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Five newly released BRRI Dhan

Five newly released BRRI Dhan

On the occasion of the 43rd birth day of BRRI (formerly EPRRI ), Dr Mohammad Abdul Mannan, the DG of disclosed the Institute granted an interview to a correspondent of Prothom Alo  In that interview the DG disclosed that BRRI released recently five varieties, the latest being BRRI 58 which was marketed in 2012. The details of the five recent varieties are as follows: BRRI dhan5

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Low cost Table top sequencer: An innovative technology for rapid Genome sequencing

Low cost Table top sequencer: An innovative technology for rapid Genome sequencing

DNA sequencing has had a profound impact on life science research and medicine. The reductions in cost and time for generating DNA sequencing are expected to lead to a new era of personalized medicine opening new approaches for treating cancers and other serious diseases. Molecular biologists believe that the cost of sequencing will further drop at an exponential rate consisten

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Construction of a genetic map of carrot pinpointing Genes controlling vernalization and male sterility

Construction of a genetic map of carrot pinpointing Genes controlling vernalization and male sterility

In an article entitled, “Molecular mapping of vernalization requirement and fertility   restoration genes in carrot,” published in Sept. 26, 2012 issue of TAG Theoretical  and Applied Genetics (vol 125, 2012) MS Alessandro and three of her associates reported the genes responsible for vernalization. Carrot (Daucus carota 2n = 18) is characterized

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Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research Program for Developing Countries

Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research Program for Developing Countries

Dear GNOBB members, Only a couple of days back a news item was posted in our website. That posting was an invitation jointly from USAID and NSF under their PEER Program to GNOBB members to submit a suitable joint  project. involving a Bangladeshi University/research institution and a USA University/research organization. In response to this call a GNOBB member, a US based

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Molecular Cytogenetics: Karyotype evolution, Phylogenomics and Future Prospects

Molecular Cytogenetics: Karyotype evolution, Phylogenomics and Future Prospects

There are a number of pressing problems to understand in depth the various mechanisms underlying evolutionary processes of both animal and plant species. For instance, there are instances in which chromosomal rearrangements are not reflected in the morphology of a species. Holocarpha virgata of the Asteraceae family is a glaring example of this type.  In a special iss

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Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research Program for Developing Countries

Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research Program for Developing Countries

The Director General Islamic Academy of Sciences  (IAS) has requested its fellows  to circulate the following notice issued by  PEER (The Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research) for distribution among the researchers in their respective country. PEER is a program sponsored by The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to meet the world&rs

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ISBGMO Symposium concludes at St. Louis

ISBGMO Symposium concludes at St. Louis

The 12th International Symposium of Biosafety on GMO concluded successfully at St. Louis, Missouri. As already announced Bangladesh was represented at the Symposium by Prof. M. Imdadul Hoque Country Coordinator SABP, Prof. Zeba Seraj and Dr. Chowdhury Member Director Crops, BARC. A brief account of the conference is presented in the attached ISBGMO.

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Revival of interest in aspirin in the cure of colon and other types of cancer

Revival of interest in aspirin in the cure of colon and other types of cancer

In the September 21 issue of  Science, Jocelin Kaiser  reports that a good deal of  interest was generated in the late 1970s that regular uptake of a low dose of aspirin prevents the occurrence of intestinal tumors. However in the next 40 years or so, the enthusiasm to block colon cancer with aspirin declined. Again within the last two years a series of

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Dr. Maqsudul Alam replies to the GNOBB cordinator

Dr. Maqsudul Alam replies to the GNOBB cordinator

The reply the GNOBB coordinator received from Dr. Maqsudul Alam is reproduced below. Hope GnOBB readers will enjoy the contents of the letter. “We are very excited to handle the Snow White* issue. The metabolic reconstruction pathway is giving us an edge to address the pathogenic issue and host-pathogen interaction. The good thing that we do have both genomes at our hand, so

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Genome of destructive Pathogen Macrophomina phaseolina unraveled by Maqsudul Alam & BJRI Associates

Genome of destructive Pathogen Macrophomina phaseolina unraveled by Maqsudul Alam & BJRI Associates

In the most recent issue (Sept. 19) BMC Genomics 2012, 13:493) Maqsudul Alam and 14 of his associates  mostly at BJRI published an article entitled, “Tools to kill: Genome of one of the most destructive plant pathogenic fungi Macrophomina phaseolina unraveled the base sequence of  Prof. Dr. Maqsudul Alam this extremely harmful pathogen affecting

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Eid-ul-fitr Mubarak

Eid-ul-fitr Mubarak...

GNOBB wishes all its well wishers and readers a heartiest greetings for Eid-ul-fitr. May this special day brings peace, happiness and prosperity to everyone. Eid Mubarak! Read More

Combating viruses with RACK1: Congratulations to Dr. Hemayet Ullah

Combating viruses with RACK1: Congr...

GNOBB would like to express its heartiest congratulations to Dr. Hemayet Ullah for his recent publication on identification of functional inhibitor compounds of scaffold protein RACK1 that could inhibit the Herpe Read More

Drs. ABMM Khademul Islam and Munawar Sultana received Samson H Chowdhury Memorial Award for outstanding research

Drs. ABMM Khademul Islam and Munawa...

Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd - a Leading pharmaceutical industry of the country started Samson H Chowdhury Memorial Award to recognize two young scientists of the country in each alternate year since 2013 for their Read More