Scientific Staff

Mohabbat HossainMohabbat Hossain



Mohabbat Hossain is a Senior Research Officer at the Institute for Developing Science and Health Initiatives (ideSHi). He joined ideSHi in 2018. He graduated from the department of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh in 2015. He completed his MS from the same department in 2016. He did his MS thesis at Molecular Genetics Laboratory, department of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, University of Chittagong, on HbE-beta Thalassemia based on gene mutation and clinical manifestation, in collaboration with Chattogram Maa-O-Shishu Medical College & Hospital and Thalassemia Welfare Centre, Chittagong. He received a scholarship for brilliant academic result in B.Sc (Hon’s) from University of Chittagong, Bangladesh in 2016. He also achieved an Award of Excellence for brilliant academic result (1st class 3rd) in B.Sc (Hon’s) & MS (Thesis) from University of Chittagong, Bangladesh in 2018. He won the Junior Govt. Scholarship in Talent Pool in class eight from Chittagong Region (5th position), Bangladesh in 2005.

At ideSHi, Mohabbat is actively involved in several research projects, which include COVID-19 Genomics and Immunology, Thalassemia, Inborn Errors of Metabolism, Performance evaluation and Validation of several COVID-19 RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen Kits. His research interest lies in Evolutionary Genetics, Developmental Biology, Synthetic Biology, Genetic Engineering and Genetic Disorders. His hobbies include reading books, playing cricket, painting, and gardening. He loves and enjoys teaching a lot.

Selected Publications:

Noor, F.A., Sultana, N., Bhuyan, G.S. et al. Nationwide carrier detection and molecular characterization of β-thalassemia and hemoglobin E variants in Bangladeshi population. Orphanet J Rare Dis 15, 15 (2020).

Mannoor, K., Hossain, M., Noor, F. A., Bhuyan, G. S., & Qadri, S. S. (2019). Role of XmnI polymorphism in HbF induction in HbE/β and β-thalassaemia patients. Bangladesh Medical Research Council Bulletin45(3), 133–142.

Afrad MH, Khan MH, Rahman SIA, Bin Manjur OH, Hossain M, Alam AN, Khan FI, Afreen N, Haque FT, Thomson NR, Shirin T, Qadri F. 2021. Genome sequences of 15 SARSCoV-2 sublineage B.1.617.2 strains in Bangladesh. Microbiol Resour Announc 10: e00560-21.

Hossain, M. ., Das, S. C. ., Raza, M. T. ., Ahmed, I. U. ., Eva, I. J. ., Karim, T. ., Chakraborty, P. ., & Gupta, S. D. . (2021). Immediate and post-COVID complications of symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 patients in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional retrospective study. Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Research7(2), 191–201.

R Sultana, MT Islam, GS Bhuyan, SK Sarker, FA Noor…  2021. IgG antibody response demonstrates inverse correlation with viral load in Bangladeshi women with acute hepatitis E virus genotype 1 infection. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 104, (482-490).

SS Ety, FA Noor, M Hossain, SK Sarker, SS Qadri…2020. Effect of SNPs in BCL11A gene on the clinical heterogeneity of patients with HbE/beta-Thalassemia in Bangladesh. Science Proceedings Series 2(1), (66-71).

Islam, N. N., Hossain, M., Das, S. C., Seuti, S. A., & Chowdhury, M. A. (2021). Assessment of molecular and clinical characteristics in blood transfusion dependent HbE/β-thalassemia patients. Jahangirnagar University Journal of Biological Sciences9(1-2), 109–121.

Rosy Sultana, Md Tarikul Islam, Golam Sarower Bhuyan, et al. (2020). Association of poor virus specific immunoglobulin G antibody responses with higher viral load is seen in Bangladeshi pregnant women having acute Hepatitis E Genotype 1 infection.  bioRxiv 2020.06.12.148528; doi: