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Professor Dr. Ashutosh Das
Dean (In-charge)
Faculty of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
Head
Department of Genetics and Animal Breeding
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine


About
Qualifications
Publications
Funding
Supervision
Collaboration





Research Interests



Experience


Teaching
•   Professor in Department of Genetics and Animal Breeding, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University from March 25, 2016 to Present
•   Associate Professor in Genetics and Animal Breeding, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU) from March 25, 2016 to March 24, 2020
•   Assistant Professor in Department of Genetics and Animal Breeding, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University from March 16, 2011 to March 24, 2016
•   Lecturer in Department of Genetics and Animal Breeding, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University from June 21, 2008 to March 15, 2011

Administrative
•   Head of the Department in Genetics and Animal Breeding, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, CVASU from Feb. 25, 2021 to Present
•   Provost in Bir Muktijoddha M A Hannan Hall, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University from March 2, 2017 to Jan. 10, 2019
•   Assistant Proctor in Proctor Office, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University from April 15, 2011 to Aug. 31, 2012

Others
•   Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Research School of Biology, Australian National University from Feb. 11, 2019 to Feb. 11, 2021
•   Endeavour Research Fellow in Research School of Biology, Australian National University from March 1, 2018 to Aug. 31, 2018
•   Scientific Officer in Department of Microbiology and Veterinary Public Health (former name :Department of Microbiology ), Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University from June 1, 2007 to May 31, 2008


Teaching : Current Courses


Undergraduate
Course Name Course Code Department
Animal Biotechnology ABT-402 Faculties
Animal Genetics AGN-201 Department of Genetics and Animal Breeding

Masters
Course Name Course Code Department
Genetics GNT-601 Faculties
Molecular Genetics MGN-602 Faculties
Research Methodology and Computer uses RMC-601 Department of Genetics and Animal Breeding
Breeding for Disease Resistance in farm Animal BDR-602 Department of Genetics and Animal Breeding


Contact

Email:   dean-fbge@cvasu.ac.bd

Cell Phone:   01675725800

Fax:   02334466270


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Qualifications


Educational Qualifications

PhD in Genetics (2015) - Aarhus University, Denmark

MS in Animal Breeding and Genetics (2009), CVASU, Bangladesh

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (2006), University of Chittagong


Honours


Publications





PUBLICATIONS

Google scholar-Ashutosh Das 

Peer-reviewed journal articles

1.

Sultana, N., Khan, M.K.I. Das, A. and M.M. Momin.2022. Expression of Coat Colour Gene, MC1R in Cattle. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 10.18805/IJAR.BF-1476. (IF: 0.440, Q2)

2.

Athukorala, A., Phalen, D. N., Das, A., Helbig, K. J., Forwood, J. K & Sarker, S. 2021. Genomic characterisation of a highly divergent siadenovirus (Psittacine Siadenovirus F) from the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot (Neophema chrysogaster). Viruses. 13, 1714. (IF: 5.048, Q1)

3.

Das, A., Shaha, M., Das Gupta, M., Dutta, A. & Miazi, O. F. 2021. Polymorphism of fecundity genes and their association with litter size in Bangladeshi prolific Black Bengal goat. Tropical Animal Health and Production.53:230 (IF: 1.559, Q2)

4. 

Noor, J., Khan, M. K. I., Momin, M. M., Das, A., Wright, D., Alvarez-Rodriguez, M., Rodriguez-Martinez, H. 2021. Effect of PMEL17 Plumage colour gene diversity on production performance of indigenous chicken variety of Bangladesh. Indian journal of Animal Research. 10.18805/IJAR.B-1285 (IF: 0.440, Q2)

5.

Wang, We, Das, Ae., Kainer, D., Schalamun, M., Morales-Suarez, A., Schwessinger, B. & Lanfear, R. 2020. The draft nuclear genome assembly of Eucalyptus pauciflora: a pipeline for comparing de novo assemblies. GigaScience. 9(1): 1-12 (e equal contribution). (IF: 6.524, Q1)

6.

Hossain, M. I., Khan, M. K I., Momin, M. M., & Das, A. 2020. Effects of protein supplements on fertility and assessment of the fertility genes (GDF9 and BMP15) in indigenous sheep of Bangladesh. Journal of Applied Animal Research. 48(1): 484-491. (IF: 1.630, Q1)

7.

