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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Dr Rashid Minhas

Dr Rashid Minhas

Postdoctoral Research Associate

 Newman Lower Ground Floor (The Cave)


Dr Rashid Minhas joined Kudoh Group in March 2023. He is a post-doc interested in establishment of the thermotolerant Arabian killifish (Aphanius dispar) as a model for fungal infection studies (host-pathogen interactions). Before moving to the University of Exeter he was part of Wardle Group at King’s College London where he exploited the 4C-Seq technique and in vivo zebrafish transgenic assays to identify cis-acting regulatory elements that act during early endoderm development. Before moving to KCL he secured a Marie-Curie postdoctoral fellowship and worked at International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB), Warsaw, Poland. His project was focusing on transcriptional dynamics in the conduction system of the zebrafish heart. Rashid did his Ph.D. in Pakistan where he pioneered setting up the first ever zebrafish research facility at Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad. He worked on elucidating the cis-acting regulatory elements of GLI transcription factors, key components of the Hedgehog signalling pathway. During his PhD research, he also worked with the Elgar group at the National Institute for Medical Research, London, resulting in several good impact research articles.



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Journal articles

Minhas R, Loeffler-Wirth H, Siddiqui YH, Obrębski T, Vashisht S, Nahia KA, Paterek A, Brzozowska A, Bugajski L, Piwocka K, et al (2021). Transcriptome profile of the sinoatrial ring reveals conserved and novel genetic programs of the zebrafish pacemaker. BMC Genomics, 22(1). Abstract.
Minhas R, Paterek A, Łapiński M, Bazała M, Korzh V, Winata CL (2019). A novel conserved enhancer at zebrafish zic3 and zic6 loci drives neural expression. Developmental Dynamics, 248(9), 837-849. Abstract.
Ali S, Amina B, Anwar S, Minhas R, Parveen N, Nawaz U, Azam SS, Abbasi AA (2016). Genomic features of human limb specific enhancers. Genomics, 108(3-4), 143-150. Abstract.
Minhas R, Pauls S, Ali S, Doglio L, Khan MR, Elgar G, Abbasi AA (2015). Cis-regulatory control of human GLI2 expression in the developing neural tube and limb bud. Developmental Dynamics, 244(5), 681-692. Abstract.
Anwar S, Minhas R, Ali S, Lambert N, Kawakami Y, Elgar G, Azam SS, Abbasi AA (2015). Identification and functional characterization of novel transcriptional enhancers involved in regulating human GLI3 expression during early development. Development Growth and Differentiation, 57(8), 570-580. Abstract.
Abbasi AA, Minhas R, Schmidt A, Koch S, Grzeschik KH (2013). Cis-regulatory underpinnings of human GLI3 expression in embryonic craniofacial structures and internal organs. Development Growth and Differentiation, 55(8), 699-709. Abstract.
Parveen N, Masood A, Iftikhar N, Minhas BF, Minhas R, Nawaz U, Abbasi AA (2013). Comparative genomics using teleost fish helps to systematically identify target gene bodies of functionally defined human enhancers. BMC Genomics, 14(1). Abstract.

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