August 30, 2016

Dr. AMAM Zonaed Siddiki

Dr. AMAM Zonaed Siddiki

Professor

Department of Pathology and Parasitology,
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,
Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
Chittagong-4225, Bangladesh
Telephone:+88 031 2566716 (Direct line), +88 031 659093 (ext 162) (off) 
Fax: +88 031 659620 (lab)
Mobile: +88 0171 771 8884
E-mail: zsiddiki@gmail.comamamz.siddiki-dpp@cvasu.ac.bd 
Web: http://cvasu.ac.bd/user/details/id/178

Biography

Prof. AMAM Zonaed Siddiki received the DVM and M.S. in Parasitology degrees in Veterinary Sciences from the Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) in Mymensingh, Bangladesh, and the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Preclinical Veterinary Sciences, University of Liverpool, England, UK under Commonwealth Scholarship scheme in 2006. He joined as a Lecturer in the Department of Pathology and Parasitology, CVASU in 2000 and served as an Assistant Professor from 2002 until 2008 and an Associate Professor from 2008 until 2013. Currently, he holds a position of Professor in the Department of Pathology and Parasitology, CVASU. His research interests are in the areas of parasitic genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, molecular diagnostics, DNA Barcoding, computational biology and system biology with phylodynamics and NGS data analyses strategies. Prof. Siddiki has a strong record of research in his area as evident by receiving a number of awards and fellowships from different prestigious organizations like The British Council, Government of Australia, US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA), UK Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, DAAD (Germany), Fulbright scholarship commission (USA), ICGEB (Trieste, Italy), Matsumae Foundation (Japan), ENSF (Italy) and TWAS (Italy). He received several prestigious international positions including first Bangladeshi veterinarian to receive Fulbright visiting scholarship in USA (2016), Australian Alumni Excellence Awardee (2015), USDA Norman E Borlaug Fellowship Awardee (2014), ICGEB postdoctoral fellow (2008), Commonwealth academic fellow (2012), TWAS Associate Fellow (2016) and British Council Talented Researcher Awardee (2010) during his academic career. Until now he has received many grants from different national and international sources including NST, DAAD, USDA, The British Council, TWAS, TWAS-COMSTECH, HEQEP-UGC, AuthorAid (UK) etc. He has published many peer reviewed research articles and supervised 15 postgraduate students.

Positions Held

1) Fulbright visiting scholar, Computational Biology Institute (CBI), George Washington University, Washington DC, USA. From 10 January, 2016 to till

2) Professor and Director of Research, Chittagong Veterinary & Animal Sciences University (CVASU), Bangladesh. From 1 January, 2013 to 6 January, 2016.

3) Postdoctoral fellow (DAAD scholar), Institute for Parasitology, Leipzig University, Germany. From May till June, 2015

4) Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA. From 31 March, 2014 to 24 May, 2014

5) Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Pathology and Parasitology, Chittagong Veterinary & Animal Sciences University (CVASU), Bangladesh. From Sep, 2008 to Dec, 2012

6) Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Infection Biology, Institute of Infection and Global Health, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, UK. From 1 October, 2012 to 30 January, 2013

7) Part-time Teacher in the Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Chittagong University, Bangladesh. From October, 2011 to December, 2015

8) Lab in Charge, Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL), CVASU, Chittagong, Bangladesh. From 20 April 2011 to December, 2015

9) Postdoctoral fellow, Parasitology Group (Prof. Robin Gasser Lab), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Melbourne, Australia. From September, 2010 to December, 2010

10) Postdoctoral fellow, Protein Networks Research Group (Dr. Mike Myers Lab). International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Trieste, Italy. From October, 2008 to September, 2009

11) Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Parasitology, Chittagong Veterinary & Animal Sciences University (CVASU), Khulshi- 4202, Chittagong, Bangladesh. From July 2002 to September 2008

12) Lecturer in the Department of Pathology and Parasitology, Chittagong Government Veterinary College (CGVC), Pahartali- 4202, Chittagong Bangladesh. From 10 October 2000 to 20 July 2002

13) Scientific Officer in Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute (BLRI) under “Poultry Technology Development Project” funded jointly by the Government of Bangladesh (GOB) and Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA). From 1 August 2000 to 9 October 2000

14) Veterinary Surgeon at District Veterinary Hospital at Habiganj, Sylhet, Bangladesh under “District Veterinary Hospital Establishment Project” funded by the Department of Livestock Services (DLS), Government of Bangladesh. From 5 May 2000 to 31 July, 2000

15) Research Assistant in the Department of Parasitology, Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) under “Control of Chicken Coccidiosis in Bangladesh” project funded by Bangladesh Agricultural University Research System (BAURES). From 1 January 1999 to 4 May 2000

Teaching Experiences

1) Teaching Veterinary Pathology and Animal Parasitology to undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in the Department of Pathology and Parasitology, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU) since joining in October, 2000.

