Faculty & Officials

Contact Informations

Mailing Address:
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Chittagong, Chittagong-4331, Bangladesh.

Cell: +880-171195996
shafiq.mbio@cu.ac.bd msrahman68@yahoo.com

M. Shafiqur Rahman, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology
Faculty of Biological Sciences
University of Chittagong.

Academic/Administrative Appointment

Chairman, Department of Microbiology, University of Chittagong (August 2005-August 2008)

Education

PhD: University of Chittagong, Bangladesh ( Antimicrobial drug discovery/ Ethno pharmacology, 2005)
M. Phil: University of Chittagong, Bangladesh (Course work in Microbiology, 1996)
M.Sc.: University of Chittagong [Botany (specialization in Microbiology),1990), Bangladesh.
B. Sc. (Honors): University of Chittagong (Botany, 1989), Bangladesh.

Research Interest

Antimicrobial agents
Antibiotic Resistance
Microbial enzyme

Professional Link/Affiliation

Member, Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists (March 2001 to present)
Member, Bangladesh Botanical Society (June 2001 to present)
Member, Biodiversity Research Group of Bangladesh (Oct. 2006 to present)

Publications

Book: Co-author of Encyclopedia of Fauna and Flora of Bangladesh: Cyanobacteria, Bacteria and Fungi. Vol. 2. Published by Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, 2008

Research Publications, peer reviewed:

1. Kawsar, S. M. A., Mamun, S. M. A., Rahman, M .S., Yasumitsu, H., Ozeki, Y.(2010). Inhibitory effects of RCG1, a β-galactoside-binding lectin from Rana catesbeiana (American bullfrog) oocytes against human and phytopathogens, Canadian Journal of Pure & Applied Sciences, 4(2): 1141-1149.

2. Kawsar, S. M. A., Mamun, S. M. A., Rahman, M .S., Yasumitsu, H., Ozeki Y.(2010). Growth inhibitory effect on microorganisms by a D-galactose-binding lectin from sea hare (Aplysia kurodai) eggs: An in vitro study, Nature and Science, 8(2): 82-89.


3. Roy, T., Hazari, S, K., Dey, B. K., Meah, H. A., Rahman, M. S., Kim, D. I. and Park, Y. C. (2007). Synthesis, electrolytic behaviour and antimicrobial activities of cadmium complexces of isomers of 3,10-C-meso-3,5,7,10,12,14,14-octamethyl-1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane. Journal of Coordination Chemistry. 60(14): 1567-1578. Swiszerland.

4. Rahman, M. S. and Anwar, M. N. (2006). Antifungal & cytotoxic activity of conessine isolated from stem bark of H. antidysenterica. Bangladesh J. of Medical Science. 12(2): 116-120.

5. Rahman, M. S. and Anwar, M. N. (2008). Antibacterial and cytotoxic activity of longiverbenone isolated from the rhizome of Cyperus scariosus. Bangladesh J. Microbiol. 25(1): 82-84.

6. Parvez, M. K. U., Hakim, M. A., Chowdhury, D. K. and Rahman, M. S. (2004). Study on Antibiotic resistance by pathogenic bacteria isolated from clinical specimen. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences. Pakistan.
7. Kabir, A. K. M. S., Kawsar, S. M. A., Bhuijan, M. M. R., Rahman, M. S. and Chowdhury M. E. (2009). Antimicrobial screening of some derivatives of methyl α-D-glucopyranoside. Pakistan Joutnal of Scientific and Industrial Research. 52(3) 138-142.

8. Naha, S.K., Rahman, M. S. and Anwar, M. N.(1998). Cellulolytic Microorganisms of soil under deciduous and evergreen forest at Chittagong University campus. Bangladesh journal of forest Science. 27 (1) : 42-48.

9. Ahmed, S., Rahman, M. S., Chowdhury, J. U., Begum, J. and Anwar, M. N. (1998). Antimicrobial activities of seed extracts and crude alkaloids of Aegle marmelos. The Chittagong University journal of Science. 22(1) : 77-81.

