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The First Private University in Bangladesh

Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology

About Us
The Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, North South University comprises of three disciplines of Applied Life Science: Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology. The department also offer two General Education courses (GED), Biology and Chemistry for students of other discipline. The research-oriented fields of biology give the knowledge of living systems, ranging from whole organisms up to molecular and atomic levels, that we eventually apply to improve the quality of life. Living in the era of modern biology, the demand for the basic and up-to-date knowledge of life sciences is of the greatest. With this view, the Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology provides students with an excellent opportunity to obtain quality education in biochemistry, microbiology, biotechnology, molecular genetics, bioinformatics and immunology. Students get both a breadth of knowledge as well as in-depth training in a specific area of research to prepare them completely for a promising career in biological science.
A.     Commencement and History
The MSc. in Biotechnology program started at NSU in the summer of 2006 with 11 students. The BSc. in Microbiology and BSc. in Biochemistry & Biotechnology programs were introduced back in the spring of 2007 with a total of 10 students

B.      Growth and Development


The mission of this department is to provide programs composed of courses which are structured to equip students with a solid foundation in the biological sciences, alongside training them at the forefront of research.  The department aims to develop the leadership quality in the students with a vision and capacity to carry out the mission, and make a significant difference locally and globally in the field of biological science.


The vision of this department is to reach national and international recognition for excellence, innovation and regional engagement.  


-    To provide qualified graduates in national and international level to contribute in the field of biological science.

-    To demonstrate their ability to work successfully as a member of a professional team and function effectively.

C.      Programs offered:

The department currently offers three degree programs:

  1. 4 years undergraduate program for BSc. (Hons) in Biochemistry & Biotechnology (BBT)
  2. 4 years undergraduate program for BSc. (Hons) in Microbiology (MIC)
  3. 1 and a half year graduate program for MSc. in Biotechnology

The department uses American curriculum-based teaching approach which incorporates a wide range of elective courses in addition to the core-subject courses to promote development of broader, well-rounded students.

Adminission Requirement

For BS programs Minimum GPA of 3.5 in both S.S.C. and H.S.C. Minimum average grade point of 2.5 in five subjects in O-level and 2.0 in two subjects in A-level. Note: Admission test is waived for candidates with minimum score of 1200 in SAT (Math + Critical Reading) and TOEFL score of 213 in CBT or 79 in IBT or 5.5 in IELTS.  For MS programs A three/four-year Bachelor degree or Master’s degree in Biochemistry, Genetic Engineering, Agriculture, Pharmacy or any other Biological Sciences MBBS, BDS, MD or an equivalent professional degree in Medical Sciences including Dentistry, BS in Physiotherapy At least Second Class in all exams or a minimum CGPA of 2.75 on a 4-point scale. Image already added      

How to Apply

Undergraduate Each semester undergraduate admission test is arranged by NSU, which is announced in NSU web site.  Form Submission Procedures: Application Forms are available for Tk.1000 from Southeast Bank, Bashundhara Branch. One can also download application forms from the NSU Website:, payment of Tk.1000 must be made with pay order during submission of application. Candidates of GCE O & A levels will have to pay Tk. 500/-, as certificate verification charge  to the NSU Account s Office before submitting application form to the Registrar’s Office. Applicants are requested to attach the following documents at the time of submission of the  Application Form: a) Original HSC Registration Card with one photocopy or Copy of Passport (for O &      A level students) (mandatory). b)  Four copies of passport size photographs (mandatory), three are glued and stapled      in the form. c)  Photocopies of the following (i)     SSC/O’level marksheet (mandatory) (ii)   SSC/O’Level certificate (mandatory) (iii) HSC/A'Level marksheet (mandatory) (iv)  HSC/A’Level certificate (If available) d)  Two letter of recommendations/Testimonials from Teachers/Head Master/Principal (if      available). Forms can be submitted in the Registrar’s Office on announced dates. Admission exam cover Math, English and Science fields. (Exam duration: 3 hours) Graduate MS in Biotechnology: Each semester MS student admission circular is published in some reputed national daily Journals, such as, Daily Prothom Alo, Daily Ittefaq and Daily Star and also in NSU web site.  Form Submission Procedures:  Application Forms are available for Tk.1500 from United Commercial Bank, Bashundhara Branch.  One can also download application forms from the NSU Website:, payment of Tk.1500 must be made with pay order during submission of application.  Applicants are requested to attach the following documents at the time of submission of the Application Form: a)  Two copies of passport size photographs (mandatory), three are glued and stapled in the form b)  Photocopies of the following (attested) (i)    SSC/O’level marksheet (mandatory) (ii)   SSC/O’Level certificate (mandatory) (iii) HSC/A'Level marksheet (mandatory) (iv)  HSC/A’Level certificate (mandatory) (v)    BS marksheet (mandatory) (vi)  BS certificate (if available)  Forms can be submitted in the office of Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology .   Both written and viva exam are held on the announced date.   Please contact for further information: Department of Biochemistry and MicrobiologySAC 8th Floor, Bashundhara, Dhaka 1229     Tel     : 880-2-55668200 ext: 1915, 1917, 1921Email: / Web:                         OR NSU Admission & Information OfficeLevel 1, Bashundhara, Dhaka-1229Tel: 880-2-55668200, Ext: 4001/5002/5004Email: admissions@northsouth.eduWeb: Image already added      

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Grading Policy

Grading policies Grading System Required GPA for degree Probation Grading System Letter grades indicating the quality of course work completed are interpreted as follows:    Numerical Scores    Letter Grade  Grade Points/                 Per Credit  93 and above  A  Excellent  4.0  90-92  A-  3.7  87-89  B+  3.3  83-86  B Good  3.0  80-82  B-  2.7  77-79  C+  2.3  73-76  C Average  2.0  70-72  C-  1.7  67-69  D+  1.3  60-66  D Poor  1.0  Below 60  F* Failure  0.0  I** Incomplete      W** Withdrawal       * Credits for courses with this grade do not apply towards graduation. ** Credits for courses with this grade do not apply towards graduation and they are not accepted in the calculation of the grade point average.   The exact cut off points for assigning letter grades is at the discretion of individual instructor. The same applies to the assignment of + or – after a letter grade. It is meant to give more flexibility so that shades of performance can be distinguished and rewarded. The + and – has a value of 0.3 grade point.   Grade point average Students' grade point averages are numerical values obtained by dividing the total grade points earned by the credit attempted. Only courses graded A, A-, B, B-, C+, C-, D-, D and F are used to determine credits attempted. Only the grades earned in the courses that are required for a degree are included in the GPA calculation. Grades earned in the other courses are reported on the transcript but are not counted in calculated GPA. GPA- class equivalent NSU students are graded on GPA. Comparison of the GPA earned by NSU student to the Classes earned by students in other universities in the country is as follows:                         GPA 3.00 and above  = First class                         GPA 2.50 to 2.99       = Second class                         GPA 2.00 to 2.49       = Third class   Grade change Grade change is strongly discouraged. Letter grades may be changed only for posting error or errors in calculation. If a grade change is inevitable, it must be completed within one semester following the submission of the grade. The program directors and department chairs will ask for necessary papers and records to substantiate the grade change.   Incomplete (I) The grade of incomplete (I) may be used in special circumstances. The incomplete may be given only at the end of a semester to a student whose work is progressing, but who has left unfinished a small amount of work for completion without further class attendance. The instructor must file with register an incomplete Grade from describing the work to be completed, indicating a tentative final grade to be assigned if the work is not completed and the time period in which the work must be completed (no longer than the following semester). The student has the responsibility to take initiative in completing the work and is expected to make up the incomplete as specified by the instructor. If action is not taken the "I" grade will revert to the tentative final grade. The final grade becomes an "F" if no tentative grade is assigned. In the event the instructor from whom a student received an incomplete is not available, the disposition of a case involving an incomplete grade resides with the Head of the Department. The grade "I" must be replaced within one semester after the grade is assigned.   Withdrawal (W) The grade Withdrawal (W) is assigned when a student officially drops a course during the period between end of third and sixth weeks. Prior to that time if a student drops a course no entry is made on the academic record. A "W" does not affect the student's GPA.   Retaking courses Students may choose to repeat a course, but such repetition will be allowed for only once in each course. The current policy regarding retaking courses is as follows: (a)  A student may retake a course/s if the grade is B (plain) or lower. (b)  The chance will be given only once for a course. (c)  The best grade will be counted for CGPA calculation. (d)  The above policy will be applicable to all students (graduate / undergraduate) studying at       NSU. When a student retakes a course in which s/he must apply not to include the "F" grade(s) in her CGPA calculation. An "F" grade earned in any credit course will be used to calculate CGPA until the course is retaken and an application is submitted. The retake policy in case of courses with "F" grades will apply immediately to all students at NSU irrespective of their date of enrolment. Students who wish to retake a course again will be assessed tuition and applicable fees. A prescribed retake form is available in the registers office. Students must fill it out and submit it to the Registers office.   Abandoning course Grade F will be recorded for students who have not fulfilled academic obligations and have not obtained a grade, and for students who abandon their course without officially withdrawing from a course.   Required GPA for Degree Undergraduate: The student requires 2.5 CGPA for getting BSc degree. Graduate: The student requires 3.0 CGPA for getting MSc degree.   ** For Graduate student having CGPA lower than 3.2 might not be included in thesis group by the department.   Probation Probation will be given to the student having CGPA lower than 2.0 for both Undergraduate and Graduate programs. Probation is count as a warning to the student to increase his/her CGPA. Student will be given three consecutive semesters to increase his/her CGPA to 2.0.  After third probation student will be dismissed from the program. Image already added      


EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES   National Seminar on “Oxygen: A friend & Foe” Keynote Speaker:        Professor Kozi Asada, Department of Biotechnology,                                     Fukuyama University, Japan                                     November 2008                                      Seminar on “DNA Technology in Criminal Investigation” Keynote speaker:       Dr. Sharif Akhteruzzaman,                                    Head of National Forensic DNA Profiling Laboratory,                                    Dhaka Medical College                                    February 2010                       Seminar on “Cervical Cancer- Prevalence and it’s Prevention” at NSU                    Life Sciences Festival on December 2011 Field trips: LalTeer Seed Limited, Gazipur on May, 2012                  National Bio-fair. July 2012                                                                                    Study Tour 2013: Shundorbon Image already added      


The department offers TWO undergraduate programs: BS in Biochemistry & Biotechnology Course curriculum for batches up to 151 Course curriculum for batches 152 and onwards Learning Objectives: To provide basic knowledge on the extensive fields of the biochemistry and biotechnology To build a strong background on various laboratory tools and methods used in relevant fields. To develop the ability to select and apply appropriate research techniques.  To develop the ability to search literature and online journals effectively  To develop oral and written communication skills in scientific settings. To produce competent student who will be able to understand different areas of biochemistry and relate them to the relevant applications used in biotechnology. To develop the ability to work in teams during experimental and research works.  To create an awareness on basic biosafety and bioethical issues. To develop skills to qualify for a broad range of research institutes, academia or industries.   Learning outcome: Understand and apply the basic concepts and techniques of biochemistry and biotechnology Ability to work independently in laboratory and have interpersonal skills. Develop communication skills in presenting research findings through effective oral and written presentations Gain familiarity with the scientific literature, including online journals and publications, and critical analysis of experimental data. Identify ethical, regulatory and safety issues related to different fields of research. Demonstrate a commitment to professional integrity and understand the fundamental of working in teams for success Integrate and translate knowledge in biotechnology to new approaches towards biopharmaceuticals, industrial sectors or for higher studies. BS in Microbiology Course curriculum for batches up to 151 Course curriculum for batches 152 and onwards   Learning objectives: To build graduates with solid foundation in the field of Microbiology. To develop graduates with skills in molecular and microbiological laboratory techniques. To familiarize students with bioinformatics and statistical tools to analyze biological data. To produce graduates capable of designing and executing scientific experiments independently. To develop graduates aware of biosafety and bioethical issues. To develop graduates with strong oral and written communication skills. To generate competent graduates to serve home and abroad. Learning outcome: Graduates from North South University are expected to develop the following competencies upon completion of their degree in Microbiology. Understand and apply the basic concepts and techniques of Microbiology Able to work in the laboratory independently or as a part of a team. Able to analyze and present scientific data through written or oral presentation. Demonstrate the capacity to review and evaluate scientific paper. Able to identify ethical, regulatory and safety issues related to different fields of research. Demonstrate a commitment to professional integrity and understand the fundamental s of team work. For both the undergraduate programs, students have to complete 133 credits courses of taught, laboratory, seminar and GED courses. The department offers three General Education Courses (GED) for other non-biological science undergraduate programs GED Courses for Non-Biological Department Image already added      


The department offers ONE graduate programs: MS in Biotechnology Course curriculum Course curriculum As Per UGC approval MS in Biotechnology learning objectives: To enhance depth of understanding of the current knowledge and skills in Biological sciences and biodiversity of the surroundings. To produce the competent student who will be able to comprehend and relate different sectors of biotechnology and contribute in the respective fields. To provide knowledge on ethics, biosafety issues and other components within the biotechnology industries in commercial settings. To build up skills of research methodology used in biotechnology. To develop effective oral and written communication skills in scientific settings and follow the development worldwide in the field. To develop skills to qualify for a broad range of positions in research, industries, consultancy, education and public administration, or for further education in a doctoral program. MS in Biotechnology learning outcome Apply concepts and principles of the sciences that are fundamental to discipline of biotechnology. Integrate and translate knowledge in Biotechnology to new approaches towards biopharmaceuticals and industrial sectors. Be able to analyze and derive logical conclusions based on acquired knowledge, available information, and systematic procedure. Identify regulatory/ ethical, societal and environmental factors and their impact on Biotechnological advancement, biopharmaceutical research and innovation, and business. Understand the fundamental of communication and working with others for success. Able to fit into diversified job sectors or pursue higher academic qualification. Apply Now Image already added      

