SQUARE-ACI International Conference on Biotechnology in Health and Agriculture 2017

December 29 - 30, 2017 | Dhaka, Bangladesh

Conference Day One

Conference Day Two

Day 2: December 30, 2017

8:30-9:00 Registration

09:00 9:55

Plenary session of Day 2 (Main Hall)

Session Chair:

Dr SM Abdur Rahman, Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Rapporteur:

Dr Abdul Khaleque, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, School of Health & Life Sciences, North South University, Bangladesh

9:00  – 9:35

Genomics and co-evolution of the cholera pathogen and its bacteriophages; Dr Shah M Faruque, Professor of Microbiology & Biotechnology. Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, BRAC University, Bangladesh

9:35  – 9:55

Biologics and Bio similar products initiative at Square; Dr Mohammad Shamsur Rahman, Head of Research and Development Department, Square Pharmaceutical Ltd. (Dhaka unit), Bangladesh

10:00 – 10:45

Lightning Presentation Session 1 (Main Hall)

Session Chair:

Dr Humaira Akhter, Professor, Chairman, Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Co- Chair:

Dr Md. Rakibul Islam, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka

10:00 – 10:05

Discovery of genes promoting growth of Aeromonas salmonicida in atlantic salmon mucus; Mahfuza Akter University of Basque Country, Spain

10:05 – 10:10

Isolation, screening and in vitro cultivation of indigenous arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi with Ri T-DNA transformed root organs; Jubair Al-Rashid, Apex Biotechnology Laboratory, Apex Holdings Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh

10:10 – 10:15

Validation of non-synonymous single nucleotide polymorphism rs1805097 in irs2 and intronic variant rs841853 in glut1 for their association with type 2 diabetes; H M Jubayer Azam Bappy, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

10:15 – 10:20

In silico prediction of epitope clusters for vaccine development and of putative drugs against pathogenicity associated glycoproteins of Epstein Barr Virus; Nusrat Fatema, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

10:20 – 10:25

Anticoagulant activity of crude salivary gland extract of Rhipicephalusmicroplus: a promising lead for new anticoagulant drug. ASM Aminul Islam, Molecular Biology and Protein Science Laboratory, Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

10:25 – 10:30

Arsenic and Antimony Transporter Aquaporins in the Genomes of Crop Plants; Abul Kalam Azad, Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, SUST, Sylhet, Bangladesh

10:30 – 10:35

From phenome to gene network: elucidating salt tolerance mechanism; Sabrina M Elias, University of Dhaka, Plant Biotechnology Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dhaka, Bangladesh

10:35 – 10:40

Binding characterization of enantiomeric peptide as an inhibitor of EFGR kinase: Insight from structure and molecular dynamics; Md. Arifuzzaman, Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Islamic University, Kushtia-7003, Bangladesh

10:40 – 10:45

Nutraceutical properties of rice and prospect of rice based food items in Bangladesh; Habibul Bari Shozib; Grain Quality and Nutrition (GQN), Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI), Gazipur, Bangladesh

10:00 – 10:45

Lightning Presentation Session 2 (Seminar Hall)

Session Chair:

Dr Hossain Uddin Shekhar, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka

Co- Chair:

Dr Mohammad  Nurul Islam, Professor, Department of Botany, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

10:00 – 10:05

Alternatively spliced form of the vacuolar Na+/H+ antiporter (OsNHX1) gene provides better salinity tolerance; Hamida Nooreen Mahmood, Plant Biotechnology Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

10:05 – 10:10

Inhibitory activities of potential anticancer drugs targeting human DNA topoisomerase iiα; Farzana Alam, Division of Computer-aided Drug Design, The Red-Green Research Center, Elephant Road, Dhaka, Bangladesh

10:10 – 10:15

Molecular detection of antimicrobial resistant genes in E. coli isolated from chicken; M.M. Kamal Hossain, National Institute of Biotechnology, Savar, Bangladesh

10:15 – 10:20

Search for new biologicals from native environmental bacteria for potassium nutrition in rice; Nur Uddin Mahmud, Department of Biotechnology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur, Bangladesh.

10:20 – 10:25

Discovery of novel insulin secretagogues: promising approaches and targets; M. Hafizur Rahman, Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan

10:25 – 10:30

Insight into the mitochondria of ‘hilsha’ fish through bioinformatics approaches; Arif Istiaq, Bio-Bio-1 Bioinformatics Research Foundation, Sanskreeti Bikash Kendra Bhaban, Poribagh, Dhaka, Bangladesh

10:30 – 10:35

Epidemiological study for repeated outbreak of anthrax and identification of Bacillus anthracis in soils and animal samples by culture free technique in Bangladesh; KHMNH Nazir, Department of Microbiology and Hygiene, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh.

10:35 – 10:40

Egg Drop Syndrome-76 virus isolation and molecular characterization from commercial layer farms in Bangladesh for the development of inactivated vaccine; Sultan Ahmed, Department of Microbiology and Hygiene, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh

10:40 – 10:45

A novel Bacillus aryabhattai MS3 promotes growth in rice under salinity stress; Shahnaz Sultana, Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

10:50 – 11:15 

Tea Break

11:15 – 12:20

Technical Session 5: Bioinformatics and Computational biology (Main Hall)

Session Chair:

Dr Chowdhury Rafiqul Ahsan, Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka

Co-Chair:

Dr Md. Anwarul Azim Akhand, Professor, Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Dhaka

11:15 – 11:35

Next generation sequencing tools used for reliable pathogen detection and sustainable animal conservation; Dr AMAM Zonaed Siddiki, Director, One Health Institute and Professor, Department of Pathology and Parasitology, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh

11:35 – 11:50

Allosteric regulation through computational tools; Dr Amitava Roy, Computational Structural Biologist, Contractor, Medical Science Computing Inc., Bioinformatics and Computational Biosciences Branch, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Health, MD, USA

