Dr. Md. Sazzad Hossain
Dr. Md. Sazzad Hossain
Associate Professor
BScAg (Hons) & MS in Agronomy (BAU, Bangladesh) and PhD in Natural Science (BU, Germany)
01913610314
sazzadmh.aha@sau.ac.bd
sazzad66sau@gmail.com

Dr. Md. Sazzad Hossain is working as an Associate Professor in the department of Agronomy and Haor Agriculture at Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh. He received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Honours) and Master of Science in Agronomy degrees from Bangladesh Agricultural University in 2007 and 2009, respectively before working as a research fellow in different national and international research project. He received NSICT government felloship during his Master's research. At the period of his working as a research fellow, he accepted a tenure position at British American Tobacco Bangladesh (BATB) as an Assistant Leaf Field Officer at the beginning of 2010. After his three months career at BATB, Dr. 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 Dr. Hossain published several articles in different renowned national journal. He had been promoted to the Assistant Professor in 2012 at the same department. In 2013, he received a prestigious DAAD fellowship 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 sugarbeet 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, Dr. Hossain returned to the Sylhet Agricultural University and got promotion to Associate Professor in 2017. Upto now, he also published several articles in different national and international journal. Dr. Hossain was also awarded "Best publication award-2017" by the Teacher's Council, SAU, Sylhet in 2018. He is a live Member of Bangladesh Agronomy society and was a Member of German Botanical society. 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". Dr. Hossain is a Reviewer of Springer Nature, 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). He is also interested to do research in stress breeding and molecular biology.

Publication Profile:
  • 1) Mandal P, Mondal F and Hossain MS. 2020. Factors Influences Selection and Adaptation of Aphid to their Host Plant. Journal of Plant Sciences and Crop Protection. 3 (1): 102. 2) ElSayed AI, Rafudeen MS, El-hamahmy MAM and Hossain MS. 2018. Enhancing antioxidant systems by exogenous spermine and spermidine in wheat (Triticum aestivum) seedlings exposed to salt stress. Functional Plant Biology. https://doi.org/10.1071/FP17127. 3) Hossain MS, Persicke M ElSayed AI, Kalinowski J and Dietz K-J. 2017. Metabolite profiling at the cellular and subcellular level reveals metabolites associated with salinity tolerance in sugarbeet. Journal of Experimental Botany. 68 (21-22): 5961–5976. 4) Hossain MS, ElSayed AI, Moore M and Dietz K-J, 2017. Redox and reactive oxygen species network in acclimation for salinity tolerance in sugar beet. Journal of Experimental Botany. 68 (5): 1283–1298. 5) Maaroufi L, Landoulsi A, Tahri W and Hossain MS. 2017. New insights of Nettle (Urtica urens): Antioxidant and antimicrobial activities. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research. 11(4): 73-86. 6) Hossain MS and Dietz K-J. 2016. Tuning of Redox Regulatory Mechanisms, Reactive Oxygen Species and Redox Homeostasis under Salinity Stress. Frontiers in Plant Science. 7:548. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00548
  • 1) Chowdhury D, Biswas M, Miah MNH, Mandal P and Hossain MS. 2019. Performance of hybrid rice (Bio-453) in variation of spacing and number of seedling per hill. Bangladesh Agronomy Journal. 22(1): 27-37. 2) Masum M A, Miah MNH, Islam MN, Mandal P, Chowdhury AP and Hossain MS. 2019. Effect of boron fertilization on yield and yield attributes of mustard var. BARI Sarisha-14. Journal of Bioscience and Agriculture Research, 20 (02), 1717-1723. DOI:https://doi.org/10.18801/jbar.200219.209 3) Ferdous S, Miah M, Hoque M, Hossain MS and Hasan A. 2018. Enhancing rice yield in acidic soil through liming and fertilizer management. Journal of the Bangladesh Agricultural University. 16(3): 357-365. https://doi.org/10.3329/jbau.v16i3.39393 4) Hossain MS, Kader MA and Islam N. 2017. Multiple cropping for sustainable and exaggerated Agricultural production system. Journal of Bioscience and Agricultural Research. 14(2): 1202--1209. 5) Mandal P and Hossain MS. 2017. Status of agronomic strategies to control root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne spp.) in potato. Journal of Sylhet Agricultural University. 4(2): 161-172. 6) Kader MA, Mia MSR, Kafi MA, Hossain MS and Islam N. 2015. Improving yield of transplanted Aman and Boro rice through Tegra package of cultivation. Bangladesh Agronomy Journal.18(2): 89-95.
