Ahmad Shamsul Islam

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Ahmad Shamsul Islam
Born (1924-08-06) August 6, 1924 (age 97)
Alma materPresidency University, Kolkata
Manchester University

Ahmad Shamsul Islam (born August 6, 1924) is a Bangladeshi scientist and educator.[1] He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1987 by the Government of Bangladesh for his contribution to education.[2] He is serving as a Professor of the Department of Botany at the University of Dhaka.[3]

Education and career[edit]

Islam earned his bachelor's and bachelor's degrees from Presidency University, Kolkata in 1945 and 1947 respectively.[1][2] He obtained a Ph.D. from Manchester University, England in 1954.[1] For his postdoctoral research he went on to Cornell University, University of California, Davis, the University of Nottingham and University of Tokyo.[2]

Islam joined BRAC University as a consultant in August 2003.[2]

He served as the moderator of Global Network of Bangladeshi Biotechnologists (GNOBB).[4][5] In 2008, he was proposed by Maqsudul Alam to initiate the jute genome sequencing project.[5]

Islam is the founding editor of Sind University Research Journal, Pakistan Journal of Botany, Science Series of Dhaka University, Dar es Salaam University Scientific Research Journal and Bangladesh Journal of Botany.[1]


Personal life[edit]

Islam's father, Moulvi Serajul Islam, was a professor at Rajshahi College and Chittagong College.[3] Islam has a son, Yousuf Mahbubul Islam, the current vice-chancellor of Daffodil International University and a daughter, Zeba Islam Seraj, a professor of Biochemistry at the University of Dhaka.[3] Islam resides in Austin, Texas.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Prof. Ahmad Shamsul-Islam". Islamic World Academy of Sciences. Archived from the original on March 12, 2016. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "Professor Ahmad Shamsul Islam Joins BRAC". BRAC University. August 23, 2003. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Professor Dr. Yousuf Mahbubul Islam". Daffodil University. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
  4. ^ "Biotech Round Table Conference". The Daily Star. July 26, 2009. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Ahmed A. Azad (July 2, 2010). "A catalyst for technological development". The Daily Star. Retrieved June 8, 2016.

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