Dr. Shimul Das
Professor

Dr. Das is currently working on standardization of molecular detection methods of plant RNA and DNA viruses alongside their metagenomic analyses prioritizing Transcriptomics and Proteomics. He is also devoted in understanding the epidemiological, biological and transmission behavior of agronomic and horticultural plant viruses and their vector insects. All his research findings will facilitate paving the way of optimizing the IPM (Integrated Pest Management) to control or suppress the plant invisible foes.

Personal Info:

Sex Male | Date of Birth 27/09/1984 | Nationality Bangladeshi

Permanent address: Kachuria, Mollahat, Bagerhat.

Present address: 136/2, Bagmara Main Road, Khulna Metropolis, Khulna 9100, Bangladesh.

Contact (preferable): shimul04atku@gmail.com, shimul.das@wsu.edushimul04at@ku.ac.bd 

Cell: +8801907505909

Academic Credentials

 

2016-2020

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Plant Pathology (Molecular Plant Virology)

Department of Plant Pathology, Washington State University, WA, USA.

Major Subjects

Molecular Plant Virology, Statistical Genomics, Molecular Genetics of Plant and Pathogen Interactions, Molecular Biology of Nematodes and Insects, Field Plant Pathology, Statistical Methods for Graduate Researchers, Science Writing Workshop, Diseases of Horticultural Crops and Integrated Pest management.

2009-2010

Master of Science in Entomology

First Class First in the Batch (3.92 out of 4.0)

Department of Entomology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh.

Major Subjects

Insect Taxonomy and Morphology, Insect Pathology, Pest Management, Insect Ecology,  

Insect Physiology and Anatomy, Toxicology, Biochemistry and Research Methodology. 

2004 – 2008

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Honors)

First Class First in the Batch (3.89 out of 4.0)

Agrotechnology Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh.

Major Subjects

Agronomy, Horticulture, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Soil Science

Ecology, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Biotechnology, Biochemistry.

2002

Higher Secondary Certificate

 

First Class from Science Group

2000

Secondary School Certificate

 

First Class (Star) from Science Group

Scientific Area of Interest

Molecular plant virology

Genome-wide association mapping (GWAM) and QTL analyses

Host-virus-vector interactions

Insect ecology and IPM prioritizing biological control

Advanced bioinformatics analyses

Current Research Project/Collaboration

SL Title Research Role Awarded Date Completion Date Funding Agency
1 "Transmission attributes of whitefly modulating the epidemiology of Chili leaf curl virus (ChLCV) in chili across Southwestern Bangladesh" funded by MoE (Ministry of Education) from 2020 to 2022 Principal Investigator October 2020 June 2022 National
2 "Isolation of hostplant immunity from select T-Aman rice cultivars against rice leaf roller (Cnaphalocrocis medinalis) via antibiosis and antixenosis" funded by MoST (Ministry of Science and Technology) from 2019 to 2020 Principal Investigator October 2019 June 2020 National
3 "Whitefly acquisition and inoculation periods triggering disease progression of leaf curl virus in chili" funded by MoST (ministry of Science and Technology) from 2021 to 2022 Principal Investigator December 2021 June 2022 National
4 “Categorization of Maize Hostplant Resistance (HPR) to Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) Using Multivariate and Trait Association Analysis” funded by MoST (Ministry of Science and Technology) from 2020 to 2021 Principal Investigator August 2020 June 2021 National
5 “Ecological fitness and host suitability of recently introduced an alien invasive pest, Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in Bangladesh” funded by Khulna University Research Cell from 2020 to 2022 Principal Investigator September 2020 April 2022 National
6 A joint (Khulna University and Virginia Tech University, VA, USA) venture project on "Laboratory Rearing and Field Release of Egg Parasitoid of Fall Armyworm in Khulna" funded by World IPM Innovation lab, USA Principal Investigator May 2022 December 2024 International
7 “Feasibility and Profitability of Early Winter Vegetables Cultivation in Sack as Relay Crop in Transplanted Aman Field of Southwest Bangladesh” funded by Co-Investigator of MoE (Ministry of Education) from 2019 to 2021 Co-Principal Investigator July 2019 june 2021 National
8 “Evidence of Vertical Transmission of BCMV in Bean Seed Supplied by BD Companies” funded by BHEARD (Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development) from 2019 to 2020 Principal Investigator February 2019 December 2020 International
9 "Genomics and Transcriptomics analyses of BCMV (Bean Common Mosaic virus) and CPMMV (Cowpea Mild mottle Virus) Threatening Legume production in Bangladesh” conducted in WSU, USA under Supervision of Dr. Naidu Rayapati (Professor, Plant Path, WSU, USA) funded by USDA and USAID from 2016 to 2019 Co-Principal Investigator January 2016 December 2019 International
10 “Efficacy of Seed Extract of Mahagoni and Neem on Stored Grain Pest of Rice, Sitophilus oryzae L.” funded by Khulna University research Cell from 2013 to 2015 . Principal Investigator July 2013 June 2015 National
11 “Self-Assessment (SA) Exercise for Programs of Agrotechnology Discipline and Initiation of Subsequent Action Plan” funded by HEQEP (Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project) from 2012 to 2014 Co-Principal Investigator December 2012 December 2014 International

