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Ishrat Zahan Anka
Assistant Professor and Head
Department of Aquaculture
Faculty of Fisheries


About
Qualifications
Honours
Publications


Ishrat Zahan Anka has been working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aquaculture at Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University since 2013. Recently, she completed Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (offered jointly by three internationally renowned universities; University of Highlands and Islands -(SAMS), UK; University of Crete (UoC), Greece and University of Nantes (UoN), France) in Aquaculture, Environment and Society. The program was fully funded by the European Union through the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship.  She has gained a truly global aquaculture perspective and international network in the process of her personal and professional skills. Ms. Anka has been continuing her research work since her early career focusing on emerging fish health issues and management, fish disease, and environmental impacts due to aquaculture practices.

Job Experiences

Academic

2015 to date - Assistant Professor, Department of Aquaculture, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi-4225, Chittagong, Bangladesh

2013-2015 - Lecturer, Department of Aquaculture, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi-4225, Chittagong, Bangladesh

Administrative 

2019 to date - Administrative duty as Head of the Department of Aquaculture 

2015-2017- Administrative duty as Head of the Department of Aquaculture 

2014-2015- Administrative duty as Assistant Provost of the Student hall




Contact

Email:
ishratanka@gmail.com
ishratanka@cvasu.ac.bd

Cell Phone:   +8801715-716571

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Qualifications


Educational Qualifications

2017- 2019

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Aquaculture, Environment and Society (EM JMD ACES)

University of Highlands and Islands- Scottish Association for marine science (UHI-SAMS), United Kingdom

University of Crete (UoC), Greece

University of Nantes (UoN), France

MS research project and thesis (University of Crete, Greece): ‘Zebrafish as a model for aquaculture vaccines’ 

2012-2013

MS in Aquaculture 

Department of Aquaculture, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh. Research with the thesis: ‘Health and environmental issues of emerging pangas farming in Bangladesh’

2008-2011

B. Sc. Fisheries (Hons.) - Faculty of Fisheries, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

2006-2007

H.S.C. -Higher Secondary Certificate (Science)

2005

S.S.C. -Secondary School Certificate (Science)


Trainings Received

2018

Internship under research entitled ‘Investigation of consistency of coping styles between male and female adult zebrafish by the use of T-maze behavioural test’ at the University of Crete, Greece.

Entrepreneurial Development Workshop organized by Create (Highlands and Islands Centre for Enterprise and Innovation at Inverness College UHI) at William Speirs Bruce Conference Room (John Murray Building), Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) - UHI.

2017

KStar Course – Governance, Management and Science Communications at Scottish  

Association for Marine Science (SAMS), University of Highlands and Islands (UHI) under ACES.

2016

Training Programme on Biosafety and Biosecurity of veterinary and animal Science in laboratory diagnosis and research at PRTC, CVASU and funded by Icddr’b (The International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh).

Training on Inception programme on Institutional Quality Assurance at IQAC (Institutional Quality Assurance Cell) of Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong.

2014

Training on Genomics, Proteomics and Networks in Biology Analysis held in Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU) and organized by Directorate (Research and Extension), CVASU in collaboration with University of Science and Technology Chittagong (USTC).

2013

9th Foundation Training for University Teachers -organized by the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh.


Others

Conferences

2019

Biennial Conference on ‘Fisheries in Bangladesh Blue Economy – challenges and opportunities’ organized by Fisheries Society of Bangladesh at Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh.

16th International Scientific Conference at Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong. Theme- ‘Intensification of livestock and fisheries for achieving food safety and nutritional security: challenges and opportunities.

2018

AQUA 2018-joint conference and tradeshow of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS) and the European Aquaculture Society (EAS), Montpellier, France.

UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network Conference 2018at Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling, Scotland.

2017

Scottish Seaweed Industry Association Conference at Corran Halls, Oban, Scotland, UK.

The Association of Scottish Shellfish Growers Annual Conference (Theme- ‘Scottish Cultivated Shellfish- New Horizons’) at Corran Halls, Oban, Scotland, UK.

ASCon XIV- 14th Annual Scientific Conference at Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong. Theme- ‘Achieving SDGs for Bangladesh Integrating Livestock & Fisheries resources to ensure food safety & security’.