10. Rahman, M. S., Anwar, M. N. and Chowdhury,A.Z. M.S. (1999). Antibacterial activity of secondary metabolites from Holarrhena antidysenterica stem bark. Bangladesh journal of Microbiology. 16(2) : 101-105.

11. Ahmed, A.M .A., Rahman, M. S.and Anwar, M. N. (1999). Antimicrobial activity of extracts and crude alkaloids of Polyalthia longifolia (Sonn.) Thw. stem bark. The
Chittagong University journal of Science. 23(1) : 53-56.

12. Hossain, .M. T., Akter, S., Rahman, M. S., Manchur, M. A. and Anwar, M. N. (1999). Isolation of protease producing fungi and their protease activity. The Chittagong University journal of Science. 23(2): 101-106.

13. Akter, S., Hossain, .M. T., Rahman, M. S., Manchur, M. A. and Anwar, M. N. (1999). Isolation of amylase producing fungi and their amylase activity. The Chittagong University journal of Science. 23(2) :107-113.

14. Kabir,A, K. M. S., Matin, M. M. & Rahman, M. S. (2000). Antimicrobial activites of some Rhamnoside derivatives.. The Chittagong University journal of Science. 24(1) : 129-135..

15. Kabir, A. K. M. S., Rahman, M. S., Matin, M.M., Bhuyian, M. R. and Ali, A. (2001). Antimicrobial activities of some D-glucose derivatives. The Chittagong University journal of Science. 25(1):123-128.

16. Mortoza, M. A., Rahman, M. S. and Anwar, M. N.(2001). Cellulolytic microorganisms of soil in Albizia procera forest plantation. Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology. 18(1) :15-20.

17. Rahman , M. S.,Muhsin, M. D. A. And Anwar, M. N. (2001). Antimicrobial activity of crude alkaloids of Holarrhena antidysenterica (Wall.) root bark. Bangladesh journal of Life Science. 13(1&2): 193-196.

18. Kabir, A. K.M. S. and Rahman, M. S. (2001). Antimicrobial activites of some lyxoside derivatives. Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology. 18(1): 89-95.

19. Ahmed, A.M .A., Rahman, M. S.and Anwar, M. N.(2002). Antimicrobial activity of extracts and crude alkaloids isolated from the leaf of Adhatoda vasica Nees. Bangladesh journal of Life Science. 15(2) : 125-128.
20. Kabir, A. K. M. S., Bhuyian, M. M. R., Kawsar, S. M. A., Islam, M. R. and Raman, M. S. (2003). Synthesis and characterization of some derivatives of D-mannose. The Chittagong University journal of Science. 27(1&2): 31-39.

21. Kabir, A. K. M. S., Amin, M. N., Bhuyian, M. M. R., Kawsar, S. M. A. and Rahman, M. S.(2003). Antimicrobial activities of some derivatives of L-lyxose. The Chittagong University journal of Science. 27(1&2): 53-60.

22. Kabir, A. K. M. S., Kawsar, S. M. A.,Bhuyian, M. M. R., Hossain, S. and Rahman, M. S. (2003). Biological evalution of some uridine derivatives. The Chittagong University journal of Science. 27(1&2): 105-111.

23. Kabir, A. K. M. S., Bhuyian, M. M. R., Kawsar, S. M. A., Munsi, M. M. and Rahman, M. S. (2003). Antimicrobial evalution of some derivatives of D-glucose. The Chittagong University journal of Science. 27(1&2): 113-118.

24. Kabir, A. K. M. S., Bhuyian, M. M. R., Kawsar, S. M. A., Khan, S. I. and Rahman, M. S. (2003). Regioselective acylation of methyl 6-O-triphenylmethyl-α-D-mannopyranoside. The Chittagong University journal of Science. 27(1&2): 21-30.

25. Rahman, M. S., Hossain, M. T. and Anwar M. N. (2004). Antibacterial activity of isoconessimine isolated from the stem bark of Holarrhena antidysenterica. Bangladesh J. Microbiology. 21(2): 77-80.

26. Kabir, A. K. M. S., Bhuiyan, M. M. R., Kawsar, S. M.A., Khan, S. I., and Rahman, M. S. (2004). Biological evalution of D-mannose derivatives. . The Chittagong University journal of Science. 28(1): 28 -16.

