Dr Azizur Rahman

Dr Aziz Rahman BSc, MSc, PhD

Dr Azizur Rahman

Dr Aziz Rahman
BSc, MSc, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Biotechnology

Department of Life and Sports Sciences

Faculty of Engineering and Science

Dr Aziz Rahman obtained his BSc Fisheries and MSc Fisheries from Bangladesh Agricultural University. He then obtained his PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Southampton followed by eight years of post-doctoral research in the same laboratory at the University of Southampton.

In 2001 he joined the University of Greenwich as a Senior Research Fellow and was subsequently appointed a Senior Lecturer in 2006.

Responsibilities within the university

Course Leader

MSc Applied Molecular Biology

Course participation

Cell and Microbial Biology
Human Molecular Biology
Intermediate Forensic Science
Molecular and General Genetics
Protein Biochemistry
Public Health Nutrition
Research Methods/Biostatistics/Data Management
MSc Pharmaceutical Microbiology


  • Development of transgenic animals for biotechnological applications
  • Study of eukaryotic gene expression using quantitative PCR methods
  • Molecular diagnostics of genetically modified food using PCR and Quantitative PCR methods
  • Aquagenomics – Molecular genetic analysis of fish genes that are related to human health and biotechnology.

Selected publications

Rahman, M.A. et al (2010) Decreased monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 and relationship with 15-deoxy-D12,14-prostaglandin J2 in gamma-linolenic acid supplemented healthy subjects. Proc. Nutr. Soc., 69, E325.

Rahman, M.A. et al (2008) Borage (Borago officinalis) oil supplementation in relation to monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 expression in healthy subjects. Proc. Nutr. Soc., 67, E44.

Rahman, M.A. et al. (2007) Insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) in a growth-enhanced transgenic (GH- overexpressing) bony fish, the tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus): indication for a higher impact of autocrine/paracrine than of endocrine IGF-I. Transgenic Research 16, pp. 479–489.

Rahman, M.A. et al. (2006) Diet and gene expression: delta-5 and delta-6 fatty acid desaturases in Chinese and European subjects. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 50, pp. 492–498.