Sheikh Aftab Uddin

Sheikh Aftab Uddin
Assistant Professor
Institute of Marine Sciences and Fisheries
University of Chittagong
Chittagong-4331, Bangladesh

Phone: 01753-771162
Mobile: 01556-994991


Research Interest:

  • Marine Biotechnology
  • Aquatic Animal Health
  • Mariculture


Area of specialization:

  • Aquatic Animal Health
  • Shrimp Hatchery
  • Coastal aquaculture Management


Professional responsibilities:

  • Teaching (Courses delivering)
  • Research (Supervising/Supervised research works)
  • Lecture on
    • MS-309 Post Harvest Technology (Undergraduate level)
    • MS-403 Fish Breeding and Genetics (Undergraduate level)
    • MS-405 Fish and Shrimp Health Management (Undergraduate level)
    • AQUA-501 Hatchery Operation and Management (Graduate level)


Work experiences:

  • June 2004 to June 2006
    Institute of Marine Sciences and Fisheries, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
  • January 2001 to May 2003
    Farm Manager
    Prime Shrimp Hatchery Limited, Kalatoly, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
  • December 1999 to November 2000
    Research Officer
    Mousumi Chingri Hatchery & Nursery, South Patenga, Chittagong
    Achieved 50 million post larvae production on Penaeus monodon.
  • November 1998 to November 1999
    Technical Officer
    Modern Hatchery LTD. Kalatoli, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
    Achieved 100 million post larvae production of Penaeus monodon.



  • Sarkar M. A. Kawsar, Sheikh Aftabuddin, Golam Mustafa, Hidetaro Yasumitsu and Yasuhiro Ozeki. 2011. Toxicity assessment of a β-galactoside-binding lectin (galectin-1) from bullfrog Rana catesbeiana unfertilized eggs; Acta Pharmaceutica Sciencia.53:107-115.
  • Sheikh Aftabuddin, and Naima Akter, 2011.Swollen hindgut syndrome (SHG) of tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon (Crustacea, Malacostraca, Penaeidae) post larvae: Identification of causing pathogenic bacteria and their sensitivity to some antibiotics. AACL Bioflux 4(1):15-20.
  • Sarkar M. A. Kawsar, Sheikh Aftabuddin, Hidetaro Yasumitsu and Yasuhiro Ozeki. 2010. The cytotoxic activity of two D-galactos binding Lectins purified from Marine Invertebrates. Archives of Biological Science, 62(4):1027-1029.
  • M. A. Rahman, M. S. Rana1, M. M. Zaman, S. A. Uddin, and R. Akter.2010.  Antioxidant, Antibacterial and Cytotoxic Activity of the Methanol Extract of Urtica Crenulata, Journal of Scientific Research. 2 (1): 169-177.
  • Sheikh Aftabuddin, Abu Hena, Mustafa. Kamal, Md. Abdul Kader, Aysha Akhtar, and Md. Shahadat Hossain.2009. Assessment of water quality at Kalatoly coast and a shrimp hatchery, Cox’s Bazar.  Current World Environment, 4(2):123-130.
  • Sheikh Aftabuddin, Md. Abdul Kader and Abu Hena Mustafa Kamal, Md. Zafar, 2009 Present status on the use of antibiotics and chemicals in shrimp hatcheries and grow-out ponds and their environmental implications in Bangladesh. AACL Bioflux 2(3):369-379.
  • Sheikh Aftabuddin, Md. Zafar and Md. Abdul Kader; 2009. Marketing system of wild and hatchery reared fry of Penaeus monodon and its value chain in Bangladesh. African Journal of Marketing Management, 1(5): 122-127.
  • Abu Hena Mustafa Kamal, Aysha Akhtar, M. Ashraful Azam Khan, Sheikh Aftab Uddin and Md. Rezowan, 2009. Community Structure of Macrobenthos in an Estuarine Salt Marsh Habitat at Cox’s Bazar; Bangladesh Journal of Marine Sciences 1(1): 119-132.
  • Sheikh Aftabuddin, M. Zafar, A.S.M. Noman and A. Sharmin. 2008. Isolation and Identification of Vibrio spp. And Aeromonas spp. in wild and hatchery reared Penaeus monodon post larvae from Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Pakistan Journal of Marine Sciences,17:161-167.
  • Sheikh Aftab Uddin and Mohammad Zafar; 2007. Mass culture of marine diatom Skeletonema costatum(Greville) Cleve collected from the Bay of Bengal, Pakistan Journal of Marine Sciences, 16(1): 33-38.
  • Sheikh Aftab Uddin and Md. Abdul Kader; 2006.The use of Antibiotics in Shrimp Hatcheries in Bangladesh; Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science; 1 (1):64-67.
  • Sheikh Aftab Uddin, Nani Gopal Das and Abu Hena Mustafa kamal ; 2005. Maturation and Spawning of Penaeid Shrimp Penaeus monodon Fabricius collected from off shore water of the Bay of Bengal; International Journal of Agriculture and Biology;  7(6): 925-927.
  • M K Abu Hena, H Sharifuzzaman, S AftabUddin and M N Haque; 2005 Coastal Resources Utilization and Conservation Issues in Cox’s Bazar,  Bangladesh; STREAM Journal;  4 (1): 7-8.
  • M. I. Chowdhury, M. Kamal, M.N. Alam, S. Aftab Uddin and M. Zafar; 2004.Environmental radioactivity of the St. Martin’s Island of Bangladesh;     Radioprotection;  39(1):13-21.


