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E-mail: anwar.siddique@du.ac.bd

Web: www.microbialgen@du.ac.bd

ResearchGate: https://goo.gl/KQnO9L

 

 

Lecturer (Teaching & Research)

Department of Microbiology

University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

Mobile: +8801676-865217

Associated Lab Faculty

Microbial Genetics & Bioinformatics Laboratory

Department of Microbiology

University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

 

RESEARCH INTEREST

Molecular Virology, Viral Pathogenesis, Molecular Evolution, Viral Genomics, Bacterial Genomics, Computational Biology

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Associated Lab Faculty

Microbial Genetics & Bioinformatics Laboratory, University of Dhaka

Roles: genomics of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV); Vaccine development against FMDV; Mentoring MS students; Manuscripts & Grant write-up etc.

08 January 2015 to date

Graduate Student with Research Assistantship

Microbial Genetics & Bioinformatics Laboratory, University of Dhaka

Roles: complete genome of FMDV; molecular epidemiology of FMD in Bangladesh; Manuscripts write-up etc.

May 2013 to 07 January 2015

Undergraduate Research Student

Centre for Advanced Research in Science (CARS), University of Dhaka

Roles: Basic hands on of microbiological research; scientific writing

December 2012

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Lecturer (Teaching & Research), Department of Microbiology

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

24 August 2015 to date

Lecturer (Teaching & Research), Microbiology Program, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

08 January 2015 to 23 August 2015

 

EDUCATION

 

MS in Microbiology (Thesis)

Department of Microbiology

University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

Thesis Title: Isolation and Complete Genome Analysis of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus Serotype O  Circulating in Bangladesh

Supervisor: Professor Dr. M Anwar Hossain

GPA 4.00

on a scale of 4.00

(First Highest GPA)

2013

(held in 2014)

4 Years BS with Honours in Microbiology

Department of Microbiology

University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

Mini-Research Project Title: Production of High pH Tolerant Keratinase by Bacillus licheniformis In Shake Flask

CGPA 3.95

on a scale of 4.00

(First Highest CGPA)

2012

 

 

 

HONOURS & AWARDS

National Science & Technology Fellowship to pursue MS degree

2013-2014

Dean’s Award for recognition of outstanding result in Biological science faculty, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

2014

Outstanding Academic Performance Awards for securing top position in BS & MS examination in the class

2014 & 2015

Grameen Bank Scholarship for outstanding result in SSC exam

2006

Education Board Scholarship for outstanding result in SSC and HSC exam

2006 & 2008

Primary Scholarship for outstanding result primary (5th Grade) school exam

2000

 

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

11. Ali M.R., Alam A.R.U., Al Amin M., Ullah H., Siddique M.A., Momtaz S., Sultana M. & Hossain M.A. (2017). Complete Genome Sequence of the Circulatory Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus Serotype Asia1 in Bangladesh. Genome Announcements, 5(43), pp.e01135-17. DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.01135-17.

 

10. Hassan M.M., Chakrabarty R.P., Siddique M.A. & Rahaman M.M. (2017). Prevalence of antibiotic resistant enteric bacteria in the hands of street food vendors in Dhaka city. Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology Volume 34 Issue 1. Link: goo.gl/P4UNKc.

 

9. Hasan M.A.R., Siddique M.A., Hasan M., Hossain M.A & Rahman M.S. (2017). 16s  rRNA Gene Sequence Based Identification of Vibrio Spp. In Shrimp and Tilapia Hatcheries of Bangladesh. Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci. 26(1): 45‐58, 2017 (January). Link: https://goo.gl/GFjSjg.

 

8. Towhid, S. T., Siddique, M. A., Ullah, H., Sultana, M. & Hossain, M.A. (2016). Foot-and-Mouth Disease: Current Scenario in Asia and Bangladesh. Malaysian Journal of Microbiology, Vol 12(5) Special Issue 2016, pp. 399-407. Link: https://goo.gl/Y2q8fA.

 

7. Ali, Md. R., Ullah, H., Siddique, M. A., Sultana, M. & Hossain, M. A. (2016). Complete Genome Sequence of Pig Originated Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus Serotype O from Bangladesh. Genome Announcements: genomeA01150-16. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01150-16.

 

6. Ullah, H.*, Siddique, M. A.*, Al Amin, M., Das, B. C., Sultana, M. & Hossain, M. A. (2015). Re-emergence of circulatory foot-and-mouth disease virus serotypes Asia1 in Bangladesh and VP1 protein heterogeneity with vaccine strain IND 63/72. Letters in Applied Microbiology60(2), 168. *equal authorship DOI: 10.1111/lam.12354.

 

5. Hossain, A., Nandi, S. P., Siddique, M. A., Sanyal, S. K., Sultana, M. & Hossain, M. A. (2015). Prevalence and distribution of White Spot Syndrome Virus in cultured shrimp. Letters in Applied Microbiology60(2), 128. DOI: 10.1111/lam.12353.

 

4. Ullah, H., Siddique, M. A., Sultana, M & Hossain, M. A. (2014). Complete Genome Sequence of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus Type A Circulating in Bangladesh. Genome Announcements 2.3: e00506-14. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00506-14.

 

3. Sultana, M., Siddique, M. A., Momtaz, S., Rahman, A., Ullah, H., Nandi, S. P. & Hossain, M. A. (2014). Complete genome sequence of foot-and-mouth disease virus serotype O isolated from Bangladesh. Genome Announcements 2.1: e01253-13. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01253-13.

 

2. Siddique, M.A., Ullah, H., Nandi, S.P., Chakma, D., Sultana, M. & Hossain, M.A. (2014). Molecular Characterization of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus Type O from Wild Pig in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology Volume 31 Issue 1 & 2. Link: https://goo.gl/ErXWjT.

 

1. Hossain, A., Sanyal, S. K., Siddique, M. A., Biswas, R. K., Sultana, M. & Hossain, M. A. (2014). Envelope Protein Gene VP466-a Target for PCR Detection of White Spot Syndrome Virus in Shrimp. Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology Volume 31 Issue 1 & 2. Link: https://goo.gl/DqqgXw

 

GENBANK PUBLICATIONS

04 (Four) complete genome sequences of FMDV; near 80 records of submission in NCBI GenBank

 

SUBMITTED MANUSCRIPTS

03 (Three) manuscripts are in peer review status in esteemed international journals.

 

LEADERSHIP & CO-CURRICULAR SKILLS

  • Key organizing member of 30th Annual Conference 2017 held on 29 April 2017 and International Conference 2015 held on 26-28 December 2015 under the umbrella of Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists (BSM).
  • Instructor at ‘Bioinformatics Methods’- Workshop organized by Microbial Genetics and Bioinformatics laboratory, Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka & Bio-Bio-1, a Research Foundation.
  • Research grant management- managing the 1 million dollar research grant currently running in the Microbial Genetics & Bioinformatics Laboratory from the World Bank through University Grants Commission, Bangladesh (HEQEP, CP- 3842).
  • Lab management- Microbial Genetics & Bioinformatics Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.