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Professor

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka

Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.

Tel.: +880-2-9661900 extn. 8190; Fax: +880-2-9667222

Email: zafrulazam@du.ac.bd

Web: www.pharmadu.net; www.du.ac.bd

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House-14, Avenue-4, Block- C

Section – 6, Mirpur, Pallabi,

Dhaka-1216

Bangladesh

Tel.: +880-2-9031253

Cell: +880-1710-880064

 

 CAREER OBJECTIVE

To pursue my career in Research and Teaching in Nucleic Acid Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Biomolecular Pharmacy, Biotechnology and Molecular Biology.

PRESENT STATUS

Working as a Professor of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, at the University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

 

JSPS BRIDGE Fellowship Program, 2014 (under Japanese Government JSPS Fellowship, Japan)

Completed forty-five (45) days JSPS BRIDGE Fellowship Program from 21st August 2014 to 04th October 2014 at Dept. of Material and Life Chemistry, Kanagawa University, Yokohama, Japan. The Fellowship program was carried out with Professor Dr. Akira Ono, Department of Material and Life Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Kanagawa University, 3-27-1 Rokkakubashi, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama, 221-8686, Japan.  Tel.: +81-45-481-5661 (extn. 3887); Fax.: +81-45-481-7915;    Email: akiraono@kanagawa-u.ac.jp

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2008 (under Japanese Government JSPS Fellowship, Japan)

Completed two years JSPS post-doctoral research on “Synthesis of DNA-wires containing metal ions: towards developing metal-ion sensor and nano-materials” from 26th November 2006 to 25th November 2008 at Dept. of Material and Life Chemistry, Kanagawa University, Yokohama, Japan.

I carried out my post-doctoral research with Professor Dr. Akira Ono, Department of Material and Life Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Kanagawa University, 3-27-1 Rokkakubashi, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama, 221-8686, Japan.

Tel.: +81-45-481-5661 (extn. 3887); Fax.: +81-45-481-7915;              Email: akiraono@kanagawa-u.ac.jp

           

Ph.D.,  2006

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) course from the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Faculty of Engineering, Gunma University, Gunma, Japan.

Date of Graduation

23 March 2006

Major Field of Study

Nucleic Acid Chemistry (Triplex-Forming Oligonucleotides): Chemically synthesized modified nucleobases & intercalators and incorporated those into the oligonucleotide through phosphoramidite method.

Thesis Title

Synthesis and Properties of Modified a-b Chimeric OligoDNA as a Unique Class of Triplex-Forming Oligonucleotide

Supervisor

Dr. Kazuo Shinozuka, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Faculty of Engineering, Gunma University, 1-5-1, Tenjin-cho, Kiryu-shi, Gunma, 376-8515, Japan. Tel.: +81-277-30-1320;           

Fax: +81-277-30-1321;           Email: sinozuka@chem-bio.gunma-u.ac.jp

Medium of Study

English

M. Pharm., 1993

Obtained Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm.) Degree from the Department of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1993 (examination held in 1996, due to session jam).

Result                      

First class with 61.5 % marks.

Rank

4th position in order of merit.

Subject Studied

Advanced Pharmaceutical Analysis, Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Engineering, and Pharmacokinetics & Biopharmaceutics.

Thesis Title

Red antibiotic pigments from a Penicillium species.

Thesis Supervisor

Dr. A. Jabbar, Emeritus Professor, Department of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh. Phone: 880-2-500503; 880-2-9661920 ext. 4840; Fax: 880-2-8615583; Email: duregstr@bangla.net

Medium of Study

English

 

B. Pharm.,  1992

Obtained Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm.) (Honours) course from the Department of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1992 (examination held in 1994, due to session jam).

Result

First class with 62.62 % marks.

Rank

2nd position in order of merit.

Subject Studied

Inorganic & Organic Pharmacy, Physical Pharmacy, Pharmacognosy, Physiology, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Mathematics & Statistics, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Analysis & Quality Control, Medicinal Chemistry, Industrial Pharmacy, Pharmacokinetics & Biopharmaceutics, and Hospital Pharmacy.

Medium of Study

English

 

H.S.C.,  1989

Passed Higher Secondary Certificate (H.S.C.) Examination from Notre Dame College, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1989.

Result

First division with 81.9 % marks.

