Profile of Dr. Md. Arifuzzaman


Dr. Md. Arifuzzaman


Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding (GPB)

Faculty of Agriculture

Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University, Dinajpur.


Mobile: +8801718192717


    My major aim is to provide quality education at the undergraduate and Master's levels to produce skilled Agriculture graduates. Actively engaged in genetic factors associated with abiotic and biotic stress research in cereal crops. Strengths include well-developed communication skills across a broad range of individuals and teams, knowledge, as well as administrative excellence. Excellent collaborations with industries and universities nationally and internationally and grants success. Skilled in managing research projects and experienced in leading research groups, student supervision, and mentoring. Experienced in working with basic laboratory techniques at the molecular level.


    Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and QTL mapping in cereals, plant tissue culture, new crop variety release, etc.


  1. Post-doctoral Research (Plant Molecular Breeding), 2018

    The University of Sydney, Australia

  2. Ph.D. in Agricultural Science, Plant Breeding group, 2015

    University of Bonn, Germany

  3. Master of Science (M.S.) in Genetics and Plant Breeding, 2006

    Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh

  4. Bachelor of Science in Agriculture [B.Sc.Ag.(Hon’s)], 2004

    Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh


Journal Papers

  1. Arifuzzaman M, Jost M, Wang M, Chen X, Perovic D, Park RF, Rouse M, Forrest K, Hayden M, Khan GA, Dracatos PM (2023) Mining the Australian Grains Gene Bank for Rust Resistance in Barley. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2023; 24(13):10860. (Web of Science Indexed)

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  2. Nahid MN, Hasan MN, Siddiqui MN, Arifuzzaman M, Hossain MA, Prodhan SH, Ashrafuzzaman M (2023) Morpho-physiobiochemical dissection reveals insight into salt-induced differential responses in genetically modified Solanum melongena L (Bt Brinjal) varieties using an indigenous hydroponic system. bioRxiv, pp.2023-05.

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  3. Hossain MS, Hasanuzzaman M, Arifuzzaman M, Rahman MH (2022) In vitro regeneration of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) using sprout explant. Asian Journal of Advances in Agricultural Research 20(3):10-5.

  4. Masuda MS, Azad MAK, Hasanuzzaman M, Arifuzzaman M (2021) Evaluation of salt tolerance in maize (Zea mays L.) at seedling stage through morphological characters and salt tolerance index. Plant Physiology Reports 26(3):419–427. (Scopus Indexed)

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  5. Turin MST, Arifuzzaman M, Azad MAK (2021) Screening of rice germplasms for drought stress tolerance using multivariate analysis. Pakistan Journal of Botany 53(2): 393-400. (Impact Factor 1.1)

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  6. Masuda MS, Arifuzzaman M, Azad MAK (2020) Variability and salt tolerance screening of maize (Zea mays L.) inbred lines at seedling stage. Journal of Chemical, Biological and Physical Sciences 10(4):580-591

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  7. Ghosh A, Biswas BK, Arifuzzaman M (2020) Variability and character association study in morphological traits of tossa jute (Corchorus olitorius L.). The Agriculturists 18(1):116-128.

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  8. Islam MZ, Arifuzzaman M, Banik S, Hossain MA, Ferdous J, Khalequzzaman M, Pittendrigh BR, Tomita M, Ali MP (2020) Mapping QTLs underpin nutrition components in aromatic rice germplasm. Plos one. 11;15(6):e0234395. (Impact factor 3.24)

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  9. Arifuzzaman M, Barman S, Hayder S, Azad MAK, Turin MTS, Amzad MA, Masuda MS  (2020) Screening of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) genotypes under drought stress conditions using multivariate analysis. CEREAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS (2020). (Impact factor 1.6)

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  10. Hasan MAAZ, Mamunur R, Arifuzzaman M, Momotaj B, Shahrin KD (2020) Assessment of Genetic Variability and Generation of Blast Resistant Fine Aromatic Rice Hybrids Within Resistant and Susceptible Land Races. Curr Inves Agri Curr Res 8(2)- 2020. CIACR. MS.ID.000284. DOI: 10.32474/CIACR.2020.08.000284.

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  11. Shovon SR, Arifuzzaman M, Haque MF, Biswas BK, Pervin MM (2020) Identification of in-vitro PEG Mediated Drought Tolerance Genotype in Rice (Oryza sativa L.). J Advan Biol Biotech 22(4):1-10.

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  12. Pervin MM, Azad MAK, Arifuzzaman M, Rahman MA, Shovon AR, Ali MK (2019) Regeneration of Plant through Embryo Culture from Promising Maize (Zea mays L.) Inbred Lines. Acta Sci Agric 3.11: 55-61.

