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Field of Specialization:

Microbial Biotechnology, Antimicrobial Peptide, Peptide Engineering

 

Education:

PhD in Bioscience and Biotechnology

Kyushu University, Japan (2006-2009)

 

Post Graduate training in Biotechnology,

Osaka University, Japan (2004-2005)

 

Master of Science in Biochemistry,

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (1998-99)

 

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry,

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (1996-1998)

 

Employment:

May 2016 – Till now: Humboldt Fellow for Experienced Researcher, Institute for Medical Microbiology Immunology and Parasitology, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany

November 2015 – April 2016: Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

November 2014 – October 2015: Humboldt Fellow for Experienced Researcher, Institute for Medical Microbiology Immunology and Parasitology, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany

May 2013 – October 2014: Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

July 2012- May, 2013: Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

July 2010- June 2012

JSPS Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Laboratory of Microbial Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Japan

June 2010- July 2010

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

April 2004 - June 2010

Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

July 2002 – April 2004:

Research Officer, Tuberculosis Laboratory, International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR’B)

 

Awards and Fellowships:

  • Georg Forster Fellowship for Experienced Researcher, Supported by Humboldt Foundation, Germany (2014-2015 and 2016)
  • Young Scientist Fellowship for joining Young Scientist Program and FAOBMB congress 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) post-doctoral fellowship (2010-2012)
  • Distinction of Young Scientist in ‘Second International Symposium on Antimicrobial Peptide, Saint-Malo, France’, June 2009
  • ‘MONBUKAGAHUSHO (MEXT, Japan) scholarship’ for completion of PhD in Kyushu University, Japan, 2006-2009
  • ‘UNESCO Post Graduate Inter-University Course in Biotecnology, 2004’fellowship, ICBiotech, Osaka University, Japan, 2004-2005.

 

Professional Memberships:

  • Humboldt Foundation, Germany
  • Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry (JSBBA)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Bangladesh Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BSBMB)
  • Graduate Biochemist Association (GBA)

 

 

Scientific Publications:

  1. Avizit Das, Mohammad Imtiazur Rahman, Ahlan Sabah Ferdous, Al- Amin, Nilufar Nahar, Md. Aftab Uddin, Mohammad Riazul Islam, Haseena Khan. (2016). An endophytic Basidiomycete, Grammothele lineata isolated from Corchorus olitorius, produces paclitaxel that shows cytotoxicity. Submitted to PLoS One (Under review)
  2. Mohammad R. Islam, Kenji Sonomoto. (2016) Rapid screening and evaluation of site saturated structural variants of lantibiotic, nukacin ISK-1. Submitted to Bioresearch Communication (Under review)
  3. Khaled M. Elsayed, Mohammad R. Islam, Jun-ichi Nagao, Takeshi Zendo and Kenji Sonomoto (2016) LiaRS reporter assay: A simple tool to identify lipid II binding moieties in lantibiotic nukacin ISK-1. Accepted in Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
  4. Roy U, Islam MR, Nagao J, Iida H, Mahin AA, Zendo T, Nakayama J, Sonomoto K. (2014): Bactericidal activity of nukacin ISK-1: an alternative mode of action. Bioscience Biotechnology and Biochemistry DOI: 10.1080/09168451.2014.918485
  5. Mohammad R. Islam, Razia Khatun, Mohammad Khaja Mafij Uddin , Md. Siddiqur Rahman Khan, Md. Toufiq Rahman, Tahmeed Ahmed and Sayera Banu (2013) Yield of two consecutive sputum specimens for the effective diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis. PLoS One 8(7):e67678. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0067678
  6. Mohammad R. Islam, Jun-ichi Nagao, Takeshi Zendo and Kenji Sonomoto (2012) Antimicrobial mechanism of lantibiotics. Biochem Soc Trans doi:10.1042/ BST20120190
  7. Islam MR, Nishie M, Nagao J, Zendo T, Keller S, Nakayama J, Kohda D, Sahl HG, and Sonomoto K. (2012) Ring A of Nukacin ISK-1: A Lipid II-Binding Motif for Type-A(II) Lantibiotic. J Am Chem Soc 134(8):3687-90
  8. Puramattathu TV, Islam MR, Nishie M, Yanagihara S, Nagao J, Okuda K, Zendo T, Nakayama J and Sonomoto K. (2012) Enhanced production of nukacin D13E in Lactococcus lactis NZ9000 by the additional expression of immunity genes. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 93(2):671-678
  9. Banu S, Uddin MKM, Islam MR, Zaman K, Ahmed T, Talukder AH, Rahman MT, Rahim Z, Akter N, Khatun N, Brosch R, Endtz HP. (2012) Molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis in rural matlab, Bangladesh. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 16(3): 319-326
  10. Rumana Tasmin, Mohammad R. Islam (2011) . ICEAB 2011 proceedings109-111
  11. Islam MR, Shioya K, Nagao J, Nishie M, Jikuya H, Zendo T, Nakayama J and Sonomoto K. (2009) Evaluation of essential and variable residues of nukacin ISK-1 by NNK scanning. Mol Microbiol 72(6): 1438–1447
  12. Nagao J, Morinaga Y, Islam MR, Asaduzzaman SM, Aso Y, Nakayama J, Sonomoto K. (2009) Mapping and identification of the region and secondary structure required for the maturation of the nukacin ISK-1 prepeptide. Peptides 30(8):1412-20.
  13. Islam MR, Nagao J, Shioya K, Nakayama J, Sonomoto K. (2005) Characterization of nukacin ISK-1 biosynthetic enzymes by expressing nukacin ISK-1-lacticin 481 chimeric prepeptides. Annual Report ICBiotech, Osaka University 27: 801-811
  14. Banu S., Gordon S V, Palmer S, Islam MR, Ahmed S, AlamKM, Cole ST, Brosch R. (2004) Genotypic analysis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Bangladesh and prevalence of the Beijing strain. J Clin Microbiol 42(2):674-82.

