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BAS-IAP-TWAS-NASIC International Conference on Gender Participation in the Development of Science

BAS-IAP-TWAS-NASIC International Conference on Gender Participation in the Development of Science

BAS-IAP-TWAS-NASIC International Conference on
Gender Participation in the Development of Science
14-15 November 2009, NMST Bhavan
Agargaon, Dhaka-1207

Theme: Women Scientists for Development

14 November 2009 Saturday

0930-1100 : Inaugural Ceremony

Chief Guest: Architect Yeafesh Osman, Hon’ble Minister for Science and ICT

Keynote paper by Professor M. Shamsher Ali, President, BAS on

Plight of Women in Developing Countries: What Gender Participation can do

1100-1130 : Refreshment

1130-1300 : Special Sessions on Women in Science: Global and country Perspectives

Chair : Dr. Kaiser Jamil, President, TWOWS

Co-Chair : Prof. Z N Tahmida Begum, Fellow, BAS

Special Lecture: Introduction to NASIC by Dr Tariq Mahmood,NASIC


Bangladesh : Women in Science: Bangladesh Perspective by Prof. Shamima Choudhury

India : A Bibiliometric Study of The Publication Activities of

Women Scientists : A Cross Country Analysis

by Prof. Dr M. Suriya Mayandi Thavar

Malaysia : Advancement of women in science in developing countries: The role of networking as a tool for collaboration

by Prof. Farida Habib Shah

Pakistan : Futuristic Approach to Enhance Girls Participation

in Science Education by Prof. Azra Khanum

Uganda : Prof. Margaret Saimo kahwa

1300-1430 : Lunch Break

1430-1700 : Special Scientific Session on Women in Science Continues

Chair : Prof. Farida Habib Shah

Co-Chair : Prof. Haseena Khan, Fellow, BAS

i) Gender Stereotypes and Role of Women in Science in Pakistan by Prof. Munawar Mirza

ii) Status of Women Scientists in the development of Science and Technology in Bangladesh by Prof. Z.N Tahmina Begum

iii) Perception vs. Reality: Women Participation in Science in Pakistan by Prof Fauzia Yusuf

iv) Participation of Women in Science, Engineering and Technology: Bangladesh Perspective by Prof. Shahida Rafique

v) Women in Science: Participation of women in science and technology with special reference to Pharmaceutical Sciences in Bangladesh by Prof. Nurun Nahar Rahman

vi) Involvement of Women Scientists in the Development Project of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) by Nasreen Jahan

vii)Women in Agricultural Research: Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute perspective by W. Sultana

viii) Participation of Women Scientists in the Development of Nuclear Science and Technology by Dr. Feroza Akhter

ix) Role of Science Technology in the Empowerment of Women by Dr. Shamsun Nahar Khan

x) Malnutrition in Bangladesh: Women as a Combating Force by Dr. Farjana Nasrin Khan

xi) Participation of Women Scientists in the Development of Science in Bangladesh-Council of Scientific and Industrial Research by Dr. Parvin Noor

1630-1700 : General Discussion

1700-1730 : End of the Day’s Session

1900-2030 : Cultural Function (all participants are invited)

Venue: Auditorium (5th floor), Daffodil International University ,

Prince Plaza

4/2, Sobhanbag, Mirpur Road, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1207

2030-2200 : Dinner (buffet, all participants are invited)

Venue: Prince Plaza Restaurant (8th floor), Prince Plaza,

4/2, Sobhanbag, Mirpur Road, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1207

15 November 2009 Sunday

0930-1100 : Scientific Session-1 (scientific research papers), Venue- Auditorium

Chair : Prof. Munawar Mirza

Co-Chair : Prof. Sultana Shafee, Chairperson, Dept of Physics

Co-Chair : Prof. Shaheda Rahman, Chairperson, Dept of


i) Women in Engineering Sciences

1) Modeling Driving Decisions: Issues and Challenges by Charisma F Choudhury

2) Textile dye decomposition by iron oxides in photo-ferrioxalate system by Fahmida Gulshan

3) IT Based Education in Bangladesh: Problems, Solutions and Opportunities by F.Hossain

4) Women Researchers in Lindau Meetings of Nobel Laureates: In the Light of a Noble Experience by Kazi Mahmuda Tasneem

5) LabView - A Smart Solution for System Control & Virtual Instrumentation by Anisa Begum

ii) Women in Physical Sciences

1) Influence of In2O3 addition on the magnetic and electrical properties of iron-deficient Ni-Zn ferrites by Shireen Akhter

