Dr Mohammed Yusuf, Assistant Professor

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  1. Yusuf M, Kaneyoshi K, Fukui K & Robinson I. (2018). Use of 3D Imaging for Providing Insights into High-Order Structure of Mitotic Chromosomes. Minireview. Chormosoma Sep 3. doi: 10.1007/s00412-018-0678-5. [Epub ahead of print]. 

  2. Chen B, Yusuf M, Hashimato T, Estandarte AK, Thompson GE & Robinson IK. (2017). Three-Dimensional Positioning and Structure of Chromosomes in a Human Prophase Nucleus. Sci Adv. 21;3(7):e1602231.

  3. Adema CM, Hillier HW, ...Yusuf M et al (2017). Whole genome Analysis of a Shistosomiasis-Transmitting Freshwater Snail. Nat Commun, 8:6153. 

  4. Yusuf M, Zhang F, Chen B, Bhartiya A, Cunnea K, Wagner U, Cacho-Nerin F, Schwenke J and Robinson IK. (2017). Procedures for Cryogenic X-ray Ptychographic Imaging of Biological Samples. IUCrJ, 4(2), 147–151.

  5. Bradley R, Robinson I and Yusuf M. (2017). 3D X-ray Nanotomography of Cells Grown on Electrospun Scaffolds. Macromol Biosci. 17, 1600236.

  6. Robinson I, Y Yang, Zhang F, Lynch C, Yusuf M and Cloetens P. (2016). Nuclear Incorporation of Iron during the Eukaryotic Cell Cycle. J Synchrotron Radiat. 23(Pt 6):1490-1497. ​ 

  7. Estandarte AK, Botchway SW, Lynch CM, Yusuf M and Robinson IK. (2016). The Use of DAPI Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging for Investigating Chromatin Condensation in Human Chromosomes. Sci Rep. 6:31417.  

  8. Yusuf M, Patel P, Bhella G, Coles B, Mir K, Ward A, Bothway S and Robinson I. (2015). Development of a Robotic System Interfaced to a Microfluidic Device to Isolate a Single Chromosome. Chromosome Science. 18:73-77. 

  9. Robinson I, Yusuf M, Schwenke J, Estandarte A, Zhang F, Clark J, Song C, Nam D, Ratnasari G, Kaneyoshi K, Takata H and Fukui K. (2016). Damage-Free Imaging of Human Chromosomes. Chromosome Science. 18:69-72. 

  10. Hanfei Yan, Nazaretski E, Lauer K, Huang X, Wagner U, Rau R, Yusuf M, Robinson I, Kalbfleisch S, Li L, Bouet N, Zhou J, Conley R and Chu YS. (2016). Multimodality Hard-X-Ray Imaging of a Chromosome with Nanoscale Spatial Resolution. Sci Rep. 5;6:20112. 

  11. Robinson I, Schwenke J, Yusuf M, Estandarte A, Zhang F, Clark J, Song C, Nam D, Joti Y, Tono K, Yabashi M, Ratnasari G, Kaneyoshi K, Takata H and Fukui K. (2015). Towards Single Particle Human Chromosomes at SACLA. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Special Issue on Frontiers of Free-Electron Laser (FEL) Science II 48 244007. 

  12. Shemilt L, Verbanis E, Schwenke J, Estandarte AK, Xiong G, Harder R, Parmar N, Yusuf M, Zhang F, & Robinson IK. (2015). Karyotyping Human Chromosomes by Optical and X-ray Ptychography Methods. Biophys J.108(3):706-13. 

  13. Yusuf M, Chen B, Hashimato T, Estandarte AK, Thompson GE & Robinson IK. (2014). Staining and Embedding of Human Chromosomes for 3D Serial Block Face Scanning Electron Microscopy. BioTechniques. 1;57(6):302-7. 

  14. Yusuf M, Millas A, Estandarte AK, Bhella GK, Bittencourt E & Robinson IK. (2014). Platinum Blue Staining of Cells Grown in Electrospun Scaffolds. (2014). BioTechniques. 57(3):137-41.

  15. Yusuf M, Parmar N, Bhella GK & Robinson IK. (2014). A Simple Filtration Technique for Obtaining Purified Human Chromosomes in Suspension. BioTechniques. 1;56(5):257-61.  

  16. Millas A, McKean R, Stevens R, Yusuf M, Silveira J, Puzzi MB & Bittencourt E. (2014). Fabrication of Electrospun Scaffold Incorporating an Amazonian Therapeutic Oil from the Copaifera Sp. for Wound Care Applications. J. Biomater. Tissue Eng. 4, 217-220. 

