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Dr. Nripendra Nath Biswas

Associate Professor

Research Interest:

Ø  Natural product chemistry especially collection, isolation, purification, Pharmacology.

Ø Organic synthesis targeting bioactive natural products as well as their pharmacological evaluation with the aim to develop novel drug molecules. 








The University of New South Wales, Australia


Medicinal Chemistry


B. Pharm

Khulna University, Bangladesh



First Class  Marks:74.74%

H. S. C.

Jashore, Bangladesh



First Division

Marks: 75.90%

S. S. C.

Jashore, Bangladesh



First Division

Marks: 83.10%


Professional Training Courses attended

1.      In-Plant Training: Completed a four weeks “In-plant Training Programme” in Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited, Tongi, Gazipur, Bangladesh in May, 2002 Training Areas: Granulation, Compression, Coating, Penicillin, Non-penicillin, Cream and Ointment, Warehouse, Dispensing, Quality Assurance, Research &  Development, Quality Control, Engineering and in the Marketing Department.

2.  Training Program: Attended in “Work environment, Health and Safety Improvement in Mills and Factories” organized by Mills and Factories Inspection Department, Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh at Dhaka, Bangladesh  held on April 09, 2005 to April 13, 2005.

3.      Training Program: Attended in “Tablet Coating School” organized by Colorcon Asia Private Limited, Verna, Goa, India held on December 10, 2007 to December 12, 2007.

4.      Training: Participated in the “Training on Teaching and Research Methodology” organized by Research cell of Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh held on 23 - 24 November, 2008.

5.      Workshop: Attended in the workshop on “Writing Scientific Papers and Project Proposals”   organized by Research cell of Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh held on 30th June, 2009.

6.      Training Program: Attended in “Foundation Training for University Teachers” organized by Graduate Training Institute (GTI). Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh and Financed by University Grants Commission, Bangladesh held on March 20, 2010 to May 14, 2010.

7.      Laboratory Safety Training” organized by The University of new South Wales (UNSW) on April 2012.

8.      Attended the training program titled “training for science tutor or demonstrator” organized by Faculty of Science, UNSW, Australia, 2013-2014. (Certificate awarded).

9.      Attended **Chemistry Only** Extinguishe (First attempt on Fire Fighting) organized by University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 2014 (Certificate awarded).

Language Proficiency

Bengali: Mother Tongue

English: Good at speaking, writing, reading and listening; Medium of instruction in 

            Undergraduate and PhD study was English.

IELTS Score: 6.5 (Date of test taken: 17/02/2011)

Computer Skills

Have sufficient skills in MS-office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.). Also familiar with web based resources and communication. I can process results using different NMR softwares including Bruker-topspin, MestRenova. Extensively using chemistry softwares including Chemdraw Ultra, Chemsketch. Familiar with some Statistical and referencing software like ANOVA and Graphpad Prism etc.


A registered “A grade” Pharmacist (Registration Number A-2255) by Bangladesh Pharmacy Council (BPC).

Personal Details

Parent’s Name             : Sreepati Biswas; Gita Rani Biswas

 Nationality                    : Bangladeshi

Permanent Address     : Village: Chukinagar (Garapara), Post office: Arpara (7620),

Police Station: Shalikha, District: Magura, Bangladesh.


12 Years Teaching and Research experience  in Khulna University, Bangladesh. 

4 Years PhD research in UNSW, Australia (Organic synthesis and Microbiological assays targeting bacterial Quorum Sensing inhibition).

Already supervised  37 undergraduate and 6 MS students and now 10 students are continuing their bachelor and MS thesis under my direct supervision.

As a principal investigator I have completed 2 projects funded by KURC and another project funded by UGC are ongoing on diuretic and laxative properties of mangrove plants.

I was a member of Purchase Committee for Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project-HEQEP (CP-6143) in Pharmacy Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh conducted in the year of 2017-2018.

Attended many national and international research seminar and presented own research work.

