Faculty & Officials

Contact Informations

Mailing Address:
Hossain Domicile, 9 No. T&T Road, Basundhara Residential Area, North Agrabad, Chittagong 4224, Bangladesh

Cell: +8801749073771
Land Phone: +88031715861
imran.mbio@cu.ac.bd mb_imran@yahoo.com

Md. Imranul Hoq, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology
University of Chittagong


Post-doc: Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan [Immunology] [2010-2011]
PhD: Kagoshima University, Japan [Biochemistry & Applied Bioscience] [2006-2010]
M.Sc.: University of Chittagong [Microbiology] [1999-2000]
B.Sc. Honors: University of Chittagong [Microbiology] [1996-1999]

Research Interest

Clinical Immunology
Environmental Microbiology

Professional Link/Affiliation

1. Member, Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology and Agrochemistry (JSBBA)
2. Member, Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists (BSM)
3. Member, Graduate Microbiologist Association (GMA), Bangladesh
4. Convener,Executive Committee,Microbiology Association of Bangladesh (MAB)
5. President, Kagoshima University Foreign Student Association (KUFSA) [2009-2010]
6. President, Microbiology Association of Bangladesh (MAB) [2013 to present]


1. S. K. Dey, M. I. Hoq, S. Okitsu, S. Hayakawa, H. Ushijima, Prevalence, seasonality, and peak age of infection of enteric adenoviruses in Japan, 1995–2009, Epidemiology & Infection doi:10.1017/S0950268812001586
2. Md. Imranul Hoq, Francois Niyonsaba, Hiroko Ushio, Gyi Aung, Ko Okumura, Hideoki Ogawa, Human catestatin enhances migration and proliferation of normal human epidermal keratinocytes, Journal of Dermatological Science, 64, 108-118, 2011
3. Gyi Aung, Francois Niyonsaba, Hiroko Ushio, Md. Imranul Hoq, Shigaku Ikeda, Hideoki Ogawa, Ko Okumura, A neuroendocrine antimicrobial peptide, catestatin, stimulates interleukin-8 production from human keratinocytes via activation of mitogen‐activated protein kinases, Journal of Dermatological Science, 61, 129–150, 2011
4. Rokeya Sultana Rekha, SM Mustafa Kamal, Peter Anderson, Zeaur Rahim, Md. Imranul Hoq, Gul Ara, Jan Andersson, David Sack, Rubhana Raqib, Validation of the ALS assay in adult patients with culture confirmed pulmonary tuberculosis, PloS ONE, 6, e16425, 2011
5. Md. Imranul Hoq, Hisham R. Ibrahim, Potent antimicrobial action of triclosan‐lysozyme complex against skin pathogens mediated through drug‐targeted delivery mechanism, European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 42, 130‐137, 2011
6. Md. Imranul Hoq, Takayoshi Aoki, Hisham R. Ibrahim, Triclosan-lysozyme complex: A promising antimicrobial macromolecule stable against photooxidative damage, Food Research International, 42, 2, 298‐306, 2009
7. Md. Imranul Hoq, Koji Mitsuno, Yoshio Tsujino, Takayoshi Aoki, Hisham R. Ibrahim, Triclosan-lysozyme complex as novel antimicrobial macromolecule: A new potential of lysozyme as phenolic drug‐targeting molecule, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 42, 5, 468‐477, 2008
8. Hisham R. Ibrahim, Md. Imranul Hoq, Takayoshi Aoki, Ovotransferrin possesses
SOD-like superoxide anion scavenging activity that is promoted by copper and manganese binding, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 41, 5, 631‐640,
9. M. I. Hoq, U. M. Seraj, S. Chowdhury, Control of Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae by induced proteins from mud-crab, Scylla serrata, The Chittagong University Journal of Sciences, 28, 1, 95-101, 2004
10. M. I. Hoq, U. M. Seraj, S. Chowdhury, Isolation and characterization of antibacterial peptides from the mud‐crab Scylla serrata, Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 6, 15, 1345-1353, 2003
11. U. M. Seraj, M. I. Hoq, M. N. Anwar, S. Chowdhury, A 61 kDa antibacterial protein isolated and purified from the hemolymph of the American cockroach Periplaneta americana, Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 6, 7, 715-720, 2003