2) Part-time teacher, Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh (Course teacher of Human and Animal Biotechnology course).

3) External examiner (Parasitology), Dept. of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

4) External examiner (MS Thesis), Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh

5) MS Thesis Supervisor, Dept of Pharmacy, Noakhali Science and Technology University (NSTU), Bangladesh

6) MS Thesis co-supervisor, Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh

7) Demonstrating undergraduate students in Biology Teaching Centre (BTC) during the session 2003-2004 in the Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

8) Training farmers and animal owners on disease management strategies in Poultry Research and Training Centre (PRTC), Chittagong, Bangladesh.

9) Training farmers and prospective poultry and dairy farm owners on vaccination and disease management skills in Regional Youth Training Centre (YTC), Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Journal Publications

1) A.M.A.M.Z Siddiki, Sohana Akter Mina, Zinat Farzana, Bibi Ayesa, Rasel Das, Mohammad Alamgir Hossain (2015) Molecular characterization of Cryptosporidium xiaoi in goat kids in Bangladesh by nested PCR amplification of 18s rDNA gene. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, 5(3); 202-207. doi:10.1016/S2221-1691(15)30007-1

2) M. A. Hossain, S. A. Mina, Lolo Wal Marzan, M.A.E.K. Emon, R. Das and A.M.A.M.Z Siddiki (2015) Molecular characterization of Giardia intestinalis Assemblage E from goat kids in Bangladesh. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease. 5(5), 374-379. doi:10.1016/S2222-1808(14)60800-8

3) N N Islam, M Akter, Z Farzana, AJB Kader, I Uddin, A.M.A.M.Z Siddiki and KM Kamaruddin (2014) Detection of Staphylococcus aureus in Frozen Chicken Rinse through Bacteriological and Nuc Gene Specific PCR Methods and their Drug Resistance Patterns in Southern Chittagong, Bangladesh. Research Journal of Microbiology. 9 (5). 251-264.  DOI: 10.3923/jm.2014.251.264

4) N N Islam, SM Nur, Z Farzana, I Uddin, KM Kamaruddin and A.M.A.M.Z Siddiki (2014) Rapid identification of Eosin Methylene Blue positive E coli by Specific PCR from frozen chicken rinse in Bangladesh. Microbiology Journal. 2014.  DOI. 10.3923/mj.2014

5) NN Islam, Z Farzana, AMAA Chowdhury, A Mannan, KM Kamaruddin and A.M.A.M.Z Siddiki (2014) Characterization of bovine subclinical mastitis caused by S. aureus in Bangladesh by bacteriological and molecular approaches. Asian J. of Biological Sciences. 7(1), 1-12.

6) B. C. Das, D. Biswas, M. F. Hossain, S. Das and A.M.A.M.Z Siddiki (2013) A rare post-mortem experience of Indian rock python (Python molurus molurus) that swallowed a whole barking deer. Veterinary World. 6(3) March, 2013. doi:10.5455/vetworld.2013.163-165

7) A.M.A.M.Z. Siddiki (2012) Sporozoite proteome analysis of Cryptosporidium parvum by one dimensional SDS-PAGE and Liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. Journal of Veterinary Science 14(2), 107-114. http://dx.doi.org/10.4142/jvs.2013.14.2.107

8) A.M.A.M.Z. Siddiki (2012) Proteome analysis of Cryptosporidium parvum and C. hominis using two-dimensional electrophoresis, image analysis and tandem mass spectrometry. Iranian Journal of Biotechnology. 10(3), 198-207

9) M. A. Alim, S. Das, K. Roy, M. Masuduzzaman, S. Sikder, M. M. Hassan, A.M.A.M.Z. Siddiki and M. A. Hossain. (2011) Prevalence of haemoprotozoan diseases in cattle population of Chittagong division, Bangladesh. Pakistan Veterinary Journal, 32(2) 221-224

10) A.M.A.M.Z. Siddiki, MB Uddin, MB Hasan, MF Hossain, MM Rahman, BC Das, MS Sarker, IMA Hena, M Masuduzzaman and MA Hossain. (2010) “Coproscopic and haematological approaches to determine the prevalence of helminthiasis and protozoan diseases of Red Chittagong Cattle breed in Bangladesh. Pakistan Veterinary Journal, 30(1) 1-6

11) A.M.A.M.Z. Siddiki and J M Wastling (2009) “Charting the proteome of Cryptosporidium parvum sporozoites using sequence similarity-based BLAST searching” Journal of Veterinary Science. 10(3) 203-210. DOI: 10.4142/jvs.2009.10.3.203

12) A.M.A.M.Z. Siddiki and M. Masuduzzaman (2009) “Cryptosporidium and cryptosporidiosis: A brief review” Bulgarian Journal of Veterinary Medicine. 12 (2) 91-111

