Profile of Dr. Md. Azizul Haque


Dr. Md. Azizul Haque

Assistant Professor

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BMB)

Faculty of Agriculture

Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University, Dinajpur.



    1. To engage in the development of excellent research environment in the Biochemistry & Molecular Biology dept. of HSTU. 2. To develop myself as a world class professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.


    Plant microbe interaction, Pesticide & endophytic bacteria, Food Toxicology, Cellulose swelling enzyme, Functional genomics


  1. Ph. D. in Applied Life Science (major in Microbiology & Molecule Genetic); Results: A+, 2014

    Gyeongsang National University, South Korea

  2. M. Sc.(Thesis) Results: First Class 2nd (Top grade with merit position 2nd), 2010

    Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

  3. B. Sc. (Hons.) : Results: First Class 2nd (Top grade with merit position 2nd), 2008

    Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh


  1. Assistant Professor
    Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University, Dinajpur, Bangladesh

    February 01, 2016 to Present

  2. Post-doctoral Researcher (Food Microbiology)
    Gyeongnam National University of Science & Technology, South korea

    August 29, 2014 to January 05, 2016


Journal Papers

  1. Barman DN, Haque MA, Hossain MM, Paul SK, Yun HD. Deconstruction of Pine Wood (Pinus sylvestris) Recalcitrant Structure Using Alkali Treatment for Enhancing Enzymatic Saccharification Evaluated by Congo Red.  Waste and Biomass Valorization . (Springer, SCIE, IF: 1.88) .2018. 

  2. Haque MA, Hong SY, Hwang CE, Kim SC, Cho KM. Cloning of an organophosphorus hydrolase (opdD) gene of Lactobacillus sakei WCP904 isolated from chlorpyrifosimpregnated kimchi and hydrolysis activities of its gene product for organophosphorus pesticides. Applied Biological Chemistry. Springer. SCI (IF=1.36) 2018 September,

  3. Haque MA*Barman DN, Das SR, Prodhan MY, Chowdhury AKMMB, Rahman MB, Haque MA, Yun HD. Hydrothermal assisted Bacillus sp. AY8 pretreatment on lignocellulose for the liqufaction and enhancement of enzymatic hydrolysis. Asian Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 3(2): 66-78, 2018 . 

  4. Hwang CE, Haque MA, Lee JH, Song YH, Lee HY, Kim SC, Cho KM*. Bioconversion of gamma-aminobutyric acid and isoflavone contents during the fermentation of high-protein soy powder yogurt with Lactobacillus brevis. Applied Biological Chemistry. May, 1-13, 2018, Springer, SCI (I.F.= 1.36)

  5. Hwang CE, Haque MA, Lee JH, Joo OS, Kim SC, Lee HY, Um BS, Park KS, Cho KM*. Comparison of gama-aminobutyric acid and isoflavone a glycone contents, to radical scavenging activities of high-protein soybean sprouting by lactic acid fermentation with Lactobacillus brevis. Korean Journal of Food Preservation. 25(1) 7-18 (2018)

  6. Lee JH, Kim B, Hwang CE, Haque MA, Kim SC, Lee CS, Kang SS, Cho KM*, Lee DH*. Changes in conjugated linoleic acid and isoflavone contents from fermented soymilks using Lactobacillus plantarum P1201 and screening for their digestive enzyme inhibition and antioxidant properties. Journal of Functional Foods. 43 (2018) 17-28. Elsevier (SCI, IF=3.14)

  7. Haque MA*, Akhtar M, Halilu A, Yun HD. Validation and extended application of cellulose microfibril swelling enzyme assay method to alkali induced swelling of cellulose. Journal of Chemical Engineering and Bioanalytical Chemistry. 2017, 2(1)

  8. Halilu A, Shahadat MRB, Ashik MA, Tanshen MR, Haque MA*. Environmental assessment of radionuclide and heavy metals in soil and biological samples using instrumental neutron activation analysis technique. World Journal of Science and Engineering (WJSE). 3 (1) 2018, 9-17

  9. Halilu A, Ashik MA, Akter MS, Bappah AI, Tanshen MR, Haque MA*. Essential Nutrient, micronutrient, and toxic metal analysis of medicinal agama lizard flesh and bone using energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy. World Journal of Science and Engineering (WJSE). 3 (1) 2018, 1-7

  10. Akter MS, Uddin MMPK, Barman DN, Lucky UK, Ashik MA, Haque MA*. Antioxidant activity and cytotoxicity of Moringa olifera leaves grown in Bangladesh. World Journal of Science and Engineering (WJSE). 3 (1) 2018, 87-99

  11. Hwang CE, Haque MA, Lee JH, Ahn MJ, Lee HY, Lee BW, Lee YY, Lee C, Kim BJ, Park JY, Sim EY, Lee DH, Ko JM, Kim HT, Cho KM. Changes in phytoestrogen contents and antioxidant activities during fermentation of soybean-powder milks prepared from different soybean cultivars by Lactobacillus plantarum P1201. Korean Journal of Microbiology. 2016, 52 (2) 202-211.

