Profile of Dr. Muhammad Manjurul Karim

... Name Dr. Muhammad Manjurul Karim
Designation Professor
Last Degree B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc. (DU), Ph.D. (U.K.)
   

Post-doc (2002-2004): Worked in the Department of Biochemistry, McGill University, Montréal, Canada. (mentor: Professor Nahum Sonenberg, James McGill Professor) Project title: Molecular mechanism of Paip2-mediated 3’ end dependent translation regulation

PhD (1997-2000): Obtained in Molecular Biology from the Department of Biomolecular Sciences, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) (now, University of Manchester), Manchester, UK. (Mentor: Prof John EG McCarthy, UMIST, Manchester, UK. Thesis title: Translation Regulation by 4E-Binding Proteins

MSc (1991-1992, Exam held in 1995): Obtained in Microbiology from the Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and was awarded First class (67.6%). A thesis was submitted for the partial fulfillment of the degree working in the Immunology laboratory of International Center for Diarrheal Diseases Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b), Dhaka, Bangladesh. (mentor: Dr. Firdausi Qadri, Emeritus Scientist of the center) Thesis title: Cholera toxin specific subclass distribution of IgG and IgA isotypes in patients with cholera

BSc (Honors) (1988-1991, Exam held in 1993): Obtained in Microbiology from the Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and was awarded First class (68.5%). Botany and Biochemistry were studied as minor subjects.

HSC (Higher Secondary Certificate) (1986-1988): Obtained from the Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board, Rajshahi, studying in Pabna Cadet College, Pabna. First Division (85.2%) was obtained and was placed 17th in the combined merit list position in Rajshahi Board, Bangladesh.

SSC (Secondary School Certificate) (1986): Obtained from the Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board, Rajshahi, studying in Pabna Cadet College, Pabna. First Division (81%) was obtained.

Period

Position held

Name of the Institution

Feb 2011 - Onwards

Professor

Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Oct 2005 - Feb 2011

Associate Professor

Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Nov 2002-

Oct 2004

Post-doctoral Fellow

Department of Biochemistry,

McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

Jun 2001- Oct 2005

Assistant Professor

Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Sep 1997- Dec 2000

Graduate Student

Department of Biomolecular Sciences, UMIST, Manchester, M60 1QD, UK

Jan 1997- Jun 2001

Lecturer

Department of Microbiology,  University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Jan 1996- Apr 1996

Research Officer

 

Immunology Laboratory, Laboratory Sciences Division, icddr,b, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Jun 1993- Dec 1995