6 Years Pharmaceutical Industrial experience as Production pharmacist in BeximcoPharmaceuticals Ltd. Bangladesh.


1.     Pabitra Kumar Sardar, Shrabanti Dev, Md. Abdullah Al Bari, Susmita Paul, Mst. Sanzida Yeasmin, Asish Kumar Das, Nripendra Nath Biswas*. Antiallergic, Anthelmintic and Cytotoxic potentials of dried aerial parts of Acanthus ilicifolius L" Clinical Phytoscience, 2018, 4:34 (DOI: 10.1186/s40816-018-0094-7).

 2.    Apurba Kumar Barman, Arabindu Kha, Kishore Kumar Sarkar, Shrabanti Dev, Asish Kumar Das, Nripendra Nath Biswas*. Antioxidant, Antibacterial and Toxicity studies of aerial parts Ludwigia adscendens L. Khulna University Studies, 2018, 15 (1): 23-36.

 3.   Md Khirul Islam, Amit Kumar Acharzo, Sanjib Saha,  Hemayet Hossain,  Jamil A. Shilpi,  Asish Kumar Das and  Nripendra Nath Biswas*. Bioactivity studies on Zanthoxylum budrunga wall (Rutaceae) root bark. Clinical Phytoscience, 2018, 4:24.

 4.      Nripendra Nath Biswas, George M. Iskander, Marcin Mielczarek, Tsz Tin Yu, David StC Black and Naresh Kumar. Alkyne-Substituted Fimbrolide Analogues as Novel Bacterial Quorum-Sensing Inhibitors. Australian Journal of Chemistry, 2018, 71(9), 708-715.

5.      Basmah Almohaywi, Aditi Taunk, Daniel S. Wenholz, Shashidhar Nizalapur, Nripendra N. Biswas, Kitty K. K. Ho, Scott A. Rice, George Iskander, David StC. Black, Renate Griffith and Naresh Kumar. Design and Synthesis of Lactams Derived from Mucochloric and Mucobromic Acids as Pseudomonas aeruginosa Quorum Sensing Inhibitors. Molecules, 2018, 23(5), 1106.

 6.      Utpal Kumar Karmakar, Sharmin Sultana, Sonya Nishi, Nripendra Nath Biswas, Lokman Hossain, Sharmin Sheikh. Antioxidant, Analgesic, Antimicrobial, and Anthelmintic Activity of the Dried Seeds of Bixa orellana (L). International Journal of Pharmacy, 2018; 8(1): 150-163.

 7.   Nripendra Nath Biswas, Amit Kumar Acharzo, Shams Anamika, Shamsunnahar Khushi, and Bishwajit Bokshi.,       Screening of Natural Bioactive Metabolites and Investigation of Antioxidant, Antimicrobial, Antihyperglycemic,   Neuropharmacological and Cytotoxicity potentials of Litsea polyantha Juss. Ethanolic Root Extract.         Evidence-    Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2017, Article ID 3701349, 11 pages, 2017.                    doi:10.1155/2017/3701349.

 8.   Nripendra Nath Biswas, Tsz TinYu, Önder Kimyon, Shashidhar Nizalapur, Christopher R.Gardner, Mike Manefield,     Renate Griffith, David  StC. Black, Naresh Kumar, Synthesis of antimicrobial glucosamides as bacterial quorum         sensing mechanism inhibitors, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 2017, 25, 3, 1183-1194.

 9.      Apurba Kumar Barman, Gazi Md. Monjur Murshid, Md. Saifuzzaman, Kamanashis Mahaldar, Mirza Bojićc,         Nripendra Nath Biswas* Study of Antioxidant Potential, and Quantification of Major Polyphenols in Leonurus             sibiricus L. Leaves using HPLC, PharmacologyOnline, 2017, 1, 55-67.

