Profile of Dr. Md. Oliur Rahman

... Name Dr. Md. Oliur Rahman
Designation Professor
Last Degree M.Sc. (Dhaka), Ph.D. (Japan)
   

Professor DR. M. OLIUR RAHMAN

Ph.D. (Hiroshima), FLS (London)

Department of Botany, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh

Contact: +88-02-9661900 Ext 7536 (Off), +88-01717-751718 (Mobile)

Email: oliur.bot@du.ac.bd; prof.oliurrahman@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION

  • Ph. D. in Botany, Hiroshima University, Japan (2003)

Thesis‘Molecular systematic and cytotaxonomic studies of Utricularia L. (Lentibulariaceae)’

  • M. Sc. in Botany, University of Dhaka (1994). First Class First Position

Thesis – ‘Angiospermic Flora of Bhawal National Park, Gazipur (Bangladesh)’

  • B. Sc. (Honors) in Botany, University of Dhaka (1992). First Class First Position

 

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Plant Taxonomy and Biodiversity
  • Molecular Systematics & Phylogenetics
  • Biological and Chemical investigation of Medicinal Plants
  • Bioprospecting

 

CURRENT POSITION

          Professor (Since 22 July 2013)

          Department of Botany

           University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh   

    

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT RECORDS

  • Associate Professor (10/08/2011 – 21/07/2013)

            Department of Botany, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000

  • Assistant Professor (15/09/2008 – 09/08/2011)

            Department of Botany, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000

  • Senior Scientific Officer (27/08/2007 – 14/09/2008)

            Bangladesh National Herbarium, Ministry of Environment & Forest

  • Scientific Officer (23/4/1996 – 26/08/2007)

            Bangladesh National Herbarium, Ministry of Environment & Forest

  • Assistant Curator (16/08/1995 – 22/04/1996)

            National Museum of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology

            

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

  1. Chief Editor, Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy (Thomson Reuters) (2018-).
  2. Contributor, Updating and Mainstreaming of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plant (NBSAP)   (2017).
  3. Editor, Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy (2015 - 2017)
  4. Editor, International Journal of Nature and Life Sciences (2017 - date)
  5. Contributor, Red Data Book of Vascular Plants of Bangladesh, Volume 3 (2015). Bangladesh National Herbarium, Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
  6. Facilitator, BAPT-AuthorAid Workshop on Improving Research Communication Skills of   Young Plant Scientists of Bangladesh, financed by INASP (International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications) and AuthorAid, Oxford, UK (2013).
  7. Contributor, Red Data Book of Vascular Plants of Bangladesh, Volume 2 (2013). Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
  8. Executive Editor, Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy (BJPT) (2010 - 2014).
  9. Reporteaur, Fifth International Botanical Conference 2011: Technical Session 8 – “Systematics and Ethnobotany” (2011).
  10. General Secretary, Bangladesh Association of Plant Taxonomists (2008 - 2011).
  11. Scrutinizer, Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vols. 6-12 (2007-2009). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  12. Contributor, National Capacity Self Assessment Project, IUCN, funded by UNDP (2007).
  13. Contributor, Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vols. 6-12 (2007-2009). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. Contributed the detailed species profile of 377 plant species under 18 angiosperm families in the Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh.
  14. Councilor, The International Society of Chromosome Botany (2006 -).
  15. Contributor, Third National Biodiversity Report of Bangladesh (2005). Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
  16. Advisor, National Action Program (NAP) for Combating Desertification in Bangladesh. United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) (2004-2005).
  17. Contributor, Medicinal Plants Protection Act, Bangladesh (2005). Bangladesh Agriculture Research Council, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
  18. Specialist, Species Conservation thematic group for preparing the “National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan” (NBSAP) for Bangladesh (2004).
  19. Joint Secretary, Bangladesh Association of Plant Taxonomists (2003 - 2007).
  20. Botanist, National Biodiversity and Strategic Action Plan (2004). IUCN, Bangladesh, funded by UNDP and GEF.
  21. Editor, Medicinal Plants of Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh: Volume 1 (2003-2004). Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
  22. Executive Committee Member, Bangladesh Association of Plant Taxonomists (2003 – Date).
  23. Reporteur, Agri-Invest 2003, Bangladesh Agriculture Research Council (2003).
  24. Biologist, Ecological Baseline Studies in ‘Jamalpur Project Refinement Study’ funded by Commission of European Communities (1996).
  25. Biologist, National Minor Irrigation Development Project’ funded by Commission of European Communities (1995).

 

TEACHING

Courses Taken and Subject Taught (Theory Courses):

  • M.S.: Angiosperm Systematics;(including Molecular Systematics and Phylogenetics; DNA Barcoding)
  • B.S. Honours(3rd Year): Contemporary Systematics
  • B.S. Honours ( 2nd Year) : Gymnosperm, Paleobotany and Economic Botany

Practical Courses:

Bot 501: Angiosperm Systematics; Bot 404: Ethnobotany; Bot 305: Contemporary Systematics; Bot 202: Gymnosperm, Paleobotany and Economic Botany; Bot 105: Angiosperm Taxonomy

 

As Mentor: Guided several M.S. Theses students and continuing guiding M.S. and Ph.D. students

 

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Current Research

  • Karyomorphology of the genus Zaphyranthes Herb. (Liliaceae) and its taxonomic significance.
  • Biological activities of Oroxylum indicum Vent: An analgesic, antidiabetic, antioxidant, cytotoxicity, anti-diarrhoeal and antibacterial evaluation.
  • Evaluation of multi-faced pharmacological activities of Aphanamixis polystachya.
  • Ethnobotanical studies of wild leafy vegetables of Bangladesh.
  • A comprehensive survey and documentation of plant diversity of Gaffargaon sub-district under Mymensingh district: Distribution, Potential and Conservation.