13) A.M.A.M.Z. Siddiki, M.J. Karim and E. H. Chowdhury (2008) “Sulphonamide Resistance in Chicken Coccidiosis: A Clinicopathological Study” Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology. 25(1) 60-64

14) A.M.A.M.Z. Siddiki (2007): Standardisation of sample preparation for two-dimensional electrophoresis of Cryptosporidium parvum sporozoites.  Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology. 24(2) 119-124

15) A.M.A.M.Z. Siddiki (2007): The science of Proteomics: Prospects of post-genomic approaches for microbial protein identification and molecular biological research. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Research. 10(3), 59-67

16) A.M.A.M.Z. Siddiki, M. B. Hossain, A.S.M. Lutful Ahasan (2007): A review on subcellular or organellar proteomics with special reference to apicomplexan parasites. Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary Medicine. 5(2) 1-7

17) M. Z. Alam, M. J. Karim, N. Begum and A.M.A.M.Z. Siddiki (2000). “Comparison of chemoprophylaxis and immunisation with stored live oocysts in controlling chicken coccidiosis” The Bangladesh Veterinarian. 17: 1-5

18) A.M.A.M.Z. Siddiki, M.J. Karim, M.K. Islam and M.Z. Alam (2000) “Sulphonamide resistance in field isolates of chicken coccidia in Bangladesh” The Bangladesh Veterinarian. 17: 11-15.

Oral Presentations

1) “Comparative proteome analysis of C. parvum and C. hominis using 2-DE image analysis and tandem mass spectrometry" AMAM Siddiki and JM Wastling, 12th International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA XII), Melbourne, Australia. 15-20 August, 2010

2) “Comparative proteome analysis of C. parvum and C. hominis using 2-DE image analysis and tandem mass spectrometry" AMAM Siddiki and JM Wastling, BSVER Annual Scientific Conference, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh. 6-7 February, 2010

3) "From proteins to systems? Proteomics of Cryptosporidium and other Apicomplexa" JM Wastling, SJ Sanderson, D Xia, AMAM Siddiki and A Pain. International Cryptosporidium and Giardia Conference, Italy. 10-15 October, 2009 

4) “Study on the prevalence of parasitic diseases of RCC breed of cattle and its comparison with other cattle breeds of Chittagong region” A.M.A.M.Z. Siddiki, MB Uddin, MB Hasan, MF Hossain, MM Rahman, BC Das, MS Sarker, IMA Hena, M Masuduzzaman and MA Hossain. Annual Research Presetation Workshop of Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute (BLRI), Dhaka. August, 2008

5) "Proteome analysis of Cryptosporidium parvum". A.M.A.M. Zonaed Siddiki. Annual Scientific Conference of the Chittagong Vet & Animal Sciences University, Bangladesh. 15-16 March, 2007 

6) "Proteome analysis of Cryptosporidium parvumA.M.A.M.Z. Siddiki and J.M. Wastling. Proceedings of the British society for Parasitology (BSP) joint malaria and spring meeting, 3-6 April 2005. University of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK. 4-7 April 2005

7) “Proteome analysis of Cryptosporidium parvumA.M.A.M.Z. Siddiki and J.M. Wastling. Annual Post-graduate talk, Department of Veterinary Preclinical Science, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, 7 February, 2005

8) “Proteome analysis of Cryptosporidium parvumA.M.A.M.Z. Siddiki and J.M. Wastling. Annual Post-graduate talk, Division of Infection and Immunity, Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, 20 March, 2004.

9) “First report of Heterakis gallinarum in Peafowl in Bangladesh” A.M.A.M.Z. Siddiki and M. A. Alim, Annual Research Talk, Former Chittagong Government Veterinary College (CGVC), Chittagong, Bangladesh, 13-14 November 2002.

10) “Sulphonamide Resistance in Chicken Coccidiosis: A Clinicopathological Study” A.M.A.M.Z. Siddiki, M.J. Karim and E.H. Chowdhury, 7th BSVER Annual Scientific Conference, Former Chittagong Government Veterinary College (CGVC), Bangladesh, 13-14 November 2000

11) “Acquired Sulphonamide Resistance in Chicken Coccidia in Bangladesh” A.M.A.M.Z. Siddiki, M.J. Karim, M.K. Islam and M.Z. Alam, Seventh BSVER Annual Scientific Conference, Former Chittagong Government Veterinary College (CGVC), Bangladesh, 13-14 November 2000

Poster Presentations

1) Protein profile analysis of selected snake venoms available in poisonous snakes of Bangladesh by bioinformatics approach. Sohana Akter Mina, Md. Habibul Hasan Mazumder, M. Abu Reza, Meherunnesa and AMAM Zonaed Siddiki. 4th National Conference of Bangladesh Society for Advancement of Tropical Medicine (BAATM), CoxsBazar, Banglaesh. 17-18 December, 2015