Research Laboratories

TEACHING & RESEARCH LABORATORIES: The Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at North South University (NSU) provide a substantial inventory of modern biochemical, biotechnological and microbiological instrumentation in support of teaching and research. The students will have the opportunities to utilize these laboratories and equipments in their regular undergraduate and graduate laboratories courses and this has made the department unique among other public and private universities in Bangladesh. Furthermore, students have to choose one of the laboratory based research projects, to complete their MSc thesis or Undergraduate research project. The department has been well-equipped with the following laboratories: General Biology and Chemistry Laboratory  Microbiology Laboratory Biochemistry and Immunology Laboratory Molecular Biology Laboratory  Food and Nutrition Laboratory   General Biology & Chemistry Laboratory   The state-of-the-art Chemistry Laboratory provides training especially in basic chemistry to First year undergraduate students. The lab can provide space up to 45 students.  The lab is facilitated with equipments, glass ware and demonstrator or technician.     Microbiology Laboratory   The research interests of the microbiology laboratory are wide ranging, and encompass the study of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells using the methods of microbiology. Various sectors of modern science including industrial, agricultural, environmental and medical microbiology are studied in this department. Outstanding institutional core facilities and collaborative work with other universities and local and international research institutes such as International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) provide access to the latest research technologies. Briefly, the research interests of the department are: Alternative medicine investigates isolation of bacteriophages from natural environments of Bangladesh and their promising use in phage therapy. It also focuses on investigating antibacterial properties of plant products against multidrug resistant E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus.  Environmental microbiology research investigates plant-microbe interaction and Bioremediation using traditional methods and molecular techniques. Food Microbiology explores microbiological analysis of street-vended and ready-to-eat foods in Bangladesh. It also provides water quality testing in Bangladesh. Industrial microbiology explores the metabolic abilities of microbial cells to develop new technologies and novel products for industrial applications. Medical microbiology studies molecular epidemiology and pathogenetic mechanisms of various pathogens including E. coli,V. parahaemolyticus and V. cholera. It also focuses on the interaction of different pathogens with the nematode host C. elegans.  It also investigates evolution and genetics of microorganisms using bioinformatics analysis. Biochemistry and Immunology Laboratory Clinical Biochemistry is the study of the chemical and biochemical processes of the body in relation to disease. This is a laboratory-based service which exists to help clinicians in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. Laboratory analysis of blood, urine, faeces and other body fluids and tissues is performed using a range of techniques from simple manual procedures to those using complex scientific instrumentation. Furthermore the laboratory extended its present work in Immunology. The lab emphasizes on the use of different techniques to analyze and characterize cell population, identify molecules involved in the regulation of immune system, detect extracellular or cell-associated molecules involved in the pathogenesis due to infection, inflammation, malignancy as well as autoimmunity. The laboratory research work emphasizes on identifying the role cytokines in inflammation as risk factor associated with coronary artery disorders. The objective of the laboratory is the development of the clinical immunology used in health and diseases. The laboratory has been equipped with Inverted and general microscopes, Hybridization platform, Biochemical analyzer, ELISA reader, Micro plate incubator, pH meter, Spectrophotometer, Colorimeter, , Hot Air Oven, table top and ultra high centrifuges, Electronic Balance, Hotplate magnetic stirrer, Water bath and vortex machines.   Molecular Biology Laboratory Lab room SAC412 is a laboratory devoted to biological research at molecular level for teaching and research purposes. The lab deals with interdisciplinary biology work emphasis on molecular level study of bio-systems. The molecular biology lab of NSU is a premier research facility in the frontier areas of modern biology. The objectives of the lab are to aid in the development of biotechnology in Bangladesh on a sound basis, conduct training courses in advance areas of biology for undergraduate and graduate students of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology. The laboratory has been equipped with Real Time PCR System, Hybridization platform, PCR cabinet, Gel Documentation, Biosafety cabinet Class II, PCR cabinet, Incubator, table top and ultra high centrifuges, Electronic Balance, Hotplate magnetic stirrer, Water bath and vortex machines.   Food and Nutrition Laboratory The primary goal of the this laboratory is: To acquire detailed knowledge regarding the biological basis of nutrition and the mechanisms by which diet can influence health.  This includes a basic understanding of metabolism, physiology, molecular genetics, epidemiology and biostatistics. To develop laboratory skills required for modern biochemical and molecular studies of nutrition and its role in health and disease.  This includes the quantitative analysis and interpretation of results. To attain skills in developing research proposals for the study of human nutrition.  This requires the integration of knowledge about cellular and molecular biology, modern molecular genetics, and human physiology with concepts in nutritional sciences related to diet and disease. The lab is a modern nutritional biochemistry research laboratory equipped with a Rotary Evaporator, Soxhlet apparatus, UV/visual spectophotometer, pH meter, table top and ultra high centrifuges, and a laminar flow hood among other standard equipment. This laboratory is used by students and faculty for research and teaching purposes.     Image already added      

Equipment Facilities

The department has several modern equipments for biochemistry, biotechnology and microbiology research. Some of the major equipment includes:   Biochemistry Analyzer   StatFax 3300, Awareness Technology Inc             Hybridization Platform   DAKO,Model:P/N: S2451                       Real Time PCR System   ECO qPCR Real time PCR System; ILLumina Inc         Spectrophotometer (U/Vvisible)   Biophotometer Plus:P/N6132000008; includes 4x uvette (P/N: 0030106300); Eppendorf AG     Micro plate Incubator (Shaker) Temperature 25-40°C   StatFax 2200,Awarness Technology inc           CO2 Incubar (for tissue culture)   3517-2, Shiaon Manufacturing inc       Orbital Shaker Incubator   WIS-20         Incubator MMM.Model:Incucell 111   Glass Drying Oven MMM.Model:Ecocell 55   Hot Air Oven MMM. Model: Ecocell 111; capacity:111L       Cabinet:   Bio-safety Class II cabinet AC2-3E1,ESCO Micro pte,Ltd. Singapore PCR cabinet PCR-3A1, ESCO Micto pte,Ltd. Singapore Laminar Air Flow AHC-3D1, ESCO Micto pte,Ltd. Singapore   High Speed Refrigerated Micro Centrifuge   Eppendorf 5415R:p/n:5426000018+5425737             Electronic Balance   BOECO.Model:BEL 31 BOECO.Model:BEB 55; Readiability: 0.01g           Programmable Digital Autoclave   HIRAYAMA,Model:HG-50   Gel Documentation System   Biometra GmbH, Model:UVSoloTS               ELISA Reader   Thermo Scientific (part of Themo Fisher Sientific, multiscan EX)             Microscope   General Microscope Human GmbH   Inverted Microscope Primo Vert; Carl Zeiss Microimaging GmbH     Water Distillation Unit   STUART (Supplied by:keison products; UK) Model:W4000     De-ionized Water Plant   Smart2pure UV/UF (6 Ltr/hr); Thermo Scientific,carl zessis.       Ultra Sonicator   Branson. Model: 2210 Rotary Evaporator IKA,Germany(a part of Thermo Fisher Scientific,USA. Model: RV10 basic               Table Top Centrifuge   Centrifuge 5702,Eppendrof AG   Hot Plate & Magnetic Stirrer   TORREY PINES, Modes:HS10-2           Heating Mantles BOECO,Model:KM-ME               Water bath   Digisystem,DSB-1000E           Vortex   VM. VM-2000             Thermostats with digital microprocessor control with stainless steel bath   DG System, Model: DSB1000B         Digital pH Meter   HACG Company, Crison instrument Model: sensION+pH3model,desk top with probe   Liquid Nitrogen Container   Camlab, Model: SB/9901080   Image already added      

Ongoing Research

North South University Own Funded Research: Nutritional and anti-nutritional assessment of Bangladeshi fruits and vegetables Screening for Enzyme-producing microorganisms in order to utilize in industry, bioremediation and biodegradation.  Comparison of antioxidant content of Bangladeshi fruits and develop a dietary guideline. Other Ongoing Research: Infectious disease immunology and molecular biology with different diagnostic approaches on hepatitis, dengue and pulmonary tuberculosis. Association of candidate gene polymorphisms with life style related Bioinformatics approach to understand the secondary cell wall polymers distribution and synthesis in bacteria. Comparative genomic studies in understanding the probiotic function of gut bacteria (Bioinformatics approach) Bioinformatics approach to understand the different antibiotic resistance mechanisms in bacteria and fungi. Food adulteration in Bangladeshi market. Image already added      


