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Saminathan Thangasamy


Ph.D. in Biotechnology, Molecular and Biological Agricultural Sciences, Academia Sinica – National Chung Hsing University, Taipei, Taiwan, 2011

Current position

Postdoctoral Research Fellow,  Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica


  1. Velu Sivankalyani, Shigeo Takumi, Kilankaje Ashakiran, Saminathan Thangasamy and Shanmugam Girija. (2013). Punctured hypocotyl-assisted high efficient transformation and adventitious shoot regeneration in tomato using GFP reporter. Plant Cell Reports (under review).
  2. Chang, L. C, Lin, Y. S., Thangasamy, S., Wang, L. C. and Jauh, G. Y. (2013). BTB protein AtBPM1 interacts with AtERF4 and AtERF7 and is involved in transcriptional repression. Plant and Cell Physiology (under review).
  3. Thangasamy, S., Chen, P. W., Lai, M. H., Chen, J. and Jauh, G. Y. (2012). Rice LGD1 containing RNA binding activity affects growth and development through alternative promoters. Plant J 71(2): 288-302.
  4. Thangasamy, S., Guo, C. L., Chuang, M. H., Lai, M. H., Chen, J. and Jauh, G. Y. (2011). Rice SIZ1, a SUMO E3 ligase, controls spikelet fertility through regulation of anther dehiscence. New Phytol 189(3): 869-882.
  5. Natarajan, U. S., Balasundaram, N., Thangasamy, S., Kannan, R., Dhamodaran, S., Karthigeyan, S. (2003). Genetic stocks with Saccharum spontaneum clones as progenies for developing varieties for cogeneration. In proceedings of the 52nd annual convention of the DSTA. Pune, India: The Deccan Sugar Technologist's Association, India. pp. A20-32.
  6. Thangasamy, S. and Gomathinayagam, P. (2003). Genetic study and path analysis in pearl millet. Annals of Agricultural Research 24: 782-785.
Protocols by Saminathan Thangasamy
  1. Northwestern Blot of Protein-RNA Interaction from Young Rice Panicles