Mohammad Islam, Bangladesh

Fellowship site: International Center for Diarrheal Diseases Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR, B)

Research interest: Food safety - dietary exposure to aflatoxin in slum areas

Dr. Mohammad Aminul Islam is an Associate Scientist and Coordinator of the Food Safety Research Group at the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B). Dr. Islam received his B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc. in Microbiology from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1999 and 2001, respectively. He obtained his Ph.D. in Food Microbiology from Wageningen University, the Netherlands in 2009. His research interests are in food safety with an emphasis on detection, tracking and control of foodborne pathogens. He is particularly interested in the use of genotyping methods to study transmission routes of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, Shigella, Salmonella and other enteric pathogens in human food chain. He is also interested in molecular investigation of virulence markers in foodborne pathogens and in exploring the causes of antimicrobial resistance in bacterial pathogens.