10.  Imtiaz Mahmud, Md. Nazmul Hasan Zilani, Nripendra Nath Biswas and Bishwajit Bokshi, Bioactivities of Bruguiera gymnorrhiza and profiling of its bioactive polyphenols by HPLC-DAD, Clinical Phytoscience, 2017, 3(11) , 1-11.

 11.  Tanzir Hossain, Apurba Kumar Barman,  Utpal Kumar Karmakar,  Bishwajit Bokshi,  Shrabanti Dev, Nripendra         Nath Biswas*, Phytochemical and Pharmacological Evaluation of Leaves of Averrhoa carambola Linn. (Family:         Oxalidaceae), Bioscience and Bioengineering Communications, 2017; 3(1): 144-151.

 12.   K.R. Biswas, M. A. Islam, U. K. Karmakar, M. I. Ahmed, N. N. Biswas and S. K. Sadhu, Analgesic, Antioxidant             and Cytotoxic Activity of Calotropis gigantean L. Latex. Hamdard Medicus, 2016, 59, 3, 15-19.

 13.  Biswas N. N., Kutty SK, Iskander GM, Mielczarek M, Bhadbhade MM, Gardner CR, Black DS, Kumar N,         Synthesis of brominated novel N-heterocycles: New scaffolds for antimicrobial discovery, Tetrahedron. 2016, 72, 4,         539-546.

 14.  Shashidhar Nizalapur, Önder Kimyon, Nripendra Nath Biswas, Christopher R. Gardner, Renate Griffith, Scott A.         Rice, Mike Manefield, Mark Wilcox, David StC. Black and Naresh Kumar, Design, synthesis and evaluation of         N-    arylglyoxamide derivatives as structurally novel bacterial quorum sensing inhibitor, Organic and Biomolecular         Chemistry, 2016, 14, 680-693.

 15.  Seagufta Afrin, Fatema-Tuz-Zohora, Salma Akter Sumi, Nawshad Abedin, MSK Choudhuri, Md Khadem Ali,         Nripendra Nath Biswas*, Toxicological studies of Rasnairandadi Kvatha Curna, Bioscience and  Bioengineering            Communication, 2015, 1, 44-51.

 16.  Goh, W-K., Gardner, C.R., Chandra Sekhar, K.V.G., Biswas, N.N., Nizalapur, S., Rice, S.A., Wilcox, M., Black,         D.S., Kumar, N., Synthesis, quorum sensing inhibition and docking studies of 1,5- dihydropyrrol-2-ones, Bioorganic         & Medicinal Chemistry. 2015, 23, 7366-7377.

 17.  Salma Akter Sumi, Nripendra Nath Biswas, Md. Khirul Islam, Md. Khadem Ali, Evaluation of Analgesic and     Antioxidant Properties in the Ethanolic Root Extract of Clerodendrum viscosum Vent., International Journal of         Pharma Sciences and Research. 2015, 6, 882-885.

 18.  Nripendra Nath Biswas, Samuel K. Kutty, Nicolas Barraud, George M. Iskander, Renate Griffith, Scot A. Rice,     Mark Willcox, David StC Black and Naresh Kumar, Indole based novel small molecules for the modulation of         bacterial signaling pathways, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. 2015, 13, 925- 937.

 19.  Nripendra Nath Biswas*, Subarna Saha, Md. Khadem Ali, Antioxidant, antimicrobial, cytotoxic and analgesic      activities of ethanolic extract of Mentha arvensis L., Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine. 2014, 4,           781-    786.

 20.  Md. Khirul Islam, Nripendra Nath Biswas, Sanjib Saha, Hemayet Hossain, Ismet Jahan, Tanzir Ahmed Khan,         Khalijah Awang, and Jamil A. Shilpi  Anti-nociceptive and antioxidant activity of Zanthoxylum budrunga Wall             (Rutaceae) seeds, The Scientific World Journal. 2014, article ID 869537, (

21.  Nripendra Nath Biswas, Bishwajit Bokshi, Md. Sohel Rana, Md. Sayed Mohosin and Shaikh Emdadur Rahman.     Phytochemical and Pharmacological evaluation of Cucurbita maxima Duchesne and Euphorbia royleana Boiss,         Khulna University Studies. 2013, 11 (1&2) and 12, 26-35.

