Dr. Md. Azizul Haque

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Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University, Bangladesh

Area Of Interest

Food Microbiology, Biomass & Bioenergy, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Fermentation, Antioxidants, Food Science & Biotechnology, Protein Biochemistry


I am working on probiotics (lactic acid bacteria, Yeast) beta-glucosidase gene expression and bioconversion of isoflavones aglycones in soybean and soybean fermented foods. Education: Ph. D. Applied Life Chemistry, Gyeongsang National University, South Korea. Thesis title: Cloning of cellulose microfibril swelling (cms) gene from Bacillus sp. AY8 to reduce the recalcitrance of cellulose. Duration: 2010.09.01~2014.08.25, Result: A+ (August 2014). M. Sc. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Duration:2008~2010. Result: First class (Merit position: 2nd). B. Sc (Hon’s) Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Duration: 2002~2008. Result: First class (Merit position: 2nd). Publications in peer review journal (SCI/SCIE): 1. Lee CK, Haque MA, Choi BR, Lee HY, Hwang CE, Ahn MJ, Cho KM*. Molecular diversity of endobacterial communities in edible part of king oyster mushroom (Pleurotus eryngii) based on 16S rRNA. Korean Journal of Microbiology (2015) Vol. 51, No. 2, pp. 148-155. 2. Haque MA, Barman DN, Kim MK, Yun HD*, Cho KM*. Cogon grass (Imperata cylindrica) a potential biomass candidate for bioethanol: cell wall structural changes enhancing hydrolysis in a mild alkali pretreatment regime. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. DOI 10.1002/jsfa.7288 3. Haque MA, Seo WT, Hwang CE, Lee HY, Ahn MJ, Cho KM. Culture-independent analysis of yeast diversity in Korean traditional fermented soybean foods (doenjang and kanjang) based on 26S rRNA sequence. Journal of the Korean Society for Applied Biological Chemistry. (2015) 58:377-385 4. Haque MA, Cho KM, Barman DN, Kim MK, Yun HD*. A potential cellulose microfibril swelling enzyme isolated from Bacillus sp. AY8 enhances cellulose hydrolysis. Process Biochemistry 50 (2015) 807–815. 5. Haque MA, Lee JH, Cho KM*. Endophytic bacterial diversity in Korean kimchi made of Chinese cabbage leaves and their antimicrobial activity against pathogens. Food Control 56 (2015) 24-33. 6. Barman DN, Haque MA, Islam SMA, Yun HD, Kim MK*. (Barman & Haque equally contributed). Cloning and expression of ophB gene encoading organophosphorus hydrolase from endophytic Pseudomonas sp. BF1-3 degrades organophosphorus pesticide chlorpyrifos. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 2014: 108,135–141. 7. Kang YM, Kim MK, An JM, Haque MA, Cho KM*. Metagenomics of un-culturable bacteria in cow rumen: Construction of cel9E–xyn10A fusion gene by site-directed mutagenesis. Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic 113 (2015) 29–38. 8. Kang YM, Lee YB, Haque MA, Kim SY, Cho KM*. Cloning of the est6S Gene, which Encodes Esterase and Tn10 DDE Transposase Activities, from a Cow Rumen Metagenomic Library. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2015: 25, 18–27. 9. Haque MA, Barman DN, Kang TH, Kim MK, Kim J, Kim H, Yun HD*. Effect of dilute alkali pretreatment on structural features and enhanced enzymatic hydrolysis of Miscanthus sinensis at boiling temperature with low residence time. Biosystems Engineering, 2013: 114, 294-305. 10. Haque MA, Barman DN, Kahng TH, Kim MK, Kim J, Kim H, Yun HD*. Effect of Dilute Alkali on Structural Features and Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Barley Straw (Hordeum vulgare) at Boiling Temperature with Low Residence Time. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, (2012), 22(12), 1681–1691. 11. Barman DN, Haque MA, Kang TH, Kim GH, Kim TY, Kim MK, Yun HD*. Effect of mild alkali pretreatment on structural changes of reed (Phragmites communis Trinius) straw. Environmental Technology, 2013, 5(2), 232–241. 12. Barman DN, Haque MA, Kahng TH, Kim MK, Kim J, Kim H, Yun HD*. Alkali Pretreatment of Wheat straw (Triticum aestivum) at Boiling Temperature for Producing a Bioethanol Precursor. Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, 2012, 76(12), 120480–1–7. 13. Kabir SR*, Haque1 MA, Nurujjaman M, Hasan I, Zubair MA, Chowdhury MRH, Uddin MB, Roy N, Islam MK, Absar N. Study of antimicrobial activities of chitinases from a potato prototype cultivated in Bangladesh. Malaysian Journal of Microbiology, 2011, 7(2), 92–96. 14. Kabir SR*, Zubair MA, Nurujjaman M, Haque MA, Hasan I, Islam MF, Hossain MT, Hossain MA, Rakib MA, Alam MT, Saha RK, Hossain MT, Kimura Y, Absar N. Purification and characterization of a Ca2+-dependent novel lectin from Nymphaea nouchali tuber with antiproliferative activities. Bioscience Reports, 2011, 31, 465–475. Research Interests: Food Microbiology, Microbiology & Biotechnology, Systems Biology, Cellulose Swelling Enzyme, Functional Genomics, Structural Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, Bioinformatics.

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