Sharif Akhteruzzaman
5th floor, Science Complex Building, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000.

Conference/Seminar/Symposium attended:

  1. Fourth South Asia Biosafety Conference,September 19-21, 2016, Hotel Taj Krishna, Hyderabad, India.
  2. Human Identification Solutions Conference,June 10-11, 2016, Country Inn & Suits by Carlton, Gurgaon, India.
  3. 2ndInternational South Asian Biotechnology Conference,February 5-6, 2016, Senate Hall, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  4. International Symposium on Human Identification,October 12-15, 2015,Grapevine Texas, USA.
  5. Next Generation Sequencing Asia Congress 2014,Max Atria, Singapore Expo,October 7-8, 2014, Singapore.
  6. Conference on Biotechnology for better tomorrow, March 29, 2014, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
  7. 25thCongress of the International Society for Forensic Genetics,September 2-7, 2013, Melbourne, Australia.
  8. International Conference on Biotechnology: Application of Biotechnology in addressing the needs of Bangladesh,May 25-26, 2013, The Westin, Gulshan 2, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  9. Conference on Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for better health, congenial environment and food security,January 12-13, 2013,Chittagong University, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  10. 1st International Conference in Bangladesh on “Biosafety & Biosecurity in Developing Countries” and Pre-conference Workshop,December 6-8, 2012, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  11. Conference of the Bangladesh Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology,February 25-26, 2012, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh.
  12. International Symposium on Cancer and Developmental Biology, January 29-31, 2010 Senate Building, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  13. 21stIUBMB and 12thFAOBMB International Congress of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, August 2–7, 2009, Shanghai, China.
  14. 13thInternational Conference of Human Genome Organization(HUGO), September 27-30,  2008, International Convention Center, Hyderabad, India.
  15. International Conference on “Promotion of Biotechnology in Bangladesh: National and International Perspective”April 06-08, 2007, ICDDR’B, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  16. Forensicon 2006: Justice through Medical Science,July 22, 2006, BIAM Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  17. International Conference on Biotechnology, “Bangalore Bio 2006”, June 7- 9, 2006,Bangalore, India.
  18. Asian Science Seminar on Animal Cell Technology(ASSACT2001), November 8-16, 2001, Nagoya, Japan.
  19. 3rdAnnual Convention of ADNAT(Association for the promotion of DNA fingerprinting and other DNA Technologies) on Emerging DNA Technologies for the next Millennium”, 23rd February, 1999, Hyderabad, India.
  20. 23rdInternational Symposium on Controlled Release of Bioactive Materials,July 7-10, 1996, Kyoto, Japan.
  21. 8thSymposium of the Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists (FAOB), December 5-7 1990, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Ph.D. :   Faculty of  Pharmaceutical  Sciences, University  of Tokyo, Japan (1997).  .
M.Sc. (Thesis): Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (1985).
B.Sc. (Honours): Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of   Dhaka, Bangladesh (1984).

Professional Training:

  1. Training onNext Generation Combined DNA Index System (NGCODIS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), USA, September 22-26, 2013.
  2. Training on3500 Genetic Analyzer, Life Technologies, USA, December 17-20, 2012, New Delhi, India.
  3. Training on7500 Real Time PCR, Life Technologies, USA, May 3-4, 2013, New Delhi, India.
  4. Online Training courseon the following topics organized by the US Department of Justice, USA.
  5. a)Crime Scene and DNA Basics for Forensic Analysts
  6. b) DNA Extraction and Quantitation for Forensic Analysts
  7. c) DNA Amplification for Forensic Analysts
  8. d) Amplified DNA Product Separation for Forensic Analysts
  9. e) STR Data Analysis and Interpretation for Forensic Analysts
  10. Training course on “Forensic DNA statistics, Population Genetics and the use of DNA-VIEWsoftware” March 26-30, 2007. DNA Profiling Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia.
  11. Training course on “Forensic DNA Analysis” April 25 –May 06, 2005. Centre of Forensic Science, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
  12. Training course on “STR Markers in Human Identification”September 26 – October 01, 2003, Organized by Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL), Kolkata,  India.
  13. Training course on “Parasite Bioinformatics: Application in Genomic Studies”, January 17 – 23, 2002, Organized by International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi, India.
  14. Training course on “Molecular and Cell Biology”,November 14 – 16, 2001, Kanaya, Japan, jointly organized by Japan Science promotion Society (JSPS) and Nagoya University, Japan.
  15. ICRO-UNESCO training course on “Basic aspects for industrial development of Biotechnology and Cell Biology”, January 29- February 9, 2001, Nagoya University, Japan.
  16. Training course on “Emerging trends in DNA-based Diagnosis” 24thFeb – March 7th1999, CCMB/CDFD, Hyderabad, India.
Academic Appointments

Present position

Professor & Chairman: Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka –1000, Bangladesh.

National Technical Advisor: National Forensic DNA Profiling Laboratory, Dhaka Medical College, (April 02, 2005 – Till to date).

Positions held:

Professor:Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka –1000, Bangladesh. (June 18, 2007 – July 24, 2014)

Associate Professor: Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka –1000, Bangladesh (April 18, 2002 – June 17, 2007).

Assistant Professor: Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka –1000, Bangladesh. (July 06, 1997 - April 17, 2002).

Lecturer: Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka –1000, Bangladesh (March 31, 1990 – July 05, 1997).

Research Interests
a) Short Tandem Repeat (STR) allele frequency database of mainstream Bangladeshi and several other ethnic population using human identification markers available worldwide. b) Y-Chromosome haplotype diversity in Bangladeshi population. c) X-Chromosome haplotype diversity in Bangladeshi population. d) Mitochondrial DNA polymorphism in Bangladeshi population. e) Chromosomal aneuploidy screening of Bangladeshi population.