Previous Research

2016-2017

  • Multi-functional pharmacological credence of 16 Hydroxy betulinic acid, a novel triterpenoid isolated from Mikania cordata.
  • Systematics and reproductive biology of the family Liliaceae from Bangladesh.
  • Evaluation of anti-nociceptive, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic potential of Mikania cordata (Burm. f.) Robinson
  • Antioxidant, cytotoxicity and antimicrobial activities of Aphanamixis polystachya (Wall.) R.N. Parker

2014 -2015

  • Molecular characterization of the genus Crotalaria based on Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA

 

  • DNA sequencing of Euphorbia scordifolia based on nuclear ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer sequence
  • Molecular phylogenetics of Echinops (Asteraceae) with special reference to nrDNA ITS sequence-based molecular typing of Echinops abuzinadianus.
  • Biological activities of Mikania cordata (Burm. f.) Robinson

2012 – 2013

  • Assessment of genetic variation and species relationships in Desmodium based on RAPD markers
  • Antioxidant and cytotoxic properties of Alstonia scholaris (L.) R. Br.
  • Angiospermic flora of Trishal Upazila, Mymensingh, focusing on medicinally important plants and their conservation.
  • Angiosperm flora of Sadar Upazila of Munshiganj district, Bangladesh

2010 – 2011

  • Angiospermic flora of Dhamrai upazila, Dhaka
  • Variation in the pappus structure in some members of the Asteraceae
  • Systematic studies of the genus Desmodium and Senna from Bangladesh

2008 – 2009

  • Angiospermic flora of Runctia Sal forest, Sherpur district, Bangladesh
  • Reproductive Biology of some medicinal plants of Bangladesh
  • Taxonomy and Biology of the family Bignoniaceae

2006 – 2007

  • Systematic studies of the families Euphorbiaceae, Brassicaceae and Scrophulariaceae
  • Studies on the family Moraceae and Melastomaceae
  • Taxonomic studies on the genus Caesalpinia from Bangladesh

2003 – 2005

  • Systematic studies of Lentibulariaceae
  • Biodiversity of Satchari reserve forest, Habiganj
  • Biodiversity of Tillagarh reserve forest, Sylhet
  • Biodiversity of Jaflong, Sylhet
  • Biodiversity of Ratargul swamp forest, Sylhet
  • Biodiversity of Dulahazara safari park, Cox’s Bazar
  • Biodiversity of Rajeshpur sal forest, Comilla

1999 – 2002

  • Molecular systematic and cytotaxonomic studies of Utricularia L. (Lentibulariaceae) at Hiroshima University, Japan

1997 – 1998

  • Plant Biodiversity of Tanguar Haor, Sunamganj district
  • Angiospermic Flora of Jamuna River Belt, Jamalpur district

1995 – 1996

  • Taxonomic studies of weeds of paddy fields of Bogra and Rajshahi districts
  • Systematic studies in the family Cucurbitaceae from Bangladesh

1993 – 1994

  • Angiospermic Flora of Bhawal National Park, Gazipur district

 

ADVANCED TRAINING

  • Genomics and Proteomics conducted by Dr. Glenn R. Hicks of the University of California, Riverside, USA from 16-24 July 2012.
  • Plant Genetic Transformation, In-situ Hybridization and Bioinformatics conducted by Prof. Dr. Hans Jörg Jacobsen, Institute of Plant Genetics, Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany from 6-14 October 2012.
  • Lab and Data Management Protocols for DNA Barcoding at the Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan on 17 September 2007, sponsored by Smithsonian Institution, Washington, USA and Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
  • Online Journal Publishing workshop at the University of Dhaka sponsored by International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP), Oxford, UK from 30 March -3 April 2008.
  • Conservation and Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources at Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Gazipur, Bangladesh from 5-8 February 2007.
  • Modern Techniques of Plant Taxonomy conducted by Dr. Alastair Culham of the University of Reading, UK from 10-19 March 1998, funded by DFID, UK.
  • Botanical Research And Herbarium Management System (BRAHMS) course conducted by Dr. Denis Filer of the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, UK from 8-19 January 1998, sponsored by DFID, UK.

 

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS AND HONORS

  • Golden Jubilee Award, Department of Botany, University of Dhaka (2006).
  • Monbusho Scholarship of Japan Government nominated by Ministry of Education for   Ph. D. study in Japan (1999-2003). Stood First in order of merit from Bangladesh in obtaining the scholarship in 1999.
  • National Science and Technology (NST) Fellowship from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Bangladesh (1997).
  • Gold Medal Award for standing First Class First Position in B. Sc. (Hon.) examination by Lion Club of Dhaka, Bangladesh (1993).
  • Awarded Medal by the Vice-Chancellor, University of Dhaka at the Award ceremony of the top meritorious students of the University of Dhaka (1993).
  • Dean Honour’s Award from the Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Dhaka for outstanding academic performance and regularity (1988).

