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I completed my graduation in Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology from Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh. I did master thesis on "Molecular identification of cellulase producing fungal isolates and characterization of cellulase gene from the isolates" under supervision of Prof. Abul Kalam Azad. I was also involved in another project of Prof. Azad in his Bioinformatics lab where I worked on structure-function relationship of plant aquaporins. I published several peer reviewed international research papers during my master’s program. I also participated several national and international meetings, workshops and conferences during my master’s tenure. Notably, I participated in the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany as a young scientist through a global competition where got an opportunity to meet with 70 Nobel laureates in the field of Physics, Chemistry and Physiology or Medicine. In Lindau meeting, I got a chance to discuss about my research on plant aquaporins with Prof. Peter Agre who got the Nobel Prize for the discovery of aquaporin. In October 2016, I joined Prof. François Chaumont laboratory to investigate the substrate specificity of aquaporins.

Research Areas:
Molecular Biology, Applied Plant Biology

Publications

AK Azad, J Ahmed, M A Alum, MM Hasan, T Ishikawa, and Y Sawa (2018). Prediction of arsenic and antimony transporter major intrinsic proteins from the genomes of crop plants. International journal of biological macromolecules, 107, pp.2630-2642. Impact factor 3.90.

T Laloux, B Junqueira, LC Maistriaux, J. Ahmed, A Jurkiewicz and F Chaumont (2018). Plant and Mammal Aquaporins: Same but Different. International journal of molecular sciences, 19(2), p.521. Impact factor 3.87.

AK Azad, J Ahmed, MA Alum, MM Hasan, T Ishikawa, Y Sawa and M Katsuhara (2016). Genome-wide characterization of major intrinsic proteins in four grass plants and their non-aqua transport selectivity profiles with comparative perspective. PLoS ONE 11(6): e0157735. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0157735. Impact factor 3.54.

Z Mahmud, SUF Malik, J Ahmed, AK Azad (2016) Computational Analysis of Damaging Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms and Their Structural and Functional Impact on the Insulin Receptor. BioMed Research International. Volume 2016, Article ID 2023803, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/2023803. Impact factor 2.47.

P Khatiwada, J Ahmed, MMH Sohag, K Islam, AK Azad (2016). Isolation, Screening and Characterization of Cellulase Producing Bacterial Isolates from Municipal Solid Wastes and Rice Straw Wastes. J Bioprocess Biotech 6: 280. doi:10.4172/2155-9821.1000280. Impact factor 1.82.

MJ Alam, MS Sultana, J Ahmed, A Purkaystha, A Zubaer, M Lashkar, K Fatema and MR Awal (2015). Structure analysis of interacting domains of RNA dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) complex in Nipah virus. Journal of Biochemistry & Physiology 4:187. doi:10.4172/2168- 9652.1000187. Impact factor 0.82.

A Iqbal, A Hakim, MS Hossain, MR Rahman, K Islam, M F Azim, J Ahmed, M Assaduzzaman, MM Hoq and AK Azad (2018). Partial purification and characterization of serine protease produced through fermentation of organic municipal solid wastes by Serratia marcescens A3 and Pseudomonas putida A2. Journal of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, 16(1), pp.29-37.

A Hakim, FR Bhuiyan, A Iqbal, TH Emon, J Ahmed and AK Azad (2018). Production and partial characterization of dehairing alkaline protease from Bacillus subtilis AKAL7 and Exiguobacterium indicum AKAL11 by using organic municipal solid wastes. Heliyon, 4(6), p. e00646.

J Ahmed, P Khatiwada, A Purkaystha, T Roy, TA Chowdhury, P Bhattacharjee (2014). A Computational Study of Alginate lyases and Homology modelling of AlyPA: Implications for treatment of Cystic fibrosis. International Journal of Computational Bioinformatics and In Silico Modeling 3(2): 354-361.

MMH Sohag, MM Hasan, J Ahmed, SNA Daud, MK Alam, MR Amin, MM Hoq and AK Azad (2013). Production and partial characterization of cellulase of Pseudomonas isolates obtained from cow dung and municipal solid wastes. Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology 30(1&2): 11-16.

AK Azad, J Ahmed, A Hakim, MA Alum, MM Hasan, M Hasan, T Ishikawa and Y Sawa (2018). Phylogeny and distinct properties of major intrinsic proteins in the genomes of six Phytophthora species suggest their novel functions in Phytophthora. bioRxiv, p.394395.

J Ahmed (2013). Computational analysis and homology modelling of antioxidant proteins of Papaya (Carica papaya). International Conference on Engineering Research, Innovation and Education proceedings. ICERIE 2013. pp. 1110-1115.

MA Iqbal, MMH Sohag, J Ahmed, M Rana, SM Rakibuzzaman, K Islam and AK Azad (2015). Production of industrially important enzymes and microbial lipids from biomass of Municipal Solid Wastes in Bangladesh. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Molecular Biology Techniques Related to Infectious/Genetic Diseases & Human Identification, Molecular Medicine Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya.

J Ahmed, MA Iqbal, MMH Sohag, SM Rakibuzzaman, Hakim A, Hasan M, K Islam and AK Azad (2016). Purification and Characterization of Microbial Protease and Cellulase Produced with Organic Municipal Solid Wastes. Proceedings of the 2nd International South Asian Biotechnology Conference, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Volunteer Activities

I involve with a non-profit organization named CANSI Bioinformatics Research Institute. The aim of this research group is to inspire the young biologists in research. Since Dec 2012, I am actively working for this research group to inspire the young talent students in biological research by delivering seminar presentations and organizing scientific events. Currently, I am working as one of the advisors of this research group. During my master’s degree, I was also one of the organizers of Bio-Olympiad that actually dedicated for high school students. 

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