Teaching & Research

 

May 2022 – Present

Professor

May 2018 – May 2022  

Associate Professor

May 2013 – May 2018

Assistant Professor

May 2011 – May 2013

Lecturer

Job Responsibilities

Teaching (Theoretical and Practical), Research Works, Student Supervision, Project Management, Administrative Task, Student Counselling, Participation in National and International Training, Seminar and Workshop.

Pedagogical Skill

  

April 12 – May 15, 2014

Foundation Training for University Teachers

 

Graduate Training Institute, Mymensingh, Bangladesh.

May 28-29, 2013

Training on Curriculum and Learning Assessment

 

Life Science School, Khulna University, Bangladesh

February 16-17, 2013

Training on Self-Assessment and Academic Quality

 

Life Science School, Khulna University, Bangladesh

November 25-29, 2012

Training on Continuation and Updating of Digital Archive on Agricultural

Theses and Journals of Bangladesh

 

Sher-E-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

July 24-28, 2011

Training on Teaching methodology

 

Khulna University Research Cell, Khulna University, Bangladesh

Project Managing Skill

 

July 2020 – Jun 2021

Principal Investigator of MoST (Ministry of Science and Technology) Funded Research Project “Characterization of hostplant resistance (HPR) from select maize genotypes against Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda)”.

Oct 2019 – Sep 2021

Principal Investigator of Khulna University Research Cell Funded Research Project “Ecological fitness and host suitability of recently introduced an alien invasive pest, Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in Bangladesh”.

Aug 2018 – Dec 2021

Co-Investigator of Khulna University Research Cell Funded Research Project “Evaluation of Resistant Genotype and Eco-friendly Management of Brinjal Shoot and Fruit Borer (Leucinodes Orbonalis Guen.) for Sustainable Brinjal Production”.

Jul 2019 – Jun 2020

Principal Investigator of MoST (Ministry of Science and Technology) Funded Research Project “Isolation of hostplant immunity from select T-Aman rice cultivars against rice leaf roller (Cnaphalocrocis medinalis) via antibiosis and antixenosis”.

Jul 2019 – Jun 2021

Co-Investigator of MoE (Ministry of Education) Funded Research Project “Feasibility and Profitability of Early Winter Vegetables Cultivation in Sack as Relay Crop in Transplanted Aman Field of Southwest Bangladesh”.

Feb 2019 – Dec 2020

Principal Investigator of BHEARD (Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development) funded research “Evidence of Vertical Transmission of BCMV in Bean Seed Supplied by BD Companies”.

Jan 2016 – Dec 2018

USAID and USDA Funded Genomic Project on BCMV and CPMMV Threatening Legume production in Bangladesh” conducted in WSU, USA under Supervision of Dr. Naidu Rayapati (Professor, Plant Path, WSU, USA).

June 2013 – June 2014

Principal Investigator of Khulna University Research Cell Funded Research “Efficacy of Seed Extract of Mahagoni and Neem on Stored Grain Pest of Rice, Sitophilus oryzae L.”  conducted in Agrotechnology Discipline, Khulna University.