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATION 

  1. Siddiqui, S.A., Rahman, A., Rahman, M.O., Akbar, M.A., Ali, M.A., Al-Hemaid, F.M.A., Elshikh, M.S. and Farah, M.A. 2018. A novel triterpenoid 16-Hydroxy betulinic acid isolated from Mikania cordata attributes multi-faced pharmacological activities. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences (Elsevier). DOI: 10.1016/j.sjbs.2018.03.002
  1. Siddiqui, S.A., Rahman, A., Rahman, M.O., Akbar, M.A., Rouf, A.S.S., Ali, M.A., Al-Hemaid, F.M.A. and Farah, M.A. 2018. Evaluation of anti-nociceptive, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic potential of Mikania cordata (Burm. f.) Robinson in experimental animal model. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences (Elsevier). DOI: 10.1016/j.sjbs.2018.01.009
  1. Afroz, S., Rahman, M.O. and Hassan, M.A. 2018. Taxonomy and reproductive biology of the genus Zephyranthes Herb. (Liliaceae) on Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 25(1): 57-69.
  1. Karaköse, M., Polat, R., Rahman, M.O. and Çakilcioğlu, U. 2018. Bee flora of Espiye, Turkey and traditional honey production. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 25(1): 79-91.
  1. Uddin, M.N., Rahman, M.O. and Rahman, M.A. 2018. New records of three species and a genus of the Euphorbiaceae from Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 25(1): 93-99.
  1. Rahman, A., Siddiqui, S.A., Rahman, M.O. and Kang, S.C. 2018. Insecticidal activity of seed essential oil of Poncirus trifoliata (L.) Raf. Bangladesh Journal of Botany (Accepted).
  1. Rahman, M.O., Rahman, M.Z., Sony, S.K. and Islam, M.N. 2017. Genetic variation and molecular relationships among some taxa of Desmodium Desv. based on RAPD markers. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 24(2): 149-154.
  1. Sultana, N., Rahman, M.O., Tahia, F., Hassan, M.A. and Rashid, M.A. 2017. Antioxidant, cytotoxicity and antimicrobial activities of Aphanamixis polystachya (Wall.) R. N. Parker. Bangladesh J. Bot. 46(4): 1381-1387.
  1. Rahman, M.O. and Hassan, M.A. 2017. New angiospermic taxa for the flora of Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 24(2): 165-171.
  1. Ali, M.A., Lee, J., Rahman, M.O., Al-Anazi, F.S.M., Al-Hemaid, F.M.A., Hatamleh, A.A., Lee, C., Mylliemngap, B.J., and Bhattacharjee, A. 2016. A phylogenetic implication of molecular genotyping of Euryops jaberiana Abedin & Chaudhary (Asteraceae). Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 23(1): 45-51.
  1. Ali, M.A., Al-Hemaid, F.M., Lee, J., Hatamleh, A.A., Gyulai, G. and Rahman, M.O. 2015. Unraveling systematic inventory of Echinops (Asteraceae) with special reference to nrDNA ITS sequence-based molecular typing of Echinops abuzinadianus. Genet. Mol. Res. 14(4): 11752-11762.
  1. Ahmed, A., Akbar, M.M., Rahman, M.O. and Chaudhury, M.M.R. 2015. Effects of management practice on the community composition and species diversity of Sal (Shorea robusta Geartn.) forest at Comilla. J. Biodivers. Conserv. Manag. 1(2): 73-82.
  1. Ali, M.A., Pandey, A.K., Al-Hemaid, F.M.A., Lee, J., Pandit, B., Kim, S.Y., Gyulai, G. and Rahman, M.O. 2015. Nuclear Sequences in Plant Phylogenetics.  In: Ali, M.A., Gábor, G. and Al-Hemaid, F. (Eds), Plant DNA Barcoding and Phylogenetics. Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, pp. 37-52.
  1. Siddiqui, S.A. Rahman, M.O., Akbar, M.A. Rouf, A.S.S., Islam, R., Rahman, M.S. and Rahman, A. 2015. Antioxidant and cytotoxic properties of essential oil and various extracts of Alstonia scholaris (L.) R. Br. J. Character. & Develop. Novel Mat. 7(1): 49-61 (USA).
  1. Al-Hemaid, F.M.A., Ali, M.A., Lee, J. and Rahman, M.O. 2015. Molecular evolutionary relationships of Euphorbia scordifolia Jacq. within the genus inferred from analysis of internal transcribed spacer sequences. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 22(2): 111-118.
  1. Begum, A., Rahman, M.O. and Begum, M. 2014. stomatal and trichome diversity in senna mill.  from bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 21(1): 43-51.
  1. Ferdousi, A., Rahman, M.O. and Hassan, M.A. 2014. seed germination behaviour of six medicinal plants from bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 21(1): 71-76.
  1. Rahman, M.O., Begum, M. and Ullah, M.W. 2013. Angiosperm flora of Munshiganj sadar upazila, Munshiganj, Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 20(2): 213-231.
  1. Rahman M.O and Alam, M.T. 2013. A taxonomic study on the angiosperm flora of Trishal upazila, Mymensingh. Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci. 22(1): 63-74.
  1. Rahman, M.O., Rahman, M.Z. and Begum, A. 2013. Numerical taxonomy of the genus Senna Mill. from Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 20(1): 77-83.
