Mrs. Rubaiat Nazneen Akhand
Mrs. Rubaiat Nazneen Akhand
Assistant Professor
MS in Bioinformatics (2019), Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands; MS (2009) and BSc (Hons) (2008) in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (JU), Bangladesh.

Publication Profile:
  • F M A Hossain , A Ara , M M Rahman, N Ilyas, A T M Badruzzaman, E Zahran , M M Hossain , M A Zinnah, R N Akhand, M A Islam, M M Rahman. Characterization of Bacterial Isolates, Antibiogram Profile and Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines in Subclinical Mastitis in Cross-Bred Dairy Cows. AJVS. 2019; 62(2): 1-10.
  • S Paul, Mi Saha, S N Talukdar, S Rajbongshi, R N Akhand and Md. Aminul Islam. Computational Approaches Predict the Reliable Three-Dimensional (3D) Structure and Possible Involvement of a Hypothetical Protein of Mycobacterium leprae, ML-1369 in Its Cell Division. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology, 2015; 9(2):919-926.
  • M A Hossain, M R Akanda, S A Belal, M M I Iqbal, S Islam, M N Uddin, R N Akhand, M S Islam and A C Roy. Environmental Deposition of Lead (Pb) in Chickens and Litter Samples Collected from Selected Areas of Bangladesh. J Vet Adv 2014, 4(9): 677-685.
  • M R Chowdhury, M A Huq, M M R Howlader, M S Islam, M R Akanda and R N Akhand. Comparative efficacies of two different commercial products containing nitroxynil against fascioliasis in cattle. Eurasian J Vet Sci, 2014; 30 (02): 59-62.
  • R N Akhand, S Ahmed, A Bhowmik, B Rokeya, M M H Khan and M R Chowdhury. Effect of Terminalia chebula fresh fruit extracts in streptozotocin induced type 2 diabetic model rats. J Syl Agril Univ., 2014; 1 (1): 131-137.
  • R N Akhand, S Ahmed, A Bhowmik and B Rokeya. Sub-chronic oral administration of the ethanolic extracts of dried Terminalia chebula mature fruits in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) model of Long-Evans (L-E) rats improve glycemic, lipidemic and anti- oxidative status. J App Pharm Sci, 2013; 3 (05): 027-032.
Conference Proceedings:
  • Comparative study of total phenolics, total flavonoid content and antioxidant capacity of raw, commercially packed and cooked turmeric, red chillies and ginger. 02 September, 2016, 1st Symposium on Chemistry for Global Solidarity, organized by Dept of Chemistry, Jagannath University, Dhaka.
  • S. Islam, M. M. R. Howlader, N. Bhowmick, R. N. Akhand, and M. Hasan, 2015: Investigating the present status of artificial insemination and natural insemination of cattle at biswanath upozilla in sylhet in Bangladesh in 12th CVASU Annual Scientific conference, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong.
Research Interests:
  • I am interested in understanding biology of any organism through data mining and wet lab experiments. I want to especially focus on mechanism of a phenotypical expression through the assessment of Next generation sequencing data and then validate the outcome by in vivo or in vitro experiments. The careful investigation of metadata generated from different cells in multi omics layers, phylogenetic studies and integration of those data might be helpful to answer many biological questions in the context of biology, which still remain in enigma.
Undergraduate Courses:
  • Chemistry of Biomolecules
  • Metabolism, human nutrition and bioenergetics
  • Enzymology
Masters Courses:
  • Bioenergetics
  • Plant Hormones and Biopesticides
  • Special Topics in Biochemistry
Academic Degrees and Qualification:
  • MS in Bioinformatics (2019), Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands.
  • MS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2009), Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh.
  • BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2008), Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh.
Positions and Affiliations:
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Chemistry, Sylhet Agricultural University
Awards and Scholarships:
  • Netherlands Fellowship Program (NFP), 2017.
  • 2007 "JU Merit Scholarship" based on BSc result.
  • 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 "Jahangirnagar University Merit Scholarship".
  • 2001 "Sonali Bank Employees Benevolent Fund Managing Committee Gold Medal" based on SSC result.
Professional Memberships:
  • BABG- Bangladesh Association of Biotechnology Graduates
  • BSAB- Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Students Association Of Bangladesh
  • Training on Next Generation Sequencing (Ion Torrent), Real Time PCR, Capillary Electrophoresis. 2019. Organized by ThermoFisher Scientific, Delhi, India.
  • Computer Aided Drug & Peptide Design Training-Monsoon'19. 2019. Organized by Red Green Research Center, Dhaka. Discover Studio, Pyrx, YASARA, Gaussian software.
  • Advanced Training on Biotechnology. 2015. Organized by National Institute of Biotechnology, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Genomic DNA, Plasmid DNA and RNA isolation, PCR, Real time PCR, Electrophoresis, Plant cell, bacterial cell and NDV culture, Restriction enzyme analysis, Cycle sequencing and purification of cycle sequencing products.
  • Strengthening Pedagogical Skills for Young Teachers. 2015. Organized by- Sylhet Agricultural University, Supported by- USAID Funded Asia Farmer to Farmer Program, Winrock International, Sylhet, Bangladesh
  • Training for the University Teachers. 2013. Graduate Training Institute, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
Mentorship and Supervisory Work (Undergraduate):
  • Hafsa Akter: Level 4, Semester 2; Title: Evolution of Arogenate Dehyratase (Ongoing)
  • Abdul Aziz Shawon: Level 4, Semester 2; Title: Evolution of Arogenate Dehyrogenase (Ongoing)
  • Sadia Sultana: Level 4, Semester 2; Title: Risk of obesity in adolescence (Ongoing)
  • Raha Nadoal Shahril: Level 4, Semester 2; Annotation of protein from Black Bengal goat (Ongoing)
Mentorship and Supervisory Work (MS):
  • Mst Yeasmin Akhter, July-December, 2019. MS in Biochemistry. Title: Identification of potential therapeutic drug targets in major multiple antibiotic-resistant pathogenic bacteria isolated from street foods in Sylhet region (Ongoing)
  • Fahmida Humaira, July-December, 2019. MS in Biochemistry. Title: Molecular docking of bioactive compounds from Catharanthus roseus against major virulence target protein in Staphylococcus aureus isolated from milk (Ongoing)