Profile of Dr. Md. Yeasin Prodhan

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Dr. Md. Yeasin Prodhan

Assistant Professor

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BMB)

Faculty of Agriculture

Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University, Dinajpur.

E-mail: yprodhan@gmail.com


CAREER OBJECTIVE

    To be a good researcher

RESEARCH INTEREST

    Plant stress physiology: Biochemistry of stress and responses in plants e.g., salt stress and drought stress. Abiotic- and biotic factors-induced signal transduction in guard cells. Regulation of plant secondary metabolites such as stevioside and its effects on diabetes.

EDUCATION

  1. Doctor of Philosophy, 2017

    Okayama University, Japan

  2. MS in Biochemistry, 2009

    Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh

  3. Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Hons.), 2006

    Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh

  4. Higher Secondary Certificate Examination (HSC), 2002

    Juranpur Adarsha College, Daudkandi, Bangladesh

  5. Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSC), 1998

    Nischintapur High School, Matlab (North), Chandpur, Bangladesh


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

  1. Assistant Professor
    Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University

    April 03, 2014 to Present

  2. Assistant Professor
    Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh

    October 26, 2011 to April 01, 2014

  3. Lecturer
    Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh

    October 26, 2009 to October 25, 2011

  4. Lecturer
    Sheikh Fajilatunnessa Mujib Fisheries College (Science and Technology University), Jamalpur

    April 19, 2008 to October 24, 2009


PUBLICATIONS


SCHOLARSHIPS

  1. Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development (BHEARD)

    Funded by: Michigan State University, USA

  2. Monbukagakusho Scholarship

    Funded by: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan


PROJECTS

  1. Introducing BAU Aquaponics and Sac Bag for Fish and Vegetable Cultivation to Climate Change Adaptations in South–Western Coastal Region of Bangladesh

    Funded by: DANIDA and Planning Commission

    Position: Principal Investigator

    Description: BAU developed two technologies such as Aquaponics for fish and vegetable and sac bag for vegetable culture were piloted with the financial help from DANIDA and Planning Commission in Chalna, Dacope, Khulna to see its performances and perception of farmers involving the climate refugees and resource poor farmers in cyclone and water surge affected coastal areas to address climate change impact. The project site was selected with the help of NGO personnel and Fisheries Officer considering the climate vulnerability as the area is highly susceptible to cyclone and severely devastated by SIDR and AILA. Following the site selection a reconnaissance was carried out in the area with the stakeholders and one hundred and five farmers were purposively selected according to their knowledge and working experiences from three Unions of Dacope, Khulna. Among them 90 farmers were selected for BAU sac bag and 15 for BAU Aquaponics. The average age of the participants was 35.9 and age range was in between 22 to 65 which mean that the active working forces have been selected for the project activities. The participants were dominated by the female (75.2%) and Hindus (94.3%). Majority of the participants were house wife (75.2%) whereas; rest 24.8% was day labourers. The average family size (4.22%) was below the national average in the study area. Multidisciplinary approaches like aquaculture, hydroponics vegetable culture, water chemistry and environmental impact are being addressed in the project. The farmers were trained up to enhance their knowledge by the expert trainer and tools of BAU aquaponics and BAU sac bag were handed over. The PI, Co-PI, research assistant, Shushilan NGO and field staff set up the Aquaponics and bags and follow up the activities closely during the project period.

  2. BAU Aquaponics for Fish and Organic Vegetable Production from the Backyard to Climate Change Adaptation and Food Security.

    Funded by: The Ministry of Science and Information, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

    Position: Co-investigator

    Description: Fish and vegetables are simultaneously cultured in this system. Vegetables are grown without the use of any chemical fertilizers. Fish water is used for watering the plants. Fish is cultured in a tank containing tap water that is recycled in the vegetables. This system can supply fish and good quality organic vegetables for the farmers in household condition. Population pressure and land scarcity hindered the development and food security in Bangladesh. To feed the enormous population, farmers increased crop production using chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides which created environmental pollution and health hazards. Therefore, an experiment was carried out as organic farming to investigate the growth performances of Taro plant (Colocasia esculenta) in aquaponics system (T1), hydroponics with tap water (T2) and in soil (T3). The healthy and equal sized Taro seedlings were used in each method and tilapia was used as experimental fish. Water quality parameters were recorded weekly, fish and vegetable growth was monitored fortnightly and soil quality was measured monthly. Two sample t-test was conducted for morphological parameters and coefficient of variation (CV) was measured for biochemical elements to find out the best-performed method. The growth of Taro plant was significantly different in various systems. The highest growth was found in T1 followed by T3 and T2. The mineral contents in the soil were significantly higher than the other systems. Taro plant growth was significantly higher in T1 as waste water continuously supplied nutrients to the plants, hence, the system can be replicated anywhere in the country irrespective of geographic location and weather to overcome the environmental pollution.