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Faculty Agriculture Agronomy and Haor Agriculture Faculty Members Dr. Md. Sazzad Hossain

Dr. Md. Sazzad Hossain


BScAg (Hons) & MS in Agronomy (BAU, Bangladesh) and PhD in Natural Science (BU, Germany)

(Study Leave)

Research interests: Stress physiology of plants, soil salinity, plant nutrition, molecular biology and soil-plant-environment interaction


Dept. of Agronomy and Haor Agriculture


Dr. Md. Sazzad Hossain is working as Professor in the department of Agronomy and Haor Agriculture at Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh. Professor Hossain received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Honours) and Master of Science in Agronomy degrees from Bangladesh Agricultural University in 2007 and 2009, respectively. He worked as a research fellow in different national and international research project during his postgraduate study. He received NSICT government felloship during his Master's research. He worked in a tenure position at British American Tobacco Bangladesh (BATB) as an Assistant Leaf Field Officer at the beginning of 2010, before joining as Lecturer at Sylhet Agricultural University. Professor Hossain joinned as a Lecturer and started his teaching and research career in the department of Agronomy and Haor Agriculture at Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh in 24th August 2010. During this period Professor Hossain published several articles in different renowned national journal. He had been promoted to the Assistant Professor in 2012 at the same department. Professor Hossain received a prestigious DAAD fellowship in 2013 for his PhD degree and completed this successfully in 2017. During his Phd research, he worked on "Cellular ROS-redox network and ion homeostasis mechanisms in sugar beet under salinity stress" under the scholastic supervision of Professor Dr. Karl-Josef Dietz and published several peer-reviewed articles in different international and well famous journal. He also attained different international seminars and conferences. After finishing his PhD, Professor Hossain returned to the Sylhet Agricultural University and got promotion to Associate Professor in 2017. He become Professor in the same department in 2021. Professor Hossain was awarded prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Foundation postdoctoral fellowship for his two terms postdoctoral research (2021-2024; 2024-2025). During his postdoctoral research, he worked with Professor Dr. Karl Hermann Mühling at Kiel University, Germany. Professor Hossain published several articles in different reputed international journals. Professor Hossain was also awarded "Best publication award-2017" by the Teacher's Council, SAU, Sylhet in 2018. He played role as Chair of the BSFA/eWG/Pes-2, Bangladesh Safety Food Authority in 2019. He is a live Member of Bangladesh Agronomy society, KIB Bangladesh and was a Member of German Botanical society. He is a founder member of Interdisciplinary Research for Future Agriculture-IRFA. He worked as a member of the conference organizing committee and rapporteur in the International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development: Road to SDGs, Bangladesh. He also attended to "International Conference (BOTANIKERTAGUNG, München, Germany)" and "International Conference on Integrated Rice-Duck farming, Bangladesh". Professor Hossain played role as an Associate editor in the Frontiers in Plant Science and Trends in Current Biology. He is a Reviewer of Springer Nature, Wiley, Elsivier, Frontiers in Plant Science, Peer J, European Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences (EJFOOD), Academic Journals and JBAU. He is working as a Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Universe Publishing Group (UniversePG). His current research interest is stress physiology (abiotic and biotic stresses) of plants, plant nutrition, molecular biology and soil-plant-environment interaction.