Dr. Munawar Sultana joined the Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka in 2012 as an Assistant Professor and since then she has been affiliated to the Microbial Genetics and Bioinformatics laboratory (Lab 109) as an associated guide. She is responsible for the overall management and guidance of the students for their research and engaged as a PI/Co-PI of different research projects of the laboratory. Dr. Sultana finished her doctoral study in 2010 from the Institute of Bioscience, Interdisciplinary Ecological Center of Technical University of Freiberg, Germany, under the auspicious of DAAD fellowship. During her academic and research career, she has been bestowed with awards like Prime Minister Gold Medal, Dean’s Gold medal, Sumitomo Scholarship, NUFU fellowship etc. In 2012, she received Young Scientist award from the Third World Academy of Science (TWAS) and in Feb 2013, she was selected as a JSPS-HOPE fellow to attend the 5th HOPE meeting with Nobel Laureates in Japan organized by JSPS.
Currently, Dr. Sultana is a PI of the projects “Isolation and detection of ESBL producing Enterobacteriaceae from hospital effluents” funded by UGC and “Antibiotics and resistant bacteria pollutions: its impact on the environmental microbial communities and development of resistance gene pools” funded by Science and Technology, Bangladesh. Her new endeavor is to establish research on Microbial transformation of arsenic in Bangladesh environments (soil, water) focusing on bio-oxidation of As (III) to As(V) by Chemo-/Photo-autotrophic mechanism tandem with bio-trapping of As(V) – be the future environment friendly bioremediation technology for As-decontamination’. At present, she has research collaboration with USA, Japan, Norway, the Netherland and Germany.
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