Nadira Akhtar

Ph. D.
Senior Research Fellow
Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science ... · Department of Pathology and Parasitology

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Awards and achievements (3)

  • Jul 2006
    Dutch-Bangla Bank Foundation Fellowship (1.6 year)
    Scholarship
  • Jul 1999
    Swiss Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS) (2 years)
    Scholarship
  • Jul 1992
    Research Fellowship, Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh (3 years)
    Scholarship

About

1. Career:
• 2001 - 2010 Post-doctoral Fellow at the Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh (9 years)
(Tick Taxonomy, Tick biology, Molecular analysis of tick-borne pathogens from ticks and blood samples--- DNA extraction, PCR, RLB-PCR and Gene sequence analysis)
• 1999 - 2001 Post-doctoral Fellow at the Department of Parasitology, Institute of Zoology, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland (2 years)
(Tick identification and tick - borne diseases detection from ticks and animal samples)
• 1998 Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences (Entomology), Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
(Title: Effectiveness of some plant oils against Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) and Tribolium confusum Duval (Coleoptera : Tenebrionidae)
• 1988 (held in 1992) M. Sc. Final in Zoology (Specialization in Entomology), University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
(Title: Effects of Caffeine and Castor oil on Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
• 1987 (held in 1990) B. Sc. Honours in Zoology, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

2. Research Grants:
• 2008-2010 SDC (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation) under the University Exchange Program of KFPE
• 2009-2010 Ministry of Science, Information and Communication Technology, Bangladesh under the special allocation program
• 2007-2008 Ministry of Science, Information and Communication Technology, Bangladesh under the special allocation program
• 2004-2005 Ministry of Science, Information and Communication Technology, Bangladesh under S & T project

3. Research publications: 14 (National and International Journals)

4. International Conferences:
• 5th International Conference on Ticks and Tick-borne Pathogens (TTP5), Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 28.8 – 2.9.2005
• The Annual Conference of the KFPE (From Research to Development----Mutual Learning for Change), Organized by scnat---Science and Policy (Platform of the Swiss Academy of Sciences and KFPE---Swiss Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries, 23 October, 2009, University of Lugano, Switzerland

5. Collaborations:
• 2001 – 2005, Prof. Bruno Betschart, Institute of Zoology, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland, The bionomics and management of tick pests and the diseases transmitted to livestock in Bangladesh
• 2005 – 2010, Prof. Bruno Betschart, Dr. Lise Gern and Prof. Kurt Pfister, Institute of Biology, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland, Epidemiological study on the impact of ticks and tick-borne pathogens in different cattle breeds in the northern part of Bangladesh

6. Some scientific activities:
• 1996 Participant of Tenth National Zoological Conference of the Zoological Society of Bangladesh, Department of Zoology, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh, 28-30 May.
• 1998 Participant of Silver Jubilee of Department of Zoology, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh, 16-18 May.
• 2002 Participant of Golden Jubilee Foundation Day Celebration of Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, 3 January.
• 2002 – 2003 Field work (March – September 2002, April – October 2003) in Rajshahi division, Bangladesh in order to collecting samples on ticks and tick-borne diseases in livestock.
• 2005 Participant of Fifteenth Biennial National Conference of the Zoological Society of Bangladesh, Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, 2-3 December.
• 2006 Sixteenth Biennial International Conference, Organized by- Zoological Society of Bangladesh, 27- 29 February 2008, Department of Zoology, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh.
• 2007 Participant of Sixteenth AGM and National Conference of the Zoological Society of Bangladesh, Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, 30 March.
• 2008 – 2009 Field work (July 2008 to June 2009) at five places in Rajshahi division, Bangladesh. Collecting samples on Epidemiological study on the impact of ticks and tick-borne pathogens in different cattle breeds in the northern part of Bangladesh. Funded by: SDC (KFPE), Switzerland and MOSICT (Bangladesh).
• 2011 Organizer of International Workshop on Ticks and Tick-borne Pathogens in Bangladesh and its Control, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University (HSTU) Dinajpur, Bangladesh, 27-28 April 2011.

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