 

S.S.C.,  1987

Passed Secondary School Certificate (S.S.C.) Examination from Shaheed Ramiz Uddin High School, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1987.

Result

First division with 78.1% marks.

Short Course, 2002

(British Council Fellowship)

Completed a short course on “International Health Economics” from 13th May to 5th July 2002 from the Center for Health Economics, University of York, York, United Kingdom.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

From

To

Position

Institution

10 Apr. 2013

To Date

Professor

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of   Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.

03 Feb. 2010

09 Apr. 2013

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of   Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.

01 Nov. 2006

02 Feb. 2010

Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of   Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh

03 April 2006

31 Oct. 2006

Assistant Professor

Institute of Health Economics, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh

04 Sept. 2000

02 April 2006

Lecturer

Institute of Health Economics, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.

25 Oct. 1998

03 Sept. 2000

Lecturer

Department of Pharmacy, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi 6205, Bangladesh.

15 April 1997

21 Oct. 1998

Product Development Officer

Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Dhaka, Bangladesh.

01 Sept. 1996

13 Apr. 1997

Production Pharmacist

Al-Amin Laboratories Ltd., Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION

From

To

Position

Institution

26 May 2010

To Date

Student Advisor  

Faculty of Pharmacy, University of            Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Completed two-year project as a Co-Principal Investigator entitled “Synthesis of Important Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) Containing Benzimidazole Ring” funded by Ministry of Science and Information & Communication Technology, Government of The People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

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TRAINING

Attended a one-month training course on “Costing and Economic Evaluation” organized by Institute of Health Economics, University of Dhaka from 7 January 2001 to 7 February 2001.

Attended a Five-day training course on “Economic Evaluation of Reproductive Health Program” organized by the Institute of Health Economics, University of Dhaka in collaboration with Population Council, Bangladesh from 20 January 2002 to 24 January 2002.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

DISSERTATIONS

A.T.M. Zafrul Azam. Synthesis and Properties of Modified a-b Chimeric OligoDNA as a Unique Class of Triplex-Forming Oligonucleotide. PhD Dissertation, Gunma University, Gunma, Japan, March, 2006.

A.T.M. Zafrul Azam. Red antibiotic pigments from a Penicillium species. M.Pharm. Dissertation, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1997.

 

BOOKS

 

1.      A.T.M. Zafrul Azam. Modified alpha-beta Chimeric OligoDNA as a Unique Class of TFO: A Study on Synthesis and Properties of alpha-beta Chimeric OligoDNA. ISBN: 978-3-8465-3246-1, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, October 2011.

Md. Hamiduzzaman and A.T.M. Zafrul Azam. Phytochemical Screening of Gomphrena globosa (L), Family: Amaranthaceae. ISBN: 978-3-659-42335-2, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, July 2013.

 

JOURNALS

a. International Journals

Abdullah Al Hasan, Sayema Khanum and A.T.M Zafrul Azam. Zika virus: an overview of current understanding. European Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences. (Review Article). 3(6): 178-187, 2016.

Sharmin Asad, Md. Hamiduzzaman, A.T.M. Zafrul Azam, Monira Ahsan and Mohammad Mehedi Masud. Lupeol, oleanic acid & steroids from Sonneratia alba J.E. Sm (Sonneratiaceae) and antioxidant, antibacterial & cytotoxic activities of its extracts. International Journal of Advanced Research in Pharmaceutical & Bio Science. 3(4): 1-10, 2013.

A.T.M. Zafrul Azam, Fatema Moni, Md. Hamiduzzaman, Mohammad Mehedi Masud, Choudhury Mahmood Hasan. Two cinnamoyl triterpenes and steroids from Crotalaria incana (L.), Family: Fabaceae. Research Journal of Phytochemistry. 7(1): 1-9, 2013.

Fouzia Siraji, A.T.M. Zafrul Azam, Md. Gias Uddin, Rehana Begum, Md. Shah Amran, Jamal Nazrul Islam and Md. Amjad Hossain. In vitro effects of copper (II) and chromium (III) on the protein binding of metronidazole and mebendazole in aqueous media. International Journal of Research and Reviews in Pharmacy and Applied Sciences, 2(5): 916-929, 2012.

