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

Dr. Ishrat Jabeen

Full Time Faculty
Assistant Professor

PhD in Plant genetics from Monash University, 2019.
Masters of Research (MRes) in Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2003-2004 IBLS, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

M.SC. (Thesis student) from Biochemistry in 1998 (Exam. Held in 2000), and passed with 1st class 2nd University of Dhaka , Bangladesh.

B.Sc from Biochemistry in 1997 (Exam held in 1998), and passed with 1st class 1st University of Dhaka ,Bangladesh

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 6259
Email: ishrat.jabeen@northsouth.edu
Office: SAC 811

Curriculum Vitae

 

Ishrat has recently completed her PhD in plant genetics at the School of Science, Monash University, Sunway campus, Malaysia.

She completed her Honors Degree of Bachelor (BSc) and Masters in Science (MSc) in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She also completed her Masters in Research (MRes) in Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

Her teaching areas include Introduction to Biology, Introduction to Biochemistry & Biotechnology, Introduction to Chemistry, Biophysical Chemistry, metabolism I & Metabolism II, Cell Biology, Endocrinology.

My areas of research interest focus mainly on rice genetics, particularly that gene/(s) of rice influencing starch digestibility, Transcriptome sequencing analysis of commonly consumed rice varieties. Her ongoing research is on the development of markers and the in vitro rice starch digestibility test to enable the rapid development of low GI rice lines.


However she did research in Molecular Pharmacology and Parasitytology during her MRes in University of Glasgow, UK that required translocation of proteins (G-Proteins) from the cytosol to the membrane by performing SDS-PAGE and Immunoblot analysis (Western Blot) and many other techniques like tissue culture, PAGE, ELISA, HA, PCR in the relevant field.

Orchid ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6081-0337

 

 

Mohammed I. Al-Salabi, Lynsey J. M. Wallace, Denise Candlish, Ishrat Jabeen, Sreekantan N. Ajith, and Harry P. de Koning (2007). “Molecular Interactions Underlying the Unusually High Adenosine Affinity of a Novel Trypanosoma brucei Nucleoside Transporter.” MOLECULAR PHARMACOLOGY Vol. 71:921–929, 2007, No. 3; Printed in U.S.A.

Mohammed I. Al-Salabi, Lynsey J. M. Wallace, Denise Candlish, Ishrat Jabeen, Sreekantan N. Ajith, and Harry P. de Koning (2007). “Molecular Interactions Underlying the Unusually High Adenosine Affinity of a Novel Trypanosoma brucei Nucleoside Transporter.” MOLECULAR PHARMACOLOGY Vol. 71:921–929, 2007, No. 3; Printed in U.S.A.  Rahman O, Nadim H K, Khaleque A, Jabeen I, and Islam S (2012). “Dietary intake of urea from puffed rice in Bangladesh”. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science. Vol 18, Number 1, March 2012.

Rahman O, Nadim H K, Khaleque A, Jabeen I, and Islam S (2012). “Dietary intake of urea from puffed rice in Bangladesh”. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science. Vol 18, Number 1, March 2012.

Kazi Nadim Hasan Fahmida Nasrin, M Abu Taher, Sharif Neaz, Sohidul Islam, Obaidur Rahman, Ishrat Jabeen, M Abdul Khaleque, Sharif Akhteruzzaman. Comparative Analysis of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) RNA, Anti-HCV and Liver Transaminase Levels as Markers and Predictors of infectivity in HCV Infection. BJMS 2012; 18(2):120 – 125.

Ishrat Jabeen, Wickneswari Ratnam, Tilakavati Karupaiah and Sadequr Rahman (2018).                                                                                    

“Genes influencing rice starch digestibility-A Mini Review”. Journal of Genetics (Under Review).

 Ishrat Jabeen, Wickneswari Ratnam, Tilakavati Karupaiah, Chee-Hee Se, Sharifa Dipti, Sadequr Rahman (2018). “Starch biosynthesis markers and glycemic index (GI) in rice”. Food Science and Biotechnology (Under Review).

