Profile of Tomalika Rahmat Ullah

... Name Tomalika Rahmat Ullah
Designation Lecturer
Last Degree MSc and Diploma of the Imperial College London (DIC) in Human Molecular Genetics; MSc and BSc in Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
   
  • MS (Thesis) and DIC, 2016, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, United Kingdom.
  • MS (Thesis), 2015, Dept. of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, University of Dhaka.
  • BS (Honors), 2014, Dept. of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, University of Dhaka.

Research experience:

1. Research associate in Bangladesh Biobank project organized by the Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Dhaka and BIRDEM general hospital from November 2016- February 2018

2. MSc thesis: Dynamics of Ccq1 in telomerase activation and negative regulation.

Techniques used: Yeast genetics, Southern Blot*, Western Blot, co-immunoprecipitation, site-directed mutagenesis, cloning and sub-cloning.

* completed radioactive sources-handling course

3. MSc thesis: Impact of hypoxia inducible factor 1 alpha (HIF1A) gene polymorphism on pathogenesis linking type 2 diabetes and hypertension in Bangladeshi population

Techniques used: literature mining, genomic DNA isolation and purification, primer designing and PCR optimizing, sequencing, using bioinformatics tools and resources for ab initio 3D modeling of protein and understanding polymorphism effects

3. BSc project: Project title-‘in-silico structural analysis of beta bungarotoxin from kraits’

Techniques used: literature mining, using bioinformatics tools and resources for structural and functional analysis of snake venom protein

 

Other academic experience:

1. Training on the application and maintenance of StepOne Plus Real-time PCR machine, EVOS FL fluorescent microscope and 310 Genetic Analyzer; University of Dhaka, Bangladesh from 11-13th September, 2017

2. Seminar on ‘an overview and safe use of laboratory ventilation equipment, Laminar air flow, biosafety cabinets and fume hood’; organized by ESCO biological safety institute, Bangladesh-2017

3. The UCL Cancer Institute 8th Annual Conference and 6th Annual Cancer Research UK-UCL Centre Conference, Mary Ward House, Tavistock Place, London, UK-2016

4. Course on 'Safe use and handling of unsealed radioactive sources' from the research department of cancer biology organized by University College London safety services-2016

5. Workshop on ‘National Integrity Strategy, Service Delivery and Good Governance’ organized by National Academy for Planning and Development Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh-2014

6. Workshop on ‘Developing Sustainable Biosafety and Biosecurity Programme’ as part of the conference on biosafety and biosecurity in developing countries organized by icddr,b; BSMMU and University of Dhaka, Bangladesh-2012

 

Non-Academic experience:

1. Completed Quantum Method Course for mind development and self improvement in Yoga foundation-2017

2. Participation as a trainer for self defence workshops as a member of Dhaka University Judo and Karate Centre-2016, 2017

3. Participated in workshop on ‘National Integrity Strategy, Service Delivery and Good Governance’ organized by National Academy for Planning and Development Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh-2014

4. Street Law and Human Rights organized by Empowerment Through Law of The Common People (ELCOP), Dhaka, Bangladesh-2005

5. Participated in Life Skill Training organized by Guide house from Girls' guide, Bangladesh-2004

6. A former student in C-Zone art school and Chayanat Music School, Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

 

 

 

1. Christine A Armstrong 1, Vera Moiseeva 1, Laura Collopy 1, Sian R Pearson 1, Tomalika R Ullah 1,2, Shidong T Xi 1,3, Jennifer Martin 1,2, Shaan Subramaniam 1,3, Sara Marelli 1, Hanna Amelina 1 and Kazunori Tomita 1. Fission yeast Ccq1 is a modulator of telomerase activity. Nucleic Acid Research. 2018 Jan 25; 46(2): 704–716

 

 

Department of Genetic Engineering and Bio-technology, University of Dhaka

  1. Commonwealth Scholarship from the Government of UK, 2015-2016
  2. Deans Award from the Faculty of Biological science, University of Dhaka  for outstanding BSc result; 2015
  3. National Institute of Science and Technology (NST) fellowship from the Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of Bangladesh for Masters of Science thesis research; 2014-2015
  4. Ruqayyah Memorial Foundation Gold Medal, Ruqayyah hall, University of Dhaka for academic results and extracurricular activities; 2014
  5. Ruqayyah Memorial Foundation Merit Scholarship, Ruqayyah hall, University of Dhaka for academic results and extracurricular activities; 2013
  6. National Education Board Scholarship (General) for Higher Secondary Certificate (H.S.C.) examination result; 2009
  7. National Education Board Scholarship (Merit) for Secondary School Certificate(S.S.C.) examination result; 2007
  8. Ruqayyah Hall Cultural Competition award in different song categories; 2011 and 2013

Molecular biology, cell cycle and signaling, DNA repair, disease mechanism and medical genetics, aging, cancer biology

Department of Genetic Engineering and Bio-technology, University of Dhaka

 

Tomalika Rahmat Ullah

Lecturer,

Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology,

University of Dhaka.

Email: tomalika91@du.ac.bd; tomalika91@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

Academic Qualification:

MSc (Thesis) and DIC in Human Molecular Genetics with Merit, School of Public Health, Imperial College London. 2015-2016

MSc (Thesis), 2015, Dept. of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, University of Dhaka. 2014-2015

BSc (Honors), 2014, Dept. of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, University of Dhaka. 2010-2014

Research experience:

1. RA in Bangladesh Biobank project organized by the Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Dhaka and BIRDEM general hospital,

2. MSc thesis: Dynamics of Ccq1 in telomerase activation and negative regulation.

Techniques used: Yeast genetics, Southern Blot*, Western Blot, co-immunoprecipitation, site-directed mutagenesis, cloning and sub-cloning.

