Sana Ullah Khan

Research interest

Using genome editing tools I study genes in barley and the effects of different wavelengths on tissue culture grow crops.

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My research project

  • Description
  • Objectives
  • Outcomes

Modifying plant architecture using CRISPR/Cas9 to develop designer ideotypes.

  • Optimisation of the current tissue culture light condition.
  • Development of ExpressEdit technology for genome editing in barley.
  • To accelerate transgenic research and genome editing pipelines.
  • ExpressEdit technology will help to edit key genes in barely in glasshouse conditions.

About Sana Ullah Khan

Country of origin and languages

My origin: Pakistan
Languages I speak: English, Urdu, Pashto

  • BSc – University of Agriculture Peshawar, Pakistan
  • MBiotech – University of Queensland, Australia
  • Research Training Program Stipend
  • University of Queensland Research Training
Research advisors

Assoc. Prof. Lee Hickey
Prof. Ian Godwin
Prof. Neena Mitter
Dr Karl Robinson

The research I am doing will help the plant breeders to do genome editing in the glasshouse, not in the lab.
Sana Ullah Khan
PhD Student


Zaid, I., Tang, W., Liu, E., Khan, S. U., Wang, H., Mawuli, E. and Hong, D. (2017). Genome-Wide Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms in CMS and Restorer Lines Discovered by Genotyping Using Sequencing and Association with Marker-Combining Ability for 12 Yield-Related Traits in Oryza sativa L. subsp. Japonica. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8.

Zaid, I. U., et al. (2018). “Association analysis uncovers the genetic basis of general combining ability of 11 yield-related traits in parents of hybrid rice.” AoB PLANTS: ply077-ply077.