  1. Khatun, M. Hassan, M.A., Islam, S.N. and Rahman, M.O. 2013. Taxonomy of leafy vegetables of Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 20(1): 95-123.
  2. Rahman, M. Z. and Rahman, M.O. 2012. Morphometric analysis of Desmodium Desv. (Fabaceae) in Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Bot. 41(2): 143-148.
  3. Rahman M. O., Antara R.T., Begum, M. and Hassan, M.A. 2012. Floristic   diversity of Dhamrai upazila of Dhaka, Bangladesh with emphasis on medicinal plants. Bangladesh J. Bot. 41(1): 71-85.
  4. Rahman M.O., Hassan, M.A., Mia, M.M.K and Huq, A.M. 2012. A synoptical account of the Sterculiaceae in Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 19(1): 63-78.
  1. Rahman, M.Z., Rahman, M.O. and Hassan, M.A. 2012. Seed germination of two medicinal plants: Desmodium pulchellum (L.) Benth. and D. triflorum (L.) DC. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 19(2): 209-212
  1. Mia, M.M.K., Rahman, M.O., Hassan, M.A. and Huq, A.M. 2011. Three new records of Sterculiaceae for Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 18(2): 153-157.
  1. Rahman, M.O., Sultana, M., Begum, M. and Hassan, M.A. 2011. Pulicaria vulgaris Gaertn. (Asteraceae), a new species record for Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 18(2): 205-208.
  1. Al-Reza, S.M., Rahman, A., Sattar, M.A., Rahman, M.O. and Fida, H.M. 2010. Essential oil composition and antioxidant activities of Curcuma aromatica Salisb. Food and Chemical Toxicology 48: 1757-1760.
  1. Rahman, M.O. 2010. Use of Random PCR (RAPD) technology to analyze systematic relationships in terrestrial bladderworts (Utricularia L.). Bangladesh J. Bot. 39(1): 97-102.
  1. Rahman, M.O., Uddin, M.Z., Tutul, E., Begum, M. and Hassan, M.A. 2010. Additions to the Angiospermic flora of Runctia sal forest, Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 17(2): 167-181.
  1. Tutul, E., Uddin, M.Z., Rahman, M.O. and Hassan, M.A. 2010. Angiospermic flora of Runctia sal forest, Bangladesh. II. Magnoliopsida (Dicots). Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 17(1): 33-53.
  1. Liza, S.A., Rahman, M.O., Hassan, M.A. and Begum, M. 2010. Reproductive biology of three medicinal plants. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 17(1): 69-78.
  1. Khatun, B.M., Rahman, M.O. and Sultana, S.S. 2010. Hydrocotyle verticillata Thunb. (Apiaceae) - A new angiospermic record for Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 17(1): 105-108.
  1. Sultana, M., Rahman, M.O., Begum, M. and Hassan, M.A. and 2010. Diospyros albiflora Alston (Ebenaceae) - A new angiospermic record for Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Bot. 39(2): 249-251.
  1. Fattah, Q.A., Begum, M, Banu-Fattah, K. and Rahman, M.O. 2010. Gardens in Pakistan and Bangladesh periods. In: Ahmed, N., Kabir, S.M.H., Ahmed, Z.U., Elahi, K.M., Begum, Z.N.T., Islam, M.A., Ahmed, S.U. and Rabbani, A.K.M.G. (Eds). Environment of Capital Dhaka, Plants Wildlife Gardens Parks Open Spaces Air Water Earthquake. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka. pp. 169-206.
  1. Tutul, E., Uddin, M.Z., Rahman, M.O. and Hassan, M.A. 2009. Angiospermic flora of Runctia sal forest, Bangladesh. I. Liliopsida (Monocots). Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 16(1): 83-90.
  1. Rahman, M.O. 2009. Lentibulariaceae. In: Ahmed, Z.U., Hassan, M.A., Begum, Z.N.T., Khondker, M., Kabir, S.M.H., Ahmad, M., Ahmed, A.T.A., Rahman, A.K.A. and Haque, E.U. (Eds). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol. 8. Angiosperm: Dicotyledons (Fabaceae – Lythraceae). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka. pp. 375-383.
  1. Rahman, M.O. and Khanam, M.  2009. Lythraceae. In: Ahmed, Z.U., Hassan, M.A., Begum, Z.N.T., Khondker, M., Kabir, S.M.H., Ahmad, M., Ahmed, A.T.A., Rahman, A.K.A. and Haque, E.U. (eds.). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol. 8. Angiosperm: Dicotyledons (Fabaceae – Lythraceae). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka. pp. 408-428.
  1. Rahman, M.O. and Huq, A.M. 2009. Melastomataceae. In: Ahmed, Z.U., Hassan, M.A., Begum, Z.N.T., Khondker, M., Kabir, S.M.H., Ahmad, M., Ahmed, A.T.A., Rahman, A.K.A. and Haque, E.U. (Eds). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol. 9. Angiosperm: Dicotyledons (Magnoliaceae – Punicaceae). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka. pp. 62-78.
  1. Rahman, M.O. and Basak, S.R. 2009. Meliaceae. In: Ahmed, Z.U., Hassan, M.A., Begum, Z.N.T., Khondker, M., Kabir, S.M.H., Ahmad, M., Ahmed, A.T.A., Rahman, A.K.A. and Haque, E.U. (Eds). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol. 9. Angiosperm: Dicotyledons (Magnoliaceae – Punicaceae). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka. pp. 79-111.
