Samiullah Khan

Dr Samiullah Khan

Grant-Funded Researcher (A)

School of Animal and Veterinary Science

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Khan’s research targets certain aspects of food safety and poultry production through the application of molecular tools for understanding host-pathogen interactions. Dr Khan works as a postdoctoral fellow in Prof Kapil Chousalkar Research Lab at the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, The University of Adelaide. Dr Khan uses molecular microbiology tools to understand the role of zoonotic pathogens in food safety.   

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 - ongoing Postdoctoral Fellow University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2019 Award The University of Adelaide Travelling Award The University of Adelaide Australia 1000
    2017 Award The Houghton Trust Travel Grant 2017 Houghton Trust United Kingdom
    2017 Award World Poultry Science Association Travel Grant 2017 World Poultry Science Association Netherlands
    2017 Award World Poultry Science Association Travel Grant 2018 World Poultry Science Association Netherlands 1500
    2017 Award Poultry Science Association (USA) Graduate Student Travel Award 2017 Poultry Science Association United States 2000
    2016 Award World Poultry Congress 2016 Youth Program World Poultry Congress, China China
    2016 Research Award British Poultry Science Travelling Award 2016 British Poultry Science United Kingdom
    2014 Scholarship Keith & Dorothy Mackay Postgraduate Travelling Scholarship 2014 University of New England Australia
    2013 Scholarship International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) University of New England Australia
    2013 Research Award British Poultry Science Travelling Award 2013 British Poultry Science United Kingdom
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Panjabi; Punjabi Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Pushto; Pashto Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Urdu Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2014 - 2017 University of New England Australia PhD (Molecular Biology)
    2010 - 2012 University of New England Australia Master of Rural Science (Poultry Science)
    2003 - 2008 Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam Pakistan DVM
  • Research Interests

Year

Funder

Amount (AUD)

Project

2012-15

Australian Egg Corporation

Limited

357187

Understanding the physiology of shell pigmentation and colour deterioration in laying hens (with Juliet Roberts UNE and Peter Scott Scolexia)

2017-20

Australian Eggs

413,522

Optimisation of use of probiotics for

control of Salmonella (with Kapil Chousalkar)

2018

The University of Adelaide

4000

Investigating the effect of probiotics on short chain fatty acids production in Salmonella

challenged laying hens

2020-2023

ARC-Linkage

540000

Salmonella in Poultry: improving vaccine efficacy (With Kapil Chousalkar, Andrea McWhorter, Robert Moore, Gregory Underwood, Dan Andrews and Richard Gast)

April 2022– till present

Rôle : Course coordinator

  • Epidemiology, Biosecurity and Food Safety

 

April 2022 –till present

Rôle : lecturing/workshops/tuturials/practicals

  • Animal Handling and Husbandry I (combined)
  • Animal Reproduction
  • Prof Skills II
  • Animal Health II
  • Animal Health III
  • Livestock Production Science II
  • Advanced Animal Husbandry for Veterinary Technologists II

 

July 2021- April 2022

Rôle : Course co co-ordinator

  • Epidemiology, Biosecurity and Food Security II

 

July 2019- till present

Role: Lecturing

  • Laboratory Animals III

 

Jan 2018- Dec 2019

Rôle : Demonstrator

  • Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Livestock Production Science II
  • Professional Skills in Veterinary Bioscience II
  • Animal Health III
  • Animal Handling and Husbandry I (combined)
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 Co-Supervisor Study of gut microbiota in hens Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jiawei Zhang
    2020 Co-Supervisor iPhD with Bioproperties Pty Ltd: Improving the efficacy of Salmonella Typhimurium vaccination Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Siyuan Jia
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - 2022 Co-Supervisor Study of Foodborne Pathogens in Poultry Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Gayani Kuriyawe Muhandiramlage
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Use of alternative diluents to increase the efficacy of a live, attenuated Salmonella Typhimurium vaccine The University of Adelaide Master of Biotechnology Master Full Time Boyang Xu
    2020 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Quorum Sensing and Shikimate molecules as microbial stimulants for a live-attenuated Salmonella Typhimurium vaccine The University of Adelaide Master of Biotechlology Master Full Time Trairong Chokwassanasakulkit
    2020 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Virulence study of Salmonella Enteritidis The University of Adelaide Master of Biotechnology Master Full Time Vishnu Tikku
    2020 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Optimisation of decontamination protocol for poultry farms in Australia The University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Shruti Vijay Kumar
    2019 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Development of qPCR for quantification of viable and total load of Salmonella from poultry environment The University of Adelaide Master of Biotechnology Master Full Time Jiawei Zhang
    2019 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Growth and gene expression of Salmonella Hessarek and Salmonella Typhimurium in eggs The University of Adelaide Master of Biotechnology Master Full Time Qixing Lin
    2019 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Study of Salmonella Typhimurium vaccine The University of Adelaide Master of Biotechnology Master Full Time Siyuan Jia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2019 - 2020 Member Australian Society of Microbiology Australia
    2013 - 2017 Member Poultry Science Association United States
    2013 - 2017 Member American Association of Microbiology United States
    2012 - ongoing Member World Poultry Science Association Australia
    2008 - ongoing Member Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council Pakistan
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Consulting Editor Zoonotic Diseases MDPI Zoonotic Diseases Switzerland
    2021 - ongoing Associate Editor BMC Microbiology BioMed Central Ltd Australia
  • Position: Grant-Funded Researcher (A)
  • Phone: 83130081
  • Email: samiullah.khan@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: Roseworthy
  • Building: Corridor Block, floor 1
  • Org Unit: School of Animal and Veterinary Science

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