S. M. Rafiquzzaman

S. M. Rafiquzzaman
Assistant Professor
Department of Fisheries Biology & Aquatic Environment
Bangabondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahaman Agricultural University

Mobile: +8801552436605
PABX: 02-9205310-14, Ext. 2256
Fax: 88 02 9205333
Email: [email protected]

Professional Working Experience:

  • 28 June 2010 to till date
    Assistant Professor, Department of Fisheries Biology & Aquatic Environment, Bangabondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahaman Agricultural University
    Teaching and Research
  • July 2005- 27 June 2010
    Scientific Officer, Reproductive Physiology and Genetics Division, Freshwater Station, Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI), Mymensingh, Bangladesh
    Involved in research activities as member of Reproductive Physiology and Fish Genetics Research Group, BFRI. In addition to research activities, engaged in formulation of national research proposal related to fish biotechnology
  • March 2003- June 2004
    Research Fellow, Dept. of Fisheries Biology & Genetics, Faculty of Fisheries, BAU
    Implementation of research


Key professional experience

  • Training course on “Application of Molecular Genetic Techniques in Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Management” organized by Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Orissa, India and funded by NACA, FAO, 27 November-05 December


Related Research Expriences:

  • Selective breeding, line breeding and cross breeding techniques is being successfully applied to develop genetically improved strains of Silver Barb (Babonymus gonionotus) and Rohu (Labeo rohita)
  • Hormonal sex alternation of fish using estrogen and androgen
  • Molecular characterization of fish using RAPD markers
  • Involved as associate investigator in the national research and development projects related to genetics and breeding .
  • Involved in developing and evolving fish breeding and aquaculture technologies related to carp and disseminated this technologies among the fish hatchery and nursery operators as well as to entrepreneurs
  • Gene pool conservation and facilitating artificial breeding of exotic and indigenous species through development of protocol for cryogenic preservation of fish spermatozoa.


List of Published Research Works:

  • Akanda, M. M. R., T. Rahman, S. M. Rafiquzzaman and M. B. R. Chowdhury. 2010. Diagnosis of white spot syndrome in shrimp using test kit shrimple and PCR technique. J.Prog. Sci. & Tech. 8(1): 65-68
  • M. G. Mostofa, A. S. Ishtiq Ahmed, M. G. Mustafa, M. G. Rabbane, M. N. Islam & S. M. Rafiquzzaman. 2009. Genetic diversity of wild and farmed Kalibaus (Labeo calbasu. Hamilton, 1822) by RAPD analysis of the genomic DNA. Ribarstvo, 67, (2), 41-52.
  • R. I. Sarder, S. M. Rafiquzzaman, Roksana Sultana and M Farid . 2009.  Cryopreservation of Mrigal, Cirrhinus cirrhosus spermatozoa with a view to minimize inbreeding & hybridization and to conserve gene pool. Bangladeh Agricultural University Research System journal. 7 (1): 211-218
  • E. Karim, T. Rahman, S. M. Rafiquzzaman, J. Ferdous and A. M. M. Nurul Alam. 2009. Effects of stocking density on the growth and production of Thai koi (Anabas testudineus) in mymensingh region
  • M.U.H. Khanam, M. Nahiduzzaman*, M.M. Hassan, M. Sultana, S.M. Rafiquzzaman and M.A.R. Hossain. 2008. Milt quality determination of a critically endangered fish, Olive barb (Puntius sarana, Hamilton 1822) in Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Fish. Res., 12(2).
  • Abdullah-Al Mamun, M. Begum. M.Y. Mia, S. M. Rafiquzzaman and M. J. Alam. 2008. Food and feeding habits of mud crab Scylla serrata (Frosskal) in Bangladesh. Journal of the Bangladesh Society for Agricultural Science & Technology 5 (3&4): 141-144.
  • S. M. Rafiquzzaman, M.R. Islam Sarder, M. S. Islam and Roksana Sultana. 2007. Sperm cryopreservation of rohu, Labeo rohita: Cryodiluents, sperm:cryodiluent dilution ratio and cryoprotectant concentration. Bangladesh J. Fish. Res., 11(2),:141-152
  • M. Kabil Hossain, A. T. A. Ahmed, M.H. Khan , S.M. Rafiquzzaman , F. Begum  and M. A.  Islam. 2007. Distribution, Prevalence, and Intensity of protozoan and monogenean parasites of carp fingerlings in some nursery ponds of two districts. Bangladesh J. Fish. Res., 11(1),:37-44
  • M. M. Khan, S. M. Rafiquzzaman, S.M. Rahmatullah, M.R.K. Mondal and M. A. Rahman. 2007. Effect of stocking density on the production of freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) culture in pond system. J. Bangladesh Soc. Agric. Sci. Technol., 4 (3 &4): 57-61,.
  • M.R. Islam Sarder, S. M. Rafiquzzaman. M.S. Islam and Roksana Sultana. 2006. Cryopreservation of Spermatozoa of Tilapia, Oreochromis Niloticus L. by Optimizing Different Factors. J. Asiat. Soc. Bangladesh, Sci., 32(1): 89-96.
  • MG Hussain, MS Islam, AHM Kohinoor, MA Mazid, SM Rafiquzzaman, MS Ali, RW Ponzoni &  NH Nguyen. 2005. Genetic improvement of silver barb in Bnagladesh. Mol. biol. biotechnology. j. 3 (1& 2): 50-52
  • M. M. Rahaman, M.J. Islam and S. M. Rafiquzzaman. 2004. Profitability of Manually Separated Monosex Gift Culture in Chicken-fish system published in Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences 7 (4): 490-493.