Faculty Members’ Publications: 2018 Hossain MJ, Biswas S, Shahriar M, Chowdhury MM, Islam S, Ahsan CR, et al. Phytochemical Screening, Antimicrobial Activity, Antioxidant Capacity And In Vivo Anticancer Activity of Lannea Coromandelica Bark Extracts. IOSR J Pharm Biol Sci Ver II [Internet]. 2018;13 (3, Ver II):19–25. Hossain M, Alam M, Khaleque A, Islam S, Sadique A, Khan N, et al. Virulence-Related Genes Identified from the Genome Sequence of the Non-O1/Non-O139 Vibrio cholerae Strain VcN1, Isolated from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Genome Announc. 2018;6 (10):1–2. Jain M, Islam, Sohidul, Zisanur Rahman, A S M, Akhtar S, Kazi, Hasan N, et al. Molecular analysis of hemagglutinin, neuraminidase, matrix genes provide insight into the genetic diversity of seasonal H3N2 human influenza a viruses in Bangladesh during July–August, 2012. Virus Disease. 2018 Mahbubul Hasan SM, Abhinandan Chowdhury and Chaman Ara Keya*Urease: The Ultimate Therapeutic Target for Helicobacter pylori. Int J cell Sci&molboil. Volume 3 Issue 5 - February 2018, DOI: 10.19080/IJCSMB.2018.03.555625 Smith, Garon C., Hossain, Md Mainul, “3-D Topo Surface Visualization of Metal Anti-Buffering: An Unexpected Behavior in Complexometric Titrations, Chem. Educ., 2018, in review 4/19/18. 2017 Nadim Hasan K, Khaleque MA, Anjum Shejuti N, Wasi T, Islam S. Prevalence of Hepatitis B Virus Seromarkers and Associated Risk Factors in Young Healthy Individuals in Bangladesh: Implications for Preventive Strategies. Hepat Mon [Internet]. 2017 Jun 6;17(6). Mohammad Uzzal Hossain, Keshob Chandra Das, U.S. Mahzabin Amin, Chaman Ara Keya and Md. Salimullah*.Sorting Out Non-Synonymous Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Leads to Novel Biomarker Discovery for Disease Prognosis.Curr Trends Biomedical Eng & BiosciVolume 3 Issue 2 - April 2017 , DOI:10.19080/CTBEB.2016.01.555608 Rahman, Mahmudur; Rana, Masud; Nasreen, Zinia; Hossain, Md Mainul; and Sharmin, Ayesha, “Treatment of Reactive Dye Containing Textile Wastewater Using Microwave Assisted Synthesized Poly (diallydimethyl Ammonium Chloride), Bangladesh Acad. Sci.,2017, 41(2), 165-174. Smith, Garon C.; Hossain, Md Mainul, “Visualization of Metal Ion Buffering via Three-Dimensional Topographic Surfaces (TOPOS) of Complexometric Titrations” Chem. Educ., 2017, 94(12), 1911–1917. Smith, Garon C.; Hossain, Md Mainul, “3-D Topo Surface Visualization of Acid-Base Species Distributions: Corner Buttes, Corner Pits, Curving Ridge Crests and Dilution Plains”, Chem Educ., 2017, in press. 2016 Hasan KN, Khaleque A, Majumder AK, Rahman M. Bioresearch Communications Identification of compound heterozygosity for a rare beta-globin gene mutation , codon 15 ( -T ) with a common mutation IVS1-5 ( G > C ) by direct sequencing in a Bangladeshi patient . Bioresearch Commun. 2016;02(02):245–8. Hossain MU, Hashem A, Keya CA, Salimullah M. Therapeutics Insight with Inclusive Immunopharmacology Explication of Human Rotavirus A for the Treatment of Diarrhea. Front Pharmacol [Internet]. 2016 Jun 23;7. Available from: Hossain MU, Khan MA, Rakib-Uz-Zaman SM, Ali MT, Islam MS, Keya CA, et al. Treating Diabetes Mellitus: Pharmacophore Based Designing of Potential Drugs from Gymnema sylvestre against Insulin Receptor Protein. Biomed Res Int [Internet]. Hindawi Publishing Corporation; 2016;2016:1–14. Available from: Khaleque MA, Keya CA, Hasan KN, Hoque MM, Inatsu Y, Bari ML. Use of cloves and cinnamon essential oil to inactivate Listeria monocytogenes in ground beef at freezing and refrigeration temperatures. LWT - Food Sci Technol [Internet]. 2016 Dec;74(74):219–23. Available from: Uzzal Hossain M, Zaffar Shibly A, Md Omar T, Tous Zohora F, Sara Santona U, Hossain MJ, et al. Towards finding the linkage between metabolic and age-related disorders using semantic gene data network analysis. Bioinformation [Internet]. Biomedical Informatics Publishing Group; 2016;12(1):22–7. Available from: Hossain MU, Khan MA, Hashem A, Islam MM, Morshed MN, Keya CA, et al. Finding Potential Therapeutic Targets against Shigella flexneri through Proteome Exploration. Front Microbiol [Internet]. Frontiers; 2016 Nov 22;7:1817. Available from: Akhtar T, Rahman MR, Biswas S, Perveen R, Alam MS, Khanum FA, et al. Identification of Microbial Contamination of Popular Fruits of Bangladesh and Assessment the Effects of Alternative Preservatives Instead of Formalin. Am J Microbiol Res [Internet]. Science and Education Publishing; 2016 Sep 6;4(5):138–42. Available from: 2015 Hossain M, Egan SA, Coffey T, Ward PN, Wilson R, Leigh JA, et al. Virulence related sequences; insights provided by comparative genomics of Streptococcus uberis of differing virulence. BMC Genomics [Internet]. BioMed Central; 2015 Dec 23;16(1):334. Available from: Islam S, Rahman O, Hossain M, Khaleque A. Antioxidant Activity of Some Common Seasonal Fruits of Bangladesh. Biores Comm. 2015;1(11). Kibria KMK, Hossain ME, Sultana J, Sarker SA, Bardhan PK, Rahman M, et al. The Prevalence of Mixed Helicobacter pylori Infections in Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Subjects in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Helicobacter [Internet]. 2015 Oct;20(5):397–404. Available from: Kumar Majumder A, Khaleque A, Hasan KN, Meem LS, Akhteruzzaman S. Two Cases of Klinefelter Syndrome Identified by Quantitative Fluorescence PCR (QF-PCR) Method. Biores Comm. 2015;1(11):17–21. Rahaman MH, Islam T, Colwell RR, Alam M. Molecular tools in understanding the evolution of Vibrio cholerae. Front Microbiol [Internet]. Frontiers Media SA; 2015;6:1040. Available from: Smith GC, Hossian MM. 3-D Visualization of Buffer Capacity Topos: Buffer Ridges, Equivalence Point Canyons and Dilution Ramps. J Chem Educ. 2015;93(1):122–30.  Li, Kang, Enen Guo, Muktadir S. Hossain, Qingrong Li, Yang Cao, Ling Tian, Xiaojuan Deng, and Sheng Li. 2015. “Bombyx E75 Isoforms Display Stage- and Tissue-Specific Responses to 20-Hydroxyecdysone.” Scientific Reports 5 (July): 12114. doi:10.1038/srep12114. Kurihara, Takeshi, Hideki Arimochi, Zaied Ahmed Bhuyan, Chieko Ishifune, Hideki Tsumura, Morihiro Ito, Yasuhiko Ito, Akiko Kitamura, Yoichi Maekawa, and Koji Yasutomo. 2015. “CD98 Heavy Chain Is a Potent Positive Regulator of CD4+ T Cell Proliferation and Interferon-Gamma Production In Vivo.” Edited by Simona Stäger. PLOS ONE 10 (10): e0139692. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0139692. 2014 Afrad MH, Matthijnssens J, Afroz SF, Rudra P, Nahar L, Rahman R, et al. 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Bang J Med Sci. 18(1), 58-61 (2012). Ishtiaq Mahmud, Mousomi Akter, Nuruzzaman Masum, M A Khaleque, Zillur Rahman, Rowshan Ara Islam, M Sohrab Alam, Emran Kabir Chowdhury, Shahdat Hossain. Serum Homocysteine and its Association with Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). J Bang Soc Pharm Professionals. 1(II), 11-26 (2012) . Kazi Nadim Hasan, Fahmida Nasrin, M Abu Taher, Sharif Neaz, Sohidul Islam, Obaidur Rahman, Ishrat Jabeen, M Abdul Khaleque, Sharif Akhteruzzaman. Comparative analysis of hepatitis C Virus (HCV) RNA, Anti-HCV and Liver Transaminase Levels as Markers and Predictors of infectivity in HCV infection. BJMS 2012; 18(2):120-125. Sohidul Islam, Lamyah Sultana Meem, Kazi Nadim Hasan, M abdul Khaleque, Obaidur Rahman. Multidrug resistance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from Burn Patients. BJMS 2012; 18(2): 132 - 134. 2011 Md Abdul Khaleque, Ajit Bharti and Stuart K. Calderwood. 