Dr. Asif Ahmed

Dr. Asif Ahmed is currently working as Professor in Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Discipline, Khulna University where he is working since 2005. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the same department in 2003. Later on, in 2009 he completed his MS in Prof. Ae Nim Pae's Molecular Modeling lab in Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST). Then he joined Prof. Paul A Millner;s Biosensor and Bionanotechnology lab in University of Leeds, UK and obtained PhD in 2015. In Khulna University Mr. Ahmed has contributed toward syllabus and curricula development, lecturing in undergraduate and MS, thesis supervision and other relevant academic and non academic duties. He has also acted as reviewer in some renowned journals related to his research field.


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Leeds, United Kingdom


Master of Science (MS), Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea


Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Khulna University, Bangladesh


S.S.C and H.S.C, Khulna Public College, Khulna, Bangladesh

Biosensor, Molecular Modeling, Medical Biotechnology and Public Health, Science Education and Policy

Current Research Project/Collaboration

SL Title Research Role Awarded Date Completion Date Funding Agency
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Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Discipline, Khulna University
Professor- June 2022-
Associate Professor: January 2012- June 2022
Assistant Professor: January 2008- January 2012
Lecturer: January 2005- January 2008

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Research Articles:


    22. Ahmed A* and Rahman MM, 2022. Critical Analysis of the Possible Determining Factors of COVID-19 Epidemiological Trend in Bangladesh: A Review. Bangladesh Journal of Infectious Diseases. Vol 8 No 1, 2021 (online on 30 Jan 2022)

    21. Tasin F R, Ahmed A, Halder, D and Mandal C, 2022. On-going consequences of in utero exposure of Pb: An epigenetic perspective. Journal of Applied Toxicology. Published online12 January 2022


    20. Rahman M M, Hasan M and Ahmed A*, 2021. Potential detrimental role of soluble ACE2 in severe COVID‐19 comorbid patients. Reviews in Medical Virology. Published online 10 January 2021


    19. Salekeen R, Ahmed A, Islam ME, Billah MM, Rahman H and Islam KMD. 2020.  In-silico screening of bioactive phytopeptides for novel anti-Ageing therapeutics. Journal of Biomolecular Structure and DynamicsPublished online: 15 Dec 2020. DOI

    18. Salekeen R, Mou SN, Islam ME, Ahmed A, Billah, MM, Rahman SMM, and Islam KMD. 2020. Predicting multi-enzyme inhibition in the arachidonic acid metabolic network by Heritiera fomes extracts. Journal of Biomolecular Structure and DynamicsPublished online: 07 Dec 2020. DOI

    17. Ahmed A*, Haque T and Rahman M M. 2020. Lifestyle acquired immunity, decentralized intelligent infrastructures and revised healthcare expenditures may limit pandemic catastrophe: a lesson from COVID-19. Frontiers in Public Health. DOI

    16. Afroz M, Akter S, Ahmed A, Rouf R, Shilpi JA, Tiralongo E, Sarker SD, Gorannson U, and Uddin SJ. 2020, Ethnobotany and antimicrobial peptides from plants of the Solanaceae family: an update and future prospects. Frontiers in Pharmacology. 11:565. DOI

    15. Sultana Z, Uddin SN and Ahmed A*. 2017. Role of environmental and genetic factors in autism spectrum disorder. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical Univ J 10: 76-83 https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v10i2.32385

    14. Hazra S, Joshi H, Ghosh BK,  Ahmed A, Gibson T, Millner PA and Ghosh NN. 2017. Development of a Ru Nanoparticle Loaded Thiol Functionalized Meso Porous Silica Modified Screen Printed Au Electrode for Electrochemical Detection and Estimation of Glucose. J. of Nanosci. and Nanotechnol. 17(2): 1163-1170. https://doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2017.12714


     13. Hazra S, Joshi H, Ghosh BK,  Ahmed A, Gibson T, Millner PA and Ghosh NN. 2015. Development of a novel and efficient H2O2 sensor by simple modification of a screen printed Au electrode with Ru nanoparticle loaded functionalized mesoporous SBA15. RSC Adv 5: 34390-34397. https://doi.org/10.1039/C5RA02712H


