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Tahsin Khan

B. S. Hons. (DU), MS (DU)

 

PROFESSIONAL ADDRESS

Lecturer

Department of Botany

University of Dhaka

Dhaka-1000

Bangladesh

Phone: +88-02-9661900/7558 (office)

Cell: +88-01742-951469

Fax: +88-02-966722

E-mail: tahsin.khan@du.ac.bd

 

RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Plant-microbe Interaction
  • Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR)
  • Biocontrol of Plant Pathogens by Bacteria
  • Molecular Microbiology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Microbial Enzyme Biotechnology
  • Multi-drug Resistance of Bacteria
  • Food Microbiology

 

CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

  • Bacterial community associated with important crop rhizospheres of Bangladesh and their PGP effects
  • Bacterial community composition in relation to soil physico-chemical properties of the Ratargul swamp forest, Bangladesh and their exopolysaccharide (EPS) and pigment production capability
  • Microbial enzyme biotechnology with special reference to bacterial extra-cellular protease, amylase and lipase
  • Antibiotic resistance in bacteria isolated from street foods and drinking water samples in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility of pathogenic bacteria isolated from freshwater fishes and shrimps

 

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

Saha ML, Mahbub MA, Khan T, Moniruzzaman M and Hoque S. 2017. Bacteria and chemical pollution level of the river Turag, Gazipur, Bangladesh. Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci. 26(1): 1-11.

Sarder H, Khan T, Saha ML, Punom NJ, Mandal SC and Rahman MS. 2016. Prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility of Aeromonas hydrophila isolated from freshwater fishes. J. Fish. 4(3): 411-419. 

Saha ML, Khan T, Kamal MM and Islam MN. 2015. Proteolytic Bacillus spp. associated with tannery industries: conventional and molecular identification. Bangladesh J. Bot. 44(4): 557-564.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • March 2015 - to date: Lecturer, Department of Botany, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • September 2014 - March 2015: Research Assistant. Mentor: Professor M.L. Saha, Laboratory of Microbiology, Department of Botany, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • March 2015 - to date: Teaching theory course on Microbiological Techniques

                                          Taking practical courses on Microbiological Techniques, Environmental Microbiology, Microbial Biotechnology, Ecology & Environment, Bacterial Plant Pathology and Bryophytes.                  

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE 

  • Helping laboratory MS and Ph.D. thesis students with their research work from March, 2015 till date.
  • 2016-17. Project Co-Investigator. Project title: Isolation and screening of indigenous polyhydroxyalkanoates producing bacteria from different industrial waste and their biotechnological potential. Funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Special Allocation, Govt. of the Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh.
  • 2015-16. Project Supervisor. Project title: Isolation and characterization of bacteria from Tea plant (Camellia sinensis) rhizosphere and their effect on controlling red spider mites (Oligonychus coffeae). Funded by Centre for Advanced Studies and Research in Biological Sciences, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 2015-16. Project Co-Supervisor. Project title: Optimization of alkaline protease enzyme production by Bacillus sp. isolated from tannery industries. Funded by Biotechnology Research Centre, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • September 2014-March 2015. Research Assistant. Follow up project on “Alkaline protease enzyme production and biotechnological application in leather and detergent industries”
  • March 2013-August 2014. MS thesis research on “Alkaline protease producing bacteria isolated from leather processing industries and their potential biotechnological use”

 

RESEARCH EXPERTISE

  • Microbiological Techniques: Field sterile sampling techniques for microbial analyses, Aerobic and anaerobic culturing techniques, Designing and developing various culture medium and different isolation methods for isolating of bacteria, Biochemical profiling for bacterial isolates, Differential staining of bacterial cells, Bacterial extracellular enzyme production and estimation techniques, C/S test, MIC test, MPN technique etc. 
  • Laboratory Techniques: Aseptic culture techniques, Shake culture and Batch culture fermentation, Liquid sample membrane filtration, Differential centrifugation for cell fractionation, Cryopreservation of cell cultures, UV Spectrophotometry etc.
  • Molecular Techniques: PCR-DGGE, Genomic DNA isolation, RNA isolation from Plant tissue, RT-PCR, Sequencing, Next Generation Sequencing, Restriction enzyme digestion, RAPD, Molecular cloning, Agarose gel electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE etc.
  • Microscopy: Light microscopy, Confocal microscopy, Phase contract microscopy and Fluorescence microscopy. 
  • Software: Windows (95 to 10), MS-Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, R-studio, SPSS, audio and video editing softwares.
  • Bioinformatics: DNA Sequence Analysis, MEGA, Molecular Phylogeny analysis, Dendrogram and Cluster analysis and other online bioinformatics tools and databases.

