I am a Doctoral Research Fellow at UiT The Arctic University of Norway and working with marine bacteria and synthesized marine natural product mimics. My project is a part of multidisciplinary, and my primary supervisor is Professor Klara Stensvåg. The main focus of our Marine Bioprospecting research group is to better understand marine molecules, with a particular interest in bioactive secondary metabolites that have potential in commercial applications.

My doctoral project aims to establish a novel basic knowledge of anti-biofilm compounds from rich marine sources in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions. This project applies a dual approach using both marine bacteria and synthesized marine natural product mimics (MNPMs). Innovative solutions for biofilm inhibition/eradication will improve novel leads used to fight bacterial infection and prevent marine biofouling.

I have a bachelor’s in Pharmacy from East West University, Bangladesh, and a master’s in Applied Biomolecular Technology from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. After my graduation, I worked in a biopharmaceutical company in Bangladesh, where I worked with recombinant technology to develop biosimilar compounds. I also take an Advanced Course in Neuropharmacology at the Department of Neuroscience at Uppsala University, Sweden, before starting my PhD in Norway.