Successful PCR in laboratory diagnosis of Rickettsial disease
Since the introduction of PCR in the Department of Microbiology, Mymensingh Medical College in 2008. We have successfully diagnosed many infectious diseases like Tuberculosis including MDR TB, Kala-azar including PKDL, Genital Chlamydia, MRSA, ESBL, Diarrhoeagenic Esch coli and Campylobacter spp. In continuation of this molecular diagnostic approach, in this year PCR was used for the diagnosis of Rickettsial disease for which suitable tests are not available. Rickettsial culture is very difficult as well as hazardous done only in reference laboratories. This is first time PCR was used and standardized for specific laboratory diagnosis of Rickettsial fever in collaboration with Sapporo Medical University Japan under direct supervision of Professor Nobumichi Kobayashi since January 2013. After repeated trial and error, finally in September, 2013 Rickettsial disease was successfully diagnosed by Nested PCR using blood specimen from clinically and serologically suspected cases with a sensitivity of 48% out of 100 suspected cases.
Research work for PhD in collaboration with Sapporo Medical University
Dr. Salma Ahmed, Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Mymensingh Medical College is leaving tomorrow on October 20, 2013 for Sapporo Medical University, Japan. She will be working there for a period of 2 months. She is going there as JSPS Ronpaku PhD fellow. This is her 3rd visit as a part of research work for PhD in collaboration with Sapporo Medical University and Mymensingh Medical College. Her research topic is “Molecular epidemiology of Drug resistant bacteria causing puerperal infection in Bangladesh”.
Lab diagnosis of Rickettssia by PCR in Bangladesh
Lab diagnosis of Rickettssia by PCR in Mymensingh Medical College, Mymensingh, Bangladesh by Professor Nobumichi Kobayashi, Sapporo Medical Universitay Japan.
Professor Nobumichi Kobayashi, Sapporo Medical Universitay Japan has arrived in the department of Microbiology, Mymensingh Medical College for 7 days visit from January 14, 2013 to January 20, 2013. This is his 10th since 2005.
He came here to supervise a PhD student Dr. Salma Ahmed, Assistant professor of this department under JSPS RONPAKU PhD program. Another student Dr. Shyamal Kumar Paul, Associate Professor, obtained PhD from this department under this program in 2009. more...
Professor Md. Akram Hossain is on one week visit to Sapporo Medical University.
Professor Md. Akram Hossain, Head department of Microbiology, Mymensingh Medical College is on 1 week (15/10/2012 to 21/10/12) visit to Department of Hygeine, Sapporo Medical University. He has been invited by Professor Nobumichi Kobayashi of Sapporo Medical University. Mymensingh Medical College is running collaborative research on various fields of Microbiology including diarrhea diseases caused by Rotavirus. Genital Chlamydia infection, MRSA, ESBL and puerperal sepsis. One faculty member of this department Dr. Shyamal kr. Paul obtained PhD from Sapporo University and another faculty member Dr. Salma Ahmed is doing PhD student under JSPS RONPAKU PhD program. This visit will expand the field of cooperation between Mymensingh Medical College and Sapporo Medical University.
Visit of Dr. Bruno Levecke from Ghent University, Belgium.
Dr. Bruno Levecke from Ghent University of Belgium arrived in the department of Microbiology in Mymensingh Medical College on 30th September for 6 days visit. He came for a collaborative research on “Soil Transmitted Helminths (STH) among school children of Mymensingh”. During this visit he will deliver lectures on different aspects of STH and teach techniques for quantitative detection of eggs from stool by McMaster and Mini Floatech methods to the postgraduate (MPhil) students of this department.
This is a joint research project among Ghent University, Belgium, Department of Veterinary Medicine of Bangladesh Agriculture University, Mymensingh and Department of Microbiology.>>>
Orientation program for M Phil Microbiology part-1 students was held on August 8, 2012. Where key note speech was given by the Head of the department.
Key note speech from the desk of Head of the department: In the name of Allah, the most kind and most merciful. Dear faculty members, guests from CBMC,B, M.Phil students of Microbiology Asslamu alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu. Indeed it is my great pleasure to welcome 11th batch (2nd Batch under BSMMU) students of M.Phil Microbiology course. Heartiest welcome my dear students. I am not a good speaker and usually I do not give formal speech in any occasion. But this time I felt a insight urge to give a speech on this occasion and that’s why I took the advantage of being 1st speaker. >>>
Professor Nobumichi Kubayashi in Mymensingh Medical College
Professor Nobumichi Kubayashi from Sapporo University Japan has arrived for 8 days visit from July 25th to July 31, 2011 in the Department of Microbiology, Mymensingh medical College. He came here to supervise a PhD student under JSPS RONPAKU PhD program. Last year one student obtained PhD from this department under this program. In this program a students works for 9 months in Bangladesh and 1-3 months in Japan.
He has many collaborative research program with Microbiology department including Rotavirus diarrhoea, MRSA and Puerperal sepsis. Professor Nobumichi Kubayashi also trained our MPhil Microbiology students PCR and other molecular techniques and He is kindly providing costly reagents for their research works. He started collaborative research works with MMC since 2005. more pictures >>
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