27. Rahman, M. S. and Anwar, M. N. (2005). In vitro antifungal & cytotoxic activity of isoconessimine isolated from stem bark of H. antidysenterica. Bangladesh J. of
Microbiology. 22(1): 1-4.

28. Rahman, M. S. and Anwar, M. N. (2005). In vitro antibacterial activity of conkurchine isolated stem bark of H. antidysenterica. Bangladesh J. of Microbiology. 22(2): 163-165.

29. Rahman, M. S. and Anwar, M. N. (2005). Antifungal & cytotoxic activity of conkurchine
isolated from stem bark of H. antidysenterica. The Chittagong University journal of Science.
29(2): 117-122.

30. Rahman, M. S., M. yousuf , Chowdhury, J. U., Begum, J and Anwar, M. N. (2006). Antimicrobial activity of Cyperus scariosus. Bangladesh J. of Medical Science. 12(1): 35-

38. Rahman, M. S., Anwar, M. N., Begum, J. and Chowdhury, J. U. (1997). Antimicrobial activities of the alkaloids of three plant leaves. Bangladesh Journal of Botany. 26(1) : 79-81.

31. Rahman, M. S. and Anwar, M. N. (2006). Antifungal activity of a sesquiterpene of Cyperus scariosus. The Chittagong University journal of Biological Sciences. 1(1): 15-20.

32. Saha, A and Rahman, M. S. (2006). Antimicrobial activity of persicaria hydropiper. The Chittagong University journal of Biological Sciences. 1(2): 13-20.

33. Rahman, M. S. (2006). Antibacterial and antifungal activity of Cajanus cajan. The Chittagong University journal of Biological Sciences. 1(2): 43-48.

34. Kabir, A. K. M. S., Matin, M.M., Hossain, A. and Rahman, M. S., (2002). Synthesis and antimicrobial activities of some acylated derivatives of L-rhamnose. The Chittagong University journal of Science. 26(1&2): 35-44 .

35. Rahman, M. S. and Junaid, M. (2008). Antimicrobial activity of leaf extracts of Eupatorium triplinerve Vehl. against some human pathogenic bacteria and phytopathogenic fungi. Bangladesh J. Bot. 37(1): 89-92.

36. Rahman, M. S. (2008). Antimicrobial activity of various crude extracts from flower of Vernonia cinerea (Roxb.) Lees. Bangladesh J. Life Science. 20(2): 111-116.

37. Matin, M. M., Ibrahim, M. and Rahman. M. S. (2008). Antimicribial evaluation of Methyl 4-0-acetyl--L- rhamnopyranoside derivatives. The Chittagong University journal of Biological Sciences. Accepted, paper No. JBS-11( MBIO/12)

38. Rahman, M. S. (2007). Antimicrobial activity of crude extracts obtained from Euphorbia hirta L. The Chittagong University journal of Biological Sciences. 2(1&2): 55-62.

39. Kabir, A. K. M. S., Kawsar, S. M. A., Bhuiyan, M.M. R., Rahman, M. S., and Banu, B. (2008). Biological evaluation -- ---glucopyranoside. The Chittagong University journal of Biological Sciences. Accepted, paper No. JBS-16( MBIO/15)

40. Rahman, M. S. (2007). ). Antimicrobial activity of crude extracts obtained from Oxalis corniculata L. The Chittagong University journal of Biological Sciences. 2(1&2): 63-70.

41. Kabir, A. K. M. S., Kawsar, S. M. A., Bhuiyan, M. M. R., Rahman, M. S. and Banu, B. (2007). ). Antimicrobial screening of some dacanoyl derivatives of methyl 4,6-O-cyclohexylydene-α-Dglucopyranoside. The Chittagong University journal of Biological Sciences. 2(1&2): 81-92.

42. Jarin, L., Rahman, M. S. and Anwar, M. N.(2008). ). Antibacteriall and antifungal activity of crude extracts Plumeria rubra L. The Chittagong University journal of Biological Sciences. Accepted, Vol. 1, 2008.

