (Talk)

 “Breeding priorities and high throughput genotyping in Strawberry”. In: Annual conference of ‘Golden Seed Project’ on ‘Horticultural Seed Development’, the Intercity Hotel, Daejon, South Korea, 11 December 2018. (Talk)

 “Development of molecular markers for different traits of Strawberry”. In: Annual conference of ‘Golden Seed Project’ on ‘Horticultural Seed Development’, the Ocean Resort, Yeosu, South Korea, 7 December 2017. (Talk)

 “Approaches in developing molecular markers in Cucumber”. In: Annual conference of ‘Golden Seed Project’ on ‘Horticultural Seed Development’, the K Jirisan Family Hotel, Gurye, South Korea, December 2016. (Talk)

“Transcriptome based identification of salt tolerant genes and bioinformatical modelling to predict salinity tolerance”. In: Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering Symposium, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh, October 2015. (Invited talk)

 “Significance analysis of microarrays and transcriptome based prediction of stress tolerance:  two powerful applications of bioinformatics”. In: International Colloquium on “Recent Advances in Curriculum and Research of Biotechnology”, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Bangladesh, August 2015. (Invited talk)

“Salinity tolerance prediction of genotypes of unknown tolerance: use of a OSC-PLSDA model created by gene expression data of genotypes of known tolerance”. In: 2nd International GNOBB conference on Biotechnology in Health & Agriculture (ICBHA), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 2015. (Poster)

“Global gene expression and morpho-physiological salinity response of diverse rice genotypes under stressed and unstressed conditions determined by Significance Analysis of Microarrays (SAM)”. In: 9th Bienneial conference of Plant Breeding & Genetics Society of Bangladesh (PBGSB), Krishibid Institute, Bangladesh, January 2014. (Talk)

“Multivariate assessment of stress responsive traits and microarray analysis of genome wide transcripts of wide natural variations in rice under salt stress”. In: Bioscience Graduate Research Symposium (BGRS), University of Birmingham, UK, April 2012. (Talk)

“Salinity Tolerance & Genome Wide Transcriptional Profiling of Rice Genotypes”. In: Plant Abiotic Stress Tolerance II", February 22-25, 2012, VedMed University, Veterinärplatz 1, 1210 Vienna. (Poser)

“Gene expression Profiling for Abiotic stress tolerant genes in Rice Genotypes”. In: Plant and Animal Genomes (PAG) XX conference, January 14-18, 2012, San Diego, CA, USA. (Poser)

SEB Annual Main Meeting, 1st - 4th of July 2011, Glasgow, UK. (Poser)

“Meeting the challenge of growing rice in saline areas through physiological and omics technologies”. In:  Universitas 21 Graduate Research Conference on Food, University of Nottingham Malaysia, 2011. (Talk)

“Genetic Transformation of indica rice varieties” presented scientific report in “Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology Conference”, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, August 2008. (Talk)

In vitro regeneration of six aromatic rice varieties”. In: Bangladesh Association for Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering (BABGE) conference, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC), June 2008. (Talk)

Subject Name Design No Year Gazette No Relevant Info
Title Institution Subject Receipt Date
Next Generation sequencing workshop grant EMBL-EBI, Cambridge, UK Advanced Training
University Gold Medal Award BAU for securing top position in MS in Genetics & Plant Breeding
Universitas 21 Graduate Research Conference Award University of Birmingham, UK Graduate Conference
Commonwealth scholarship for PhD in UK Commonwealth Commisssion in UK PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Sunchon National University, South Korea Biotechnology
Membership Type Organization
Life Member Plant Breeding & Genetics Society of Bangladesh
Life Member Bangladesh Association for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (BABGE)
Life Member Bangladesh Association for Plant Tissue Culture (BAPTC)
Member Society of Experimental Biology (SEB)
Alumni Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom, UK