* completed radioactive sources-handling course

3. MSc thesis: Impact of hypoxia inducible factor 1 alpha (HIF1A) gene polymorphism on pathogenesis linking type 2 diabetes and hypertension in Bangladeshi population

Techniques used: literature mining, genomic DNA isolation and purification, primer designing and PCR optimizing, sequencing, using bioinformatics tools and resources for ab initio 3D modeling of protein and understanding polymorphism effects

3. BSc project: Project title-‘in-silico structural analysis of beta bungarotoxin from kraits’

Techniques used: literature mining, using bioinformatics tools and resources for structural and functional analysis of snake venom protein

 

Research interests:

Molecular biology, cell cycle and signaling, DNA repair, disease mechanism and medical genetics, metabolism, aging, cancer biology

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Lecturer, Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000. (Since 23rd October, 2016-till date)

Research associate in Bangladesh Biobank project organized by the Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Dhaka and BIRDEM general hospital from November 2016- February 2018

 

WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES

1. Training on the application and maintenance of StepOne Plus Real-time PCR machine, EVOS FL fluorescent microscope and 310 Genetic Analyzer; University of Dhaka, Bangladesh from 11-13th September, 2017

2. Seminar on ‘an overview and safe use of laboratory ventilation equipment, Laminar air flow, biosafety cabinets and fume hood’; organized by ESCO biological safety institute, Bangladesh-2017

3. The UCL Cancer Institute 8th Annual Conference and 6th Annual Cancer Research UK-UCL Centre Conference, Mary Ward House, Tavistock Place, London, UK-2016

4. Course on 'Safe use and handling of unsealed radioactive sources' from the research department of cancer biology organized by University College London safety services-2016

5. Workshop on ‘National Integrity Strategy, Service Delivery and Good Governance’ organized by National Academy for Planning and Development Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh-2014

6. Workshop on ‘Developing Sustainable Biosafety and Biosecurity Programme’ as part of the conference on biosafety and biosecurity in developing countries organized by icddr,b; BSMMU and University of Dhaka, Bangladesh-2012

7. English Language Courses, Department of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh-2007

8. Street Law and Human Rights organized by Empowerment Through Law of The Common People (ELCOP), Dhaka, Bangladesh-2005

9. Life Skill Training organized by Guide house from Girls' guide, Bangladesh-2004

 

CERTIFICATES AND AWARDS (Academic)

  1. Commonwealth Scholarship from the Government of UK for masters program-2015
  1. Deans Award from the Faculty of Biological science, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh-2015 for outstanding BSc result
  1. National  Institute  of  Science  and  Technology  (NST)  fellowship  by  the  government  of Bangladesh for master’s research-2015
  1. Ruqayyah Memorial Foundation Gold Medal, Ruqayyah hall, University of Dhaka- 2014, for academic results and extracurricular activities
  1. Ruqayyah Memorial Foundation General Scholarship, Ruqayyah hall, University of Dhaka-2013, for academic results and extracurricular activities
  1. Certificate of Participation in scientific seminar on ‘61 years of DNA discovery’-2014
  1. National Education Board Scholarship (General) for Higher Secondary School Certificate (H.S.C.) examination result-2009
  1. National Education Board Scholarship (Merit) for Secondary School Certificate (S.S.C.) examination result-2007
  1. English Language course, University of Dhaka-2007

 

CERTIFICATES AND AWARDS (Extracurricular activities)

Inter Department Volleyball Competition-2012.

All Media Best Award(C-Zone annual art exhibition)-2011.

BERGER young artist’s competition-2011

Ruqayyah Hall, University of Dhaka music competition, awarded in several music categories-2011,2014

Street Law Training Programme-2005

Pre-Eid Cultural competition, University of Dhaka, awarded in Tagore and folk song- 2005

Life Skill Training Certificate-2004

Nestle- NIDO national story writing competition, Best award-2001

 

PUBLICATIONS

Original Research Article:

1. Christine A Armstrong 1, Vera Moiseeva 1, Laura Collopy 1, Sian R Pearson 1, Tomalika R Ullah 1,2, Shidong T Xi 1,3, Jennifer Martin 1,2, Shaan Subramaniam 1,3, Sara Marelli 1, Hanna Amelina 1 and Kazunori Tomita 1. Fission yeast Ccq1 is a modulator of telomerase activity. Nucleic Acid Research. 2018 Jan 25; 46(2): 704–716

Abstract/Conference Proceedings:

The following abstracts has been published-

  1. Abstracts of the Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2016, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, 2-4 March 2016 (Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2016) under category ''Basic and clinical science posters: Genetics''.

Title: Impact of hypoxia inducible factor 1 alpha (HIF1A) gene C1772T polymorphism on type 2 diabetes and cancers

Diabetic Medicine; Volume 33, Issue Supplement S1, page 54, March 2016.

Online link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/dme.9_13048/abstract

  1. MZ Hasan, A Ishika, TR Ullah, MF Rabbi and Jesmin (October 2016); Association between HIF1A rs11549465 C/T polymorphism and elite athlete; In: Abstracts for the 34th FIMS world sports medicine congress, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITES

Painting, singing, literacy, Judo and Karate, swimming, life skill training program from girls’ guide, volunteering, group management

Art Exhibitions:

Youth society of Art (Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy)-2010, 2012

C-Zone Annual Art Exhibition (Drik Gallery)-2011, 2012, 2013

Jainul Gallery, Charukala-2011

 

Hobbies:

Painting, Photography, Reading, martial art, watching movies, collecting stamp and coins, singing and traveling

COUNTRIES VISITED

United Kingdom, Spain, France, Belgium, Singapore, Malaysia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Ukraine, India and Nepal