Research Student

Immunology Laboratory, LSD, icddr,b, Dhaka, Bangladesh

  1. Chakrabarty RP and Karim MM. 2018. Anaerobic Bacteria in Oral Cavities and Dental Health. Annals of Dentistry Universiti Malaya  (in press)
  2. Khatun M, Alam SMA, Khan AH, Hossain MA, Haq JA, Jilani MSA, Rahman MT and Karim MM. 2017. The novel PCR primers to diagnose Visceral Leishmaniasis using peripheral blood, spleen or bone marrow aspirates. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine. 10 (8) 753-759. (IF 0.925) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apjtm.2017.08.002
  3. Rahman MT and Karim MM. 2017. Metallothionein: a potential link in the regulation of zinc in nutritional immunity. Biological Trace Element Research (DOI: 10.1007/s12011-017-1061-8) (IF 1.798)
  4. Hossain FE, Ramim AM, Rahman MS, Faruque AMO, Naser MN and Karim MM. 2017. Identification of bacterial agents causing mortality in post-larvae of giant freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) in southwest coastal districts of Bangladesh. Aquaculture Research, 48 (7) 3545-3555 doi: 10.1111/are.13180, (IF 1.606)
  5. Mumu MA, Rahman MT, Hossain Ashfaque, Banu S and Karim MM. 2016. Tuberculous prostatitis is rare in prostate cancer patients of Bangladesh. Bioresearch Communications 2(2) 275-8.  
  6. Nahar M, Shishir A, Waliullah S, Haque MS, Ilias M, Karim MM, Khan SN and MM Hoq. 2016. Cloning, expression and structure simulation of keratinase from Bacillus licheniformis strain MZK05. Malaysian Journal of Microbiology. 12(2) 182-90. (IF 0.184)
  7. Hossain FE, Ramim AM, Sabikunnahar, Rahman S, Naser MN and Karim MM. 2015. Probiotic Technology for Sustainable Disease Management of Prawn Aquaculture in Bangladesh. In: KMS Aziz (eds.) Proceedings of International Conference on Biotechnology, pp 1-19, published by Committee of Action for Research, Extension and Service (CARES)
  8. Karim MM, Faruk AMO and Naser MN. 2014. Harmful effect of uncontrolled use of antibiotics in shrimp industry. In: Proceedings of National Fish Week 2014, published by Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, pp. 70-72
  9. Rahman S, Khan SN, Naser MN and Karim MM. 2014. Probiotic technology for sustainable aquaculture. In: Wahab MA, Shah MS, Hossain MAR and Barman BK and Hoq ME (eds.) Advances in Fisheries Research in Bangladesh: In: Proceedings of 5th Biennial Fisheries Conference and Research Fair 2012, pp 83-96. ISBN: 978-984-33-6729-7. Published by Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum
  10. Sabikunnahar, Hossain FE, Ramim AM, Naser MN and Karim MM. 2013. Evaluation of probiotic properties of isolated Lactobacillus spp. in inhibiting growth of pathogenic bacteria for shrimp aquaculture in Bangladesh. In: Proceedings of the 10th Annual Scientific Conference. ISBN: 978-984-33-1990-6. Published by Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU). pp 43-50.
  11. Shoeb M, Hasan Z, Saha NK, Karim MM and Nahar N. 2013. Antimicrobial activity of carbazole alkaloids from Murraya koenigii (L) Spreng leave. International Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. 3(2) 131-5.
  12. Farzana T, Rahman S, Naser MN and Karim MM. 2013. A molecular insight of some probiotic bacteria to address their antagonistic activity against pathogenic vibrios causing shrimp mortality. Journal of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences. 37(1) 115-120.
  13. Ramim AM, Rahman S, Ahsan DA, Naser MN and Karim MM. 2013. Addressing mortality of post-larvae in Golda hatcheries of Sathkhira and Khulna region of Bangladesh. In:  Proceedings of the 9th Annual Scientific Conference, ISBN: 978-984-33-1990-6, Published by Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University. pp 137-45
  14. Ramim AM, Rahman S, Naser MN and Karim MM. 2012. The application of probiotic technology to prevent prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) mortality in the south-west coastal region of Bangladesh. In: Proceedings of the 1st International Exhibition on Dairy, Aqua and Pet animals. Published by Animal Health Companies Association of Bangladesh. pp 204-10.
  15. Rahman Mahdia, Mostafa MG and Karim MM. 2012. The bactericidal activity of a medicinal plant, Terminalia chebula is enhanced upon addition of Manganese salts. International Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. 2 (2) 214-8.
  16. Rahman S, Khan SN, Naser MN and Karim MM. 2012. Cytotoxic and antibacterial activities of isolated probiotic bacteria from Bangladesh for controlling bacterial infection in shrimp aquaculture. In: Food, Health and Environment. QA Fattah, SMH Kabir and N Choudhury (eds.), Bangladesh Academy of Sciences, Bangladesh. pp 161-170.
  17. Akter F, Amin MR, Osman KT, Anwar MN, Karim MM and Hossain MA. 2012. Ciprofloxacin resistant Escherichia coli in hospital wastewater of Bangladesh and prediction of its mechanism of resistance. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 28(3):827–834 (IF 1.658)
  18. Karim MM. 2012. Gene therapy: The molecular bandage for treating genetic disorders. Anwer Khan Modern Medical College Journal. 3(1) 24-27.
  19. Sultana GNN, Rahman A, Karim MM, Shahinuzzaman ADA, Begum R and Begum RA. 2011. Breast cancer risk associated mitochondrial NADH-dehydrogenase subunit-3 (ND3) polymorphisms (G10398A and T10400C) in Bangladeshi women. Journal of Medical Genetics and Genomics. 3(8) 131–135.
