Message from Chairman

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

As the Chairman of the Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, I am pleased to welcome you to our department’s website. The department is dedicated to fostering a culture of excellence in teaching and research in the fields of genetic engineering and biotechnology.

The Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology is a specialized academic department that focuses on the study and application of genetic engineering and biotechnology. The department plays a critical role in advancing scientific knowledge, driving innovation in these rapidly advancing fields and guiding future generations to be skilled researchers.

Our faculty members are experts in their respective fields and are committed to providing our students with a world-class education. We offer undergraduate (B.Sc.) and graduate (M.Sc.) programs that are designed to prepare our students for successful careers in academia, industry, and beyond.

Our research activities are focused on advancing knowledge and developing new methods that have the potential to transform healthcare, agriculture, and the environment.

Our research projects are supported by state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, collaborated and funded by our university, different institutions, organizations, and the government. This enables us to tackle complex scientific challenges.

I invite you to explore our website and the department to learn more about us and the exciting opportunities that we offer. If you have any questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Professor Md Abu Reza (PhD, NUS)


Department of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology
University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi 6205
Since January 2023 

Chairman GEB RU department of genetic engineering and biotechnology
Professor Md Abu Reza

Professor Dr. Md. Abu Reza is a renowned Bangladeshi scientist known for developing the first-ever database on snakes in Bangladesh. It is known as “ISOB: A Database of Indigenous Snake Species of Bangladesh with respective known venom composition”. He is both charismatic and passionate about teaching and is currently serving as a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Rajshahi. 

Dr. Reza completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s from the University of Rajshahi under the Department of Botany. In 2006, he received his PhD in Biological Sciences from the National University of Singapore (NUS) followed by a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the same institute. 

Dr. Reza is an expert in the field of Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, Cancer and Apoptotic Biology. He is one of the pioneers in snake venom research in Bangladesh and has been associated with this field for more than 20 years.