  • 1) Bhuiyan MI, Hossain MS, Sarker MY, Salim M and Kader MA. 2014. Screening of jute and kenaf varieties for salinity tolerance. Bangladesh Journal of Crop Science. 25 (1 & 2): 163-170. 2) Shopan J, Hasan MK, Hossain MS and Azad AK. 2013. Comparative study on yield performance of upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutumL) in Bangladesh. Bang. J. Prog. Sci. Tech. 11(1): 103-106. 3) Roy C, Hossain MS, Kader MA, Razzak MA, Islam N and Hossain MM. 2012. Screening of salinity tolerant rice cultivars. Bangladesh Journal of Crop Science. 22-23: 159-166. 4) Rahman MM, Fakir MSA, Hossain MS and Rahman MM. 2012. Growth and nutritive value of Fruit in Kumbi (Muntingia calabura). Bangladesh Journal of Crop Science. 22-23: 57-64. 5) Fahim AHF, Hossain MS, Islam MS, Salim M and Kader MA. 2010. Amelioration of salinity stress effect in rice cv. BRRIdhan47 through application of ash. Bangladesh Journal of Crop Science. 21(1&2): 119-123. 6) Jahan LT, Hossain MS, Kader MA and Samad MA. 2009. Effect of level of NPK fertilizers on growth and yield of hybrid and high yielding varieties of T. Aman rice. Bangladesh Journal of Crop Science. 20(2): 303-310. 7) Hossain MS, Islam N, Sarker AU and Kader MA. 2009. The performance of boro rice cv. Surjamoni as influenced by different trellis grown vegetable on the ails. Bangladesh Journal of Crop Science. 21(1): 103-113. 8) Hasan MK, Hossain MS, Huda A and Azad AK. 2009. Screening of some cotton varieties on the basis of yield attributing characters. Journal of Agroforestry and Environment. 3(2): 179-181. 9)Hasan MH, Chowdhury AKMSH, Kabir MH, Khan AR and Hossain MS. 2009. Effect of nitrogenous fertilizer and spacing on the vegetative growth of stevia as field crop. Bangladesh Journal of Environmental Science. 16: 196-201. 10) Khatun K, Haque MS, Karim MA and Hossain MS. 2009. Effect of growth regulators on plantlets regeneration of soybean (Glycine max L. Merril). Bangladesh Journal of Seed Science and Technology. 13(1): 47-50.
Citation indices:
  • https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=nkmSzqUAAAAJ&hl=en
  • https://publons.com/researcher/3338072/md-sazzad-hossain/publications/
  • https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Md_Sazzad_Hossain3
Peer Reviewed Selected Articles:
  • International: 1) ElSayed AI, Rafudeen MS, El-hamahmy MAM and Hossain MS. 2018. Enhancing antioxidant systems by exogenous spermine and spermidine in wheat (Triticum aestivum) seedlings exposed to salt stress. Functional Plant Biology. https://doi.org/10.1071/FP17127. 2) Hossain MS, Persicke M ElSayed AI, Kalinowski J and Dietz K-J. 2017. Metabolite profiling at the cellular and subcellular level reveals metabolites associated with salinity tolerance in sugarbeet. Journal of Experimental Botany. 68 (21-22): 5961–5976. 3) Hossain MS, ElSayed AI, Moore M and Dietz K-J, 2017. Redox and reactive oxygen species network in acclimation for salinity tolerance in sugar beet. Journal of Experimental Botany. 68 (5): 1283–1298. 4) Maaroufi L, Landoulsi A, Tahri W and Hossain MS. 2017. New insights of Nettle (Urtica urens): Antioxidant and antimicrobial activities. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research. 11(4): 73-86. 5) Hossain MS and Dietz K-J. 2016. Tuning of Redox Regulatory Mechanisms, Reactive Oxygen Species and Redox Homeostasis under Salinity Stress. Frontiers in Plant Science. 7:548. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00548
  • National (Peer Reviewed): 1) Chowdhury D, Biswas M, Miah MNH, Mandal P and Hossain MS. 2019. Performance of hybrid rice (Bio-453) in variation of spacing and number of seedling per hill. Bangladesh Agronomy Journal. 22(1): 27-37. 2) Masum M A, Miah MNH, Islam MN, Mandal P, Chowdhury AP and Hossain MS. 2019. Effect of boron fertilization on yield and yield attributes of mustard var. BARI Sarisha-14. Journal of Bioscience and Agriculture Research, 20 (02), 1717-1723. DOI:https://doi.org/10.18801/jbar.200219.209 3) Ferdous S, Miah M, Hoque M, Hossain MS and Hasan A. 2018. Enhancing rice yield in acidic soil through liming and fertilizer management. Journal of the Bangladesh Agricultural University. 16(3): 357-365. https://doi.org/10.3329/jbau.v16i3.39393 4) Hossain MS, Kader MA and Islam N. 2017. Multiple cropping for sustainable and exaggerated Agricultural production system. Journal of Bioscience and Agricultural Research. 14(2): 1202--1209. 5) Mandal P and Hossain MS. 2017. Status of agronomic strategies to control root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne spp.) in potato. Journal of Sylhet Agricultural University. 4(2): 161-172. 6) Kader MA, Mia MSR, Kafi MA, Hossain MS and Islam N. 2015. Improving yield of transplanted Aman and Boro rice through Tegra package of cultivation. Bangladesh Agronomy Journal.18(2): 89-95.
