Faculty Members

Professor Tofazzal Islam, FRAS

Founding Director of the IBGE & Fellow of Fulbright, Commenwealth, Alexander von Humboldt and JSPS

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tofazzal_Islam

ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7613-0261

Google scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=kfsgZf0AAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Md._Tofazzal_Islam

Biography of Prof. Tofazzal Islam

Dr. Md. Tofazzal Islam is a Professor and founding Director (2019-2021) of Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (IBGE) of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Bangladesh. Born on December 20, 1966 in the village Shashai of Bijoynagar Upazilla of Brahmanbaria district, he is the eldest son of Mr. Md Bazlur Rahman and Mrs. Khaleda Khanom.

Md. Tofazzal Islam obtained B Sc Ag (Hon) and M Sc (Ag) degrees from the Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), securing First Position in the First Class in both the cases in order of merit. He went to Japan as a Japanese government scholar and did MS (1999) and PhD (2002) at Hokkaido University with distinction. Dr. Islam did Post-doc as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow (2007-2009) at University of Goettingen, Germany with Prof. Dr. Andreas von Tiedemann in the Division of Plant Pathology and Plant Protection. He has been awarded the Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship (March to May 2013) to work with Prof. Michele L. Clarke at the University of Nottingham, UK. He worked with Prof. Satoshi Tahara of Hokkaido University and Prof. Shinya Oba of Gifu University, Japan as a JSPS Postdoctoral (2003-2005) and JSPS Invitation Fellow (June-July 2015), respectively. He has also been awarded the prestigious US Fulbright Visiting Fellowship (September 2017 to June 2018) to work on development of a convenient molecular tool for diagnosing anthracnose diseases in asymptomatic strawberry plants with Prof. Daniel Panaccione at West Virginia University.

Md. Tofazzal Islam joined Bangladesh Open University as a lecturer in 1994 and became an Assistant Professor (1997), Associate Professor (2004) and Professor (2010). In July 1, 2010, he joined BSMRAU as a Professor in the Department of Biotechnology. He led the Department of Biotechnology as Head, launched MS and Ph D programs and established laboratories with state-of-art facilities from externally funded projects. He established an Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (IBGE) by upgrading the Department of Biotechnology at BSMRAU in 2019. He also served the BSMRAU as Director of International Affairs and Director of Outreach Activities.

Prof. Islam is an internationally reputed molecular biologist and biotechnologist. A notable contribution of Prof. Islam was the determination of genetic identity and the origin of the first outbreak of fearsome wheat blast fungus in Bangladesh in 2016, which devastated 15,000 hectares of wheat with yield losses up to 100%. In that national crisis, Prof. Islam led 31 researchers from 7 countries of 4 continents and determined the origin of the wheat blast disease in Bangladesh within weeks as a lineage of South American Magnaporthe oryzae using field pathogenomics, open data sharing and open science approaches (BMC Biol. 2016, 14: 84; PLOS Biol. 2019, 17: e3000302). In collaboration with international partners, his team invented a rapid, convenient, specific and cost-effective method for the detection of wheat blast fungus M. oryzae Triticum pathotype using genome-specific primers and Cas12a-mediated technology (Engineering, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eng.2020.07.016). He has also developed blast resistant wheat varieties using CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing and also molecular breeding through introgression of two blast resistant genes to native varieties. Prof. Islam has made outstanding contributions to expand our standing how a phytopathogen specifically locates its host and the proceed to infection mediated by the host-specific signaling compound(s). He discovered the activity and mode of actions of many bioactive secondary metabolites that inhibit motility of zoospores with potential for controlling 50 bioactive natural products from plants and microorganisms (Chakraborty et al. 2020, Front. Microbiol. 11:665; Mondol et al. 2017, J. Nat. Prod. 80:347-355; Dame et al., 2016, FEMS Microbiol. Lett., 16: 363; Mondol et al., 2015, J. Agric. Food Chem. 63:8777-86; Tareq et al., 2015, Bioorg Med Chem Lett., 25:3325-9; Talontsi et al., 2012 Phytochemistry 83:87-94); (ii) discovery of probiotic bacteria (more than 650) from crop plants (endophytes) that promote plant growth and suppress diseases in host plants (Rahman et al. 2018, Scientific Reports, 2018, 8:2504; Islam et al. 2016, Frontiers Microbiol., 7:851); (iii) elucidation of involvement of protein kinase C and enhanced ATPase activity in mitochondria in zoosporogenesis and motility of zoospores (Islam et al., 2011, Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 24:38–947; Islam et al. 2016, Front. Microbiol. 7:1824); (iv) roles of dynamic rearrangement of F-actin and G protein-coupled receptor in chemotaxis and differentiation of zoospores by host-specific signals (Islam et al., 2003, Plant Soil, 101:131-142; Islam, 2008, Cell Mot. Cytoskel., 65:553–562); (v) biological control of zoosporic oomycetes (Islam, 2008 Biol. Contr., 46: 312–321); and (vi) molecular identification of multiple antibiotic resistant fish pathogenic Enterococcus faecalis and their control (Scientific Reports 2017, 7, 3747).

Prof. Islam’s contributions have been published in many international journals (>250 peer-reviewed articles, >25 book chapters, total citation, 3,950+ h index = 34, i10-index 90 on 9 Aprilh 2021; Researchgate Score: 43.42). He secured more 2 million dollars of funding from World Bank, USDA, British Council (UK), BBSRC, Bangladesh Academy Science – USDA, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh etc. and established laboratories equipped with cutting-edge research in the field of biotechnology and genetic engineering at his newly established IBGE.

Prof. Islam is an elected Fellow of the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (FBAS). He was awarded many prizes and medals for his outstanding academic and research accomplishments in interdisciplinary research in the field of biotechnology. His notable awards include Commonwealth Innovation Award 2019, Islamic Development Bank Transformer Roadshow Innovation Award 2018, Rotary International Vocational Excellence Award 2017, Bangladesh Academy of Science Gold Medal & Award 2011 in Biological Sciences (Senior Group), Food & Agriculture Award 2011 from Oxfam, CSRL and GROW, University Grants Commission (UGC) Bangladesh Awards in 2004 and 2008, the Best Young Scientist Award 2003 from the Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology and Agrochemistry (JSBBA), Chancellor’s Prize in 1995 and a Gold Medal in 2003 from BAU. He organized sessions, presented research findings and chaired sessions in many national and international conferences/symposia in the USA, the UK, Germany, Japan, Italy, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Norway, Malaysia, China, South Korea, Fiji, and Jamaica. He served as an international consultant in many organizations including Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in the 22 Pacific Countries & Territories.

Prof. Islam is the Chief Editor of the Springer’s two book series Bacillus and Agrobiotechnology (from 2017) and CRISPR-Cas Methods (from 2020). He is an academic editor of PLOS One and some other journals. He is a member of many national and international professional organizations including AAAS (USA), ASM (USA), APS (USA), National Core Committee for Biotechnology and so on.

Professor Islam is nationally and internationally recognized as an outstanding academician and researcher. He is also rated by contemporary colleagues at home and abroad as a top-ranked scientist and a man of high integrity and personality.

Areas of Specialization

  • Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
  • Genomics and Genome Editing
  • Molecular plant-microbe interactions
  • Bioactive Natural Products

Education

PhD in Applied Bioscience (Grade A, Excellent) (2002), Hokkaido University, Japan

MS in Mol. Ecol. Chem. (Grade A, Excellent) (1999), Hokkaido University, Japan

MSc(Ag) in Agril. Chem. (First Class First) (1995), Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh

B Sc Agriculture (First Class First) (1991), Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh

HSC (Science), Comilla Board (1984), First Division, Brahmanbaria Govt. College, Bangladesh

SSC (Science), Comilla Board (1982), First Division, Satbarga High School, Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh

Professional position held

Head, Plant Biotechnology Discipline, IBGE 7/2019-to date

Director, Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (IBGE), BSMRAU                    4/2019-4/2021

Fulbright Visiting Scholar, West Virginia University                                                            9/2017-6/2018

Director (International Affairs), BSMR Agric University, Bangladesh                                  7/2017-11/2017

JSPS Invitation Fellow, Gifu University, Japan                                                                   6/2015-7/2015

Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellow, University of Nottingham, UK                                 3/2013-6/2013

Adjunct Professor, Dept. Genet. Engin. Biotechnol., East West University, Bangladesh         4/2013-8/2017

Director (Outreach Activity), BSMRAU, Bangladesh                                                  7/2012– 7/2013                               

Professor & Head, Department of Biotechnology, BSMRAU, Bangladesh                7/2010 –9/2013                  

Professor (Agriculture), SARD, Bangladesh Open University (BOU), Bangladesh                       1/2010 – 7/2010

Assoc. Professor (Ecol. Chem.), SARD, BOU, Bangladesh                                               4/2004 – 1/2010

Georg Forster Fellow, Georg-August Universität Gӧttingen, Germany                                4/2007- 3/2009

JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan                        4/2003 – 4/2005                                    

Assistant Professor (Ecological Chemistry), SARD, BOU, Bangladesh                                          5/1997 – 4/2004

Lecturer (Agriculture), SARD, BOU, Bangladesh                                                                        9/1994 – 5/1997

Graduate Research Assistant, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh                           7/1991 – 8/1994

Professional Honors, Awards, Prizes and Fellowships

2019: Commonwealth Innovation Award, Commonwealth Secretariat, UK

2018: Islamic Development Bank Transformers Science, Technology and Innovation Prize

2017: Fulbright Visiting Scholar Fellowship, USA

2017: Vocational Excellence Award, Rotary International, Uttara Club, Dhaka

2017: Abdul Mannan Memorial Award, Hafiza Khatun Memorial Trust, Bangladesh

2016: Elected Fellow of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (FBAS) since 2016

2016: Best Speaker Award 2016 in National Convention & International Conference of KIB Bangladesh

2016: Genius Award 2016 from Bangladesh Education Observers Society, Bangladesh

2015: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Invitation Fellowship, Japan

2015: Malaysian Technical Cooperation Program (MTCP) Fellowship 2015, Malaysia

2015: International Consultant, Secretariat of Pacific Community’s (SPC), 2015, Fiji  

2011: Bangladesh Academy of Science Gold Medal 2011, Biological Sciences (Senior Group), Bangladesh

2013: Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship, United Kingdom

2011: University Grants Commission Award 2008 in Agriculture, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2007: Georg Forster Research Fellowship from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany.

2007: University Grants Commission Award 2004 in Agriculture, Bangladesh

2003: JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (April 2003 to March 2005), Japan

2003: Best Young Scientist Award, Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology and Agrochemistry.

2002: Best Presenter Award in the 3rd World Congress on Allelopathy, Japan

2000: UNDP Young Scientist Award 2002 for Participating in a Workshop (9-28 July 2000) in Jamaica

1997: Japanese Government Scholarship (Monbukagakusho) (1997-2002) for MS and Ph D Study, Japan

2005: Gold Medal from Bangladesh Agricultural University for outstanding results (highest marks in the whole faculty) in Master’s of Science (Agriculture) 1995.

 1995: Bangladesh Agricultural University Prize in 1995 for Securing First Position (out of 400 students) in the First Class in B. Sc. Ag. (Hons.) in 1991.

1991: Prof. Abdul Karim Memorial Award for securing top position in B.Sc.Ag (Hons)

1990: UGC Scholarship for Securing Highest Marks among all faculties of BAU at undergraduate final examination.

Notable Contributions

  1. Invented a rapid, convenient, specific and cost-effective molecular diagnostic method for detection of wheat blast fungus genome-specific primers and Cas12a-mediated technology.
  2. Discovered origin and genetic identity of the first emergence of devastating wheat blast disease in Bangladesh in 2016 using field pathogenomics and open data sharing approaches.
  3. Discovered more than 50 new bioactive natural products and elucidated their modes of action.
  4. Established the Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (IBGE) in 2019 at BSMRAU.
  5. Securedapprox. USD 2 million funds from national and international donors, and established laboratories with state-of-art facilities and developed a Dream Team in the IBGE of BSMRAU.
  6. Developed novel plant probiotic formulation that reduce 50% requirement of chemical fertilizers in rice.
  7. Developed a strong national and international collaboration to address emerging challenges in agriculture by cutting-edge research (e.g., genomics, genome editing etc.)

List of Publications of Professor Md Tofazzal Islam

Total 250+; Citation 3,950+, h-index 34; i10-index 90; Patent 1; Researchgate Score 43.43 (on April, 2021)

