Profile of Dr. M. Anwar Hossain

... Name Dr. M. Anwar Hossain
Designation Professor
Last Degree Ph.D
   

EDUCATION

University of Kyoto

PhD in Agricultural Biochemistry (1985)

Thesis: “Photosynthesis: Plant's Defence Mechanism Against Photo-Oxidative Damage”

Supervisor: Professor Kozi Asada

Awards: Monbukagakusho Scholarship 1982

 

University of Dhaka

M.Sc in Biochemistry (1972)

Thesis: “Studies on a β-Carotene Producing Yeast”

Supervisor: Professor Kamaluddin Ahmad 

B.Sc (Honours) in Biochemistry (1971)

TEACHING, RESEARCH AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

University of Dhaka

  • Lecturer through Professor (Selection Grade), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (1975 – 2018); Areas of teaching: Plant Biochemistry and Plant Physiology, Advanced Molecular Biology and Molecular Genetics, Plant Genetic Engineering and Plant Biotechnology, Phytohormones, Biosensors, etc. at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate level; Supervision of Ph.D., M.Phil., and M.Sc. (Thesis) students (35); Established a laboratory with modern equipment to conduct research on genetic engineering, bioinformatics and life sciences. Headed a research team of Research Fellows, Ph.D., M.Phil. and Master’s students from Dhaka University, Khulna University, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI), and the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b).
  • Dean, Faculty of Biological Sciences (2006 – 2008)
  • Chairman, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2001 – 2003)
  • Project Director, Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (1991 – 2001); Developed a comprehensive and most up-to-date syllabus for a four-year undergraduate Honours degree followed by a one-year Master’s degree. Received and implemented a Bangladesh Government grant for capacity building in promoting research in genetic engineering and biotechnology.
  • Provost,  Fazlul Haque Hall (July 2001 – November 2001)
  • Member, Dhaka University Senate (1999 – 2018)
  • Member, Dhaka University Syndicate (1990 – 1991)

Jahangirnagar University

  • Vice Chancellor (2012 – 2014)

School of Materials Science Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

  • Visiting Professor (JSPS Fellow, 2004 – 2005); Application of Advanced Biosensors in Plant Technology: 1) Chip-based antibody biosensors for detection of pesticides in fruits and vegetables; 2) DNA biosensors for early detection of plant pathogens.

Institute for Food Research, Kyoto University

  • Visiting Professor (1995 – 1996); Research area: stress tolerance in plants

Department of Botany & Plant Pathology, Purdue University

  • Visiting Scientist (Rockefeller Fellow, 1991 – 1994); Research area: plant physiology, plant molecular biology and biotechnology

