Dr Mobashwer Alam

Research Officer

Centre for Horticultural Science
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
+61 7 5453 5971


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.

Research Interests

  • Developing quick breeding tools for rapid genetic gain in Macadamia
  • Crop Improvement through Plant Molecular Genetics and Genomics
  • Quantitative Genetic study of Complex traits


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland


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Featured Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Alam, M. M., Hammer, G. L., van Oosterom, E. J., Cruickshank, A. and Jordan, D. R. (2010). Exploring physiological and genetic determinants of tillering in sorghum. In: Proceedings of the 1st Australian Summer Grains Conference. 2010 Australian Summer Grains Conference, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, (). 21-24 June 2010.

  • Alam, M.M., Hammer, G.L., Van Oosterom, E.J., Cruickshank, A., Hunt, C. and Jordan, D.R. (2009). Characterising genetic variation in tillering in sorghum. In: SABRAO Journal of Breeding and Genetics. 14th Australasian Plant Breeding & 11th SABRAO Conference, Cairns, Australia, (). 10-14 August, 2009.

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision