Botanical Pesticides and Environmental Microbiology Lab

Agriculture plays a vital role for food supply. Food demand is increasing day by day with increasing of world population. To meet the food demand indiscriminate uses of chemical pesticides and fungicides are increasing alarmingly in agri-fields. Consequently, soil, water, air and food are contaminated and polluted badly, and deteriorated the ecosystem causing serious health hazard to human and environment. It affects the biodiversity causing increased number of endangered and extinct floral and faunal species.
Therefore, to survive in a healthy environment, eco-friendly and safe botanical pesticides from plants are urgently required to conserve the environment for the betterment of human and nature.

Prof. Dr. Md. Abul Kalam Azad

Research Areas
Botanical pesticides
Bioactive compounds
Bio-ethanol production and enzyme
Bio-degradation of pesticides
Bio-accumulation of arsenic

Address Institute of Environmental Science
Room No. 211, 4th Science Building
University of Rajshahi
Contact Phone: Lab: 880-721-711277 Cell: 880-1746-141541 Fax. 880-721-750064,
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Visiting Professor Insect Toxicology Lab, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, Canada (February 6, 2017 to May 5, 2017).
Visiting Scholar Department of Plant Pathology, University of Pennsylvania, USA, 2015
Department of Entomology, West Virginia University, USA, 2015