Center of Excellence in Higher Education
The First Private University in Bangladesh

Dr. Nayeema Bulbul

Full Time Faculty
Associate Professor & Chair

 Ph.D., Saitama University, Japan

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 1925
Email: nayeema.bulbul@northsouth.edu
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Curriculum Vitae

 

Dr. Nayeema Bulbul is currently working as an Associate Professor (Full time Faculty) in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, North South University, Bangladesh.  Basically, she is teaching Microbiology courses. Dr. Bulbul has joined the North South University as an Assistant Professor (full time faculty) since Fall 2010. Before that, she worked as a part time faculty in this university since June 2009 with the same designation after completetion of her PhD.
Dr. Nayeema Bulbul has completed Her SSC and HSC from Mymensingh Girls' Cadet College (11th Batch,1989-1995). She did her B.Sc. (Hon.) in Microbiology from University of Dhaka. She has completed  her M.Sc. from the same university and the same department as a thesis group student.  Then, she pursued her Ph D in Science and Engineering, majoring in Biological and Environmental Sciences from Saitama University, Japan in September, 2008. During her PhD research, she worked on the Cell Biology of Rhizobium-legume symbiosis and her research topic was "Ultrastructural studies of soybean root nodules".
Dr. Nayeema Bulbul was awarded with the Monbukagakusho Scholarship to complete her PhD work. She worked as a ‘Visiting Foreign Researcher’ in the Faculty of Education, Saitama University, Japan after completion of her PhD. She was elected as a post doctoral research fellow and the fellowship was given by Japan Student Services organization (JASSO) for the Fiscal Year 2012-2013 for 90 days.
Her Research interests focuses on the cell biology of Legume-Rhizobium symbiosis, Screening of antimicrobial substance producing microorganisms, Food Microbiology, Bioremediation.

 Publications:

1.       Bulbul N, Sakurai M, Matsushima H, Kaneko Y (2008) Induction of ultrastructural specialization for ureide metabolism in soybean tissue cultured in vitro.  Plant Science, 175: 833-838

2.       Bulbul N, Kaneko Y (2009) Co-localization of membranes and actin in growing infected cells of the Glycine max root nodules. Plant Biology, 11: 555-560.

3.      Kaneko Y., Sharmin F., Bulbul N., Kimie atsuzawa (2018) Backscattered electron imaging of high pressure frozen soybean root nodules visualizes formation of symbiosome membranes. Microscopy, 1-4

 Manuscripts in Preparation:

  1. Bulbul Nayeema, Yoneya Yuta, Murata Kazuyoshi, Kaneko Yasuko.        Peribacteroid membranes in growing infected cells of soybean root nodules uses actin microfilaments.  
  2. Bulbul Nayeema, Jinath Sultana Jime, Hossain Mohammad Sharif Tayebah,         Tahseenuzzaman, Samiha Sayed Sharna. Potential risk of     Salmonella spp. and other pathogenic bacteria in raw and cooked     poultry based foods.
  3. Bulbul Nayeema, Jinath Sultana Jime, Humayra Samina Khan. Detection of food borne pathogens in street foods affecting child health in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  4. Bulbul Nayeema, Jinath Sultana Jime, Sharon Sarkar, Abrar Zaheen Ahmed Bhuiyan, Tabassum Ali, Humaira Lubna. Multidrug resistance     patterns of foodborne pathogens isolated from street foods of Dhaka   city.
  5. Bulbul Nayeema, Zayed Uddin Ahmed, Jannatun Naima. Screening of Novel antibiotic producing fungi from the soil and its partial        purification.

      Conference Papers:

  1. Bulbul Nayeema, Nakatomi Reiko, Hashikawa Tsutomu, Kaneko Yasuko,    Cryo SEM observation of soybean root nodules. Electron Microscopy Society, Kanto Region, Tokyo­, March, 2007.
  2. Bulbul Nayeema, Kaneko Yasuko,   Development of ultrastructure specialized for  ureide metabolism in soybean. 63 Annual Meeting, Organized by: Japanese Society of Microscopy, Niigata, May 20-23, 2007.
  3. Bulbul Nayeema, Kaneko Yasuko,   Ultrastructural specialization for ureide metabolism in soybean tissue cultured in vitro. Botanical   Society of Japan, Chiba, September 7-9, 2007.
  4. Bulbul Nayeema, Nakatomi Reiko, Hashikawa Tsutomu, Kaneko Yasuko, ­  A peculiar membranous structure associated with proliferating bacteroids of soybean root nodule. Electron Microscopy Society, Kanto Region, Tokyo, March, 2008.
  5. Bulbul Nayeema, Nakatomi Reiko, Hashikawa Tsutomu, Kaneko Yasuko,  Co localization of actin and membranes in the infected cells of soybean root nodules. 64 Annual Meeting, Organized by: Japanese Society of Microscopy, Kyoto, May 21-23, 2008.
  6. Bulbul Nayeema, Nakatomi Reiko, Hashikawa Tsutomu, Kaneko Yasuko,  A novel tubular structure in the infected cells of soybean root nodules. 39th NIPS International Symposium, Okazaki, Japan, November 10-12, 2008.
  7. Bulbul Nayeema, Yoneya Yuta, Murata Kazuyoshi  , Kaneko Yasuko, Formation of Peribacteroid Membranes in The Growing Infected Cells of Soybean Root Nodules. 77th Annual Meeting of the Botanical Society of Japan, Sapporo, Japan September 13-15, 2013.
  8. Bulbul Nayeema, Yoneya Yuta, Murata Kazuyoshi, Kaneko Yasuko, Delivery of Peribacteroid Membranes in Growing Infected Cells of Soybean Root Nodules uses actin microfilaments. NIPS (National Institute of Physiological Sciences) Workshop  2013, “EM Functional Imaging for Biomedical Applications – Functional Imaging from Molecule to Cells” Okazaki, Japan, November 13-15, 2013.
  9. Bulbul Nayeema, Murata Kazuyoshi, Yoneya Yuta , Kaneko Yasuko. Membrane structures in soybean root nodule cells visualized by cryo-EM. The 70th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Microscopy, Chiba, Japan, May 11-13, 2014.
  10. Nayeema Bulbul, Jinath Sultana Jime, Samiha Sayed Sharna, Tayebah Mohammad Hossain Sharif, Tahseenuzzaman, Sohidul Islam. The Prevalence of Salmonella spp. and associated gastrointestinal pathogens in poultry based food products in Dhaka city. Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting, Bangkok, Thailand, December 7-9, 2016
  11. Jinath Sultana Jime, Ashrafus Safa, Nayeema Bulbul, Kishwar Ifrit, Oshin Ghurnee, Sohidul Islam. Isolation of Vibrios in freshwater fishes of Bangladesh. Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting, Bangkok, Thailand, December 7-9, 2016
  12. Nayeema Bulbul, Samiha Sayed Sharna, Jinath Sultana Jime. Detection of Salmonella enteric and other potentially pathogenic bacteria in processed poultry based food products in Dhaka City. International Conference on genomics, nanotech and Bioengineering, Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 14-16, 2017.
  13. Nayeema Bulbul, Zayed Uddin Ahmed, Jinath Sultana Jime. Inhibition of multidrug resistant pathogens by fungal cultures obtained from local environment of Dhaka City. International Conference on genomics, nanotech and Bioengineering, Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 14-16, 2017.
  14. Tasneem Hassan Muna, A.S.M. Zisanur Rahman, Nayeema Bulbul, Kazi Nadim hasan, Sohidul Islam. Identification of multidrug resistant bacteria from fresh-cut produces using 16SrRNA sequencing. International Conference on genomics, nanotech and Bioengineering, Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 14-16, 2017.
  15. Anika Jabin, Suman Bhowmik, Nayeema Bulbul. Mosquito larvicidal activity of thuringiensis isolated from garden and sewage soil samples of Dhaka city. International Conference on Biotechnology in Health and Agriculture (ICHBA), Dhaka, Bangladesh, November 11-13, 2019
  16. Suman Bhowmik, Anika Jabin, Nayeema Bulbul. Isolation of Bacillus sphaericus from local paddy field and sewage soil samples to evaluate mosquito larvicidal activity. International Conference on Biotechnology in Health and Agriculture (ICHBA), Dhaka, Bangladesh, November 11-13, 2019                  
  • Presentations in local Conferences:
  1. Nayeema Bulbul, Yasuko Kaneko. Ultrastructural specialization of infected cells in the soybean root nodules. 32nd Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists Annual        Conference, Jashore, Bangladesh, April 6, 2019
  2. Tabassum Ali, Nayeema Bulbul. Detection of foodborne pathogens in Hog plums collected from different school premises of Dhaka City. 32nd Bangladesh Society of        Microbiologists Annual Conference,          Jashore, Bangladesh, April 6, 2019
  3. Anika Jabin, Suman Bhowmik, Nayeema Bulbul. Isolation and Identification of Bacillus  spp. from sewage and garden soil samples.   32nd Bangladesh Society of        Microbiologists Annual Conference,          Jashore, Bangladesh, April 6, 2019
  4. Sharon Sarker, Jinath Sultana Jime, Nayeema Bulbul. Antibiotic resistance pattern of Escherichia coli isolated from street food samples. 32nd Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists Annual Conference,          Jashore, Bangladesh, April 6,        2019
  5. Abrar Zaheen Ahmed Bhuiyaan, Jinath Sultana Jime, Nayeema Bulbul.Detection of Multidrug resistance in Salmonella spp. isolated        from raw        and cooked poultry based foods. 32nd Bangladesh Society      of       Microbiologists Annual     Conference, Jashore, Bangladesh, April     6,       2019
  6. Humaira Lubna, Jinath Sultana Jime, Nayeema Bulbul. Multidrug   resistant Shigella spp. isolated from street foods of Dhaka. 32nd          Bangladesh Society        of        Microbiologists     Annual Conference,       Jashore, Bangladesh, April      6, 2019
  7. Zayed uddin Ahmed, Nayeema Bulbul. Prediction of functions of HP using in-silico methods from N. meningitides MC58. 32nd         Bangladesh Society        of        Microbiologists     Annual Conference,       Jashore, Bangladesh, April      6, 2019




