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Prof. Dr. Kohinur Begum

Professor & Head

M. Pharm. (DU), MPhil (DU), PhD (DU)

Dr. Kohinur Begum is a Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacy, State University of Bangladesh (SUB), having joined in 2022. She has more than 35 years of experience in educational institutions and served as an administrator, researcher and faculty member. Since 2012, she served as Professor and Head of Department of Pharmacy in different private universities in Bangladesh. She has served as the Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering, ASA University of Bangladesh from 2014 to 2022 and Acting Dean, School of Medicine, University of Asia Pacific, Dhaka from 2007 to 2010. She received her Ph.D. and M. Phil degrees from the Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka with joint collaboration with icddr,b. She obtained her Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm.) and Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) (B. Pharm.) degrees from the same University. Her research interests lie in the broad areas Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Molecular biology. Specifically, her current research focuses on the following areas: (1) fermented food and its health benefits, (2) probiotic and prebiotic from fermented food, (2) antibacterial activities of natural compounds and. (3) activities of bacterial metabolites. She presented her research findings in national and international conferences. Dr. Begum is a Member of the Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Society (BPS), Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists (BSM) and American Society for Microbiology (ASM).
  1. Kohinur Begum, Khodijatul Kubra, Rabiul Aowal and Nushrat Jahan Ema (2024). Characterization of Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) Isolated from Homemade Fermented Kimchi in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Pharm. J., 27(1): 103-109.
  2. Sultana Juhara Mannan, Shopnil Akash, Sumaya Afnan Jahin, Ahnaf Tahmid Saqif, Kohinur Begum, Mahmuda Yasmin, Chowdhury Rafiqul Ahsan,Baye Sitotaw , Turki M. Dawoud, Hiba-Allah Nafidi and Mohammed Bourhia (2023). Occurrence and characterization of β-lactamase-producing bacteria in biomedical wastewater and in silico enhancement of antibiotic efficacy. Frontiers in Microbiology. 10.3389/fmicb.2023.1292597.
  3. Kohinur Begum, Mashmum Shababa Shahid, Sanzida Ferdoush and Farjahan Nur (2020). Phenotypic Identification and Antifungal Susceptibility of Two Rhodotorula Species Isolated from Dandruff Samples. Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci., 19(2): 185-190.
  4. Chowdhury R. Ahsan, Kohinur Begum, Enamul Kabir, Nur-E-Kamal, A. and Kaisar A. Talukder (2020). Enterotoxic, Neurotoxic and Cytotoxicity demonstrated by shiga toxin (2d) producing Escherichia coli in experimental models. Bangladesh Med. Res. Council Bull, 46: 41-47.
  5. Kohinur Begum, Mashmum Shababa Shahid and Reza-ul Jalil (2019). Topical Nanoemulsion of Rifampicin with Benzoic Acid and Salicylic Acid:Activity Against Staphylococcus aureus, Stap. epidermis and Candida albicans. Bangladesh Pharm. J., 22(1):1-6.
  6. Kohinur Begum, Farjahan Nur and Mashmum Shababa Shahid (2019). Isolation and characterization of Malasezzia Species from Dandruff Samples and Determination of its Sensitivity Towards Antifungal Agents. Bangladesh Pharm. J., 22(2): 146-152.
  7. Tanzira Irin, Farjahan Nur, Kohinur Begum (2008). Health Benefits of Probiotics from Fermented Foods in Bangladesh. ASA University Review, 12(2): 99-109.
  8. Farjahan Nur, Ummay Kulsum Kibra, Prova Rowsan, Md. Abul Kalam Azad and Kohinur Begum (2018). Assessment of Bacterial Contamination of Dried Herbs and spices Collected from Street Markets in Dhaka. Bangladesh Pharm. J., 21(2): 96-100.
  9. Kohinur Begum, Sultana Juhara Mannan Md Mahinur Rahman, Mitchel-Antoine A, Opoku R, et al (2017). Identification of Antibiotic Producing Bacteria from Soil Samples of Dhaka, Bangladesh. J Microbiol Exp., 4(6): 00134
  10. Kohinur Begum, Sultana Juhara Mannan Refaya Rezwan, Md Mahinur Rahman Md. Shajidur Rahman and Alom Nur-E Kamal (2017). Isolation and Characterization of Bacteria with Biochemical and Pharmacological Importance from Soil Samples of Dhaka City. Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci., 16(1): 129-136.
  11. Sultana Juhara Mannan, Refaya Rezwan, Md. Shajidur Rahman and Kohinur Begum (1017). Isolation and Biochemical Characterization of Lactobacillus species from Yogurt and Cheese samples in Dhaka Metropolitan Area. Bangladesh Pharm. J., 20(1): 27-33.
  12. Kohinur Begum, Sultana Juhara Mannan and Aliza Ahmed (2016).  Antibiotic Resistance, Plasmids and Integron Profile of Salmonella Species Isolated from Poultry Farm and Patients. Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci., 15(2): 209-214.
