Email:

    ayesha@bge.ku.ac.bd


    Contact:

    +880-1711-398312

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    Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Discipline Life Science School, Khulna University Khulna-9208, Bangladesh.


Ayesha Ashraf, PhD
Professor

Professor Dr. Ashraf is one of the pioneering female scientists in the field of Animal Biotechnology in Bangladesh. She was appointed as a faculty member of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Discipline, Khulna University in 1997. Apart from her academic activities, she has also garnered numerous accolades for additional roles both in the discipline and university administration. Dr. Ashraf has been well-reputed as an active and experienced academic and her laboratory is always welcoming to enthusiastic researchers and collaborators.

Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Breeding and Genetics 

Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
Passing Year: 2011
PhD Dissertation: Genetic characterization of cattle in Bangladesh

Master of Science in Animal Breeding and Genetics

Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh

Passing Year: 1998 

Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Animal Husbandry 

Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh

Passing Year: 1993 (Exam held in 1996)

    Professor Dr. Ashraf is actively involved in research activities in the following areas:

      • Animal Genetics and Breeding
      • Animal Biotechnology
      • Food Biotechnology
      • Epigenetics

      On-going Research Projects

      1.      Project Title: Morphological and molecular characterization of Magnaporthe oryzae isolated from wheat and investigating genotype responses of different maize (Zea mays) hybrids for salinity tolerance

      Role: Principal Investigator

      Duration: 2 Years

      Funding Source: Khulna University Research Cell, Khulna University, Bangladesh

      2.      Project Title: Delineation of antibiotic resistant bacteria isolated from selected poultry farms in Khulna district

      Role: Co-Principal Investigator

      Duration: 2 Years

      Funding Source: Khulna University Research Cell, Khulna University, Bangladesh

Current Research Project/Collaboration

SL Title Research Role Awarded Date Completion Date Funding Agency
1 1. Delineation of antibiotic resistant bacteria isolated from selected poultry farms in Khulna district

Professional Affiliations

Khulna UniversityKhulna,Bangladesh

Academic Appointments
 
Professor
Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Discipline

Duration: From 2008
Associate Professor
Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Discipline

Duration: 2004-2008
Assistant Professor
Biotechnology Discipline

Duration: 2000-2004
Lecturer
Biotechnology Discipline

Duration: 1997-2000
Administrative Appointments
 
Discipline He
ad
Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Discipline
Duration: 2017-2020
Member
University Syndicate
Duration: 2018-2020
Provost
Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib Hall
Duration: 2018-2021
 
Member
Examination Disciplinary Committee
Duration: 2019-Present
Member
School of Studies, Life Science
Duration: 2011-2012 and 2017-2020
Member
University Scholarship Committee
Duration: 2019-2021

Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Member
National Technical Committee on Human Resource Development,
National Technical Committee on Biotechnology
Krishibid Institution Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Member
Jashore University of Science and Technology, Jashore, Bangladesh
Specialist Committee Member
B.Sc. (Hons.) and MS Curriculum Design Committee
Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
Duration: 2019-2020

Relevant Training and Professional Development 

Training Programs
       United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Regional Office for Asia and Pacific

Comprehensive Disaster Management Program Training
Duration: 2019 (5 days)

       International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

Visiting Scientist through TWAS Fellowship
Duration: 2007-2008

        University of Wales Swansea, United Kingdom

Research Program, Department of Molecular Biology, School of Biological Science through ACU Titular Fellowship
Duration: 2002 (6 months)

British Council Higher Education Link Program and Khulna University, Bangladesh

Training Course on Quantitative Sampling and Statistical Methods
Duration: 1999 (2 months)


Attended Seminars, Workshops and Conferences 

1st International Conference on Environment- Climate Change and Ecosystem Restoration
Date and Venue: February 19-20; 2022 Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh 

Phytochemical society Europe 1st natural product scientists summit
Session Chair
Date and Venue: January 16-18; 2020 Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh 

       Seminar on food safety and biotechnology: Bangladesh perspective
Date and Venue: March 10-11, 2019; Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Bangladesh 

       International conference on animal breeding for poverty alleviation
Date and Venue: November 8-9, 2007; International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

       Workshop on recent advances in livestock genotyping in Bangladesh–genotyping of goats and buffaloes for breed/type determination
Date and Venue: May 10, 2007; Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council, Dhaka, Bangladesh

