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Prof. Dr. Abul Kalam Azad Chowdhury

(Fellow, 2006)

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Emeritus Professor Dr. Abul Kalam Azad Chowdhury was born on October 21, 1946 in Feni, Bangladesh. His father is Mr. Siddiqur Rahman Chowdhury and mother is Mrs. Anwara Begum Chowdhury.

He earned B.Sc and M.Sc (Thesis) degree in 1967 and 1968, respectively in Biochemistry obtaining First Class in both from the University of Dhaka. He received PhD degree in Pharmacy from the University of Manchester, UK in 1976 and was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, 1976-77 at the University of Nottingham, UK.

Professor Dr. A. K. Azad Chowdhury currently is a Professor Emeritus in Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacology, University of Dhaka. He was an Invited Professor, Conservatoire National Des Arts et Metiers (CNAM), Paris, France (2003).

Dr. A. K. Azad Chowdhury’s field of specialization is drug development, drug design, synthesis and biological achieving testing (anticancer and antimicrobial drug). He is an active researcher in Phamacogenomics and Genomics of chronic diseases such as diabetes type II, heart disease and cancer. He is specialized in drug use study and was involved in the promotion of rational use of drug globally. He is one of the eight founding members of International Network for Rational Use of Drug (INRUD), Arlington, Virginia.  He is also involved in higher education planning with special reference to quality of education and research in the universities. He has experiences in Health Policy Planning and promoting of quality of medicine in the country. 

Professor Chowdhury received many awards and Gold Medals from the Universities of Bangladesh and elsewhere for his original contribution to Science and Education: Bangla Academy Honorary Fellowship, 2016; Kazi Mahbub Ullah Award for life time achievement in Higher Education, 2015; Asia’s Education Excellence Award, CMO Asia, Singapore, 2015; Mercantile Bank Gold Medal 2009 for outstanding contribution in the field of higher education; Distinguished Citizen Honor by BIRBA and General Hospital; Gold Medal award by ADHUNIK, Julio Curie Fellowship by EEC in 1995; Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship (UK), 1984-1985; Rab Choudhury Gold Medal awarded by Dhaka University for original research in 1978.

Professor Chowdhury published 102 research papers in different high impact factor national and international journals and conference proceedings. He is also author of three books.

Dr. Chowdhury currently is the Editor of The Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

He was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dhaka (1996-2001). He was the Chairman (State Minister) of the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh from May 2011 to May 2015. He was also the Chairman, Governing Board of South Asian University, New Delhi, India. Dr. Chowdhury was Professor, Chairman and Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy of Dhaka University for many years.

Professor Chowdhury is a Fellow of Bangladesh Academy of Sceicnes. He was the president of BAAS and also the President of Pharmaceutical Society of Bangladesh; Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellow 1985 (Nottingham University, UK); DAAD Fellow, Braunschweig Technical University, West Germany; EEC Fellow (Julio Curie Fellowship) 1995-96, National Institute of Health (INSERM), Paris, France. Presently he is President of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences.

He visited USA, UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, South Korea, Australia, Turkey, Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Thailand, UAE.

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