    12. Ahmed A*, Rushworth JV, Hirst NA and Millner PA. 2014. Biosensors for Whole-Cell Bacterial Detection (Review). Clinical Microbiology Reviews 27 (3): 631-646. doi: 10.1128/CMR.00120-13

    11. Goode JA, Ahmed A, Pike D, Millner PA, Kapur N and Stewart D. 2014. Comparative Electrochemical Analysis of Two Flow Cell Systems. Journal of The Electrochemical Society 161: B143-B146. http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/2.073406jes


    10. Rushworth JV, Ahmed A and Millner PA. 2013. Midland blotting: a rapid, semi-quantitative method for biosensor surface characterization. Journal of Biosensors and Bioelectronics 4:1-7. DOI: 10.4172/2155-6210.1000146

    9. Rushworth JV, Ahmed A, Griffiths HH, Pollock NM, Hooper NM and Millner PA. 2013. A label-free electrical impedimetric biosensor for the specific detection of Alzheimer's amyloid-beta oligomers. Biosens Bioelectron 56: 83-90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bios.2013.12.036

    8. Ahmed A*, Rushworth JV, Wright JD and Millner PA. 2013. Novel Impedimetric Immunosensor for Detection of Pathogenic Bacteria Streptococcus pyogenes in Human Saliva. Anal Chem 85: 12118-12125. https://doi.org/10.1021/ac403253j

    7. Rushworth JV, Hirst NA, Goode JA, Pike DJ, Ahmed A and Millner PA. 2013. Impedimetric biosensors for medical applications: current progress and challenges. ASME, 2 Park Avenue, NY. (Monograph). https://doi.org/10.1115/1.860243


    6. Ahmed A, Nagarajan S, Doddareddy MR, Cho YS and Pae AN. 2011. Binding Mode Prediction of 5-Hydroxytryptamine 2C Receptor Ligands by Homology Modeling and Molecular Docking Analysis. B Korean Chem Soc 32: 2008-2014. https://doi.org/10.5012/bkcs.2011.32.6.2008

    5. Nagarajan S, Ahmed A, Choo H, Cho YS, Oh KS, Lee BH, Shin KJ and Pae AN. 2011. 3D QSAR pharmacophore model based on diverse IKKbeta inhibitors. Journal of molecular modeling 17: 209-218. DOI: 10.1007/s00894-010-0714-8


    4. Ahmed A, Choo H, Cho YS, Park WK and Pae AN. 2009. Identification of novel serotonin 2C receptor ligands by sequential virtual screening. Bioorgan Med Chem 17: 4559-4568. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bmc.2009.05.003

    3. Sobhani ME, Haque N, Islam ATMK, Salma U, Ahmed A, Mukti IJ and Haque AKMF. 2008. Brief naturalistic stressors cause shift of TH1 to TH2 cytokine response and increase diseasse susceptibility. Biotechnology, 7(4), 623-629

    2. Huda, M.N.; Ahmed, A.; Mandal, C.; Alam, K.A.; Reza M.S.H. and Wadud, A. 2007. In vitro morphogenic responses of different explants of stevia (Stevia rebaudiana Bert.). International Journal of Agricultural Research, 2 (12): 1006-1013

    1. Sobhani ME, Islam ATMK, Chowdhury E.K, Haque N, Wahiduzzaman AKM, Ahmed A, Morshed AHG, Masood SMA, and Marufuzzaman M. 2006. Stress induced neuro-endocrine-immune system alteration and its relation with autoimmune/inflammatory diseases: A review. Khulna University Studies, 7(1): 99-106

[* indicates role as corresponding author]

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Fundamental about material, devices, systems and application of nanoscience in the field of biotechnology.


Medical and Diagnostic Microbiology

The course covers advanced molecular pathogenesis and diagnosis of important disease causing organisms.

Bioinformatics (Theory and sessional)

The theory and application of computer science to store, manage, retrieve and use biological data to improve knowledge.

Bioprocess Engineering (Theory and sessional)

Different aspects of bioprocess engineering as part of industrial biotechnology.

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  • Medical and Diagnostic Microbiology
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