Dec 2012 – Dec 2014

Alternate Sub- Project Manager of HEQEP Funded Sub-Project “Self-Assessment (SA) Exercise for Programs of Agrotechnology Discipline and Initiation of Subsequent Action Plan”. conducted in Agrotechnology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna. 

Intl. Conference Skill

 

July 29 – Aug 03, 2018

Presented an abstract on “Host-specific lineages of Bean common mosaic virus in Bangladesh, Cambodia and Nepal” in a five-day International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP) in Boston, ‎Massachusetts, USA.

Nov 26, 2018

Presented a one-day seminar on “Ecological Factors Affecting Survival and Pathogenicity of Ralstonia solanacearum” in Plant Pathology seminar series, Washington State University, USA.

Oct 16, 2018.

Presented a one-day seminar on “Direct and indirect impacts of the root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne graminicola) on rice” in Plant Pathology seminar series, Washington State University, USA.

Soft Skills

 

 

Statistical analyses with JMP18pro, R-Studio, Origin Pro, XL-Stat and Minitab 19.

 

Bioinformatics analyses with CLC for NGS data, BioEdit 7.2, Vector NTI, Mega X, SigmaPlot and RDP 4.0 for Sanger-sequenced and NGS-filtered molecular data.

 

Genome wise association mapping (GWAM) and quantitative trait loci (QTL)

coming soon...

Supervision

SL Title Degree Role Start Date End Date
No Supervision Available

coming soon...

Published Research Articles


S.  Das, M. Rahman, P. K. Dash, A. Mitra and Kamal, M. M. 2022.Transmission attributes of Asian I Silverleaf whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) modulating the spread of Chili leaf curl virus disease in Chili (Capsicum spp.).  Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection. 112: 34-49.  

S.  Das, M. Rahman, R. Sarkar, P. K. Dash, L. Porter and Kamal, M. M. 2022. Characterization of hostplant innate immunity from Kharif-II rice cultivars against rice leaf folder (Cnaphalocrocis medinalis Guen.) via in-situ screening and physicochemical assays. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology, 25: 101860.

S.  Das, M. Rahman, P. K. Dash and Kamal, M. M. 2021. Suppression of chili leaf curl virus (ChLCV) incidence in chili (Capsicum annuum L.) across Bangladesh via manipulated planting date and spacing. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection, 128: 535–548.

M. H. Rahman, M. M. Kamal, M. M. Islam, B. Ahammed and Das, S. 2021. Integrated Pest Management Practices Adopted by Mango Growers at Meherpur Region in Bangladesh. SAARC Journal of Agriculture, 19: 125-138.

P. K. Dash, S. Das, M. A. Mannan, J. Gomasta and Sultana, R. 2021. Feasibility of Growing Vegetables in Hanging Sac with Different Levels of Manure.  Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Research 46: 35-42.

P. K. Dash, S. Das, M. A. Mannan, and Jahan, M. 2021. Comparative Evaluation of Onion Germplasm (Allium Cepa L.) Of Bangladesh for Physical and Antioxidant Properties. SAARC Journal of Agriculture, 19: 113-123.

P. K. Dash, S. Das, J. Ray and Mukherjee, S. 2020. Containerized soil-less vegetable seedlings production techniques and profitability for Bangladesh. International Journal of Biosciences 17: 144-153.

M. M. Kamal, S. Das, M. H. Sabit and Das, D. 2019. Efficacy of different management practices against tomato fruit borer, Helicoverpa armigera Hubner.   Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Research, 44: 339-353.

S. Das, B. Bagewadi, L. Shah, K. H. Seng, A. C. Fayad, A. V. Karasev and Naidu, R. 2018. Host-specific lineages of Bean common mosaic virus in Bangladesh, Cambodia and Nepal.  Phytopathology, 108: 115-115.

H. Sultana, M.  A. Mannan, M. M. Kamal, K. G. Quddus and Das, S. 2018. Management of brinjal shoot and fruit borer using selected botanicals. Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Research, 43: 431-440.