Kyoto Prefectural University

  • Visiting Scientist (Biotechnology Career Fellow, 1987 – 1990); Research area: improvement of rice storage proteins by genetic engineering.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Chakraborty S, A.P. Snijders, R. Chakraborty, M. Ahmed, A.M. Tarek and M.A. Hossain (2010) Comparative network clustering of direct repeats (DRs) and cas genes confirm the possibility of the horizontal transfer of CRISPR locus among bacteria.  Mol. Phylogenetics and Evolution   56: 878-887.
  2. Rahman M H, K Biswas, M.A. Hossain, R B Sack, and J J Mekalanos  and S M Faruque (2008) Distribution of genes for virulence and ecological fitness among diverse V. cholerae population in a cholera endemic area : tracking the evolution  of pathogenic strain. DNA and Cell Biology   27(7): 347-355.
  3. Nagatani, N., A Takeuchi, M.A. Hossain, T Yuhi, T Endo, K Karman, Y Takamura, and E. Tamiya (2007) Rapid and sensitive visual detection of residual pesticides in food using acetylcholinesterase-based disposable membrane chips. Food Control 18: 914-920.
  4. Sano, S., S. Tao, Y. Endo, T. Enaba, M.A. Hossain, C. Miyake, M. Matsuo, H. Aoki, K. Asada, and K. Saito (2005) Purification and cDNA cloning of chloroplastic monodehydroascorbate reductase from spinach. Biosci., Biotech. Biochem. 69: 662-672.
  5. Amin, A.H., M.A. Uddin, and M.A. Hossain (2004) Regeneration study of some indica rice cultivars followed by agrobacterium-mediated transformation of highly regenarable cultivar, Br-8. J.Bio.Sci. 4: 207-211.
  6. Huq E, S. Harrington, M.A. Hossain, F. Wen, S.R. McCouch, T.K. Hodges (1999) Molecular characterization of pdc2 and mapping of three pdc genes in rice. Theor. Appl. Genet. 98: 815-824.
  7. Ahmed S., M.A. Hossain and P.M. Vadgama (1998) Needle type oxygen electrode for the detection of oxygen tension in tissues. Bangladesh J. Biochem. 4: 71-80.
  8. Hossain M.A., M.A Uddin, M.N. Huda, N. Munim, F. Jahan, R. Fattah (1998) Towards developing submergence tolerance in rice. In: Larkin PJ (ed.) Agricultural Biotechnology : Laboratory, Field and Market. Canberra, UTC Publishing. pp. 213-215.
  9. Huq, E., Hirayama, L., M.A. Hossain, T.K. Hodges (1997) Characterization of a cDNA encoding a polyubiquitin gene in rice (Accession No. U37687). Plant Physiol 113: 305.
  10. Hossain, M.A., E. Huq, A. Grover, Rue-Chih Su, E.S. Dennis, W.J. Peacock, T.K. Hodges (1996) Characterization of pyruvate decarboxylase gene family of rice and its potential application to submergence tolerance. Int. Rice Res. Notes 21 : 33-34.
  11. Hossain, M.A., E. Huq, A. Grover, E.S. Dennis, W.J. Peacock, and T.K. Hodges (1996) Characterization of pyruvate decarboxylase gene family from rice. Plant Mol. Biol. 31: 761-770.
  12. Huq, E. M.A. Hossain, and T.K. Hodges (1995) Cloning and sequencing of a cDNA encoding pyruvate decarboxylase 2 gene (Accession no. U27350) from rice. Plant Physiol. 109 : 722-723.
  13. Hossain, M.A., J.D. McGee, A. Grover, E.S. Dennis, W.J. Peacock, and T.K. Hodges (1994) Nucleotide sequence of a rice genomic pyruvate decarboxylase gene that lacks introns : A pseudo gene?  Plant Physiol. 106 : 1697-1698.
  14. Hossain, M.A., E. Huq, and T.K. Hodges (1994) Sequence of a cDNA from Oryza sativa L.     encoding the pyruvate decarboxylase 1 gene. Plant Physiol. 106 : 799-800.
  15. Hossain, M.A., J.D. McGee, E.S. Dennis, W.J. Peacock, and T.K. Hodges (1993) Isolation and characterization of rice pyruvate decarboxylase genes. Supplement to Plant Physiol.  102(1) : 388.
  16. Seraj, Z.I., M.A. Samad, A.H. Talukder and M.A. Hossain (1991) Regeneration of six Oryza sativa L. Indica salt-tolerant varieties from mature embryos. Plant Tissue Culture 1 : 51-55.
  17. Hossain, M.A and M.A Alim (1990) Photo-dependent correlation between hydrogen peroxide-scavenging and ascorbate-regenerating enzymes in plant. Dhaka Univ. Studies, part E 5: 52-57.
  18. Hossain, M.A. and K. Asada (1987) Ascorbate-regenerating enzymes in chloroplasts. Ind. J. Biochem. Biophys. 24 : 52-57.
  19. Hossain, M.A. and K. Asada (1985) Monodehydroascorbate reductase from cucumber is a flavin adenine dinucleotide enzyme. J. Biol. Chem. 260 : 12920-12926.
  20. Hossain, M.A. and K. Asada (1984) Inactivation of Ascorbate peroxidase in spinach chloroplasts on dark addition of hydrogen peroxide : Its protection by ascorbate. Plant Cell Physiol. 25 : 1285-1295.
  21. Hossain, M.A., Y. Nakano, and K. Asada (1984) Monodehydroascorbate reductase in spinach chloroplasts and its participation in regenaration of ascorbate for scavenging hydrogen peroxide. Plant Cell Physiol 25: 385-395.
  22. Hossain, M.A. and K. Asada (1984) Purification of dehydroascorbate reductase from spinach and its characterization as a thiol enzyme. Plant Cell Physiol 25: 85-92.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

