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Isolation of a lectin gene ; the protein it produces is harmul against pests

Isolation of a lectin gene ; the protein it produces is harmul against pests

In the April issue of the Indian J. Biotech 134-141 an, article under the caption, Isolation of lectin gene and development of resistant Nicotiana tabacum L. against Spodoptera litura was published. In that article Singh, Rashmi and six other associates have been  reported to have isolated a plant insecticidal protein known to be offering

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Conserved genetic determinant of motor organ identity in Medicago truncatula

Conserved genetic determinant of motor organ identity in Medicago truncatula

In a PNAS article entitled, “Conserved genetic determinant of motor organ identity in Medicago truncatula and related legume,’ published online on the 16th July, Jianghua and six of his associates affiliated to 4 different institutes have suggested that by swelling and shrinking, the cells at opposite sides of the pulvinus are involved in directi

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An interesting seminar by Dr Hemayet Ullah on the 6th of August

An interesting seminar by Dr Hemayet Ullah on the 6th of August

A seminar on, “Small Compounds Regulate Scaffold Protein RACK1A Mediated Cellular Stress Signaling Pathways in Arabidopsis and rice” will be delivered by Dr. Hemayet Ullah, Associate Professor, Biology, Dept. at Howad University on Monday, the 6th of August at 11 a.m. in KAL gallery, at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, DU. All interested l

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Opportunity for Ph.D. Studentship in Zurich in evolutionary biology

Opportunity for Ph.D. Studentship in Zurich in evolutionary biology

Opportunity for Ph.D. Studentship in Zurich in evolutionary biology

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A Happy New and Successful Year new to All Members and Well-wishers

A Happy New and Successful Year new to All Members and Well-wishers

It’s time that we review our past activities and promise ourselves not to repeat our lapses. When the website was launched five years back there was a lot of enthusiasm among members. It culminated a couple of years back in the holding of a grand function in which GNOBB members took part in large numbers both from home and abroad. Now that passion is gradually wearing out. Is

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USDA Borlaug Fellowship Program for Bangladesh

USDA Borlaug Fellowship Program for Bangladesh

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is pleased to announce the 2012 Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program (Borlaug Fellowship Program) for Bangladesh. The Borlaug Fellowship Program promotes food security and economic growth by increasing scientific knowledge, advancing the transfer of new agricultural technology, and encouragin

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The First Nobel Laureate in Biology to Get the Unique Award from the Subcontinent Passes Away

The First Nobel Laureate in Biology to Get the Unique Award from the Subcontinent Passes Away

Dr. H. Gobind Khorana, the Nobel Laureate died of natural causes in Concord, Massachusetts last month on November 9 at the age of 89. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1968 with Marshall W. Nirenberg and Robert W. Holley. For the first time he and his team succeeded in synthesizing a synthetic gene consisting of 77 nitrogenous bases. It was double stranded heli

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Heartiest Congratulations to Sabrina

Heartiest Congratulations to Sabrina

After having completed a training fellowship for six months from June to November ‘2011 Ms. Sabrina Elias, Research Associate, Plant Biotechnology laboratory, DU, has returned from Australian National University. During her stay there, she worked on elucidation of structure of Rubisco in different wild rice specie under the guidance of Prof. Jill Gready at computational Proteo

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Heartiest Congratulations to Dr. Kamal for his Recent Contributions to Plant-made Vaccines

Heartiest Congratulations to Dr. Kamal for his Recent Contributions to Plant-made Vaccines

GNOBB always feel happy to know that its member has published papers containing their research results or contributed a book chapter in a recent book or delivered a lecture in a plenary session as a invited speaker or joined a new or promoted to a higher post. Recently a well-known GNOBB member, Dr. Kamal Chowdhury Associate Professor at the Department of Biology, Claflin University

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International Conference on the Environmental Assessment of GM Crops

International Conference on the Environmental Assessment of GM Crops

An International Conference on Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Engineered plants was held from April 15 -17, 2012 at the BRAC Centre Inn, Dhaka. The conference was organized by Bangladesh Academy of Science (BAS) and South Asia Biosafety Program (SABP) in cooperation with Bangladesh Department of Environment and the Pakistan Strategy Support Program. Scientists, researc

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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