Name: Rokshana Parvin
Designation: Professor
Academic Institution: Bangladesh Agricultural University
Research Field: Veterinary pathology and virology
Research Interest: Avian viruses, emerging zoonotic diseases, transboundary animal diseases,
respiratory viral pathogens
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Short Biography:
Rokshana Parvin is a veterinarian and currently working as Professor, at the Department of
Pathology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh. She has completed
her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Masters (M.S.) in Pathology from Bangladesh
Agricultural University, Bangladesh, PhD in virology from University of Leipzig, Germany,
and Post-Doc from the National reference laboratory for Avian Influenza, Friedrich-Loeffler-
Institute, Germany. In her 15 years carrier she actively participated in research, academics and
a bit of administration. Her research focused on zoonotic infections like avian influenza virus,
avian corona virus, SARS-CoV-2, and other transboundary diseases of animals such as lumpy
skin disease in cattle, PPR in goat, ND in poultry since 2007 with special preference to the
virological and pathological aspect of the diseases. Molecular diagnosis and characterization,
biological properties and pathogenesis study of the pathogens are primary interest. She has
granted many research grants and successfully completed 16 research projects as principal-
and co-investigator. She published several scientific articles and attended many national and
international scientific conferences. She also actively involved in pedagogy training and
module development for the veterinarian in Bangladesh.
Other Experiences
She has a good international cooperation that success with many research collaboration and
scientific publication. She is actively working as member of many professional associations
like world poultry science association, World veterinary poultry association, European society
of virology, Bangladesh society for veterinary education and research.
Institutional Contact:
Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University
Cell phone: +8801711045804
Awards and Recognition:
 Fulbright Visiting Scholar 2022-23, University of Georgia, Athens, Atlanta, USA
 Joint AvH and FLI Research stay grant at FLI, Germany

 International Young Scientist award
 Winner of Qiagen Life Science Research Grant
 Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) equipment grant, Germany
 Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) post doc fellowship
 Best publication award, BAU Teacher’s Association, Bangladesh
 Houghton trust travel grant to attend XXth WVPA congress, 4-8 September, 2017,
Edinburgh, UK.
 German Academic Exchange service PhD fellowship
 Best oral presentation award at 3rd Symposium on Infectious Diseases (Middle
 University Gold Medal Award, Bangladesh Agricultural University

Selected publications:
1. Parvin, R., Hossain, I., Hasan, A., Afrin, S. Z. and Shehata, A. A. Influenza and
coronavirus zoonoses: an overview on pandemic events, viral genome, replication and
emergency preparedness. Ger. J. Microbiol. 2022. 2(3): 1-11.
2. Parvin, R., Ali, A., Nagy, A., Zhu, Z., Zhao, S., Neuhaus, J., Paul, A. K., Hafez, H.
M., and Shehata, A. A. Monkeypox virus: A comprehensive review of taxonomy,
evolution, epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention, and control regiments so far. Ger. J.
Microbiol. 2022. 2(2): 1-15.
3. Afrin, S. Z., Islam, M. T., Paul, S. K., Kobayashi, N., & Parvin, R. (2022). Dynamics
of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern (VOC) in Bangladesh during the first half of
2021. Virology, 565, 29–37.
4. Shehata, A. A., Parvin, R., Nagy, A., Wang, Y., Azhar, T. M., Attia, Y. A., Azhar, E.
I., Paul, A. K. and Rahmatullah, M. (2021) An overview of ongoing challenges in
SARS-CoV-2 global control. Ger. J. Microbiol. 1 (2): 1-18.
5. Parvin, R.*, Begum, J. A., Nooruzzaman, M., Kabiraj, C. K., Chowdhury, E. H.
(2021) Circulation of three genotypes along with unique mutation at neutralizing
epitope of infectious bronchitis virus in chickens from Bangladesh. Archives of
6. Nagy, A., Basiouni, S., Parvin, R., Hafez, H. M., & Shehata, A. A. (2021).
Evolutionary insights into the furin cleavage sites of SARS-CoV-2 variants from
humans and animals. Archives of virology, 166(9), 2541–2549.