  1. Hassan, M. A. and Rahman, M.O. 2009. Moraceae. In: Ahmed, Z.U., Hassan, M.A., Begum, Z.N.T., Khondker, M., Kabir, S.M.H., Ahmad, M., Ahmed, A.T.A., Rahman, A.K.A. and Haque, E.U. (Eds). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol. 9. Angiosperm: Dicotyledons (Magnoliaceae – Punicaceae). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka. pp. 185-236.
  1. Rahman, M.O. and Habib, M.A. 2009. Oleaceae. In: Ahmed, Z.U., Hassan, M.A., Begum, Z.N.T., Khondker, M., Kabir, S.M.H., Ahmad, M., Ahmed, A.T.A., Rahman, A.K.A. and Haque, E.U. (Eds). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol. 9. Angiosperm: Dicotyledons (Magnoliaceae – Punicaceae). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka. pp. 321-338.
  1. Rahman, M.O. 2009. Rhizophoraceae. In: Ahmed, Z.U., Hassan, M.A., Begum, Z.N.T., Khondker, M., Kabir, S.M.H., Ahmad, M., Ahmed, A.T.A., Rahman, A.K.A. and Haque, E.U. (Eds). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol. 10. Angiosperm: Dicotyledons (Ranunculaceae – Zygophyllaceae). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka. pp. 14-26.
  1. Rahman, M. O. 2009. Scrophulariaceae. In: Ahmed, Z.U., Hassan, M.A., Begum, Z.N.T., Khondker, M., Kabir, S.M.H., Ahmad, M., Ahmed, A.T.A., Rahman, A.K.A. and Haque, E.U. (Eds). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol. 10. Angiosperm: Dicotyledons (Ranunculaceae – Zygophyllaceae). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka. pp. 229-283.
  1. Rahman, M.O. 2009. Sonneratiaceae. In: Ahmed, Z.U., Hassan, M.A., Begum, Z.N.T., Khondker, M., Kabir, S.M.H., Ahmad, M., Ahmed, A.T.A., Rahman, A.K.A. and Haque, E.U. (Eds). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol. 10. Angiosperm: Dicotyledons (Ranunculaceae – Zygophyllaceae). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka. pp. 320-325.
  1. Rahman, M.O., Afroz, S. and Hassan, M.A. 2008. Aristolochia elegans Mast. (Aristolochiaceae) – A new angiospermic record for Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 15(2): 155-158.
  1. Rahman, M.O. Brassicaceae. 2008. In: Ahmed, Z.U., Hassan, M.A., Begum, Z.N.T., Khondker, M., Kabir, S.M.H., Ahmad, M., Ahmed, A.T.A., Rahman, A.K.A. and Haque, E.U. (Eds). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol. 7. Angiosperm: Dicotyledons (Balsaminaceae – Euphorbiaceae). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka. pp. 52-75.
  1. Rahman, M.O. Burserraceae. 2008. In: Ahmed, Z.U., Hassan, M.A., Begum, Z.N.T., Khondker, M., Kabir, S.M.H., Ahmad, M., Ahmed, A.T.A., Rahman, A.K.A. and Haque, E.U. (Eds). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol. 7. Angiosperm: Dicotyledons (Balsaminaceae – Euphorbiaceae). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka. pp. 76-82.
  1. Rahman, M.O. Cucurbitaceae. 2008. In: Ahmed, Z.U., Hassan, M.A., Begum, Z.N.T., Khondker, M., Kabir, S.M.H., Ahmad, M., Ahmed, A.T.A., Rahman, A.K.A. and Haque, E.U. (Eds). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol. 7. Angiosperm: Dicotyledons (Balsaminaceae – Euphorbiaceae). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka. pp. 291-325.
  1. Rahman, M.O. Droseraeae. 2008. In: Ahmed, Z.U., Hassan, M.A., Begum, Z.N.T., Khondker, M., Kabir, S.M.H., Ahmad, M., Ahmed, A.T.A., Rahman, A.K.A. and Haque, E.U. (Eds). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol. 7. Angiosperm: Dicotyledons (Balsaminaceae – Euphorbiaceae). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka. pp. 348-351.
  1. Rahman, M.O. and Khan, B. 2008. Euphorbiaceae. In: Ahmed, Z.U., Hassan, M.A., Begum, Z.N.T., Khondker, M., Kabir, S.M.H., Ahmad, M., Ahmed, A.T.A., Rahman, A.K.A. and Haque, E.U. (Eds). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol. 7. Angiosperm: Dicotyledons (Balsaminaceae – Euphorbiaceae). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka. pp. 376-488.
  1. Rahman, M.O. and Ullah, M.A. 2008. Smilacaceae. In: Ahmed, Z.U., Hassan, M.A., Begum, Z.N.T., Khondker, M., Kabir, S.M.H., Ahmad, M., Ahmed, A.T.A., Rahman, A.K.A. and Haque, E.U. (Eds). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol. 12. Angiosperm: Monocotyledons (Orchidaceae – Zingiberaceae). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka. pp. 434-442.
  1. Rahman, M.O. 2007. DNA fingerprinting in Utricularia L. section Utricularia as revealed by PCR based assay. International J. Bot. 3(1): 56-63.
  1. Khatun, B.M.R. and Rahman, M.O. 2006. Taxonomic revision of the genus Caesalpinia L. (Caesalpiniaceae) for Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 13(2): 93-109.
  1. Rahman, M.O. 2006. Evaluation of RAPD markers for taxonomic relationships in some aquatic species of Utricularia L. (Lentibulariaceae). Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 13(2): 73-82.
  1. Rahman, M.O. 2006. Scrophulariaceous taxa in Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 13(2): 139-154.
