Mr. Mohammad Amzad Hossain
Mr. Mohammad Amzad Hossain
Assistant Professor
PhD(CQU, Australia-continuing); Erasmus Mundus MSc (EU); BSc Fisheries (SAU, Bangladesh)
01724882492
mamzad.fbg@sau.ac.bd
hossainmafbg@gmail.com

Mr. Hossain is a dedicated teaching and research faculty at the department of Fish Biology and Genetics. He has obtained his B.Sc. Fisheries (Hons.) in 2012 and MS in Fish Biology and Genetics in 2013 from the Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh. In 2016, he has been awarded with European Best Excellence Scholarship " Erasmus Mundus" to commence his second M.Sc in Marine Environment and Resource at University of Bordeaux, France; University of Pais Vasco, Spain and University of Liege, Belgium. From January 2020, he is continuing his research and study as doctoral research fellow at Coastal and Marine Ecosystems Research Center, Central Queensland University, Gladstone Marina campus, Queensland, Australia as being awarded with approved RTP fellowship from CQU-CMERC and international excellence award from CQU. His current research will focus in reproductive characteristics, molting biology and migration of female mud crab, Scylla serrata in Queensland Coast, which will impact the future fishery management in Australia as well as other countries.

Citation indices:
  • Total citation: 56
  • Google Scholar hi-index:5
  • Number of Scopus index article: 06
Peer Reviewed Selected Articles:
  • Mian, S., Shah, A. W., Hossain, M. A., Hossain, M. S., Iqbal, M. M. & Debnath, P. (2020). Reproductive biology of captive reared spotted snakehead, Channa punctatus (Bloch 1793) Channidae. Bull. Env. Pharmacol. Life Sci., 9 (2): 8-15.
  • Akter M., Iqbal MM, Hossain MA, Rahman MA, Uddin S. (2019). Effect of L-Arginine on the Growth of monosex Fingerling Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.). J. fish. Life sci., 4(2):31-36.
  • Chowdhury, M.A., Karim, M.A., Rahman, M.T., Shefat, S.H.T., Rahman, A. and Hossain, M.A. (2019) Biodiversity assessment of indigenous fish species in the surma river of Sylhet Sadar, Bangladesh. Punjab Univ. J. Zool.,34(1):73-77.
  • Hossain MA, Akter M, Iqbal MM. (2017) Diversity of fish fauna in Kusiara river (Fenchungonj upazilla), Northeast Bangladesh. J. Aqua Trop. Vol. 32(1-2):1-13
  • Hasan MH, Uddin S, Iqbal MM, Hossain MA, Jabed NM. (2017) Study on the reproductive biology of Vietnamese climbing perch (Anabas testudineus, Bloch). Punjab Univ. J. Zool., 32(1): 01-07.
  • Das Sk, Roy NC, Hossain MA. (2017) Diversity of Indigenous Fish Species in Ratargul Freshwater Swamp Forest, Bangladesh. International Journal of Scientific Research in Environmental Sciences, 5(2):0028-0035.
  • Mian S, Papree SD, Dey T, Hossain MA, Iqbal MM, Abol-Munafi AB, Islam MS. (2017) Some reproductive aspects of freshwater garfish, Xenentodon cancila (Hamilton, 1822) from North-East Bangladesh. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci., 12: 82-89.
  • Hossain MA, Akter M, Iqbal MM. (2017) Diversity of fish fauna in Kusiara river (Fenchungonj upazilla), northeast Bangladesh. J. Aqua Trop. Vol. 32, No. (1) 2017, Pages 1-13.
  • Maria AB, Iqbal MM, Hossain MAR, Rahman MA, Uddin S, Hossain MA, Jabed MN. (2016) Present status of endangered fish species in Sylhet Sadar, Bangladesh. International Journal of Natural Sciences, 6(2):104-110.
  • Mian S, Hossain MA, Shah AW. (2017) Sex ratio, fecundity and gonado somatic index of spotted snakehead, Channa punctatus (Channidae) from a lentic ecosystem. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 2017; 5(1): 360-363.
  • Maria AB, Iqbal MM, Hossain MAR, Rahman MA, Uddin S, Hossain MA, Jabed MN. (2016) Present status of endangered fish species in Sylhet Sadar, Bangladesh. International Journal of Natural Sciences, 6(2):104-110.
