‘Biological Hazard and Health Research Lab’ to be established at DU

 

An international-standard ‘Biological Hazard  and Health Research Lab’ will be established at Dhaka University (DU). In this regard a decision was taken at the Council Meeting of the Centre for Advanced Research in Sciences (CARS) held yesterday, 27 August 2020 with DU VC Prof. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman in the chair.

In this Lab academic and research activities on biological hazards and health related subjects will be conducted. Besides, various types of virus, bacteria and fungus and other transmitted microorganisms in the samples of food, environment and human body will be identified and intensive researches on their impacts will be carried out in this lab.

DU Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic) Prof. Dr. A S M Maksud Kamal, Dean of Science Faculty Prof. Dr. Tofail Ahmad Chowdhury, Dean of Biological Sciences Faculty Prof. Dr. Md. Imdadul Hoque, Dean of Pharmacy Faculty Prof. Dr. S M Abdur Rahman, Dean of Earth and Environmental Sciences Faculty Prof. Md. Kawser Ahmed, Dean of Engineering and Technology Faculty Prof. Dr. Md. Hasanuzzaman and Director of CARS Prof. Dr. Md. Abdul Malek were present at the meeting held at DU Senate Bhaban. 

In the meeting an elaborate discussion was held on providing training and technological support to DU teachers and researchers in the perspective of prevailing biological and health hazards to cope with the need of the country. Regarding installation of modern equipments at laboratory and capacity building in maintaining these equipments properly were also discussed.

 

___________________
(Mahmood Alam)
Director
Public Relations Office
University of Dhaka

 

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