Abdullah A. Hasan, A.T.M. Zafrul Azam, Mohammad R. Haque, Choudhury M. Hasan. Triterpenoids and steroids isolated from Glochidion multiloculare. Pak. J. Sci. Ind. Res., 55(3): 163-168, 2012.

Md. Gias Uddin and A.T.M. Zafrul Azam. A novel oligoDNA probe carrying non-nucleosidic silylated pyrene derivatives: synthesis and excimer forming ability. Am. J. Biochem. Mol. Biol., 3(1): 175-181, 2013.

Md. Gias Uddin and A.T.M. Zafrul Azam. Sequence discriminating ability of oligoDNA bearing silylated pyrene derivatives through excimer formation. Asian J. Biol. Sci., 5(5): 257-262, 2012.

Tomohisa Moriguchi, A.T.M. Zafrul Azam, and Kazuo Shinozuka. Stabilizing effect of propionic acid derivative of anthraquinone-polyamine conjugate incorporated into alpha-beta chimeric oligonucleotides on the alternate-stranded triple helix. Bioconjugate Chem.(American Chemical Society), 22 (6): 1039–1045, 2011.

Mohammad Abdus Salam, Mohammad Abdullahil Baki, A T M Zafrul Azam, Md. Shah Amran, Farhad Mohammad Amjad, Begum Rokaya and Md. Amjad Hossain. In vitro and in vivo effects of glipizide and gliclazide on the protein binding, plasma concentration and serum glucose, cholesterol and creatinine levels of ibuprofen. J. Pharmacol. Toxicol.,  4(8): 307-313, 2009

Mohammad Mohiuddin, A.T.M. Zafrul Azam, Md. Shah Amran and Md. Amjad Hossain. In vitro study on the interaction of caffeine with gliclazide and metformin in the aqueous media. J. Pharmacol. Toxicol., 2009. 4(5): 194-204, 2009.

Farazi Binti Ferdous and A.T.M. Zafrul Azam. Utilization of child health care services in Thana Health Complex of Bangladesh: A study of Keraniganj. Asian J. Epidemiol., 2(2): 20-32, 2009.

Mohammad Mohiuddin, A.T.M. Zafrul Azam, Md. Shah Amran and Md. Amjad Hossain. In vitro effects of gliclazide and metformin on the protein binding of caffeine in the aqueous media. J. Biol. Sci., 9(5): 476-481, 2009.

Mohammad Mohiuddin, A.T.M. Zafrul Azam, Md. Shah Amran and Md. Amjad Hossain. In vivo effects of gliclazide and metformin on the plasma concentration of caffeine in healthy rats. Pak. J. Biol. Sci., 12(9): 734-737, 2009

A.T.M. Zafrul Azam, Itaru Okamoto and Akira Ono. Synthesis and properties of DNA duplexes containing cytosine analogs carrying phosphodiester functions. Nucleic Acids Symp. Ser. 51: 153-154, 2007.  

A.T.M. Zafrul Azam, Tomohisa Moriguchi and Kazuo Shinozuka. Modified α–β chimeric oligoDNA bearing a multi-conjugate of 2,2-bis(hydroxymethyl)propionic acid-anthraquinone-polyamine exhibited improved and stereo-nonspecific triplex-forming ability. Chem. Commun. 335-337, 2006.

Md. Harun-Or-Rashid, Nurul Karim, M.A. Gafur, Md. Golam Sadik, A.S.M. Anisuzzaman, Noaki Sugimoto and A.T.M. Zafrul Azam. Isolation and biological activities of chemical constituent from the stems of Ipomoea turpethum. Pak. J. Biol. Sci., 9(12): 2261-2266, 2006. 

Tomohisa Moriguchi, A.T.M. Zafrul Azam and Kazuo Shinozuka. Synthesis and alternate-stranded triple helix forming ability of novel anthraquinone modified alpha-beta chimeric DNA. Nucleic Acids Symp. Ser. 49, 7-8, 2005.  

A.T.M. Zafrul Azam, Minoru Hasegawa, Tomohisa Moriguchi and Kazuo Shinozuka. Synthesis and alternate-stranded triplex forming ability of novel α–β chimeric oligonucleotides bearing an intercalator-conjugated nucleobase. Nucleic Acids Symp. Ser. 48, 207-208, 2004.  

A.T.M. Zafrul Azam, Minoru Hasegawa, Tomohisa Moriguchi and Kazuo Shinozuka. α–β Chimeric oligo-DNA bearing intercalator-conjugated nucleobase inside the linker sequence remarkably improves thermal stability of an alternate-stranded triple helix. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett., 14: 5747-5750, 2004.

Md. Aziz Abdur Rahman, A.T.M. Zafrul Azam and M.A. Gafur. Brine Shrimp Lethality Bioassay with Extracts and Two Flavonoids from Clerodendrum indicum Linn. Pak. J. Pharmacol., 17(1 & 2): 1-6, 2000.

Md. Aziz Abdur Rahman, A.T.M. Zafrul Azam and M. A. Gafur. In vitro Antibacterial Principles of Two Flavonoids and Extracts from Clerodendrum indicum Linn. Pak. J. Biol. Sci., 3(10): 1769-1771, 2000.

A. H. M. Rashidul Bari, A.T.M. Zafrul Azam, Md. Shah Amran and Md. Amjad Hossain. In vivo effects of ibuprofen and naproxen on the plasma concentration of diltiazem in rabbits. Pak. J. Biol. Sci., 3(4): 555-557, 2000.

 

b. Local Journals (Published in Bangladesh)

Md. Nazmul Hasan, Monira Ahsan, Choudhury Mahmood Hasan and A. T. M. Zafrul Azam. 2,5-Dihydroxy-3-heptadecyl-1,4-benzoquinone and stigmasterol from Heliotropium indicum L. Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci. 15(1): 113-115, 2016

Somaia Haque Chadni, Abdullah Al Hasan and A.T.M. Zafrul Azam. Antimicrobial, cytotoxic, thrombolytic and antioxidant activities of Syzygium fruticosum (Roxb.) DC. Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal, 17(1): 55-58, 2014.

Nipa Chowdhury, Abdullah Al Hasan, Fakir Shahidullah Tareq, Monira Ahsan and A. T. M. Zafrul Azam. 4-Hydroxy-trans-cinnamate derivatives and triterpene from Barleria cristata (Acanthaceae). Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci. 12(2): 173-175, 2013.

Sheikh Tasnim Jahan, Sams Mohammad Anowar Sadat, Muhammad Rashedul Islam, A.T.M. Zafrul Azam and Jakir Ahmed Chowdhury. Effect of various electrolytes on theophylline loaded sodium alginate beads prepared by ionic cross linking technique. Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci. 11(2): 181-189, 2012.

A.T.M. Zafrul Azam, Abdullah Al Hasan, Md. Gias Uddin, Mohammad Mehedi Masud, Choudhury Mahmood Hasan. Antimicrobial, antioxidant and cytotoxic activities of Glochidion multiloculare (Roxb. ex Willd.) Müll. Arg. (Fam. Euphorbiaceae). Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci. 11(2): 117-120, 2012.

Md. Hamiduzzaman and A.T.M. Zafrul Azam. Antimicrobial, antioxidant and cytotoxic activities of Gomphrena globosa (L.).  Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal, 15(2): 183-185, 2012.

Md. Hamiduzzaman, Choudhury Mahmood Hasan and A.T.M. Zafrul Azam. Isochavicinic acid and steroids from Gomphrena globosa (L.). Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci., 11(1): 79-81, 2012.

F. Siraji, A.T.M. Z. Azam, M. S. Amran, J. N. Islam, F. M. Amjad, and M. A. Hossain. In vitro interaction of metronidazole and mebendazole with copper (II) and chromium (III) in aqueous media. Journal of Scientific Research, 4(1): 173-181, 2012.

R. Al-Mamun, A. Hamid, M.K. Islam, J.A. Chowdhury and ATM Zafrul Azam. Lipid lowering activity and free radical scavenging effect of Cinnamomum tamala (Fam: Lauraceae). International Journal of Natural Sciences, 1(4): 93-96, 2011.

Abdullah Al Hasan, Choudhury Mahmud Hasan, A. T. M. Zafrul Azam. Antimicrobial, cytotoxic and antioxidant activities of Desmodium heterocarpon. Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal, 14(1): 49-52, 2011.

Abdullah Al Hasan and A.T.M. Zafrul Azam. In vitro antibacterial, cytotoxic and free radical scavenging activities of an Aspergillus species. Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal, 13(2): 47-50, 2010.