43. Rahman, M. S., M. yousuf , Chowdhury, J. U., Begum, J and Anwar, M. N. (2005). Antibacterial activity of plumbagin isolated Plumbago zeylanica L. Phytomedica (indian J. indigenous Medicine). Accepted for publication. India.

44. Kabir, A. K. M. S., Kawsar, S. M. A., Bhuiyan, M. M. R., Islam, M. R. and Rahman, M. S. (2008). Biological evaluation of some mannopyranoside derivatives. Bulletin of pure & Applied Science. 23C(2): 83-91. India.

45. Rahman, M. S., Sultana, S. and Anwar, M. N. (2004). In vitro antimicrobial activity of halarrifine-24ol isolated from the stem bark of Holarrhena antidysenterica. International journal of Agriculture and Biology. 6 (4) : 698-700. Pakistan

46. Kshem, M. A., Manchur, M. A. Rahman, M. S. and Anwar, M. N. (2004). Effect of carbon and nitrogen sources on the production of reducing sugers, extra-cellular protein and cellulolytic enzymes by two cellulolytic bacterial isolates. Pakistan journal of Biological Sciences. 7(10) : 1660-1663. Pakistan.

47. Zerin, L., Rahman, M. S. and Anwar, M. N. (2007). Folk medicinal plants used by tribal peoples of Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh and their antibacterial screening. Journal of Forestry and Environment. 5: 17-21.

48. Kabir, A. K. M. S., Matin, M. M., Bhuiyan, M. M. R., Rahim, M. A. and Rahman, M. S. (2005). Biological evaluation of some monosaccharide derivatives. International J. Agricululture and Biology. 7(2): 218-221. Pakistan.

49. Ahmed, A. M. A, Rahman, M. S. and Anwar, M. N. (2005). Antibacterial activities of extracts obtained from five important medicinal plants of Bangladesh. European journal of Scientific Research. 11(3): 444-448. Europe (CYPRUS).

50. Hossain, .M. T., Das, F., Marzan, L. W., Rahman, M. S. and Anwar, M. N. (2006). Some properties of protease of the fungal strain Aspergillus flavus. International journal of Agriculture and Biology. 8 (2) : 162-164. Pakistan

51. Rahman, M. S., and Anwar, M. N. (2006). Fungitoxic and cytotoxic activity of a novel compound 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid of Plumbago zeylanica Linn. Asian J. of Microbial Biotech. & Environtal Sci., 8(3): 461-464. India.

52. Rahman, M. S. and Anwar, M. N. (2005). Antibacterial activity of conessine isolated from sem bark of H. antidysenterica. Phytomedica (indian J. indigenous Medicine). Accepted for publication. India.

53. Rahman, M. S., M. yousuf , Chowdhury, J. U., Begum, J and Anwar, M. N. (2007). Antibacterial activity of 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid isolated from the root of Plumbago zeylanica L. Hamdard medicus. 50(3): 23-28. Pakistan.

54. Rahman, M. S., Begum, J., Chowdhury, J. U. and Anwar, M. N. (1998). Antimicrobial activity of Holarrhena antidysenterica against Salmonella typhi. The Chittagong University journal of Science. 22(1) : 111-112.

55. Kawsar, S. M. A., Mamun, S. M. A., Rahman, M. S., Yasumitsu, H and Ozeki, Y. (2011). Biological effects of a carbohydrate-binding protein from an annelid, Perinereis nuntia against human and phytopathogenic microorganisms. International J. Biol. and Life Sci. 7(1). Accepted.

56. Kawsar, S. M. A., Mamun, S. M. A., Rahman, M. S., Yasumitsu, H and Ozeki, Y. (2011). In vitro antibacterial and antifungal effects of a 30 KDa D-galactoside-specific lectin from the Demosponge, Halichondria okadai. International J. Biol. and Life Sci. 7(1). Accepted.

57. Kawsar, S. M. A., Mamun, S. M. A., Rahman, M. S., Yasumitsu, H and Ozeki, Y. (2010). Growth inhibitory effects of a GlcNAc/GalNAc-specific lectin from the marine demosponge Halichondria okadai on human pathogenic microorganisms. Journal of Cell and Molecular Biology. 8(2). Accepted.