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Monir Uddin Ahmed, Faisal Arif Hasan Chawdhury , Maqsud Hossain, Zafar Sultan, Mansur Alam, Gazi Salahuddin, Ashraful Alam, Khairun Nessa, Shamsun Nahar, Shama-A-Waris,Anadil Alam, and Motiur Rahman. Monitoring antimicrobial susceptibility of Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolated from Bangladesh during 1997-2006: Emergence and pattern of drug resistant isolates. Journal of Health Population and Nutrition -0910:1466 Vol.: 28 (2010) ( In Press) 2009 Islam S, Oh H, Jalal S, Ciofu O, Høiby N and Wretlind B. Chromosomal mechanisms of aminoglycoside resistance in P. aeruginosa isolates from cystic fibrosis patients. Clinical Microbiology & Infect, 2009 Jan; 15(1):60-6 Ali Azam Talukder, AKM Firoj Mahmud, Maqsud Hossain, SAM Khairul Bashar, Sarder A Nayeem, Jonaid Shafiq and Donald James Gomes Overview of Neisseria gonorrhoeae: A sexual transmitted disease causing bacterium. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Sciences, January 2009, 14 (2), 93-102. Maqsud Hossain, Ali Azam Talukder, S A M Khairul Bashar, Sarder A Nayeem, Jonaid Shafiq, Donald James Gomes, Fariza Shams An overview on Tuberculosis - Causative agent, Epidemiology, Management and Vaccination Bangladesh Journal of Medical Sciences, June 2009, 15 (1) , 1-8. Maqsud Hossain, Ali Azam Talukder, Fariza Shams Prevalence of Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) among pregnant women attending a maternal and child health care delivery unit in Bangladesh. BangladeshJournal of Medical Sciences, June 2009, 15 (1), 62-65. Hossain MM, Talukder AA, Shams F, Bashar SAMK, Nayeem SA, Shafiq J & Gomes DJ. 2009. An overview on tuberculosis – Causative agent, epidemiology, management and vaccination [Editorial]. Bangladesh J Med Sci. 15(1): 1-8. Chakraborty SK, Harun-Or-Rashid, Haque ME & Gomes DJ. 2009. Effect of acid demineralization, freeze-drying and gamma-irradiation on the tensile and elongation properties of human femoral head cancellous bone segments. Bangladesh J Med Sci. 15(1): 9-13.  Bashar MA, Ahmed MF, Rahman SR & Gomes DJ. 2009. Distribution and resistance trends of Escherichia coli from urinary tract infection isolated in Dhaka city. Bangladesh J Med Sci. 15(2): 93-98. Ishtiaq Mahmud, Dilshat Sultana, Nuruzzaman Masum, Hussain M Shahjalal, Shamima Keka Islam, M A Khaleque, SAM Khairul Bashar. Lipid Profile in Thyroid Disorders and the Risk of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Diseases in the Middle-Aged Population of Bangladesh. Bang J Med Sci. 15(2), 87-92 (2009). Muhammad Maqsud Hossain, Fariza Shams, S A M Khairul Bashar, Abdul Khaleque, Nazmul Ahsan Khan, Kharirul Azam, Choudhury Rafiqul Ahsan, and Donald James Gomes :Clinical aspects of Helicobacter pylori infection.Bangladesh Journal of Medical Sciences, January 2009, 14 (2), 155-168. 2008 Farra A, Islam S, Strålfors A , Sörberg M and Wretlind B. Role of outer membrane protein OprD and penicillin-binding proteins in Pseudomonas aeruginosa resistance to imipenem and meropenem. Int J Antimicrob Agents, 2008 May; 31 (5): 427-33 (Equal Contribution). Muhammad Maqsud Hossain, M Aftab Uddin, M Abdul Malek, S A M Khairul Bashar, Parvin Noor and M Majibur Rahman. Production of Extracellular Xylanase from Intestinal Bacteria in Termite; Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology, December 2008, 25(2): 123-127. Gomes DJ, Nayeem SA, Shafiq J, Choudhury N & Khan AR. 2008. Food safety in public health and economic development issues for developing countries [Editorial]. Bangladesh J Med Sci. 14(1): 1-16. Rahman SR, Shafiq J, Nusrat A & Gomes DJ. 2008. Emergence of multidrug-resistant methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia and wound infection in Bangladesh. Bangladesh J Med Sci. 14(1): 45-51. Sultana T, Huq M, Alam A, Mitra DK & Gomes DJ. 2008. Prevalence and genotyping of human papillomavirus (PV) in female with high-risk behaviour in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bangladesh J Microbiol. 25(1): 65-68. Mahmood B, Ullah ME, Talukder KA, Gomes DJ, Chowdhury MAR & Roy SR. 2008. Analysis of plasmid profile in ESBL Escherichia coli isolated from urinary tract infections in Sylhet. North East Med Coll J. 3(1): 2023. Talukder AA, Mahmud AKMF, Hossain M, Bashar SAMK, Nayeem SA, Shafiq J & Gomes DJ. 2008. Overview of Neisseria gonorrhoeae: A sexual transmitted disease-causing bacterium [Editorial]. Bangladesh J Med Sci. 14(2): 93-102. Hossain MM, Shams F, Bashar SAMK, Khaleque A, Khan NA, Azam K, Ahsan CR & Gomes DJ. 2008. Clinical aspect of Helicobacter pylori infection. Bangladesh J Med Sci. 14(2): 155-168. Sheela SH, Ahmed MF & Gomes DJ. 2008. Fuel ethanol production from molasses by some indigenous yeast isolates. Bangladesh J Microbiol. 25(2): 129-133. Muhammad Maqsud Hossain, Fariza Shams, SAM Khairul Bashar, Md Abdul Khaleque, Nazmul Ahsan Khan, Kharirul Azam, Choudhury Rafiqul Ahsan, Donald James Gomes. Clinical aspects of Helicobacter pylori infection. Bang Med J. 14(2), 155-168 (2008). Md Abdul Khaleque, Ajit Bharti, Jianlin Gong, Philip J. Gray, Daniel R. Ciocca, Arturo Stati, Mariel Fanelli and Stuart K. Calderwood. Heat Shock Transcription Factor 1 Represses Transcription Through Association with Metastasis Associated Protein 1. Oncogene, 27(13):1886-93 (2008). 2007 Gomes DJ, Nayeem SA and Shafiq J. 2007. Biodiversity and its importance to the human health and the environment [Editorial]. Bangladesh J Med Sci. 13(1): 1-14. 25. Jahan N, Rahim MN & Gomes DJ. 2007. Antimicrobial activity of aqueous extract of different plant leaves on multidrug-resistant bacteria. Bangladesh J Med Sci. 13(1): 39-43. Chakraborty SK, Alam J, Harun-Or-Rashid, Haque ME, Nessa A & Gomes DJ. 2007. Effect of freezing, freeze-drying, and gamma irradiation on the tensile strength of human femoral head cancellous bone. Bangladesh J Med Sci. 13(1): 54-58. Lina TT, Rahman SR & Gomes DJ. 2007. Multiple-antibiotic resistance mediated by plasmid and integrons in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated from urinary tract infected patients. Bangladesh J Microbiol. 24(1): 19-23. Alam MR, Saha SK, Nasreen T, Latif F, Rahman SR & Gomes DJ. 2007. Detection, antimicrobial susceptibility and serotyping of Streptococcus pneumoniae from cerebrospinal fluid specimens from suspected meningitis patients. Bangladesh J Microbiol. 24(1): 24-29. Chakraborty SK, Hasan MZ, Chakma K, Gomes DJ, Rashid H & Nessa A. 2007. Inactivation of bacterial vegetative cells and spores with chemical sterilizing agents. Dhak Univ J Biol Sci. 16(2): 109-115. Gomes DJ, Nayeem SA, Shafiq J & Abdullah-Al-Amin M. 2007. Genetically modified foods: Promise and potential risks [Editorial]. Bangladesh J Med Sci. 13(2): 79-87. Shafiq J, Rahman SR, Deen NS & Gomes DJ. 2007. Prevalence of multidrug-resistant Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi and Paratyphi A in patients with enteric fever. Bangladesh J Med Sci. 13(2): 92-96. Chakraborty SK, Nessa A, Ali Y, Alam J, Haque ME, Harun-Or-Rashid & Gomes DJ. 2007. The effect of oven drying, freeze drying and gamma irradiation on the tensile strength of human amnion membrane. Bangladesh J Med Sci. 13(2): 144-147. Gomes I, Sarkar PK, Rahman SR, Rahim MA & Gomes DJ. 2007. Production of cellulase from Talaromyces emersonii and evaluation of its application in eco-friendly functional finishing of jute-based fabrics. Bangladesh J Microbiol. 