2) Effect of particle size on the sinterability of NiFe2O4 by S. Manjura Hoque

3) Magnetic phase transition Li-Cd-ferrite system by Shahida Akhter

1100-1115 : Tea break

1115-1315 Women in Physical Sciences: Session - continues

4) The Molecular Basis of New Alpha-Glucosidase Inhibitors by Shamsun Nahar Khan

5) Complex Permeability and Transport Properties of Zinc substituted Copper Ferrites by Kazi Hanium Maria

6) Electrical and Optical Characterization of ZnO Thin Films Prepared by Vacuum Evaporation Technique by J. Begum

7) Study of Dielectric and Structural Properties of Pure and Cerium Doped Barium Titanate by Sabina Yasmin

8) Synthesis of Substituted Chromene Compounds by the reaction of α,β-unsaturated cyanoesters with Dimedone by Khorshada Jahan

9) Evolution of nanocrystallites on annealing of Fe70.5Cr3Cu1Nb3Si13.5B9 amorphous ribbon and their soft magnetic properties by Saadni Islam

10) Effect of sintering temperature & different additives on the electromagnetic properties of Ni-Cu-Zn ferrite by Mushfika Ahmed

11) Striking Enhancement of Magnetic Softness in Short Time Annealing than for Longer Annealing Time of Fe74Cu0.8Nb2.7Si15.5B7 by Umasree Dhar

12) Characterization and studies on magnetic properties of Mg ferrite with Cd substitution by R. Zahir

0930-1100 : Scientific Session II (scientific research papers) – Parallel Session

Venue- NMST Library

Chair : Prof. Hajera Mahtab

Co-Chair : Dr. Nilufar Hai Karim

Co-Chair : Dr. Firdausi Qadri

iii) Women in Biological and Agricultural sciences

1) Genetic engineering of Oil Palm to change the fatty acid composition by . Farida Habib Sha

2) Quantitative Assessment of Cyanobacteria and their Relationship with soil fertility in some Representative low lying rice fields of Bangladesh by Z.N.Tahmida Begum

3) Agricultural education for women – a bold, revolutionary step taken in Bangladesh by AKM Aminul Haque

4) Research Activities in the Institute of Food and Radiation Biology by Rehana Begum

5) From Marker to Gene: Characterization of a putative LDLP gene linked to low temperature tolerance in jute by Haseena Khan

6) Identification of a bacterial stress response regulating gene like sequence in the chloroplast genome of low-temperature tolerant variety of jute by Rozalynne Samira

7) Performance of Rhizobium Inoculation and Chemical Fertilizers on Nodulation and Yield of Groundnut by M.R. Khatun

8) Genetics of resistance to brown spot disease of rice: Inheritance and Molecular mapping by S.P. Banu

9) An Investigation into the Fungal Diseases of Three Aromatic Rice ( Oryza sativa L.) by Shamim Shamsi

1100-1115 Tea break

1115-1300 Women in Biological and Agricultural Sciences: Session – continues

10) Investigation of seedling-stage salinity tolerance QTLs using near isogenic lines derived from Pokkali by Rejbana Alam

11) A putative Leucine-rich repeat receptor-like kinase of jute involved in stress response by Sazia Sharmin

12) Molecular cloning as a tool to improve crop yield by Mahzabin Amin

13) Social Forestry and Invasive Alien Tree Species (IATS) in Bangladesh: A Study on Environmental Impact and Ecological Deterioration by Iffat Ara

14) Rice DNA Extraction and Quantification through Different Dilution Factors by Mahadi F. Sirat

15) Association of Fungi with Breadfruit –Artocarpus Altilis Fosb by Shamim Shamsi

16) Mycorrhizal Association in Fruits and Vegetable Crops by D. Khanum

17) Saltol introgression into Bangladeshi mega rice variety BR11

through Marker Assisted Backcrossing by Aliya Ferdousi

1300-1430 : Lunch break

1430-1600 : Open Discussion and Recommendations

Venue - Auditorium

Chair : President, BAS

Co-Chair : Prof. Margaret Saimo Kahwa, Uganda

Presentation of recommendations by Secretary, BAS

1600-1615 : Tea break

1615-1700 : Concluding Ceremony

1930-2130 : Dinner (all participants are invited)

Venue: Xindian Restaurant

House No. 55, 55/A (New) 273

Road No. 16 (New), 27 (old), Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209