7. Parvin, R.* Afrin, S.Z. Begum, J.A. Ahmed, S. Nooruzzaman, M. Chowdhury, E.H.
Pohlmann, A. Paul, S.K. Molecular Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 Circulating in
Bangladesh during 2020 Revealed Lineage Diversity and Potential Mutations.
Microorganisms 2021, 9, 1035.
8. Afrin, S. Z., Paul, S. K., Begum, J. A., Nasreen, S. A., Ahmed, S., Ahmad, F. U.,
Aziz, M. A., Parvin, R. *, Aung, M. S., & Kobayashi, N. (2021). Extensive genetic
diversity with novel mutations in spike glycoprotein of SARS-CoV-2, Bangladesh in
late 2020. New microbes and new infections, 100889. Advance online publication.
9. Schön, J., Breithaupt, A., Höper, D., King, J., Pohlmann, A., Parvin, R., Behr, K. P.,
Schwarz, B. A., Beer, M., Stech, J., Harder, T., & Grund, C. (2021). Neuraminidase-
associated plasminogen recruitment enables systemic spread of natural avian Influenza
viruses H3N1. PLoS pathogens, 17(4), e1009490. Advance online publication.
10. Parvin, R.; Nooruzzaman, M.; Kabiraj, C.K.; Begum, J.A.; Chowdhury, E.H.; Islam,
M.R.; Harder, T. Controlling Avian Influenza Virus in Bangladesh: Challenges and
Recommendations. Viruses 2020, 12, 751.
11. Parvin, R., Kabiraj, C.K., Mumu, T.T., Chowdhury, E.H., Islam, M.R., Beer, M.,
Harder, T. (2020). Active virological surveillance in backyard ducks in Bangladesh:
Detection of avian influenza and gamma-coronaviruses. Avian Pathol. 2020 Apr 9:1-
29. doi: 10.1080/03079457.2020.1753654. [Epub ahead of print]
12. Parvin, R., Schinkoethe, J., Grund, C., Ulrich, R., Bönte, F., Behr, K. P., Voss, M.,
Samad, M. A., Hassan, K. E., Luttermann, C., Beer, M., & Harder, T. (2020).
Comparison of pathogenicity of subtype H9 avian influenza wild-type viruses from a
wide geographic origin expressing mono-, di-, or tri-basic hemagglutinin cleavage
sites. Veterinary research, 51(1), 48.
13. Parvin, R., Begum, J., Chowdhury, E. et al. Co-subsistence of avian influenza virus
subtypes of low and high pathogenicity in Bangladesh: Challenges for diagnosis, risk
assessment and control. Scientific Reports 9, 8306 (2019).
14. Parvin, R., Begum, J. A., Nooruzzaman, M., Chowdhury, E. H., Islam, M. R., &
Vahlenkamp, T. W. (2018). Review analysis and impact of co-circulating H5N1 and
H9N2 avian influenza viruses in Bangladesh. Epidemiology and infection, 146(10),

15. Parvin, R., Shehata, A.A., Heenemann, K. et al. (2015). Differential replication
properties among H9N2 avian influenza viruses of Eurasian origin. Veterinary
Research 46, 75.
16. Parvin, R., Kamal, A. H., Haque, M. E., Chowdhury, E. H., Giasuddin, M., Islam, M.
R., & Vahlenkamp, T. W. (2014). Genetic characterization of highly pathogenic H5N1
avian influenza virus from live migratory birds in Bangladesh. Virus genes, 49(3),
17. Parvin, R., Heenemann, K., Halami, M. Y., Chowdhury, E. H., Islam, M. R., &
Vahlenkamp, T. W. (2014). Full-genome analysis of avian influenza virus H9N2 from
Bangladesh reveals internal gene reassortments with two distinct highly pathogenic
avian influenza viruses. Archives of virology, 159(7), 1651–1661.