List of International Proceedings paper

  • A.H.M. Kohinoor, M.G. Hussain M S Islam, S. M. Rafiquzzaman R.W. Ponzoni, N.H. Nguyen. Establishment of a Satellite Nucleus of Gift Strain in Bangladesh. In: Proceedings of 8th international symposium on Tilpaia in aquaculture in Egypt (Accepted).
  • M.G. Hussain, M.S. Islam, AHM Kohinoor, M.A. Mazid, S. M. Rafiquzzaman, M.S. Ali, N.H. Nguyen1 and R.W. Ponzoni1. Genetic Improvement of Silver Barb, Barbodes gonionotus Bleeker, in Bangladesh. In:  proceedings of  5th World Fisheries Congress in Japan (Accepted)


List of abstracts:

  • M.G. Hussain, M.S. Islam, S.M. Rafiquzzaman, A.H.M Kohinoor, M.S. Ali, S. U. Ahmed and M. A. Mazid. Genetic Studies and Stock Improvement of Labeo rohita. In:proceedings of 15th International Congress on Biotechnology in Animal Reproduction
  • Rafiquzzman, S.M., M.R.I. Sarder. M. Shariful Islam and R. Sultana. Sperm Cryopreservation of Rohu, Labeo rohita: Cryodiluents, Sperm: Cryodiluent Dilution Ratio and Cryoprotectant Concentration. In: 3rd Biennial Fisheries Conference & Research Fair 2008, 16-17 January, BFRF.
  • MRI Sarder, MH Rashid & SM Rafiquzzaman. Cryopreservation of spermatozoa of Mrigal (Cirrhinus cirrhosus). In: International Biotechnology Conference 2008, 7-8 June, Bangladesh.
  • H Rashid, SM Rafiquzzaman, & MG Hussain. The Biotechnology of monosex tilapia production in Bangladesh: Current practices, problems, and prospects. In:  International Biotechnology Conference 2008, 7-8 June, Bangladesh.
  • AHM Kohinoor, MG Hussain, MS Islam, SM Rafiquzzaman, RW Ponzoni &  NH Nguyen.Establishment of a sattelite nucleus of GIFT strain in Bnagladesh. In:  International Biotechnology Conference 2008, 7-8 June, Bangladesh.


Name of the Training and Workshop Attended

  • Workshop on “15th International Congress on Biotechnology in Animal Reproduction (ICAR) held at Bangladesh Agricultural University, 6-7 August 2008.
  • Workshop on  1st International Biotechnology Conference held at BARC, Dhaka, 7-8 June 2008
  • Workshop on 3rd Fisheries Conference and Research Fair 2008 organized by Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum (BFRF) held at BARC, Dhaka, 16-17 January, 2008
  • Training on “ Risk Assessment and Risk Management of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)” organized by Development of National Biosafety Framework  Project, Department of Environment, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 23-24 June, 2007.
  • Workshop on “National breeding plan for Bangladesh for brood stock management and dissemination of improved fish breeds” organized by Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 26 October, 2006


Educational Background:

  • Master of Science in Fisheries Biology and Genetics
    Ranked in First division, CGPA 3.66 (out of 4)
    Faculty of Fisheries , Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU)
    January 2003- June 2004 (Medium of instruction is English)
    Title of Thesis: Cryopreservation of Oreoshromis niloticus and Labeo rohita spermatozoa for quality seed production
  • Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Fisheries
    Ranked in First class second position (71.64%)
    Faculty of Fisheries , Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU)
    1997- 2000 (exam held in 2002 and Medium of instruction is English)
  • Higher Secondary Certificate Examination in Science group -1995
    Ranked in the First Division.
    Cantonment College, Jessore, Bangladesh
    June 1993-June 1995
  • Secondary School Certificate Examination in Science group -1993
    Ranked in the First Division
    Khalishpur High School, Jhenaidah,  Bangladesh
    May 1988-May 1993


Language proficiency

  • Appeared IELTS examination offered by British Council and   achieved band score 6.0


Experiences in Computer Software and Literacy

  • MS word
  • MS Excel
  • MS PowerPoint
  • Well access in Internet.


Membership In Professional Societies

  • Member of Biotechnology Association in Bangladesh
  • Member of Bangladesh Fisheries Society, BAU, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
  • Member of Bangladesh Krishibid (Agriculturists) Institution, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Professional Referees

  • Dr. Md. Tofazzal Islam
    Department of Biotechnolgy
    Bangabondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahaman Agricultural University
    Mobile: +8801714-001414
    PABX: 02-9205310-14, Ext. 2252
    Fax: 88 02 9205333
    E-mail: [email protected]
  • Dr. Md Rafiqul Islam Sarder
    Department of Fisheries Biology & Genetics
    Faculty of Fisheries
    Bangladesh Agricultural University
    Mymensingh, Bangladesh
    E-mail: [email protected]


Personal Particulars:

  • Date of Birth: 1st March 1979
  • Gender: Male
  • Nationality: Bangladeshi
  • Passport No.: B0139415
  • Languages: English and Bengali (both written and spoken)
  • Marital status: Single
  • Permanent Address: Vill: Purandarpur, P.O.: Khalishpur, Thana: Moheshpur, Zilla: Jhenaidah, Bangladesh

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