Dr Md. Shafiul Alam
International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh
Dr Mohammad Shafiul Alam is Associate Scientist at the Emerging Infections & Parasitology Laboratory at icddr,b. Dr Alam received his MSc and PhD degrees in Parasitology from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and conducted his postdoctoral training at the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery, Australia through the FIT2 fellowship program. Dr Alam has an extensive research experience on vector borne diseases. His broad research interest concerns but is not limited to malaria drug resistance, point of care diagnostics for infectious diseases, host-parasite interactions, vector control and the impact of climatic factors on vector borne diseases with a particular focus on malaria. He has become an independent investigator of several projects and studies, continuing to contribute in different capacities for last 12 years. Dr Alam also received a number of grants through competitive processes, and published about 40 research articles in peer-reviewed international journals as well as two book chapters. Trainings from different institutes like the University of Tokyo, the Fondation Mérieux, PATH and the University of Washington have helped Dr Alam enrich his scientific endeavours.