2) Survival of scolex of Echinococcus sp. in vitro and evaluation of scolicidal activity of selected plant extracts and conventional anthelmintics, Md. Abdul Halim, Md. Omer Faruk, Md. Mamun Or Rashid, Md. Shafiqul Islam, Mohammad Alamgir Hossain, Md. Masuduzzaman and AMAM Zonaed Siddiki. 4th National Conference of Bangladesh Society for Advancement of Tropical Medicine (BAATM), CoxsBazar, Banglaesh. 17-18 December, 2015

3) “Activation of sheep alveolar macrophages by Coxiella burnetii” Reginaldo G. Bastos, William C. Davis, Charles W. Frevert, AMAM Siddiki, Cleverson de Souza, Donald P. Knowles. 114th Annual General Meeting of American Society for Microbiology, Boston, MA, USA 17-20 May, 2014

4) AMAM Siddiki, M A. Faiz, R.B. Currier, M.A.W. Chowdhury, B.C. Das, B.C. Sutradhar, M.M. Uddin,  A.A. Sayeed, A. Ghose, R. Harrison, “DNA barcoding of reptiles: Implications for venom biology research in Bangladesh" Second National Conference of Bangladesh Association for Advancement of Tropical Medicine held in Chittagong Medical College, Chittagong, Bangladesh. 19-20 April 2012

5) “Genotyping of Giardia intestinalis Assemblage E in diarrhoeic goat kids by sequence analysis of beta-giardin gene in Bangladesh”. MA Hossain, Z Tazrin, SA Mina, MAEK Emon, R Das, S Das, and AMAM Zonaed Siddiki, Tenth Annual Scientific Conference of the Chittagong Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh. 6 April 2012

6) “Molecular characterization of Cryptosporidium xiaoi in diarrhoeic goat kids in Bangladesh by nested PCR amplification of 18s rRNA gene”. AMAM Zonaed Siddiki, M. Alam, Rasel Das, S. A. Mina, M. A. Alim, M. A. Hossain. Tenth Annual Scientific Conference of the Chittagong Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh. 6 April 2012

7) “Use of Amplified ribosomal DNA restriction analysis (ARDRA) for characterizing bacteria causing bovine mastitis in Chittagong, Bangladesh MS Rahaman, MMR Moghal, MM Rahman, AMAM Zonaed Siddiki. Tenth Annual Scientific Conference of the Chittagong Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh. 6 April 2012

 8) “DNA barcoding of reptiles: Implications for venom biology research in Bangladesh" AMAM Siddiki, M A. Faiz, R.B. Currier, M.A.W. Chowdhury, B.C. Das, B.C. Sutradhar, M.M. Uddin,  A.A. Sayeed, A. Ghose, R. Harrison, Tenth Annual Scientific Conference of the Chittagong Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh. 6 April 2012

9) “DNA barcoding of reptiles: Implications for venom biology research in Bangladesh" AMAM Siddiki, M A. Faiz, R.B. Currier, M.A.W. Chowdhury, B.C. Das, B.C. Sutradhar, M.M. Uddin,  A.A. Sayeed, A. Ghose, R. Harrison, Tenth Annual Scientific Conference of the Chittagong Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh. 6 April 2012

10) “Characterization of Eimeria spp. in broiler chicken by PCR based on species-specific SCAR markers" AMAM Siddiki, D. Blake, S. Das, M. A. Alim, M. Masuduzzaman and M. A. Hossain, Ninth Annual Scientific Conference of the Chittagong Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh. 6-8 February 2012 [Winner of the Best Poster Award]

11) “Molecular characterization of Staphylococcus spp. causing subclinical mastitis in dairy cows in Chittagong" Z. Farzana, N. N. Islam, D. Biswas, K. M. Kamaruddin, M. I. Uddin and AMAM Siddiki, Ninth Annual Scientific Conference of the Chittagong Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh. 6-8 February 2012  [Winner of the 2nd Best Poster Award]

12) “Indian Rock Python- An exclusive post-mortem experience" B. C. Das, D. Biswas, S. Das, M. F. Hossain, M. A. Kashem and AMAM Siddiki, Ninth Annual Scientific Conference of the Chittagong Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh. 6-8 February 2012

13) “First record of Haematomyzus elephantis in an Asian elephant in Bangladesh" M. A. Alim, S. Das, B. C. Das, M. F. Hossain and AMAM Siddiki, Ninth Annual Scientific Conference of the Chittagong Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh. 6-8 February 2012

 14) “Analysis of global proteome of Cryptosporidium parvum sporozoites using sequence similarity-based BLAST searching" AMAM Siddiki and J M Wastling, International Conference on “Bioinformatics in Human and Animal Genome” organised by Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences Asia in Suzhou, China, 14-18 November, 2011.

