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




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Dr. Kazi Mohammed Didarul Islam

An enthusiastic and proactive biotechnology professional with eighteen years of parallel experience in education and research. Research initiatives are mainly focused in the arena of healthcare and food, mostly employing the approaches of molecular bioscience and biomolecular engineering. Strong interest in educating students and sharing knowledge to broader audience in research and academia.

PhD in Biology (specialization in Molecular Biotechnology; 2003 to 2007)

Department of Molecular Biology, Albrecht von Haller Institute, Georg August University Goettingen, Germany

Thesis: Development of an orthogonal ligand-receptor pair based on synthetic estrogen analogs and engineered estrogen receptor for transcriptional regulation.


MSc in Biology (specialization in Plant Cell Biotechnology; 2001 to 2003)

Department of Pharmacognosy, Leiden-Amsterdam Center for Drug Discovery, Leiden University, The Netherlands

Thesis: Transport of vindoline and catharanthine into the vacuole of Catharanthus roseus.


Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology (1995 to 2000)

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

Thesis: Adaptation of reovirus on Vero cell line.

Molecular Biotechnology, Natural Products Biotechnology, Functional Foods. 

Quality Assurance Expert (Subject Matter Specialist), Higher Education Quality Enhancement Program (HEQEP), (July 2017- June 2018).


Visiting Professor, Department of Horticulture, Sunchon National University, South Korea (July-August 2016).


Visiting Professor, Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Jahangir Nagar University, Bangladesh (February-June 2015).


Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Biological Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuantan, Malaysia (December 2011- May 2012)


Assistant Director, Khulna University Research Cell, Khulna University, Bangladesh (January 2008- December 2013).


Research Assistant, German Research Foundation (DFG) at Georg August University Goettingen, Germany, (September 2003- March 2007).


Research Scientist, Development of Biotechnology and Environmental Conservation Center (DEBTEC), Dhaka, Bangladesh, (April 2001- August 2002)


Tanim KM, Roy B and Islam KMD (2012Role of Bcl-2 Family Proteins in Mitochondrial Pathway of Apoptosis: Molecular Mechanism, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, ISBN: 978-3659233234.


Book Chapter

Islam KMD (2012) Probiotics and Health. In: Yunus K (Ed.) Frontiers in Science and Technology, IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, ISBN: 978-9674182403, pp. 1-43.


Original Article


Aunjum A, Biswas R, Ullah M, Billah MM, Islam ME and Islam KMD (2019) Bioactivity analysis of Sarcolobus globosus Wall., a mangrove plant of the Sundarbans, Journal of the Bangladesh Agricultural University 17(4), 476-482.


Biswas R, Rahman SMM, Islam KMD, Billah MM, Aunjum A, Nurunnabi TR, Kundu SK, Islam ME (2019) Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory, and Anticoagulation Properties of Aegiceras corniculatum and Acanthus ilicifolius. Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Research 5 (3) :35-44.


Islam ME, Rahman S, Sohrab MH, Biswas R, Ullah M and Islam KMD (2019) Concordance of antioxidant and anti-Inflammatory activity in Xylocarpus granatum (Koen), Journal of the Bangladesh Agricultural University 17(4), 466-475.


Aunjum A, Biswas R, Nurunnabi TR, Rahman SMM, Islam ME and Islam KMD (2019) Antioxidant and antibacterial activity of three herbs belonging to Zingiber genus of Bangladesh, Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine.


Islam ME, Islam KMD, Billah MM, Biswas R, Sohrab MH, Rahman SMM (2019) Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity of Heritiera fomes (Buch. -Ham), a mangrove plant of the Sundarbans. Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine.


Mahmud-Al-Rafat A, Majumder A, Taufiqur Rahman KMT, Hasan AMM, Islam KMD, Taylor-Robinson AW and Billah MM (2019) Decoding the enigma of antiviral crisis: Does one target molecule regulate all? Cytokine 115: 13-23,


Das A, Nurunnabi TR, Parveen R, Mou AN, Islam ME, Islam KMD and Rahman SM (2019) Isolation and characterization of indole acetic acid producing bacteria from rhizosphere soil and their effect on seed germination, International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 8(3): 1237-1245. doi:


Alam F, Islam KD and Rahman SMM (2018) Variability among selected guava (Psidium gujava L.) varieties revealed by morphology and RAPD marker, Jahangirnagar University Journal of Biological Sciences, 7(2): 89-98.


Afrin S, Pervin R, Sabrin F, Rony SR, Sohrab MH, Islam ME, Islam KMD and Billah MM (2016) Assessment of antioxidant, antibacterial and preliminary cytotoxic activity of chloroform and methanol extracts of Caesalpinia crista L. leaf, Bangladesh Journal of Botany 45(5): 1061-1068.


Afrin S, Pervin R, Sabrin F, Rony SR, Sohrab MH, Islam KMD and Billah MM (2016) In vitro antioxidant, antimicrobial and preliminary cytotoxic activity of Cynometra ramiflora- a mangrove plant, Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences, 6(2): 844-850; doi: 10.15414/jmbfs.2016.6.2.844-850.


Islam T, Khan MIH, Afroz KF, Rahman MZ, Hossain MS, Islam ME, Billah MM, Islam KD (2016) Effective identification of  Lactobacillus paracasei ssp. Paracasei-1 by 16s-23s rRNA intergenic spacer region sequencing, Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences, 6(1): 695-701; doi: 10.15414/jmbfs.2016.6.1.695-701.