University of Dhaka

  • Lecturer through Professor (Selection Grade), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (1975 – 2018); Areas of teaching: Plant Biochemistry and Plant Physiology, Advanced Molecular Biology and Molecular Genetics, Plant Genetic Engineering and Plant Biotechnology, Phytohormones, Biosensors, etc. at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate level; Supervision of Ph.D., M.Phil., and M.Sc. (Thesis) students (35); Established a laboratory with modern equipment to conduct research on genetic engineering, bioinformatics and life sciences. Headed a research team of Research Fellows, Ph.D., M.Phil. and Master’s students from Dhaka University, Khulna University, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI), and the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b).

School of Materials Science Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

  • Visiting Professor (JSPS Fellow, 2004 – 2005); Application of Advanced Biosensors in Plant Technology: 1) Chip-based antibody biosensors for detection of pesticides in fruits and vegetables; 2) DNA biosensors for early detection of plant pathogens.

Institute for Food Research, Kyoto University

  • Visiting Professor (1995 – 1996); Research area: stress tolerance in plants

AWARDS, ACHIEVEMENTS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Best Educationist of the Year awarded by Dhaka District Commissioner (2010)
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Invitation Fellowship (2004)
  • ‘Hypoxia Inducible Promoter’, US Patent No.: US 6,541,621 B1 (April 1, 2003)
  • Visiting Professorship at Kyoto University, Japan (1995)
  • Justice Ibrahim Memorial Gold Medal for ‘Outstanding Research in the Biological Sciences’ (1993)
  • The Rockefeller Foundation Visiting Scientist Fellowship (1991)
  • The Rockefeller Foundation Biotechnology Carrier Fellowship (1987)
  • University Grants Commission (UGC) Award for the Best Publication in the Field of Biological Sciences in Bangladesh (1985) [MA Hossain and K Asada, ‘Monodehydroascorbate reductase from cucumber is a flavin adenine dinucleotide enzyme’ 260 (24) Journal of Biological Chemistry 12920 – 12926]
  • Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship(1982)

RESEARCH AREA:

  1. Application of Advanced Biosensors in Plant Technology:
    • Chip-based antibody biosensors for detection of pesticides in fruits and vegetables
    • DNA biosensors for early detection of plant pathogens.
  2. Improvement of Rice Storage Proteins by Genetic Engineering.
  3. Developing Stress-Tolerant Rice in Bangladesh.
  4. Environmental Pollution in Dhaka City and its effect on Human Health
  5. Plant's Defense Mechanism Against Photo-Oxidative Damage.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

University of Dhaka

  • Lecturer through Professor (Selection Grade), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (1975 – 2018); Areas of teaching: Plant Biochemistry and Plant Physiology, Advanced Molecular Biology and Molecular Genetics, Plant Genetic Engineering and Plant Biotechnology, Phytohormones, Biosensors, etc. at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate level; Supervision of Ph.D., M.Phil., and M.Sc. (Thesis) students (35); Established a laboratory with modern equipment to conduct research on genetic engineering, bioinformatics and life sciences. Headed a research team of Research Fellows, Ph.D., M.Phil. and Master’s students from Dhaka University, Khulna University, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI), and the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b).