15) “Analysis of post-translational modification of protein by MALDI ToF-ToF tandem mass spectrometry" AMAM Siddiki and Mike Myers, BSVER Annual Scientific Conference 2011, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh. 9-10 February, 2011

16) “Molecular Characterization and identification of Cryptosporidium and Giardia as food borne zoonoses in Bangladesh” M.A. Hossain, A.M.A.M. Zonaed Siddiki, et al. BSVER Annual Scientific Conference 2011, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh. 9-10 February, 2011

17) “Analysis of post-translational modification of protein by MALDI ToF-ToF tandem mass spectrometry" AMAM Siddiki and Mike Myers, Eighth Annual Scientific Conference of the Chittagong Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Bangladesh. 23-25 September, 2010 

18) “Molecular Characterization and identification of Cryptosporidium and Giardia as food borne zoonoses in Bangladesh” M.A. Hossain, A.M.A.M. Zonaed Siddiki, et al. Eighth Annual Scientific Conference of the Chittagong Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh. 23-25 September, 2010  [Winner of the Best Poster Award 2010]

19) “One Health in South Asia” A.M.A.M. Zonaed Siddiki, M. Begum and S A Khan. International Conference on One Health in South Asia. ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 8 April 2010.

20) “The Barcoding of Cryptosporidium: Bangladesh perspective” A.M.A.M. Zonaed Siddiki and R. Haque. Second International Conference on Barcoding of Life, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan 17-21 September, 2007.

21) “Capacity development towards risk analysis and prevention of zoonoses in Bangladesh”. A.M.A.M. Zonaed Siddiki, R. Haque, Sophie M. Latham and Jonathan M. Wastling. Annual Scientific Conference of the Chittagong Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh. 15-16 March, 2007 [Winner of the Best Poster Award 2007]

22) “Proteome analysis of CryptosporidiumA.M.A.M.Z. Siddiki and J.M. Wastling. Bioscience 2005, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Glasgow, Scotland, UK. 17-21 July, 2005.

23) “Proteome analysis of Cryptosporidium parvumA.M.A.M.Z. Siddiki and J.M. Wastling. 12th Scottish Universities Molecular Parasitology (SUMP) Kindrogan Meeting, Kindrogan, Scotland, UK. 7-9 May, 2004.

24) “Proteome analysis of Cryptosporidium parvumA.M.A.M.Z. Siddiki and J.M. Wastling. British society for Parasitology (BSP) joint malaria and spring meeting, University College Chester, Cheshire, UK, 4-7 April 2004.

25) “Proteome analysis of Cryptosporidium parvumA.M.A.M.Z. Siddiki and J.M. Wastling. Annual Post-graduate posters open day, Division of Infection and Immunity, Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, 12 May 2004.

26) “Proteome analysis of Cryptosporidium parvumA.M.A.M.Z. Siddiki and J.M. Wastling. 11th Scottish Universities Molecular Parasitology (SUMP) Kindrogan meeting, Kindrogan, Scotland, UK. March 2003.

27) “Proteome analysis of Cryptosporidium parvumA.M.A.M.Z. Siddiki and J.M. Wastling. Post-graduate poster open day, Division of Infection and Immunity, Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, 22 March, 2003.

Research Interest

My research and teaching interests have been fostered by several years worth of undergraduate teaching and mentoring at Chittagong Govt. Veterinary College (CGVC), Bangladesh. Moreover during my PhD study at University of Liverpool and University of Glasgow, I am fortunate to have the opportunity to serve as instructor for undergraduate biology students. In particular, I have taught discussion and laboratory sections for both introductory molecular and cellular biology and for introductory parasitology for three semesters each. In addition to the weekly laboratories incorporated into the molecular biology course, I taught a section of a summer school laboratory course on the principles and techniques of molecular biology. 

Most of my research in the next few years will concentrate on furthering the development of molecular disease diagnostic tools. At Chittagong my Lab is also gradually developing expertise in DNA barcoding technique which has enormous potential in molecular taxonomy. Moreover, I also organize training sessions on bioinformatics and computational biology which is a neglected but promising research area in Bangladesh. 

Professional and Training Courses Attended

1) Three weeks long training course  on “Molecular and cellular biology of parasites and vectors” organised by Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in Liverpool, UK, (7 January -1 February, 2013)

2) Five days-long Wellcome Trust Advanced Bioinformatics Course on “Working with Pathogen Genomes” organised jointly by the Wellcome Trust (UK) and Mahidol-Oxford Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. 20-24 February 2012

3) Four days-long workshop on Apicomplexan database resource training entitled “ApiDB 2007” organised by the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases (CTEGD) and the Department of Genetics at the University of Georgia, in Athens, GA, USA. 3-6 June, 2007

4) Six weeks long training course on “Computer networking and database management” organised by Ministry of foreign affairs, Government of India in cooperation with Tata consultancy services, New Delhi. INDIA. 12 Jan, 07 to 25 Feb, 2007

5) Three day long “Introductory statistics” course organised by Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK. March, 2004.