  12. Haque MA*, Cho KM, Tanshen R. Quantitative measurement of filter paper swelling using Congo red. World Journal of Science and Engineering (WJSE). 2016, 1(1), 15-29

  13. Haque MA, Yun HD, Cho KM*. Diversity of indigenous endophytic bacteria associated with the roots of Chinese cabbage (Brassica campesteries L.) cultivars and their antagonism towards pathogens. Journal of Microbiology. 2016, 54, 353-363. Springer, SCIE (I.F.=2.31) 

  14. Haque MA, Hwang CE, Lee HY, Ahn MJ, Sin EC, Nam SH, Joo OS, Kim HJ, Lee SW, Kim YG, Ko KH, Goo YM, Cho KM*. Comparison of isoflavone contents and antioxidant effect in Cheonggukjang with black soybean cultivars by Bacillus subtilis CSY191. Korean Journal of Environmental Agriculture. 2016, 35, 62-71. (Index: SCOPUS, KSCI) 

  15. Kim B, Lee BW, Hwang CE, Lee YY, Lee C, Kim BJ, Park JY, Sim EY, Haque MA, Lee DH, Lee JH, Ahn MJ, Lee HY, Ko JM, Kim HT, Cho KM*. Screening of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) producing Lactobacillus plantarum and production of CLA on soy-powder milk by  these strains. Korean Journal of Microbiology. 2015, 51, 231-240. (Index: SCOPUS, KSCI) 

  16. 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, 51, 148-155. (Index: SCOPUS, KSCI) 

  17. 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. 2015. Wiley online library, SCI (I.F.=2.37)

  18. 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. Springer, SCIE (I.F.=1.13)

  19. 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. 2015, 50, 807-815. Elsevier, SCI (I.F.=2.61)

  20. 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. 2015, 56, 24-33. Elsevier, SCI (I.F.=3.67)

  21. 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. 2015,113, 29-38. Elsevier, SCI (I.F.=2.27)

  22. Barman DN1, Haque MA1, Islam SMA, Yun HD, Kim MK*. (1Equally 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. Elsevier, SCI (I.F.=3.97)

  23. 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. Elsevier, SCI (I.F.=2.13)

  24. 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. Taylor & Francis, SCI (I.F.=1.66)

  25. 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. Springer, SCIE (I.F.=1.65

  26. 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. Taylor & Francis, SCI (I.F.=1.25)

  27. Kabir SR*, Haque 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 (I.F.=0.02)

  28. 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 anti-proliferative activities. Bioscience Reports. 2011, 31, 465-475. Springer, SCI (I.F.=2.89)


  1. Undergraduate Student Stipend, 2004 to 2008

    Funded by: University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh

  2. OPCW-TWAS Training workshop on Policy & Diplomacy for Scientist, ICTP, Trieste, Italy

    Funded by: Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons convention (OPCW), The World Academy of Science

  3. Post-doctoral research fellowship

    Funded by: National Research Foundation (NRF), South Korea

  4. Brain Korea 21 Plus scholarship

    Funded by: Ministry of education, Science & Technology, Republic of Korea

  5. Brain Korea 21 Scholarship For Ph. D. Program

    Funded by: Ministry of education, Science & Technology, Republic of Korea


  1. Unraveling molecular diversity, growth promotion and bioremediation potential of profenophos and cypermethrin degrading endophytic bacteria from pesticide impregnated brinjal and rice plants

    Funded by: not secured yet

    Position: Principle Investigator

    Description: to develop profenophos and cypermethrin scavenging endophytic bacterial consortium from pesticide impregnated brinjal and rice plants >>>>

  2. Exploring of organophosphorus hydrolase genes harboring endophytic and soil bacteria to degrade pesticides in the contaminated environment to promote sustainable development.

    Funded by: Bangladesh University Grants Commission (UGC). 2018-2019

    Position: Principle Investigator

    Description: We targeted about 30 different pesticide degrading bacteria from different types of plants and soil sources. Only organophosphorus hydrolase genes harboring bacteria are screening.>>>>>>>>>so on

  3. Molecular clonning and expression of lignocellulose degrading genes from bacterial strains to develop bioethanol technology in Bangladesh.

    Funded by: The world academy of sciences (TWAS) Young scientist research grants (2018~: Ongoing

    Position: Principle Investigator

    Description: To clone and expression of some lignocellulose degrading genes for the development of bioethanol production in Bangladesh

  4. Isolation and characterization of cellulose microfibril swelling enzyme (Cms) and lignocellulose degrading enzyme producing bacterial strains for the rapid conversion of lignocellulose to renewable energy bioethanol

    Funded by: Ministry of Science & Technology, Bangladesh.FY (2016~2017): completed

    Position: Principle Investigator

    Description: The aim of the project is to isolate and characterize some lignocellulase degrading and liquefying enzyme secreting bacterial strains to develop bioethanol technology in bangladesh..........