Biological hazards, health lab to be set up at DU

Publish: 7:20 PM, August 29, 2020 | Update: 7:20:PM, August 29, 2020

DHAKA, – An international-standard ‘Biological Hazard and Health Research Lab’ will be established at Dhaka University (DU).

The decision came up from the Council Meeting of the Centre for Advanced Research in Sciences (CARS) held on Thursday with DU VC Prof. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman in the chair, said a press release.

In this lab, academic and research activities on biological hazards and health related subjects will be conducted.

Besides, various types of virus, bacteria and fungus and other transmitted microorganisms in the samples of food, environment and human body will be identified and intensive researches on their impacts will be carried out in this lab.

DU Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic) Prof. Dr. A S M Maksud Kamal, Dean of Science Faculty Prof. Dr. Tofail Ahmad Chowdhury, Dean of Biological Sciences Faculty Prof. Dr. Md. Imdadul Hoque, Dean of Pharmacy Faculty Prof. Dr. S M Abdur Rahman, Dean of Earth and Environmental Sciences Faculty Prof. Md. Kawser Ahmed, Dean of Engineering and Technology Faculty Prof. Dr. Md. Hasanuzzaman and Director of CARS Prof. Dr. Md. Abdul Malek were present at the meeting held at DU Senate Bhaban.