Faculty & Officials

Contact Informations

Mailing Address:
Department of Microbiology, University of Chittagong, Chittagong-4331, Bangladesh

Cell: +880-1743079914
towhid.mbio@cu.ac.bd towhid73@yahoo.com

Dr. Md. Towhid Hossain

Professor
Department of Microbiology
University of Chittagong

Academic/Administrative Appointment

Chairman, Department of Microbiology, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh (August 2011- to date)

Education

Ph D: Nagasaki University, Japan
M. Sc: University of Chittagong
B. Sc (Honours): University of Chittagong

Research Interest

Enzymology,
Biofilm,
Aptamer technology.

Professional Link/Affiliation

Treasurer, Chittagong University Teacher's Association (CUTA), 2014
Life member, Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists (BSM)
Life member, Botanical Society of Bangladesh
Joint Secretary, Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists (2012-2013)
Joint Convener, Chairman-Director Forum, University of Chittagong (2012-2013)

Publications

1. Shumi W., Md Towhid Hossain, and M. N. Anwar. 2004. Proteolytic activity of a bacterial isolate Bacillus fastidiosus den Dooren de Jong. J. Biol. Sci. 4 (3): 370-374.
2. Cherry H.M., Md Towhid Hossain and M. N. Anwar 2004. Extracellular glucoamylase from Aspergillus fumigatus Pak. J. Biol. Sci. 7(11): 1988-1992.
3. Md Towhid Hossain, L. W. Marzan, Flora Das and M. N. Anwar 2005.Production of extracellular proteases under different nitrogen and carbon availability by Aspergillus funiculosus. European J Sci. Res. 6(4): 17-26
4. Marzan L.W., Md Towhid Hossain and M. N. Anwar 2005.Glucoamylase from the isolate Aspergillus luchuensis. European J Sci. Res. 6(3): 53-59
5. Sharmin S., Md Towhid Hossain and M. N. Anwar 2005. Isolation and characterization of a protease producing bacteria Bacillus aminovorans and optimization of some factors of culture conditions for protease production. J. Bio. Sci. 5(3): 358-362.
6. Sharmin S., Md Towhid Hossain and M.N. Anwar 2004. Proteolytic activity of a Lactobacillus species isolated from rumen. Pak. J. Biol. Sci. 7(12): 2105-2108
7. Shumi W., Md Towhid Hossain, and M.N. Anwar 2004. Production of Protease from bacterial Isolate Listeria monocytogenes. International J. Agr. and Biol.6(6):1097-1100
8. Md Towhid Hossain, L. W. Marzan, Flora Das and M. N. Anwar 2006. Optimization some factors affecting the production of protease from Aspergillus fumigatus. European J Sci. Res. (Accepted)
9. Shumi W., Md Towhid Hossain, and M. N. Anwar. 2004. Isolation and purification of fungi Aspergillus funiculosus and its enzyme protease. Pak. J. Biol. Sci. 7 (3): 312-317.
10. Md Towhid Hossain, H. M. Cherry and M. N. Anwar 2004.Optimization of some factors affecting the production of glucoamylase by the fungal isolate Aspergillus funiculosus. Indian J. Microbiol 45(2):143-146.
11. Md Towhid Hossain, L.W. Marzan, Flora Das and M. N. Anwar 2006. Some properties of protease of the fungal strain Aspergillus flavus. International J Agr. Sci. and Biol. 8(1): 162-164.
12. Md Shafiqur Rahman, Md Towhid Hossain and M.N. Anwar 2005.Antibacterial activity of conessine isolated from the stem bark of Holarrhena antidysenterica Wall. Phytomedica 45(2).(India)
13. Md Towhid Hossain, L. W. Marzan, Flora Das and M. N. Anwar 2006. Some factors affecting on the activity of protease of Aspergillus fumigatus European J Sci. Res. (Accepted)
14. Md Towhid Hossain, Shibata T., Kabashima T., and M. Kai. 2010. Aptamer mediated chemiluminescence detection of prion protein on a membrane using trimethoxyphenyl glyoxal. Anal. Sci.26: 645-647.

Published In National Journals
15. Md Towhid Hossain, Flora Das and MN Anwar 2004. Production of Extracellular protease from Planococcus citreus, Bangladesh J Microbiol. 21(1): 22-24
16. Md Towhid Hossain, Shahida Akter and M.N. Anwar 2004.Extracellular glucoamylase production by Mortierella spinosa. Bangladesh J Microbiol. 21(2): 98-100
17. Md Shafiqur Rahman, Md Towhid Hossain and M.N. Anwar 2004.Antibacterial activity of Isoconessimine Isolated from the Stem Bark of Holarrhena antidysenterica Wall. Bangladesh J Microbiol. 21(2): 77-80
18. Marzan L. W., M. A. Manchur, Md Towhid Hossain, and M.N.Anwar.2004 Protease production by a strain Aspergillus funiculosus. Bangladesh J. Life Sci. 16 (1): 103-107
19. Shumi W., Md Towhid Hossain, and M. N. Anwar. 2003. Protease from Fusarium tumidum Sherbakoff. The Chittagong Univ. J. Sci. 27 (1 &2): 79-84.
20. Marzan L. W., M. A. Manchur, Md Towhid Hossain, and M.N. Anwar. 2001. Production of protease and ά-amylase by Fusarium poae. Bangladesh J. of Microbiol. 18 (2): 127-134.
21. Shahida Akter, Md Towhid Hossain, Md. Shafiqur Rahman, M. A. Manchur and M.N. Anwar. 1999. Isolation of amylase producing fungi and their amylase activity. The Chittagong Univ. J. Sci. 23(2): 107-113.
22. Md Towhid Hossain, Shahida Akter, Md. Shafiqur Rahman, M. A. Manchur and M. N. Anwar. 1999. Isolation of protease producing fungi and their protease activity. The Chittagong Univ. J. Sci. 23(2): 101-106.
23. Flora Das, Md Towhid Hossain and M.N. Anwar 2005. Protease production by Bacillus sphaericus The Chittagong Univ. J. Sci. 29(1):71-76
24. Md Towhid Hossain, L W. Marzan, Flora Das and M. N. Anwar 2005. Factors affecting the production of extracellular protease from Aspergillus flavus. Bangladesh J microbial. 22(2):120-122.
25. Munira Akter, Md Towhid Hossain and M.N. Anwar2008. Factor responsible for the production of amylase from A. fumigatus. The Chittagong Univ. J. Bio. Sci. 3(1&2):11-20.
26. Zinnat Shahina, Md Towhid Hossain and M.A. Hakim 2009. Characterization of protease producing fungi A. funiculosus and A. tamarii and their proteases. The Chittagong Univ. J. Bio. Sci. 4(1&2): 91-98.
27. Jannatul Ferdous, Md Towhid Hossain and M.N Anwar 2009. Nutritive and bacteriological analysid of different types of cheese. The Chittagong Univ. J. Bio. Sci. 4(1&2): 99-106.
28. Zinnat Shahina, Md Towhid Hossain and M. A. Hakim 2012. Protease activity of Peptococcus activus. International journal of current research and review 4(6): 146-151.