School of Materials Science Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

  • Visiting Professor (JSPS Fellow, 2004 – 2005); Application of Advanced Biosensors in Plant Technology: 1) Chip-based antibody biosensors for detection of pesticides in fruits and vegetables; 2) DNA biosensors for early detection of plant pathogens.

Institute for Food Research, Kyoto University

  • Visiting Professor (1995 – 1996); Research area: stress tolerance in plants

 

 

M ANWAR HOSSAIN

Professor (on LPR)

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

University of Dhaka

Researchgate: http://bit.ly/2ktbAY1 ; Google Scholar: http://bit.ly/1JdcWMY

Email: mahossain.49@du.ac.bd, hossain.50@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION

 

University of Kyoto

PhD in Agricultural Biochemistry (1985)

Thesis: “Photosynthesis: Plant's Defence Mechanism Against Photo-Oxidative Damage”

Supervisor: Professor Kozi Asada

Awards: Monbukagakusho Scholarship 1982

 

University of Dhaka

M.Sc in Biochemistry (1972)

Thesis: “Studies on a β-Carotene Producing Yeast”

Supervisor: Professor Kamaluddin Ahmad

B.Sc (Honours) in Biochemistry (1971)

 

TEACHING, RESEARCH AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

 

University of Dhaka

  • Lecturer through Professor (Selection Grade), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (1975 – 2018); Areas of teaching: Plant Biochemistry and Plant Physiology, Advanced Molecular Biology and Molecular Genetics, Plant Genetic Engineering and Plant Biotechnology, Phytohormones, Biosensors, etc. at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate level; Supervision of Ph.D., M.Phil., and M.Sc. (Thesis) students (35); Established a laboratory with modern equipment to conduct research on genetic engineering, bioinformatics and life sciences. Headed a research team of Research Fellows, Ph.D., M.Phil. and Master’s students from Dhaka University, Khulna University, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI), and the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b).
  • Dean, Faculty of Biological Sciences (2006 – 2008)
  • Chairman, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2001 – 2003)
  • Project Director, Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (1991 – 2001); Developed a comprehensive and most up-to-date syllabus for a four-year undergraduate Honours degree followed by a one-year Master’s degree. Received and implemented a Bangladesh Government grant for capacity building in promoting research in genetic engineering and biotechnology
  • Provost,  Fazlul Haque Hall (July 2001 – November 2001)
  • Member, Dhaka University Senate (1999 – 2018)
  • Member, Dhaka University Syndicate (1990 – 1991)

Jahangirnagar University

  • Vice Chancellor (2012 – 2014)

School of Materials Science Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

  • Visiting Professor (JSPS Fellow, 2004 – 2005); Application of Advanced Biosensors in Plant Technology: 1) Chip-based antibody biosensors for detection of pesticides in fruits and vegetables; 2) DNA biosensors for early detection of plant pathogens.

Institute for Food Research, Kyoto University

  • Visiting Professor (1995 – 1996); Research area: stress tolerance in plants

Department of Botany & Plant Pathology, Purdue University

  • Visiting Scientist (Rockefeller Fellow, 1991 – 1994); Research area: plant physiology, plant molecular biology and biotechnology

Kyoto Prefectural University

  • Visiting Scientist (Biotechnology Career Fellow, 1987 – 1990); Research area: improvement of rice storage proteins by genetic engineering.