  13. Kohinur Begum, Amit Sarker, Israt Jahan Shimu, Md. Mazharul Islam Chowdhury and Reza-ul Jalil (2015). Characterization of Nanoemulsion Prepared from Self-emulsifying Rifampicin and its Antibacterial Effect on Staphylococcus aureus and Stap. Epidermidis Isolated from Acne. Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci., 14(2): 171-177.
  14. Kohinur Begum, Ashfia Fatima Khan, Humayera Kabir Hana, Jakaria Sheak and Reza-ul Jalil  (2015).  Rifampicin Niosome: preparations, characterizations and antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis isolated from acne. Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci., 14(1):117-123.
  15. Ashfia Fatima Khan, Humayera Kabir Hana, Jakaria Sheak and Kohinur Begum (2015). Antibiotic sensitivity of Staphylococcus aureus and Shaphylococcus epidermidis isolated from acne patients. Bangladesh Pharm. J., 18(2):121-125.
  16. Most. Chand Sultana Khatun, Ashraful Islam, M. Ashraf Ali, Feroze Hassan, Khadiza Begum, M. Moshiur Rahman and Kohinur Begum (2012). Antibacterial, Antidiabetic and Lipid Lowering Effects of Ethanolic Extract of Ipomoea aquatic. Bangladesh J Microbiol., 29(2):50-54.
  17. Most. Chand Sultana Khatun, M. Ripon Mia, M. Ashraf Ali, M. Moshiur Rahman, Khadiza Begum and Kohinur Begum (2012). Antidiabetic and Analgesic Effects of Glycosmis Pentaphylla (Retz.) in Swiss Albino Mice. Ibrahim Medical College Journal, 6(1):21-26.
  18. Kohinur Begum, Sanjida Haque, Tarikul Islam, Jeb-Un Nessa, Zakir Hossain Sarker and Khadiza Begum (2012). Factors Related to Acute Asthma Attack and Treatment. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Research, 3(8):2603-2606.
  19. Ashraf Ali, H. Ahmid, M. C. S. Khatun, A.K. Azad, K. Begum and MI I Wahid (2012). Anti-hyperglysemic and analgesic activities of ethanolic extract of Cassia fistula (L) stem bark. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Research, 3(2):416-423.
  20. Khadiza. Begum, Kohinur Begum, Zahid Hassan Sarker, Md Rrezaul Karim Dewan and MJH Siddique (2010). Lipid profile status of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in hospitalized patients. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Biochemistry, 2:42-45.
  21. Kohinur Begum, Tanvir Ahmed Reza, et al (2010). Isolation, identification and antibiotic resistence pattern of Salmonella Spp. from chicken eggs, intestines and environmental samples. Bangladesh Pharm. J., 13(1):23-27.
  22. Ishrat Jahan Azmi, Ahmed Khandaker Ahtesham, Kohinur Begum, Ijaz Ahmed, M. Khalid Ijaz, David A. Sack, Alejandro Cravioto, Alam Nur-E-Kamal and Talukder KA (2008). characterization of a novel group of Shigella flexneri 1c strains exhibiting cytotoxic activity against mammalian cells. International Journal of infectious Diseases, 12.589
  23. Md. Masum Mia, Mohammad S. Rahman, Kohinur Begum, Bilkis Begum and Mohammad A. Rashid (2007). Phytochemical and biological studies of Averrhoa carambola. Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci., 6(2):125-128.
  24. Kohinur Begum, Chowdhury R. Ahsan, Mohammad Ansaruzzaman, Dilip K. Dutta, Qazi S. Ahmad and Kaisar A. Talukder (2006). Toxin(s) other than cholera toxin, produced by environmental non O1 non O139 Vibrio cholerae. Cellular & Molecular Immunology, 3(2): 115-121. 
  25. Kohinur Begum, Mohiuddin A. Quadir and Rudmila Farha (2003). Study of Moisture Absorption Rate and Morphological Changes of Ranitidine Tablets. Bangladesh Pharm. J., 12(4): 23-26.
  26. Kohinur Begum, Chowdhury R. Ahsan, Qazi Shafi Ahmad and Kaisar A. Talukder (2002). Cytotoxin Activity of Vibrio cholerae non O1 non O139 isolated from surface water in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Pharm. J., 12(2): 23-25.
  27. Kohinur Begum, Chowdhury R. Ahsan and Kaisar A. Talukder (2002). Plasmid profile and antibiotic resistance pattern of Vibrio cholerae non O1 non O139 isolated from Environment in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Pharm. J., 12(1): 25-30.
  28. Kohinur Begum, M. Rezaul Karim, Anowara Begum and Chowdhury R. Ahsan (2000). Isolation of Non O1 Non O139 Vibrio Cholerae from Environmental Sources In Dhaka City. Bangladesh J. Microbiol, 17(1):10l-103.
  29. S.F. Bloomfield, M. Arthur, K. Begum and H. Patel (1993). Comparative testing of disinfectants using proposed European surface test methods. Letters In Applied Microbiology, 17:119-125.
  30. S.F. Bloomfield, M. Arthur, B. Looney, K. Begum and H. Patel (1991). Comparative Testing Of Disinfectant And Antiseptic Products Using Proposed European Suspension Testing Methods. Letters In Applied Microbiology, 13: 233-237.
  31. Chowdhury M. Hasan, S K. Nazrul Islam, Kohinur Begum, Muhammad Ilias, and Anwar Hussain (1988). Antibacterial Activity of the leaves and Stem Barks of Cassia alata L. Bangladesh J. Bot., 17(2):135-139.



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