  20. Mostafa MG, Rahman Mahdia and Karim MM. 2011. Antimicrobial activity of Terminalia chebula. International Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. 1 (2) 175-179.
  21. Rahman S, Khan SN, Naser MN and Karim MM. 2011. Safety issues of isolated probiotic natured bacteria from Bangladesh coastal waters for controlling shrimp diseases. Journal of Scientific Research, 3 (3) 659-668.
  22. Karim MM and Rahman MT. 2011. Return of Nipah virus: Bangladesh perspective. Bangladesh Journal of Pathology. 26 (1) 23-25.
  23. Farjana S, Rahman HA, Moni S, Hoque W, Borua S, Karim MM, Azim T, Rahman M. 2011. Clinical presentations and molecular characterization of group B rotaviruses in diarrhea patients in Bangladesh. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 60, 529–536. (IF 2.514)
  24. Amin MR, Mahbub AHM, Sikder AR and Karim MM. 2010. Prediction of the post-translational modification sites on dengue virus E protein and deciphering their role in pathogenesis. International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications. 6(5) 508–521. (IF 0.63)
  25. Sarker A, Rahman S, Khan SN, Naser MN and Karim MM. 2010. Optimization and partial characterization of a putative probiotic bacterium antagonistic to vibrios in shrimp larval rearing system. Dhaka University J. Pharmaceutical Sciences. 9(1) 23-29.
  26. Fahmi T, Karim MM, Rahman S, Naser MN and Khan SN. 2010. Abundance and community structure of bacteria associated with Artemia cysts of commercial brands commonly used in hatchery operations of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Zoology. 38 (1) 41-49.
  27. Rahman S, Khan SN, Naser MN and Karim MM. 2010. Isolation of Vibrio spp from penaeid shrimp hatchery and coastal waters of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Experimental Biological Sciences. 1(2) 288-293.
  28. Rahman S, Khan SN, Naser MN and Karim MM. 2009. Application of probiotic bacteria: a novel approach towards ensuring food safety in shrimp aquaculture. Journal of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences. 33(1) 139-144.
  29. Alam MT, Karim MM and Khan SN. 2009. Antibacterial activity of different organic solvent extracts from Achyranthes aspera and Cassia alata. Journal of Scientific Research. 1 (2), 393-398.
  30. Sarker A, Khan SN, Naser MN and Karim MM. 2008. Isolation of probiotic bacteria from natural sources to control diseases in shrimp aquaculture. In: Food Safety and Hygiene. N Choudhury, CR Ahsan and MM Karim (eds.), Bangladesh Academy of Sciences, Bangladesh. pp 129-135.
  31. Hossain MA, Ahmad MI and Karim MM. 2008. Bird flu, the hanging pandemic threat for human- Its risk assessment and containment. Bangladesh J. Microbiology 25(1)1-8.
  32. Karim MM, Svitkin Y, Kahvejian A, DeCrescenzo G, Costa-Mattioli M and Sonenberg N. 2006. A mechanism of translational repression by competition of Paip2 with eIF4G for poly(A) binding protein (PABP) binding. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. USA, 103(25): 9494-9499. (IF 9.423)
  33. Rahman M and Karim MM 2006. Heterologous expression of a human cap-binding protein in E. coli. Dhaka University J. Pharmaceutical Sciences. 5(1-2) 59-62.
  34. Karim MM and McCarthy JEG. 2005. Repression of cap-dependent translation by 4E-binding proteins in rabbit reticulocyte lysates. Bangladesh J. Microbiology 22(1)10-14.
  35. Karim MM and McCarthy JEG. 2004. Cloning and Expression of a Recombinant Eukaryotic Initiation Factor 4E-Binding protein 1 (4E-BP1). Bangladesh J. Microbiology 21(2)72-76.
  36. Karim MM and McCarthy JE. 2003. Translation repressor 4E-BP1 traps human eIF4E in a high cap-affinity state. Dhaka University J. Biological Sciences. 12 (1) 29-35.
  37. von der Haar T, Hughes JM, Karim MM, Ptushkina M and McCarthy JE. 2002. Translation initiation and surface plasmon resonance: new technology applied to old questions. Biochemical Society Transactions UK. 30(2):155-62. (IF 2.26)
  38. Karim MM, Hughes JMX, Warwicker J, Scheper GC, Proud CG and McCarthy JEG. 2001. A quantitative molecular model for modulation of mammalian translation by the eIF4E-binding protein 1. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 276 (23) 20750-20757. (IF 3.43)
  39. Karim MM, Hughes JMX and McCarthy JEG. 2001. High level expression in Escherichia coli and purification of a functional human cap-binding protein eIF4E Bangladesh J. Microbiol 18 (1) 81-88.
  40. Ptushkina M, von der Haar, T, Karim MM, Hughes JMX and McCarthy JEG. 1999. Repressor binding to a dorsal regulatory site traps human eIF4E in a high cap-affinity state. EMBO Journal 18 (14) 4068-4075. (IF 10.434)
  41. Hughes JMX, Ptushkina M, Karim MM, Koloteva N, von der Haar T and McCarthy JEG. 1999. Translational repression by human 4E-BP1 in yeast specifically requires human eIF4E as target. Journal of Biological Chemistry 274 (8) 3261-3264. (IF 3.43)
  42. Qadri F, Ahmed F, Karim MM, Wenneras C, Begum YA, Salam MA, Albert MJ and McGhee JR. 1999. Lipopolysachharide- and cholera toxin-specific subclass distribution of B-cell response in cholera. Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology. 6 (6) 812-818. (IF 2.598)
  43. Sarker J, Bhuiyan S, Karim MM, Ahsan CR and Choudhury N. 1996. Effect of different stress factors on induction of thermotolerance in Shigella dysenteriae. Bangladesh J. Microbiol 13 (1 & 2) 97-100.
  44. Rus’D AA, Hossain S, Begum S, Karim MM, Ahsan CA & Hossain A. 1995. Susceptibility and resistivity of Salmonella paratyphi A and B to human serum. Bangladesh J. Microbiol 12 (1 & 2) 73-80