Das Gupta, M., Sen, A. & Das, A. 2018. Occurrence of Escherichia coli carrying Shiga toxin-producing genes in buffaloes on smallholdings in Bangladesh. Veterinary World. 11(10): 1454-1458 (Cite Score: 2.6, Q1)

8

Das Gupta, M., Das, A., Islam, M. Z. & Biswas, P. K. 2016. Prevalence of sorbitol non-fermenting Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in Black Bengal goats on smallholdings. Epidemiology and Infection. 144: 2501-2508. (IF: 2.451, Q1)

9.

Bertelsen, H. P., Gregersen,V.R.,  Poulsen, N.,  Nielsen,  R. O., Das, A., Madsen, L. B., Buitenhuis, A. J.,  Holm, L.-E., Panitz, F., Larsen, L. B. & Bendixen, C. 2016. Detection of genetic variation affecting milk coagulation properties in Danish Holstein dairy cattle by analyses of pooled whole-genome sequences from phenotypically extreme samples (pool-seq). Journal of Animal Science. 94:1365–1376. (IF: 3.159, Q1)

10.

Das, A., Panitz, F., Gregersen, V. R., Bendixen, C. & Holm, L.-E. 2015. Deep sequencing of Danish Holstein dairy cattle for variants detection and insight into potential loss-of-function variants in protein coding genes. BMC Genomics. 16:1043 (IF:3.969, Q1)

11.

Das, A., Miah, G., Das Gupta, M. & Khan, M. K. I. 2013. Genetic parameters of Holstein crossbred on commercial dairy farms in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Indian journal of Animal Research. 47(4):327-330. (IF: 0.440, Q2)

12.

Khan, M. K. I., Miah, G., Huque, K. S. Khatun, M. J. & Das, A. 2012. Economic and genetic evaluation of different dairy cattle breeds under rural conditions in Bangladesh. Livestock Research for Rural Development. 24:20. (IF: 0.497, Q3)

13.

Biswas, P. K., Christensen, J. P., Ahmed, S. S. U., Barua, H., Das, A., Rahman, M. H., Giasuddin, M., Habib, M. A., Hannan, A. S. M. A. & Debnath, N. C. 2011. Mortality rate and clinical features of highly pathogenic avian influenza in naturally infected chickens in Bangladesh. OIE Scientific and Technical Review. 30 (3):871-878. (IF: 1.117 , Q3)

14.

Biswas, P. K., Rahman, M. H., Das, A., Ahmed, S. S. U., Giasuddin, M. & Christensen, J. P. 2011. Risk for highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 virus infection in chickens in smallscale commercial farms, in a high-risk area, Bangladesh, 2008. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. 58:519–525. (IF: 5.005, Q1)

15.

Khan, M. K. I., Miah, G., Khatun, M. J. & Das, A. 2010. Economic values for different economic traits of Red Chittagong Cows. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences. 80 (11):82-84. (IF:0.316, Q3)

16.

Biswas, P. K., Christensen, J. P., Ahmed, S. S. U., Das, A., Rahman, M. H., Barua, H., Giasuddin, Hannan, A. S. M. A., Habib, M. A. & Debnath, N. C. 2009. Risk for infection with highly pathogenic influenza virus (H5N1) in Backyard chickens, Bangladesh. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 15(12):1931-1936. (IF: 6.883, Q1)

17.

Biswas, P. K., Christensen, J. P., Ahmed, S. S. U., Barua, H., Das, A., Rahman, M. H., Giasuddin, Hannan, A. S. M. A., Habib, M. A. & Debnath, N. C. 2009. Risk factors for infection with highly pathogenic influenza A virus (H5N1) in commercial chickens in Bangladesh. Veterinary Record. 164: 743-746. (IF: 2.695, Q2)

18.

Biswas, P. K., Christensen, J. P., Ahmed, S. S. U., Barua, H., Das, A., Rahman, M. H., Giasuddin, Hannan, A. S. M. A., Habib, M. A., Ahad, A., Rahman, A. S. M. S., Faruque, R. & Debnath, N. C.  2008. Avian Influenza Outbreaks in Chickens, Bangladesh. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 14(12): 1909-1912. (IF: 6.883, Q1)

Publications in regional and national journal

19.

