Professor, Department of Biotechnology
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Bangladesh
Md. Tofazzal Islam is a Professor of the Department of Biotechnology of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipur. He obtained B Sc Ag (Hon) and M Sc (Ag) in Agricultural Chemistry from Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), securing First position in the First Class in both the cases in order of merit. He joined Bangladesh Open University (BOU) as a lecturer in 1994 and became an Assistant, Associate and Professor in 1997, 2004 and 2010, respectively. In July 1, 2010 he joined BSMRAU as a Professor of the Department of Biotechnology. Md. Tofazzal Islam went to Hokkaido University, Japan in 1997 with Japanese Government Scholarship (Monbusho), where he obtained his MS (1999) and Ph D (2002) in Applied Bioscience under the supervision of Professor Dr. Satoshi Tahara in the Laboratory of Ecological Chemistry. Dr. Islam got many prizes and medals for his outstanding academic and research accomplishments in fundamental understanding of cell biology and ecological chemistry of the oomycete phytopathogens, including the Bangladesh Academy of Science Gold Medal & Award in 2011 in Senior Group of Biological Sciences, Food & Agriculture Award 2011 from Oxfam, CSRL and GROW, the University Grants Commission (UGC) Award in 2004 and 2008, the Best Young Scientist Award 2003 from the Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology and Agrochemistry, ChancellorÃ¢â¬Å¸s Prize in 1995 and a Gold Medal in 2003 from BAU, UGC Merit Award in 1990, and Prof. A. Karim Memorial Award in 1992. Prof. Islam published more than 100 research papers in national and international peer reviewed journals and books series, more than 90 articles in national dailies and periodicals, and eight course books.
Molecular plant-microbe interactions, Genomics of plant probiotics, Natural products chemistry and Applied environmental microbiology.