Dr Nijat Imin

PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Australian National University

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Senior Lecturer


  • Senior Research Associate (2008 - 2016), Research School of Biology, The Australian National University (ANU)
  • Research Fellow (2004-2008), ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Legume Research (ANU Node)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2003-2004), Genomic Interactions Group, Research School of Biological Sciences, ANU

Research | Current

  • Plant development and molecular biology
  • Plant peptide signalling and gene regulation
  • Root system architecture and nutrient uptake
  • Legume rhizobium symbiosis and biological nitrogen fixation

Teaching | Current

BIOSCI 108 Biodiversity: Patterns of life (from 2019)

BIOSCI 102 Plants, Microbes and Society (2017-2018)

BIOSCI 321 Plant Pathology (2017 onwards) (course director and coordinator 2018 onwards)

BIOSCI 754 Plant Genomes and Gene Expression (2017 onwards; course director and coordinator in 2019)

Postgraduate supervision

Current students (start year):

2019 Sun-kyeong Han (Masters)(UoA)

2018 Kon Ping Leung (Masters)(UoA)

2016 PhD co-supervisor for Michael Taleski with Professor Michael Djordjeivc (ANU)

2016 PhD co-supervisor for Ariel Ivanovic with Professor Michael Djordjeivc (ANU)

2015 PhD co-supervisor for Han Lee with Professor Michael Djordjeivc (ANU)

2016 PhD co-supervisor for Kelly Chapman with Professor Michael Djordjeivc (ANU)

Past students (completion year):

2017 David Reeves (BTech Honours; co-supervision with Dr Karine David)(UoA)

2017 Kon Ping Leung (BTech Honours)(UoA)

2016 Christina Delay (with Professor Michael Djordjevic)(ANU)

2016  Nadiatul Mohd Radzman (with Professor Michael Djordjevic)(ANU)

2016 Rodney Eyles (with Professor Michael Djordjevic)(ANU)

2011 Peta Holmes  (with Professor Michael Djordjevic)(ANU)

2010  Lucia Kusumawati (ANU)


Editor for Scientific Reports

Editor for Frontiers in Plant Biology

Areas of expertise

Plant molecular biology and biochemistry

Peptide isolation and detection

Peptidomics and proteomics

Reverse genetics and modulation of gene expression

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Imin, N., Patel, N., Corcilius, L., Payne, R. J., & Djordjevic, M. A. (2018). CLE peptide tri-arabinosylation and peptide domain sequence composition are essential for SUNN-dependent autoregulation of nodulation in Medicago truncatula. The New phytologist, 218 (1), 73-80. 10.1111/nph.15019
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/42276
  • Mohd-Radzman, N. A., Laffont, C., Ivanovici, A., Patel, N., Reid, D., Stougaard, J., ... Djordjevic, M. A. (2016). Different pathways act downstream of the CEP peptide receptor CRA2 to regulate lateral root and nodule development. Plant Physiology, 171 (4), 2536-2548. 10.1104/pp.16.00113
  • Taleski, M., Imin, N., & Djordjevic, M. A. (2016). New role for a CEP peptide and its receptor: Complex control of lateral roots. Journal of Experimental Botany, 67 (16), 4797-4799. 10.1093/jxb/erw306
  • Mohd-Radzman, N. A., Binos, S., Truong, T. T., Imin, N., Mariani, M., & Djordjevic, M. A. (2015). Novel MtCEP1 peptides produced in vivo differentially regulate root development in Medicago truncatula. Journal of Experimental Botany, 66 (17), 5289-5300. 10.1093/jxb/erv008
  • Djordjevic, M. A., Mohd-Radzman, N. A., & Imin, N. (2015). Small-peptide signals that control root nodule number, development, and symbiosis. Journal of Experimental Botany, 66 (17), 5171-5181. 10.1093/jxb/erv357
  • Djordjevic, M., Imin, N., & DELAY, C. (2014). Method for modulating plant growth. WO/2015/054728 Related URL.
  • Ogilvie, H. A., Imin, N., & Djordjevic, M. A. (2014). Diversification of the C-TERMINALLY ENCODED PEPTIDE (CEP) gene family in angiosperms, and evolution of plant-family specific CEP genes. BMC Genomics, 15.10.1186/1471-2164-15-870
  • Bobay, B. G., DiGennaro, P., Scholl, E., Imin, N., Djordjevic, M. A., & Mck Bird, D. (2013). Solution NMR studies of the plant peptide hormone CEP inform function. FEBS Letters, 587 (24), 3979-3985. 10.1016/j.febslet.2013.10.033

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 2, Room 228N
New Zealand

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