Mr. Abu Bakar Siddik joined ideSHi in January 2020. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2017 from University of Chittagong. In 2018, he pursued his Masters of Science in the same subject from the same institute. His thesis was on the “Effects of poly-Ile and poly-Asp tags on the immunogenicity of an epitope grafted Dengue virus-3 envelop protein domain-3 in Swiss albino mice”. He completed his internship at icddr,b where he worked on different cell lines like SP2/O, THP-1 and HeLa, production of Monoclonal Antibodies by Hybdridoma technology, antibody purification, PBMC isolation, total nucleic acid extraction, RT-PCR, and ELISA. After completing his MS degree, he worked as a Research Associate in a government-funded project to develop monoclonal antibodies (mAb) against envelope protein of four dengue virus serotypes.
His current research encompasses respiratory infection etiology, AMR profiling, epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 and serological response against it in Forcefully Displaced Myanmar Nationals. Apart from these, he is involved in studies focusing on fighting Covid-19 in Bangladeshi and Rohingya populations with endemic bacterial diarrhoea and antimicrobial resistance, as well on AMR and immunological response to Klebsiella pneumoniae.
Mr. Abu Bakar Siddik has a keen interest in molecular and structural immunology, respiratory infection, cell biology and drug development. He enjoys cycling and watching movies in his leisure.