Room No. 2428; Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Discipline, ‎Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Building, Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh.




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Ahsan Habib, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Interest:

Microbial Genetics and Bioinformatics 


PhD (2013-2016)

Microbial Genetics

University of Tasmania and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia.

Masters in Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (2005-2006)

Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh

Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology (1997-2001)

Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh



Associate Professor (15 May 2015 to date)

Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Discipline

Khulna University, Bangladesh

Assistant Professor (15 May 2010 to 14 May 2015)

Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Discipline

Khulna University, Bangladesh

Lecturer (Duration: 9 September 2008 to 14 May 2010)

Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Discipline

Khulna University, Bangladesh


1. J Ma, P Ding, J Liu, T Li, Y Zou, A Habib, et al. 2019. Identification and validation of a major and stably expressed QTL for spikelet number per spike in bread wheat doi: 10.1007/s00122-019-03415-z.
2. S Gao, Z Zheng, JJ Powell, A Habib, J Stiller, M Zhou, C Liu, 2019. Validation and delineation of a locus conferring Fusarium crown rot resistance on 1HL in barley by analysing transcriptomes from multiple pairs of near isogenic lines. BMC Genomics 20:650.
3. Y Jiang, A Habib, Z Zheng, M Zhou, Y Wei, YL Zheng, C Liu, 2018. Development of tightly linked markers and identification ofcandidate genes for Fusarium crown rot resistance in barley by exploiting a near isogenic line derived population. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. DOI 10.1007/s00122-018-3209-0.
 4. A Habib, JJ Powell, J Stiller, M Liu, S Shabala, M Zhou, DM Gardiner, C Liu, 2017. Amultiple near isogenic line (multi‑NIL) RNA‑seq approach to identify candidate genes underpinningQTL. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 131:613–624.
 5. A Habib, S Shabala, L Shabala, M Zhou, C Liu, 2015. Near-isogenic lines developed for amajor QTL on chromosome arm 4HL conferring Fusarium crown rot resistance inbarley. Euphytica. DOI 10.1007/s10681-015-1623-9.
6. A Habib, G Chen, Y Wei, Y-L Zheng, S Shabala, M Zhou and C Liu, 2015. Enhancing Fusarium crown rot resistance by pyramidinglarge-effect QTL in barley. Molecular Breeding, 35:26.