 

 

  • Awarded the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia 2013-2016 and School of Science, Monash University to pursue PhD in Monash University Malaysia.
  • Awarded the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) 2003-2004 for the MRes in University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
  • Awarded National Science and Technology (NST), Bangladesh fellowship (2000-2001) for working on Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Biology.
  • Awarded a prize for excellent poster presenter at the 2nd International Conference on Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (ICMBB), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

PhD in plant genetics titled as Genetic analysis of rice differing in glycemic index (GI) from Monash University Malaysia in 2019.

MRes in Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2004 from the Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences (IBLS), University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

M.SC. (Thesis student) from Biochemistry in 1998 (Exam. Held in 2000), University of Dhaka and passed with 1st class 2nd with 68.9%.

B.Sc from Biochemistry in 1997 (Exam held in 1998), University of Dhaka and passed with 1st class 1st with 66.31%.

H.S.C in 1994 from Viqarun Nisa Noon College, under the educational Board of Dhaka and got 1st division (with star marks and 91.1% marks) from Science group.

S.S.C in1992 from Viqarun Nisa Noon School, under the educational Board of Dhaka and got 1st division (with star marks and 88.7% marks) from Science group.

 

 

Currently working as an Assistant Professor  in the Dept. of Biochemistry & Microbiology, North South University.

Recently worked as a Senior Lecturer in the Environmental Science and Management department, North South University.

Worked as a Teaching assistant in the Environmental Studies department in the North South University.

Worked as a Research fellow in Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Biology laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Dept. University of Dhaka.

Worked in the Molecular genetics lab in the Immunology Dept. of BIRDEM, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Worked as an Assistant Biotechnology Advisor in a project named “Ministry of Science and Information & Communication technology Strengthening project” under the Ministry of Science and Information & Communication technology.

Voluntary Services in the Virology laboratory in ICDDR, B.

Worked as an Assistant Proctor, NSU from June 2009 till March 2013.

Served as a Faculty Advisor of NSU Debate club and also served as a Faculty Advisor of one of the creative student’s organizations ‘Earth club’- student’s activities club NSU.

 

 

Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology, NSU

  • Introduction to Biology (BIO103) and Lab (BIO103.L), Introduction to Chemistry (CHE101), Introduction to Biochemistry & Biotechnology (BIO201), Biophysical Chemistry (CHE201), Metabolism I (BBT205), Metabolism II (BBT302), Cell Biology (BBT401), Plant Molecular Biotechnology lab (BBT413), Molecular Biology Lab (BBT310.1), Endocrinology (BBT307/417)

Department of Environmental Science & Management

  • Introduction to Environmental Science, Introduction to Biology, Human Biology, Environment and Health, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Microbiology, Environmental Toxicology.

1. General Member of Bangladesh Biochemical Society Since 2012 till to date.

2. General Member of Graduate Biochemist Association, Bangladesh Since 2012 till to date.

3. General Member of Bangladesh Biosafety and Biosecurity Association. Since 2012 till to date.

4. General Member of American Society of Microbiology, Bangladesh since 2012 till to date.

5. Member of the general council of University of Glasgow, UK

 

My areas of research interest focus mainly on rice genetics, particularly that gene/(s) of rice influencing starch digestibility. Development of markers of the gene of interest through SNPs analysis followed by Transcriptome sequencing  and protein accumulation anaylysis through Western blot to enable the rapid development of low GI rice lines.

However she did research in Molecular Pharmacology and Parasitytology during her MRes in University of Glasgow, UK that required translocation of proteins (G-Proteins) from the cytosol to the membrane by performing SDS-PAGE and Immunoblot analysis (Western Blot) and many other techniques like tissue culture, PAGE, ELISA, PCR in the relevant field.

Recently received CTRGC-NSU (2019-2020) Research grant and working on Isolation and characterization of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae from effluents around Dhaka city.