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Dr. Abu Ashfaqur Sajib

Associate Professor

Department of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology

University of Dhaka.

 

Address:              Room: TR-06, 5th floor, Science Complex Building,

University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000

Phone:                  PABX: +8809661900-73, Ext. 7821

Fax:                       +8809667222

Mobile:                 +88-01981910626

Email:                   abu.sajib@du.ac.bd

 

Academic Background

 

  • PhD in Life Sciences

University of Manchester (September, 2009- May, 2013)

 

  • M.Sc. in Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

University of Dhaka, Academic year: 2004-2005, First class first position.

 

  • B.Sc. in Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

University of Dhaka, Academic year: 2000-2004, First class first position.

 

Positions Held

  • Associate Professor (March, 2017 - present)

Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

  • Assistant professor (October, 2012- March, 2017)

Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

  • Postdoctoral research fellow (August, 2014- November, 2014)

NIDDK, NIH funded “Islet biology in cystic fibrosis related diabetes” project in the Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute, Seattle, WA, USA

 

  • (September, 2008- October, 2012)

Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

  • Research assistant (March, 2008- August, 2008)

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) financed “Development of Jute EST cDNA libraries and identification of genes of economic importance” project in the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

Honors and Awards

  • Commonwealth Scholarship for a PhD programme in the United Kingdom.
  • Dean’s Award for B.Sc. result.
  • University Grants Commission’s (Bangladesh) Scholarship for B.Sc. result.
  • Valedictorian speaker at the Dean’s award giving ceremony for the highest score (B.Sc.) in the Faculty of Biological Sciences in the University of Dhaka.
  • Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Scholarship for Higher-secondary School Certificate (H.S.C.) examination result.
  • Certificate and the Managing Director’s Gold medal from the Sonali Bank, Bangladesh for Higher-secondary School Certificate (H.S.C.) examination result.
  • Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Scholarship for Secondary School Certificate (S.S.C.) examination result.
  • Certificate and the Managing Director’s Gold medal from the Sonali Bank, Bangladesh for Secondary School Certificate (S.S.C.) examination result.

 

Special Training

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Participated in a workshop on “Fast Train: Cell Culture Techniques” organized by XCellR8 Ltd. Manchester, UK (November 01, 2011).

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Participated in training and obtained the UK Home Office License for laboratory animal handling.

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Participated in training on Bio-imaging and Flow Cytometry organized by the Core Research Facility Section of the University of Manchester.

 

 

Current Research/ Research Grants

 

  • Project title: Innovative approaches for development of diagnostic methods for detecting inborn errors of metabolism and genetic disorders using high-throughput metabolomic profiling as well as monoclonal antibody-based concept

Role in the project: Deputy sub-project manager

Amount: USD 1,000,000.00

Source of the grant: Academic Innovation fund (AIF) of the Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP), University Grants Commission of Bangladesh

Duration: January, 2016- December, 2018

 

  • Project title: Protein engineering and microbial strain development for biofuel production from agricultural wastes

Role in the project: Principal investigator

Amount: BDT 2,50,000.00

Source of the grant: Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh

Duration: July, 2015- June, 2016

 

  • Project title: Genetic signature of diabetes in Bangladeshi population

Role in the project: Principal investigator

Amount: BDT 70,000.00

Source of the grant: University Grants Commission, Bangladesh

Duration: July, 2015-June, 2016

 

  • Project title: Anthropological analysis of four major tribal populations in Bangladesh using genetic markers as well as development of population-specific genetic profiles.

Role in the project: Co-principal investigator

Amount: BDT45,000.00

Source of the grant: Biotechnology Research Center, University of Dhaka

Duration: July, 2016-June, 2017

 

 

Publications

  • Google scholar profile: Abu A. Sajib
  • Jesmin Akter, Md. Shahidul Islam, Abu Ashfaqur Sajib, Nadim Ashraf, Samiul Haque, Haseena Khan (2008); Microsatellite markers for determining genetic identities and genetic diversity among jute cultivars; Australian Journal of Crop Science 1(3): 97-107.
  • Abu Ashfaqur Sajib, Md. Shahidul Islam, Md. Shamim Reza, Arpita Bhowmik, Layla Fatema, Haseena Khan (2008); Tissue culture independent transformation for Corchorus olitorius; Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 95: p333-340.         
  • Saaimatul Huq, Md. Shahidul Islam, Abu Ashfaqur Sajib, Nadim Ashraf, Samiul Haque, Haseena  Khan (2009); Genetic diversity and relationships in jute (Corchorus spp.) revealed by SSR markers; Bangladesh J. Bot. 38(2): 153-161.
  • Sazia Sharmin, Muhammad Shafiul Azam, Shahidul Islam, Abu Ashfaqur Sajib, Niaz Mahmood, A.M. Mahedi Hasan, Razib Ahmed, Kishwar Sultana and Haseena Khan (2012); Xyloglucan endotransglycosylase/hydrolase genes from a susceptible and resistant jute species show opposite expression profile during fungus infection;
  • Md. Shahidul Islam, Muhammad Shafiul Azam, Sazia Sharmin, Abu Ashfaqur Sajib, Md. Maksudul Alam, Md. Shamim Reza, Rajib Ahmed and Haseena Khan (2013); Improved salt tolerance in jute plants expressing the katE gene derived from Escherichia coli Turk J Biol. 37: 206-211.
  • Rifat Ara Najnin, Farhana Shafrin, Ahsan Habib Polash, Aubhishek Zaman, Amzad Hossain, Taha Taha, Rajib Ahmed, Jannatul Ferdoush Tuli, Rashu Barua, Abu Ashfaqur Sajib and Haseena Khan (2015);A diverse community of jute (Corchorus spp.) endophytes reveals mutualistic host–microbe interactions Annals of Microbiology 65(3):1615-1626.
  • Abu Ashfaqur Sajib, Sabina Yeasmin, Masuma Akhter, Mohammed Aftab Uddin and Sharif Akteruzzaman (2016); Phylogenetic analysis of Bangladeshi population with reference to D1S80 VNTR locus; Biores Comm. 2(1): p146-151.

 

  • Abu Ashfaqur Sajib, Md. Mahamud Hasan, Md. Mahmudul Hasan, Tarana Sharmin and Sharif Akhteruzzaman (2016); Genetic  polymorphism  study  at  D1S80  VNTR  in  four  major  tribal  populations (Garo, Santal, Khasia and Monipuri) of Bangladesh  Asian Australas. J. Biosci. Biotechnol. 1 (2): 386-393.

 

  • Abu Ashfaqur Sajib, Mohammad Ashraful Islam Bhuiya and Roksana Huque,  A simple, but efficient and rapid method for good quality DNA extraction from rice grains accepted for publication in Rice Science.

 

  • Abu Ashfaqur Sajib, Mohammad Abu Taher Khan, Mohammad Nasimul Haque, KM Kaderi Kibria, Abul Kalam Azad Chowdhury and Sabina Yeasmin, Association of APOB VNTR with diabetes, BMI & blood pressure accepted for publication in Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science.

 

  • Shams Kursan, Eduardo Dias-Junior, Mohammed M. Almutairi, Abu A. Sajib, Lydia Aguilar-Bryan and Mauricio Di Fulvio; SLC12A5 expression and function in insulin-secreting β-cells (under review).