FMRT Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh.

Md. Mehedi Hasan
Assistant Professor

2017 - Present:  Doctoral Candidate, The University of Sydney, Australia.

[PhD thesis title: Genetic investigation of body morphological traits in Peneaus monodon and their relationship to shrimp production.]

2010-2012:         Master's in Biotechnology, The University of Helsinki, Finland.

[Master's thesis: Ligation Independent Versatile Cloning (LIVEC) of incomplete PCR (iPCR) Products: A Quick and Straightforward Procedure.]

2005-2009:         Bachelor of Science in Fisheries (Honour's), Khulna University, Bangladesh.

[Honour's thesis: Effects of temperature and salinity on the survival rate and growth of Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) fry with implementation to sex reversal.
Distinction (3.94 in the scale of 4)]

Biotechnology and animal breeding. 

Current Research Project/Collaboration

SL Title Research Role Awarded Date Completion Date Funding Agency
No Research Project Available

Professional positions and research experiences

2017: Principle investigator entitled the project "Aquaphonics: Appraisal to develop sustainable food production system in urban rooftops." funded by Khulna University Research Cell, Khulna University.

2015-2017: Technical Expert-Nutrition in the project entitled "Impact of treated faecal sludge on fish growth and associated health risk" funded by SNV, Netherland.

April 2015 - Present: Assistant Professor, Fisheries and Marine Resource Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh. 

May 2012 – December 2014: Research Assistant, Ecological Genetics Research Unit (EGRU), Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Finland.

May 2011 – November 2011: Gerbera Laboratory,  Research Assistant, Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland.

March 2009 – September 2009: Research Assistant, Fish Physiology Laboratory, Fisheries and Marine Resource Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh.

Presentations and participation at workshops and training's

2019:    Talk: Breeding bigger prawns. Sydney Institute of Agriculture, held in  3rd July 2019, Sydney, Australia

2018:    Talk: Genotype by environment interaction in shrimp production: present scenario, constraints, potential and implication in genetic improvement program. International Symposium of Genetics on Aquaculture (ISGA XIII), held in 15-20 July 2018, Cairns, Australia.

2016:  Training on teaching and learning of faculty members. Organized by Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (BGE)    Discipline, held in Khulna University from August 23-24, 2016.

2015:  3-day training on pedagogy (Module 1: Teaching and Learning). Organized by Center of Excellence    in Teaching and    Learning (CETL), held in Khulna University from June 11-13, 2015.

2015:  Training program on laboratory analysis of faecal sludge. Organized by Khulna University of    Engineering and                Technology (KUET), Bangladesh and Asian Institute of Technology (AIT),  Thailand, held on 30 June - 02 July, 2015 at          the Environmental Engineering Laboratory, KUET, Khulna.

2013:    Talk: Genetic basis of brain size variation in ninespine stickleback (Pungitious pungitious). Population Genetics             Graduate  School, Helsinki, Finland. 

2012:    Course: Behavioural and Neuroanatomical Neuroscience course, held in University of Bergen, Norway.

2012:    Workshop: Environmental modifications of the fish brain, The NordForsk Behavioural Fish Neuroscience Network        (BiFiNe), held in Bergen, Norway, from November 12-14, 2012.

2012:    Talk: The ecological genetics of complex, functional phenotypes: functional biology in the light of evolutionary      theory. Presented in the NordForsk Behavioural Fish Neuroscience Network (BiFiNe)  workshop, Bergen, Norway.

Awards and scholarships

2018:    Post-Graduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS) travel and  reimbursement grant for participating XIII International Symposium of  Genetics  in Aquaculture, Cairns, Australia.

2017:    Commonwealth Government scholarship for Research Training Program  (RTP), University of  Sydney, Australia.

2014:    Travel and reimbursement grant for participating EMBO practical course on “Genotype to Phenotype Mapping of Complex Traits”.  Organized by  European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

2012:  Travel and reimbursement grant for participating The NordForsk   Behavioural Fish Neuroscience Network (BiFiNe) conference, Bergen, Norway.

2012:  University funded traineeship award, Dept. of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Finland.

2012:  Research Foundation of the University of Helsinki, grant for young researchers.