6) Two day long “Research Bioethics” course organised by Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK 20-21 March, 2004.

Workshops Attended

1) Facilitator of the Workshop on “Role of PRTC in promoting University-Industry Link of CVASU” organised by PRTC, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University at Chittagong, Bangladesh. 22 June, 2013

2) Facilitator of the National Workshop on “Recent sequencing of goat genome: Implicatons for goat research and development in Bangladesh” organised by Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University at Chittagong, Bangladesh. 17 June, 2013

3) Facilitator of the 2 days-long National Training Workshop on “Advanced genomic and bioinformatics tools for computational biology” organised by Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University at Chittagong, Bangladesh. 29-30 May, 2013

4) Facilitator of the 2 days-long National Training Workshop on “Application of Statistical software packages (SPSS, STATA and SAS) for data mining” organised by Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University at Chittagong, Bangladesh. 12-13 May, 2013

5) Facilitator of the 2 days-long National Training Workshop on “Improving Research Communication Skills” organised jointly by The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), Italy and Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University at Chittagong, Bangladesh. 15-16 April, 2013

6) Facilitator of the 2 days-long International Training Workshop on “Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in South Asian Perspective” organised jointly by The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), Italy and Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University at Chittagong, Bangladesh. 25-26 September, 2012

7) Facilitator of the 6 days-long Hands-on training Workshop on “Techniques in Molecular Biology and their applications” organised jointly by the Poultry Research and Training Centre, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University and University Grants Commission of Bangladesh HEQEP subproject (CP-2180) at  Chittagong, Bangladesh. 22-27 September, 2012

8) Facilitator of the 4 days-long training Hands-on Workshop on “Tools for Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics in DNA Barcoding” organised jointly by the Poultry Research and Training Centre, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University and University of Chittagong, Chittagong, Bangladesh. 13-16 February, 2012

9) Two day-long Workshop on “AIF mobilization and proposal writing workshop” organised by Higher education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) of University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh at Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU), 30-31 May, 2011

10) Two day-long Workshop on “Conceptualization of self assessment at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at CVASU” organised by HEQEP-UGC project team of Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU), 25-26 May, 2011

11) Facilitator of the day-long workshop on “Sustainable Research Networks” organised by The British Council. Chittagong, Bangladesh. 3 April, 2010

12) Three days-long workshop on “Building a successful international research career” organised by The British Council. Windsor, London, UK. 22-25 February, 2010

13) One day long workshop on “Research priority settings in Agriculture” organised by Bangladesh Agricultural research Council (BARC), Chittagong, Bangladesh. 20 January, 2010.

14) Three days-long workshop on “Proteomic characterization of macromolecular complexes involved in DNA metabolism” organised by International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Trieste Italy. 20-22 May, 2009

15) Three days-long workshop on “Molecular biology of Leishmania” organised by International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Trieste Italy. 23-25 October, 2008

16) One-day long workshop on “Research funding” organised by Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) in Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. 24 February 2005

17) Two-day long workshop on “Publicising your ideas- How to use the media” organised by Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, University of Cardiff, Wales, UK. 19-20 February 2005

18) One-day long workshop on “Accessing Information in developing Countries” organised by Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) in St. Catherine College, University of Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK. March, 2004

Editorial Board/ Member

1) Executive editor, Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

2) Reviewer, MEEGID Infection, Genetics and Evolution

3) Reviewer, Journal of Asiatic Society of Bangladesh

4) Reviewer, International Journal of Natural Sciences

5) Member, Advisory Board, Research in Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries

6) Editorial board member, Asian-Australasian Journal of Bioscience and Biotechnology

Membership/ Professional Role

1) Member of the Syndicate, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU).

2) Director (Research and Extension), CVASU

3) Vice-President, Bangladesh Society for Bioinformatics (BSB)

4) Co-convenor, BanglaBOL (DNA Barcoding) Forum

5) Member. American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

6) Member, International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID)

7) Member, Global Network of Bangladeshi Biotechnologists (GNOBB)

8) Member, Bangladesh Veterinary Association (BVA)

9) Member, Bangladesh Veterinary Council (BVC)

10) Member, Bangladesh Society for Veterinary Education and Research (BSVER)

11) Ex-member, British Society for Parasitology (BSP), 2002-2006

12) Life Member, Bangladesh Society for Parasitology (BSP)

13) Member, Bangladesh Society for Microbiology (BSM)

14) Member, Bangladesh Society for Veterinary Microbiology and Public Health (BSVMPH)

15) Executive member, Bangladesh Society for Advancement of Tropical Medicine (BAATM)

Funding/ Awards/ Research Grants

1) Fulbright Visiting Fellowship (2015-16) at Computational Biology Institute (CBI) of Washington University. To work on metagenomics and NGS data analyses for rapid pathogen identification.