Shaha, M., Lima, A., Das, A., et al. 2021. Management and treatment procedure of windpuff caused by lice infestation in domestic pigeon: A case report. World Journal of Advanced Research and Reviews. 10(02), 220-224.

20.

Miazi, O. F., Miah, G., Khan, M. K. I., Das, A. & Hossain, M. E. 2020. Phenotypic characteristics and weight-gain up to sexual maturity of Aseel and F1 of Hilly (Red Jungle X Hilly) Chicken. International Journal of Genetics and Genomics. 8(1): 48-53.

21.

Barua, N., Miazi, O. F., Bilkis, T., Hazary, M. E. H., Das, A. et al. 2020. Phenotypic characteristics and predicted function of several type feathers of Indian Peafowl in Sheikh Rashel aviary and eco -park, Chattogram. International Journal of Advanced Research in Biological Sciences. 7(5): 18-29

22.

Das, A., et al. 2018. Genetic and phenotypic parameter estimates for body weight and egg production at sexual maturity in Hilly×Fayoumi crossbred chickens. Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Research. 4(2):186-192

23.

Momin, M. M., Khan, M. K. I., Mia, G., Das, A. & Blikis. T. 2017. Buffalo production and management practices in coastal area of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences. 5(1):60-66.

24.

Das Gupta, M., Islam, M., Sen, A. & Das, A. 2017. Prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility pattern of Escherichia coli in cattle on Bathan and intensive rearing system. Microbes and Health. 6 (1), 1-4

25.

Das Gupta, M., Das, A., et al. 2017. An explorative study on visitor's behaviour and their effect on the behaviour of primates at Chittagong Zoo. Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences. 5(2):24-32

26.

Miah, G., Das, A. et al. 2016. Comparative study on productive and reproductive traits of Black Bengal and Jamnapari goats under semi-intensive condition. Scientific Research Journal. IV (II): 1-7.

27.

Bilkis, T., Khan, M. K. I., Das, A., et al. 2016. Artificial insemination practices and factors affecting conception rate of dairy cows in the commercial dairy farms. International Journal of Science, Environment and Technology. 5(5):2689-2700.

28.

Das Gupta, M., Das, A., Ahad, A. & Biswas, P. K. 2013. Antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of sorbitol non-fermenting including shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli isolated from Black Bengal goat. Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences. 2: 8-13

29.

. Azizunnesa, Das, A., et al. 2013. Effect of intrauterine infusion of antibiotics and quality of mucous on non-return rate in repeat breeding dairy cows. Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences. 1:1-11.

30.

Azam, M. A., Khan, M. K. I. & Das, A. 2012. Adaptability and survivability of different crossbreds cattle under commercial dairy farming conditions in Chittagong area. International Journal of Natural Sciences. 2(3):67-70

31.

Das, A., et al. 2011. Effect of non-genetic factors on the productive and reproductive traits of Friesian crossbred dairy cows. Wayamba Journal of Animal Science. 3: P62-P64

32.

Das Gupta, M., Akter,M. M., Das Gupta, A. & Das, A. 2011. Biometry of female genital organs of Black Bengal Goat. International Journal of Natural Sciences. 1(1):12-16.

33.

Kanungo, S., Das, A., et al. 2011. Hematological alterations and therapeutic efficacy of selected anthelmintics in gastrointestinal nematode infected spotted deer (Cervus axis). Wayamba Journal of Animal Science.     P62-P64.

34.

Kanungo, S., Das, A., et al. 2010. Prevalence of gastro-intestinal helminthiasis in captive deer of Bangladesh. Wayamba Journal of Animal Science. P42-P45

35.

Das, A., et al. 2009. Comparative study on productive and reproductive performance of three crossbred dairy genotypes in Chittagong metropolitan area. Ecofriendly Agricultural Journal. 2(8): 757-760

36.

Rahman, M. M., Hossain, M. B., Das, A.& G. Miah2009. Prevalence of mastitis in dairy cows of some selected farms under Chittagong district. Eco-Friendly Journal of Agriculture, 1999-7957, v2(5): pp549-554

37.