  1. Rahman, M.O. 2005. A taxonomic account of Utricularia L. from Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 12(2): 63-70.
  1. Rahman, M.O. 2004a. Inter simple sequence repeat (ISSR) as genetic marker systems in molecular systematics and phylogenetics. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 11(1): 103-117.
  1. Rahman, M.O. 2004b. Second list of Angiospermic taxa not included in Hooker’s “Flora of British India” and Prain’s “Bengal Plants” - Series I. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 11(1): 77-82.
  1. Rahman, M.O. 2004c. Second list of Angiospermic taxa not included in Hooker’s “Flora of British India” and Prain’s “Bengal Plants” - Series II. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 11(2): 49-56.
  1. Khanam, M., Rahman, M.O. and Uddin, S.N. 2004. Tabernaemontana corymbosa Roxb. (Apocynaceae) – A new angiospermic record for Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 11(1): 87-89.
  1. Khanam, M., Rahman, M.O. and Yusuf, M. 2004. Vernonia pyramidale (D. Don) S. N. Mitra (Compositae) – A new angiospermic record for Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 11(1): 99-101.
  1. Mazumder, M.S., Rahman, M.M., Rahman, M., Ismail, K.M., Mannan, M.A., Hosain, A.B.M.J., Rahman, M.O., Uddin, S.B. and Samaddar, S. 2004. Medicinal Plants of Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh. Volume 1. Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. pp. 1-227.
  1. Choudhury, J.K., Biswas, S.R., Islam, S.M., Rahman, O. and Uddin, S.N. 2004a. Biodiversity of Dulahazara Safari Park, Cox’s Bazar. IUCN Bangladesh Country Office, Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp. 1-30.
  1. Choudhury, J.K., Biswas, S.R., Islam, S.M., Rahman, O. and Uddin, S.N. 2004b. Biodiversity of Shatchari Reserved Forest, Habiganj. IUCN Bangladesh Country Office, Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp. 1-30.
  1. Choudhury, J.K., Biswas, S.R., Islam, S.M., Rahman, O. and Uddin, S.N. 2004c. Biodiversity of Ratargul Swamp Forest, Sylhet. IUCN Bangladesh Country Office, Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp. 1-24.
  1. Choudhury, J.K., Biswas, S.R., Islam, S.M., Rahman, O. and Uddin, S.N. 2004d. Biodiversity of Jaflong, Sylhet. IUCN Bangladesh Country Office, Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp. 1-28.
  1. Choudhury, J.K., Biswas, S.R., Islam, S.M., Rahman, O. and Uddin, S.N. 2004e. Biodiversity of Tilagarh Reserved Forest, Sylhet. IUCN Bangladesh Country Office, Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp. 1-20.
  1. Choudhury, J.K., Biswas, S.R., Islam, S.M., Rahman, O. and Uddin, S.N. 2004f. Biodiversity of Rajeshpur Sal Forest, Comilla. IUCN Bangladesh Country Office, Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp. 1-21.
  1. Rahman, M.O. and Kondo, K. 2003a. Genetic diversity and interspecific relationship of some terrestrial bladderwort (Utricularia L.) as revealed by inter simple sequence repeat (ISSR) markers. Acta Phytotaxon. Geobot. 54(1): 49-57.
  1. Rahman, M.O. and Kondo, K. 2003b. Molecular characterization of some closely related species of Utricularia L. using inter-SSR markers. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 10(2): 11-19.
  1. Khanam, M., Rahman, M.O. and Uddin, S.N. 2003. Tabernaemontana crispa Roxb.  (Apocynaceae) – A new angiospermic record for Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 10(2): 73-75.
  1. Rahman, M.O. and Kondo, K.  2002. Evaluation of inter simple sequence repeat (ISSR) for systematic relationship of some terrestrial species of Utricularia L. (Lentibulariaceae). Proceedings of the 4th International Carnivorous Plant Conference, Tokyo, Japan. pp. 175-188.
  1. Rahman, M.O., Adamec, L. and Kondo, K. 2001. Chromosome numbers of Utricularia bremii and U. dimorphantha (Lentibulariaceae). Chromosome Science 5: 105-108.
  1. Khan, M.S. and Rahman, M.O. 1998. On the occurrence of Solanum barbisetum Nees in Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 5(2): 91-93.
  1. Rahman, M.O. and Islam, M.A. 1997. Taxonomic studies in the weeds of the paddy fields of Bogra, Bangladesh-II. Dicotyledons. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 4(1): 37-56.
  1. Yousuf, M., Rahman, M.O., Khan, M.S. and Huq, S. 1997. Angiospermic Flora of Chanda Beel, Gopalganj district in Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 4(2): 25-36. 
  1. Khan, M.S. and Rahman, M.O. 1997. Solanum capsicoides All. - A new angiospermic record for Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 4(2): 83-85.
  1. Rahman, M.O. 1996. An annotated checklist of Cucurbits of Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 3(1): 57-65.
  1. Rahman, M.O. and Hassan, M.A.1995. Angiospermic Flora of Bhawal National Park, Gazipur (Bangladesh). Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 2(1&2): 47-79.

