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Dr. Syed Ashraf Ahmed’s letter of appreciation to the GNOBB coordinator

Dr. Syed Ashraf Ahmed’s letter of appreciation to the GNOBB coordinator

Dear GNOBB members, I have been overwhelmed with your good-wish messages conveyed to me showing your appreciation for the service I have rendered to the  Bangladeshi biotech community. I didn’t realize that I have secured such a coveted place in your heart. One Senior GNOBB member, Dr. Syed  Ashraf Ahmed, whom most of you know has requested me to post the letter w

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Genomic insights of an uncultivated Candidate phylum TM6 genome

Genomic insights of an uncultivated Candidate phylum TM6 genome

In an article entitled, ‘Candidate phylum TM6 genome recovered from a hospital sink biofilm provides genomic insights into this uncultivated phylum,’ published in June 25, 2013, issue of PNAS (vol. 110 no. 26; E2390-E2399), the lead author Jeffrey S. McLean with nineteen other associates affiliated to seven different institutes have successfully sequenced the g

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Heartiest felicitations to Dr. Syed Ashraf Ahmed to share with GNOBB members his recent scientific and humorous writings

Heartiest felicitations to Dr. Syed Ashraf Ahmed to share with GNOBB members his recent scientific and humorous writings

GNOBB member Dr. Syed Ashraf Ahmed has combined the rare quality of being an eminent researcher  but also a prolific humorous writer in his mother tongue, Bengali. He has sent  a list of his recent publications to share with GNOBB members. Each has a link to retrieve the original article. Please do write to him directly in case you want to felicitate him on his remarkable

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GNOBB coordinator asks forgiveness for any lapse on his part during his tenure of office

GNOBB coordinator asks forgiveness for any lapse on his part during his tenure of office

It was in October 2004, namely  nine  years back that GNOBB (The Global  Network of Bangladeshi Biotechnologists) was founded  and I was selected its coordinator. I retired from Dhaka University in 1990 and moved to Austin on an immigration visa.  A few expatriate Bangladeshi Biotechnologists, namely, Dr. Hemayetullah now at Howard University, Washington DC,

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Workshop on Bioinformatics from 4th to 5th July, 2013 at UODA Auditorium

Workshop on Bioinformatics from 4th to 5th July, 2013 at UODA Auditorium

The Department of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering (BGE) and Department of Molecular Medicine & Bioinformatics (MMB) of University of Development Alternative (UODA), are organizing a two-day Workshop on Bioinformatics from 4th to 5th July, 2013 at UODA Auditorium. The targeted audiences are students, academician and professionals from Biotechnology, Genetic E

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Human embryonic stem cells derived by somatic nuclear transfer

Human embryonic stem cells derived by somatic nuclear transfer

In an article entitled, ‘Human embryonic stem cells derived by somatic nuclear transfer,’ published in May 13, 2013, issue of Cell (153: 1228-1238), the lead author Masahito Tachibana with twenty-two associates affiliated to six different institutes have successfully converted human skin cells into embryonic stem cells via a common laboratory method known as somatic cell

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“Biotechnology towards the turn of the century,” has just been published

“Biotechnology towards the turn of the century,” has just been published

This is for the information of GNOBB members that another e-book, entitled “Biotechnology towards the turn of the century,” has just been published by DIGI Book, Dhaka (http://digibook.com.bd/?p=593). Based on the articles by some contemporary leading journals in biotechnology this book was compiled by Professor A. S. Islam under the Direction of Dr. Fred Lehle, the owne

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An interesting article entitled, “Personized Medicine” by GNOBB member Dr. Talat Nasim

An interesting article entitled, “Personized Medicine” by GNOBB member Dr. Talat Nasim

In a recent issue of দৈনিক যুগান্তরে GNOBB member Dr. Talat Nasim has published an article entitled, “Personalized Medicine.” In order for the members to read this fascinating story, it is reproduced here. Pl click here to know more about it.

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JAV1 controls jasmonate-regulated plant defense

JAV1 controls jasmonate-regulated plant defense

In an article entitled, “JAV1 controls jasmonate-regulated plant defense” published in Molecular Cell (50, 504–515, May 23, 2013), the lead author Po Hu and four of his associates affiliated to the School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing have identified and characterized JAV1, a key gene in the jasmonate pathway. Their study has revealed&nbs

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Pan Genome of the phytoplankton, Emiliana huxleyi

Pan Genome of the phytoplankton, Emiliana huxleyi

The current online issue of Nature (14th June, 2013) publishes an article entitled “Pan Genome of the phytoplankton, Emilianahuxleyi, underpins its global distribution.” These phytoplankton account for 20% of the total carbon fixation in some system. Coccolithophores have influenced the global climate over 200 million years. They form blooms that can

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Dr. Haseena Khan received the Independence Award 2019

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