Scientific Staff

Saruar_AlamSaruar Alam


Saruar Alam is a Research Officer at Institute for Developing Science and Health Initiatives (ideSHi). He joined ideSHi in June 2021. He received his BS and MS degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Dhaka in 2018 and 2019 respectively. He completed his MS thesis at Translational Systems Biology Lab, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka under Dr. Sajib Chakraborty on the efficacy of eltrombopag in correcting thrombocytopenia in dengue patients and the feasibility of the establishment of IPF as a reliable biomarker for understanding platelet dynamics. In 2020, he was awarded the Dean’s award for outstanding academic excellence in BS. He also got the BS (Hon’s) result scholarship from the University of Dhaka. During his MS study, he also received a fellowship from the Ministry of Science and Technology.

At ideSHi, he is involved in a number of research projects. He played a pivotal role in the successful completion of the rabies vaccine trial. His current research focuses on the genomics and immunology of SARS-CoV-2.

Saruar Alam is very enthusiastic and optimistic about his field. His interest lies in stem cell biology, regenerative medicine, molecular medicine, drug development, and novel drug delivery. His hobbies include fishing, playing International Bridge (IB), and listening to folk music.  He has a pronounced interest in international politics.

Selected Publications:

Alam, Saruar & Hasan, Md & Neaz, Sharif & Hussain, Nazmul & Hossain, Md. Faruk & Rahman, Tania. (2021). Diabetes Mellitus: Insights from Epidemiology, Biochemistry, Risk Factors, Diagnosis, Complications and Comprehensive Management. Diabetology. 2. 36-50. DOI: 10.3390/diabetology2020004

Chakraborty, Sajib & Alam, Saruar & Sayem, Mohammad & Sanyal, Mousumi & Das, Tonmoy & Kabir, Ahmedul & Nabi, AHM Nurun. (2020). Investigation of the efficacy and safety of eltrombopag to correct thrombocytopenia in moderate to severe dengue patients - a phase II randomized controlled clinical trial. The Journal-lancet. 29. DOI: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2020.100624

Chakraborty, Sajib & Chakravorty, Rajib & Alam, Saruar & Kabir, Yearul & Mahtab, Musarrat & Islam, Md & Yusuf, Md & Raihan, Ruksana & Mahtab, Mamun & Akbar, Sheikh Mohammad Fazle. (2019). A Dynamic Mathematical Modeling Revelation about the Impact of Vaccination on Hepatitis B Virus-induced Infection and Death Rate in Bangladesh. Euroasian Journal of Hepato-Gastroenterology. 9. 84-90. DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10018-1303

Alam, Saruar & Hasan, Md & Bin Manjur, Omar Hamza & Khan, Akib & Sharmin, Zinat & Arif, Mahmud & Hossain, Md. Faruk. (2019). Predicting and Designing Epitope Ensemble Vaccines against HTLV-1. Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics. 16. DOI: 10.1515/jib-2018-0051

Alam, Saruar & Hasan, Md & Hossain, Md. Faruk. (2019). Analysis of maize profilin-4 isoform as an allergen. Journal of Advanced Biotechnology and Experimental Therapeutics. 2. 134. DOI: 10.5455/jabet.2019.d36

Chando, Rony & Hussain, Nazmul & Rana, Mashedul & Sayed, Shomoita & Alam, Saruar & Fakir, Tawkir & Sharma, Sudip & Tanu, Arifur & Mobin, Faraid & Hoque Apu, Ehsanul & Hasan, Md & Sayed, Md & Ashraf, Arif. (2019). CDK4 as a phytochemical based anticancer drug target. DOI: 10.1101/859595

Hossain, Md. Faruk & Alam, Saruar & Hasan, Md & Sharmin, Zinat & Arif, Mahmud. (2018). Prediction of Deleterious Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Human p53 Gene. DOI: 10.1101/408476

Hasan, Md & Alam, Saruar & Mirkovic, Jovan & Hossain, Md. Faruk. (2018). Screening of Human Proteins for Fluoride and Aluminum Binding. Bioinformation. 14. DOI: 10.6026/97320630014068