In

2nd year: Cell Biology, 

3rd year: Microbial Molecular Genetics,

4th year: Analytical techniques in Life sciences, and

Masters: Genomics and Bioinformatics

And, the associated practical classes under the above mentioned courses. 

  1. Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) young scientist prize in the field of Biological Sciences for the year 2007, http://www.bas.org.bd/awards/twas-young-scientist-award.html
  2. Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (BAS) Gold Medal Prize in the field of Molecular Biology and Genomics for the year 2007
  3. University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGC) Award 2006 in the field of Physical and Biological Sciences
  4. The NIH Fellowship to do the post-doctoral research 2002-2004 in the Department of Biochemistry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  5. The Charles Wallace William trust fund and UMIST studentship for doing Ph.D. at UMIST, Manchester, UK, 1997-2000
  6. Dhaka University grants scholarship in B. Sc. (Honours), 1991
  7. Dean’s Honours award, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, 1995
  8. Rajshahi Board scholarship in Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) level, 1988
  9. Rajshahi Board scholarship in Secondary School Certificate (SSC) level, 1986
  10. Best Cadet Award from Pabna Cadet College, Pabna, Bangladesh, 1988
  1. Probiotic Technology for application in shrimp industries and fish aquaculture
  2. Application of Plant growth promoting bacteria for sustainable coastal agriculture under changing climate conditions
  3. Isolation and characterization of endophytic bacteria from rhizosphere of rice plants
  4. Recombinant gene products and their application in biotech industries
  5. In vitro diagnostics of leishmaniasis

In

2nd year: Cell Biology, 

3rd year: Microbial Molecular Genetics,

4th year: Analytical techniques in Life sciences, and

Masters: Genomics and Bioinformatics

And, the associated practical classes under the above mentioned courses. 