Md. Amjad Hossain, A.T.M. Zafrul Azam, Md. Rahatuzzaman, Zabun Nahar and Abul Hasnat. A study on the dietary feature and disease patterns of infants and children treated in some hospitals in Dhaka city and Narayangonj, Bangladesh. Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci., 2: 19-23, 2003.

Arif Elahi Mahmud, A.T.M. Zafrul Azam, Md. Shah Amran and Md. Amjad Hossain. In vitro interaction of nifedipine with atenolol in the aqueous medium. Bangladesh J. Life Sci., 15(2):113-118, 2003.

Arif Elahi Mahmud, A.T.M. Zafrul Azam, Md. Shah Amran and Md. Amjad Hossain. Evaluation of in vitro interaction of nifedipine with captopril in the aqueous medium. Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci., 10(1): 79-84, 2001.

Md. Aziz Abdur Rahman, A.T.M. Zafrul Azam, Naoki Sugimoto and M.A. Gafur. Two Flavonoids, Pectolinarigenin and Hispidulin, from the stem and root of Clerodendrum indicum Linn. (Verbenaceae). J. Bio-Sci.,8: 27-30, 2000.

A. S. M. Anisuzzaman, A.T.M. Zafrul Azam, M Helal U. Biswas and M. A. Gafur. Brine Shrimp Lethality Bioassay of Ethyl Acetate Extract and Kojic Acid from Aspergillus fumigatus. Bangladesh J. Genet.  Biotechnol., 1(2): 123-126, 2000.

Md. Aziz Abdur Rahman, A.T.M. Zafrul Azam, Jahan Ara Khanam and M.A. Gafur. In vivo Cytostatic activity of a Flavonoid, Pectolinarigenin, isolated from Clerodendrum indicum Linn. on Ehrlich Ascite Carcinoma (EAC) cell to mice. J. Asiat. Soc. Bangladesh, Sci., 26(2): 289-291, 2000.

Arif Elahi Mahmud, A.T.M. Zafrul Azam, Md. Shah Amran and Md. Amjad Hossain. Evaluation of in vitro interaction of nifedipine with copper (II) in aqueous medium. J. Asia. Soc. Bangladesh, Sci., 26(1): 53-58, 2000.

A.T.M. Zafrul Azam and A. Jabbar. Antibacterial and cytotoxic activities of red antibiotic pigments from a Penicillium strain. J. Asiat. Soc.  Bangladesh, Sci. 25(2): 267-274, 1999.

A.T.M. Zafrul Azam and A. Jabbar. Toxicological studies of red antibiotic pigments from a Penicillium strain on long Evan’s rats. J. Bio-Sci., 7: 103-109, 1999.

 

 

 Submitted manuscripts

A.T.M. Zafrul Azam, Itaru Okamoto and Akira Ono. Synthesis of a novel nucleotide unit containing cytosine cytosine analog bearing phosphodiester function and formation of silver (I)-mediated DNA duplex. Nucleosides, Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids.

 

SUPERVISION OF THESIS

M.Pharm (2007-2008): Chemical and biological investigations of Glochidion multiloculare (Roxb. ex Willd.) Muell.-Arg. and Desmodium heterocarpon (L.) DC.

M.Pharm (2008-2009): Chemical and Biological Investigations of Crotalaria incana (L.)

M.Pharm (2009-2010): Chemical and Biological Investigations of Gomphrena globosa (L.)

M.Pharm (2010-2011): Chemical and Biological Investigations of Barleria cristata (L.)

M.Pharm (2011-2012): Chemical and Biological Investigations of Syzygium fruticosum (Roxb.) DC.

M.Pharm. (2012-13): Chemical and Biological Investigations of Heliotropium indicum L.

M.Pharm. (2013-14): Chemical and Biological Investigation of Eurya acuminata

 

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS

Abul Hasnat, A.T.M. Zafrul Azam and Maizbha Uddin Ahmed. Translating Pharmacogenetics into Personalized Medicine. International Symposium of Bangladesh JSPS Alumni Association on “Science for Society” at Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 24 & 25 February, 2012.