24(2): 109-114. K Nadim Hasan, Shoji M, Sugimoto K, Tsutaya S, Yasujima M. Role of vasopressin V1a receptor in hypertension, diabetes mellitus and platelet function: genetic polymorphism study. Hirosaki Med. J. 2007; 58: 35 – 52. Zaid RB, Nargis M, Neelotpol S, Sayeed MA, Banu A, Shurovi S, K Nadim Hasan, Salimullah M, Ali L, Azad Khan AK. Importance of acetylator phenotype in the identity of Asian populations. Hum Biol. 2007; 79(3):363-8. K Nadim Hasan, Shoji M, Sugimoto K, Tsutaya S, Matsuda E, Kudo R, Nakaji S, Suda T, Yasujima M. Association of novel promoter single nucleotide polymorphisms in vasopressin V1a receptor gene with essential hypertension in nonobese Japanese. J Hum Hypertens. 2007; 21(10):825-7. 2006 Lindback E, Islam S, Unemo M, Lang C and Wretlind B. Transformation of ciprofloxacin-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae gyrA, parE and porB1b genes. Int J Antimicrob Agents, 2006 Sep; 28(3):206-11 K Saha, Gary L Darmstadt, Abdullah H Baqui, Derrick Crook, Nurul Islam, Maksuda Islam, Maqsud Hossain, Shams El Arifeen, Mathuram Santosham , Robert E Black. Highly Ciprofloxacin-resistant Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi in Bangladesh: molecular basis of resistance;J. Clin. Microbiol. 2006 44: 3811-3813 Muhammad Maqsud Hossain, S A M Khairul Bashar Implementing Bioinformatics Research in Bangladesh Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, September 2006, 12(2), 146-149. Alam M, Nur-A-Hasan, Ahsan S, Pazhani GP, Tamura K, Ramamurthy T, Gomes DJ, Rahman SR, Islam A, Akhter F, Shinoda S, Watanabe H, Faruque SM & Nair GB. 2006. Phenotypic and molecular characteristics of Escherichia coli isolated from aquatic environment of Bangladesh. Microbiol Immunol. 50(5): 359-370. Gomes DJ, Shafiq J, Nayeem SA & Hossain AKMM. 2006. Sleep disorders and wake up to the facts about a good night’s sleep [Editorial]. Bangladesh J Med Sci. 12(1): 1-11. Latif F, Saha SK, Nasreen T, Rahman SR & Gomes DJ. 2006. Nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae in a rural population of Bangladesh. Bangladesh J Med Sci. 12(1): 12-15. Mohamad AU, Uddin MN, Shibib BA, Tazib T, Ahsan R, Masum N, Aktar K, Ullah AKMA, Shafiq J & Gomes DJ. 2006. Quantitative assessment of serum alpha-fetoprotein among patients with liver diseases using a solid phase enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Bangladesh J Med Sci. 12(1): 20-23. Uddin MN, Shibib BA, Mohamad AU, Tazib T, Ahsan R, Shozib HB, Masum N & Gomes DJ. 2006. Changes in physiological properties of soybean oil under various conditions. Bangladesh J Med Sci. 12(1): 28-34. Khan IA, Rahim MN, Khanam M, Ara N, Gomes DJ & Hoque MM. 2006. Antimicrobial activity of aqueous extract of buds of Syzygium aromaticum on multidrug-resistant bacteria. Bangladesh J Med Sci. 12(1): 43-47. Lina TT, Rahman SR, Shafiq J & Gomes DJ. 2006. Aerobic multidrug-resitant bacteria from wound infections. Bangladesh J Med Sci. 12(1): 48-52. Sarkar PK, Gomes I, Ali M & Gomes DJ. 2006. Enzymatic desizing of jute-based fabrics with mixed enzyme system from Talaromyces emersonii. Bangladesh J Microbiol. 23(1): 8-12.] Nahar Z, Rahman SR & Gomes DJ. 2006. Microbiological quality assessment of processed fruit drinks. Bangladesh J Microbiol. 23(1): 71-74. Gomes DJ, Nayeem SA, Shafiq J & Naushad-Un-Nabi K. 2006. Emergence of dengue as a global public health problem [Editorial]. Bangladesh J Med Sci. 12(2): 79-87. Uddin MN, Mohamad AU, Shozib HB, Tazib T, Masum N, Shibib BA, Rahman MS, Rahman ASMM & Gomes DJ. 2006. Evaluation of prostate-specific antigen levels in sera of patients with prostate diseases using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Bangladesh J Med Sci. 12(2): 98-102. Latif F, Saha SK, Nasreen T, Rahman SR, Shafiq J & Gomes DJ. 2006. Antimicrobial susceptibility of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolated from nasopharynx of children and adults of a rural area. Bangladesh J Med Sci. 12(2): 110-115. Alam MR, Saha SK, Nasreen T, Latif F, Rahman SR & Gomes DJ. 2006. A laboratory-based aetiologic diagnosis of childhood bacterial meningitis in Bangladesh. Bangladesh J Med Sci. 12(2): 120-126. Gomes I, Shaheen M, Rahman SR & Gomes DJ. 2006. Comparative studies on production of cell wall-degrading hydrolases by Trichoderma reesei and T. viride in submerged and solid-state cultivations. Bangladesh J Microbiol. 23(2): 149-155. Yutaka Enomoto, Ajit Bharti, Md Abdul Khaleque, Baizheng Song, Chunlei Liu, Vasso Apostolopoulos, Pei-xiang Xing, Stuart Calderwood and Jianlin Gong. Enhanced immunogenicity of heat shock protein 70 peptide complexes from dendritic cell-tumor fusion cells. J Immunol. 177: 5946-5955. (2006). Stuart K Calderwood, Md Abdul Khaleque, Douglas B. Sawyer and Daniel R. Ciocca. Heat shock proteins in cancer: chaperones of tumoregenesis. Review. Trends Biochem Sci.31(3):164-72. (2006) Md Abdul Khaleque, XiaoZhe Wang, Mei Juan Zhau, Rong Zhong, Matthias Gaestel and Stuart K Calderwood. Phosphorylation of HSF1 by MAPKAP Kinase 2 on serine 121, inhibits transcriptional activity and promotes HSP90 binding. J Biol Chem. 281(2):782-91. (2006). S. M. Mostafa Kamal Khan, Mikihiko Arikawa, Gen Omura, Chisatao Yoshimura, Satoru Nishiyama, Yasutaka Suetomo, Soichiro Kakuta and Toshinobu Suzaki (2006): Axopodial degradation in the heliozoon Raphidiophrys contractilis: A novel bioassay system for detecting heavy metal toxicity in the aquatic environment. Environmental Sciences, 13 (4), 193-200 Mikihiko Arikawa, Akira Saito, Gen Omura, S. M. Mostafa Kamal Khan, Yasutaka Suetomo, Sochira Kakuta and Toshinobu Suzaki (2006): Ca2+-dependent in vitro Contractility of a precipitate isolated from an extract of the heliozoon Actinophrys sol. Cell Motil. Cytoskel., 63, 57-65 Yasutaka Suetomo, Akira Saito, Mikihiko Arikawa, Gen Omura, S. M. Mostafa Kamal Khan, Sochira Kakuta, Chisato Yoshimura and Toshinobu Suzaki (2006): Bacteria-free culture of a colorless euglenoid, Peranema trichophorum, and establishment of a method for flagellar isolation. Jpn. J. Protozool. 39 (1), 37-45 S. M. Mostafa Kamal Khan and Toshinobu Suzaki (2006): Axopodial degradation by the effect of arsenic ions and pH in the heliozoon Raphidiophrys contractilis. Jap. J. Protozool., 39 (1), 134-135 Chisato Yoshimura, S. M. Mostafa Kamal Khan, Satoru Nishiyama and Toshinobu Suzaki (2006): Bio-monitoring system for aquatic hazards using heliozoons. Jap. J. Protozool., 39 (1), 137-138 K Nadim Hasan, Shoji M, Tsutaya S, Kudo R, Matsuda E, Saito J, Kimura T, Yasujima M. Study of V1a vasopressin receptor gene single nucleotide polymorphisms in platelet vasopressin responsiveness. J Clin Lab Anal. 2006; 20(3): 87-92. 2005 S A M Khairul Bashar, Muhammad Maqsud Hossain Bioinformatics Research in Bangladesh. Second International Conference on Challenges and Opportunities in IT industries, 2005, Punjab, India Gomes DJ, Shafiq J, Nayeem SA, Muazzam FA, Aziz L & Karim SA. 2005. SARS – The mysterious Asian Illness [Editorial]. Bangladesh J Med Sci. 11(1): 1-10 Rahman SR, Deen NS, Chawdhury FAH, Parvez MAK, Rahman M & Gomes DJ. 2005. Burn wound infections associated with multidrug-resistant bacteria. Bangladesh J Med Sci. 11(1): 26-32. Nasreen T, Gomes DJ & Rahman M. 2005. Aetiological diagnosis of bacterial meningitis among children in Bangladesh and the antimicrobial resistance pattern of the clinical isolates. Bangladesh J Med Sci. 11(1): 55-61. Gomes I, Bhowmik SK, Islam ME, Sarkar PK, Rahman SR & Gomes DJ. 2005. Application of Trichoderma koningi enzymes for biofinishing of jute-based fabrics. Bangladesh J Microbiol. 