 

Scientific conference/symposium attended:

1. Mohammad R. Islam. Cell wall biosynthesis pathway as antibiotic target: an effective approach against drug resistant pathogens. 2nd International South Asian Biotechnology Conference. (Feb 5-6, 2016, Dhaka, Bangladesh)

2. Mohammad R. Islam, Mami Nishie, Jun-ichi Nagao,Takeshi Zendo, Jiro Nakayama, Daisuke Kohda, Hans-Georg Sahl and Kenji Sonomoto. Ring A of nukacin ISK-1: a lipid II binding motif for type-A(II) lantibiotic. (YSP and FAOBMB congress 2012, Bangkok, Thailand, 22-29 Nov, 2012)

3. Mohammad R. Islam, Mami Nishie, Jun-ichi Nagao,Takeshi Zendo, Jiro Nakayama, Daisuke Kohda, Hans-Georg Sahl and Kenji Sonomoto. Ring A of nukacin ISK-1: a lipid II binding motif for type-A(II) lantibiotic. (Third International Symposium on Antimicrobial Peptides, Lille, France, 2012, Jun 15-17.)

4. Mohammad R. Islam, Mami Nishie, Jun-ichi Nagao,Takeshi Zendo, Jiro Nakayama, Daisuke Kohda, Hans-Georg Sahland Kenji Sonomoto. Ring A of nukacin ISK-1: a lipid II binding motif for type-A(II) lantibiotic. (Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology and Agrochemistry Annual Meeting 2012, Kyoto, Japan, Mar 23-25.)

5. Rumana Tasmin, Mohammad R. Islam. Herbicide contamination and their effect on aquatic ecosystems: a case of concern. (International Conference on environmental aspect, Bangladesh, 2011, Kitakyushu, Japan, Sep 10-11.)

6. Mohammad R. Islam, MamiNishie,  Akira Takano, Jun-ichi Nagao, Kouki Shioya, Takeshi Zendo, Daisuke Kohda and Kenji Sonomoto.Ring A of nukacin ISK-1: a lipid II binding motif. (International Union of Microbiological SocietyCongress 2011, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, Sep 6-16.)

7. Kenji Sonomoto, Mami Nishie, Mohammad R. Islam, Ken-ichi Okuda, Jun-ichi Nagao, Takeshi Zendo, and Jiro Nakayama. New Insight of Lantibiotic Engineering: Characterization of the enzymes, design and mode of action of lantibiotics, and immunity proteins. (The Eleventh China-Japan-Korea Joint Symposium on Enzyme Engineering, 2010, Nov 07.)

8. Islam MR, Shioya K, Nagao J, Zendo T, Nakayama J, and Sonomoto K. Evaluation of essential and variable residues of nukacin ISK-1 by NNK scanning. (Second International Symposium on Antimicrobial Peptides, Saint-Malo, France, 2009, Jun 17-19.)