A.T.M. Zafrul Azam, Tomohisa Moriguchi and Kazuo Shinozuka. Synthesis and sequence specific alternate-stranded triplex forming ability of novel a-b chimeric oligoDNA bearing a multi-conjugate of 2,2-bis(hydroxymethyl)propionic acid-anthraquinone-polyamine. The 15th Antisense Symposium at Kiryu, Gunma, Japan, 24-25 November, 2005.

A.T.M. Zafrul Azam, Tomohisa Moriguchi and Kazuo Shinozuka. Synthesis and alternate-stranded triplex forming ability of novel a-b  chimeric oligoDNA bearing an anthraquinone conjugate with 2,2-bis(hydroxymethyl) propionic acid. The 85th Annual Spring Meeting of the Chemical Society of Japan at Kanagawa University, Kanagawa, Japan, 26-29 March, 2005.

A.T.M. Zafrul Azam, Minoru Hasegawa, Tomohisa Moriguchi and Kazuo Shinozuka. a-b chimeric oligo-DNA bearing intercalator-conjugated nucleobase inside the linker sequence remarkably improves thermal stability of an alternate-stranded triple helix. The First Gunma International Symposium on Chemistry at Gunma University, Gunma, Japan, 6 November, 2004.

A.T.M. Zafrul Azam and Muniruddin Ahmed. Effects of regulations on Pharmaceutical Market in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Health Economics Conference at Hotel Sheraton, Dhaka, Bangladesh on 4-5 July 2001.

 

SEMINAR/SYMPOSIUM/CONFERENCE

Attended “44th congress of Heterocyclic Chemistry” at Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan held on 10-12 September 2014.

Attended and delivered oral presentation at “International Symposium on Science for Society” at Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC), Dhaka, Bangladesh held on 24 & 25 February 2012, entitled “Translating Pharmacogenetics into Personalized Medicine” by Abul Hasnat, A.T.M. Zafrul Azam and Maizbha Uddin Ahmed.

Attended at ‘Respiratory Masterclass’ in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 01 October 2011 jointly organized by GSK and Bangladesh Lung Foundation.

Attended at the First Nepalese National Seminar on “Plants in Diabetes: Prospects & Challenges” in Kathmandu, Nepal on 06-08 June 2009 jointly organized by ANRAP, Bangladesh and NIHS, Nepal.

Attended and poster presentation at the Fifth International Symposium on Nucleic Acids Chemistry at University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan on 20-22 November, 2007, entitled “Synthesis and properties of DNA duplexes containing cytosine analogs carrying phosphodiester functions” by A. T. M. Zafrul Azam, Itaru Okamoto and Akira Ono.

Attended at the 87th Annual Spring Meeting of the Chemical Society of Japan on 25-28 March 2007 at Kansai University, Osaka , Japan.

Attended and delivered oral presentation at the 15th Antisense Symposium at Kiryu, Gunma, Japan on 24-25 November, 2005, entitled “Synthesis and sequence specific alternate-stranded triplex forming ability of novel a-b chimeric oligoDNA bearing a multi-conjugate of 2,2-bis(hydroxymethyl)propionic acid-anthraquinone-polyamine” by A. T. M. Zafrul Azam, Tomohisa Moriguchi and Kazuo Shinozuka.

Attended and delivered oral presentation at the 4th International Symposium on Nucleic Acid Chemistry (32nd Symposium on Nucleic Acid Chemistry) at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan on 20-22 September 2005, entitled “Synthesis and alternate-stranded triple helix forming ability of novel anthraquinone modified alpha-beta chimeric DNA” by Tomohisa Moriguchi, A. T. M. Zafrul Azam, and Kazuo Shinozuka.

Attended and delivered oral presentation at the 85th Annual Spring Meeting of the Chemical Society of Japan at Kanagawa University, Kanagawa, Japan on 26-29 March 2005, entitled “Synthesis and alternate-stranded triplex forming ability of novel a-b  chimeric oligoDNA bearing an anthraquinone conjugate with 2,2-bis(hydroxymethyl) propionic acid” by A. T. M. Zafrul Azam,  Tomohisa Moriguchi and Kazuo Shinozuka

Attended and presented poster at the 31st Symposium on Nucleic Acid Chemistry at Showa  University, Tokyo, Japan on 10-12 November 2004, entitled “Synthesis and Alternate-stranded Triplex Forming Ability of Novel a-b chimeric oligonucleotides bearing an intercalator-conjugated nucleobase” by A. T. M. Zafrul Azam, Minoru Hasegawa, Tomohisa Moriguchi and Kazuo Shinozuka.