H. Sultana, M.  A. Mannan, M. M. Kamal, K. G. Quddus and Das, S. 2018. Appraisal of resistant genotypes against brinjal shoot and fruit borer (BSFB), Leucinodes orbonalis, Guenee.  Journal of Bangladesh Agricultural University, 16: 227–231.

S. Das, M. M. Rahman, M. M. Kamal and Shishir, A. 2017. Species richness of thrips and whiteflies and their predators in mustard fields. Journal of Bangladesh Agricultural University, 15: 7-14.

M. Dey, S. Das, M. M. Kamal and Sarkar, R. 2017. Performance of different management practices on tomato fruit borer (Helicoverpa armigera Hubner) abundance and infestation.  Journal of Bangladesh Agricultural University, 14 (2): 161-166.

R. Sarkar, S. Das, M. M. Kamal, K. S. Islam and Jahan, M. 2017. Efficacy of management approaches against cucurbit fruit fly (Bactrocera cucurbitae Coquillett) of bitter gourd.  Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Research, 42: 757-766.

A. Shishir, M. M. Kamal, M. A. R. Khokon, M. R. Islam and Das, S. 2017. Effect of compost tea, streptomycin and cupravit in controlling bacterial leaf blight of rice.  Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Research, 42: 447-456.

S. Das, M. Z. Rayhan, M. M. Kamal, R. Sarkar, R. K. Gharami and Adhikary, S. K. 2015.   Assessment of Toxic and Repellent Effect of Natural Bio Pesticides on Rice Weevil (Sitophilus Oryzae L.) Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, 8: 16-23.

M. S. Islam, S. Das, K. S.  Islam, A. Rahman, M. N. Huda and Dash, P. K. 2013.  Evaluation of different insecticides and botanical extracts against yellow stem borer, Scirpophaga incertulas in rice field.  International Journal of Biosciences, 3: 117-25.  

Z. Rayhan, S. Das, R. Sarkar, S. K. Adhikary, S. N. Tania, M. Islam and Rabbani, G. 2014. Bioefficacy of neem, mahogoni and their mixture to protect seed damage and seed weight loss by rice weevil in storage.  Journal of Biological & Environmental Sciences, 5: 582-589.

S. Das, M. M. Uddin and Islam, K. S. 2011. Effect of brinjal varieties on the biology, food consumption and incidence of epilachna beetle, Epilachna dodecastigma Wied. Bangladesh Journal of Entomology, 21: 83-96.

S. Das, M. M. Uddin and Islam, K. S. 2012. Effect of temperature on the bahaviour of epilachna beetle (Epilachna dodecastigma Wied.) among different brinjal varieties.   Journal of Environmental Science and Natural Resources, 5: 167 -172.

S. Das, P. K. Dash, M. R. Ali and Mannan, M. A. 2013. Infestation patterns of the coconut mite (Eriophyes guerreronis Keifer) and resulting yield loss in the southwestern region of Bangladesh.  International Journal of Biosciences, 3: 132-147.

M. S. Islam, S. Das, K. S. Islam, A. Rahman, M. N. Huda and Dash, P. K. 2013. Evaluation of different insecticides and botanical extracts against yellow stem borer, Scirpophaga incertulas in rice field.   International Journal of Biosciences, 3: 117-125.

P. K. Dash, S. Das, M. A. Mannan, B. Saha and Rabbani, M. G. 2013. Evaluation of advanced tomato mutants based on growth, yield attributes and yield. Khulna University Studies. 11: 111-120.

S. Sultana, S. Das, S. R. Khan, S. Das and M. Z. Hossain. 2013. Effect of organic amendments to soil on mycelial growth of Rhizocto|nia solaini causing damping off of cotton. Bangladesh Journal of Agriculture and Environment, 9: 11-18.

P. K. Dash, S. Das, M. G. Rabbani and Mondal M. F. 2013. Effect of variety and spacing on the growth and yield of okra. Bangladesh Journal of Agriculture and Environment, 9: 07-13.


Core Courses to Teach:

AT-1207: Introductory Entomology (3+1 credit hrs)

AT-3107: Insect Physiology and Ecology (3+1 credit hrs)

AT-4209: Economic Entomology and Pest Management (3+1 credit hrs)

AGR-5215: Integrated Pest Management (3 credit hrs)

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