  • Ferdausi HJ, Roy NC, Ferdous MJ, Hossain MA, Hasan MM, Trina BD, Mian S, Iqbal MM, Munir MB, Hossain MM. (2015) Reproductive Biology of Striped Snakehead (Channa striata) from Natural Wetlands of Sylhet, Bangladesh. Annals of Veterinary and Animal Science. 2(6):162-169.
  • Hossain MA, Mian S, Akter M, Rabby AF, Marine SS, Rahman MA, Iqbal MM, Islam MJ, Hassan MM, Hossain MM. (2015) Ovarian Biology of Spotted Snakehead (Channa punctatus) from Natural Wetlands of Sylhet, Bangladesh. Annals of Veterinary and Animal Science. 2(3):64-76.
  • Ferdous MJ, Karim MR, Hossain MA, Rahman MA and Iqbal MM. (2016) Fin Fish Assemblage and Biodiversity Status of Carps on Halda River, Bangladesh. Annals of Veterinary and Animal Science. 2(6):47-57.
  • Alam MA, Islam MA, Marine SS, Rashid A, Hossain MA, Rashid H. (2014) Growth Performances of Gift Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in Cage Culture at the Old Brahmaputra River Using Different Densities. J. Sylhet Agri. Univ., 1(2):265-271.
  • Iqbal MM, Kanon MH, Hossain MA, Hossain A, Nasren S, Islam MJ, Rahman MA. (2015) Diversity of indigenous fish species in Konoskhaihaor, Northeast Bangladesh. Punjab Univ. J. Zool., Vol. 30 (2):73-79.
  • Uddin S, Hossain MA, Ahamed S, Iqbal MM, Akter M. (2017) Status of drugs, chemicals and antibiotics usages in freshwater aquaculture activities at Jaintapurupazila of Sylhet, Bangladesh, Algerian J. Env. Sc. Technology, 32(01):05-10.
Conference Proceedings:
  • Hossain MA, Nzioka A, Zaldibar B, de Cerio OD, Cancio I, Ortiz-Zarragoitia M. (2019). Determination of atresia condition in hake ovary samples from the Bay of Biscay: histological, immune histochemical and western blot analysis. Book of abstract, 1st International Conference on Sustainable Fisheries, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh, p. 69.
  • Das B, Sarker B, Hossain MA, Alam MMM, Iqbal MM. (2019). Optimization of 17α-methyl testosterone dose to produce quality monosex Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) Book of abstract, 1st International Conference on Sustainable Fisheries, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh, p. 67.
Research Interests:
  • Climate change and reproduction in aquatic animals
  • Molecular phylogeny and taxonomy
  • Transcriptomics and proteomics
  • Immunological and molecular research on aquatic animals.
Research Support:
  • Co-principal investigator of the project entitled “Development of artificial breeding techniques of Sperata aor” funded by Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (From 2013 to 2016)
  • Principal investigator of the project entitled “Effects of organophosphate pollution on vital organs of tilapia and freshwater mussel, and approaches for remediation” funded by UGC (University Grant Commission), Bangladesh (July 2019 to till date).
Undergraduate Courses:
  • Principles of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • Aquatic Zoology (Coordinator)
  • General Ichthyology
  • Fish Physiology
  • Principles of Molecular Genetics (Coordinator)
  • Aquatic Biodiversity and Fisheries Systematics
  • Fish Breeding and Genetics (Biotech-Coordinator)
Masters Courses:
  • Fish Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Coordinator)
  • Evolutionary Biology (Coordinator)
  • Endocrinology of Aquatic Animals
Academic Degrees and Qualification:
  • Doctors of Philosophy (Central Queensland University, Australia (2020-till date)
  • Erasmus Mundus Joint European M.Sc in Marine Environment and Resources, Europe (2016-18) (Thesis: "Determination of atresia condition in hake ovary samples from the Bay of Biscay: histological, immuno-histochemical and western blot analysis")
  • M.S Fish Biology and Genetics, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh (2012-13) (Thesis: Ovarian Development of Spotted Snakehead Channa punctatus, Bloach. 1853 found in natural waters of Sylhet)
  • B.Sc. Fisheries (Honors), Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh (2008-12)
Positions and Affiliations:
  • October 2015 to till date: Assistant Professor (Teaching and Research Faculty)-Department of Fish Biology and Genetics
  • October 2013 to October 2015: Lecturer (Teaching and Research Faculty)-Department of Fish Biology and Genetics
Other Academic, Administrative and Scientific Research Involvements:
  • March 20, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019 : Assistant Provost- Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Hall, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100.