Attended and presented poster at the First Gunma International Symposium on Chemistry at Gunma University, Gunma, Japan on 6 November 2004, entitled " a-b chimeric oligo-DNA bearing intercalator-conjugated nucleobase inside the linker sequence remarkably improves thermal stability of an alternate-stranded triple helix” by A. T. M. Zafrul Azam, Minoru Hasegawa, Tomohisa Moriguchi and Kazuo Shinozuka.

Attended at the 84th Annual Spring Meeting of the Chemical Society of Japan on 26-29 March 2004 at Kwansei Gakuen University, Hyogo, Japan.

Attended and delivered oral presentation at Bangladesh Health Economics Conference at Hotel Sheraton, Dhaka, Bangladesh on 4-5 July 2001, entitled “Effects of regulations on Pharmaceutical Market in Bangladesh” by A.T.M. Zafrul Azam and Muniruddin Ahmed. Unpublished.

 

EDITOR / REGIONAL EDITOR

Regional Editor

Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Journal of Biological Sciences

Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences

 

Advisory Board Member

The International Journal of Research and Reviews in Pharmacy and Applied Sciences (IJRRPAS)

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGES PROFICIENCY

IELTS Result

Overall Band: 7.0 (Listening: 6.5; Reading: 7.0; Writing: 7; Speaking: 7)

Test date: 09/June/2001

 

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES

‘A’ Grade Registered Pharmacist of Pharmacy Council of Bangladesh (A-1589)

Member of Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Society (BPS)

Member of Pharmacy Graduates' Association (PGA), Bangladesh 

Member of Dhaka University Teachers' Association (DUTA)

Member of the Chemical Society of Japan

Life Member and ‘Joint Secretary’ of Bangladesh JSPS Alumni Association

Life Member of Japanese Universities Alumni Association in Bangladesh (JUAAB)

 

COUNTRY VISITED

United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Nepal, India, Singapore, China, Malaysia, Bhutan

 

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Dhaka Education Board of Bangladesh Scholarship at College level.

Dhaka University Scholarship at Graduate and Postgraduate level.

DFID, UK sponsored ‘British Council Fellowship’ to attend a short course at University of York, York, UK.

Japanese Government ‘Monbugakusho Scholarship’ to perform Doctoral Program at Gunma University, Gunma, Japan. (from Oct. 2002-Apr. 2006)

Japanese Government ‘JSPS postdoctoral fellowship’ for two years to carry out Postdoctoral Research at Kanagawa University, Yokohama, Japan. (from Dec. 2006 to Dec. 2008)

Japanese Government ‘JSPS BRIDGE Fellowship-2014’ for 45 days to visit Kanagawa University, Yokohama, Japan. (from 21 Aug. 2014 to 04 Oct. 2014)

 

REFEREES

Dr. Akira Ono, Professor, Department of Material and Life Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Kanagawa University, 3-27-1 Rokkakubashi, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama, 221-8686, Japan.        Tel.: +81-(0)45-481-5661 (ext 3887); Fax.: +81-(0)45-481-7915;                                             Email:  akiraono@kanagawa-u.ac.jp

Dr. Kazuo Shinozuka, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Faculty of Engineering, Gunma University, 1-5-1, Tenjin-cho, Kiryu-shi, Gunma 376-8515, Japan.            Tel.: +81-277-30-1320;   Fax: +81-277-30-1321; Email: sinozuka@chem-bio.gunma-u.ac.jp  

Prof. Dr. Md. Saiful Islam, Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh. Email: saifulpharmacy@yahoo.com, Tel. +880-2-9677623; +880-2-9661900 extn. 4363, 4364, +880-1741-265165 (Cell), Fax: +880-2-9677623, 9667222.

 

PERSONAL DATA

 

Father's Name

S. M. Abdur Rouf

Mother’s Name

Rokeya Begum

Date of Birth 

01 January 1972

Place of Birth

Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Nationality

Bangladeshi

Religion

Islam

Sex     

Male

Marital Status

Married

Children

One Girl, One Boy