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strengthen capacity and power innovations to make Bangladesh a global leader in the field of biomedical sciences and translational research


Provide solutions to public health problems through translation of innovative ideas into technologies


In genetic disorders in Bangladesh and training of biomedical scientists and clinicians in immunology and molecular biology based research 



Like glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficient hemizygous males and homozygous females, heterozygous females could also manifest hemolytic crisis, neonatal hyperbilirubinemia or kernicterus upon exposure to oxidative stress induced by certain foods such as fava beans, drugs or infections. Although hemizygous males and homozygous females are easily detected by conventional G6PD enzyme assay method, the heterozygous state could be missed by the conventional methods as the mosaic population of both normal and deficient RBCs circulates in the blood.... READ MORE

The alarmingly risen carrier density of beta-thalassemia and hemoglobin E trait in Bangladesh warrants the development of a homegrown DNA based method for detection of carrier that in conjunction with hematological and electrophoretic indices can succeed in dealing with the hurdles of carrier screening. Researchers at ideSHi aimed exactly at that by establishing a high resolution melt (HRM) curve-based swift and dependable method that specifically targets mutational hotspots of South Asian and Southeast Asian countries for detection....READ MORE

Beta-thalassemia, an inherited hemoglobinopathy caused by beta-globin gene mutations and deregulation of the synthesis of the β-globin chain, is one of the most common autosomal recessive disorders worldwide. Approximately 65,000–70,000 babies are born each year with different types of thalassemia, most of whom are affected by beta-thalassemia major (BTM), the most severe form of the disorder. In beta-thalassemia, pathophysiology caused by an imbalance in the ratio of alpha globin chains to beta globin chains, and the presence of excess alpha-globin chain in red blood cells (RBCs), results in oxidative damage to RBCs....READ MORE

Acute respiratory infections (ARIs), in particular, pneumonia, remain the persistent and pervasive deterrent to public health. It is responsible for substantial morbidity and mortality worldwide, especially in children <5 years of age. But the death rate due to ARI is mostly concentrated in.... READ MORE

Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is a common X-linked human enzyme defect of red blood cells (RBCs). Individuals with this gene defect appear normal until exposed to oxidative stress which induces hemolysis. Consumption of certain foods such as fava beans, legumes; infection with bacteria or virus; and use of certain drugs….READ MORE

A disorder appeared in a family in Northern Bangladesh nearly 130 years ago in one of two siblings. Over five generations the disease was passed down. When the family was discovered by a team of scientists from ideSHi in 2014, already eight living members of the family were affected by the disease. The disease is characterized by mild jerky.….READ MORE


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Dr. Firdausi Qadri


Dr. Firdausi Qadri, an international scientist at the Centre for Vaccine Sciences in International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b), has been working in collaboration with international... READ MORE

Dr. Syed Saleheen Qadri

Scientific Coordinator


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