Md. Habibur Rahaman

Full Time Faculty
Lecturer (Study Leave)

PhD student (Structural Biology), The University of Queensland, Australia
MSc in Molecular Medicine (Cancer), University of Sheffield, UK
M.S. & B.S. (Hons) in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, University of Dhaka

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 
Email:  habibur.rahaman@northsouth.edu
Office
Curriculum Vitae

Mr. Rahaman has been a Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, since September 2014. Before joining here, he took up a brief tenure of lectureship at the Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB), and also worked at the Enteric and Food Microbiology Lab, ICDDR,B as a research officer.
He had completed his B.S. and M.S. from the Department of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, University of Dhaka, and secured 1st and 3rd place respectively. In his undergrad, he was the top scorer in the Faculty of Biological Sciences that comprises ten top departments of the University of Dhaka. His outstanding academic records had been commended with the prestigious Deans’ Award, Prime Minister’s Gold Medal and Pre-graduate merit scholarships. Later, he was awarded Commonwealth Shared Scholarship to pursue an MSc in Molecular Medicine (Cancer) at the University of Sheffield, UK. At Sheffield, he secured a strong merit and presented his project at the Genomics of Common Diseases Conference, held in the University of Oxford. 
He had taught Basic Biology, Chemistry, Molecular Biology-I, and Fundamental Computers & Bioinformatics in undergrad level. He had also published couple of good impact peer-reviewed articles in the fields of Systems Biology and Molecular Epidemiology. Currently, he is on study leave to pursue PhD in Structural Biology at The University Queensland, Australia. He has been very passionate to establish an independent research group to enhance his academic career in near future. He likes poetry, music and travelling a lot.  

Publications (Peer-Reviewed)

1. Rahaman MH, Islam T, Colwell RR and Alam M (2015). Molecular tools in understanding the evolution of Vibrio cholerae. Front. Microbiol. 6:1040. 

2. Zaman, A., Rahaman, M.H., and Razzaque, S. (2013). Kaposi's sarcoma: a computational approach through protein-protein interaction and gene regulatory networks analysis. Virus Genes 46, 242-254.

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Conference/Poster Presentations

1. Ali MT, Rahaman MH, Islam MK, Akter S: Targeting peptide deformylase: An in-silico approach to identify the novel bioactive marine compounds to treat Helicobacter pylori. In: 2nd GNOBB Conference-ICBHA, January, 2015, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

2. Rahaman, M.H., and Sayers, J. R.: Bacterial Flap Endonucleases (FENs): Purification and Characterisation of The Pseudomonas aeruginosa FEN (PaFEN). In: The Genomics of Common Diseases, September 7-10 (2013), Keble College, University of Oxford, UK. Organised by the Wellcome Trust and Nature Genetics. 

3. Zaman, A., Razzaque, S., and Rahaman, M.H.: Kaposi’s sarcoma: Understanding protein-protein interaction and gene regulatory networks through a computational approach. In: Joint Conference of HGM-2013 and 21st International Congress of Genetics, April 13–18 (2013), Singapore.

4. Zaman, A., Rahaman, M.H., and Razzaque, S.: Designing an in-silico protein-protein interaction profile and gene regulatory network for Kaposis’s Sarcoma-associated Herpes Virus. In: Antivirals for the Developing World, February 7-10 (2012), ICGEB, New Delhi, India.

 

  1. Maslen Travel Award, by the Society of Crystallographers in Australia and New Zealand, SCANZ (2017)
  2. University of Queensland International Scholarship (UQI) for PhD in 'Structural Biology' (2016)
  3. Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, awarded by the University of Sheffield and the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC), UK (Full funding for overseas MSc, 2012-13)
  4. The CSC, UK, awarded registration fees and travel grants to present a poster at the Genomics of Common Diseases Conference, University of Oxford, UK (2013)
  5. Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, awarded by the University of Leicester and the CSC, UK (2012, Deferred)
  6. University Grant Commission’s Scholarship for the outstanding results in B.S. Honours (2014)
  7. Prime Minister’s Gold Medal for the highest cGPA in B.S. Honours in the Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (Nominated, 2012)
  8. NSICT Fellowship 2011-12, awarded by the Ministry of Science, Information and Communication Technology, Government of Bangladesh (Bursary for M.S. research)
  9. Dean’s Award for the outstanding results in B.S. Honours (2011)
  10. Pre-Graduation Merit Scholarship in undergrad level (Fee waiver, 2009)