Selected Publications

2020-2021

  1. Rapid detection of wheat blast pathogen Magnaporthe Oryzae Triticum pathotype using genome-specific primers and Cas12a-mediated technology. Houxiang Kang, Ye Peng, Kangyu Hua, Yufei Deng, Maria Bellizzi, Dipali Rani Gupta, Nur Uddin Mahmud, Alfredo S. Urashima, Sanjoy Kumar Paul, Gary Peterson, Yilin Zhou, Xueping Zhou, Md Tofazzal Islam*, Guo-Liang Wang (2021) Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eng.2020.07.016 Impact Factor (IF): 6.495. *Corresponding author
  2. Multiplex amplicon sequencing dataset for genotyping pandemic populations of the wheat blast fungus. Batiseba Tembo, Nur Uddin Mahmud, Sanjoy Kumar Paul, Soichiro Asuke, Adeline Harant, Thorsten Langner, C. Sarai Reyes-Avila, Emilie Chanclud, Vincent Were, Suwilanji Sichilima, Rabson M. Mulenga, Dipali Rani Gupta, Md. Shabab Mehebub, Abu Naim Md. Muzahid, M. Fajle Rabby, Pawan K. Singh, Alison Bentley, Yukio Tosa, Daniel Croll, Kurt Lamour, Tofazzal Islam, Nicholas J. Talbot, Sophien Kamoun, Joe Win (2021) Zenodo, http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4605959
  3. Bacilli as sources of agrobiotechnology: recent advances and future directions. Zerihun T. Dame, Mahfuz Rahman, Tofazzal Islam* (2021). Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews 14(2): 245-270, DOI: 10.1080/17518253.2021.1905080. Impact Factor (IF): 3.286 *Corresponding author
  4. Biological and biorational management of blast diseases in cereals caused by Magnaporthe oryzae. Moutoshi Chakraborty, Nur Uddin Mahmud, Chhana Ullah, Mahfuzur Rahman, Tofazzal Islam* (2021) Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, in press. Impact Factor (IF): 8.108. *Corresponding author
  5. Choice of assemblers has a critical impact on de novo assembly of SARS-CoV-2 genome and characterizing variants. Rashedul Islam, Rajan Saha Raju, Nazia Tasnim, Md. Istiak Hossain Shihab, Maruf Ahmed Bhuiyan, Yusha Araf, Tofazzal Islam* (2021) Breefings in Bioinformatics, bbab102, https://doi.org/10.1093/bib/bbab102. Impact Factor (IF): 8.990. *Corresponding author
  6. Tissue regeneration: How far away is the reality from science-fiction? Farhan Rahman Chowdhury, Tofazzal Islam* (2021) Trends in Cell and Molecular Biology 15, 33-42. *Corresponding author
  7. Plant endophytic yeasts Pichia fermentans and Meyerozyma caribbica improve growth, biochemical composition, haematological parameters and morphology of internal organs of premature Barbonymus gonionotus. Fatama Islam, Mohammad Abdus Salam, Md. Ashikur Rahman, Sulav Indra Paul, Tamalika Rani Das, Md. Mahbubur Rahman, Dinesh Chandra Shaha, Dipali Rani Gupta, Md Shah Alam, Tofazzal Islam (2021) Aquaculture Reports, 19: 100575. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aqrep.2020.100575 Impact Factor (IF): 2.289.
  8. Silicon and selenium transporters in plants. Akbar Hossain, Tofazzal Islam (2021). In: Metal and Nutrient Transporters in Abiotic Stress, Aryadeep Roychoudhury Durgesh Tripathi Rupesh Deshmukh Eds, Elsevier, in press. https://www.elsevier.com/…/roychoudhury/978-0-12-817955-0
  9. Fabrication of highly and poorly oxidized silver oxide/silver/tin(IV) oxide nanocomposites and their comparative anti-pathogenic properties towards hazardous food pathogens. Md. Ikram Ul Hoque, Al-Nakib Chowdhury, Md. Tofazzal Islam, Shakhawat H. Firoz, Ummayhanni Luba, Azhar Alowasheeir, Md. Mahbubur Rahman, Ateeq Ur Rehman, Syed Haseeb Ali Ahmad, Rudolf Holze, Md. Shahriar A. Hossain, Saidur Rahman, Scott W. Donn, Yusuf Valentino Kaneti (2021). Journal of Hazardous Materials 408: 15 April 2021, 124896. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.124896 Impact Factor (IF): 9.038.
  10. Physiological and biochemical dissection reveals a trade-off between antioxidant capacity and heat tolerance in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Mohammed Mohi-Ud-Din, Nurealam Siddiqui, Motiar Rohman, S. V.K. Jagadish, Jalal U. Ahmed, Mohamed M. Hassan, Akbar Hossain, Tofazzal Islam*. 2021. Antioxidants 10(3): 351. https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox10030351 Impact Factor (IF): 5.014. *Corresponding author
  11. Principle, diversity, mechanism, and potential of practical application of plant probiotic bacteria for the biocontrol of phytopathogens by induced systemic resistance. Musrat Zahan Surovy, Tofazzal Islam* (2021). In: Food Security and Plant Disease Management, Ajay Kumar, Samir Droby Eds. Elsevier Pubs. pp. 75-94. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-821843-3.00004-0 *Corresponding author
  12. Selenium biofortification: roles, mechanisms, responses and prospects. Akbar Hossain, Milan Skalicky, Marian Brestic, Sagar Maitra, Sukamal Sarkar, Zahoor Ahmad, Hindu Vemuri, Sourav Garai, Mousumi Mondal, Rajan Bhatt, Pardeep Kumar, Pradipta Banerjee, Saikat Saha, Tofazzal Islam, Alison M. Laing (2021). Molecules 26(4): 881. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26040881 Impact Factor (IF): 3.267.
  13. Assessment of heavy metals in the sediments of Chalan beel wetland area in Bangladesh. Mohammad Abdus Salam, Mohammad Ashraful Alam, Sulav Indra Paul, Fatama Islam, Dinesh Chandra Shaha, Mohammad Mizanur Rahman, Mohammad Arifur Rahman Khan, Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman, Abul Kalam Mohammad Aminul Islam, Tofayel Ahamed, Golum Kibria Muhammad Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Giashuddin Miah, Abdul Mannan Akanda, Tofazzal Islam (2021) Processes 9(3): 410. https://doi.org/10.3390/pr9030410 Impact Factor (IF): 2.753.
  14. Consequences and mitigation strategies of abiotic stresses in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) under the changing climate. Akbar Hossain, Milan Skalicky, Marian Brestic, Sagar Maitra, M. Ashraful Alam, M. A. Syed, Jamil Hossain, Sukamal Sarkar, Saikat Saha, Preetha Bhadra, Tanmoy Shankar, Rajan Bhatt, Apurbo Kumar Chaki, Ayman EL Sabagh, Tofazzal Islam. (2021) Agronomy 11(2): 241. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11020241 Impact Factor (IF): 2.603.
  15. Involvement of Enterococcus species in streptococcosis of Nile tilapia in Bangladesh. Tasmina Akter, Md Javed Foysal, Mahbubul Alam, Rakib Ehsan, Sulav Indra Paul, Farhana Momtaz, Muhammad A.B. Siddik, Alfred Chin Yen Tay, Ravi Fotedar, Sanjay Kumar Gupta, Tofazzal Islam, Md Mahbubur Rahman. (2021) Aquaculture 531: 30 January 2021, 735790. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2020.735790 Impact Factor (IF): 3.224.
  16. Gene editing in filamentous fungi and oomycetes using CRISPR-Cas technology. Sanjoy Kumar Paul, Tasmina Akter, Tofazzal Islam*. In CRISPR and RNAi Systems, Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam and Ki-Taek Lim eds., Elsevier Inc., https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-821910-2.00014-X. pp. 723-753. *Corresponding author
  17. First Report of Basal Rot of Dragon Fruit Caused by Fusarium oxysporum in Bangladesh. N. U. Mahmud, M. Chakraborty, S. K. Paul, D. R. Gupta, M. Z. Surovy, Mahfuzur Rahman, and Md. Tofazzal Islam* (2021) Plant Disease 105(1): https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-01-20-0005-PDN *Corresponding author Impact Factor (IF): 3.02.
  18. Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) in the rice-wheat systems of South Asia is influenced by terminal heat stress at late sown condition: A case in Bangladesh. Akbar Hossain, Mst. Tanjina Islam and M. Tofazzal Islam (2021). In Plant Stress Physiology, Akbar Hossain ed. IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.91828
  19. Isolation, morphological and biochemical characterization of rhizobacteria from arsenic contaminated paddy soils in Bangladesh: An in vitro study. Hossain, M. M., Rahman, G. K. M. M., Akanda, M. A. M., Solaiman, A. R. M., Islam, M. T., Rahman, M. M. (2021). Asian Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 7(2): 41-55. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajsspn/2021/v7i230110
  20. Challenges in medical waste management amid COVID-19 pandemic in a megacity Dhaka. Golam Mahbub Faisal, M. Nazmul Hoque, M. Shaminur Rahman, Tofazzal Islam* (2021) J Adv Biotechnol Exp Ther. 4(1): 106-113. https://doi.org/10.5455/jabet.2021.d111 *Corresponding author.
  21. Inhibitory effects of linear lipopeptides from a marine Bacillus subtilis on the wheat blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae Triticum. Moutoshi Chakraborty, Nur Uddin Mahmud, Dipali Rani Gupta, Fakir Shahidullah Tareq, Hee Jae Shin, Tofazzal Islam*. (2020) Frontiers in Microbiology 11:665.doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.00665.Impact Factor (IF): 4.325. *Corresponding author
  22. Mechanism of plant growth promotion and disease suppression by chitosan biopolymer. Moutoshi Chakraborty, Mirza Hasanuzzaman, Mahfuzur Rahman, Md. Arifur Rahman Khan, Pankaj Bhowmik, Nur Uddin Mahmud, Mohsin Tanveer, Tofazzal Islam* (2020). Agriculture 2020, 10(12), 624; https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture10120624 Impact Factor (IF): 2.072. *Corresponding author
  23. Wheat blast: a new threat to food security. M. Tofazzal Islam*, Dipali Rani Gupta, Akbar Hossain, Krishna K. Roy, Xinyao He, Muhammad R. Kabir, Pawan K. Singh, Md. Arifur Rahman Khan, Mahfuzur Rahman & Guo-Liang Wang(2020). Phytopathology Research 2: 28. https://doi.org/10.1186/s42483-020-00067-6 *Corresponding author
  24. Mobilizing Crop Biodiversity. Susan McCouch, Zahra Katy Navabi, Michael Abberton, Noelle L. Anglin, Rosa Lia Barbieri, Michael Baum, Kirstin Bett, Helen Booker, Gerald L. Brown, Glenn J. Bryan, Luigi Cattivelli, David Charest, Kellye Eversole, Marcelo Freitas, Kioumars Ghamkhar, Dario Grattapaglia, Robert Henry, Maria Cleria Valadares Inglis, Tofazzal Islam, Zakaria Kehel, Paul J. Kersey, Graham J. King, Stephen Kresovich, Emily Marden, Sean Mayes, Marie Noelle Ndjiondjop, Henry T. Nguyen, Samuel Rezende Paiva, Roberto Papa, Peter W.B. Phillips, Awais Rasheed, Christopher Richards, Mathieu Rouard, Maria Jose Amstalden Sampaio, Uwe Scholz, Paul D. Shaw, Brad Sherman, S. Evan Staton, Nils Stein, Jan Svensson, Mark Tester, Jose Francisco Montenegro Valls, Rajeev Varshney, Stephen Visscher, Eric von Wettberg, Robbie Waugh, Peter Wenzl, Loren H. Rieseberg (2020) Molecular Plant 13(10): 1341-1344. doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2020.08.011 Impact Factor (IF): 12.084
  25. Oligomycins Inhibit Magnaporthe oryzae Triticum and suppress wheat blast disease. Moutoshi Chakraborty, Nur Uddin Mahmud, Abu Naim Md Muzahid, SM Fajle Rabby, Tofazzal Islam*. BioRxiv doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.05.13.094151 *Corresponding author
  26. Whole-genome sequence of a plant growth-promoting strain, Serratia marcescens BTL07, isolated from the rhizoplane of Capsicum annuum L. Sudipta Dutta, Amena Khatun, Dipali Rani Gupta, Musrat Zahan Surovy, M Mahbubur Rahman, Nur Uddin Mahmud, Richard D Emes, Andrew Warry, Helen M West, Michèle L Clarke, M Nazmul Hoque, Muhammad Maqsud Hossain, Mohammad Abdus Salam, M Tofazzal Islam*. Microbiol Resour Announc 9: e01484-19. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.01484-19 Impact Factor (IF): 0.825. *Corresponding author
  27. Modulation of nutritional and biochemical properties of wheat grains infected by the blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae Triticum pathotype. Musrat Zahan Surovy, Dipali Rani Gupta, Nur Uddin Mahmud, Pallab Bhattacharjee, Md Shaid Hossain, Md Mehebub, Mosaddiq Rahaman Rahi, Bhaskar Chandra Majumdar, Tofazzal Islam*. Frontiers in Microbiology 11:1174. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.01174  Impact Factor (IF): 4.325. *Corresponding author
  28. Whole-genome sequence of fish-pathogenic Enterococcus faecalis strain BFFF11. Tasmina Akter, M. Mahbubur Rahman, Alfred Chin Yen Tay, Rakib Ehsan, M. Tofazzal Islam. Microbiology Resource Announcement 9: e01447-19. doi: 10.1128/MRA.01447-19 Impact Factor (IF): 0.825.
  29. Suitable methods for isolation, culture, storage and identification of wheat blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae Triticum pathotype. Dipali Rani Gupta, Musrat Zahan Surovy, Nur Uddin Mahmud, Moutoshi Chakraborty, Sanjoy Kumar Paul, Md. Shaid Hossain, Pallab Bhattacharjee, Md. Shabab Mehebub, Kanistha Rani, Rumana Yeasmin, Mahfuzur Rahman and Md Tofazzal Islam* (2020)Phytopathology Research 2: 30. https://doi.org/10.1186/s42483-020-00070-x *Corresponding author
  30. Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Rice under Abiotic Stress: Plant Breeding Approach. Satyen Mondal, Jamil Hasan, Priya Lal Biswas, Emam Ahmed, Tuhin Halder, Md. Panna Ali, Amina Khatun, Muhammad Nasim, Tofazzal Islam, Evangelina S. Ella and Endang M. Septiningsih (October 15th 2020). IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.94038. Available from: https://cwww.intechopen.com/online-first/nitrogen-use-efficiency-in-rice-under-abiotic-stress-plant-breeding-approach
  31. Tackling the COVID-19 pandemic: The Bangladesh perspective. Md Taimur Islam, Anup Kumar Talukder, Md Nurealam Siddiqui, Tofazzal Islam (2020) J Public Health Res. 9(4):1794. doi: 10.4081/jphr.2020.1794.
  32. Alternaria leaf spot of broccoli caused by Alternaria alternata in Bangladesh. Sayma T Nira, Md Farhad Hossain, Nur Uddin Mahmud, Oliul Hassan, Md Tofazzal Islam*, Abdul M Akanda (2020) Plant Protection Science (in press). *Corresponding author
  33. Whole-genome sequence of Bacillus subtilis WS1A, a promising fish probiotic strain isolated from marine sponge of the Bay of Bengal. M. Mahbubur Rahman, Sulav Indra Paul, Tasmina Akter, Alfred Chin Yen Tay, M. Javed Foysal, M. Tofazzal Islam (2020) Microbiology Resource Announcement 9: e00641-20. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.00641-20
  34. Genomic diversity and evolution, diagnosis, prevention, and therapeutics of the pandemic COVID-19 disease. M. Nazmul Hoque, Abed Chaudhury, Md Abdul Mannan Akanda, M. Anwar Hossain, Md Tofazzal Islam* (2020) PeerJ 8: e9689 http://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.9689 Impact Factor (IF): 3.09. *Corresponding author
  35. Oligomycins inhibit Magnaporthe oryzae Triticum and suppress wheat blast disease. Chakraborty M, Mahmud NU, Muzahid ANM, Rabby SMF, Islam T* (2020) PLoS ONE 15(8): e0233665. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0233665 Impact Factor (IF): 2.77. *Corresponding author
  36. First Report of Basal Rot of Dragon Fruit Caused by Fusarium oxysporum in Bangladesh. N. U. Mahmud, M. Chakraborty, S. K. Paul, D. R. Gupta, M. Z. Surovy, Mahfuzur Rahman, and Md. Tofazzal Islam* (2020). Plant Disease, 13 Nov 2020https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-01-20-0005-PDN Impact Factor (IF): 3.80. *Corresponding author
  37. Revisiting the plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria: lessons from the past and objectives for the future. Abhinav Aeron, Ekta Khare, Chaitanya Kumar Jha, Vijay Singh Meena, Shadia Mohammed Abdel Aziz, Mohammed Tofazzal Islam, Kangmin Kim, Sunita Kumari Meena, Arunava Pattanayak, Hosahatti Rajashekara, Ramesh Chandra Dubey, Bihari Ram Maurya, Dinesh Kumar Maheshwari, Meenu Saraf, Mahipal Choudhary, Rajhans Verma, H. N. Meena, A. R. N. S. Subbanna, Manoj Parihar, Shruti Shukla, Govarthanan Muthusamy, Ram Swaroop Bana, Vivek K. Bajpai, Young-Kyu Han, Mahfuzur Rahman, Dileep Kumar, Norang Pal Singh & Rajesh Kumar Meena (2020) Archives of Microbiology  202: 665–676. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00203-019-01779-w
  38. Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) in the Rice-Wheat Systems of South Asia Is Influenced by Terminal Heat Stress at Late Sown Condition: A Case in Bangladesh (2020) Akbar Hossain, Mst. Tanjina Islam and M. Tofazzal Islam (2020). In: Plant Stress Physiology, IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.91828
  39. Application of Nanotechnology for Sustainable Crop Production Systems. Hossain A., Kerry R.G., Farooq M., Abdullah N., Tofazzal Islam M. (2020) In: Thangadurai D., Sangeetha J., Prasad R. (eds) Nanotechnology for Food, Agriculture, and Environment. Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences. Springer, Cham. pp. 135-159. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-31938-0_7
  40. Nutrient Management for Improving Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Legumes of the Family Fabaceae. Akbar Hossain, Ayman EL Sabagh, Murat Erman, Shah Fahad, Tofazzal Islam, Rajan Bhatt, Mirza Hasanuzzaman (2020) In: The Plant Family Fabaceae, Hasanuzzaman M., Araújo S., Gill S. (eds). Springer, Singapore, pp. 393-415. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-4752-2_15
  41. CRISPR-Cas9-Mediated Gene Editing in Wheat: A Step-by-Step Protocol. Pankaj K Bhowmik, M Tofazzal Islam (2020) In: CRISPR-Cas Methods, M. Tofazzal Islam et al. eds. Springer Protocols Handbooks. Humana, New York, NY. pp. 203-222. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-0616-2_13
  42. Wide Horizons of CRISPR-Cas-Derived Technologies for Basic Biology, Agriculture, and Medicine. Kutubuddin A Molla, Subhasis Karmakar, M Tofazzal Islam (2020) In: CRISPR-Cas Methods, M. Tofazzal Islam et al. eds. Springer Protocols Handbooks. Humana, New York, NY. pp. 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-0616-2_1 
  43. Morphological, Physiobiochemical and Molecular Adaptability of Legumes of Fabaceae to Drought Stress, with Special Reference to Medicago Sativa L. Akbar Hossain, Muhammad Farooq, Ayman EL Sabagh, Mirza Hasanuzzaman, Murat Erman, Tofazzal Islam (2020) In: The Plant Family Fabaceae, Hasanuzzaman M., Araújo S., Gill S. (eds). Springer, Singapore, pp. 289-317. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-4752-2_11
  44. Involvement of Enterococcus species in streptococcosis of Nile tilapia in Bangladesh. Tasmina Akter, Md Javed Foysal, Mahbubul Alam, Rakib Ehsan, Sulav Indra Paul, Farhana Momtaz, Muhammad A.B. Siddik, Alfred Chin Yen Tay, Ravi Fotedar, Sanjay Kumar Gupta, Tofazzal Islam, Md Mahbubur Rahman (2021) Aquaculture  531: 2021, 735790, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2020.735790. Impact Factor (IF): 3.224.

