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Dr. Ashrafi Hossain

Professor

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Department of Biochemistry
Faculty of Agriculture

Phone: +8801866564011
E-mail: ashrafisau@gmail.com, ashrafibioc@sau.edu.bd
Blood Group: B+

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Professor Dr. Ashrafi is an agriculturist and completed her MS in Biochemistry from SAU, Dhaka, Bangladesh. She was CSIR-TWAS fellow at CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, India from 2013 to 2018. She completed her Ph. D. in Biological Sciences (specialization in Biochemistry) in 2019. After completing her Ph.D. she joined to the Department of Biochemistry and served as the chairman from July 2020 to June 2022. Dr. Ashrafi is a research fellow of Indian National Science Academy (2022-2023). Her research interest is on phytonutrients, nutraceuticals, grain quality and processing and functional foods development. She has several projects (on-going) funded by SAURES, Government of Bangladesh and international organization. She has published several research articles in peer-reviewed national and international journals.

Degree Name Subject/Specialization Institute Passing Year Country
Hybrid course Food Systems for Healthier and Sustainable Diets Wageningen Center for Development Innovation 2022 the Netherlands
Online short course OKP Bangladesh Distance Learning including Prerequisite programmes, Principles of Food Hygiene, Auditing Skills, Precon Learning 2020 the Netherlands
Online International short course Blended learning, Application of HACCP, Food hazards Wageningen Center for Development Innovation 2020 the Netherlands
Doctor of Philosophy Biological Sciences (Biochemistry) CSIR-CFTRI 2019 India
MS Biochemistry Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University 2004 Bangladesh
B.Sc. Ag(Hons.) Agriculture Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University 2001 Bangladesh
Title Organization Location From To
Research Trainee Food Safety & Analytical Quality Control Laboratory CSIR-CFTRI, Mysore, India 2022/09/15 Present
Chairman Department of Biochemistry Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh 2020/07/01 2022/06/26
Professor Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh. 2019/07/31 Present
Associate Professor Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh. 2015/06/01 2019/07/30
CSIR-TWAS Fellow CSIR-CFTRI Mysore, India 2013/12/27 2018/12/18
Adjunct faculty member Department of Biochemistry, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University Salna, Gazipur, Bangladesh 2012/11/01 2013/02/28
Adjunct faculty member Department of Biochemistry, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University Salna, Gazipur, Bangladesh 2011/11/01 2012/03/31
Assistant Professor Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University 2008/06/01 2015/05/31
Lecturer Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh. 2006/06/01 2008/05/31
Lecturer (Part time) Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh. 2005/08/01 2006/05/31
Sl Journal Article Year Type Link
1 Hossain, A., & Jayadeep, A. (2022). Impact of extrusion on the content and bioaccessibility of fat soluble nutraceuticals, phenolics and antioxidants activity in whole maize. Food Research International, 111821. 2022 Journal Article Link
2 Sumaiya Subrin, M Faridul Islam, Mohammed A Satter, Jamilur Rahman, M Salma Zannat, MG Ferdous Chowdhury & Ashrafi Hossain. Physico-functional and nutritional properties of pigmented and non-pigmented maize available in Bangladesh. 2022 Journal Article Link
3 Hossain, A., & Jayadeep, A. Infrared Heating Induced Improvement of Certain Phytobioactives, Their Bioaccessible Contents and Bioaccessibility in Maize. LWT, 110912. 2021 Journal Article Link
4 Shafiqul Islam, Nusrat Jahan Shely, Ashrafi Hossain and Kamal Uddin Ahmed. Study on fatty acids profile and chemical constants of some oil seeds in Bangladesh. J. Expt. Biosci. 11(1):55-62, January. 2020 Journal Article Link
5 Hossain, A., & Jayadeep, A.. Analysis of bioaccessibility of campesterol, stigmasterol, and β-sitosterol in maize by in vitro digestion method. Journal of Cereal Science, 102957. 2020 Journal Article Link
6 Kabir, H., Hossain, A., & Nuruddin, M. M. Effect of different sources of sawdust on the growth, yield, proximate and mineral composition of pink oyster mushroom (Pleurotus djamor). Journal of Experimental Bioscience, 10(2), 41–50. 2019 Journal Article Link
7 Hossain, A., & Jayadeep, A. Determination of tocopherol and tocotrienol contents in maize by in vitro digestion and chemical methods. Journal of Cereal Science, 83, 90-95. 2018 Journal Article Link
8 Hossain, A., & Jayadeep, P. A. Comparison of total carotenoids, lutein, zeaxanthin, and β‐carotene content in maize employing solvent extraction and in vitro physiological methods. Journal of Food Biochemistry, e12653. 2018 Journal Article Link
9 Hossain, A., Begum, P.R., Zannat, M.S., Rahman, M.H., Ahsan, M.M., & Islam, S.N. Nutrient composition of strawberry genotypes cultivated in a horticulture farm. Food chemistry, 199, 648-52. 2016 Journal Article Link
10 Shajib, M. T. I., Kawser, M., Miah, M. N., Begum, P., Bhattacharjee, L., Hossain, A., ... & Islam, S. N. Nutritional composition of minor indigenous fruits: Cheapest nutritional source for the rural people of Bangladesh. Food chemistry, 140(3), 466-470. 2013 Journal Article Link
Sl Conferences Year Type Link
1 Israt Jahan Preety, Sumaiya Subrin, MG Ferdous Chowdhury, Faridul Islam, Jamilur Rahman, Mohammed Ariful Islam, K U Ahmed, Ashrafi Hossain. Phenolics, Flavonoids, and Anthocyanin Rich Pigmented Maize to Boost Immunity of Its Consumers. 4th National Scientific Conference on Food Safety and Health. Organized by Bangladesh Society for Safe Food on 29 October 2021 at Bangladesh University of Health Sciences, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 2021 Conference Link
2 Ashrafi Hossain, Jayadeep A. Health potentiality of colored maize: Phenolics and antioxidant activity assessed by two different methods. Oral presentation in 3rd International Scientific Conference on Food Safety and Health. Organized by Bangladesh Society for Safe Food on 22 February 2020 at BARC, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 2020 Conference Link
3 Ashrafi Hossain, Jayadeep A. Effect of infrared heating on nutraceuticals, antioxidant activity and their bioaccessible content and percent bioaccessibility in maize. Poster presented at IFCoN2018, Organized by Association of Food Scientists & Technologists (India) (AFSTI), 12-15 December 2018 at CSIR-CFTRI, Mysore, India. 2018 Conference Link
4 Ashrafi Hossain, Jayadeep A. Bio-accessible tocopherols and tocotrienols and their bio-accessibility in maize. Poster presented at “Indo-Finish International Workshop on Nutri-Concept: Innovative Food Concepts and Technologies for Global Nutrition and Business, at CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysuru, India. 2018 Conference Link
5 Ashrafi Hossain, Jayadeep A. Physiological method showed higher total carotenoid and its species in maize varieties than chemical method. Poster presented at “85th Annual Meeting of Society of Biological Chemists (India), on November 21-24, 2016 at CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysuru, India. 2016 Conference Link
6 Ashrafi Hossain, Jayadeep A. Starch Digestibility of Maize Varieties and Factors Affecting the Digestibility. Poster presented at “30th Carbohydrate Conference, Carbo-XXX” Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, India, on December 29-31. 2015 Conference Link
7 Ashrafi Hossain, Jayadeep A. Nutraceutical properties of traditionally used maize. Poster presented at “International Conference on Recent Advance in Research and treatment of Human Diseases,” Hyderabad on January 9-11. 2015 Conference Link
Sl Book Year Type Link
1 Ashrafi Hossain, Md. Shahjahan, Kamal Uddin Ahmed, Nutrient content of maize grown in Bangladesh. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, Germany. 2011 Book Link

