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Professor Mohammad A. Hossain

Plant Abiotic Stress Response

Bangladesh Agricultural University



Dr Mohammad Anwar Hossain is a Professor in the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding at Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh. He has 15 years research experience in the area of plant abiotic stress response and tolerance mechanisms.

He received his BSc in Agriculture and his MS in Genetics and Plant Breeding from Bangladesh Agricultural University. He also received an MS in Agriculture from Kagawa University, Japan, in 2008 and a PhD in Abiotic Stress Physiology and Molecular Biology from Ehime University, Japan, in 2011 through a Monbukagakusho Scholarship.

As a JSPS postdoctoral researcher, he worked on isolating low phosphorus stress tolerant genes from rice at the University of Tokyo, Japan, between 2015 and 2017.

His current research interests include the isolation and characterization of abiotic stress responsive genes and proteins, physiological and molecular mechanisms of abiotic stress response and tolerance with special reference to oxidative stress, antioxidants and methylglyoxal metabolism and signaling, generation of stress tolerant and nutrient efficient plants through breeding and biotechnology and cross-stress tolerance in plants.

Mohammad has over 50 peer-reviewed publications to his credit and has edited seven books published by CRC Press, Springer, and Elsevier.