Theses and internship presentations of undergraduate microbiology students
Ten students of the Bachelor of Science in microbiology program defended their undergraduate theses in Room UB21511 of the Department Mathematics and Natural Sciences (MNS) on 26 July 2018.
Eight the students -- Prapty Chakraborty, SAM Salman Haque, Faiza Zamia, Farzana Rahman, Aakib Parvez, Tonima Fairroz Mouly, Anzinur Nahar Samantha, and Fatema Raad Hasan presented their results of their research study in medical microbiology.
The papers were titled “Overview of the antimicrobial sensitivity pattern of the clinical isolates collected from patients at intensive care unit of a private hospital in Dhaka,” “Plasmid profile analysis and curing of plasmids in Enterobacteriaceae isolated from patients of urinary tract infection”, “A study on relationship of plasmid with Azithromycin and Ciprofloxacin resistance in isolates causing urinary tract infection”, “Screening of gram positive opportunistic bacteria from oral cancer patients and their antibiotics resistance pattern”, “Local variety of Allium sativum has more effective antimicrobial property compared to imported varieties”, “Detection of possible mutations in gyrA gene of ciprofloxacin-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from patients with lung infection”, “Antibacterial Activity and Medicinal Properties Of Ginger (Zingiber Officinale) In Bangladesh” and “Determination Of Prevalence And Antibiotic Susceptibility Pattern Of The Bacterial Isolates Collected From Different Parts Of Domestic Refrigerators” respectively.
The remaining two students -- Urmi Nishat Nini and Sayeda Sumaiya Islam -- presented their research findings on environmental microbiology.
The papers were titled, “Are the lakes and rivers in Dhaka city safe for recreational water activities?” and “Understanding the exposure of human pathogens to polluted surface water: Vibrio Cholerae as model organism” respectively.
Five students of the Bachelor of Science in microbiology program presented their internship report the same day. The students were Tanha Mollic Moon, Urmi Nishat Nini, Fatema Raad Hasan, Adiba Masuma and Shams Tahsin Tamanna.
The viva-voce examination for the presentation was chaired by Professor AFM Yusuf Haider, chairperson of the MNS department.
Professor Shah M Faruque, co-ordinator, bioscience; and Professor Mahboob Hossain, Mahbubul Hasan Siddiqee, Fahareen-Binta Mosharraf and Nazneen Jahan of the microbiology program; were also present as members of the examination committee.
The committee highly commended the work carried out by the students.
Theses and internship presentations of undergraduate biotechnology students
Fourteen undergraduate students of biotechnology program gave their thesis presentations required under BTE 450 (Research Project, Thesis) course in Room UB 21511 of the MNS department on 26 July 2018.
The students are Nadia Binte Obaid, Fahim Sarwar, Nimeree Muntasir, Mohammed Zawad Reza, Jumanah Amatullah, Afia Nawshen, Ehsan Sakib, Salma Noor, Bishakha Joyeeta Saha, Maria Kibtia, Sabnam Syeed, Samia Afroz, Nurzahan Yasmin Tuly, and Nazoa Shimin Tui.
They were supervised by Dr Mahboob Hossain, Dr Aparna Islam, Romana Siddique, Kashmery Khan and Nazneen Jahan, who were present along with Professor Faruque at the students’ viva-voce examinations, which was chaired by Professor Haider.
One student, Bishakha Joyeeta Saha, presented her thesis under the course of BTE 400 (Industrial Attachment) on the same day and place.
Monthly seminar at the MNS department
Dr Mohammad Rafiqul Islam, associate professor of statistics, presented his research while conducted a seminar on “The Growth and Structural Changes of GDP of Bangladesh” on 26 July 2018.
Professor Haider inaugurated the program, attended by faculty members from different departments including Professor ATM Nurul Amin, chairperson of the Department of Economics and Social Sciences. The seminar ended asking for intensive research in this field.
Theses presentations of students of Master of Science in biotechnology
Two students, Mostafa Kamal and Noor Jahan, defended their research project on 26 July 2018.
Mostafa Kamal presented his thesis entitled “Effect of Physical Parameters on the Decolorization of Multiple Synthetic Textile Dyes by Bacteria Recovered from Dye Contaminated Soil and Water”.
It was carried out at the Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Dhaka under the joint supervision Prof Naiyyum Choudhury, chairman, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority, and Dr Mohammad Nazrul Islam Bhuiyan, senior scientific officer, Industrial Microbiology Division, Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.
Noor Jahan presented her thesis entitled Agrobacterium mediated transformation of two peanut (Arachishypogaea L.) explants using Na+/H+ antiporter gene to generate transgenesis to resist salinity stress.
This was carried out under the supervision Prof Aparna Islam in The Plant Biotechnology Lab of the MNS department.
Both works were appreciated by the thesis evaluation board chaired by Professor Haider and including Dr Shaikh Mesbah Ahmad, a senior scientist of the ICDDR, B (external expert).
Professor Shah M Faruque, coordinator, Life Sciences, and Professor Aparna Islam of the biotechnology program were present.