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Imran Haider

​Post Doctoral Fellow
Research Group: Salim Al-Babili

Research Interests

Drought tolerance, Plant hormones, Strigolactone, Transcription factors

Selected Publications


  • Haider I, Zhang S, Greco R, Casella L, Piffanelli P, Lupotto E, Valè G, Liu C-M, Bouwmeester H, Price AH, Ouwerkerk PBF (2014) Functions of the homeobox gene Oshox22 in controlling grain length in rice (in preparation for submission)

  • Zhang Y*, Haider I*, Ruyter-Spira C, Bouwmeester H (2013) Strigolactone Biosynthesis and Biology. In: Bruijn FJd (ed.) Molecular Microbial Ecology of the Rhizosphere. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA, Vol.1, pp 355-371    * authors contributed equally

  • Zhang S, Haider I, Kohlen W, Jiang L, Bouwmeester H, Meijer AH, Schluepmann H, Liu C-M, Ouwerkerk PBF (2012) Function of the HD-Zip I gene Oshox22 in ABA-mediated drought and salt tolerances in rice. Plant. Mol. Biol. 80: 571-585

  • Kohlen W, Charnikhova T, Lammers M, Pollina T, Tóth P, Haider I, Pozo MJ, Maagd RA, Ruyter-Spira C, Bouwmeester H (2012) The tomato CAROTENOID CLEAVAGE DIOXYGENASE8 (SlCCD8) regulates rhizosphere signaling, plant architecture and affects reproductive development through strigolactone biosynthesis. New Phytol. 196: 535-547​

Education Profile


  • 2014 PhD in Plant Physiology, Laboratory of Plant Physiology, Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands 
  • 2008 MSc in Plant Molecular Biology, Institute of Biology, Leiden University, The Netherlands ​

Professional Profile

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Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • European Plant Sciences Organization (EPS)
  • American Society of Plant Biologist (ASPB)