Symposium Speaker

Prof Dr Abdur Rashid

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Prof Dr Abdur Rashid obtained his PhD at University of Strathclyde Glasgow, U.K. He was the former dean of Faculty of Pharmacy and former chairman of Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Dhaka. He specializes in natural product chemistry. His research interest includes isolation and characterization of bio-active compounds from medicinal plants, microbes and marine animals; application of modern NMR techniques to structural elucidation of organic molecules, with special emphasis to marine peptides and macrolides; and synthesis of chemically unique and biologically interesting compounds and evaluation of their pharmacological activities. He currently serves as the Fellow of the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences. He has published 384 journal articles and serves as editor for various journals, including Journal of Natural Products.