2017-2019

  1. Plant health emergencies demand open science: Tackling a cereal killer on the run. Kamoun S, Talbot NJ, Islam MT. (2019) PLoS Biology 17(6): e3000302. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal. pbio.3000302 Impact Factor (IF): 8.386
  2. Molecular identification of Vibrio alginolyticus causing vibriosis in shrimp and its herbal remedy. Md Abdul Hannan, Md Mahbubur Rahman, Md Nurunnabi Mondal, DEB SUZAN CHANDRA, Gazlima Chowdhury, Md Tofazzal Islam. (2019) Polish Journal of Microbiology 68(4): 429-438. doi: 10.33073/pjm-2019-042. Impact Factor (IF): 0.897
  3. Cytotoxic and anti-inflammatory resorcinol and alkylbenzoquinone derivatives from the leaves of Ardisia sieboldii. Md Shahinozzaman, Takahiro Ishii, Mohammad A Halim, Md Amzad Hossain, Md Tofazzal Islam, Shinkichi Tawata. Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C 74 (11-12): 303-311. Impact Factor (IF): 0.997
  4. Rmg8 confers resistance to the Bangladeshi lineage of the wheat blast fungus. Jensen, C., Tosa, Y., Islam, M.T., Talbot, N.J., Kamoun, S., and Saunders, D.G.O. 2019. Zenodo, http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2574196.
  5. Nanopore sequencing of genomic DNA from Magnaporthe oryzae isolates from different hosts. Win, J., Chanclud, E., Reyes-Avila, C.S., Langner, T., Islam, T., and Kamoun, S. 2019. Zenodo, http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2564950
  6. Chitosan biopolymer improves the fruit quality of litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.). Mehebub MS, Mahmud NU, Rahman M, Surovy MZ, Gupta DR, Hasanuzzaman M, Rahman M, Islam MT (2019) Acta Agrobot. 72(2):1773. https://doi.org/10.5586/aa.1773
  7. Simultaneous detection of Colletotrichum acutatum and C. gloeosporioides from quiescently infected strawberry foliage by real-time PCR based on high resolution melt curve analysis. Rahman M, Islam T, Schwegel R, Louws F (2019) American Journal of Plant Sciences 10: 382-401. doi: 10.4236/ajps.2019.103028.
  8. Improving yield and antioxidant properties of strawberries by utilizing microbes and natural products. Rahman M, Rahman M, Islam T (March 15th 2019) In: Strawberry – Pre- and post-harvest management techniques for higher fruit quality. Asao T, Asaduzzaman M eds. [Online First], IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.84803.
  9. First report of dragon fruit stem canker caused by Lasiodiplodia theobromae in Bangladesh. Preangka Saha Briste, MAB Bhuiyan, Abdul Mannan Akanda, Oliul Hassan, Nur Uddin Mahmud, Md Abdul Kader, Taehyun Chang, Md. Tofazzal Islam* (2018) Plant Disease, Published Online: 23 May 2019 https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-03-19-0619-PDN (*Corresponding author), Impact Factor (IF): 2.941
  10. Probiotic bacilli in sustainable aquaculture. Rahman, MM, Kawser AQMR, Islam MT (2019) In: Bacilli in Agrobiotechnology: Phytostimulant and Biocontrol, Islam MT et al. eds. Springer Nature Switzerland AG.
  11. Chitosan biostimulant controls infection of cucumber by Phytophthora capsici through suppression of asexual reproduction of the pathogen. Zohara F, Surovy MZ, Khatun A, Prince MFRK, Akanda MAM, Rahman M, Islam MT (2019) Acta Agrobot. 72(1):1763. https://doi. org/10.5586/aa.1763
  12. Applications of nanomaterials for future food security: challenges and prospects. Islam MT (2019) Malaysian Journal of Halal Research 3(1): 6-9. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/mjhr-2019-0002
  13. Wheat blast in Bangladesh: the current situation and future impacts.M. Tofazzal Islam*, Kwang-Hyung Kim, and Jaehyuk Choi (2019) Plant Pathology Journal 35(1): 1–10. (*Corresponding author), Impact Factor (IF): 1.407
  14. Identification and application of a fungal biocontrol agent Cladosporium cladosporioides against Bemisia tabaci. Islam T, Gupta DR, Surovy MZ, Mahmud NU, Mazlan N, Islam MT*. (2019).  Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment. 33(1):1698-1705. (*Corresponding author), Impact Factor (IF): 1.186
  15. Pyricularia graminis-tritici is not the correct species name for the wheat blast fungus: Response to Ceresini et al. (this issue). Barbara Valent, Mark Farman, Yukio Tosa, Dominik Begerow, Elisabeth Fournier, Pierre Gladieux, M. Tofazzal Islam, Sophien Kamoun, Martin Kemler, Linda M. Kohn, Marc-Henri Lebrun, Jason Stajich, Nicholas J. Talbot, Ryohei Terauchi, Didier Tharreau, Ning Zhang (2019). Molecular Plant Pathology 20(2): 173–179. DOI: 10.1111/mpp.12778. Impact Factor (IF): 4.144
  16. Cautionary notes on use of the MoT3 diagnostic assay for Magnaporthe oryzae wheat and rice blast isolates. Dipali Rani Gupta, Claudia Sarai Reyes Avila, Joe Win, Darren M. Soanes, Lauren S. Ryder, Daniel Croll, Pallab Bhattacharjee, Md. Shaid Hossain, Nur Uddin Mahmud, Md. Shabab Mehbub, Musrat Zahan Surovy, Md Mahbubur Rahman, Nicholas J. Talbot, Sophien Kamoun, M. Tofazzal Islam* (2019). Phytopathology 109(4): 504-508. doi: 10.1094/PHYTO-06-18-0199-LE (*Corresponding author), IF: 3.036.
  17.  Approaches for Enhancing Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants. Edited by Mirza Hasanuzzaman, Kamrun Nahar, Masayuki Fujita, Hirosuke Oku, Tofazzal Islam (2019), CRC Press, Taylor and Francis, New York, pp. 584.
  18.  Application of CRISPR-Cas genome editing tools for the improvement of plant abiotic stress tolerance. Md Tofazzal Islam, Pankaj Bhowmik, Md Kutubuddin (2019) In: Approaches for Enhancing Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis, New York, pp. 345-365.
  19.  First report of Fusarium wilt caused by Fusarium oxysporum on strawberry in Bangladesh.Musrat Zahan Surovy, Md. Khairul Kabir, Dr. Dipali Rani Gupta, Oliul Hassan, Nur Uddin Mahmud, Abdullah As Sabir, Mahfuzur Rahman, Taehyun Chang, Daniel Panaccione, Md. Tofazzal Islam* (2018) Plant Disease, 103 (2):367-68. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-07-18-1121-PDN [Epub ahead of print] (*Corresponding author), IF: 2.941
  20. A new pathotype of Magnaporthe oryzae causing devastating wheat blast disease in multiple continents. M. Tofazzal Islam (2018) Phytopathology 108:S2.16. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-108-12-S2.14
  21. First report of anthracnose crown rot of strawberry caused by Colletotrichum siamense in Rajshahi district of Bangladesh. Dipali Rani Gupta, Md. Khairul Kabir, Oliul Hassan, Abdullah As Sabir, Nur Uddin Mahmud, Musrat Zahan Surovy, Mahfuzur Rahman, Taehyun Chang, Daniel Panaccione, Md. Tofazzal Islam* (2018) Plant Disease 103(3): 580. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-08-18-1461-PDN (*Corresponding author), IF: 2.941
  22. Genome sequences of candidate wheat blast biocontrol bacteria. Sophien Kamoun Emilie Chanclud, Joe Win, Jacob Malone, Musrat Zahan Surovy, Dipali Rani Gupta, Tofazzal Islam*. Figshare, https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.5558641.v1 (*Corresponding author)
  23. Enhancement of Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants by Probiotic Bacteria. Md. Mohibul Alam Khan, Patrick Michael Finnegan, Sajid Mahmood, Yasir Anwar, Saleh M. S. Al-Garni, Ahmed Bahieldin, Md. Tofazzal Islam (2018) In: Plant Tolerance to Environmental Stresses: Role of Exogenous Phytoprotectants, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis, New York, pp. 381-402.
  24. Plant Tolerance to Environmental Stress: Role of Phytoprotectants. Edited by Mirza Hasanuzzaman, Masayuki Fujita, Hirosuke Oku, Tofazzal Islam (2018), CRC Press, Taylor and Francis, New York, pp. 458.
  25. Chitosan biopolymer promotes yield and stimulates accumulation of antioxidants in strawberry fruit. Rahman M, Mukta JA, Sabir AA, Gupta DR, Mohi-Ud-Din M, Hasanuzzaman M, Miah MG, Rahman M, Islam MT* (2018) PLOS ONE 13(9): e0203769. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0203769 (*Corresponding author), IF: 2.766
  26. Salinity stress accelerates nutrients, dietary fiber, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidant activity in Amaranthus tricolor leaves. Umakanta Sarker, Md Tofazzal Islam, Shinya Oba (2018) PLOS ONE, Nov 1; 13(11): e0206388. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0206388. IF: 2.766
  27. Glucose isomerization catalyzed by bone char and the selective production of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural in aqueous media. Babasaheb M. Matsagar, Chi Van Nguyen, Md. Shahriar A. Hossain, Md. Tofazzal Islam, Yusuke Yamauchi, Paresh L. Dhepe, Kevin C.-W. Wu (2018) Sustainable Energy Fuels 2: 2148-2153. DOI: 10.1039/C8SE00339D
  28. The MoT3 assay does not distinguish between Magnaporthe oryzae wheat and rice blast isolates from Bangladesh. Dipali Rani Gupta, Claudia Sarai Reyes Avila, Joe Win, Darren M. Soanes, Lauren S. Ryder, Daniel Croll, Pallab Bhattacharjee, Md. Shaid Hossain, Nur Uddin Mahmud, Md. Shabab Mehbub, Musrat Zahan Surovy, Nicholas J. Talbot, Sophien Kamoun, M. Tofazzal Islam* (2018) bioRxiv, doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/345215 (*Corresponding author)
  29. Jute-derived microporous/mesoporous carbon with ultra-high surface area using a chemical activation process. Junayet Hossain Khan, Freddy Marpaung, Christine Young, Jianjian Lin, Md Tofazzal Islam, Saad M. Alsherie, Tansir Ahamad, Norah Alhokbany, Katsuhiko Ariga, Lok Kumar Shrestha, Yusuke Yamauchi, Kevin C.-W. Wu, Md Shahriar A. Hossain, Jeonghun Kim (2018) Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 274: 251-256, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micromeso.2018.07.050. IF: 3.649
  30. Open science and international collaboration to tackle the fearsome wheat blast in Asia and beyond. M. Tofazzal Islam, Sophien Kamoun (2018) Phytopathology 108:S1.276. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-108-10-S1.240
  31. High surface area nanoporous carbon derived from high quality jute from Bangladesh. Junayet Hossain Khan, Jianjian Lina, Christine Young, Babasaheb M. Matsagar, Kevin C.W. Wu, Paresh L. Dhepe, Md Tofazzal Islam, Md Mahbubur Rahman, Lok Kumar Shrestha, Saad M. Alshehri, Tansir Ahamad, Rahul R. Salunkhe, Nanjundan Ashok Kumar, Darren J. Martin, Yusuke Yamauchi, Md Shahriar A. Hossain (2018) Materials Chemistry and Physics 216: 491-495. IF: 2.21
  32. A Novel Method for the Pentosan Analysis Present in Jute Biomass and Its Conversion into Sugar Monomers Using Acidic Ionic Liquid. Matsagar, B.M., Hossain, S.A., Islam, T., Yamauchi, Y., Wu, K.C. (2018) Journal of Visual Experimentation (136): e57613, doi:10.3791/57613. IF: 1.184
  33. Mussel-inspired immobilization of silver nanoparticles toward antimicrobial cellulose paper. Md. Shafiqul Islam, Nahida Akter, Md. Mahbubur Rahman, Chen Shi, M. Tofazzal Islam, Hongbo Zeng, Md. Shafiul Azam (2018) ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering 6 (7): 9178–9188. DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b01523. IF: 6.14
  34. Antioxidant leaf pigments and variability in vegetable amaranth. Umakanta SARKER, Md. Tofazzal ISLAM, Md. Golam RABBANI, Shinya OBA (2018) GENETIKA 50(1): 209-220. IF: 0.392
  35. Plant probiotic bacteria Bacillus andParaburkholderia improve growth, yield and content of antioxidants in strawberry fruit. Mosaddiqur Rahman, Abdullah As Sabir, Julakha Akter Mukta, Md. Mohibul Alam Khan, Mohammad Mohi-Ud-Di, Md. Gishuddin Miah, Mahfuzur Rahman, Md Tofazza Islam* (2018) Scientific Reports 8:2504. (*Corresponding author), IF: 4.122