 

AWARDS, ACHIEVEMENTS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Best Educationist of the Year awarded by Dhaka District Commissioner (2010)
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Invitation Fellowship (2004)
  • ‘Hypoxia Inducible Promoter’, US Patent No.: US 6,541,621 B1 (April 1, 2003)
  • Visiting Professorship at Kyoto University, Japan (1995)
  • Justice Ibrahim Memorial Gold Medal for ‘Outstanding Research in the Biological Sciences’ (1993)
  • The Rockefeller Foundation Visiting Scientist Fellowship (1991)
  • The Rockefeller Foundation Biotechnology Carrier Fellowship (1987)
  • University Grants Commission (UGC) Award for the Best Publication in the Field of Biological Sciences in Bangladesh (1985) [MA Hossain and K Asada, ‘Monodehydroascorbate reductase from cucumber is a flavin adenine dinucleotide enzyme’260 (24) Journal of Biological Chemistry 12920 – 12926]
  • Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship(1982)

 

CREDENTIALS AND MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL BODIES

  • President, Bangladesh Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2015-2017)  
  • President, Dhaka University Teachers’ Association (2010-2011; (2011-2012)
  • General Secretary, Dhaka University Teachers’ Association, DUTA (2007-2008)
  • President, Graduate Biochemists Association (2006 – 2013)
  • General Secretary, Bangladesh Biochemical Society (1991 – 2001)
  • Membership in Bangladesh Society of Biotechnologists, Bangladesh Microbiological Society, Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists
  • Life Member, Bangla Academy

 

PUBLICATIONS (selective and in chronological order):

