Designation: Professor
Academic Institution: Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi
Research Field: Post-harvest Fisheries Technology
Research area of Interest: Fish Processing, value-added products, Food Quality & Safety, MAP packaging, Biofilm
Formation & Inhibition, etc.
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Short Biography:
Dr. Md. Tariqul Islam is serving as a professor in the Department of Fisheries of the University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi. He
has completed B. Sc. Fisheries (Hons.) and MS in Fisheries Technology from Bangladesh Agricultural University,
Mymensingh. Dr. Islam achieved the 2 nd Masters in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition under Erasmus Mundus
Scholarship from four universities of Europe (Ireland, Belgium, Portugal and Germany) in 2010. He received Ph.D.
degree on food microbiology from Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Japan under Monbukagakusho (MEXT)
scholarship in 2015. His research interests include fish processing, value-added products development, food quality &
safety, MAP packaging, biofilm formation & inhibition, etc. At present in RU, Dr. Islam is working on “Seafood product
development involving small and large scale entrepreneurs for domestic and export market” funded by World Bank
thorough Sustainable Coastal and Marine Fisheries Project (SCMFP) of Department of Fisheries (DoF). He has published
more than 25 research articles in different national and international journals like Food Microbiology, Food Control,
Food Research, Journal of Food Research International etc. For the last few years, he has received research grants from
different national and international organizations like BARC, BFRI, WorldFish center, Ministry of Education, UGC etc.
worth 3 crore BDT. In RU, he has established modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) facilities in the laboratory which is
first in Bangladesh so far.
Other Experiences:
Institutional Contact: Professor, Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205.
Awards and Recognition:
 Erasmus Mundus Scholarship in Europe
 Japanese Government Monbukagakusho scholarship (Japan)
 Best Postar Presentation Award in 9 th BFRF Biennial Conference held at Dhaka on 28-29 May 2022.
 Best Oral Presentation Award in Session-3 of 2 nd FSB Biennial Conference virtually on 25-26 December 2021.
 Best Oral Presentation Award in Session-I of 4 th National Scientific Conference by Safe Food Society of
Bangladesh (BSSF) held at Dhaka, Bangladesh on 29 October 2021.
 Best Poster Presentation Award in National conference on DNA and genome research for sustainable
development in agriculture and health held at University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, 2-3 May, 2019.
 Best Oral Presentation Award in Session-3 of 8 th BFRF Biennial Conference held at Dhaka on 30-31 March
Selected Publications:
1. Krishno Chandra Das, Esmout Jahan Alice, Md. Akhtar Hossain, Md. Ferdous Mehbub and Md. Tariqul
Islam*. 2021. Effects of vacuum and modified atmosphere packaging on the shelf life of Rohu fish (Labeo
rohita) stored at refrigerated temperature (4°C). International Food Research Journal, 28 (3), 586-593.
2. Sonia Khatun, Shaima Aktar, Zannatun Naeem, Md. Monjurul Hasan, Fawzia Adib Flowra, Md Abul Bashar,
Md Tariqul Islam*, Yahia Mahmud. 2021. Does Vacuum Packaging Retain the Quality of Hilsa Fish
(Tenualosa ilisha) during Long-Term Frozen Storage? Proceedings, 70(1), 60. doi:10.3390/foods_2020-07621.
3. Cunkuan Shen, Md Tariqul Islam, Yoshimitsu Masuda, Ken-ichi Honjoh and Takahisa Miyamoto. 2020.
Transcriptional changes involved in inhibition of biofilm formation by ε-polylysine in Salmonella
Typhimurium. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 104, 5427–5436.
4. Md Tariqul Islam, A. Oishi,, C. Machida, A. Ogura, S. Kin, K. Honjoh and T. Miyamoto*. 2014. Combined
effects of selected food additives on adhesion of various foodborne pathogens onto microtiter plate and cabbage
leaves. Food Control, 46: 233-241.



5. B. Noseda, M. T. Islam, M. Eriksson, M. Heyndrickx, K. De Reu, H. Van Langenhove and F. Devlieghere*.
2012. Microbiological spoilage of vacuum and modified atmosphere packaged Vietnamese Pangasius
hypophthalmus fillets. Food Microbiol., 30 (2): 408–419.