  36. Application of CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing Technology for the Improvement of Crops Cultivated in Tropical Climates: Recent Progress, Prospects, and Challenges. Haque E, Taniguchi H, Hassan MM, Bhowmik P, Karim MR, Smiech M, Zhao K, Rahman M and Islam T* (2018) Frontiers in Plant Science (2018) 9:617. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2018.00617. (*Corresponding author), IF: 4.402
  37. Drought stress tolerance in wheat: omics approaches in understanding and enhancing antioxidant defense. Mirza Hasanuzzaman, Jubayer Al Mahmud, Taufika Islam Anee, Kamrun Nahar, and Md. Tofazzal Islam. In: Abiotic Stress-Mediated Sensing and Signaling in Plants: An Omics Perspective. S.M. Zargar, M.Y. Zargar (eds.), Springer Science+Business Media Singapore (2018), pp 243-266.
  38. Pseudomonas and Burkholderia inhibit growth and asexual development of Phytophthora capsici. Amena Khatun, Tarin Farhana, Abdullah As Sabir, Shah Mohammad Naimul Islam, Helen M. West, Mahfuzur Rahman and Tofazzal Islam* (2018) Zeitschrift fuer Naturforschung 73(3–4)c:123–135. (*Corresponding author), IF: 1.238
  39. Anti-staphylococcal calopins from fruiting bodies of Caloboletus radicans. Fakir Shahidullah Tareq, Choudhury Mahmood Hasan, M. Mukhlesur Rahman, Mohd Mukrish Mohd Hanafi, Lucio Colombi Ciacchi, Monika Michaelis, Tilmann Harder, Jan Tebben, Md. Tofazzal Islam, and Peter Spiteller (2018) Journal Natural Products 81:400–404. IF: 3.885
  40. Anthraquinones and flavanols isolated from the vegetable herb Rumex abyssinicus inhibit motility of Phytophthora capsici zoospores. M. F. Tala, M. W. R. Ansary, F. M. Talontsi, T. K. Kowa, M. Tofazzal Islam, P. Tane (2018) South African Journal of Botany 115:1-4. IF: 1.442
  41. Endophytic Bacillus spp. from medicinal plants inhibit mycelial growth of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and promote plant growth. Most. Waheda Rahman Ansary, Md. Ferdous Rezwan Khan Prince, Effi Haque, Farzana Sultan, Helen M. West, Md. Mahbubur Rahman, Md. Abdul Mojid Mondol, Abdul Mannan Akanda, Mahfuzur Rahman, Michele L. Clarke, Md. Tofazzal Islam* (2018) Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C. 73(5-6): 247–256. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/znc-2018-0002 (*Corresponding author), IF: 1.238
  42. Omics-based strategies for improving salt tolerance in maize (Zea mays L.). Mohammed Shalim Uddin, Masum Billah, Neelima Hossain, Shamim Ara Bagum, and M. Tofazzal Islam* (2018) In: Abiotic Stress-Mediated Sensing and Signaling in Plants: An Omics Perspective. S.M. Zargar, M.Y. Zargar (eds.), Springer Science+Business Media Singapore, pp. 243-266. (*Corresponding author)
  43. Attitude and consumption of Bangladeshi professional towards biotechnological products. Abu Habib Md. Abdullah, Md. Safiul Islam Afrad, AKM Abdul Hannan Bhuiyan, Md. Enamul Haque, and Md. Tofazzal Islam* (2018). Agriculture and Food Security 7:2 https://doi.org/10.1186/s40066-017-0155-z. (*Corresponding author).
  44. Phenotypic divergence in vegetable amaranth for total antioxidant capacity, antioxidant profile, dietary fiber, nutritional and agronomic traits.Umakanta Sarker, Md. Tofazzal Islam, Md. Golam Rabbani and Shinya Oba (2018) Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B — Soil & Plant Science 68: 67-76. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09064710.2017.1367029. IF: 0.894
  45. Preparation of Ultraviolet curing types silicone type silicone rubbers containing mesoporous silica fillers. Abdullah, Nawfel, Hossain, Md. Shahriar A, Fatehmulla, Amanullah, Farooq, Wazirzada Aslam, Islam, Md. Tofazzal, Miyamoto, Nobuyoshi, Bando, Yoshio, Kamachi, Yuichiro, Malgras, Victor, Yamauchi, Yusuke, Suzuki, Norihiro (2018). Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 18: 86-89. IF: 1.354
  46. Tuning wall thickness in mesoporous silica films for optimization of optical antireflective properties. Abdullah, Nawfel, Hossain, Md. Shahriar A, Konstantinov, Konstantin, Tanabe, Hirofumi, Matsuura, Mikiya, Maekawa, Kazuhiko, Fatehmulla, Amanullah, Farooq, Wazirzada Aslam, Islam, Md. Tofazzal, Bando, Yoshio, Kaneti, Yusuf Valentino, Yamauchi, Yusuke (2018). Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 18: 100-103. IF: 1.354
  47. Genomic analyses reveal that biocontrol of wheat blast by Bacillus spp. may be linked with production of antimicrobial compounds and induced systemic resistance in host plants. Dutta S, Surovy MZ, Gupta DR, Mahmud NU, Chanclud E, Win J, Kamoun S, Islam T.   (2018). doi: 10.6084/m9.figshare.5852661.v1.
  48. Variability in total antioxidant capacity, antioxidant leaf pigments and foliage yield of vegetable amaranth. Umakanta Sarker, Md. Tofazzal Islam, Md. Golam Rabbani and Shinya Oba (2018) Journal of Integrative Agriculture 17: 1145-1153. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2095-3119(17)61778-7, IF: 1.042
  49. A Simple approach to generate hollow carbon nanospheres loaded with uniformly dispersed metal nanoparticles. Yunqi Li, Haibo Tan, Toshiaki Takei, Md. Shahriar A. Hossain, Md. Tofazzal Islam, Saad M. Alshehri, Tansir Ahamad, Rahul R. Salunkhe, Subrata Pradhan, Joel Henzie, Yusuke Yamauchi, and Katsuhiko Ariga (2017) European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2017: 5413–5416. DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201700921, IF: 2.507
  50. Chitosan and plant probiotics application enhance growth and yield of strawberry. Mukta JA, Rahman M, Sabir AA, Gupta DR, Surovy MZ, Rahman M, Islam MT* (2017) Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology 11: 9–18. (*Corresponding author), IF: 1.96
  51. Sea cucumber glycosides: chemical structures, producing species and important biological properties. Mondol MAM, Shin HJ, Rahman MA, Islam MT*. Marine Drugs(2017) 15: 317; doi:10.3390/md15100317. (*Corresponding author), IF: 4.379
  52. Direct production of furfural in one-pot fashion from raw biomass using Bronsted acidic ionic liquids. Matsagar BM, Hossain SA, Islam T, Alamri HR, Alothman ZA, Yamauchi Y, Dhepo PL, Wu, KC-W (2017) Scientific Reports 7: 13508; doi:10.1038/s41598-017-13946-4. (*Corresponding author), IF: 4.122
  53. Genotypic diversity in vegetable amaranth for antioxidant, nutrient and agronomic traits. Umakanta Sarker, Md. Tofazzal Islam, Md. Golam Rabbani and Shinya Oba (2017) Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding 77(1): 173-176. DOI: 10.5958/0975-6906.2017.00025.6. IF: 0.409
  54. Tethering mesoporous Pd nanoparticles to reduced graphene oxide sheets forms highly efficient electrooxidation catalysts. Muhammad Iqbal, Cuiling Li, Bo Jiang, Md. Shahriar A. Hossain, Md. Tofazzal Islam, Joel Henzie and Yusuke Yamauchi (2017) Journal of Materials Chemistry A 5:21249-21256. DOI: 10.1039/c7ta05091g. IF: 11.301
  55. Enhancement of Growth and Grain Yield of Rice in Nutrient Deficient Soils by Rice Probiotic Bacteria. Khan MMA, Haque E, Paul NC, Khaleque MA, Al-Garni SMS, Islam MT* (2017) Rice Science 24(5): 264-273. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsci.2017.02.002 (*Corresponding author), IF: 3.162
  56. Mesoporous metallic rhodium nanoparticles. Bo Jiang, Cuiling Li, Omer Dag, Hideki Abe, Toshiaki Takei, Tsubasa Imai, Md. Shahriar A. Hossain, Md. Tofazzal Islam, Kathleen Wood, Joel Henzie & Yusuke Yamauchi (2017) Nature Communications 8:15581 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15581. IF: 12.353
  57. Morpho-physiological characterization of soybean genotypes under subtropical environment. M A Gaffar AL-HADI, M Rafiqul ISLAM, M Abdul KARIM, M Tofazzal ISLAM (2017) Genetika 49: 297-311. IF: 0.392
  58. Molecular identification of multiple antibiotic resistant fish pathogenic Enterococcus faecalis and their control by medicinal herbs. Muntasir Rahman, Md. Mahbubur Rahman, Suzan Chandra Deb, Md. Shahanoor Alam, Md. Jahangir Alam & Md. Tofazzal Islam* (2017) Scientific Reports 7: 3747. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-03673-1. (*Corresponding author), IF: 4.122
  59. Metabolites from the endophytic fungus Curvularia sp. M12 act as motility inhibitors against Phytophthora capsici zoospores. Muhammad Abdul Mojid Mondol,Jannatul Farthouse, M. Tofazzal Islam, Anja Schüffler, and Hartmut Laatsch (2017) Journal of Natural Products 80: 347–355. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.6b00785, IF: 3.885
  60. Integration of omics approaches for low-phosphorus tolerance in maize. Uddin MS, Khaldun ABM, Islam MT* (2017) In: Plant Omics and Crop Breeding. Zargar SM and Rai V eds. Francis and Taylor Group’s CRC Press, pp. 235-262. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315365930-9 (*Corresponding author)
  61. Mesostructured fullerene crystals through inverse polymeric micelle assembly. Bishnu Prasad Bastakoti, Yunqi Li, Sudhina Guragain, Yoshio Bando, Amanullah Fatehmulla, W. Aslam Farooq, Md. Shahriar A. Hossain, Md. Tofazzal Islam, Lok Kumar Shrestha, Yusuke Yamauchi (2017) Materials Letters 209: 272–275 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2017.07.116, IF: 3.205
  62. Co-inoculation with Enterobacter and Rhizobacteria on yield and nutrient uptake by wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) in the alluvial soil under Indo-Gangetic plain of India. Ashok Kumar, B. R. Maurya, R. Raghuwanshi, Vijay Singh Meena, M. Tofazzal Islam (2017) Journal of Plant Growth Regulation 36: 608–617. doi:10.1007/s00344-016-9663-5. IF: 2.672
  63. Gold nanoparticles supported on mesoporous titania thin films with high loading as a CO oxidation catalyst. Shingo Akita, Makoto Amemiya, Takanori Matsumoto, Yohei Jikihara, Tsuruo Nakayama, Md. Shahriar A. Hossain, Kenya Kani, Daisuke Ishii, Md. Tofazzal Islam, Xiangfen Jiang, Amanullah Fatehmulla, Wazirzada Aslam Farooq, Yoshio Bando, Victor Malgras and Yusuke Yamauchi (2017) Chemistry: An Asian Journal 12 (8): 877–881. DOI: 10.1002/asia.201700080. IF: 4.056
  64. Growth promotion of non-legumes by the inoculation of Bacillus species. M. A. Baset Mia, Umme Aminun Naher, Qurban Ali Panhwar, and M. Tofazzal Islam* (2017). In Bacilli and Agrobiotechnology, Islam MT eds. Springer International Publishing, pp. 57-76. (*Corresponding author)
  65. Bacilli and Agrobiotechnology. Islam MT*, Rahman M, Piyush P and Aeron A. (2017) An edited series book published by Springer International Publishing, ISBN: 978-3-319-44408-6 (Print) 978-3-319-44409-3 (Online). pp. 416. (*Corresponding author)
  66. Synthesis of MOF-525 Derived Nanoporous Carbons with Different Particle Sizes for Supercapacitor Application. Ting-Hsiang Chang, Christine Young, Min-Han Lee, Rahul R. Salunkhe, Saad M. Alshehri, Tansir Ahamad, Md. Tofazzal Islam, Kevin C.-W. Wu, Md. Shahriar A. Hossain, Yusuke Yamauchi, and Kuo-Chuan Ho (2017) Chemistry: An Asian Journal 12(21):2857-2862. doi: 10.1002/asia.201701082, IF: 4.056
  67. Isolation and characterization of phosphate solubilizing bacteria from traditional rice cultivation of Bangladesh and their effects on rice. Surovy MZ, Gupta DR, Rahman MM, Akanda MAM, and Islam MT. (2017). Annals of Bangladesh Agriculture. 21(1-2): 27-37.