2011:  Grant for Master’s thesis work, Department of Agriculture, University of Helsinki, Finland.

2010: President Gold Medal award for outstanding academic record in the Life  Science School, Khulna University, Bangladesh.

2009: Grant for Bachelor Honour’s thesis work, Fisheries and Marine Resource  Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh.

2009 - 2005: Undergraduate merit scholarship from Khulna University,  Bangladesh.

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Hasan, M. M., Thomson, P. C., Raadsma, H. W. & Khatkar, M. S (2018). Genotype by environment interaction in shrimp production: present scenario, constraints, potential and implication in genetic improvement program. XIII International Symposium of Genetics in Aquaculture, Cairns, Australia.


Khatkar, M. S., Wade, N. M., Bajema, C., Hasan, M., Possas, R. C., Coman, G. J.,Zenger, K. R., Raadsma, H. W., Jerry, D. R. (2018). High-Throughput phenomics using deep learning for efficient breeding programs in Black Tiger Shrimp Penaeus monodon.  XIII International Symposium of Genetics in Aquaculture, Cairns, Australia.


Hasan, M. M., DeFaveri, J., Kuure, S., Dash, S. N., Lehtonen, S., Merilä, J., & McCairns, R. S. (2017). Kidney morphology and candidate gene expression shows plasticity in sticklebacks adapted to divergent osmotic environments. Journal of Experimental Biology, jeb-146027.


Debnath, S., Parvez, M. S., Arafat, S. T., Hasan, M. M., & Chisty, M. A. H (2017). Evaluation of in vitro Protein Digestibility of Different Feed Ingredients for Walking Catfish (Clarias batrachus Linnaeus). International Journal of Research Studies in Biosciences (IJRSB),Volume 5, Issue 9, PP 59-63.


Hasan, M. M., Sahiduzzaman, S., Hazra, P., Sarower, M. G., Khatun, M. M., Rahman, S. M. (2016). Evaluating growth performance and reproductive potential of rotifer (Brachionus plicatilis) fed on microalgae (Nannochloropsis oculata). Blue Economy: Towards a Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Resources Development in Bangladesh. Seminar Proceedings.  Fisheries and Marine Resources Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh. 06-07pp. 2016.


Hasan, M. M., Nahar, S., Arafat, S. T., Debnath, S., Parvez, M. S., Rahman, S. M., & Ahsan, M. N. (2016).

Proximate composition of edible aquatic vegetables: a preliminary assessment of four species from Bangladesh.

Khulna University Studies, Volume 13 (1) : 49-53.


Ahsan, M. N., Rahman, S.M., Hasan, M. M., Debnath, S., Nahar, S., Sheikh, N. H. (2016). Assessment of treated faecal sludge for fish growth and microbial load. Poster presented in the Khulna University Day Symposium, Khulna, Bangladesh. 25th November 2016.


Rahman, S. M., Ahsan, M. N., Hossain, Q. Z., Rahman, M. M., Hasan, M. M., & Chisty, M. A. H. (2014). Evaluating the Suitability of Cryoprotectants and Cryopreservation Solutions for Olive Barb, Puntius Sarana Embryos. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section B: Biological Sciences, 1-6.


Rahman, S. M., Shahin, M. A. A., Chisty, M. A. H., Rahman, M. M., Tareque, A. M. H. B., & Hasan, M.M. (2012). Growth Performance of Mirror Carp (Cyprinus carpio var. specularis, Lacepède, 1803) Fry Fed with Varying Protein Content Feeds. Our Nature, 10(1).


Sayeed, M. A. B., Hossain, M. N., Alam, M. I., Siddiqa, A., Reza, M. F., Ferdous, S., Islam, M. R., & Hasan, M. M. (2008). Popularizing seafood in domestic market in Banglades: A theoretical approach. Bangladesh Research Publication Journal (BRPJ), ISSN: 1998-2003, Volume:2, Issue:2, Page:423-435, March-April, 2009.


Rahman, M.M., Hasan, M., Rahman, M.M., Hasan, M.M. and Ahsan, M.N. (2008). Mud crab (Scylla     serrata) trading in South-western region of Bangladesh. South Asian Journal of Agriculture,3 (1&2): 173-180.