22(1): 59-63. Chowdhury FAH, Akhter H, Saha ML, Hoque MM & Gomes DJ. 2005. Characterization of lactic bacteria isolated from some popular dahi samples. Dhaka Univ J Biol Sci. 14(2): 147-154. Deen NS, Rahman SR, Chawdhury FAH, Parvez MAK, Rahman M & Gomes DJ. 2005. Antimicrobial activity of aqueous garlic extract against multidrug-resistant bacteria isolated from burn wound infections. Bangladesh J Microbiol. 22(2): 83-86. Gomes DJ, Shafiq J, Nayeem SA & Muazzam FA. 2005. Gene therapy: The new frontier for the treatment of genetic disorders and common multifactorial diseases [Editorial]. Bangladesh J Med Sci. 11(2): 78-84. Biswas D, Gomes DJ & Reimen C. 2005. The bile salt deoxycholate enhances the virulence factors of Campylobacter jejuni. Bangladesh J Med Sci. 11(2): 85-90. Nasreen T, Gomes DJ & Rahman M. 2005. Detection of Haemophilus influenzae type b and Streptococcus pneumoniae in culture-negative cerebrospinal fluids of patients with meningitis by multiplex polymerase chain reaction strategy. Bangladesh J Med Sci. 11(2): 116-120. Md Abdul Khaleque, Ajit Bharti, Douglas Sawyer, Jianlin Gong, Ivor J. Benjamin, Mary Ann Stevenson and Stuart K. Calderwood. Induction of 1 leads to protection from apoptosisbheat shock proteins by heregulin and anchorage-independent growth. Oncogene, 24, 6564-6573 (2005). Dan Tang, Md Abdul Khaleque, Ellen L. Jones, Jimmy R. Theriault, Cheng Li, Wing Hung Wong, Mary Ann Stevenson and Stuart K. Calderwood. Expression of heat shock proteins and HSP mRNA in human prostate carcinoma in vitro and in tumors. Cell Stress & Chaperones 10 (1), 46-58 (2005). Mikihiko Arikawa, Akira Saito, Gen Omura, S. M. Mostafa Kamal Khan, Yasutaka Suetomo, Sochira Kakuta and Toshinobu Suzaki (2005): Ca2+-dependent nuclear contraction in the heliozoon Actinophrys sol. Cell Calcium; 38, 447-455 S. M. Mostafa Kamal Khan, Mikihiko Arikawa and Toshinobu Suzaki (2005): Toxic effect of heavy metal ions on the axopodia of heliozoon Raphidiophrys contractilis. Jap. J. Protozool., 38 (1), 44-45 S. Hossain, Muktadir, Kenji Kurokawa, and Kazuhisa Sekimizu. 2005. “Induction of Fusion-Competent Myoblast-Specific Gene Expression during Myogenic Differentiation of Drosophila Schneider Cells by DNA Double-Strand Breaks or Replication Inhibition.” Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular Cell Research 1743 (1–2): 176–86. doi:10.1016/j.bbamcr.2004.09.033.  2004 Islam S, Jalal S and Wretlind B. Expression of the MexXY efflux pump in amikacin-resistant isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Clinical Microbiology & Infect, 2004 Oct; 10(10): 877-83 Khairun Nessa, Shama-A Waris, Zafar Sultan, Shirajum Monira, Maqsud Hossain, Shamsun Nahar, Habibur Rahman, Mahbub Alam, Pam Baatsen, and Motiur Rahman. Epidemiology and Etiology of Sexually Transmitted Infection among Hotel-Based Sex Workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh.;J. Clin. Microbiol, Feb. 2004, 42 (2)618-621 Donghui Yu, Ehsan Khan, Md Abdul Khaleque, James Lee, Gary Laco, Glenda Kohlhagen, Surender Kharbanda, Yung-Chi Cheng, Yves Pommier and Ajit Bharti. Phosphorylation of DNA Topoisomerase I by the c-Abl tyrosine kinase confers camptothecin sensitivity. J Biol Chem. 279(50):51851-61 (2004). Aziz MM, Khan AY, K Nadim Hasan, Azad Khan AK, Hassan MS. Comparison between IS6110 and MPB64 primers for the diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Bangladesh by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull. 2004; 30: 87-94. Hasanat MA, Rumi MA, Alam MN, Ahmed S, K Nadim Hasan, Khan AY, Salimullah M, Mahtab H, Khan AK. Urinary iodine status and thyroid dysfunction: a Bangladesh perspective. Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull. 2004; 30:16-24. Hossain, Muktadir S., Kenji Kurokawa, Nobuyoshi Akimitsu, and Kazuhisa Sekimizu. 2004. “DNA Topoisomerase II Is Required for the G 0 -to-S Phase Transition in Drosophila Schneider Cells, but Not in Yeast.” Genes to Cells 9 (10): 905–17. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2443.2004.00783.x. 2003 Parvez MA, K Nadim Hasan, Rumi MA, Ahmed S, Salimullah M, Tahera Y, Gomes DJ, Huq F, Hassan MS. PCR can help early diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2003; 34: 147-53. Akimitsu, Nobuyoshi, Noritaka Adachi, Hiroshi Hirai, Muktadir S Hossain, Hiroshi Hamamoto, Masao Kobayashi, Yasuaki Aratani, Hideki Koyama, and Kazuhisa Sekimizu. 2003. “Enforced Cytokinesis without Complete Nuclear Division in Embryonic Cells Depleting the Activity of DNA Topoisomerase IIalpha.” Genes to Cells : Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms 8 (4): 393–402. Hossain, Muktadir S., Nobuyoshi Akimitsu, Kenji Kurokawa, and Kazuhisa Sekimizu. 2003. “Myogenic Differentiation of Drosophila Schneider Cells by DNA Double-Strand Break-Inducing Drugs.” Differentiation 71 (4–5): 271–80. doi:10.1046/j.1432-0436.2003.7104504.x. 2002 Khaleque Md Abdul, Kazutoyo Terada, Tomomi Gotoh, Rahman Md. Hafizur, Masataka Mori. Characterization and functional analysis of a heart-enriched DnaJ/Hsp40 homolog dj4/DjA4. Cell Stress & Chaperones 7(2), 156-166 (2002). Gibney L, Saquib N, Macaluso M, K Nadim Hasan, Aziz MM, Khan AY, Choudhury P. STD in Bangladesh's trucking industry: prevalence and risk factors. Sex Transm Infect. 2002; 78: 31-6. 77. K Akhter, F Noor, MA Khaleque, N Rahman, S Shammy, T Mannan, N Kamal, JMA Hannan, L Ali. Acute effects of a low-calorie icecream on glycemic status and atherogenic risk factors of type 2 diabetic patients. Diabetes and Endocrine Journal 30(1), 14-16 (2002). Aziz MM, K Nadim Hasan, Hasanat MA, Siddiqui MA, Salimullah M, Chowdhury AK, Ahmed M, Alam MN, Hassan MS. Predominance of the DEN-3 genotype during the recent dengue outbreak in Bangladesh. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2002; 33:42-8. K Nadim Hasan, Rumi MA, Hasanat MA, Azam MG, Ahmed S, Salam MA, Islam LN, Hassan MS. Chronic carriers of hepatitis B virus in Bangladesh: a comparative analysis of HBV-DNA, HBeAg/anti-HBe, and liver function tests. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2002; 33:110-7. Hossain, Muktadir S, Nobuyoshi Akimitsu, Tohru Takaki, Hiroshi Hirai, and Kazuhisa Sekimizu. 2002. “ICRF-193, a Catalytic Inhibitor of DNA Topoisomerase II, Inhibits Re-Entry into the Cell Division Cycle from Quiescent State in Mammalian Cells.” Genes to Cells : Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms 7 (3): 285–94. Kaito, Chikara, Kenji Kurokawa, Muktadir Shahid Hossain, Nobuyoshi Akimitsu, and Kazuhisa Sekimizu. 2002. “Isolation and Characterization of Temperature-Sensitive Mutants of the Staphylococcus Aureus dnaC Gene.” FEMS Microbiology Letters 210 (1): 157–64. 2000 Khaleque Md Abdul, Kazutoyo Terada, Masato Yano, Michael T. Ryan, Illo Streimann, Nicholas J. Hoogenraad, Masataka Mori. Functional analysis of human metaxin in mitochondrial protein import in cultured cells and its relationship with the Tom complex. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 276, 1028-1034 (2000). Sayeed MA, Hassan MS, K Nadim Hasan, Parvez MA, Khan AY, Salimullah M, Khanam PA, Mahtab H, Khan AK. Genetic background of diabetic and nondiabetic sibs in young Bangladeshis. Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull. 2000; 26:69-74. Rumi MA, Siddiqui MA, Salam MA, Iqbal MR, Azam MG, Chowdhury AK, Khan AYM, K Nadim Hasan, Hassan MS. Prevalence of infectious diseases and drug abuse among Bangladeshi workers. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2000; 31: 571-4. 79. Hasanat MA, Rumi MA, Alam MN, K Nadim Hasan, Salimullah M, Salam MA, Fariduddin M, Mahtab H, Khan AK. Status of antithyroid antibodies in Bangladesh. Postgrad Med J. 2000; 76: 345-9. Image already added      