Honours


Acedemic Awards

EM JMD ACES (Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Aquaculture, Environment and Society) under Erasmus Mundus by EU funding

National Science and Technology (NST) fellowship from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of the Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh for conducting MS research in Aquaculture


Research Grants

UGC funded a project in 2015 to set up a collection of ranges of investigated fish parasites (Completed as PI).

UGC funded a project in 2015 to investigate heavy metal pollution in some commonly available and consumed fish from Chattogram (Completed as Co-PI  with Dr. Jakia Sultana Jothi as PI).


Membership

EMA (Erasmus Mundus Association) Member 

WAS (World Aquaculture Society) Member-Asian Chapter

FSB (FISHERIES SOCIETY OF BANGLADESH) life-time member

IVVN (International Veterinary Vaccinology Network) Member 

KIB (Krishibid Institution Bangladesh) Member


Publications


Publications

JS Jothi, IZ Anka, S Hashem and S Morshed (2018). Assessment of heavy metal concentration in edible fish muscle and water sample collected from different locations in Chittagong: a public health concern. Ukrainian Food Journal. 7(3): 464-471.

MAR Faruk and IZ Anka (2017). An overview of diseases in fish hatcheries and nurseries. Fundamental and Applied Agriculture. 2(3): 311-316, doi: 10.5455/faa.277539.

IZ Anka, JS Jothi, J Sarker, A Talukder and MS Islam (2016). Growth performance and survival of guppy (Poecilia reticulata): different formulated diets effect. Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Research. 2(3), 451-457; doi: 10.3329/ajmbr.v2i3.30117. ISSN 2411-4472 (Print) 2412-5571 (Online).

JS Jothi, N Yeasmin, IZ Anka and S Hashem (2016). Chromium and lead contamination in commercial poultry feeds of Bangladesh. International Journal of Agricultural Research Innovation and Technology. 6(2):57-60.

A Talukder, D Mallick, SN Mandal, IZ Anka, MK Shiuli, T Hasin and S Sarker (2016). Impact of rainfall on Spatio-temporal distribution of sediment organic matter along the Chittagong Coast, Bangladesh. Res.Agric. Livest. Fish. 3 (1): 175-186.

A Talukder, D Mallick, T Hasin, IZ Anka and MM Hasan (2016).Spatio-temporal variability in hydro-chemical characteristics of coastal waters of Salimpur, Chittagong along the Bay of Bengal. Journal of Fisheries 4(1): 335-344. DOI: 10.17017/jfish.v4i1.2016.104.

MM Hasan, MAR Faruk, IZ Anka and MAK Azad (2013). Investigation on fish health and diseases in rural pond aquaculture in three districts of Bangladesh. Journal of the Bangladesh Agricultural University.11(2):377-84.

IZ Anka, MAR Faruk, MM Hasan and MAK Azad (2013). Environmental issues of emerging Pangas (Pangasianodon  hypophthalmus) farming. Progress. Agric. 24 (1 & 2): 159-170.

MAR Faruk, MM Hasan, IZ Anka and MK Parvin (2012). Trade and Health issues of ornamental fishes in Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Prog. Sci. & Tech. 10(2): 163-168; July, 2012.

MAR Faruk, MI Mausumi, IZ Anka and MM Hasan (2012).  Effects of temperature on the Egg production and Growth of monosex nile tilapia Orechromis niloticasfry. Bangladesh. Res. Pub. J. 7(4):367-377. 


Proceedings

Study on fish disease and health management in rural aquaculture. MAR Faruk, MM Hasan, IZ Anka and MAK Azad (2013). Bangladesh Agricultural University research Progress. Volume 24, 05-06 October, 2013.

Bioaccumulation of heavy metals in marine fish in Chittagong.JS Jothi, IZ Anka, S Hashem, S Morshed and MK-Ul-Alam (2015). Proceedings of 12th Annual Scientific Conference, 25-26 April, 2015 at Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong.

Fish Vaccines: Present Status and Future Prospects. MAR Faruk and IZ Anka (2019). National Fisheries Week Sankalon, 2019.

 

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