Received Foreign Courses/Training:

  •  Macrobrachium rosenbergii Aquaculture management course 2009.
    Marine Aquaculture Institute, Kedah. Malaysia
  • Shrimp Pathology Short Course, 2009
    Shrimp Pathology Lab. Dept. of Veterinary Science and Microbiology, University of Arizona, USA
  • The Biotechnology Core Techniques, 2007(includes DNA, RNA and Protein analysis)
    College of Life Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.


Participation in Conference/Seminar/Symposium/Workshop:

  • Pathogenicity and antibiotic susceptibility of Vibrio harveyi  isolated from Penaeus monodon hatchery in Bangladesh
    Oral Presentation
    26th Annual Conference on Microbes and Environment, Chittagong, Bangladesh 21st January 2012
  • Studies on the loose shell syndrome disease in Penaeus monodon Fabricius, from brackish water ponds in Bangladesh
    Poster Presentation No. 1:
    “Tahiti Aquaculture 2010” held in Tahiti, French Polynesia, from 6 to 11 December 2010.
  • Antibiotics, chemicals and biological products used in disease treatments in shrimp aquaculture in Bangladesh
    Oral Presentation
    1st International Conference on Aquatic Animal Health Management and Diseases, 27-28 January, 2009, Tehran, Iran


Memberships, affiliation and administration:

  • Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists
  • Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum
  • Bangladesh Marine Sciences Association


Academic degrees held:

  • Name of Degree: PhD
    Field: Marine Science (Aquatic Animal Health)
    Institute: Institute of Marine Sciences and Fisheries
    Year : 2012
  • Name of Degree: M.Sc
    Field: Marine Science (Environmental Pollution at St. Martin’s Island)
    Institute: Institute of Marine Sciences
    Class: 1st
    Year: 1994
  • Name of Degree: B.Sc. (Honours)
    Field/Subject: Marine Science
    Institute: Marine Science
    Class: 1st
    Year: 1993
  • Name of Certificate: HSC
    Field: Science
    Institute: Cantonment Public School and College, Chittagong
    Division/GPA: 1st
    Year: 1990
  • Name of Certificate: SSC
    Field: Science
    Institute: Fathepur High School, Hathazari, Chittagong
    Division/GPA: 1st
    Year: 1988


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