Reserach/Project

Title Source of Fund Year URL Status
Development of beverage (green tea) from jute (Corchorus spp.) leaves and determination of health benefits of beverage Ministry of Science & Technology 2021 On-going
Evaluation of Physico-Chemical Properties and Nutritional Quality of Major Varieties/Cultivars of Maize (Zea Mays L.) Self 2006 Completed
Effect of processing of maize on nutraceutical properties and development of functional foods. CSIR-TWAS 2013 Completed
Evaluation of Micronutrients Status of Newly Released Maize Variety (SAU Bhutta-3). SAURES, SAU, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 2019 Completed
Quality Evaluation of Newly Released Maize Variety (SAU Bhutta-3) For Human Consumption and Nutritional Security. Ministry of Science & Technology 2019 Completed
Determination of functional, nutritional and phytochemical properties of pigmented maize. SAURES, SAU, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 2021 Completed
Determination of starch properties and anti-nutritional factors present in pigmented and non-pigmented maize UNESCO-TWAS 2021 On-going
Student Degree Year Title Role
Sumaiya Subrin MS 2020 Evaluation of physico-functional characteristics and nutritional status of some whole grain pigmented and non-pigmented maize and rice available in Bangladesh Supervisor
Israt Jahan Preety MS 2020 Determination of phenolics, flavonoids and anthocyanins in pigmented and non-pigmented maize (Zea mays l.) in Bangladesh Co-Supervisor
Satie Lama MS 2013 Biochemical and molecular Characterization of Bangladeshi wheat varieties for bread making purpose. Co-Supervisor
Humaun Kabir MS 2013 Effect of different sawdust on the growth, yield and proximate composition of pink oyster mushroom (Pleurotus djamor) Co-Supervisor
Sl Professional Type From To
1 the Netherlands Alumni Association of Bangladesh (NAAB) Professional 2022 Present
2 Bangladesh Society for Safe Food Professional 2019 Present
3 Member, Academic council, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University Professional 2015 Present
Sl Achievements Type Year
1 Indian Science and Research Fellowship Fellowship 2022
2 CSIR-TWAS Fellowship Scholarship 2012
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