  • National: 1) Bhuiyan MI, Hossain MS, Sarker MY, Salim M and Kader MA. 2014. Screening of jute and kenaf varieties for salinity tolerance. Bangladesh Journal of Crop Science. 25 (1 & 2): 163-170. 2) Shopan J, Hasan MK, Hossain MS and Azad AK. 2013. Comparative study on yield performance of upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutumL) in Bangladesh. Bang. J. Prog. Sci. Tech. 11(1): 103-106. 3) Roy C, Hossain MS, Kader MA, Razzak MA, Islam N and Hossain MM. 2012. Screening of salinity tolerant rice cultivars. Bangladesh Journal of Crop Science. 22-23: 159-166. 4) Rahman MM, Fakir MSA, Hossain MS and Rahman MM. 2012. Growth and nutritive value of Fruit in Kumbi (Muntingia calabura). Bangladesh Journal of Crop Science. 22-23: 57-64. 5) Fahim AHF, Hossain MS, Islam MS, Salim M and Kader MA. 2010. Amelioration of salinity stress effect in rice cv. BRRIdhan47 through application of ash. Bangladesh Journal of Crop Science. 21(1&2): 119-123. 6) Jahan LT, Hossain MS, Kader MA and Samad MA. 2009. Effect of level of NPK fertilizers on growth and yield of hybrid and high yielding varieties of T. Aman rice. Bangladesh Journal of Crop Science. 20(2): 303-310. 7) Hossain MS, Islam N, Sarker AU and Kader MA. 2009. The performance of boro rice cv. Surjamoni as influenced by different trellis grown vegetable on the ails. Bangladesh Journal of Crop Science. 21(1): 103-113. 8) Hasan MK, Hossain MS, Huda A and Azad AK. 2009. Screening of some cotton varieties on the basis of yield attributing characters. Journal of Agroforestry and Environment. 3(2): 179-181. 9)Hasan MH, Chowdhury AKMSH, Kabir MH, Khan AR and Hossain MS. 2009. Effect of nitrogenous fertilizer and spacing on the vegetative growth of stevia as field crop. Bangladesh Journal of Environmental Science. 16: 196-201. 10) Khatun K, Haque MS, Karim MA and Hossain MS. 2009. Effect of growth regulators on plantlets regeneration of soybean (Glycine max L. Merril). Bangladesh Journal of Seed Science and Technology. 13(1): 47-50.
Conference Proceedings:
  • 1. Hossain MS, ElSayed AI., Moore M. and Dietz K-J. 2015. Assessment of the physiological responses to salt stress in sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.). BOTANIKERTAGUNG 2015 (International Conference), Symposium-7, Conference book. p: 134, München, Germany.
  • 2. Foysal MRA, Hossain MS, P Mandal, Hoque M, Miah NHM. 2020. Introduce Mustard in High Land for Development of Mustard-Fallow-T. Aman Pattern in Sylhet. International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development: Road to SDGs. Conference book. p: 68, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
  • 3. Akter S., Hossain MS, P Mandal, Hoque M, Miah NHM. 2020. Compatibility assessment of different tropical sugarbeet cultivars in acidic soil. International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development: Road to SDGs. Conference book. pp: 149-150, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
  • 4. Tarek MK, Hossain MS, P Mandal, Hoque M, Miah NHM. 2020. Enhancement of productivity of local T. Aman rice cultivars through agronomic management. International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development: Road to SDGs. Conference book. p: 148, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
  • Conference poster 1) Akter S., Hossain MS, P Mandal, Hoque M, Miah NHM. 2020. Compatibility assessment of different tropical sugarbeet cultivars in acidic soil. International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development: Road to SDGs. Conference book. pp: 149-150, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
  • Conference poster 2) Hossain MS, ElSayed AI., Moore M. and Dietz K-J. 2015. Assessment of the physiological responses to salt stress in sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.). BOTANIKERTAGUNG 2015, Symposium-7, Conference book. pp: 134, München, Germany.