2) DAAD Visiting Fellowship (2015), to work with Prof. Arwid Daugschies, Institute for Parasitology, Leipzig University, Germany. April-May, 2015

3) Matsumae International Fellowship (Japan).  Did not availed.

4) TWAS Associate (2014-17) nominated by the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) to work at National Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), Bangkok, Thailand. 10,000 USD (Visiting fellow).

5) University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGC)-HEQEP funded research project entitled “Capacity Enhancement for Postgraduate Research and Training at Poultry
Research and Training Centre of CVASU” (2014-2016), 122,000 US Dollar (Principal investigator)

6) Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship awarded by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) (2012-13). Washington State University, USA. (31 March- 24 May, 2014). 24000 USD

7) “Australian Alumni Excellence Award 2014” under the Endeavour Award category hosted by Australian High Commission in Bangladesh and Australian Trade Commission (Austrade). 23 January 2014

8) Training grant from Emerging Nation Science Foundation (ENSF/Italy) to attend the Lab-based training course  on “Molecular and cellular biology of parasites and vectors” organised by Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in Liverpool, UK, (7 January -1 February, 2013), 1,900 GBP

9) University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGC) funded research project entitled “Molecular characterization and identification of bovine tuberculosis and their implications for zoonotic transmission” (2013-2014), 2,000 US Dollar (Principal investigator)

10) Commonwealth Academic Fellowship by Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, UK toward working in research partnership development at University of Liverpool, UK  (20012-2013), 10,000 GB Pound Sterling (Visiting Fellowship)

11) TWAS Meeting Grant by the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) to organize International Training workshop on “Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in South Asia perspective” to be held at CVASU, Bangladesh in collaboration with 6 other Universities inside the country. (Workshop held during 25-26 September 2012), 3,000 US Dollar. (Meeting coordinator/Principal organiser)

12) Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC) funded research project entitled “Study on the prevalence of parasites of economic importance in cattle calves in coastal and hilly regions of Bangladesh” (20012-2013), 16,000 US Dollar (Co-investigator).

13) Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) fund for the project entitled “Strengthening and expansion of postgraduate research capabilities for the diagnosis, prevention and control of infectious zoonotic diseases in livestock and poultry of Bangladesh”. (2012-2015) 94,000 USD. (Co-investigator/ASPM)

14) COMSTECH-TWAS Research Grant by the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) for the project entitled “Bioinformatics approach to Cryptosporidium and capacity development for postgaduate studies and research on bioinformatics and computational biology in CVASU, Bangladesh”. (2011-2012) 2,200 US Dollar. (Principal investigator)

15) United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded Biotech Agricultural Research project entitled “Molecular Characterization and identification of important infectious and zoonotic diseases in Livestock and poultry in Bangladesh” (2012-2015), 142,000 US Dollar (Principal Investigator)

16) Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU) funded research project entitled “Developing PCR-based screening and surveillance system for animal reservoirs towards understanding the molecular epidemiology of leishmaniasis in Bangladesh” (2011-2012), 25,000 US Dollar (Co-investigator)

17) Travel grant from Emerging Nation Science Foundation (ENSF/Italy) to present the poster in International Conference on “Bioinformatics in Human and Animal Genome” organised by Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences Asia in Suzhou, China, (14-18 November, 2011), 20,000 USD

18) Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU) funded research project entitled “Pathological investigation of diseases found in the slaughtered food animal carcasses in Chittagong district” (2011-2012), 20,000 US Dollar (Co-investigator)

19) Endeavour postdoctoral fellowship (Australia) for the project entitled “Molecular epidemiology and subgenotyping of Cryptosporidium isolates available in Bangladesh”, Department of Veterinary Parasitology, University of Melbourne, Australia (2010-2011), 45,000 AUS Dollar

20) TWAS Research Grant by the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) for the project entitled “Molecular Characterization and identification of Cryptosporidium and Giardia as food borne zoonoses in Bangladesh”. (2010-2011) 25,000 US Dollar. (Co-investigator)

21) The British Council travel award under INSPIRE Talented Researcher Scheme to attend a workshop in London, United Kingdom. February 2010; 2,000 GB Pound Sterling,

22) Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC) funded research project entitled “A coordinated project on the Surveillance of important Infectious, Zoonotic and Emerging Diseases of Livestock and Poultry in Bangladesh” (2009-2012), 214,000 US Dollar (Principal investigator).