2015-2016

  1. Emergence of wheat blast in Bangladesh was caused by a South American lineage of Magnaporthe oryzae. M. Tofazzal Islam*, Daniel Croll, Pierre Gladieux, Darren M. Soanes, Antoine Persoons, Pallab Bhattacharjee, Md. Shaid Hossain, Dipali Rani Gupta, Md. Mahbubur Rahman, M. Golam Mahboob, Nicola Cook, Moin U. Salam, Musrat Zahan Surovy, Vanessa Bueno Sancho, João Leodato Nunes Maciel, Antonio NhaniJúnior, Vanina Lilián Castroagudín, Juliana T. de Assis Reges, Paulo Cezar Ceresini, Sebastien Ravel, Ronny Kellner, Elisabeth Fournier, Didier Tharreau, Marc-Henri Lebrun, Bruce A. McDonald, Timothy Stitt, Daniel Swan, Nicholas J. Talbot, Diane G. O. Saunders, Joe Win and Sophien Kamoun (2016) BMC Biology 14:84 DOI 10.1186/s12915-016-0309-7. (*Corresponding author), IF: 6.765
  2. Oligomycins pamamycin homologues impair motility and induce lysis of zoospores of the grapevine downy mildew pathogen, Plasmopara viticola. Zerihun T. Dame, M. Tofazzal Islam*, Elisabeth Helmke, Andreas von Tiedemann, Hartmut Laatsch. 2016. FEMS Microbiology Letters 363 (16): fnw167 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/femsle/fnw167 (*Corresponding author), IF: 1.987
  3. Inhibitory effects of macrotetrolides from Streptomyces spp. on zoosporogenesis and motility of peronosporomycete zoospores are likely linked with enhanced ATPase activity in mitochondria. Islam MT*, Laatsch H, von Tiedemann (2016) Frontiers in Microbiology7: 1824. doi:  10.3389/fmicb.2016.01824. (*Corresponding author), IF: 4.235
  4. Isolation and identification of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria from cucumber rhizosphere and their effect on plant growth promotion and disease suppression.  Shaikhul Islam, Abdul M. Akanda, Ananya Prova, M. T. Islam and Md. M. Hossain (2016) Frontiers in Microbiology 6:1360. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.01360. IF: 4.235
  5. Fatematuz Zohara, Md. Abdul Mannan Akanda, Narayan Chandra Paul, Mahfuz Rahman, Md. Tofazzal Islam* (2016) Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology 5: 69–77. doi.org/10.1016/j.bcab.2015.12.009. (*Corresponding author), IF: 1.96
  6. Socio-demographic factors influencing Bangladeshi professionals’ towards biotechnological products. Abu Habib Md. Abdullah, Md. Safiul Islam Afrad, Md. Tofazzal Islam, Dipanwita Bhattacharjee, and AKM Abdul Hannan Bhuiyan. Indian Research Journal for Extension Education (2016) 16: 96-102.
  7. Medicinal plant extracts and protein kinase C inhibitor suppress zoosporogenesis and impair motility of Phytophthora capsici.Most Waheda Rahman ANSARY, Effi HAQUE, M. Helen WEST, Mahbubur M. RAHMAN, Abdul Mannan AKANDA, Yuanchao Wang and M. Tofazzal ISLAM* (2016) Plant Protection Science 52: 113–122. doi: 10.17221/103/2015-PPS. (*Corresponding author), IF: 1.875
  8. Genetic variation and interrelationships among antioxidant, quality, and agronomic traits in vegetable amaranth. Umakanta Sarker, Md. Tofazzal Islam, Md. Golam Rabbani and Shinya Oba (2016) Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry 40: 526-535. doi:10.3906/tar-1405-83. IF: 1.660
  9. Variability, heritability and genetic association in vegetable amaranth (Amaranthus tricolor L.). Umakanta Sarker, Md. Tofazzal Islam, Md. Golam Rabbani and Shinya Oba (2015) Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research 13(2): e0702, 8 pages, eISSN: 2171-9292. IF: 1.037
  10. Macrocyclic trichothecenes from Myrothecium roridum Strain M10 with motility inhibitory and zoosporicidal activities against Phytophthora nicotianae. Mondol, M.A.M., Surovy MZ, Islam MT, Schüffler A, Laatsch H (2015) Journal Agricultural and Food Chemistry 63: 8777–8786. IF: 4.192
  11. Genotype variability in composition of antioxidant vitamins and minerals in vegetable amaranth. Umakanta Sarker, Md. Tofazzal Islam, Md. Golam Rabbani and Shinya Oba (2015) Genetika (2015) 47: 85-96. IF: 0.392
  12. Dietary effects of chitosan and buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) on the performance and serum lipid profile of broiler chicks. M.A. Sayed, M.T. Islam, M.M. Haque, M.J.H. Shah, R. Ahmed, M.N. Siddiqui, M.A. Hossain (2015) South African Journal of Animal Science 45(4): 429-440.  IF: 0.981
  13. Effect of dietary supplementation of acetone extracts of Nigella sativa L. seeds on serum cholesterol and pathogenic intestinal bacterial count in broilers. Siddiqui MN, Islam MT*, Sayed MA, Hossain MA (2015) Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences 25: 372-379.(*Corresponding author), IF: 0.481
  14. Bioactive natural products for managing peronosporomycete phytopathogens. Islam MT*, Hossain MM, Rahman M (2015) In: Sustainable Crop Management using Natural Products, Sangeetha Ganesan, Kurucheve Vadivel and Jayaraj Jayaramen. CAB International 2015, pp. 307-344. (*Corresponding author)
  15. Bioactive natural products for managing downy mildew disease in grapevine. Islam MT* (2015) In: Biocontrol of Major Grapevine Diseases, S. Comphant and F. Mathieu eds., CAB International 2015, pp. 125-149. (*Corresponding author)
  16. Isolation and characterization of arsenic resistant soil bacteria and their effects on germination of rice under arsenic contamination. Istiaq Ahmed, Md Tofazzal Islam, Md Akhter Hossain Chowdhury, Md Kamruzzaman(2015) Res. Agric., Livest. Fish. 2(2): 229-237.
  17. Gageopeptins A and B, new inhibitors of zoospore motility of the phytopathogen Phytophthora capsici from a marine-derived bacterium Bacillus sp. 109GGC020. Tareq FS, Hasan CM, Lee HS, Lee YJ, Lee JS, Surovy MZ, Islam MT, Shin HJ (2015) Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters 25: 3325–3329. IF: 2.572
  18. Promotion of plant growth by phytohormone producing bacteria. Khan, M. M. A., Khatun, A., Islam, M. T. (2016) N. Garg, A. Aeron (Eds.), Microbes in Action, Nova Science Publishers, USA (2016), pp. 45-76.

2013-2014

  1. Gageotetrins A-C, noncytotoxic antimicrobial linear lipopeptides from a marine bacterium Bacillus subtilis. Tareq FS, Lee MA, Lee HS, Lee YJ, Lee JS, Hasan CM, Islam MT, Shin HJ (2014) Organic Letters 16: 928–931. IF: 6.492
  2. Genotypic variability for nutrient, antioxidant, yield and yield contributing traits in vegetable amaranth. Umakanta Sarker, Md. Tofazzal Islam, Md. Golam Rabbani and Shinya Oba. Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment (2014) 12 (3&4): 168-174. IF: 0.30
  3. Evaluation of fertility disrupting potentials of Abrus precatorius seed extracts in male rats for arresting spermatogenesis and suppressed fertility in vivo. Saranika Talukder, Subir Sarker, Md Afzal Hossain, Md Abu Hadi Khan, Md Abdul Hannan, M Tofazzal Islam (2014) Pakistan Veterinary Journal 34(1): 18-23. IF: 1.217
  4. Banchromene and other secondary metabolites from the endophytic fungus Fusarium sp. obtained from Piper guinensis inhibit the motility of phytopathogenic Plasmopara viticola zoospores. Michel D. Kongue Tatong, Ferdinand M. Talontsi, Hamdi M. D. Abdel Rahim, Md. Tofazzal Islam, Rainer B. Oswald, Hartmut Laatsch (2014) Tetrahedron Letters 55(30): 4057-4061. IF: 2.275
  5. Non-cytotoxic antifungal agents: isolation and structures of gageopeptides from a marine-derived Bacillus subtilis 109GGC020. Tareq FS, Lee MA, Lee HS, Lee YJ, Lee JS, Hasan CM, Islam MT, Shin HJ (2014) Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry 62(24): 5565-72. DOI: 10.1021/jf502436r. IF: 4.192
  6. Proteomics potential and its contribution toward sustainable agriculture. Abhijit Sarkar, Md. Tofazzal Islam, Sajad Majeed Zargar, Vivek Dogra, Sun Tae Kim, Ravi Gupta, Renu Deswal, Ganesh Bagler, Yelam Sreenivasulu, Rungaroon Waditee-Sirisattha, Sophon Sirisattha, Jai Singh Rohila, Manish Raorane, Ajay Kohli, Dea-Wook Kim, Kyoungwon Cho, Abdiani Attiq Saidajan, Ganesh Kumar Agrawal, and Randeep Rakwal (2014) In: Agroecology, Ecosystems, and sustainability Noureddine Benkeblia N ed., CRC Press. pp. 151-179.
  7. Diversity of secondary metabolites from marine Bacillus species: chemistry, biosynthesis and biological activity. Mondol MAM, Shin HJ, Islam MT* (2013) Marine Drugs 11: 2846-2872. (*Corresponding author), IF: 4.379
  8. Biological control of peronosporomycete phytopathogen by bacterial antagonist. Islam MT* and Hossain MM. In Bacteria in Agrobiology: Disease Management (2013) Maheshwari DK ed. Springer Berlin-Heidelberg, pp 167-218. (*Corresponding author)
  9. Plant-associated bacteria in nitrogen nutrition in crops, with special reference to rice and banana. Md. Abdul Baset Mia, Md. Motaher Hossain, Zulkifli Haji Shamsuddin, M. Tofazzal Islam* (2013) In: Bacteria in Agrobiology: Crop Productivity, Maheshwari DK ed. Springer Berlin-Heidelberg, pp. 97-126. (*Corresponding author)

2011-2012

  1. Zoosporicidal metabolites from an endophytic fungus Cryptosporiopsis sp. of Zanthoxylum leprieurii. Talonts Talontsi FM, Facey P, Tatong MD, Tofazzal Islam M*, Frauendorf H, Draeger S, Tiedemann Av, Laatsch H (2012) Phytochemistry 83: 87-94. (*Corresponding author), IF: 3.044
  2. Screening for phosphate solubilizing bacteria inhabiting the rhizoplane of rice grown in acidic soil in Bangladesh. Sarkar A, Islam MT*, Biswas GC, Alam S, Hossain M, Talukder NM (2012) Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica 59(2): 199-213. doi: 10.1556/AMicr.59.2012.2.5. (*Corresponding author), IF: 1.107
  3. Depsidones and other constituents from Phomopsis sp. CAFT69 and its host plant Endodesmia calophylloides with potent inhibitory effect on motility of zoospores of grapevine pathogen Plasmopara viticola. Ferdinand Mouafo Talontsi, Md. Tofazzal Islam, Petrea Facey, Clovis Douanla-Meli, Andreas von Tiedemann, Hartmut Laatsch(2012) Phytochemistry Letters 5: 657–664.  IF: 1.575
  4. Plant probiotics in phosphorus nutrition in crops, with special reference to rice. Islam MT and Hossain MM. In Bacteria in Agrobiology: Plant Probiotics (2012), Maheshwari DK ed., Springer Berlin-Heidelberg, pp. 325-363. (*Corresponding author)
  5. Effectively Implementing Information Communication Technology in Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region. M. T. Islam* (2012) Co-editor. Nova Science Publishers. New York, USA. (*Corresponding author)
  6. Protein kinase C is likely to be involved in zoosporogenesis and maintenance of flagellar motility in the Peronosporomycete zoospores. M. T. Islam*, A. von Tiedemann, H. Laatsch (2011) Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 24: 938-947. (*Corresponding author), IF: 3.588
  7. 2,4-Diacetylphloroglucinol suppresses zoosporogenesis and impairs motility of the Peronospotomycete zoospores. M. T. Islam, A. von Tiedemann (2011) World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 27: 2071-2079. (*Corresponding author), IF: 2.477
  8. Khatmiamycin, a motility Inhibitor and zoosporicide against the downy mildew pathogen Plasmopara viticola from Streptomyces sp. ANK313. M. A. Abdalla, H. Y. Win, M. T. Islam, A. von Tiedemann, A. Schüffler, H. Laatsch (2011) Journal of Antibiotics 64: 655-659. IF: 2.668
  9. Bioactive isocoumarins from a terrestrial Streptomyces sp. ANK302. D. S. Zinad, K. A. Shaaban, M. A. Abdalla, M. T. Islam, H. Anke, H. Laatsch (2011) Natural Products Communication 6: 45-48. IF: 0.809
  10. Potentials for biological control of plant diseases by Lysobacter spp., with special reference to strain SB-K88. M. T. Islam*. In: Bacteria in Agrobiology: Plant Growth Responses (2011), Maheshwari DK ed., Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 335-364.  (*Corresponding author)
  11. Cost-effectiveness, equitable and flexible higher education through open and distance learning in Bangladesh.  M. T. Islam* (2011) Turk. Online J. Dist. Edu. 12: 102-113. (*Corresponding author)
  12. Nigella sativa L. supplemented diet decreases egg cholesterol content and suppresses harmful intestinal bacteria in laying hens. M. T. Islam*, A. S. M. Selim, M. A. Sayed, M. A. Khatun, M. N. Siddiqui, M. S. Alam, M. A. Hossain (2011) Journal of Animal and Feed Science 20 (4): 587-598. (*Corresponding author), IF: 1.150
  13. Salinity effect on mineral nutrient distribution along root and shoot of rice (Oryza sativa L.) genotypes differing in salt tolerance. M. A. Razzaque, N. M. Talukder, M. T. Islam*, R. K. Dutta (2011) Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science 57: 33-45. (*Corresponding author), IF: 2.135

2009-2010

  1. Seed extracts of a Bangladeshi medicinal plant Abrus precatorius L. show antifertility activity in female rats. M. A. Hannan, M. A. Hossain, M. T. Islam* (2010) Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine 10: 103-110. (*Corresponding author)
  2. Mode of antagonism of a biocontrol bacterium Lysobacter sp. SB-K88 toward a damping-off pathogen Aphanomyces cochlioides. Md. Tofazzal Islam* (2010) World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology (2010) 26: 629-637. (*Corresponding author), IF: 2.477
  3. Growth inhibition and excessive branching in Aphanomyces cochlioides induced by 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol is linked to disruption of filamentous actin cytoskeleton in the hyphae. Md. Tofazzal Islam* and Yukiharu Fukushi (2010) World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 26: 1163-1170. (*Corresponding author), IF: 2.477
  4. Morphology and behavior of the successive generations of zoospores of a damping-off pathogen Aphanomyces cochlioides.M. T. Islam* (2010) Journal of Plant Pathology 92: 461-468. (*Corresponding author), IF: 1.152
  5. Ultrastructure of Aphanomyces coclioides zoospores and changes during their developmental transitions triggered by the host-specific flavone cochliophilin A. Md. Tofazzal Islam* (2010) Journal of Basic Microbiology 50: S58-S67. (*Corresponding author), IF: 1.909
  6. Variation in chemotactic preferences of Aphanomyces cochlioides zoospores to flavonoids. M. Tofazzal Islam* (2009) Zeitschrift fuer Naturforschung 64c: 847-852. (*Corresponding author), IF: 1.238
  7. Epidermal features of rice leaf epidermis of rice (Oryza sativa L.) cv. BR29. M. T. Islam*, A. K. M. G. Sarwar, H. H. Begum, T. Ito, S. Tahara (2009) Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy (2009) 16: 177-180. (*Corresponding author), IF: 0.527