 

EDUCATION

  • 2014: M.S. in Botany (Thesis in Microbial Biotechnology), Department of Botany, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • 2013: B.S. (Hons.), Department of Botany, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

DISSERTATION

  • M. S. 2013. Alkaline protease producing bacteria isolated from leather processing industries and their potential biotechnological use. Dissertation. Laboratory of Microbiology, Department of Botany, University of Dhaka. (Bangladesh).

 

CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE

  • Attended “30th Annual Conference of Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists” at University of Dhaka with an abstract entitled “Molecular identification on VIbrio parahaemolyticus causing Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis disease in cultured shrimp” on April 29, 2017. Organized by Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists (BSM).
  • Attended “Annual Botanical Conference 2016” at University of Rajshahi on February 4, 2017. Organized by Bangladesh Botanical Society (BBS).
  • Attended “8th International Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology Conference” at University of Dhaka on December 03-05, 2016.  Organized by Bangladesh Association of Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology (BAPTC&B).
  • Attended “Annual Botanical Conference 2015” at Jahangirnagar University on December 4-5, 2015. Organized by Bangladesh Botanical Society (BBS).
  • Attended “Annual Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology Conference 2015” at Cox’s Bazar with an abstract entitled “Bacterial and chemical pollution level of the river Turag, Gazipur, Bangladesh” on November 13-14, 2015. Organized by Bangladesh Association of Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology (BAPTC&B).
  • Attended “Annual Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology Conference 2014” at University of Dhaka with an abstract (oral presentation) entitled “Bacteria associated with tannery industries and their alkaline protease production” on March 28, 2015. Organized by Bangladesh Association of Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology (BAPTC&B).
  • Attended “6th International Botanical Conference 2014” at University of Dhaka with an abstract (oral presentation) entitled “Isolation and molecular characterization of alkaline protease producing bacteria associated with tannery industries and their biotechnological application” on December 6-7, 2014. Organized by Bangladesh Botanical Society (BBS).
  • Attended “7th International Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology Conference” at University of Dhaka with an abstract (oral presentation) entitled “Alkaline Protease Activity Showing Bacteria from Leather Processing Industry Effluents” on March 1-3, 2014.  Organized by Bangladesh Association of Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology (BAPTC&B).

 

WORKSHOP AND TRAINING ATTENDANCE

  • Attended Workshop on “International Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)” on April 18, 2017 at Department of Botany, University of Dhaka.
  • Completed training workshop on “Biosafety and Biosecurity in Biomedical Research and Diagnostics” on May 21-22, 2016 at Centre for Advanced Research in Sciences CARS), University of Dhaka.
  • Attended Workshop on “Basic Biosafety Training on Handling Infectious Microbes” on April 7, 2016 at Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka.
  • Completed 24 hour training program on “Statistical Analysis from Biological Sciences” conducted by Institute of Statistical Research and Training (ISRT), University of Dhaka on November-December, 2015.
  • Attended Sensitization workshop on Biosafety organized by icddr,b at DGHS, Mohakhali on December 21, 2015.
  • Attended Workshop on “SA-Entity: International Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)” on August 18, 2015 in the Department of Botany, University of Dhaka.
  • Completed a course of study (The Extremes of Life: Microbes and Their Diversity) Offered by KyotoX, an online learning initiative of Kyoto University through edX. Conducted by Haruyuki Atomi, Professor, Department of Synthetic Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University.
  • Completed a course of study (Super-Earths and Life) Offered by HarvardX, an online learning initiative of Harvard University through edX. Conducted by Dimitar Sasselov, Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • National Science and Technology (NST) Fellowship for M.S. (2013-2014)
  • Dean’s Award (Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Dhaka)  (2013)
  • Outstanding performance Award in B.S. (Hons) for achieving third highest CGPA. (Department of Botany, University of Dhaka) (2012)
  • General Merit Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement in Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) Examination by the Govt. of People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Dhaka Board (2009-2013)
  • Talent pool Merit Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement in Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Examination by the Govt. of People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Dhaka Board (2006-2008)

 

 LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

  • Bengali: Mother Tongue
  • English: IELTS Total Band Score 8.0 (2017), 7.5 (2013)
  • Hindi: Fluency in Listening and Speaking

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFLIATIONS

  • Member of Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists
  • General Member of Asiatic Society of Bangladesh
  • Global Outreach Member of American Society of Microbiologists
  • Member of Bangladesh Association for Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology
  • Member of Bangladesh Botanical Society

 

COUNTRY VISITED

  • India
  • Nepal
  • Bhutan
  • Malaysia

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born on 27th March, 1991 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Schooling in Rifles Public School and College was Notre Dame College. Married to Soul Mate. Passion is travelling and exploring new places.  Have keen interest in music and movies.