Core Competencies: Professor of Microbiology | British educated and experienced research scientist in life sciences | Specialization in Molecular Biology | Research methodology, analysis of data and statistics | Writing and communication skills | Science movement through Global Young Academy | Youth development activities through the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Foundation, Bangladesh

The citation index by Google Scholar is as follows:

My citation indices (by Google Scholar)

 

All

Since 2013

Citations

583

228

h-index

11

8

i10-index

12

7

Editorial activities:

  1. Review Editor; Frontiers in Environmental Health, joined in Mar 3, 2014, www.frontiersin.org
  2. Member, Editorial Board; Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology, 2014-2016, published by Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists. www.bsm.bd.org
  3. Member, Editorial Board; Journal of Bangladesh Society for Pharmaceutical Professionals, published by Bangladesh Society for Pharmaceutical Professionals. www.bspp.org
  4. Member, Editorial Board; International Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (IJMAP), Published from India. ISSN 2249 – 4340, http://www.openaccessscience.com/index.php/journals/ijmap
  5. Member, Editorial Board; Anwer Khan Modern Medical College Journal, Published from Dhaka, Bangladesh, ISSN 2221-836X http://www.banglajol.info/index.php/AKMMCJ
  6. Editor, Newsletter of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Foundation, Bangladesh
  7.  “Passion for Science Passion for a Better World”- The Tianjin Statement of Global Young Scientists at the Annual Meeting of New Champions of the World Economic Forum 2008 http://www.diejungeakademie.de/pdf/Young-Scientist_Statement_Tianjin_2008.pdf

Extra-curricular activities: 

  1. Organizing Secretary, 3rd Int’l GNOBB Conference 2017 www.gnobbconference.org
  2. Chair, Organizing Secretariat, 2nd Int’l GNOBB Conference 2015
  3. Games teacher, Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka (Mar 1997 to date)
  4. Past Students’ Advisor, Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka  
  5. Organizing Secretary, 24th and 25th Annual Scientific Conference of Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists (BSM) held in 2008 and 2009 respectively

Professional affiliations:

  • General Secretary, Global Network of Bangladeshi Biotechnologists (GNOBB) Executive Committee (2016-19), and Life Member, (LM 21), http://gnobb.org/
  • Member, Self assessment entity, Department of Microbiology, DU, for Institutional Quality Assurance Cell, Dhaka University (IQAC-DU)
  • Member, Executive Committee, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Foundation Bangladesh, http://www.deabd.org/deabd/index.php
  • Life member, The University of Manchester Alumni Association; Membership no:UP167328
  • Member, (ID no. 56849433) American Society for Microbiology since 20th June 2011
  • Founding Member, Global Young Academy. http://www.globalyoungacademy.net/
  • Young researcher member (ID no. 00994854), Biochemical Society, UK;
  • Member, Advisory Board, Bangladesh Biology Olympiad. http://www.onlinebdbo.co.cc/
  • Life member (BFRF 115), Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum (BFRF), www.bfrf.org
  • Life member of Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists (BSM), and
  • Life member, Dhaka University Microbiologists Alumni Association (DUMAA)
  • Life member (ID no. 2025), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (ASB);
  • Primary Member, Committee of Action for Research, Extension and Services (CARES)

Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=k6ifBOIAAAAJ&hl=en&cstart=0&pagesize=20