  1. M A Al-Shoeb, M H Rahman, S Chakraborty, M Faisal, T M Z Waise, F Hassan, M F Kabir and M A Hossain (2014) Cytogenetic Assays of Genotoxic Effects and Cancer Risk of Chromium on Tannery Workers in Bangladesh. Journal of Biology. 2(2): 39 - 46
  2. Chakraborty S, A P Snijders, R Chakraborty, M Ahmed, A M Tarek and M A Hossain (2010) Comparative network clustering of direct repeats (DRs) and cas genes confirm the possibility of the horizontal transfer of CRISPR locus among bacteria. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 56(3): 878 – 887
  3. Rahman M H, K Biswas, MA Hossain, R B Sack, and J J Mekalanos  and S M Faruque (2008) Distribution of genes for virulence and ecological fitness among diverse V. cholerae population in a cholera endemic area: tracking the evolution  of pathogenic strain. DNA and Cell Biology.27(7): 347 – 355
  4.  Hossain, M. A., McGee, J. D., Grover, A., Dennis, E. S., Peacock, W. J., Hodges, T. K., & Dennis, E. (1994). Nucleotide sequence of a rice genomic pyruvate decarboxylase gene that lacks introns: a pseudo-gene? Plant Physiology106(4), 1697–1698. 
  5. Hossain, M A, E Huq, and T K Hodges (1994) Sequence of a cDNA from Oryza sativa L.     encoding the pyruvate decarboxylase 1 gene. Plant Physiology.106: 799 – 80
  6. Nagatani, N., A Takeuchi, M.A. Hossain, T Yuhi, T Endo, K Karman, Y Takamura, and E. Tamiya (2007)  Rapid and sensitive visual detection of residual pesticides in food using acetylcholinesterase-based disposable membrane chips. Food Control.18: 914 – 920
  7. Sano, S, S Tao, Y Endo, T Enaba, M.A. Hossain, C Miyake, M Matsuo, H Aoki, K Asada, and K Saito (2005) Purification and cDNA cloning of chloroplastic monodehydroascorbate reductase from spinach. Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry. 69: 662 – 672
  8. Amin, A H, M A Uddin, and M A Hossain (2004) Regeneration study of some indica rice cultivars followed by agrobacterium-mediated transformation of highly regenarable cultivar, Br-8. Journal of Biological Sciences.4: 207 – 211
  9. Huq E, S Harrington, M A Hossain, F Wen, S R McCouch, T K Hodges (1999) Molecular characterization of pdc2 and mapping of three pdc genes in rice. Theoretical and Applied Genetics.98: 815 – 824
  10. Ahmed S, MA Hossain and P M Vadgama (1998) Needle type oxygen electrode for the detection of oxygen tension in tissues. Bangladesh Journal of Biochemistry.4: 71 – 80
  11. Hossain MA, M A Uddin, M N Huda, N Munim, F Jahan, R Fattah (1998) Towards developing submergence tolerance in rice. In: Larkin PJ (ed.) Agricultural Biotechnology: Laboratory, Field and Market (Canberra, UTC Publishing) 213 – 215
  12. Huq, E, Hirayama, L, MA Hossain, T K Hodges (1997) Characterization of a cDNA encoding a polyubiquitin gene in rice (Accession No. U37687). Plant Physiology.113: 305
  13. Hossain, MA, E Huq, A Grover, Rue-Chih Su, E S Dennis, W J Peacock, T K Hodges (1996) Characterization of pyruvate decarboxylase gene family of rice and its potential application to submergence tolerance. International Rice Research Notes.21: 33 – 34
  14. Hossain, MA, E Huq, A Grover, E S Dennis, W J Peacock, and T K Hodges (1996) Characterization of pyruvate decarboxylase gene family from rice. Plant Molecular Biology.31(4): 761 – 770
  15. Huq, E , MA Hossain, and T K Hodges (1995) Cloning and sequencing of a cDNA encoding pyruvate decarboxylase 2 gene (Accession no. U27350) from rice. Plant Physiology.109: 722 – 723
  16. Hossain, MA, J D McGee, A Grover, E S Dennis, W J Peacock, and T K Hodges (1994) Nucleotide sequence of a rice genomic pyruvate
  17. Hossain, M A, J D McGee, E S Dennis, W J Peacock, and T K Hodges (1993) Isolation and characterization of rice pyruvate decarboxylase genes. Supplement to Plant Physiology.102(1): 388
  18. Seraj, Z I, M A Samad, A H Talukder and M A Hossain (1991) Regeneration of six Oryza sativa L. Indica salt-tolerant varieties from mature embryos. Plant Tissue Culture. 1: 51 – 55
  19. Hossain, M A and M A Alim (1990) Photo-dependent correlation between hydrogen peroxide-scavenging and ascorbate-regenerating enzymes in plant. Dhaka University Studies, part E. 5: 52 – 57
  20. Hossain, M A and K Asada (1987) Ascorbate-regenerating enzymes in chloroplasts. Indian Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics.24: 52 – 57
  21. Hossain, M A and K Asada (1985) Monodehydroascorbate reductase from cucumber is a flavin adenine dinucleotide enzyme. Journal of Biological Chemistry.260: 12920 – 12926
  22. Hossain, M A and K Asada (1984) Inactivation of Ascorbate peroxidase in spinach chloroplasts on dark addition of hydrogen peroxide : Its protection by ascorbate. Plant Cell Physiology.25: 1285 – 1295
  23. Hossain, M A, Y Nakano, and K Asada (1984) Monodehydroascorbate reductase in spinach chloroplasts and its participation in regenaration of ascorbate for scavenging hydrogen peroxide. Plant Cell Physiology.25: 385 – 395
  24. Hossain, M A and K Asada (1984) Purification of dehydroascorbate reductase from spinach and its characterization as a thiol enzyme. Plant Cell Physiology.25: 85 – 92

 

Accepted and in preparation:

  1. Chakraborty S, Y Begum, A Mentzer, M Manzur, M Hasan, A Ghosh, M A Hossain, A Camilli, and F Qadri (2018) Genomic analysis reveals CRISPR-Cas mediated host-phage interaction between enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli and phages. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Accepted
  2. Md. Shahariar Alam, Anik Paul, Taibur Rahman, Md. Ismail Hosen, Sajib Chakraborty, AKM Mahbub Hasan and M. Anwar Hossain (2018) Investigation of CRISPR locus after biochemical and molecular characterization of bacterial strains isolated from Medical waste water and Buriganga river. Open Journal of Medical Microbiology. Accepted
  3. Rony R M I K, I Hosen, S Chakraborty, M A Hossain (2018) In silico characterization and comparison of CRISPR elements of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi and Paratyphi genomes Manuscript under preparation