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Md. Nurul Amin

Postdoctoral Fellow, Bangabandhu Research Chair in Food Security and Plant Improvement

Email: nurul.amin@gifs.ca

Dr. Nurul Amin was born in small a town named Kurigram situated in the northern part of Bangladesh. He graduated from Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University in Dhaka with a BSc in agriculture and a MSc in plant breeding.

Dr. Amin holds the position of senior scientist in the Biotechnology Division at the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), located in Gazipur, Bangladesh. At BARI, he gained experience in the areas of germplasm collection, evaluation, characterization, population improvement, and the production of composite, synthetic, and hybrid maize and potato varieties.

He graduated from Washington State University (WSU) with a Ph.D. in crop science, where he developed biomarkers that would enable breeders to develop high-yielding, stress-tolerant lentil cultivars more quickly. He received multiple scholarships at WSU and had experience at the USDA Grain Legume and Physiology lab in Washington. He also received a Netherland Government scholarship to attend a short course on “Potato Sector Development for Emerging Markets” and multiple travel grants to travel to conferences, including the Pan African Legume conference and the “World Food Prize Program and Policy Dialogue Program” meeting in Iowa. Dr. Amin has published many articles in national and international journals.

While working at GIFS, he will explore and establish molecular resources of jackfruit, the national fruit of Bangladesh, and Phuti karpus cotton, which is a component of prestigious muslin clothes.