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Dr. Zannatun Nayema

Biochemistry and Biotechnology


Dr. Zannatun Nayema joined USTC in 2023 as Lecturer of Biochemistry and Biotechnology. Dr. Nayema received her PhD degree in 2023 from Kanazawa University, Japan. Prior to that, also worked as an M.S. exchange student at the Nara Women's University, Japan. She completed her B.Sc. and M.S. degree from the department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (GEB), University of Chittagong (CU), Bangladesh. She actively worked in acquisition for Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi B) from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). She was awarded Prime Minister gold medal and academic excellence award in 2016 for highest result in her B.Sc (Hons.). She was awarded different scholarships including Japanese Government MEXT, JASSO, NIPS, Chittagong Education Board scholarships. She is the Life member of International Society of Biocuration (ISB).


  • October 2018 to March 2023:
    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    Medical Sciences, Kanazawa University, Japan.
  • October 2017 to March 2018:
    Master of Science (Special audit) Biological Sciences,
    Nara Women’s University, Japan.
  • 2015-2016: Master of Science (MSc.), Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology,
    University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • 2010 to 2011: Bachelor of Science (BSc.), Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology,
    University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • 2008-2009: Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) Science
    Chittagong College, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • 2006-2007: Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Science
    Marine Academy High School, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Program Affiliated

  • MSc and BSc in Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Areas of Interest

  • Areas of Interest
  • Genomics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Ageing
  • Immunology

Courses Taught

  • Biophysical Chemistry-I and II
  • Virology
  • Immunology
  • Immunogenetics
  • Enzymology-II

Journals & Articles

  • Nayema, Z., Sato, T., Kannon, T. et al. Genetic factors associated with serum amylase in a Japanese population: combined analysis of copy-number and single-nucleotide variants. J Hum Genet (2023).
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