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Professor Nurul Absar

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PROFESSOR DR. NURUL ABSAR


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Professor and Head, 

Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology,

University of Science and Technology Chittagong (USTC), Foy’s Lake, Chittagong.

Cell No: 01717 - 796123

E-mail: nurul_ustc@yahoo.com

Field of Interest: Biochemistry, Food Technology, Lectin / Protein Technology.

Google Scholar Citation: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=a1v3frcAAAAJ&hl=en

Number of Publications: In National Journals: More than 90 in numbers, 

       In International Journals: More than 90 in numbers.

Thesis supervision: Ph.D : 24 nos, M.Phil : 10 nos and M.Sc(Thesis): More than  80 nos.


Academic Qualifications:


School/University Attended

Name of Examination/ Training

Year

Feni Govt. High School                        

S. S. C.                                               

1966

Feni Govt. College                               

H. S. C.                                               

1968

Dhaka University                          

B.Sc (Hons.) in Biochemistry.                     

1971

Dhaka University                          

M.Sc. (Thesis) in Biochemistry.                 

1972  

Kyushu University, Japan             

M.Ag  in Agricultural Chemistry.              

1982

Kyushu University, Japan             

D.Ag in Agricultural Chemistry.                

1985

Calgary University, Canada                  

Post Doctoral in Biotechnology.                 

1990-91                                    

Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan     

Post Doctoral in Protein Technology.         

2003

NARO, Hokkaido, Japan              

Post Doctoral in Food Technology.

2007

Academic Awards:


Name 

Country

Year

Monbugakusho Scholarship  

Japan

1980-March, 1985.

CIDA-NSERC Fellowship 

Canada

1990-1991

JSPS

Japan

2001

NARO Fellowship

Japan

2007

UGC Best Scientist Award

Bangladesh

2005 (Received on. Dec,2007)

Employment Records:


Position

Name of Department 

University

Year

Research Fellow

Institute of Nutrition & food Science. 

Dhaka

1975-76            

Lecturer  

Dept. of  Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Rajshahi University

1976-79            

Assist. Professor       

Dept. of  Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Rajshahi University

1980-91            

Professor       

Dept. of  Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Rajshahi University

1991-11*      

Research Associate   

Dept. of Bio-Science

Calgary University, Canada.

1990-91             

Visiting Researcher   

Natl. Agric. Res. Centre (NARO)

Hokkaido, 

Japan

Jan, 07 –Sep, 08.    

Professor & Head

Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 

University of Science and Technology Chittagong (USTC).

June, 06–till now.    

Pro Vice Chancellor (Acting)


University of Science and Technology Chittagong (USTC).


till now

*Retired from Rajshahi University on date November 2011 and joined again as Head, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, USTC. 

Academic & Administrative Positions so far held:



Position

Department

University

Year 

Chairman   

Dept. of Biochemistry

University of Rajshahi

1986 - 89

Provost

Madar Baksh Hall

University of Rajshahi

1992 - 95

Senate member

University of Rajshahi

1993 - 96

Senate member

National University

2002 - 06

Proctor

University of Rajshahi

Nov, 01 – Jan, 03.

Dean

Faculty of Science

University of Rajshahi

2003 - 05

Syndicate member

University of Rajshahi

2003 – 05

Director

Central Science Laboratory

University of Rajshahi

7 months

Professor and 

Head

Dept. of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

USTC, Foy’s Lake,           Chittagong.

On going

Syndicate member

USTC, Foy’s Lake, Chittagong.

January to till Now

Research Director

USTC, Foy’s Lake, Chittagong.

Nov, 11 to till Now


* Project Evaluation Committee Member on Environmental Sciences, Ministry of Science & Information and Communication, Govt. of Bangladesh.

* Working as Professor/Associate Professor selection Committee Expert member of many Universities of Bangladesh.

* Now jointly supervising Ph.D program with Rajshahi University & M.S program with Chittagong University.

*Seminar Attended: Participated in many International and National conferences at home and abroad.