23) ICGEB Postdoctoral fellowship by International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Trieste, Italy for the project entitled “Improvement of Mass spectrometry-based identification of protein post-translational modification”.(2008-2009), 36,000 US Dollar

24) The British Council (Bangladesh) funded research project entitled “Capacity Development towards risk analysis and prevention of zoonotic diseases in Bangladesh” (2007-2009), 20,000 GB Pound Sterling (Principal investigator/Overseas coordinator)

25) Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute (BLRI) funded research project entitled “Study on the prevalence of parasitic diseases of RCC breed of cattle and its comparison with other cattle breeds of Chittagong region” (2006-2008), 20,000 US Dollar  (Principal investigator)

26) Commonwealth PhD Scholarship by Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, UK toward studying for PhD at University of Glasgow and University of Liverpool, UK (2002-2006), 45,000 GBP

27) National Science and Technology Fellowship, Government of Bangladesh, 2000-2001. 1,500 US Dollar  (Principal investigator)

Research Supervision (MS/PhD Thesis)

Ongoing

1) Md. Abdul Mannan (2012-2015) Study on prevalence and molecular characterization of Toxoplasma spp. and Sarcocystis spp. screened from slaughter animal, dairy cattle and occupational worker. PhD Thesis. Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU).

2) Md. Abdul Mannan (2014-2017) Molecular epidemiology of haemonchosis in small ruminants in Bangladesh. PhD Thesis. Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU).

3) Md. Omer Faruk (2014-2017) Molecular epidemiology of Echinococcus sp. PhD Thesis. Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU).

4) Md. Abdul Halim (2015-16) Evaluation of in vitro survival of scolices of Hyatid cysts an their drug sensitivity against conventional anthelmintics. MS Thesis. Dept. of Pharmacy, Noakhali University of Science and Technology (NUST), Bangladesh.

Completed

1) Md. Maqsud Alam (2011) Molecular identification and characterisation of Cryptosporidium xiaoi in diarrhoeic goat kids in Bangladesh. MS Thesis. Dept. of Pathology and Parasitology, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU).

2) Zinat Farzana (2012) Characterisation of Staphylococcus aureus causing bovine mastitis by molecular and biochemical approaches. MS Thesis. Dept. of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

3) S. M. Murshid Alam (2012) Characterisation of Escherichia coli causing bovine mastitis by molecular and biochemical approaches. MS Thesis. Dept. of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

4) Sohana Akter (2012-2013) Genotyping of Cryptosporidium xiaoi by sequence analysis of 18s rDNA gene in goat kids Banglades. MS Thesis. Dept. of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

5) Israt Jahan Ira (2012-2013) Molecular characterization of Eimeria spp. causing chicken coccidiosis using species-specific SCAR markers. MS Thesis. Dept. of Pharmacy, Noakhali University of Science and Technology (NUST), Bangladesh.

6) Mahmuda Begum (2012-2013) Characterisation of Staphylococcus aureus from chicken-rinse by molecular and biochemical approaches. MS Thesis. Dept. of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

7) Md. Saifur Rahman Kaosar (2012-2013) Development of suitable protocol for sensitive and rapid detection of mastitis by Amplification of ribosomal DNA Restriction Analysis (ARDRA). MS Thesis. Dept. of Pharmacy, Noakhali University of Science and Technology (NUST), Bangladesh.

8) Junaid Hossain (2012-2013) Characterisation of Streptococcus spp. causing bovine mastitis by molecular and biochemical approaches. MS Thesis. Dept. of Pharmacy, Noakhali University of Science and Technology (NUST), Bangladesh.

9) Rinky Das (2013-2014) Comparative analyses of Cryptosporidium hominis and C. parvum by Artemis genome comparison tools. MS Thesis. Dept. of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Mawlana Bhasani Science and Technology University, Bangladesh.

10) Md. Alamgir Hossain (2014-2015) DNA barcoding of different snakes available in Bangladesh. MS Thesis. Dept. of Zoology, Universityof Chittagong, Bangladesh.

11) Rafi Hatem (2014-2015) Using DNA based approach for detection of food adulteration and microbial contamination. MS Thesis. Dept. of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Science and Technology Chittagong (USTC), Bangladesh.

PhD Thesis Examiner

1) Suriyakala (2014) Scientific validation of the functional belief in regulating estrous cycle using Ficus religious (L): A study employing polycystic syndrome induced rat model. PhD Thesis. Dept. of Environmental Biotechnology. Bharatidasan University, Tamilnadu, India.

2) Sudhir Verma (2015) “Screening of molecular markers for superior lactation genes in breeds of Cows in Haryana:” PhD Thesis. Dept. of Biotechnology. Bharathiar University, Tamilnadu, India.

Teaching 

Undergraduates

Helminthology

Protozoology

Entomology

Nemathelminthes and Malacology

Clinical Parasitology

Postgraduates

General Parasitology

Helminthology

Immuno-Parasitology

Malacology

Molecular Parasitology

Zoonotic Parasites

Parasites of Pet and Laboratory Animals

Parasitic Ecology and Epidemiology

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