Visiting Faculty at McGill University
Canada and Eukaryotic Gene Expression and Function (EuGEF) Research Group, Bangladesh
Dr. Abu Shadat Mohammod Noman received his BSc and MSc from the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh and PhD from Aichi Medical University, Japan. He then accomplished postdoctoral fellowships at Univ. of Massachusetts Medical School, and Hollings Cancer Center with a collaborative experience in Harvard Stem Cell Institute. After the training, he continued his early research career as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh and promoted to associate professor in 2012. Now, he is working as a Professor in the Department of Pathology at McGill University at visiting status. In addition he is holding the position of the Advisor (Technical and Foreign Affairs) of Bangamata National Cellular and Molecular Research Center (BNCMRC) project of Bangladesh Medical Research Council (BMRC).
Dr. Noman, has made a major impact in Tumor Immunology by his original research work in the last decade. His research program has contributed to elucidating the role of critical inflammation and cancer regulators with the overarching goal to design therapeutic strategies. His contribution in science is recognized by several high impact papers from reported publishers/association.
In 2012 he founded EuGEF (Eukaryotic Gene Expression and Function) Research Goup in Bangladesh.The group is stepping towards a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary translational research effort with the goal to develop novel molecular targets in Cancer and new therapies in combination with conventional therapies, as part of an immuno-oncology research effort. This is a first step taken with the aim of treating patients of the country with the personalized drug and precision medicine. At present, he is leading a research team of sixty (60) basic researchers and clinicians working at both bench and bedside, supported by several domestic & international grants including Bangladesh Ministry of Science & Technology, Bangladesh Medical Research Council, Ministry of Education of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh, The World Academy of Science Grant for Young Scientists, UNESCO Fellowship, and Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP)-CP-4023 etc.
Dr. Noman has received many awards in recognition of his important research contributions including: TWAS (The World Academy of Science) Prize for the best young scientists in 2013, BAS (Bangladesh Academy of Science) Award- 2013, FAOBMB (Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists & Molecular Biologists) Best Popular Young Scientist Award (2012), BSBMB (Bangladesh Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology) Poster Award (2012) and University Grant Commission (UGC) Award – 2016.
Dr. Noman is leading from the front line to establish Bangladesh Cancer Genome Atlas (BCGA). He is one of the key regulators who is working to create a sustainable collaboration between BMRC and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).