Research Interests:
  • Stress physiology (abiotic and biotic stresses), stress breeding and molecular biology
Research Support:
  • UGC-SAU research grants for 2018-2019
  • Research grants funded by Bangladesh Ministry of Science and Technology for 2018-2019
Undergraduate Courses:
  • AGRSS 111: Fundamentals of Agronomy (T); AGRSS 112 : Introductory Agronomic Practices (P); AGRSS 121 : Seed Science & Technology (T); AGRSS 122 : Seed Science & Technology (P); AGRSS 211 : Weed Science (T); AGRSS 212 : Weed Science (P); AGRSS 321 : Crop Husbandry (T); AGRSS 322 : Crop Husbandry (P); AGRSS 421 : Crop Production and Farm Management (T); AGRSS 422 : Crop Production and Farm Management (P); AGRSS 423 : Hill and Haor Agriculture (T) -Elec.
Masters Courses:
  • Physiology of Crop Yield Formation; Stress Physiology; Advanced Crop Husbandry; Soil Fertility Management in Crop Production; Cropping System; Herbicide Residues and Environment; Agronomic Research Methodology
Academic Degrees and Qualification:
  • 2017: Doctor of Natural Sciences (Dr. rer. nat.) Bielefeld University, Germany Advisor: Professor Dr. Karl-Josef Dietz Doctoral thesis performed on “Regulation of the cellular redox- and reactive oxygen species- network under salinity and physiological mechanisms of acclimation in sugarbeet”.
  • 2009: Master of Science (MS) in Agronomy Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh Advisor: Professor Dr. Najrul Islam Master thesis performed as apart of a project: “Effect of multiple cropping on the performance of rice cv. Surjamoni ”.
  • 2007: Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Honours) Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
Positions and Affiliations:
  • Associate Professor in the department of Agronomy and Haor Agriculture, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet
Other Academic, Administrative and Scientific Research Involvements:
  • Dr. Md. Sazzad Hossain is also working as an Assistant Hall Provost, HRC Hall, SAU, Sylhet in addition of his current position. Dr. Hossain was also awarded "Best publication award-2017" by the Teacher's Council, SAU, Sylhet in 2018. He is a live Member of Bangladesh Agronomy society and was a Member of German Botanical society. 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". Dr. Hossain is a Reviewer of Springer Nature, Academic Journals and JBAU. He is working as a Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Universe Publishing Group (UniversePG). He is principal investigator of two on going projects: 1) Grants from UGC-SAURES for 2018-2019. 2) Grants from national science and technologyof Bangladesh for 2018-2019.
Awards and Recognitions:
  • NST fellowship, 2008-2009
  • DAAD fellowship, 20013-2017
  • Best Publication Award 2018, Teacher's Association, SAU, Sylhet
  • Chair of the BSFA/eWG/Pes-2, Bangladesh Safety Food Authority
Awards and Scholarships:
  • DAAD scholarship, Germany
Role as Reviewer:
  • 1) Working as a Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Universe Publishing Group (UniversePG). 2) Springer-Nature 3) AcademicJournal 4) JBAU
Professional Memberships:
  • 1. Life member of KIB (Krishibid Institute Bangladesh)
  • 2. German Botanical Society
  • 3. Life member of Agronomy Society Bangladesh
Conference contributions (Poster Presentations):
  • 1. Hossain MS, ElSayed AI., Moore M. and Dietz K-J. 2015. Assessment of the physiological responses to salt stress in sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.). BOTANIKERTAGUNG 2015, Symposium-7, Conference book. pp: 134, München, Germany. 2. Akter S., Hossain MS, P Mandal, Hoque M, Miah NHM. 2020. Compatibility assessment of different tropical sugarbeet cultivars in acidic soil. International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development: Road to SDGs. Conference book. pp: 134, Sylhet, Bangladesh. 3. Tarek MK, Hossain MS, P Mandal, Hoque M, Miah NHM. 2020. Enhancement of productivity of local T. Aman rice cultivars through agronomic management. International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development: Road to SDGs. Conference book. p: 148, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
Attended Conferences and Workshops:
  • International: 1. International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development: Road to SDGs, Bangladesh 2. International Conference (BOTANIKERTAGUNG, München, Germany) 3. International Conference on Integrated Rice-Duck farming, Bangladesh National: Agronomy Society Bangladesh
Mentorship and Supervisory Work (MS):
  • Supervised three MS students
  • Act as a co-supervisor of two MS students
Language:
  • English, German, Bengali