2007-2008

  1. Dynamic rearrangement of F-actin organization triggered by host-specific plant signal is linked to morphogenesis of Aphanomyces cochlioides zoospores. M. Tofazzal Islam* (2008) Cell Motility and Cytoskeleton 65: 553-562. (*Corresponding author), IF: 2.451
  2. Nonhost secondary metabolites affect motility and viability of the zoospores of phytopathogenic Aphanomyces cochlioides.M. Tofazzal Islam* (2008) Zeitschrift fuer Naturforschung 63c: 233-240. (*Corresponding author), IF: 1.238
  3. Rhizoplane bacteria as phosphate solubilizing agent on phosphorus nutrition of rice. Md. Shohidul Alam, Nur Mohammad Talukder, Md. Tofazzal Islam* and Atiqur Rahman (2008) Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Sciences 35(2): 181-188. (*Corresponding author)
  4. Challenges and opportunities of teaching science in a distance in a developing country. Md. Tofazzal Islam* (2009) In: Accessible Elements: Teaching Science Online and at a Distance, Kennepohl, D, Shaw, L. eds., Athabasca University Press, Canada. (*Corresponding author)
  5. Signaling and interactions between plants and phytopathogenic Peronosporomycetes.M. Tofazzal Islam*, A. von Tiedemann. Phytopathology 98: S72. (*Corresponding author), IF: 3.036
  6. Disruption of ultrastructure and cytoskeletal network is involved with biocontrol of damping-off pathogen Aphanomyces cochlioides by Lysobacter sp. strain SB-K88. M. Tofazzal Islam* (2008) Biological Control 46: 312-321. (*Corresponding author), IF: 2.754
  7. Phosphate solubilizing rhizoplane bacteria on growth and yield of transplant aman rice. Md. Shohidul Alam, Nur Mohammad Talukder, Md. Tofazzal Islam*, Animesh Sarkar and M. M. Hossain (2008) Journal of Agroforestry and Environment 2(1): 19-22. (*Corresponding author)
  8. Zoosporogenesis and differentiation of grapevine downy mildew pathogen Plasmopara viticola in host-free system. M. Tofazzal Islam*, A. von Tiedemann (2008). Phytopathology 98: S72. (*Corresponding author), IF: 3.036
  9. Composition of culture medium influences zoosporogenesis and differentiation of Aphanomyces cochlioides. M. Tofazzal Islam*, M. Sakasai, Y. Hashidoko, A. Deora, Y. Sakihama, S. Tahara (2007) Journal of General Plant Pathology 73: 324-329. (*Corresponding author), IF: 0.974
  10. Morpho-physiological disorders in damping-off pathogen Aphanomyces cochlioidesinteracting with host rhizoplane bacteria. Abhinandan Deora, Yasuyuki Hashidoko, Md. Tofazzal Islam*, Yuriko Aoyama, Toshiaki Ito and Satoshi Tahara (2007) In: Crop Production in Stress Environments: Genetic and Management Options, Eds., Singh et al. (Agrobios International), Jodhpur, India, pp. 119-127. (*Corresponding author)
  11. Isolation and identification of potential phosphate solubilizing bacteria from the rhizoplane of Oryza sativa L. cv. BR29 of Bangladesh. M. Tofazzal Islam*, A. Deora, Y. Hashidoko, A. Rahman, T. Ito, S. Tahara (2007) Zeitschrift fuer Naturforschung 62c: 103-110. (*Corresponding author), IF: 1.238
  12. Understanding of ecochemical interactions between plantsand zoospores: potentials for biorational control of the peronosporomycete soilborne phytopathogens. Md. Tofazzal Islam*, Yasuyuki Hashidoko, and Satoshi Tahara (2007). In: Crop Production in Stress Environments: Genetic and Management Options, Eds., Singh et al. (Agrobios International), Jodhpur, India, pp. 275-288. (India). (*Corresponding author)

2005-2006

  1. Phenolic constituents of Celosia cristata L. susceptible to the spinach root rot pathogen Aphanomyces cochlioides. Y. Wen, M. Tofazzal Islam, S. Tahara (2006) Biosci. Biochem. Biotechnol. 70: 2567-2570. IF: 1.516
  2. Screening phosphate solubilizing bacteria from rhizoplane of tomato. Atiqur Rahman, Nur Mohammad Talukder and Md. Tofazzal Islam* (2006) Bangladesh Journal of Progressive Science and Technology 4: 1-6. (*Corresponding author)
  3. Nutrient contents and their uptake by maize in acid soils as influenced by low levels of phosphorus. Rubeca Fancy, A. Rahman, Md. Tofazzal Islam and M. Akhtar Hossain Chowdhury (2006) Journal of the Bangladesh Society for Agricultural Science and Technology 3: 69-72.
  4. Contraceptive effects of Abrus precatorius seed on female rats. M. Abdul Hannan, M. Afzal Hossain, Md. Tofazzal Islam, E. Hossain Chowdhury (2006) Journal of Bangladesh Society of Agricultural Science and Technology 3(3&4): 185-188.
  5. An antagonistic rhizoplane bacterium Pseudomonas sp. strain EC-S101 physiologically stresses a spinach root rot pathogen Aphanomyces cochlioides. A. Deora, Y. Hashidoko, M. T. Islam, T. Ito, Y. Aaoyama, S. Tahara (2006) Journal of General Plant Pathology 72: 57-64. IF: 0.974
  6. Quality and processes of Bangladesh Open University course materials development. Md. Tofazzal Islam*, Md. Morshedur Rahman and K. M. Rezanur Rahman (2006) Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 7: 130-138. (*Corresponding author)
  7. Suppression of damping-off disease in host plants by the rhizoplane bacterium Lysobacter sp. strain SB-K88 is linked to plant colonization and antibiosis against soilborne Peronosporomycetes. M. T. Islam, Y. Hashidoko, A. Deora, T. Ito, S. Tahara (2005) Applied and Environmental Microbiology 71: 3786-3796. IF: 3.960
  8. Secondary metabolites with diverse activities toward phytopathogenic zoospores of Aphanomyces cochlioides in host and nonhost plants. S. Tahara, M. T. Islam (2005) In: Discoveries in Agrochemicals, ACS Symposium Series 892, Am Chem Soc, pp. 202-215. IF: 1.08
  9. Bioactive secondary metabolites related to life-cycle development of oomycete phytopathogens. M. T. Islam, S. Tahara (2005) In: Studies in Natural Products Chemistry, Volume 32, Attaur-Rahman ed., Elsevier Science Publishers. pp. 1053-1122.
  10. Role of synthesis and exudation of organic acids in phosphorus nutrition in plants in tropical soils. H. H. Begum, M. T. Islam* (2005) Biotechnology 4: 333-340. (*Corresponding author)
  11. Current status and prospects for e-learning in the promotion of distance education in Bangladesh. M. T. Islam*, A. S. M. Selim. Turk. Online J. Distance Edu. (2005) 6 (4): Article, 11. (*Corresponding author)
  12. Antagonistic rhizoplane bacteria induce diverse morphological alterations in Peronosporomycetes hyphae during in vitro interaction. A. Deora, Y. Hashidoko, M. T. Islam, S. Tahara (2205) European Journal of Plant Pathology 112: 311-322. IF: 1.582
  13. Ecochemical interactions between plants and phytopathogenic Aphanomyces cochlioides zoospores. M. T. Islam (2005) J. Grad. Sch. Agric. Hokkaido Univ. 71: 123-218.

2003-2004

  1. Quantification of particle method for chemotactic bioassay using Peronosporomycete zoospores. T. Takayama, Y. Fukushi, M. T. Islam,, S. Tahara. Z. Naturforsch. (2004) 59c: 892-896. IF: 1.382
  2. Interactions between rhizoplane bacteria and a phytopathogenic Peronosporomycete Aphanomyces cochlioides in relation to the suppression of damping-off disease in sugar beet and spinach. M. T. Islam, Y. Hashidoko, A. Deora, T.  Ito, S. Tahara. IOBC/wprs Bull. (2004) 27(8): 255-260.
  3. Bioassay methods to detect and identify allelochemicals in plants using zoospores of phytopathogens the Peronosporomycetes. M. T. Islam, T. Takayama, S. Tahara In: Research Methods in Plant Sciences, Volume 2. Plant Protection, S. S. Narwal, R. Singh, R. K. Walia and V. P. Sharma eds., (2004), pp. 212-241, Scientific Publishers.
  4. Requirement of relatively high threshold level of Mg2+ for cell growth of a rhizoplane bacterium Sphingomonas yanoikuyae EC-S001. H. Hoo, Y. Hashidoko, M. T. Islam, S. Tahara. Appl. Environ.  Microbiol. (2004) 70: 5214-5221. IF: 3.960
  5. Interruption of the homing sequence of phytopathogenic Aphanomyces cochlioides zoospores by secondary metabolites from nonhost Amaranthus gangeticus. M. T. Islam, Y. Hashidoko, T. Ito, S. Tahara. J. Pestic. Sci. (2004) 29: 6-14. IF: 1.101
  6. Host-specific plant signal and G-protein activator, mastoparan, triggers differentiation of zoospores of the phytopathogenic oomycete Aphanomyces cochlioides. M. T. Islam, T. Ito, S. Tahara. Plant Soil  (2003) 255: 131-142. IF: 3.306

2001-2002

  1. Zoosporicidal activity of polyflavonoid tannin identified in Lannea coromandelica stem bark against phytopathogenic oomycete Aphanomyces cochlioides. M. T. Islam, T. Ito, M. Sakasai, S. Tahara. J. Agric. Food Chem. (2002) 50: 6697-6703. IF: 4.192
  2.  Zoosporicidal activities of anacardic acids against Aphanomyces cochlioides. P. Begum, Y. Hashidoko, M. T. Islam, Y. Ogawa, S. Tahara. Z. Naturforsch. (2002) 57c: 874-882. IF: 1.382
  3. Nicotinamide and structurally related compounds show halting activity against zoospores of the phytopathogenic fungus Aphanomyces cochlioides. M. T. Islam, Y. Fukushi, Y. Hashidoko, R. Yokosawa, S. Tahara. Z. Naturforsch. (2002)57c: 323-331. IF: 1.382
  4. Microscopic studies on the attachment and differentiation of zoospores of the phytopathogenic fungus Aphanomyces cochlioides. M. T. Islam, T. Ito, S. Tahara J. Gen. Plant Pathol. (2002) 68: 111-117. IF: 0.974
  5. Ecochemical interactions between plants and zoospores of the phytopathogenic oomycete Aphanomyces cochlioides. M. T. Islam. Ph D Thesis (2002), Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
  6. Morphological studies on zoospore of Aphanomyces cochlioides and changes during the interaction with host materials. M. T. Islam, T. Ito, S. Tahara. J. Gen. Plant Pathol. (2001) 67: 255-261. IF: 0.974
  7. Chemotaxis of fungal zoospores, with special reference to Aphanomyces cochlioides. M. T. Islam, S. Tahara. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. (2001) 65: 1933-1948. IF: 1.255
  8. Repellent activity of estrogenic compounds toward zoospores of the phytopathogenic fungus Aphanomyces cochlioides. M. T. Islam, S. Tahara. Z. Naturforsch. (2001) 56c: 253-261. IF: 1.382
  9. Diseases of potato from true potato seed. M. Rafiqul Islam, T. K. Dey, Md. Tofazzal Islam, M. Saifulla and M. U. Ahmed (2001) Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Research 26: 79-86.
  10. Regulated aggregation of rhizoplane bacteria and phytopathogenic fungal zoospores on spinach seedlings. Md. Tofazzal Islam, Toshiaki Ito, Yasuyuki Hashidoko and Satoshi Tahara (2001) Proceedings, the 6th ISRR Symposium, November 11-15, 2001, Nagoya, Japan. pp. 432-433.

1993-2001

  1. Dihydroflavonols from Lannea coromandelica. M. T. Islam, S. Tahara. Phytochemistry (2000) 54: 901-907. IF: 3.044
  2. Effects of time and frequency of irrigation on yield of wheat. H. M. Naser, M. T. Islam, H. H. Begum, M. Idris. Thai J. Agric. Sci. (1999) 32: 205-209.
  3. Concentration of nutrients in wheat plants and grain quality as influenced by different phosphatic fertilizers. M. T. Islam, H. H. Begum. Bangladesh J. Agric. Sci. (1999)26: 45-49.
  4. Effect of Different sources of phosphatic fertilizers on the nutrient uptake by wheat. M. T. Islam, M. S. Ali, H. H. Begum, M. A. K. Chowdhury. Prog. Agric. (1998) 9: 285-288.
  5. Influence of different sources of phosphatic fertilizers on yield and yield attributes of modern wheat. M. T. Islam, M. S. Ali, H. H. Begum and A. K. Chowdhury. Bangladesh J. Agric. Sci.  (1998) 25: 203-208.
  6. Effects of nitrogen on yield attributes of high yield variety aus rice. M. T. Islam, R. K. Bhowmic, M. S. Ali and M. R, Islam. J. National Sci. Coun. Sri Lanka, (1997) 25: 113-119. IF: 0.419
  7. Weeding and nitrogen application as a means for increasing yield and mineral content of wheat under rainfed condition. M. A. H. Chowdhury, M. T. Islam. Thai J. Agric. Sci. (1996) 29: 183-189.
  8. Effect of different sources of sulphur on the yield and yield attributes of rice. M. A. H. Chowdhury, A. K. Majumder and Md. Tofazzal Islam (1995) Bangladesh Journal of Training and Development, 8: 65-68.
  9. Effect of different sources of sulphur on the nutrient uptake by rice. M. A. H. Chowdhury, Md. Tofazzal Islam and A. K. Majumder (1994) Bangladesh Journal of Training and Development 7: 51-56.
  10. Studies on yield and fruit characters of Momordica dioica and M. cochinchinensis genotypes. M. M. Rahman, M. T. Islam and J. Abedin. (1993) BAU Res. Prog. 7: 123-128.
  11. Studies on heterosis in bitter gourd, bottle gourd and ribbed gourd. M. M. Rahman, M. T. Islam and M. Wazuddin (1993) BAU Res. Prog. 7: 129-135.

Patent

Biomass Processing Technology (2017) Md. Tofazzal Islam, Yusuke Yamauchi, Kevin Chia-Wen Wu, and Md Shahriar Al Hossain, Bangladesh Patent Application No. P/BD/2017/000120.

