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Ahlan Sabah Ferdous

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

Contact: +88-01974363555 Email: ahlan_sabah@du.ac.bd website: http://www.molbiolab.du.ac.bd/

 

Current Position

  • Lecturer at Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka.
  • Associate-investigator at Molecular Biology lab, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka.

Previous Work Experience

August 2013- November 2014: Research Associate and Lab manager at Molecular Biology lab, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka.

Research Experiences

 M.S. thesis student at Molecular Biology Lab, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, DU from March 2012 to July 2013.

 Research Associate at Molecular Biology Lab, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, DU from August 2013 to November 2014.

Associate-investigator at Molecular Biology Lab, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, DU from December 2014 till present.

 

Publications:

Research Articles

  1. Ahlan Sabah Ferdous, M. Tariqul Islam, Salma Sultana Alam, Haseena Khan (2015). Identification of stable reference gene(s) for quantitative expression assay by Real Time PCR in jute under different experimental conditions: an essential assessment for gene expression analysis.Australian Journal of Crop Science 9(7) p. 646.
  2. M. Tariqul Islam, Ahlan Sabah Ferdous, Rifat Ara Najnin, Suprovath Kumar Sarker, Haseena Khan (2015). High Throughput Sequencing reveals diverse sets of conserved, non-conserved and species specific miRNAs in jute.International Journal of Genomics 2015(2015).
  3. Shaila Hauqe, Ahlan Sabah Ferdous, Kawsar Hossain, M. Tariqul Islam, Haseena Khan (2016). Identification and expression profiling of microRNAs and their corresponding targets related to Phytoremediation of heavy metals in jute (Corchorus olitorius var. O-9897).Bioresearch Communications 2(1) p. 152.
  4. Ahlan Sabah Ferdous, M. Tariqul Islam, Tanima Sharker, Nurun Nahar Fancy, Salma Sultana Alam, Haseena Khan (2015). Jute miRNA questions the universality of stem loop RT primer.(Submitted: under revision).
  5. Farhana Shafrin, Ahlan Sabah Ferdous, Suprovath Kumar Sarker, Rajib Ahmed, Al- Amin, Kawsar Hossain,  Mrinmoy Sharker, Jorge Rencoret, Ana Gutiérrez, Jose C. del Rio, Neeti Sanan-Mishra, , Haseena Khan (2016). Modification of Monolignol Biosynthetic Pathway in Jute: Different Gene, Different Consequence(Submitted: revision submitted).

Proceedings

1. Achia Khatun, Iffat Jahan, M. Tariqul Islam, Ahlan Sabah Ferdous, Tahria Najnin, Haseena Khan (2014). Analysis of expression patterns of genes involved in Abscisic acid biosynthesis pathways in C. olitorius var. O-9897 in comparison with C. olitorius 2015 under salinity stress. 5th International Conference on Environmental Aspects of Bangladesh, September 5-6, 2014haka, Bangladesh.

Conference Papers

  1. Kawsar Hossain, Shaila Haque, Ahlan Sabah Ferdous, Md. Tariqul Islam, Haseena Khan (2015). Jute for phytoremediation of heavy metals and profiling of heavy metal responsive microRNAs. International Conference of Biotechnology in Health and Agriculture (ICBHA) 2015.
  2. Babry Fatema, Ahlan Sabah Ferdous, Badrul Haidar, Md. Tariqul Islam, Haseena Khan (2015). Endophytic bacterial community in Jute (Corchorus sp): Their ability to utilize nitrogen and phosphate as an aspect of plant growth promoting activity. International Conference of Biotechnology in Health and Agriculture (ICBHA) 2015.
  3. Ahlan Sabah Ferdous, Tanima Sharker, Tania Nazmun Nahar, Shaila Haque, Md. Tariqul Islam, Haseena Khan (2016). Target Identification of Novel microRNAs, miRN2, miRN3, miRN5. 2nd International South Asian Biotechnology Conference 2016.
  4. Babry Fatema, Ahlan Sabah Ferdous, Shaheena Amin, Md. Tariqul Islam, Tanima Sharker, Samira Bushra, Haseena Khan (2016). Assessment of host response against Macrophomina infection insensitive and resistant apecies in Jute (Corchorus sp.). 2nd International South Asian Biotechnology Conference 2016.

EducationalQualification

  • Master of Science (M.S.)

Major                          : Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Institute                     : Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka

  •          : Selection and validation of reference genes for comparative studies by qPCR while characterizing a putative Jute vps 51 gene.