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  13. Begum M, Rashid M, Arifuzzaman M, Hasan MMS, Hasan MAAZ (2018) Genetic variability and crossing among blast resistant and susceptible fine aromatic rice (Oryza sativa) land races. Res on Crops 19(3): 450-457. (Impact factor 0.11)

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  14. Arifuzzaman M+, Guenal S+, Bungartz A, Muzammil S, Afsharyan NP, Leon J, Naz AA (2016) Genetic mapping reveals broader role of Vrn-H3 gene in root and shoot development beyond heading in barley. PLoS ONE 11(7): e0158718. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0158718. (+equal contributor) (Impact factor 4.41)

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  15. Ashakina A, Hasanuzzaman M, Arifuzzaman M, Waliur Rahman MW and Md. Lutful Kabir ML (2016) Performance of single, double and three-way cross hybrids in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.). J Food, Agri & Environ 14 (1):71-77. (Impact factor 0.46)

  16. Azad MAK, Rahman MW, Arifuzzaman M, Hasanuzzaman M, Talukder MAI, Saha RK (2015) Callus induction and plant regeneration from immature kernel of maize inbred lines. J Chemi Biol & Physic Sci 5(4):4149-4161.

  17. Naz AA+, Arifuzzaman M+, Muzammil S, Pillen K, Léon J (2014) Wild barley introgression lines revealed novel QTL alleles for root and related shoot traits in the cultivated barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). BMC Genetics 15:107. (+equal contributor) (Impact factor 2.57)

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  18.  Arifuzzaman M, Sayed MA, Muzammil S, Pillen K, Schumann H, Naz AA, Léon J (2014) Detection and validation of novel QTL for shoot and root traits in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Mol Breed 34(3):1373-1387. (Impact factor 2.47)

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  19. Shathi DA, Arifuzzaman M, Biswas BK, Hasanuzzaman M, Azad AK (2012) Genetic divergence in musturd (Brassica spp. L). African J Pl Sci 6(8):239-243.

  20. Basak H, Biswas BK, Azad AK, Arifuzzaman M, Sharmeen F (2012) Micropropagation of mustard (Brassica spp.) from leaf explant. Thai J Agri Sc 45(2):75-81.

  21. Huque AKMM, MK Hossain, N. Alam, M. Hasanuzzaman, BK Biswas and M Arifuzzaman (2012) Genetic variability, correlation and path analysis for yield and its component characters in string bean (Vigna unguiculata ssp. sesquipedalis [L Verdc.). Jahangirnagar University J Biol Sci 1(1):1-10. 

  22. Nazim T, Hasanuzzaman M, Biswas BK, Arifuzzaman A, Azad MAK (2012) In vitro regeneration of mungbean (Vigna radiata L.) using leaf and cotyledon explants. Bangladesh Res Pub J 6(3): 258-263.

  23. Akter S, Biswas BK, Azad AK, Hasanuzzaman M, Arifuzzaman M (2010) Variability, heritability and genetic advance in fine rice (Oryza Sativa L.) available in Bangladesh. J Sci Technol 8:183-192.

  24. Akter S, BK Biswas, Azad AK, Hasanuzzaman M, Arifuzzaman M (2010) Correlation and discriminant function analysis of some selected characters in fine rice (Oryza sativa L.) available in Bangladesh. Int J Sustain Crop Prod 5(4):30-35.

  25. Tasnuva S, Hasnuzzaman M, Faruq G, Sharmeen F, Arifuzzaman M (2010) Study on differentiation of wheat varieties through morphological and molecular approaches. Int J Sustain Crop Prod 5(3):29-34.

  26. Roy AC, Azad AK, Hasanuzzaman M, Arifuzzaman M, Tayeb MA (2010) In vitro plant regeneration of tobacco (Nicotiana sp.) using leaf explant. Eco-friendly Agril J 3(7):334-339.

  27. Hooque MA, Shamsuddin AKM, Arifuzzaman M, Sharmeen F, Azad AK (2010) Study on combining ability and heterosis for yield contributing characters in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). J of Environ Sci Nat Resour 3(1):67-70.

  28. Farhad M, Hasanuzzaman M, Biswas BK, Arifuzzaman M, Islam MM (2010) Study of genetic divergence in chilli (Capsicum annuum L.). Bangladesh Res Pub J 3(3):1045-1051.

