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Dr. Md. Sirajul Islam was born 01 January 1952.
He did Ph.D from Department of Tropical Hygiene, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, United Kingdom.
He is Scientist, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b), 68, Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Sarani, Mohakhali, Dhaka- 1212, Bangladesh.
In recognition of the scientific achievements made in the field of environmental aspects and epidemiology of cholera, the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences awarded him a Gold Medal in Senior Group of Biological Sciences in 2014; Rotary Club of Metropolitan Dhaka awarded a Gold Medal, Tk.200,000 and a crest in recognition of the discovery of Phytoplankton - mainly the blue green algae as the inter-epidemic reservoir of cholera, and consequent innovation of “Siraj Mixture” to neutralise the algae to control cholera; He was awarded two Gold Medals for brilliant academic performances in Secondary School Certificate Examination in the year of 1968. He received the best Poster Presentation award of the 11 Annual Scientific Conference (11 ASCON) held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, March 4-6, 2017.
He published to date 139 papers in national and international jounrals. As first author: 58; International journals: 129; National journals: 10.
He was Editor-in-Chief, Bangladesh Environmental Society Newsletter, November 2000 to 2002; Member, Editorial Advisory Board of Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition.
He was Chairperson: Committee for the workforce need analysis and right-sizing the Clinical Laboratories, Laboratory Sciences and Services Division icddr,b, Dhaka. Head: Environmental Microbiology Laboratory, icddr,b, Dhaka from 1990 to 2015. Acting Director: Centre for Food and Waterborne Diseases (CFWD) icddr,b, Dhaka. Acting Division Director: Laboratory Sciences Division (LSD), icddr,b, Dhaka. Acting Head : Dept. of Laboratory Research, Laboratory Sciences Division (LSD), icddr,b, Dhaka. Acting Chief: Environmental Microbiology Section, Laboratory Sciences Division (LSD), icddr,b.
Dr. Islam was Distinguished Visiting Professor of Department of Biology, University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA, from December 15, 2003 - June 10, 2004. Visiting Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Catholic University of Mozambique, Beira, Mozambique. June 2008 to June 2010. Visiting Professor, Disaster and Development Centre, School of Applied Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. October 2007 to September 2008. Visiting Professor of the Kyushu University, Fukuoka City, Japan from December 4 -14, 1994 and July 1- 21, 1995; Visiting Scholar of the Department of Microbiology, University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland, USA from February 20, 1993 - March 05, 1993. Visiting Scholar of Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington, D.C., USA from March 06, 1993 - March 19, 1993. Visiting Scholar of Stanford University in California, USA from March 10 - April 02, 1995. Visiting Scholar of the University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia from April 26 - May 10, 1996.
He has collaboration with international and national institutions: Oxford University; Cambridge University; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Loughborough University; Northumbria University; University of Newcastle upon Tyne; University of Birmingham; University of Warwick; Australia: The University of Adelaide; Sweden: Stockholm University; Japan: Kyushu University, Fukuoka; Thailand: Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Service; Dhaka University: Collaborative research with Department of Botany, Department of Microbiology, Department of Applied Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry, Department of Zoology, Department of Parasitology, Department of Soil Science, Department of Geology. Rajshahi University: Department of Botany. Jahangirnagar University: Department of Botany, Department of Microbiology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM): Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). North South University: Department of Biology and Chemistry, Department of Environmental Science and Management). Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology (DUET): WaterAid Bangladesh, UNICEF Bangladesh, Dhaka Water Supply and Sewarage Authority (DWASA), Practical Action in Bangladesh, Environment and Population Research Center (EPRC), Bangladesh and Bangladesh Water Development Board.
Dr. Islam participated as a member in a meeting of the Health of the Ocean (HOTO) panel for Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), held in Bangkok, Thailand from November 15 - November 22, 1995; Participated as a member in the American Academy of Microbiology colloquium, "Climate Variability and Human Health: An Interdisciplinary Perspective" held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, June 20-22, 1997; Senior Associate in the Department of International Health, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University from May 01, 1997 - June 30, 1998 and July 1, 1999 - June 30, 2000; Participated as a member of the “Expert Meeting on Health Promotion in the Context of Water and Sanitation Interventions in Developing Countries” organized by German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) held in Bonn, Germany, October 17-18, 2007.
He is Fellow, Bangladesh Academy of Sciences; Life member of The John Snow Society, Royal Society for Public Health, UK; American Society of Microbiology (ASM); Bangladesh Environmental Society (Founding Vice-President); President, Staff Welfare Association of icddr,b (year 2002-2003). Member: Gulshan Society of Dhaka, Bangladesh; Greater Khulna Society, Bangladesh; Gulshan Joggers’ Club, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Gulshan Runners’ Club, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Co-operative Society of Uttara, Sector-11, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
He visited Abu Dhabi, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Haiti, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sudan, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, UK, USA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, Sudan.