Thesis supervisor: Professor Haseena Khan, PhD.

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Major                   : Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Institute                     : Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,University of Dhaka

 

  • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)

Institute:  Viqarunnisa Noon School and College

Group     : Science   

Result     : GPA 5.00 on the scale of 5.00

Year of passing: 2007

  • Secondary School Certificate (SSC)

Institute:  Viqarunnisa Noon School and College

Group: Science           

Result: GPA 5.00 on the scale of 5.00          

Year of passing: 2007

 

 

English Proficiency Test Score

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score:

109 out of 120

Reading: 28; Listening: 30; Speaking: 23; Writing: 28

 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

311 out of 340

Verbal section:  155

Quantitative Section: 156

 

 

Conference, Training and Workshop

1. International Symposium on Cancer and Developmental Biology: Latest Clinical and Biochemical Advances, organized by the University of Dhaka on 29-30 January, 2010, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

2.7th InternationalPlant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology conference Organized by Bangladesh Association for Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology ( BAPTC&B) on 1-3 March 2014, Dhaka, Bangladesh (Oral Presentation)

3.5thInternational Conference on Environmental Aspects of Bangladesh organized by International Conference on Environmental Aspects of Bangladesh (ICEAB) on 5-6 September2014, Dhaka, Bangladesh (Oral Presentation)

4. International Conference of Biotechnology in Health and Agriculture (ICBHA) organized by Global Network of Bangladeshi Biotechnologists on 9-10 January, 2015, Dhaka, Bangladesh (Poster Presentation)

5. National conference of Biochemistry, Industry and Sustainable Economy organized by Bangladesh Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology on 21 March, 2015 Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Oral and Poster Presentation)

6. International Training Workshop on Developing Talents of Women in Science, Technology and Innovation organized by International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation (ISTIC), NAM Institute of the Empowerment of Women, Malaysia (NIEW) and Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia (MOSTI) on 3-6 August 2015, Kuala Lumpur.

7. Training Workshop on Statistical input for Biological Data analysis organized by Institute of Statistical Research and Training (ISRT), University of Dhaka, on 13 November- 14 December 2015, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

8. 2nd International South Asian Biotechnology Conference organized by Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and  South Asian University, New Delhi, India on 05-06 February 2016, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

9. Real Time PCR 7500 Fast Application Training, Gurgaon, India on 21-22 March 2016

10.Biovision.Nxt and BioVision 2016 , Alexandria, Egypt on 9-14 April 2016

 

Award and Scholarships

  • Best Paper Award in 2nd International South Asian Biotechnology Conference 2016, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

§ 2nd Position in Best poster presentation in International Conference of Biotechnology in Health and Agriculture (ICBHA) 2015, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

§ 2nd Position in Best oral presentation of Research Project in National conference of Biochemistry, Industry and Sustainable Economy 2015, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

§ Best Paper Award in 5th International Conference on Environmental Aspects of Bangladesh, 2014, Dhaka, Bangladesh

§ Awarded with “National Science & Technology (N.S.T) Fellowship 2012-13” from Ministry of Science and Technology of Government of Bangladesh for Thesis Research Project.

§ “Dean’s award” recipient from Faculty of Biological Science, University of Dhaka for outstanding performance in Undergraduate program 2010-2011

§ University of Dhaka scholarship 2011 for “remarkable result in undergraduate level”.

§ S.S.C Board Scholarship 2005 for outstanding result in Secondary level.

 

Ongoing Projects:

 

granted Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) (Window 2) 2014-2017 grant from Ministry of Education, with the assistance of the World Bank (implementing agency University Grants Commission of Bangladesh) on “Creating a next generation of postgraduate researchers highly skilled in molecular and analytical approaches while harnessing endophytes for broad spectrum industrial application as well as using them for improved stress tolerance in jute (sup progect no. 3250)” (Position: Member of Subproject management team , Subproject Manager: Dr. Haseena Khan)

 

Special Allocation Grant 2015-2016 from Ministry of Science and Technology of Government of Bangladesh on Assessment of host response against Macrophomina infection insensitive and resistant species in Jute (Corchorus sp.). (Position: Co-Investigator; Principal Investigator: Dr. Haseena Khan)

 

Personal Information

o Date of Birth:                             11 August, 1990.

o Sex:                                                   Female

o Nationality:                                                 Bangladeshi

o Religion:                                       Islam

o Mother’s name:                        Farida Khanam

o Father’s name :                         Sarwar Zahan

o Blood group:                              A+