Master of Science (MSc) (Sep. 2012 - Oct. 2013)
Molecular Medicine (Cancer)
University of Sheffield, UK
Merit-68% marks [=>70% is Distinction]
Thesis Title: Flap Endonucleases (FENs): Expression, Purification and Characterisation of The Pseudomonas aeruginosa FEN (PaFEN)
Supervisor: Prof. Jon R Sayers

  

Master of Science (M.S.) (Aug. 2010 - Sep. 2011)
Department of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
GPA 3.87 out of 4 (Secured 3rd place)
Thesis Title: Regulatory elements in miRNA genes and their targets in Rice: Study on miR156 which controls plant architecture
Supervisor: Prof. Zeba I. Seraj

 

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) (Apr. 2006 - May 2010)
Department of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
cGPA 3.93 out of 4 (Secured 1st place)
Project Title: Identification of Atypical β-Thalassemia Haplotypes in Bangladeshi Patients
Supervisor: Prof. Sabina Yeasmin

  • Lecturer (16 Sep. 2014-till to date)

     Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, North South University, Bangladesh

    • Instructor for the courses ‘BIO103: Biology I’, ‘BIO103 Lab’, ‘BBT103: Computer & Communications’, ‘CHE101: General Chemistry’, ‘CHE101 Lab’
    • Designing syllabus and coordinating ‘BIO103 Lab’
    • Advising students, Preparing UG admission test questions and proctoring 
    • Supervising UG projects (supervised 5 students) 

  • Lecturer (10 Aug. 2014- 15 Sep. 2014)

     School of Life Sciences, Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB)

    • Instructor for the courses ‘BIO201: Organic Chemistry-1’ and ‘BIO205: Biochemistry Lab’
  • Research Officer (Feb. 2014 – Jul. 2014)

      Enteric and Food Microbiology Lab, ICDDR,B, Bangladesh

    • Studied molecular evolution of Vibrio cholerae
    • Prepared manuscript of a review article, which has been published later

  • Research Associate (Nov. 2011- Aug. 2012)

      Plant Biotechnology Lab, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

    • Worked on miRNA gene regulatory networks of plant associated with the ideal plant architecture and yield potential [Computational study]
    • Worked on gene regulatory network of the Kaposi’s Sarcoma Associated Herpes Virus (KSHV) [Computational study, which has been published later]
  • BBT204/MIC209: Molecular Biology I
  • BIO103: Biology I 
  • BIO103 Lab (Coordinator for 22 sections) 
  • CHE101: General Chemistry
  • CHE101 Lab
  • BBT103: Computer & Communications
  • Society of Crystallographers in Australia and New Zealand (SCANZ)
  • Treasurer, The University of Queensland Bangladesh Association (UQBDA)
  • International Society for Dendritic Cell & Vaccine Science
  • American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
  • Young Biotechnologists of Bangladesh (YoungBB)
  • Bangladesh Biosafety & Biosecurity Association (BBBA)
  • Global Network of Bangladeshi Biotechnologists (GNOBB) 
  • Bangladesh Association for Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology (BAPTC&B)
  • Dhaka University Alumni Association
  • Ex-CEO, Literacy Foundation Bangladesh
  • Founder President & Advisory Member, Sandwip Student Forum, Dhaka (SSFD)
  • Dhaka University based voluntary blood donating organization-'BADHON' 
  • Executive Editor, 'BIOGEN, Issue: 5' (one of the first magazines on Biotech in Bangladesh)

 

  • Protein Biochemistry
  • Structural Biology
  • Chemical Biology 

Full Time Faculty
Lecturer (Study Leave)

PhD student (Structural Biology), The University of Queensland, Australia
MSc in Molecular Medicine (Cancer), University of Sheffield, UK
M.S. & B.S. (Hons) in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, University of Dhaka

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 
Email:  habibur.rahaman@northsouth.edu
Office
Curriculum Vitae