Major Awards and Scholarships:

 Monbukagakusho Scholarship (MEXT Scholarship: Ministry of Education,     Science, Sports and Culture of Japan):

          From October 2005 to September, 2008 as a graduate student to carry out the        research work at the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Saitama          University,   Japan in order to obtain Doctoral degree.

  JASSO Fellowship:

          From September 2013 to December 2013 as a research fellow and the fellowship was given by Japan Student Services organization (JASSO) for the   Fiscal  Year 2012-2013 for 90 days.

 

  • Research Grants obtained:
  1. Bacteriological evaluation of a most popular street food (Fuchka) sold in Dhaka city” - Research grant approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Peoples Republic of Bangladesh for Research and Development (R & D) for the fiscal year 2016- 2017 
  1. Production and partial purification of novel antibiotics from fungi isolated from local soil” - Research grant approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Peoples Republic of  Bangladesh for Research and     Development (R & D) for the fiscal year 2017-2018 

 

  1. “Detection of food borne pathogens in street foods affecting child health in Dhaka, Bangladesh” - funded by the Conference, Travel and Research Grant committee (CTRGC) of NSU for the fiscal year 2016-2017.
  1. “Potential risk of Salmonella spp.  in egg shells, egg contents and  poultry- based foods in Bangladesh”  - funded by the Conference, Travel and Research    Grant committee (CTRGC)of NSU for the fiscal year 2012-13.

 2008, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

Degree/Certificate :         Ph.D. in Science and Engineering majoring in Biological and                                                       Environmental Sciences

Institution :           Saitama University, Japan

Period of study:      October, 2005 – September, 2008

Doctor Course Thesis Title:

                   Ultrastructural studies of cellular specialization involved in the

                   establishment of symbiosis in soybean root nodules.

 1999, Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Degree/Certificate : M.Sc. in Microbiology

Institution :             University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Period of study :     July, 1998- June 1999 (Examination held in 2002)

Master Course Thesis Title:

          Partial purification and Characterization of alpha-amylases from Streptomyces                              pseudoechinosporeus.

 Major Courses: Genetic Engineering and Microbial Biotechnology, Advanced Food and Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Environmental Pollution and Microbial Control, Advanced Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Selected Topics in Microbiology

 

1998, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Degree/Certificate :         B.Sc. with Honours in Microbiology

Institution :                     University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Period of study :     July, 1995 - June, 1998 (Examination held in 2000)

Major Courses:
General Microbiology, Microbial Ecology, Food Microbiology, Microbial Chemistry, Basic  Techniques in Microbiology, Microbial Genetics, Environmental Microbiology, Microbial physiology and Metabolism, Clinical Microbiology, Mycology, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Analytical Microbiology, Agricultural Microbiology, Biotechnology, Enzymology, Virology

 Experience:

 Feb 4, 2016 – till date:     Associate Professor, Dept of Biochemistry and Microbiology, North                                                            South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Sep 2010- Jan 2016:        Assistant Professor, Dept of Biochemistry and Microbiology, North                                                           South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Jun 2009- Aug 2010:       Assistant Professor (Part Time Faculty), Dept of Biochemistry and                                                       Microbiology, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Nov 2008- Mar 2009:       Visiting Foreign Researcher, Faculty of Education, Saitama                                                         University, Japan

Oct 2005- Sep 2008:        PhD Student, Department of Regulation Biology, Saitama                                                             University, Japan

May 2004- Sep 2005:       Microbiologist , Bottled Water plant, Duncan Brothers,                                                                 Dhaka, Bangladesh

MIC 101/ BIO 202      Basic Microbiology

MIC 202                Basic Techniques in Microbiology

MIC 206                Microbial Taxonomy and Diversity

MIC 306/ MIC 415 Mycology

MIC 308/ MIC 315  Infectious Diseases and Diagnostic Microbiology

MIC 412                Bacterial Pathogenesis

BBT 622                Microbiology

BBT 652                Industrial Microbiology

     In addition to these courses, Laboratory Courses at the undergraduate level.

1. Member : Japanese Society of Microscopy, Japan

2. Member : The Botanical Society of Japan, Japan

3. Member : Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists, Bangladesh

4. Member : Association of Mymensingh Ex- Cadets (AMEC)

5. Member : Dhaka University Friends Alliances (DUFA)

Research interests:
Electron and Light Microscopy, Cell Biology of Legume-Rhizobium symbiosis, Food Microbiology, Screening of antimicrobial substance producing microorganisms, Bioremediation, Biopesticides