11:50 – 12:00

Conserved domain based prediction of protein protein interaction using deep learning algorithm; Ruhshan Ahmed Abir; Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh

12:00 – 12:10

Predicting gene expressions, protein structures and protein-protein interactions with  deep learning; Fokhruz Zaman, Bio-Bio-1 Bioinformatics Research Foundation, Sanskreeti Bikash Kendra Bhaban, Poribagh, Dhaka, Bangladesh

12:10 – 12:20 

Probing the structural basis of ligands binding mechanism of trypanosoma congolense trans-sialidase inhibitors by modelling and molecular dynamics simulations; Md. Forhad Chowdhury Akash; Department of Pharmacy, BGC Trust University Bangladesh, Chittagong, Bangladesh

11:15 – 12:15

Technical Session 6: Science Ethics and Biosafety (Seminar Hall)

Session Chair:

Dr Asadulghani, Head of Biosafety and BSL3 Laboratory, icddr,b

Co-Chair:

Dr Khondoker Moazzem, Professor, Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Khulna University, Bangladesh

11:15 – 11:35 

Biosafety guidelines and regulations for handling genetically modified organisms and plant materials in Bangladesh; Dr Rakha Hari Sarker, Professor, Department of Botany, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

11:35 – 11:55

Check back your reputation as an author of scientific writings;  Dr Mohammad Tariqur Rahman, Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, Visiting Research Associate, Institute of Halal Research UM, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

11:55 – 12:15

Biosafety & Biosecurity in the Control and Eradication of Infectious Diseases: an institutional endeavor is a prerequisite; Dr Md. Atiar Rahman, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh

12:20 – 13:20 

Technical Session 7: Genetics and Genomics (Main Hall)

Session Chair:

Dr Lutfur Rahman, Advisor, ACI Agribusiness

Co-Chair:

Dr Md. Shahidul Islam, Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh

12:20 – 12:40

Prospect and challenges of genetics and genomics in health and medicine in Bangladesh; Dr. Talat Nasim, Lecturer in Therapeutics, The University of Bradford, UK

12:40 – 12:50

Relative telomere length, polymorphic status of MNS16A tandem repeats and promoter sequence of hTERT gene in Bangladeshi population with type 2 diabetes; Dr AHM Nurun Nabi, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

12:50 – 13:00

Molecular analysis of hepatitis B virus genome for the development of antivirals; Modhusudon Shaha, National Institute of Biotechnology, Savar, Bangladesh

13:00 – 13:10

Function of two microRNA genes, miR-375 and miR-1000, studied through analysis of respective gene knockout strains of Drosophila melanogaster; Mohammad Shamimul Alam, Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

13:10– 13:20  

High red blood cell distribution width in e-β thalassemia patients and its association with clinical severity; Nusrat Sultana, Institute for Developing Science and Health initiatives, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh

12:20 – 13:20

Technical Session 8: Bioenergy, Environment and Climate Change (Seminar Hall)

Session Chair:

Dr M Mozammel Hoq, Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Co-Chair:

Dr Aparna Islam, Professor, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

12:20 – 12:40

Scenario of the environmental pollution in Bangladesh: air pollution and its human health impact; Dr Abdus Salam, ProfessorDepartment of Chemistry, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

12:40 – 12:50

Dissection of a novel metal resistance mechanism in cupriavidus metallidurans; Md. Muntasir Ali, Microbiology Unit, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, SCK•CEN, Mol, Belgium

12:50 – 13:00

Environment friendly renewable electricity production through microbial fuel cell; Md. Qamrul Islam, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Sylhet, Bangladesh

13:00 – 13:10

Utilization of sewage sludge for generation of electricity and fertilizer combined with waste water treatment; Saifuddin Sarker, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Sylhet, Bangladesh

13:10– 13:20  

Development of a GIS based model to explore safe water options in south coast of Bangladesh; Mohammad Abdul Karim Khan, Department of Civil Engineering, Military Institute of Science and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

13:20  – 14:30

Lunch & Prayer Break

14:30  – 15:30

Poster Session of Day 2 (Poster Number 58-113 will be displayed)

15:30  – 16:20

GNOBB Award Lectures (Main Hall)

Session Chair:

Dr Ahmad Shamsul Islam, Professor (retired), Department of Botany, University of Dhaka

15:30  – 15:55

Award Lecture by Dr Akhter Hussain, Head, Insulin Peptide Laboratory

Howard Florey Institute, University of Melbourne, Australia

16:55  – 16:20

Award Lecture by Dr Mustafizur Rahman, Scientist and Head, Virology Laboratory, icddr,b

16:25 – 17:10 

Award Giving and Closing Ceremony (Main Hall)

Moderator

Dr Abidur Rahman, Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Iwate University, Japan

16:25 – 16:35 

Best Poster and Best Presenter Awards presented by Dr Ahmed Abdullah Azad

16:35 – 16:45

Citation Reading for the Awardees by the Chief Adjuticator of the Jury Board

16:45 – 16:50

GNOBB Awards presented by Dr Khawaja Muhammed Sultanul Aziz

16:50 – 14:55

Citation Reading for Dr Ahmad Shamsul Islam by Dr Samir Kumar Saha, Head of the Microbiology Department and the Executive Director of the Child Health Research Foundation, Dhaka Shishu Hospital

16:55 – 17:00

GNOBB Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 presented by Founder Members and Life Members of GNOBB led by GNOBB President

17:00  – 17:10

Vote of thanks by Organizing Secretary ICBHA 2017 and General Secretary of GNOBB, Professor Dr Muhammad Manjurul Karim, Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

17:10  –  17:45

Evening Tea, Prayer and Closing of conference