Rahman, M. H., Das, A., P K Biswas. 2008. Serosurvey of Mycoplasma gallisepticum in chicken slaughtered at loacal market in Chittagong district. Ecofriendly Agricultural Journal. 1(3):168-171

 

 

Conference paper

1.

Das, A., Shaha, M. & Miah, G. 2021. Identification of novel SNPs in litter size-associated genes in indigenous goat of Bangladesh. ISAG virtual conference 2021. Pp:136.

2.

Das Gupta, M., Sen, A., Dutta, A., Shaha, M. & Das, A. 2020. Occurrence of Antimicrobial Resistance Genes among Shiga Toxin-producing Escherichia coli Isolated from Sheep in Rural Bangladesh. ASM Microbe online.

3.

Wang, W., Das, A., Lanfear, R., Kainer, D. & Schwessinger, B. 2019.The draft nuclear genome assembly of Eucalyptus pauciflora: new approaches to comparing de novo assemblies. Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXVII. San Diego, CA, USA.

4.

Das Gupta, M., Sen, A., Dutta, A., Shaha, M. & Das, A. 2019. Occurrence of antimicrobial resistance genes among shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli isolated from sheep in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Abstract Book, 10th One Health Bangladesh Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh. pp. 126

5.

Das Gupta, M., Sen, A. & Das, A. 2017. Occurrence and anti-biogram of shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in domestic buffaloes of Bangladesh. Abstract Book, 9th One Health Bangladesh Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp.43

6.

Das Gupta, M., Das, A., Islam, M. Z. & Biswas, P. K. 2015. Isolation of sorbitol non-fermenting including shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli from Black Bengal goat in Bangladesh. Abstract Book, 8th One Health Bangladesh Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp.51

7.

Holm, L.-E., Das, A., Momeni, J., Panitz, F., Bendixen, C. & Eythorsdottir, E. 2014. Characterization of genetic variation in Icelandic Cattle. In Proceedings, 10th World Congress of Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

8.

Das, A., Panitz, F. & Holm, L.-E. 2014. Identification and annotation of genetic variants (SNP/Indel) in Danish Jutland Cattle. In Proceedings, 10th World Congress of Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

 

 



Funding


Project Completed

Year

Role

Project title

Funding agency

2018

Co-PI

Genomics of Snow Gum (Eucalyptus pauciflora

Australian National University

2017-2018

PI 

Screening of genetic markers for fecundity in Black Bengal goat

funded by University Grant Commission (UGC), Bangladesh

University Grant Commission (UGC), Bangladesh

2016-2017

Co-I 

Development of chickens suitable for meat and egg production under semi-scavenging systems using reciprocal crossing between hilly and fayoumi chickens

Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh

2012-2015

PhD fellow

 

Mining of lethal recessive genetic variation in Danish cattle

 

Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation, Denmark

2011-2012

PI 

Estimation of genetic and phenotypic parameter of productive and reproductive performances of hilly and Fayoumi cross bred chicken

 

University Grant Commission (UGC), Bangladesh

2009-2011

Co-I 

Enhancement of smallholders’ livestock disease diagnoses, mapping of the important diseases and identification of risk factors, in the RFLDC area Bangladesh

 

DANIDA through RFLDC, Denmark

2009-2011

Co-I 

Genetic and economic evaluation of Red Chittagong Cattle (RCC) Cattle

 

Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute


Supervision


Completed

  PG (MS)
SL No. Student Name Roll No. Reg No. Session Degree Supervisor
1. Nargis Sultana 0117/02 367 2018-2019 (January to June) PG (MS) CoI

Thesis Title :
Effect of MC1R gene for the expression of coat colorof available cattle in Chattogram and relationshipbetween coat color and growth
Thesis Title : Effect of MC1R gene for the expression of coat colorof available cattle in Chattogram and relationshipbetween coat color and growth
2. Mishuk Shaha 0118/02 486 2018-2019 (January-June) PG (MS) CoI

Thesis Title :
Screening for polymorphisms in litter size trait associated genes in indigenous goat of Bangladesh
Thesis Title : Screening for polymorphisms in litter size trait associated genes in indigenous goat of Bangladesh

Collaboration



1. Mikheyev Lab, Ecology and Evolution, Research School of Biology, Australian National University, Australia

2. Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Microbiology, School of Life Sciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC 3086, Australia.

2. Ecology and Evolution, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST)