Dr. Md. Sazzad Hossain
Dr. Md. Sazzad Hossain
Associate Professor

Dr. Md. Sazzad Hossain

Ph.D. at Bielefeld University, Germany

M.S. in Agronomy and B.Sc.Ag. (Hons) at Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh

Research interest: Plant physiology, stress physiology, stress breeding, biotic-abiotic Interactions, molecular biology.


Personal Information

Date of birth:


Personal Identification number/NID no.


Present Address:


Associate Professor

Department of Agronomy and Haor Agriculture
Faculty of Agriculture

Sylhet Agricultural University 

Sylhet 3100, Bangladesh

Phone: +88 01786241691
E-mail: sazzad66sau@gmail.com   or,  sazzadmh.aha@sau.ac.bd

Permanent Address:

M. A. Khaleque Smritynir

Village: Sayfulla Kandi (south)

Post office: Mathavanga

Upazila: Homna

District: Comilla, Bangladesh 


Formal Education/Degree:


Doctor of Natural Sciences (Dr. rer. nat.)

Bielefeld University, Germany

Advisor: Professor Dr. Karl-Josef Dietz

Doctoral thesis performed on “Regulation of the cellular redox- and reactive oxygen species- network under salinity and physiological mechanisms of acclimation in sugarbeet”.

2008 – 2009:

Master of Science (MS) in Agronomy
Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh

Advisor: Professor Dr. Najrul Islam

Master thesis performed as apart of a project: “Effect of multiple cropping on the performance of rice cv. Surjamoni ”.

2003 – 2007: 

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Honours)
Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh



Main responsibilities:


Type of the sector:

Lecturer (2010); Assistant Professor(2012)

Teaching and research

Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh

Bangladesh government funded public university

Professional Experience 



Native language





Additional achievements and activities

  • Member of German Botanical society. 
  • Member of Bangladesh Agronomy society. 
  • Reviewer of Academic Journals.
  • Worked as a Research fellow at the research project entitled “Screening of salt tolerant land races of rice and other species” which was funded by Bangladesh Agricultural University Research System (BAURES), Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh and the research project entitled “Improving salt tolerance in rice by over-expression of tonoplast Na+/H+ antiporter gene” which was funded by International Foundation of Science (IFS), Sweden, under the supervision of Professor Dr. Md.  Abdul Kader, Department of Agronomy, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh2202,  Bangladesh, from 2009 to 2010.
  • Enjoyed DAAD fellowship during my doctoral program and also awarded National Science and Information and Communication Technology (NSICT) Fellowship, 2007-2008 for MS research works entitled “Effect of multiple cropping on the performance of rice cv. Surjamoni” from the Ministry of Science and Information and Communication Technology, Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh. 
Publications in scientific journals:

1) ElSayed A. I., Rafudeen M. S., El-hamahmy M. A. M.,    Hossain M.S. 2018. Enhancing antioxidant systems by exogenous spermine and spermidine in wheat (Triticum aestivum) seedlings exposed to salt stress. Functional Plant Biology. https://doi.org/10.1071/FP17127.


2) Hossain M.S., Persicke M., ElSayed A.I., Kalinowski J. and Dietz K-J. 2017. Metabolite profiling at the cellular and subcellular level reveals metabolites associated with salinity tolerance in sugarbeet. Journal of Experimental Botany. 68 (21-22): 5961–5976.


3) Hossain M.S., ElSayed A.I., Moore M. and Dietz K-J, 2017. Redox and reactive oxygen species network in acclimation for salinity tolerance in sugar beet. Journal of Experimental Botany. 68 (5): 1283–1298.


4) Hossain M.S., Kader M. A. and Islam N. 2017. Multiple cropping for sustainable and exaggerated Agricultural production system.  Journal of Bioscience and Agricultural Research. 14(2): 1202--1209.


5) Maaroufi L., Hossain M.S., Tahri W. and Landoulsi A. 2017. New insights of Nettle (Urtica urens): Antioxidant and antimicrobial activities. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research. 11(4): 73-86.


6) Hossain M.S. and Dietz K.J. 2016. Tuning of Redox Regulatory Mechanisms, Reactive Oxygen Species and Redox Homeostasis under Salinity Stress. Frontiers in Plant Science. 7:548. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00548


7) Kader M.A., Mia M.S.R., Kafi M.A., Hossain M.S. and Islam N. 2015. Improving yield of transplanted Aman and Boro rice through Tegra package of cultivation. Bangladesh Agron J.18(2):89-95.


8) Bhuiyan MI, Hossain MS, Sarker MY, Salim M and Kader MA. 2014. Screening of jute and kenaf varieties for salinity tolerance. Bangladesh J Crop Science. 25 (1 & 2): 163-170.


9) Roy C., Hossain M.S., Kader M.A., Razzak M.A., Islam N.and Hossain M.M. 2012. Screening of salinity tolerant rice cultivars. Bangladesh J. Crop Sci. 22-23: 159-166.


10) Rahman M.M., Fakir M.S.A., Hossain M.S. and Rahman M.M. 2012. Growth and nutritive value of Fruit in Kumbi (Muntingia calabura). Bangladesh J. Crop Sci. 22-23: 57-64.


11) Fahim A. H. F., Hossain M. S., Islam M. S., Salim M.and Kader M. A. 2010. Amelioration of salinity stress effect in rice cv. BRRIdhan47 through application of ash. Bangladesh J. Crop Sci. 21(1&2): 119-123.


12)  Jahan L. T., Hossain M. S., Kader M. A. and Samad M. A. 2009. Effect of level of NPK fertilizers on growth and yield of hybrid and high yielding varieties of T. Aman rice. Bangladesh J. Crop Sci. 20(2):303-310.


13) Hossain M.S., Islam N., Sarker A.U. and Kader M.A. 2009. The performance of boro rice cv. Surjamoni as influenced by different trellis grown vegetable on the ails. Bangladesh J. Crop Sci.21(1): 103-113.


14) Hasan M.H., Chowdhury A.K.M.S.H., Kabir M.H., Khan A.R. and Hossain M.S. 2009. Effect of nitrogenous fertilizer and spacing on the vegetative growth of stevia as field crop. Bangladesh J. Env. Sci. Vol. 16: 196-201.


15) Khatun K., Haque M. S., Karim M. A. and Hossain M.S. 2009. Effect of growth regulators on plantlets regeneration of soybean (Glycine max L. Merril). Bangladesh J. Seed Sci. & Tech. 13(1): 47-50.

Conference paper with poster (225-7) at BOTANIKERTAGUNG 2015, München, Germany

16) Hossain M.S., ElSayed A.I., Moore M. and Dietz K-J. 2015. Assessment of the physiological responses to salt stress in sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.). BOTANIKERTAGUNG 2015, Symposium-7, Conference book. pp: 134, München, Germany.


Stress physiology: Salinity stress in rice and sugarbeet