 

NEW SPECIES RECORDS DESCRIBED FROM BANGLADESH

  1. Aristolochia elegans Mast. (Aristolochiaceae)
  2. Cleidiocarpon laurinum Airy Shaw (Euphorbiaceae)
  3. Diospyros albiflora Alston (Ebenaceae)
  4. Euphorbia pycnostegia Boiss. (Euphorbiaceae)
  5. Euphorbia repens K. Koch (Euphorbiaceae)
  6. Guazuma ulmifolia Lam. (Sterculiaceae)
  7. Helicteres viscida Bl. (Sterculiaceae)
  8. Hydrocotyle verticillata Thunb. (Apiaceae)
  9. Pulicaria vulgaris Gaertn. (Asteraceae)         
  10. Solanum barbisetum Nees (Solanaceae)
  11. Solanum capsicoides All. (Solanaceae)
  12. Sterculia urens Roxb. (Sterculiaceae)
  13. Tabernaemontana corymbosa Roxb. (Apocynaceae)
  14. Tabernaemontana crispa Roxb.  (Apocynaceae)
  15. Vernonia pyramidale (D. Don) S. N. Mitra (Asteraceae)

 

JOURNAL AND BOOKS EDITED AND REVIEWED

  1. Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy (Thomson Reuters, USA) [Vol. 17 (2010) to Vol. 25 (2018)]
  2. Medicinal Plants used by the Tribal people of Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh, Vol. 1. Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (2004).
  3. Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol. 7. Angiosperm: Dicotyledons (Balsaminaceae – Euphorbiaceae). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka (2008).
  4. Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol. 8. Angiosperm: Dicotyledons (Fabaceae – Lythraceae). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka (2009).
  5. Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol. 9. Angiosperm: Dicotyledons (Magnoliaceae – Punicaceae). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka (2009).
  6. Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol. 10. Angiosperm: Dicotyledons (Ranunculaceae – Zygophyllaceae). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka (2009).
  7. Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol. 12. Angiosperm: Monocotyledons (Orchidaceae – Zingiberaceae). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka (2008).

 

AFFILIATION WITH SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATIONS

  1. Fellow, Linnean Society of London (FLS).
  2. Councilor, International Society of Chromosome Botany.
  3. Member, Bangladesh Association for the Advancement of Science.
  4. Life Member, Bangladesh Botanical Society.
  5. Life Member, Bangladesh Association of Plant Taxonomists.
  6. Member, Bangladesh Association for Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology.
  7. Member, Bangladesh National Biodiversity Group.
  8. Member, Japan Universities Alumni Association in Bangladesh.
  9. Member, Academic Council, University of Dhaka.
  10.  Member, Board of Advanced Studies, University of Dhaka.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE WORKS

  • Provost (In charge - At different times occasionally)

Fazlul Huq Muslim Hall (Students’ dormitory having approx. 1200 students)

University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000

  • Senior House Tutor (2015 – Date)

Fazlul Huq Muslim Hall, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000

  • House Tutor (2013 – 2014)

Fazlul Huq Muslim Hall, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000

  • Assistant House Tutor (2011-2013)

Fazlul Huq Muslim Hall, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000

 

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION

  • Dr. Sangho Choi, Director, International Biological Materials Research Centre, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), Daejeon, South Korea
  • Prof. Dr. Joongku Lee, Department of Environment & Forest Resources, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, South Korea
  • Dr. M. Ajmal Ali, Department of Botany and Microbiology, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Dr. Ugur Çakilcioğlu, Munzur University, Tunceli, Turkey.
  • Dr. Dhafer Ahmed Alzahrani, Department of Biolofical Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia.

 

RESEARCH GRANTS RECEIVED

  • “A Comprehensive Survey and Documentation of Plant Diversity of Dhohar Upazila, Dhaka: Potential, Distribution and Conservation” funded by Bangladesh University Grants Commission (2017-2018)
  • “Evaluation of anti-nociceptive, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic potential of Mikania cordata (Burm. f.) Robinson” funded by King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2016-2017).
  • “Bioprospecting on Biological Materials of Bangladesh” funded by Korea Research Institute of Biosciences and Biotechnology (KRIBB), South Korea (2015-2016).
  • “Enhancing growth and nitrogen fixation in Arachis hypogaea L. (groundnut) and Lens culinaris Medik. (lentil) by using indigenous rhizobia in agricultural soil of Bangladesh” funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of the People´s Republic of Bangladesh (2013-2014).
  • “Bioremediation of arsenic by using arsenic-resistant nitrogen fixing bacteria compatible to leguminous crops Arachis hypogaea L. (groundnut) and Lens culinaris Medik. (lentil) in the arsenic affected soil of Bangladesh” funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of the People´s Republic of Bangladesh (2012-2013).
  • “Angiospermic flora of Trishal upazila, Mymensingh focusing on medicinally important plant species and their conservation” funded by Centre for Advanced Studies and Research in Biological Sciences, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (2012-2013).
  • “Genetic variation and interspecific relationships of Crotalaria from Bangladesh using PCR based DNA markers” funded by Biotechnology Research Centre, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (2011-2012).
  • “Systematics of economically important genus Desmodium in Bangladesh” funded by Centre for Advanced Studies and Research in Biological Sciences, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (2011-2012).
  • “Molecular characterization of Desmodium species from Bangladesh using RAPD markers” funded by Biotechnology Research Centre, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (2010-2011).

 

KEYNOTE / INVITED SPEAKER IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Invited Speaker – ‘2018 International Conference on the Pharmacology of Traditional Medicine of the Belt and Road Initiatives’ in Beijing, China, 6-9 May 2018.