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Chairman's Message
Chairman's Message
Dr. Md. Mainul Hossain
Associate Professor & Chair
Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 1925


I am pleased to welcome you to the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology (BMD) housed in the School of Health and Life Sciences at the North South University. Currently two undergraduate programs (BS in Biochemistry & Biotechnology and BS in Microbiology) and one graduate program (MS in Biotechnology) are offered. We have almost all the amenities to support our faculties to conduct world-class research as well as we provide a homogeneous environment for one-on-one interaction amongst faculty, staff and students at all levels.

Our Department started its journey back in 2006. Since then we are maintaining a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research. It has only been possible because of the faculty, students and staff dedicated to promote cutting edge research, outstanding teaching and service to the university. In addition, the establishment of NSU Genome Research Institute (NGRI) in 2017 has expanded the dimension of research in microbial genetics & pathogenesis, genomics, biochemistry, molecular biology and immunology at the department. As scientific investigators, faculties here are not only engaged in teaching but also in training the next generation of talented young scientists who will meet the challenges of the 21st century. Our research spans the broad areas of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology. Under the current global crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Microbiology and Biochemistry are the sciences that have emerged as the vital source of information to combat this notorious agent.

The department focuses in developing young individuals who will contribute to the academia, industry, government and non-government organizations locally and internationally in the days ahead. Therefore, students enrolled in our programs have the unique opportunity to receive quality education for the personal and professional growth. Our research efforts which are supported by the university and external funds allow students to make novel and intriguing observations that they can present in national and international meetings and publish in national and international peer-reviewed journals. Students also have the opportunity to participate in several student organizations including “The NSU Bioscience Club” which is supervised by one of our esteemed faculty members. The purpose of this club is to promote students’ interest in life sciences and connect them with the academic and professional world.

We are indeed proud of our internationally recognized faculty members, all of whom have MS and/or PhD degrees primarily from the USA, Canada, UK, Japan and Australia. Our outstanding faculties and their exceptional teams of undergraduate and graduate researchers are the key to our success. I strongly believe our students and graduates have an incredible opportunity to make relevant professional and scientific contribution while at the NSU as well as after graduation.

I hope that you find your virtual visit to BMD an enjoyable one and I encourage you to drop in and visit us in person. We welcome all of your inquiries and comments. I hope that you will join us for what we believe is an exciting and rewarding educational adventure!

Office & Services

  Student and Instructional Services Administrative Service Office is a support unit providing administrative support for the two undergraduate programs (Biochemistry & Biotechnology and Microbiology) and one graduate program (Biotechnology) for the department of Biochemistry and Microbiology of North South University. The office provides advising services to students as well as instruction‐based support services to faculty. Student and Instructional Services is responsible for: Providing the full range of instruction for the admission procedure for both undergraduate and graduate students. Providing the full range of instruction related services to faculty, students, and staff (usually referred to as “departmental student affairs services”) in support of the Department academic mission. Assuming responsibility for academic enrichment, career-planning services, international education, and research opportunities for Biological Sciences students and thereby facilitating and encouraging the professional, academic, and personal success. Supporting the recruitment and retention of a highly qualified and diverse biological sciences student body. Location Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology SAC 8th Floor, Bashundhara, Dhaka 1229 Tel     : 55668200 ext: 1915, 6262, 1921Email: Web: Hours Sun-Thu, 9:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-4:30pm (Closed during lunch)   Contact General Help:  55668200 ext: 1915, 6262 Image already added      

Department Staff

Department of Biology and Chemistry Ms. Nurjahan Begum Program Officer Email: Ext.:1915 Priyanka Mondal Rupu Faculty Assistant Email: Ext.:6417 Farhana Sheuly Department Secretary Email: Ext.:6262 Swapan Kumar Biswas Laboratory Officer Email: Ext.:1924


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