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Saria Farheen

Lecturer (Microbiology)


Saria Farheen is a Lecturer in Microbiology at Notre Dame University Bangladesh (NDUB). She graduated from BRAC University with a B.Sc. in microbiology and an M.Sc. in biotechnology, where she was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s gold medal and certificate for academic excellence. Prior to joining NDUB in July 2024, she taught at BRAC University for four years. Her research interests include bacterial pathogenesis, antibiotic resistance, phage therapy, and pathogenic biofilm risks. She has published in reputable journals and presented at conferences, with a goal of advancing microbiology through research.


MSc in BiotechnologyBRAC University, Dhaka2021CGPA 3.95
BSc in MicrobiologyBRAC University, Dhaka2017CGPA 3.90
HSCViqarunnisa Noon College (English Version), Dhaka2012GPA 5.0
SSCViqarunnisa Noon College (English Version), Dhaka2010GPA 5.0

Awards and Honors

  • Vice Chancellor’s Certificate and Gold Medal (2017)
  • Dean’s Certificate (BRAC University, 2013)
  • Merit Based Scholarship (BSc and MSc, 2013-2021)
  • Government General Scholarship (SSC & HSC, 2010, 2012)
  • Certificate of Merit (Viqarunnisa Noon College, 2011)


  • Asian Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB)
  • American Society for Microbiology (ASM)


  • Farheen S., Araf, Y., Tang, Y. dong & Zheng, C. (2022). The Deltacron conundrum: its origin and potential health risks. Journal of Medical Virology. DOI: 10.1002/jmv.27990 [JCR IF: 20.69]
  • Farheen S., Nowshen, A. (2019 October). “Fall Army Worm: An Emerging Challenge for Agriculture in South Asia.” South Asia Biosafety Program, 16(10), pp.3.
  • Farheen S. (2022). Potential use of Vibriophage in association with antibiotic to treat the Vibrio cholerae biofilm. The 15th Asian Congress on Biotechnology in conjunction with the 7th International Symposium on Biomedical Engineering (ACB-ISBE), Bali, Indonesia. Abstract Id: 260.
  • Ahmed A, Farheen S., Hossain M. (2019) Isolation of qnrB and gyrA gene from Levofloxacin resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa and identifying the possible mutations in gyrA gene resulting resistance development. 4th IPFS-ICBHA conference, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Abstract Id: L-026
  • Farheen S., Mosharraf F. (2018). Isolation of Methiciliin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) collected from the environmental samples of Dhaka city. 10th AFOB Regional Symposium 2018 (pp.108-109). University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Research Expertise

Wet-Lab TechniquesDry-Lab TechniquesTools & Software
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and agarose gel electrophoresisSodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE)DNA extraction and plasmid extraction (phenol-chloroform, Alkaline-lysis, Boiling and kit)Competent cell preparation, bacterial transformation and conjugationEnzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) and Enzyme Linked ImmunoSpot (ELISPOT)ImmunoDot Blot, Vibrocidal and Antibodies in Lymphocyte Secretion (ALS) assaysProteomics lab: Explore protein structure and functions using bioinformatics tools on the RCSB PDB website, protein modelling, studying the effect of mutation on protein structure etc.Correlation Analysis, Pearson’s Correlation, T-test, Mann-Whitney U test, Regression analysis, One-way ANOVA, two-way ANOVA, Chi-square test for Independence, Chi-square Goodness-of-Fit test, Kruskal- Wallis H test etc.Gene Mapping, Gene transposon tagging, Comparative genomicsPhylogeneticsPrimer DesigningNext generation sequencing: Illumina mini seqNetPrimer, Primer3Plus & PerlPrimeriCn3D, Pymol, I-tasser, Verify 3D, Ramachandran plotPython Programming LanguageIBM SPSS Version 25Endnote, MendeleyMicrosoft OfficeBioRender