Three MS students had their thesis defence on 17 July, 2017 and 23 July,2017. Mashiat Nawar Chowdhury worked at ICDDRB under the joint supervision of Professor Naiyyum Choudhury, Chairman, BAERA and Professor Firdausi Qadri, ICDDR,B. Her thesis title was “ In vivo propagation of monoclonal antibodies in ascites fluid produced in BALB/c mice: characterization and diagnostic application for the identification of Vibrio cholerae O1”. Afsana Tasnim Oshin carried out a research work entitled “Vaccine efficacy of a 45 kda outer membrane protein of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in mice models” under the joint supervision of Professor Naiyyum Choudhury, Chairman, BAERA and Prof. C. R. Ahsan, Dept. of Microbiology, DU.
On 24 July 2017, Shamima Begum defended her thesis work entitled “Keratinolytic protease production by a selected mutant of Bacillus licheniformis in submerged culture using chicken feather; storage stability and application as a detergent additive”. The work was carried out under the joint supervision of Professor Naiyyum Choudhury, Chairman, BAERA and Professor Md. Mozammel Hoq, Dept. of Microbiology, DU. The Examination Committees on both the days was chaired by Professor A F M Yusuf Haider, Chairperson, MNS Dept. Professor Mahboob Hosain and Dr. Aparna Islam were also present as members of the Examination Committee. The Examination Committee expressed satisfaction on the quality of work.