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Prof. Mohammed Abdul Hannan

(Expatriate Fellow, )

Bangladesh (BD)
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Prof. Mohammed Abdul Hannan was born on 7 October 1942.

He earned BSc with Hons (Dhaka Univ.), PhD (Univ. of London, UK).

In 1968, he joined the Atomic Energy Centre (AEC), Dhaka as Senior Scientific Officer and Head of Microbial Genetics. Since then, he specialized in the fields of mutagenesis, radiation biology, genetic toxicology and cancer biology, and devoted his professional career in research and development in the areas varying from characterization of microbial mutants for industrial use to the studies of genetic defects associated with cancer and factors involved in the origin and prevention of cancer. He pursued his well-funded research in several institutes in the world with commendable accomplishments, some of which are summarized below.

Senior Scientific Officer (BAEC), IAEA fellow (ITAL, Netherlands).  At AEC, Dhaka he developed a new program on radiation improvement of industrial microorganisms funded by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, focusing on the selection of Aspergillus niger strains capable of utilizing organic wastes like molasses to produce a greatly increased quantity of citric acid, an industrially important compound. The mutants developed by him were internationally recognized and were further studied at the AEC, Dhaka for potential exploitation. Dr. Hannan also received a major grant from the USDA (PL-480) for the development of bacterial disease resistant varieties of rice. He was research Officer (NRC of Canada), Asstt Director of Environmental Cancer & Head of Genetic Toxicology (McDowell Cancer Network, Univ of Kentucky, USA), Res Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy & College of Medicine (Univ of Kentucky), Principal Scientist & Head of Cancer Research (King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Riyadh), Senior Scientific Advisor (Bureau of Env Health Sciences, Health Canada), Deputy Director of Research Portfolio, Canadian Institutes of Health Research), Hon Professor (Univ of Wales Institute, Cardiff), Professor & Advisor (Centre for Genetics & Inherited Diseases, Taibah Univ, Madinah)

He was awarded Talent Scheme Award of Dhaka Univ, Departmental Scholar Award, Botany Dept, Dhaka Univ, Certificate of Appreciation for Extraordinary Service to McDowell Cancer Network (Univ. of Kentucky, USA), Employee Recognition Award of King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Riyadh.

He published 100 peer reviewed Papers and Abstracts. He served in editorial board of Journal of Taibah Univ Medical Sci, and as reviewer for J Musculoskeletal Surgery and Res and many international journals.

He was head of Genetics Division (AEC, Dhaka), Head of Cancer Research & Founding Member of Research Advisory Council (King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Riyadh), served as a member of the Management Team for Grant Reviews & Award Processes (Canadian Institutes of Health Research), as Advisor for Development of the Centre for Genetics & Inherited Diseases with designing Laboratories, By-laws & Ethics Policies and Staff Supervision at Taibah University, Madinah.

He attended >60 national and international meetings and organizational symposia.

He held membership in Genetics Soc (England), Soc for Advancement of Breeding Res in Asia and Oceania (Japan), Environmental Mutagen Soc (USA), Genetic Toxicology Assoc (USA), American Soc for Photobiology (USA), American Association of Cancer Res (USA), American Assoc for Advancement of Science (USA), New York Academy of Sci, American Heart Assoc (USA), Bangladesh Botanical Soc (Bangladesh), and is a Bangladesh Academy of Science Expatriate Fellow.

He visited UK, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, UAE, Qatar, India.

Address: 10 Scissions Road, Kanata, K2M 2X3, Canada.

Email: mahannan@hotmail.co

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