  29. Sharmeen F, Rahman H, Rahman L, Rahman KMM, Arifuzzaman M (2009) Production of double haploids in spring wheat varieties and crosses. J Pl Breed Genet Soc Bangladesh 22(1):49-52.

  30. Farhad M, Hasanuzzaman M, Biswas BK, Azad AK, Arifuzzaman M (2008) Reliability of yield contributing characters for improving yield potential in chilli (Capsicum annum). Int J Sustain Crop Prod 3(3):30-38.

  31. Arifuzzaman M, Shah-E-Alam M, Azad AK, Hasanuzzaman M, Sharmeen F (2008) In vitro plant regeneration of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L). Intl J Biores 4(4):25-30.

  32. Arifuzzaman M, Ali MP, Biswas BK, Shah-E-Alam M, Rahman MH (2007) Study of genetic diversity in groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L). Intl J Biores 3(6):37-42.

  33. Arifuzzaman M, Shah-E-Alam M, Biswas BK, Hasanuzzaman M, Islam MT (2007) Study on variation for yield and yield contributing characters and relationship among them in groundnut. Bangladesh J Prog Sci & Tech 5(1):013-016.

Book Chapter

  1. Khan MK, Arifuzzaman M, Pandey A, Turin MT, Hamurcu M, Athar T, Masuda MS, Yilmaz FG, Topal A, Gezgin S (2023) Advancement in mitigating the effects of boron stress in wheat. In Abiotic Stresses in Wheat 2023 Jan 1 (pp. 329-338). Academic Press.

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  2. Turin MT, Sarker A, Hena MH, Mushrat Z, Roy D, Masuda MS, Keya AA, Islam T, Arifuzzaman M (2023) Mitigation of abiotic stress tolerance in wheat through conventional breeding. In Abiotic Stresses in Wheat 2023 Jan 1 (pp. 15-32). Academic Press.

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  3. Amzad MA, Khan MK, Prodhan MM, Pandey A, Jui S, Hasanuzzaman M, Mosfeq-Ul-Hasan M, Hamurcu M, Arifuzzaman M, Islam T (2023) Regulation of circadian for enhancing abiotic stress tolerance in wheat. In Abiotic Stresses in Wheat 2023 Jan 1 (pp. 141-159). Academic Press.

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  1. Endeavour Research Fellowship (Post-Doc)

    Funded by: Australian Government

  2. German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

    Funded by: German Govt. for carry out PhD in Germany


  1. Improvement of wheat cultivars for drought tolerance and nutrient enrichment using rapid breeding and molecular approaches

    Funded by: Institute of Research and Training (IRT)

    Position: Principal Investigator

    Description: 3 years, 2022-2025


    Funded by: Institute of Research and Training (IRT)

    Position: Principal Investigator

    Description: 1 year, 2021-22

  3. CRISPR-Cas technology: Creation of rice yield-related miRNA mutants and their applications

    Funded by: Sichuan (China) Provincial International Project

    Position: Co-Investigator

    Description: Duration: 3 years, 2021-2023

  4. Production of double haploid in wheat through wheat × maize crosses

    Funded by: Institute of Research and Training, HSTU

    Position: Principal Investigator

    Description: Duration: 1 year, 2020-21

  5. Genetic and molecular dissection of drought tolerance in European barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) lines

    Funded by: IRT, HSTU

    Position: Genetic and molecular dissection of drought tolera

    Description: Duration: 1 year, 2019-20

  6. Molecular marker based genetic diversity analysis in rice land races and modern cultivars under drought stress conditions

    Funded by: MOST

    Position: Principal Investigator

    Description: Duration: 1 year, 2017-18

  7. Polyethylene glycol mediated drought stress tolerance in rice (Oryza sativa L.)

    Funded by: IRT, HSTU

    Position: Principal Investigator

    Description: Duration: 2017-18

  8. Study on heterosis, combining ability and drought susceptibility index in some crosses of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum l.)

    Funded by: IRT, HSTU

    Position: Principal Investigator

    Description: 2017-18, 1 year

  9. Screening of drought and salt tolerant genotypes under juvenile stages in rice (Oryza sativa L.)

    Funded by: University Grants Commission of Bangladesh

    Position: Principal Investigator

    Description: 2016-17, 1 year duration

  10. Identification of drought tolerant wheat genotypes under water stress conditions

    Funded by: IRT, HSTU

    Position: Principal Investigator

    Description: 2016-17, 1 year duration

  11. Variability and diversity studies in maize inbred lines and verification using molecular markers

    Funded by: Ministry of Science and Technology

    Position: Co-Investigator

    Description: 2015-16, 1 year duration


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