A scientific seminar (Some Exciting Research on Snake Venom and Journey of a Life science Researcher: From Herb to Drug Lead Molecule) was held at BSMRSTU, Gopalganj. This Seminar was organized by Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Department (BGE). Honorable Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Khondoker Nasiruddin was the chief guest. The program was presided by Abdullah-Al-Jubayer, assistant professor and chairman, Dept of BGE. Dr. Md. Abu Reza, Professor, Dept of GEB, University of Rajshahi and Dr. Adnan Mannan, Associate Professor, Dept of GEB, University of Chittagong were the two key speakers of that seminar. All the teachers and students of BGE department were present at this seminar.
Biotech-nology and Genetic Engineering department (BGE) of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University (BSMRSTU) organised an awareness programme on prevention of dengue on the campus on Saturday. Vice-Chancellor of BSMRSTU Professor Dr Khondokar Nasiruddin presented as the chief guest while Abdullah-Al-Jubayer the chairman of BGE department chaired it. Dr Md Anwarul Islam the treasurer of Pabna Science and Technology University was presented as the special guest. During the seminar they talked about the reasons of dengue fever at molecular level, its recurrence and preventive measures to stop the spread of dengue. Teachers and students of different department of the university took part in that seminar.
With the theme, "Biotechnology for future leadership', the first National Biotechnology Summer School, organised by National Institute of biotechnology (NIB) and Young Biotechnologists of Bangladesh, was recently held at Chattogram. Twenty-seven universities and twenty-five organisations participated in the event. Bangladeshi scientist and professor, Haseena Khan inaugurated the event. Vice Chancellor of University of Science and Technology Chittagong (USTC), Professor Nurul Absar, attended the event as the chief guest, whereas chairperson of Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Zeba Islam Seraj, attended as a special guest. Students were trained on leadership, communication, team management, research methodology, idea generation, genome sequencing, using biotechnology against climate change, time management, computational biology and alternate careers. Fourty top scientists, academicians, journalists, leaders, and researchers trained the students. The trainers were Shadhinata Padak awardee Professor Haseena Khan, TEDx speaker Professor Zeba Islam Seraj, Fullbright scholar Professor Zonaed Siddiki (Ctg Veterinary University), Mizanur Rahman (CEO, JMI Nipro Pharma), Dr Salimullah Khan (NIB), Dr Munia Amin (Head, R&D, Healthcare Pharma) Dr Mustak Ibn Ayub (research scholar of Oxford), Dr SM Mahbubur Rashid (Asst Prof, DU), Three Minute Thesis , Western Australia & Famelab winner Dr Adnan Mannan (teacher, Chittagong University),Uzzal Hossain (National Institute of Biotechnology) , Arif Khan (UODA), Munira SUltana (BYLC). In the view exchange session, young researcher and corporate professionals were present such as Mahbub Hasan (CU), Muhammad Salman (Chevron), Mahmudul Hasan (Sylhet Agri Uni), Abdullah Al Zubayer (Bongobondhu Uni), Rafat Al Mahmud (Incepta Vaccines), Ikhtiar Zahid (Biotech Concern). The chief guest of the closing ceremony was Dr. Salimulllah Khan, Director General, NIB. Special guests were Professor Emran Bin Yunus from CMC, Dr SM Rafiqul Islam, Chair, Genetic Engineering Dept, Ctg. University, Professor Mohammad Shahedur Rahman, General Secretary, Bangladesh Association of Biotechnology Graduates. Students toured a virtual lab at the University of British Columbia and Kyushu University, conducted by Rashedul Rony and Dr. Rasel Das. Ten undergraduate and graduate students achieved travel grants. They were Rahagir Saleheen, Sohana Hossain, Sajjad Hossain, Saikat Rahman, Ebraheem Khalil Fahmid Islam Asma Salauddin and Shakil Ahmed Polash.