       United States Department of Agriculture project review workshop
Date and Venue: March 18-20, 2007; Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh

       Workshop on animal breeding strategies in Bangladesh
Date and Venue: November 26, 1998; Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh

Selected Grants and Fellowships

UGC PhD Fellowship
Duration: 2005-2011
Funding Source: University Grants Commission, Bangladesh

TWAS Fellowship for Research and Advanced Training
Duration: 2007-2008
Funding Source: The World Academy of Sciences, Italy

ACU Titular Fellowship
Duration: 2000-2001 
Funding Source: Association of Commonwealth Universities, United Kingdom

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Supervision

SL Title Degree Role Start Date End Date
No Supervision Available

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Selected Publications by Professor Dr. Ashraf

Conference Proceedings and Presentations

1. Haque I, Habib A, Ashraf A. Biodegradation of textile azo dye by native bacterial isolates. 1st International Conference on Environment- Climate change and ecosystem restoration, Souvenir and Abstract, ICES-A35, Khulna University, Bangladesh. (2022).
2.  Islam S, Habib A, Ashraf A, Munira .Genome analysis of coronavirus in Bangladesh. International conference- Research Symposium at the 3rd edition of Darwin,2nd-5th December, 2021, virtually
3.    Salekeen R, Habib A, Ashraf A. Senolytic activity of selected NRF2-interacting phytocompounds. Phytochemical Society Europe           1st Natural Product Scientists Summit Proceedings. Khulna University, Bangladesh. (2020)
4.   Kundu S, Islam M T,  Ashraf A, Habib A. Characterization of Wheat Blast Fungus in Bangladesh. Phytochemical Society Europe 1st Natural Product Scientists Summit Proceedings. Khulna University, Bangladesh. (2020)
5.    Ashraf A, Bhuiyan AKFH, Tapio M, Faruque MO. Genetic diversity and relationship of indigenous cattle population in Bangladesh based on microsatellite analysis. 15th International Congress on Biotechnology in Animal Reproduction Proceedings. Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh. *Best Presentation Award (2008)

Peer Reviewed Scholarly Articles

1. Hassan, M M; Uddin, S; Bhowmik, A; Ashraf, A; Islam, M M and Rokeya, B. 2022. Phytochemical screening and antidiabetic effects of fruit rind of Momordica dioica roxb. on streptozocin induced type 2 diabetic rats. Heliyon, Volume 8, Issue 1, ISSN 2405-8440, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2022.e08771. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2405844022000597)

2.    Khan MNM, Islam KK, Ashraf A, Barman NC. A review on genome editing by CRISPR-Cas9 technique for cancer treatment. WCRJ 2020; 7: e1510. 10.32113/wcrj_20203_1510. (2020)

3.    Kundu S, Ashraf A, Habib A. Synthesis of benign silver nanoparticles to enhance antibacterial activity of Azadirachta indica. Int J Agric Environ Bio-res. 04. 122-138. 10.35410/IJAEB.2019.4466. (2019)

4.    Jahan B, Ashraf A, Rahman MA, Asare OE, Molla MHR, Megwalu FO, Chowdhury SH, Shaikh MM. Rearing of high yielding turkey poults: problems and future prospects in Bangladesh: a review. SF J Biotech Biomed Eng 1008. (2018)

5.    Ali MK, Ashraf A, Biswas NN. Analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-diarrheal activities of ethanolic leaf extract of Typhonium trilobatum L. Schott. Asian Pac J Trop Biomed. 2. 722-6. 10.1016/S2221-1691(12)60217-2. (2012)

6.    Islam SS, Ali A, Ashraf A, Khanam N, Mohammad A. Causes and consequences of calf mortality in a dairy farm of Bangladesh. J Anim Vet Adv; 5(2):260-264. (2005)

7.    Islam SS, Ali A, Ashraf A, Khanam N. Genetic and phenotypic parameters on reproductive traits of crossbred cattle in a selected farm of Bangladesh. J Biol Sci; 4(4):452-455. 10.3923/pjbs.2004.1269.1273.t. (2004)

8.    Ashraf A, Islam SS, Khatun MR. Study on the birth weight and gestation length of Nili, indigenous and their crosses at buffalo breeding and development farm, Bagerhat, Bangladesh. Khulna Uni Stud; 3(2):527-529. (2001)