Dr. Ahmad Humayan Kabir

Designation: Associate Professor, Department of Botany, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Research Field: Botany, Molecular Plant Physiology
Research Interest: Abiotic stress tolerance in plants, Phytoremediation, Plasma Agriculture 

Lab website: https://kabirplantstress.wordpress.com
Research gate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ahmad_Kabir

ORCHID profile: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6893-9418

Institutional Contact

Associate Professor, Department of Botany, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi 6205, Bangladesh

Short Biography

Dr. Ahmad Humayan Kabir has been working as a faculty staff at the Department of Botany, Rajshahi University since 2012. Dr. Kabir passed Secondary and Higher Secondary education securing first division in 1996 and 1998, respectively from Rajshahi University School. Dr. Kabir completed his BSc (Hons.) and MSc (Thesis) in Botany from the University of Rajshahi securing first class. Afterward, he completed another MSc in Molecular Biology in 2009 with distinction from the University of Skövde, Sweden. Then he successfully completed his PhD in Molecular Plant Physiology from Flinders University, Australia in 2012. Dr. Kabir received Swedish Institute Guest Scholarship and German DAAD Scholarship for post-doctoral research at Stockholm University and Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in 2014 and 2018. Dr. Kabir has been awarded BAS-TWAS Young Scientists Prize-2017, UGC Award – 2015 and 2016 in recognition of research achievements. He has published more than 50 research articles in reputed international journals affiliated with world’s renowned publishers, such as Nature Publishing, Elsevier, Springer and Frontiers.

 Academic awards and distinctions

DAAD postdoctoral research fellowship in 2018.
TWAS Prize in 2017.
University Grants Commission (UGC) Award in 2015 and 2016.
Swedish Institute Guest Scholarship for Postdoctoral Research in 2014.
Australian Endeavor PhD scholarship in 2008.

Selected publications

1 Bari MA, Akther MS, Reza MA, Kabir AH. 2019. Cadmium tolerance is associated with the root-driven coordination of cadmium sequestration, iron regulation, and ROS scavenging in rice. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 136, 22-33. IF 2.72
2 Rahman MM, Sajib SA, Rahi MS, Tahura S, Roy NC, Parvez S, Reza MA, Talukder MR, Kabir AH. 2018. Mechanisms and signaling associated with LPDBD plasma mediated growth improvement in wheat. Scientific Reports 8(1):10498. IF


3 Kabir AH, Khatun MA, Hossain MM, Haider SA, Alam MF, Paul NK. 2016. Regulation of phytosiderophore release and antioxidant defense in roots driven by shoot-based auxin signaling confers iron toxicity tolerance in wheat. Frontiers in Plant Science 7, 1684. IF 4.29