Pervin R, Afrin S, Sabrin F, Zohora US, Rahman MS, Islam KD and Billah MM (2016) Antioxidant, antibacterial and brine shrimp lethality bioassay of Amoora cucullata, a mangrove plant, Journal of Young Pharmacist, 8(1): 33-38; doi: 10.5530/jyp.2016.1.8


Rony IKBaten ABloomfield JAIslam MEBillah MM and Islam KD (2015) Inducing pluripotency in vitro: recent advances and highlights in induced pluripotent stem cells generation and pluripotency reprogramming, Cell Proliferation, 48(2):140-56. doi: 10.1111/cpr.12162.


Rahman H, Hasan CK, Ahmed M, Islam KD and Hossain MA (2015) Promising natural products against nosocomial infections, European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience, 3(1): 63-85.


Rahman A, Afroz M, Islam R, Islam KD, Hossain MA and Na M (2014) In vitro antioxidant potential of the essential oil and leaf extracts of Curcuma zedoaria Rosc., Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science, 4(2): 107-111; doi: 10.7324/JAPS.2014.40217.


Uddin MJ, Akhter MS, Islam KMD and Billah MM (2014) Study on cytotoxic activity of Clerodendrum inerme and Caesalpinia crista by brine shrimp lethality bioassay, International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, 8(4): 1574–1580.


Honi U, Sabrin F, Islam T, Islam ME, Billah MM and Islam KD (2013) Enzymatic activity and antibiotic resistance profile of Lactobacillus paracasei ssp. Paracasei-1 isolated from regional yogurts of Bangladesh, Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences, 3(3): 235-239.


Pervin R, Sabrin F, Billah MM, Islam KMD, Elmezughi J and Shilpi JA (2012) Antibacterial and cytotoxic activity of Meyna spinosa stem, Turkish Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 9(2): 225-230.


Islam T, Sabrin F, Islam ME, Billah M and Islam KMD (2012) Analysis of antimicrobial activity of Lactobacillus paracasei ssp. Paracasei-1 isolated from regional yogurt, International Research Journal of Applied Life Sciences, 1(4): 80-89.


Shilpi JA, Islam ME, Billah M, Islam KMD, Sabrin F, Uddin SJ, Nahar L, and Sarker SD (2012) Antinociceptive, anti-Inflammatory, and antipyretic activity of mangrove plants: A mini review, Advances in Pharmacological Sciences, Volume 2012, Article ID 576086, doi:10.1155/2012/576086.


Rahman A, Afroz M, Islam KMD, Rokonuzzaman, Islam MR, Al-Reza SM, Sattar MA (2012) Chemical composition and antibacterial properties of essential oil and organic extracts of Curcuma zedoaria leaf, Journal of Essential Oil-Bearing Plants, 15(5): 131-139.


Sabrin F, Hasan MN, Rahman MM, Islam KD and Billah MM (2011) Investigation on antimicrobial activities of the two selected shrubs, Clerodendrum inerme and Caesalpinia crista, from the Sundarbans, Journal of Innovation and Development Strategy, 5(2): 62-69.


Haque MZ, Akter F, Hossain KM and Islam KMD (2010) Isolation, identification and analysis of probiotic properties of Lactobacillus spp. from selective regional yoghurts, World Journal of Dairy and Food Sciences, 5(1): 39-46


Islam KMD, Dilcher M, Thurow C, Vock C, Krimmelbein I, Tietze L, Gonjalez V, Zhao H and Gatz C (2009) Directed evolution of estrogen receptor proteins with altered ligand binding specificities, Protein Engineering, Design and Selection, 22: 45-51; doi:10.1093/protein/gzn067.


Tietze LF, Vock CA, Krimmelbein IK, Wiegand JM, Nacke L, Ramachandar T, Islam KMD and Gatz C (2008) Synthesis of novel structurally simplified estrogen analogues, Chemistry European Journal, 14: 3670 – 3679; doi: 10.1002/chem.200701600.


Islam KMD, Roytrakul S and Verpoorte R (2005) Transport of vindoline and catharanthine into the isolated vacuole of Catharanthus roseusEuropean Journal of Biotechnology, 27: 312-319


Ahmed T, Hossain KM, Billah MM, Ahsan M, Islam KMD and Islam ME (2004) Adaptation of Newcastle disease virus (NDV) on Vero cell line, International Journal of Poultry Science, 3 (2): 153-156


Begum F, Islam KMD, Paul RN, Mehedi M and Rani S (2003) In vitro propagation of emetic nut Randia dumetorum (lamb.), Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, 41: 1479-1481.


Islam KMD, Ahmed T, Ahasan MM, Billah MM, Islam ME and Hossain KM (2003) Adaptation of reovirus on Vero cell line, Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 2 (8): 425-429


Shrestha P, Ahsan MM, Islam KMD, Islam ME, Mitra S and Islam MR (2003) Seroprevalence of infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV)-specific antibody in chicken, Pakistan Journal of Biological Science, 6 (14):1234-1240.


Aryal P, Hossain KM, Islam KMD and Mitra S (2003) Seroprevalence of Newcastle disease virus (NDV)-specific antibody in chicken, Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 2 (6): 366-371.