Dr. Haseena Khan, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has been awarded the Independence award 2019 by the Honorable Prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the award giving ceremony at Bangabandhu International Convention Center. Heartiest congratulations to her for being honored with the highest state award "Swadhinata Padak" (Independence Award) for the year 2019 along with 12 distinguished personalities from different fileds. This is a very proud moment for GNOBB as she is one of the honorable founder members. Dr. Haseena has received the award for her contribution to research and training. She has been continuing her teaching and research career in biochemistry, Molecular biology, and genomics from the eighty’s. She has served as the chairman of the Department of Genetic engineering and Biotechnology as well as the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the University of Dhaka. Her contribution to the sequencing of Jute and Hilsha genome, two of our national pride is much commendable. GNOBB wishes her all the best so that she continue producing the excellence and enriching the next generation.