Ongoing research works:


  1. Determination of Polyphenol, Flavonoids and Antioxidant activity of Black Cumin & Stevia rebaudiana.


  1. Pathogenic Microbial detection from Tea cup washing liquid (Saliva Diseases).


  1. Food Toxicity: Reboiling tea consumption may be toxic.


  1. Major nutritional, Total Phenolics and Antioxidant activity of Cynodon Dactylon. (Durva Grass)







Future Research Plan: 


Pineapples produced at the hilly regions of Chittagong Division and Modhupur, Tangail: 


 i)  A Comparative Database on the macro and micro nutrient contents of Pine apples. 


ii) Partial purification of Bromelain – A Proteolytic Enzyme will isolate from the different varieties as crude enzyme from leaves and fruit, and determination of physicochemical properties of the crude bromelain.


iii)  Purification, Characterization and Physiochemical properties of Bromelain from different varieties.


iv) Designing specific primer and amplification of its gene and also determination of the gene sequences of the specific gene. 


v)   Improvement of quality and production of Pine Apples by introducing specific traits using genetic engineering. 


Association with Literate Organization:

1. Life member, Bangladesh Biochemical Society.

2. Life member, Bangladesh Chemical Society.

3. Life member, Bangladesh Association for Advancement of Science.

4. Member, Bangladesh Medical Research Council: For 3 years. 

5. Member, Editorial Board, Bulletin of Sericulture Research, Bangladesh.

6. Member, Editorial Board, Rajshahi University Studies, 3 years.

7. Member, Editorial Board, J. Bio-Science, I.B.Sc., University of Rajshahi.

8. Editor, Rajshahi University studies, 3 years.

9. Member, Editoral Board, J. life Sciences, Jahangirnagar University.

10. Member, Editorial Board, Scientific J. Open University, Dhaka.

11. Included in 14th edition of Who’s Who

12. Nominator’s, American Biographical Institute Research Boards.

13. Included in 26th edition of IBC, Cambridge, UK

14. Convener, Bangladesh Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Conference 

          2012.

15. Convener, International Training workshop on Bioinformatics and Computational biology in South Asian perspectives September 25-26, 2012.





Other Socio-curricular Activities:


1) Adhunik: As an advisor of adunik (more than 4-years) at Rajshahi University, I participated   different activities such as motivation of the students against harmful affect of Tobacco by organizing seminar, symposium, rally etc., distributed cloths and other essential goods specially during the winter season to the needy peoples in and around Rajshahi City Corporation.


2) Rajshahi University Journalist Association: As an advisor to their association during my tenure of Proctor and Dean at Rajshahi University (more than 3 years), I participated different activities such as seminar, symposium, conferences etc. inside and outside of the campus as well as help & advice the student journalists of different newspapers in their need.


3) Sandhani: Associated with Sandhani during my tenure as a Provost of a residential hall (3 years), and motivated the students for donating blood on the basis of considering humanitarian ground.


4) Member of Rajshahi University Science Club: As an active member of the club, I participated many seminars and symposiums related to science education, and also motivated the students at different levels about different problems specially related nutritional importance of foods, balanced diets etc. inside and outside of the campus.


Personal Details:


Father’s Name

: Late Nabalak Mea

Mother’s Name

: Late Hosneara Begum

Sex

: Male

Date of  Birth

: 02/01/1951

Religion

: Islam

Permanent Address

: Absar Vaban, Nasirabad Girl’s School by lane,

  Zakir Hossain Road (by lane), East Nasirabad, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Referees:


Referees 1:

Professor Dr. Md. Alauddin,

Pro-Vice Chancellor,

University of Chittagong, Chittagong,

Tel.: +880-31-2606011, 

Tel (Res) : +880-31-2606012,

Mobile: +880-1713-201484, & +880-01716-370218,

Fax: +880-31-726310;

Email: vc-cu66@yhoo.com

Referees 2:

Professor Dr. Md. Habibur Rahman,

Dean, Faculty of Science,

                       &

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,

Rajshahi University, 

Rajshahi – 6205,

Mobile: 01714475378

E.mail: hr@ru.ac.bd 


Referees 3:

Dr.Takahiro Noda 

Chief Researcher and Leader, National Agricultural and Food Research Organization(NARO), Memuro Upland Farming Research Station, 

National Agricultural Research, Center for Hokkaido Region, (NARCH),

Shinsei, Memuro, Kasai, Hokkaido 082-0071, JAPAN

Tel. +81-155-62-9278 (office),

Fax: +81-155-62-2926,

Email: noda@affrc.go.jp