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Faculty Agriculture Genetics and Plant Breeding Faculty Members Dr. Fakhrul Islam Monshi

Dr. Fakhrul Islam Monshi


JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Tokyo; PhD in Plant Molecular Biology, Kyoto University, Japan; MS in Biotechnology and B.Sc.Ag. (Hons.), Bangladesh Agricultural University.

Research interests: Plant genomics and proteomics, Stress physiology, Plant nutrients uptake mechanisms


Dept. of Genetics and Plant Breeding


Currently, I am engaged as a JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The University of Tokyo, Japan focusing the research on "Characterization of novel genes for the development of low nutrient tolerant and mineral-rich rice". I received my Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Hons.) degree from the Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh in 2004. And also did my MS degree in Biotechnology from the same university in 2007. Then I started my research career as a Lecturer in the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding at Sylhet Agricultural University on 24th August 2010 which position was upgraded to Assistant Professor on 24th August, 2012 and continued up to 23rd August, 2019. Later, I did my PhD in Agricultural Science from Kyoto University, Japan under JSPS Research Fellowships for Young Scientists (DC-2) program. In the PhD tenure, I studied the two major seed storage protein of Buckwheat, 2S albumin and 13S globulin those are allergenic to human health. I successfully identified and characterized the useful alleles for both 13S globulin and 2S albumin genes which are the essential materials to develop less allergenic buckwheat. On 24th August 2019, my professional position was upgraded as an Associate Professor and since 24th August 2022, I served as a Professor in the same department.