                                Title of the Invited Speech: ‘Multi-functional pharmacological credence of triterpenoid 16-hydroxy betulinic acid isolated from Mikania cordata

Keynote Speaker – ‘3rd World Congress on Medicinal Plants and Natural Products Research’ in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2-3 October 2017

 Title of the Keynote Paper: ‘Biological activities of Essential Oil and Extracts from Mikania cordata (Burm. f.) Robinson: An analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic evaluation’

 

SELECTED CONFERENCE PAPERS

  • Rahman, M.O., Siddiqui, S.A., Rahman, A., Akbar, M.A. and Mohammad Ajmal Ali, M.A. 2018. Multi-functional pharmacological credence of triterpenoid 16-hydroxy betulinic acid isolated from Mikania cordata. 2018 International Conference on the Pharmacology of Traditional Medicine of the Belt and Road Initiatives, 6-9 May 2018, Beijing, China.
  • Rahman, M.O., Rahman, M.Z., Sony, S.K. and Islam, M.N. 2018. Molecular characterization of some taxa of Desmodium Desv. based on random amplified polymorphic DNA markers. 7th International Botanical Conference, 2-3 February 2018, Dhaka, Bangladesh. p. 58.
  • Sultana, N., Rahman, M.O., Hassan, M.A. and Rashid, M.A. 2018. Evaluation of biological and chemical properties of Oroxylum indicum (L.) Kurz. 7th International Botanical Conference, 2-3 February 2018, Dhaka, Bangladesh. p. 61.
  • Sultana, N., Rahman, M.O., Hassan, M.A. and Rashid, M.A. 2018. Antioxidant, cytotoxicity and antimicrobial activities of Aphanamixis polystachya (Wall.) R. N. Parker. 7th International Botanical Conference, 2-3 February 2018, Dhaka, Bangladesh. p. 62.
  • Rahman, M.O. 2017. Biological activities of Essential Oil and Extracts from Mikania cordata (Burm. f.) Robinson: An analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic evaluation.    3rd World Congress on Medicinal Plants and Natural Products Research, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2-3 October 2017.
  • Sulatan, M., Begum, M., Rahman, M.O. and Hassan, M.A. 2018. Ethnobotanical survey in Patuakhali district, Bangladesh. Triennial Plant Taxonomy Conference, 10 February 2018, Bangladesh National Herbarium, Dhaka.
  • Rahman, M.B., Hassan, M.A. and Rahman, M.O. 2018. Taxonomy, ethnobotaany, propagation and distributional abundance of an indigenous medicinal plant Glycosmis pentaphylla (Retz.) A. DC. Triennial Plant Taxonomy Conference, 10 February 2018, Bangladesh National Herbarium, Dhaka.
  • Sultana, M., Begum, M., Hassan, M.A. and Rahman, M.O. axonomic studies on the angiospermic flora of atuakhali district in angladesh. Fifth International Botanical Conference, 9-11 December 2011, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Khatun, M., Hassan, M.A., Rahman, M.O., Begum, M and Islam, S.N. 2011. . Fifth International Botanical Conference, 9-11 December 2011, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • , A., Rahman, M.O., Begum, M and Hassan, M.A. 2011. Diversity of pappus structure in some species of Asteraceae in Bangladesh. Fifth International Botanical Conference, 9-11 December 2011, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 
  • Antara, R.T., Rahman, M.O., Begum, M and Hassan, M.A. 2011. Angiospermic flora of dhamrai upazila, dhaka, bangladesh. Fifth International Botanical Conference, 9-11 December 2011, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Khatun, M., Hassan, M.A., Rahman, M.O. and Islam S.N. 2012. Paper presented in the Annual Plant Taxonomy Conference, 22 December 2012, Dhaka.
  • Alam, M.A. and Rahman, M.O. 2012. Angiospermic flora of Trishal Upazila, Mymensingh, Bangladesh. Paper presented in the Annual Plant Taxonomy Conference, 22 December 2012, Dhaka.
  • Rahman, M.O. and Kondo, K. 2002. Evaluation of inter simple sequence repeat (ISSR) markers for systematic relationships of some terrestrial species of Utricularia L. (Lentibulariaceae). 4th International Carnivorous Plant Conference, 21-23 June 2002, Tokyo, Japan.

 

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES ATTENTED ABRAOD

  1. 2018 International Conference on the Pharmacology of Traditional Medicine of the Belt and Road Initiatives, Beijing 6-9 May 2018.
  2. Third World Congress on Medicinal Plants and Natural Products Research in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2-3 October 2017.
  3. Second International Barcode of Life Conference in Taipei, Taiwan, 18-20 September 2007.
  4. Fourth International Carnivorous Plant Conference in Tokyo, Japan, 21-23 June 2002.
  5. International Orchid Conference in Shimanami, Japan, 28-29 April 1999.

 

COUNTRIES VISITED

1. Japan                       2. Singapore     3. Taiwan   

4. Saudi Arabia            5. China                       6. Malaysia

 

 

REFEREES

Prof. Dr. Katsuhiko Kondo

Graduate School of Science

Hiroshima University

1-4-3 Kagamiyama

Higashi Hiroshima 739-8526

Japan

 

 

Dr. M. Ajmal Ali

Department of Botany & Microbiology

College of Science

King Saud University, Riyadh - 11451

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

E-mail: alimohammad@ksu.edu.sa

Prof. Dr. Md. Abul Hassan

Ex-Chairman

Department of Botany

University of Dhaka

Dhaka – 1000

Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. Joongku Lee

        Department of Environment & Forest Resources

Chungnam National University

99 Daehak-ro, Daejon 34134

South Korea

Email: joongku@cnu.ac.kr