Muhammad Burhan Bootter

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Burhan graduated from University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan. Following the undergraduate studies, he started his MSc in Biotechnology (Genetics and Genomics) at The University of Western Australia.

Research Interests

Insect resistance, biotechnology, sterol metabolism

Current Projects

Genetic modification of a sterol metabolism in Arabidopsis for insect resistance and its application in Crops

The goal of his research is to produce transgenic plants with altered sterol metabolism. This will make the plant unhealthy source of food for insects however will not affect any other part of plant development. He is working with number of genes and hoping the combined action of these genes will give enough sterol conversion for an insect to be unable to thrive upon. In addition, the introduction of these genes will also make the plant temperature tolerant. Currently he is working with Arabidopsis and is planning to transform Brassica napus with the same set of genes in near future.


Contact Details

Muhammad Burhan Bootter

Room 1.122, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science

The University of Western Australia

Crawley, WA 6009, Perth, Australia