Profile of Rifat Ara Begum (on study leave)

... Name Rifat Ara Begum (on study leave)
Designation Assistant Professor
Last Degree MS (DU)
   

Education:

 

Oct 2016 - present

Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology (Plant Sciences) (Full-time), University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3BF, United Kingdom.

2009 – 2010

(Exam held in June, 2011 and result published in February 2012)

MS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.

GPA 3.83 on the scale of 4.00.

Thesis Title: “Annexin – A potent gene contributing to both biotic and abiotic stress tolerance in Corchorusolitorius var. SDLT-1

2005 -2009

(Exam held in June, 2010 and result published in January, 2011)

BS (Honours) in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.

cGPA 3.81 on the scale of 4.00.

2003 – 2005

(Exam held in and result published in 2005)

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)

Viqarunnisa Noon College, Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh.

GPA 5.00 in the scale of 5.00.

2001 – 2003

(Exam held in and result published in 2003)

Secondary School Certificate (SSC)

St. Francis Xavier’s Girls’ High School, Dhaka – 1100, Bangladesh.

GPA 5.00 in the scale of 5.00.

Professional experience:

Oct 2016 - present

PhD student, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

 

Feb 2016–Sep 2016

Assistant professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.Teaching Basic Biochemistry – I to BS (Honours) - 1st year and Plant Biochemistry to BS (Honours) - 3rdyear. Designing and organizing practical worksfor BS (Honours) - 2nd year students.

 

Oct 2012 –Feb 2016

Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.Teaching Basic Biochemistry – I to BS (Honours) - 1st year, Plant Biochemistry to BS (Honours) - 3rdyear and Bioinformatics to MS students. Designing and organizing practical worksfor BS (Honours) - 2nd year students.

 

Feb 2012 – Sep 2012

Research Associate (full-time), Molecular Biology Lab, University of Dhaka, Dhaka – 1000, Bangladesh. Supervised graduate and undergraduate students working on different scientific projects, guided in different techniques and experiments. Conducted studies on-

a) Establishment of relation between CBF1-mediated cold tolerance pathway and annexin 1 gene in Corchorusolitorius var. O-9897 and Corchorusolitorius var. SDLT-1.

b) Lignin content estimation and silencing of the lignin biosynthetic genes by RNAi method in Corchorus spp.

 

Aug 2010 – Dec 2011

MS thesis research, Molecular Biology Lab, University of Dhaka, Dhaka – 1000, Bangladesh. Learned techniques of molecular biology for working on the following projects –

a) Determination and characterization of Corchorusolitorius var. SDLT-1annexin1 gene (CoAnx1) and its correlation with stress responsiveness.

b) Identification and molecular characterization of a receptor-like protein kinase gene from Corchoruscapsularis.

 

Publications:

 

  1. Ashraf M. A., Khatun A., Sharmin T., Mobin F., Tanu R. A., Morshed T., Fakir T. A., Begum R. A. and Nabi A. H. M. N.; MPDB 1.0: a medicinal plant database of Bangladesh; Bioinformation, 2014. 10(6): p. 384–386
  2. Reza K. A., Sharmin S., Moosa M. M., Mahmood N., Ghosh A.,  Begum R. A. and Khan H.; Identification and molecular characterization of a receptor-like protein kinase gene from Corchoruscapsularis; Turkish Journal of Biology, 2013. 37: p. 11-17
  3. Begum R. A. and Khan H., Annexin – A potent gene contributing to both biotic and abiotic stress tolerance in Corchorusolitorius var. SDLT-1, (abstract submitted in BSBMB Conference 2012)

Teaching:

Assistant Professor (on study leave), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka – 1000, Bangladesh.

Research interests:

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics.

Teaching:

Assistant Professor (on study leave), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka – 1000, Bangladesh.