GLOBAL NETWORK OF BANGLADESHI BIOTECHNOLOGISTS

Aparna Islam

Professor, Coordinator of MS Biotechnology, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, BRAC University, Dhaka

Identification and characterization of new anti-microbial proteins, disease resistant transgenic plant production.
Plant biotechnology; Molecular biology; Biosafety and risk assessment; Protein analysis
Establishment of direct regeneration system and transformation protocol in peanut. New antifungal protein isolated from the seeds of chickpea; developed methods for isolation of such proteins; cloning of the encoding gene and transgenic plants incorporati
BRAC University
Professor, Coordinator of MS Biotechnology, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, BRAC University, Dhaka

Identification and characterization of new anti-microbial proteins, disease resistant transgenic plant production.salt tolerant transgenic crop production

RESEARCH ARTICALS PUBLICATION

International  

  1. Kashmery Khan and A. Islam. 2017. Screening of Agrobacterium mediated transient transformation of peanut (Arachis hypogaea). Journal of Plant Science & Research, 4(2):168.
  2. S. Razzaque, D. Chakraborty, R.S. Tammi, S.M. Elias, Z.I. Seraj, A. Islam. 2014. Cloning of three antiporter genes from arabidopsis and rice for over expressing them in farmer popular tomato varieties of Bangladesh. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 5, 3957-3963. (doi: 10.4236/ajps.2014.526414)
  3. S. Razzaque, R. Mahdi and A. Islam. 2014. Identification of synchronized role of transcription factors, genes and enzymes in Arabidopsis thaliana under four abiotic stress responsive pathways. Computational Biology Journal. Vol. 2014, Article ID 896513, 13 pages. (doi: 10.1155/2014/896513)
  4. J. Chowdhury and A. Islam. 2012. Establishment of a simple efficient in vitro regeneration protocol for locally grown tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Miller) cultivars of Bangladesh. GSTF Journal of Biosciences, 1(2): 25-30.
  5. J. Chowdhury and A. Islam. 2012. A comparative study on in-vitro regeneration frequency of four locally grown popular tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Miller) varieties of Bangladesh. 2nd Annual International Conference on Advances in Biotechnology (BioTech 2012) Proceedings. pp 26-30. (doi: 10.5176/2251-2489_BioTech42)
  6. A. Islam. 2008. Preliminary risk assessment of a novel defensin peptide from chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Applied Biosafety, 13(4): 222-230. (doi: 10.1177/153567600801300405)

 

National

  1. S. S. Riva, A. Islam, M. E. Hoque. 2016. In vitro Regeneration and RapidMultiplication of Dendrobium bensoniae, an Indigenous Ornamental Orchid. The Agriculturists 14(2): 24-31. (doi: 10.3329/agric.v14i2.31341)
  2. F. Parveen, M. Khatun, A. Islam. 2014.  Micropropagation of environmental stress tolerant indigenous potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) varieties of Bangladesh.  Plant Tissue Cult & Biotech. 24(1): 101-109. (doi: 10.3329/ptcb.v24i1.19218)
  3. A. Islam, J. Chowdhury and Zeba I. Seraj. 2010. Establishment of optimal conditions for an Agrobacterium-mediated transformation in four tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Miller) varieties grown in Bangladesh. Journal of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences 34(2):171-179. 
  4. A. Islam, A. Hassari and V.S. Reddy. 2007. Analysis of molecular and morphological characteristics of plants transformed with antifungal gene. Bangladesh J. Bot., 36(1) 47-52.
  5. R.H. Sarker, M.N. Islam, A. Islam and Z.I. Seraj. 2000. Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation of peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.). Plant Tissue Cult & Biotech. 10(2): 137-142.
  6. R.H. Sarker and A. Islam. 2000. Direct organogenesis from leaflet explants of peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.). Bangladesh J. Bot., 29(2): 109-114.
  7. R.H. Sarker and A. Islam. 1999. In vitro regeneration and genetic transformation of peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.). Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci. 8(2): 1-9.

 

REVIEW ARTICLE PUBLICATION

  1. A. Islam. Transgenic Crops Targeting Homeostasis Mechanism: Bangladesh Perspective for Adaptation to Climate Change to Ensure Food Security. Plant Tissue Cult & Biotech. 27(1). (under review)
  2. A. Islam. 2006. Fungus resistant transgenic plants: strategies, progress and lessons learnt. Plant Tissue Cult & Biotech. 16(2): 117-138.

BOOK CHAPTER

  1. A. Islam. 2011. Udbhit Gene Prokoushol: Agrobactarium Poddhoti. In: Bongshogoti Bidyar Mulkotha O Gene Prokoushol. Scholars Publications Ltd. Dhaka Bangladesh. 305-314pp.

POPULAR ARTICLE PUBLICATION

1. A. Islam. 2017. SABC 2017: A Platform for Sharing Experiences and Paving Future Paths. South Asia Biosafety Program Newsletter. 14(10):2.

2. Z.I. Seraj, and A. Islam. 2014. Perspective on the South Asia Biosafety Conference. South Asia Biosafety Program Newsletter. 11(10):1.

3. A. Islam. 2011. Climate change, emerging infectious diseases and food security. Fifth International Botanical Conference 2011 Souvenir: 44-45pp.

4. A. Islam. 2006. GM crop: whether to accept or reject? Palindrome. 1(1): 22-23.

5. A. Islam. 2014. 2nd Annual Biosafety Conference 2014, 15-16 Sept. 2014, Sri Lank. http://gnobb.org/2nd-annual-south-asia-biosafety-conference-at-colombo/

6. A. Islam. 2008. Excision of selectable marker gene from transgenic tobacco using the GM-gene-deletor system regulated by a heat-inducible promoter. http://www.gnobb.org/editor/molecular_biotechnology.html

7. A. Islam. 2008. T-DNA–mediated transfer of Agrobacterium tumefaciens chromosomal DNA into plants. http://www.gnobb.org/editor/molecular_biotechnology.html