Muhammad Tehseen

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

Molecular mechanism of plant transposable elements, Protein-Protein interaction studies, Gene characterization and expression in plants and yeast, Gene silencing, Characterization of C. elegans G-protein coupled receptors .

Selected Publications

  • Tehseen M, Liao C, Anderson A, Wang J, Dumancic M, Briggs L and Trowell S. 2013. Detection of homo- and hetero-dimerisation of nematode olfactory receptors, Odr-10 and Str-112 in yeast. PLOS ONE Submitted          

  • Tehseen M, Anderson A, Wang J, Dumancic M, Briggs L and Trowell S. 2013. Functional analysis of nematode GPCRS in yeast. Proc of Royal Society of Biological Sciences. Submitted    

  • Tehseen M, Walker M, Doblin MS, Pettolino FA, Wilson SM, Bacic A and Golz JF. (2011). The transcriptional regulator LEUNIG_HOMOLOG regulates mucilage release from the Arabidopsis testa. Plant Physiol. 156, 46-60.      

  • Tehseen M, Narelle C, Sherson SM and Cobbett C. (2010). Metallochaperone-like genes in Arabidopsis thaliana. Metallomics 8, 556-564.

  • Tehseen M, Ali S, Hussain M, Mansoor S and Zafar Y. (2010). Development of male sterility by silencing Bcp1 gene of Arabidopsis through RNA interference. A. J. Biotech. 9 (19), 2736-2741.


  • PhD (Molecular Genetics) University of Melbourne Australia.
  • M. Phil (Biotechnology) Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan
  • BSc (Hons) Agriculture (Specialization in Plant Breeding and Genetics) NWFP Agricultural University Peshawar, Pakistan

Professional Profile

  • Post Doc Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)
  • Teaching Experience:
         -Feb 2007- Sept 2009    Scientific Supervisor (Casual). Gene Technology Access Centre, Melbourne, Australia.       
         -July 2006- Aug 2009  Scientific Supervisor (Casual).  Department of Genetics, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • 2011-2013   Member of The Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS)
  • 2013    Member of European Chemoreception Research Organization (ECRO)


  • 2012-2013 ACORN Grant (23,000$) for research          
  • 2013  ECRO2013 Young Scientist Travel Award                                     
  • Polak Junior Young Scientist Travel Award 2013                                   
  • 2005-2009    Melbourne International Research Scholarship     
  • 2005-2009  Melbourne International Remission Fee Scholarship                          
  • 2002-2004  District Merit Scholarship                                                               
  • 1998-2002  University Grants Commission Scholarship