  17. Yusuf M, Beckett J, Patel P, Coles B, Suankulova K, Bhella GK, Botchway SW, Ward A, Mir KU and  Robinson IK. Chromosome Separation Using Microfluidic Technology​. Journal Article: Chromosome Research 23, no. 2 (2015): 378-378. Is in proceedings of the 20th International Chromosome Conference, Univ Kent, Canterbury, England, 1-4 Sep 2014. 

  18. Shemilt LA, Estandarte AKC, Yusuf M & Robinson IK. (2014). Scanning Electron Microscope Studies of Human Metaphase Chromosomes. Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci. 27;372(2010):20130144. 

  19. Marie R, Pedersen, JN, Bauer DLV, Rasmussen KH, Yusuf M, Volpi EV, Flyvbjerg H, Kristensen A and Mir K. (2013). Integrated View of Genome Structure and Sequence of a Single DNA Molecule in a Nanofluidic Device. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 110(13):4893-8. 

  20. Yusuf M, Leung K, Morris KJ and Volpi EV. Comprehensive Cytogenomic Profile of the In-Vitro Neuronal Model SH-SY5Y. (2013). Neurogenetics. 14(1):63-70. 

  21. Yusuf M, Bauer DL, Lipinski DM, MacLaren RE, Wade-Martins R, Mir KU, Volpi EV. (2011). Combining M-FISH and Quantum Dot Technology for Fast Chromosomal Assignment of Transgenic Insertions. BMC Biotechnol. 13;11:121. 

  22. Lipinski DM, Yusuf M, Barnard, A, Damant C, Issa PC, Singh M, Lee E, Davies WL, Volpi EV, MacLaren, RE. (2011). Characterization of a Dominant Cone Degeneration in a Green Fluorescent Reporter Mouse with Disruption of Loci Associated with Dominant Retinal Dystrophy in Humans. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 52(9):6617-23. 

  23. Mandegar MA, Moralli D, Khoja S, Cowley S, Chan DY, Yusuf M, Mukherjee S, Blundell MP, Volpi EV, Thrasher AJ, James W, Monaco ZL. Hum Mol Genet. (2011). Functional Human Artificial Chromosomes are Generated and Stably Maintained in Human Embryonic Stem Cells. Hum Mol Genet. 20(15):2905-13. 

  24. Pagnamenta AT, Holt R, Yusuf M, Pinto D, Wing K, Betancur C, Scherer SW, Volpi EV, Monaco AP. (2011). A Family with Autism and Rare Copy Number Variants Disrupting the Duchenne/Becker Muscular Dystrophy Gene DMD and TRPM3. J Neurodev Disord. 3(2):124-31.

  25. Moralli D, Yusuf M, Mandegar MA, Khoja S, Monaco ZL, Volpi EV. (2011). An Improved Technique for Chromosomal Analysis of Human ES and iPS Cells. Stem Cell Rev. 7(2):471-7.

  26. Ashrafian H, O'Flaherty L, Adam J, Steeples V, Chung YL, East P, Vanharanta S, Lehtonen H, Nye E, Hatipoglu E, Miranda M, Howarth K, Shukla D, Troy H, Griffiths J, Spencer-Dene B, Yusuf M, Volpi E, et al, Expression Profiling in Progressive Stages of Fumarate-Hydratase Deficiency: the Contribution of Metabolic Changes to Tumorigenesis. (2010). Cancer Res. 70(22):9153-65.

  27. Jefferson A, Colella S, Moralli D, Wilson N, Yusuf M, Gimelli G, Ragoussis J  and Volpi EV. (2010). Altered Intra-Nuclear Organisation of Heterochromatin and Genes in ICF Syndrome. PLoS One. 5(6):e11364.

  28. Yusuf M, Rubes J, Affara N. A. Sargent C, and Griffin D. K. (2009). Mapping of 12 Porcine Fatness Candidate Genes in Known Fatness QTL Based on Human Syntenies. Anim Genet. 40(4):579-80. 

  29. Feng Y, Gong Y, Affara N. A, Peng X, Yuan J, Zhao R, Yusuf M, Jeffer O and Zhang S. (2006). Analysis of the Offspring Sex Ratio of Chicken by Using Molecular Sexing. Agricultural Sciences in China, 5(7), 545-49.


  1. Yusuf M, Chen B, Robinson I (2016) Future Prospects of 3D Human Chromosome Imaging by Serial Block Face Scanning Electron Microscopy. Single Cell Biol 5: 134.

Book Contribution

  1. Yusuf M. Cover M-FISH image included in Lewin’s Cells, Second Edition, Lynne Cassimeris, Vishwanath R. Lingappa, George Plopper, Benjamin Lewin. Jones & Bartlett Learning, 25 Mar 2011.