Published Book

1. CRISPR-Cas Methods, M Tofazzal Islam et al. eds., 2019. Springer International, Switzerland. Vol. 1 https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9781071606155

2. Bacilli and Agrobiotechnology: Phytostimulation and Biocontrol, M Tofazzal Islam et al. eds., 2019. Springer International, Switzerland. Vol. 2 https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030151744

3. Bacili and Agrobiotechnology, M Tofazzal Islam et al. eds., 2017. Springer International, Switzerland. Vol. 1 https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319444086

4. Peronosporomycetes Signaling and Interactions. Md. Tofazzal Islam 2019. Springer Publishers, The Netherlands, pp. 260 (approx.) (under process of preparation).

5. Screening and Application of PSB for Rice Production in Acidic Soil. Animesh Sarker and M. Tofazzal Islam.2012. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co KG (ISBN-13:9783846599082). (Germany)

6. Effectively Implementing Information Communication Technology in Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region. 2012. Co-editor. Nova Science Publishers. New York, USA

7. Agricultural Science. A coursebook for HSC. 2012. Co-author. Bangladesh Open School, BOU. Bangladesh.

8. Information and Communication Technology in Education. Md. Tofazzal Islam. 2007. Paragon Enterprises Ltd., Rupayan Center, Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh, ISBN 984-32-3872-9, 230pp. (in Bangla).

9. Soil Science, Graduate, Co-author, December 1996, Bangladesh Open University, Gazipur-1704, Bangladesh, 160 pp. (in Bangla).

10. Forest Nursery, Graduate, Co-author, December 1998, Bangladesh Open University, Gazipur-1704, Bangladesh, 100 pp. (in Bangla)

11. Statistics, Graduate, Co-author, December 1998, Bangladesh Open University, Gazipur-1704, Bangladesh, 312 pp. (in Bangla).

12. Agricultural Science, Certificate, Co-author, December 1996, Bangladesh Open University, Gazipur-1704, Bangladesh.

13. Introductory Agriculture and Environment, Graduate, Editor, December 1996, Bangladesh Open University, Gazipur-1704, Bangladesh, 173 pp. (in Bangla).

14. Seed and Seed Technology, Graduate, Editor, December 1996, Bangladesh Open University, Gazipur-1704, Bangladesh, 63 pp. (in Bangla).

15. Plant Nutrition and Fertilizer Management, Graduate, Editor, December 1997, Bangladesh Open University, Gazipur-1704, Bangladesh, 136 pp. (in Bangla).

Membership and Activities in Professional Organization

  1. Member, American Society for Microbiology, USA
  2. Member, American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, USA
  3. Member, American Phytopathological Society (APS), USA.
  4. Member, National Core Committee for Agricultural Biotechnology, Bangladesh
  5. Life Member, Bangladesh Chemical Society, Bangladesh
  6. Vice-President, Bangladesh Nano Society
  7. Member, DAAD MS and Ph D Scholarship Selection Committee, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  8. General Secretary (2011-2013) & Life Member, The Association of Humboldt Fellows Bangladesh.
  9. General Secretary (2011-2013) & Life Member, The JSPS Alumni Association, Bangladesh.
  10. Life Member, Japanese University Alumni Association, Bangladesh.
  11. Member, Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology and Agrochemistry (JSBBA), Tokyo, Japan
  12. Member, International Allelopathy Society (IAS), India
  13. Member, International Organization for Biological and Integrated Control of Noxious Animals and Plants (IOBC), France
  14. Member, Bangladesh Association for the Advancement of Sciences (BAAS), Dhaka, Bangladesh
  15. Life Member, Bangladesh Krishibid Institution, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  16. Member, Asiatic Society Bangladesh
  17. Head, Media Department, Global Network for Bangladeshi Biotechnologists (GNOBB)
  18. Member, Board of Governors (BOG, highest authority of BOU), Bangladesh Open University (BOU), 1997-1998.
  19. Member, Bangladesh Federation of University Teachers Association in 1995-1996.

Some Selected Invited Talks in Workshop, Seminar, Symposia and Conference

  1. Invited to deliver a talk on “Wheat blast: an emerging threat to global food and nutritional security” in Interchange21 organized by Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, UK on 8 March 2021.
  2. Invited to deliver a plenary talk on “Novel approaches to mitigate the fearsome wheat blast in Bangladesh and beyond” in the 8th International Rice Blast Conference in Chengdu, China on May 27-31, 2019.
  3. Invited to deliver a talk on “International Collaboration, Open Science and Open Data Sharing to Manage Worrisome Wheat Blast in South Asia by Genomics and Genome Editing Approaches” in 6th South Asia Biosafety Conference, 15-17 September 2018, Westin Hotel, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  4. Invited to deliver a lecture on “CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology and it’s potential for improvement of crop plants” in a training workshop on CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing for Crop Improvement, July 15, 2018 at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Bangladesh.
  5. Invited to deliver a keynote lecture on “Open Science and International Collaboration to Tackle the Fearsome Wheat Blast in Asia and Beyond” in the International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP2018) on August 3, 2018, Boston, USA
  6. Invited to deliver a seminar lecture on “Bioactive Natural Products for Managing Plant Diseases” at Crop Bioprotection Research, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Peoria on April 30, 2018, Illinois, USA.
  7. Invited to deliver a Fulbright Outreach Lecture on “Novel genomic and genome editing approaches for detection and mitigation of fearsome wheat blast in Bangladesh and beyond” at Department of Plant Sciences of North Dakota State University on April 20, 2018, Fargo, North Dakota, USA.
  8. Invited to deliver a Fulbright Outreach Lecture on “Understanding molecular cross-talks between plants and probiotic bacteria for sustainable protection and nutrition of crop plants” at Biosciences Department of University of Minnessota on April 20, 2018, Moorhead, Minnesota, USA.
  9. Invited to deliver a Fulbright Outreach Lecture “My journey of unknowns in an emerging tiger (Bangladesh) in South Asia” at North High School on April 20, 2018, Fargo, North Dakota, USA.
  10. Invited to deliver a seminar lecture on “Plant Probiotic Bacteria as Living Tools for Protection and Nutrition of Crop Plantsat AgBiome on April 12, 2018 in Research Triangle Park, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  11. Invited to deliver a Fulbright Outreach Lecture “Plant Probiotics as Sustainable Tools for Nutrition and Protection of Plants” at Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, Athens on April 11, 2018, Athens, Georgia, USA.
  12. Invited to deliver a Fulbright Outreach “Novel bioactive natural products for sustainable management of plant diseases and bioprospecting” at Speciality Plant Biotechnology Research, Fort Valley State University on April 10, 2018, Fort Valley, Georgia, USA  
  13. Invited to deliver a Special Seminar Lecture “Novel Genomic Approaches for Detection and Mitigation of Worrisome Wheat Blast in South Asia” at Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics, University of Georgia, Athens on April 9, 2018, Athens, Georgia, USA.
  14. Participated and delivered a symposium talk on “A new pathotype of Magnaporthe oryzae causing devastating wheat blast disease in multiple continents” in American Phytopathological Society (APS) Potomac Division Annual Meeting 2018, 20-23 March, Ocean City, Maryland, USA.
  15. Delivered an invited Fulbright Outreach Lecture on “Plant Probiotic Bacteria as Tools for Biorational Management of Phytopathogens” at Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaii Manoa on March 12, 2018, Hawaii, USA.
  16. Invited to deliver a Fulbright Outreach Lecture on “Genomic analysis and open data sharing for understanding biology and mitigation of worrisome wheat blast in Bangladesh and Asia” at Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaii Manoa on March 9, 2018, Hawaii, USA.
  17. Participated in the National Plant Diagnostic Network Bioinformatic Workshop held on 5-7 March 2018 at USDA Laboratory in Beltsville, MD, USA.
  18. Invited to deliver a talk on “Integrated Management of Black Root Rot Complex and Crown Rots of Strawberry” in 2018 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention, on January 30 to February 1, 2018 at Harshey Lodge, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
  19. Invited by the Federal Foreign Ministry of Germany to participate in a Study and Research visit to Germany from November 12-18, 2017.
  20. Invited to present a country report titled “Emerging fungal diseases in crop plant and their management for food and nutritional security of Bangladesh” in the Asian Plant Pathology Conference in Jeju Island in South Korea on September 12-16, 2017.
  21. Invited to deliver a keynote lecture titled “International collaboration for understanding biology and sustainable management of fearsome wheat blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae” in the South Asian Biotechnology Conference, Kathmandu, Nepal on March 16-18, 2017.
  22. Invited to deliver a keynote lecture titled “Field pathogenomics and open data sharing approaches for rapid determination of genetic identity and origin of wheat Blast fungus Magnaporthe Oryzae Triticum Pathotype” in the International Conference of Genomics, Nanotechnology and Bioengineering (ICGNB) 2017 at North South University on May 14-16, 2017, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  23. Invited to deliver a keynote lecture in the Bangladesh Association of Biotechnology Graduates on “Field Pathogenomics, Open Data Sharing and International Collaboration for Determination of Origin of Wheat Blast in Bangladesh and Development of Durable Blast Resistant Wheat” at Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka on April 28, 2017.
  24. Invited to participate in the ‘UK Research Councils Global Challenges Research Fund Animal and Plant Health Workshop’ held in London on July 6-7, 2017.
  25. Invited to deliver a lecture on “Discovery of plant probiotic bacteria from native environment and their biotechnological applications for sustainable crop production and bioprospecting” in the International Conference on Sustainable Development 2017 at United International University on February 16-18, 2017, Dhanmondi, Dhaka.
  26. Invited to deliver a seminar lecture on “Genomics and postgenomics approaches for understanding biology and development of blast resistant wheat”, organized by Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council, Dhaka, June 6, 2016.
  27. Invited to deliver a plenary talk on “Field Pathogenomics Approaches for Elucidating Genetic Identity and Origin of Wheat Blast Pathogen and Its Management through Genome Editing Technology”, International Workshop on Mitigating Wheat Blast Pathogen and Beyond, July 26 & 27, 2016, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  28. Invited to deliver a seminar talk on ‘Plant probiotics and their usage as biofertilizers and biopesticides’ at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan on July 17, 2015.
  29. Invited to deliver a seminar lecture on ‘Novel bioactive secondary metabolites for biorational management of peronosporomycete phytopathogens’ at Nagoya University, Japan on July 6, 2015.
  30. Invited to deliver a public lecture on ‘Discovery of bioactive secondary metabolites from marine and terrestrial organisms’ at Institute of Biological Sciences (IBS) of University Putra Malaysia, 17 May, 2015.
  31. Invited to deliver a seminar lecture on “Novel bioactive natural products from marine Streptomyces species” on May 29, 2013 at School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, UK.
  32. Invited to deliver a plenary talk on Biotechnology for Food Security, Sound Health and Clean Environment in the international symposium titled ‘Science for Society’, organized by Bangladesh JSPS Alumni Association on February 24 & 25, 2012 at BARC auditorium, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  33. Delivered a symposium talk on Adaptation to climate change: food security, water resources and rural resilience in western Bangladesh in the science symposium “Climate change, biodiversity and food security” organized by Association of Humboldt Fellows Bangladesh on October 20, 2012 at BSMRAU campus, Gazipur, Bangladesh.
  34. Delivered a lecture on Potentials for Application of Nanomaterials in Agriculture in the first international workshop on nanotechnology on 21-23 September 2012, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  35. Delivered a talk in the 12th Int. Conference on Oomycete Genomics and Genetics Network, May 25-28, 2012, Nanjing, China
  36. Invited to deliver a plenary lecture on “Biotechnology for food security, sound health and clean environment” on February 24 & 25, 2012 in Int. Symp. on “Sci. for Soc.” organized by Bangladesh JSPS Alumni Association, BARC auditorium, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  37. Invited to deliver a talk on „Ecological chemistry of peronosporomycete zoospores‟ on March 29, 2011 at Department of Plant Pathology, Nanjing Agricultural University, Ninjing, China.
  38. Invited to deliver a talk on „Ecochemical interactions between plants and rhizosphere microorganisms’ on March 27, 2011 at University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus, Ningbo, China.
  39. Invited to deliver a talk on „Signaling and interactions between plant and rhizosphere microorganisms’ on March 23, 2011 at Research Center of Eco-environmental Sciences (RCEES), Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China.
  40. Invited to deliver a talk on „Biocontrol of oomycete phytopathogens by rhizobacteria: principle and mechanism of action’ on March 22, 2011 at Institute of Tropical Agriculture, University Putra Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  41. Invited to deliver a talk on „Rhizosphere microorganisms and their interactions with plants’ on March 21, 2011 at University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  42. Invited to deliver a talk on „Ecochemical interactions between plants and rhizosphere microorganisms’ on March 15, 2011 at University of Nottingham, UK sponsored by INSPIRE program under the British Council, UK.
  43. Invited to deliver a lecture on ‘Environment safe sustainable food production by the application of natural resources’ in the seminar on Food Security and Safety organized by Bangladesh Assoc. of Humboldt Fellows on March 5, 2011 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  44. Invited to deliver a lecture on “Biological control of plant diseases by Lysobacter species: principles, mechanisms of action, and future prospects” in The 4th International Conference for The Development of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Asia and Africa to be held on 20-22 January 2011 at Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh.
  45. Invited to deliver a talk on “Ecological chemistry of peronosporomycete zoospores” on December 22, 2010 at Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in Sylhet, Bangladesh.
  46. Invited to deliver a lecture on “Understanding ecological chemistry of zoospores: potentials for environment-friendly management of the peronosporomycete phytopathogens” in the 33rd Annual Conference of Bangladesh Chemical Society on December 10-12, 2010 at Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  47. Invited to deliver a talk on “Prospects for collaborative research in plant microbiology and biotechnology for sustainability and food security in South Asia” in the First Kathmandu Humboldt Kolleg, 15-18 November 2010, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  48. Invited to deliver a lecture titled “Adaptation to climate change: food security, water resources, and rural resilience in western Bangladesh”, at a workshop organized by British Council in UGC Seminar Room, on April 29, 2010, Dhaka.
  49. Invited to deliver a seminar lecture titled “Biocontrol of damping-off disease by rhizoplane bacteria is linked to characteristic plant colonization and disruption of the cytoskeletal network of the phytopathogens” at Julius Kuehn Institute, Institute for Biological Control, Darmstadt, Germany on December 10, 2008.
  50. Invited to deliver Kolloquium Phytomedizin titled “Signal transduction and motility of Plasmopara viticola zoospores affected by leaf extract components of Vitis species” at Department of Crop Science, University of Goettingen on October 15, 2008.
  51. Invited to give an oral presentation titled ‘Signaling and interactions between plants and phytopathogenic Peronosporomycetes’ in the Centennial Meeting 2008 of the Am. Phytopathol. Soc., July 26-30, Minneapolis, USA.
  52. Invited to deliver seminar lecture titled „Mechanisms of biological control of plant diseases by Lysobacter sp. SB-K88‟, at Plant Research International, Wageningen University of Research, on April 10, 2008, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
  53. Invited to deliver a Symposium lecture titled “Chemical ecology of the zoospores of peronosporomycete phytopathogens‟ in the Annu. Meeting Int. Soc. Chem. Ecol., 22-26 July, 2007, Jena, Germany.
  54. Delivered a seminar lecture titled „Ecochemical interaction between plants and plant pathogenic Peronosporomycetes‟ at Institute for Plant Pathology and Plant Protection, May 3, 2007, University of Goettingen, Germany.
  55. Offered to deliver a “Lead Lecture” entitled „Understanding of ecochemical interactions between plants and zoospores: potentials for biorational control of the Peronosoporomycete soilborne phytopathogens‟ in the International Conference on „Sustainable Crop Production in Stress Environments: Management and Genetic Options‟. 9-12 February 2005, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalya, Jabalpur, India.
  56. Invited to give a seminar lecture entitled “Ecochemical interactions between plants and phytopathogenic Peronosporomycetes, with special reference to Aphanomyces cochlioides” at Institut für Pflanzenpathologie und Pflanzenschutz at Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Germany on 16 June 2004, Germany.
  57. Delivered a symposium talk entitled “Ecochemical interactions between plants and zoospores of the phytopathogenic Oomycete Aphanomyces cochlioides” after receiving the Best Young Scientist Award 2003 from Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry (JSBBA), November 7, 2003, Hokkaido, Japan.