Awards and Recognitions:
  • Best presentation award on “1st International Conference on Sustainable Fisheries”, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh (Aug 25-27, 2019).
Awards and Scholarships:
  • Coastal & Marine Ecosystem Research Centre (CMERC) Queensland Mud Crab PhD Scholarship, Central Queensland University Australia (2020-2023)
  • International Excellence Award (100% Tuition), Central Queensland University Australia (2020-2023)
  • Erasmus Mundus Scholarship 2016-18 (European Commission's EACEA: Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency) to commence European MSc in Marine Environment and Resources
  • Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) Fellowship 2016 -18 (Aquaculture and Marine Resource Management)
  • Erasmus Mundus Scholarship 2016-18 (European Commission's EACEA: Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency) to commence European MSc in Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystem
Conference contributions (Oral Presentations):
  • Oral presentation of “Determination of atresia condition in hake ovary samples from the Bay of Biscay: histological, immune histochemical and western blot analysis” at 1st International Conference on Sustainable Fisheries, SAU, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
Attended Conferences and Workshops:
  • A week long conference on “Research in Marine Environment and Resources-II (RiMER II 2016)" in Aquarium, San Sebastián, Spain (Jan 30-Feb 03, 2017)
  • A week long conference on “Research in Marine Environment and Resources-II (RiMER II 2016)" in PIE-UPV/EHU, Plentzia (Bizkaia), (June 19-23, 2017)
  • Workshop on Field Monitoring activities projects under Research grant fund of BARC, 2015-16 (June 01, 2016)
  • Workshop on curricula development and teach learning process (Resource speaker Dr. T.J. Parkinson, Massey University, New Zealand.) (March 03, 2015)
  • Annual Scientific Workshop (Organized by Sylhet Agricultural University Research System, January 26, 2015)
  • Strengthening of the pedagogical skills for young university teacher (Jan 06-11, 2015)
  • Workshop on Field Monitoring activities projects under Research grant fund of BARC, 2013-14 (June 01, 2014)
  • Attended a conference “1st International Conference on Sustainable Fisheries”, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh (Aug 25-27, 2019).
Training:
  • Attended a training course on "Strengthening of the pedagogical skills for young university teacher" at Faculty of Fisheries, Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh (Jan 06-11, 2015)
  • Attended a training course on "accounts and Financial Management" at Faculty of Fisheries, Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh (October 30-31, 2019)
  • Field trip and training on “Investigating the Geochemical Variability of Arcachon Bay and Gironde Estuary, Southwest of France” (November, 24, 2016).
  • Field trip and training on “Investigation of Spatial heterogeneity of Zooplankton distribution in the Arcachon Bay” (October 5, 2016).
Mentorship and Supervisory Work (MS):
  • Secondary supervision : Bipresh Das ("Dose optimization of 17 alpha MT to produce quality mono-sex Nile tilapia "-2017-18 )
  • Secondary Supervision: Mehedi Hasan ("Effect of Fish Sanctuary on Fish Diversity in Melan Haor, Sylhet"-2017-18)
  • Secondary supervision : Monayem Hussain ("Observation of Heavy Metal (Pb) Bioaccumulation by Stinging Catfish (Heteropneustes fossilis) in Presence of Freshwater Mussel, Lamellidens marginalis" 2018-19)
  • Principal supervisor: Tumpa Rani Sarker ("Impact of Organophosphorus Pesticide Pollution in Vital organ of Freshwater Mussel Lamellidens marginalis" 2019-20)
  • Principal supervisor: Lipi Sutradhar ("Approaches for low cost remediation of organophosphorus toxicity using nutritional supplement in Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus ", 2019-20)
Language:
  • Bangle (Native speaker)
  • English (Fluent in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening)