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Sadequr Rahman is Professor of Plant Genetics at the School of Science, Monash University Malaysia. Prior to joining Monash in 2011, he worked and studied at leading research institutes and universities in Australia, Japan, Bangladesh, Canada and the UK. His particular interests are in the application of molecular genetics and genomics for increased rice productivity and biodiversity studies. He also has long standing interests in making science accessible to the layman and in the encouragement of evidence-based thinking. He regularly produces and presents broadcasts on science-related and more general topics for a community radio station in Australia.
The article was first published in The Petri Dish, the monthly newspaper of Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre (MABIC).