 22.  Md. Khadem Ali, Ayesha Ashraf and Nripendra Nath Biswas*. Analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-diarrhoeal         activities of ethanolic leaf extract of Typhonim trilobatum L Schott. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine.         2012, 2 (9), 722-726.

 23.  Md. Atiqur Rahman, Md. Shamim Hasan, Md. Anwar Hossain, N. N. Biswas*. Analgesic and Cytotoxic activities of         Jasminum sambac (L.) Aiton Pharmacologyonline. 2011, 1: 124-131.

 24.  Utpal Kumar Karmakar, Rumana Sultana and Nripendra Nath Biswas*. Antioxidant, analgesic and cytotoxic         activities of Mimusops elengi Linn. Leaves. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research. 2011,         2(11), 2791-2797.

 25.  Ali MK, Ashraf A, Biswas NN, Karmakar UK, Afroz S. Antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory and antidiarrheal          activities of ethanolic calyx extract of Hibiscus sabdariffa Linn. (Malvaceae) in mice. Chinese journal of integrative         medicine, 2011, 9 (6), 626-31.

 26.  S. Yasmin, M.I. Ahmed, M.A. Islam, N.N. Biswas, U.K. Karmakar, S.K. Sadhu. Assessment of Phytochemical and         Pharmacological activities of Anisomeles indica leaves. Hamdard Medicus. 2011, l. 54:9-14.

 27.  Khan Md. Ahad Ali, Prasanta Paul, Islam Md. Torequl, Biswas Nripendra Nath, Sadhu Shamir Kumar,         Cytotoxicity, Antimicrobial and Neuropharmacological evaluation of ethanolic extract of Pistia stratioles Linn.             International Research Journal of Pharmacy. 2011, 2(2): 82-92.

 28.  UK Karmakar, KS Rahman, NN Biswas, MA Islam, MI Ahmed, MC Shill, P Paul, M Kamruzzaman. Antidiarrheal,     Analgesic and Antioxidant activities of Trapa bispinosa Roxb. Fruits. Research Journal of Pharmacy and         Technology. 2011, 04, 294-297.

 29.  MA Islam, S Parvin, M. M. Rahman. M.I. Ahmed, NN Biswas, UK Karmakar and K. Naher. Phytochemical and         Biological investigation of seeds of Hyptis suaveolens. Khulna university Studies. 2010, 10 (1&2), 185 – 190.

 30.   MI Ahmed, MN Islam, MA Islam, NN Biswas, UK Karmakar and P Paul. Assessment of phytochemical and             pharmacological activities of Hygrophila spinosa. Khulna university Studies. 2010, 10 (1&2), 173-178.

 31.  MAA Khan, UK Karmakar, MA Islam, NN Biswas, MI Ahmed, SK Sadhu. Assessment of Phytochemical and         Pharmacological activities of Leucas zeylanica (L.) R. Br. (Family: Lamiaceae). Hamdard Medicus. 2010, 53, 19-29.

 32.  Utpal Kumar Karmakar, Uttam Kumar Tarafder, Samir Kumar Sadhu, Nripendra Nath Biswas, Manik Chandra         Shill. Phytochemical and Pharmacological Screening of the dried fruit of Solanum nigrum Linn. Stamford Journal of         Pharmaceutical Science. 2010, 3(1), 38-45.

 33.  A.K. Das, F. Ahmed, N. N. Biswas, S. Dev and M.M. Masud. Diuretic Activity of Acalypha indica Linn. (Family:         Euphorbiaceae) leaves. Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2005, 4 (1):77-78.