Details on Third Party Funding/Grants Received by Prof. M. Tofazzal Islam

Current major projects

  1. Development of blast resistant wheat variety through introgression of Rmg8 and RmgGR119 genes into the local wheat varieties of Bangladesh (PI). Year: 2020-2023. Funded by Research Management Committee, BSMRAU, Gazipur, Bangladesh

Total grants: US$ 10408.28 (approx.)

  • A five-year (2018-2023) project titled “Development of Novel Blast Resistant Wheat Varieties for Bangladesh by Mutation Breeding (PI)” funded by International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria & FAO, Rome, Italy.

Total grants: Euro 44,000.00.

  • A three-year (2018-2021) Project on “Molecular diagnosis, genome epidemiology, biocontrol, and development of durable blast resistant wheat by genome editing (PI)” funded by Krishi Gobeshona Foundation (KGF), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Total grants: US$ 177,500.00 (BDT 1,42,00,000/-).

  • Strengtheningcapacity and establishment of Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (IBGE) at BSMRAU. Funds allocated from the Ministry of Planning and Development of the government of Bangladesh for IBGE for the session (2017-2021).

Total grants for IBGE: US$ 1250,000/- (BDT 10,0000,000/-).

Successfully completed projects

  1. Development of novel blast resistant wheat varieties for Bangladesh by genome editing (2019-2020). The GCRF Foundation Award for Global Agricultural and Food Systems Research, BBSRC, UK. This is a collaborative project of Prof. Nicolas Talbot (Exeter University, UK), Prof. Sophien Kamoun (The Sainsbury University, UK), Dr. Emaa Wellington (National Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology, UK) and Prof. Md Tofazzal Islam (BSMRAU, Bangladesh). Total grants: US$ 864,000/-
  • Reduction of fertilizer use in rice by probiotic bacteria and elucidation of molecular mechanism of rice and bacterial interactions (PI). A Bangladesh Academy of Science – USDA funded project (2018-2020).Total grants: US$ 35,000/-
  • Supplementary Project on Enrichment of facilities for high quality research and education in biotechnology, Department of Biotechnology of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur, Bangladesh (PI). A 3-year sub-project (2017-2018) under the Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project of University Grants Commission of Bangladesh funded by the World Bank. Total grants: US$ 119,000.00 (BDT 9500,000/-).
  • Biological control of wheat blast pathogen by plant probiotic bacteria (PI). A one-year project (January 2017 to December 2017) from the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh, Dhaka. Total grants: US$ 3,750/-
  • Morphological and molecular characterization of the isolates of wheat blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae Triticum pathotype in Bangladesh (PI). A one-year project (2017) funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the government of Bangladesh. Total grants: US$ 4,050/-
  • Development of a convenient molecular diagnostic tool for detection of anthracnose pathogen in asymptomatic strawberry plants and foliage (PI). A nine-month (September 2017 to June 2018) project from the Fulbright Foundation, West Virginia University, WV, USA. Total grants: US$ 31,050/-
  • Enrichment of facilities for high quality research and education in biotechnology, Department of Biotechnology of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur, Bangladesh (PI). A 3-year sub-project (2012-2015) under the Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project of University Grants Commission of Bangladesh funded by the World Bank. Total grants: US$ 330,000.00 (BDT 2,6400,000/-).
  • Renewable energy from animal wastes: Benefits to agriculture and society. A 3-year project (January 2014-December 2016) (PI) in collaboration with University of Nottingham, UK funded by INSPIRE program Round-4 of the British Council, UK. Total grants: US$ 58,000.00 (approx.) 
  • Improving sustainability of strawberry production in Bangladesh through adopting low cost management methods and value added products by small-holder producers (PI). A 2-year project (2013-2015) in collaboration with West Virginia University, USA funded by USDA. Total grants: US$ 44,000.00 
  1. Evaluation of plant probiotics in phosphorus nutrition in rice (PI).  A 12-month project (July 2013 to June 2014) funded by Research Management Committee of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur, Bangladesh. Total grants: US$ 1,250.00 (approx.)
  1. Discovery of biofunctional bacteria and their usage in sustainable agriculture. A 12-month project (PI) (June 2013 to July 2014) funded by the Ministry of Science & ICT, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Total grants: US$ 3,750.00 (approx.) 
  1. Adaptation to climate change: food security, water resources and rural resilience in western Bangladesh (PI). A 3-year project (2010-2013) in collaboration with University of Nottingham, UK funded by INSPIRE program of the British Council, UK. Total grants: US$ 70,000.00 (approx.) 
  1. Discovery of biofunctional environmental bacteria and their usage in agriculture (PI). A 12-month project (July 2012 to June 2013) funded by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur, Bangladesh. Total grants: US$ 1,562 (approx.) 
  1. Herbal medicinal plant extracts as biopesticides against lateblight pathogen Phytophthora capsici (PI). A 12-month project (July 2011 to June 2012) funded by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur, Bangladesh. Total grants: US$ 1,700 (approx.) 
  1. Impacts of climate change on microbial diversity in the mangrove forest, Sundarbans in Bangladesh (PI). A 3-month (March 2013 to May 2013) project, which was funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. Total grants: £ 15,544.00 (approx.) (including monthly fellowship) 
  1. Biological control of soilborne oomycete phytopathogens (PI). A 12-month project (January to December 2011) funded by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur, Bangladesh. Total grants: US$ 1,500 (approx.) 
  1. Plant growth promoting microorganisms and their usage in low input sustainable agriculture (PI). A 12-month project (June 2010 to July 2011) funded by Ministry of Science & ICT, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Total grants: US$ 9,500 (approx.) 
  1. Signal transduction mechanisms of motility and differentiation of peronosporomycete zoospores (PI). A 24-month (April 2007 to March 2009) project was funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. Total grants: US$ 128,744.00 (approx.) (including monthly fellowship of Georg Forster Research Fellowship)
  1. Signalling systems between root and rhizoplane microorganisms and their agricultural usage (PI). A 24-month (April 2003 to March 2005) project was funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Tokyo, Japan. Total grants: US$ 91,663.00 (approx.) (including monthly fellowship/salary) 
  • Regulation of motility, taxis, viability and differentiation of zoospores of oomycete phytopathogens by host and nonhost plant secondary metabolites. Five-year project (5 years) (October 1997 to September 2002) co-funded by Ministry of Science, Technology, Sports and Culture (Monbukagakusho) and the Core Research for Evolutionary Science and Technology (CREST) of Japan from 1997-2002. Total grants: US$ 152,000 (approx.) (including monthly scholarship). 

Courses Offered

Undergraduate

BTL410: Introductory Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, GEB 105: Cell Biology II

GEB 310: Plant Physiology, GEB 306: Environmental Biotechnology, GEB 403: Plant and Animal Tissue Culture, GEB 425: Plant Developmental Biotechnology

Graduate (MS & Ph D level)

BTL 610: Molecular Biology of Cell, BTL 605: Genetic Engineering, BTL 527: Introduction to Ecological Chemistry, BTL 530: Bioactive Natural Products, BTL 532: Environmental Biotechnology and Biosafety, BTL/ PLP 540: General Microbiology, BTL 603: Nanobiotechnology, BTL 604: Bioinformatics

Number of MS and Ph D Student Supervised

Masters: 45 (completed) and 8 (running)

Ph D (Doctoral): 3 (completed), and 2 (running).

Post-doc Researcher: 2 (running) and 2 completed.

Important Administrative, academic and other position (leadership)

  • Director, Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, BSMRAU (April 2019-4/2021).
  • Director (International Affairs) (June to November 2017), BSMRAU, Gazipur, Bangladesh
  • Director (Outreach activity), (July 2014 to June 2015), BSMRAU, Gazipur, Bangladesh
  • Member, Syndicate of Sylhet Agricultural University (2014-2016)
  • Member, National Technical Committee for Crop Biotechnology, Bangladesh
  • Member, Academic Council (2012-2017), Hajee Danesh Science & Technology University, Dinajpur
  • Member, Academic Council, BSMRAU
  • Member, Planning and Development Committee, BSMRAU
  • Member, Board of Governors (BOG, highest authority of BOU), Bangladesh Open University (BOU), 1997-1998.
  • Member, Academic Council, BOU (2004-2010).
  • Dean (in charge), School of Agriculture and Rural Development, BOU.
  • General Secretary, Executive Committee of Bangladesh Open University Teachers Association (BOUTA), 1995-1996.
  • Member, Bangladesh Federation of University Teachers Association in 1995-1996.
  • Member, Executive Committee of BOUTA in 1996-1997, 2002-2003, 2010-2011.
  • Head (July 2010 to date), Department of Biotechnology, BSMRAU, Gazipur, Bangladesh.
  • Member (July 2010 to date), Academic Council, BSMRAU, Gazipur, Bangladesh.
  • Treasurer, Bangladesh Federation of University Teachers Association in 2011-2012.

Involvement of members of organizing/program committees of international conferences

  1. Organized Online International Biotech Symposium on 9-13 March 2021 as Secretary of the Organizing Committee, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  2. Organized a concurrent session on “Wheat Blast – Developing Strategies for Assessing and Managing a Global Threat on the Move” in the ICPP2018 to be held on July 29 to August 3, 2018, Boston, USA.
  3. Chaired a session in the South Asian Biotechnology Conference 2017 in Kathmanadu, Nepal.
  4. Symposium Organizing Secretary, 4th International Symposium of BJSPSAA on “Global Climate Change – Impacts, Vulnerability, and Adaptation“, December 1, 2012, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  5. Symposium Organizing Secretary, Symposium of Association of Alexander von Humboldt Fellows Bangladesh on “Biotechnology and Food Security“, September 20, 2012, BSMRAU, Gazipur, Bangladesh.
  6. Convener, Publication and Publicity Committee, International Workshop on Nanotechnology, 21-23 September 2012, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  7. Chaired the first technical session of the TWAS-ROSEAP Symposium on Industrial Biotechnology, 26-30 August, 2011, Beijing, China
  8. Chaired a session in the Centennial Meeting of the American Phytopathological Society, USA held on July 26-30, 2008 Minneapolis, USA

International Major Collaborators/Referees

Prof. Sophien Kamoun, FRS, and  Prof. Nick Talbot, FRS, FRSB, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich (UK); Prof. Guo-Liang Wang, Ohio State University, USA; Dr. Mahfuzur Rahman, West Virginia University (USA); Prof. Andreas von Tiedemann and Prof. Hartmut Laatsch, University of Goettingen (Germany); Prof. Yukio Tosa, Kobe University (Japan); Prof. Shinya Oba, Gifu University (Japan), Prof. Robert Wick, Massachusetts University (USA); Prof. Helen M. West, University of Nottingham (U.K.); Prof. Yusuyuke Yamauchi, University of Queensland (Australia), Dr. Jae Hee Shin, Korea Institute of Ocean Science (Korea); Prof. Z. Kaijun, Chinese Academy of Science (China); Prof. Piyush Pandey, Assam University (India); Prof. Daniel Croll, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland; Dr. Pierre Gladieux, French National Institute for Agricultural Research (France); Prof. Michael Boehme, Humboldt University Berlin (Germany); Prof. H. Geert, Ghent University (Belgium).

Graduate and Postdoctoral Advisors

  • MS, Ph D & JSPS Postdoc supervisor: Prof. Satoshi Tahara, Laboratory of Ecological Chemistry, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Postdoc under Georg Forster Research Fellowship of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation: Prof. Andreas von Tiedemann, Department of Crop Sciences – Division of Plant Pathology and Crop Protection, University of Goettingen, Germany
  • Postdoc under Commonwealth Fellowship: Prof. Michele L. Clarke, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Fulbright Visiting Scholar: Prof. Daniel Panaccione, Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design, West Virginia University, USA.

Community Services

  • Elected President, Bangabandhu Shiekh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University Teachers Association (2020-2021)., Bangladesh
  • General Secretary, Ganotantrik Shikkhok Parishad, BSMRAU, Gazipur, Bangladesh
  • Chief Patron (2015 to date), Bijoynagar Students Welfare Organization, Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh
  • Advisor, Community of Biotechnology, Bangladesh
  • Advisor, Science Porter, Bangladesh
  • Chief Patron, Bijoynagar Chatra Kollayan Parishad, Bijoynagar, Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh
  • Advisor (2015 to date), Dream for Disability Foundation (a non-profit making organization for People’s with disabilities in Bangladesh).
  • Member (2014 to date), Governing Committee, Unnnayan Dhara (an NGO involved in sustainable crop production and livelihood of farmers), Jhenaidah, Bangladesh
  • Elected Vice-President (VP) (1992-93), Shaheed Nazmul Ahsan Hall Chatra Sangsad,BAU, Bangladesh

Some Media Appearances

  1. My lecture on our research on wheat blast in South Asia Biotechnology Conference 2017 in Dhaka at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN5_DBz4nj0&t=205s
  2. My interview titled Blast from the Past published in Common Knowledge by Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, UK. Please see at http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/common-knowledge/common-knowledge-issue-7/
  3. A TV program on our research on mitigation of wheat blast. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqbgCAu3u1U&fbclid=IwAR12yd2CYXwf-wS3F8qflvyNDmqRq83dwUQiW4gTM0nwAna6A_jQRwN0VxU
  4. Another TV program on our research on mitigation of wheat blast. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6431GNMROho&t=416s&fbclid=IwAR2QxoMvIsjSPw5BksZ4ZFrhWhsA-E5sSfUK1vyAp7BRjcSiuxmGLgGKyv4