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Name: MUHAMMED. ZEAUR RAHIM

Date of birth: 1st May, 1955

Nationality: Bangladeshi

Marital status: Married, 7 May, 1987

Academic qualification:

Ph.D, 2003
Department of Microbiology
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Diplome de Recherche Specialisee de l’University (DRSU), 1991-1993 (worked at the Pasteur Institute, Paris, France)
Department of Biochemistry
University of Paris VII, France

M. Phil., 1991
Department of Microbiology
University of Dhaka
Dhaka, Bangladesh.

M.Sc., 1980
Department of Botany
University of Dhaka
Dhaka, Bangladesh.

B. Sc. (Hons.), 1978
Botany Department
Dhaka University
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Present title: Scientist and Head Tuberculosis Laboratory, ICDDR,B*
(1st January 2005 - on ward)

Past Employment: Associate Scientist, ICDDR,B*
(1st May 1992 – 31 December 2004).

a. Assistant Scientist, ICDDR,B (1st September, 1987- 30th April, 1992).
b. Senior Research Officer, Clinical Microbiology Section, ICDDR,B
(1st October 1986-August 1987).

*International Centre For Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh


c. Trainer (Research Officer) in ICDDR,B Training Laboratory
(26th July 1984 to 30th September 1986):

d. Research Trainee in ICDDR,B (4th July 1981 to 25th of
July 1984)

During the traineeship, I independently developed and worked
in a Research Protocol entitled, "Isolation of fecal coliforms and
fecal streptococci from the Buriganga River, Dhaka,
Bangladesh as M. Phil project.

Language known: English and French

Faculty Member in International Training Course:
International Training Course on Laboratory Diagniosis of Common Diarrhoeal Disease Agents, Sep. 28-Oct.01, 1998.

International Training Course on Laboratory Diagniosis of Common Diarrhoeal Disease Agents, May 04-15, 1997.

International Training Course on Laboratory Diagniosis of Common Diarrhoeal Disease Agents, May 12-23, 1996.

International Training Course on Laboratory Diagniosis of Common Diarrhoeal Disease Agents, Aug. 13-24, 1995.

International Training Course on Laboratory Diagniosis of Common Diarrhoeal Disease Agents, Aug. 07-18, 1994.

International Training Course on Laboratory Diagnosis of Common Diarrhoeal Disease Agents, 4-22 October 1987.

International Training Course on Laboratory Diagnosis of Common Diarrhoeal Disease Agents, 3-14 August 1986.

International Training Course on Diarrhoeal Disease: Laboratory Aspects, 16-27 July 1984.

International Training Course on Diarrhoeal Disease: Laboratory Aspects, 15-26 March 1982.

Training undertaken:

Trainaing workshop for Good Clinical laboratory Practice (GCLP) and biobanking, October 16-17, 2006, Bangkok, Thailand.

Orientation training on rapid detection and spoligotyping of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from paraffin embedded tissue, from December 8 to 24, 2002 at the Lucas hospital, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands.

Training on rapid culture and sensitivity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from November 07 to December 06, 2002 at Cayetano University, Lima, Peru.

Special training on conventional culture and sensitivity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis at Tuberculosis Research Centre, Chennai, India, July 28 to November 07, 2000.

Laboratory methods for isolation, identification and drug seuceptibility test of Mycobacteria, October 10-14, 1999.Department of Microbiology. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka Bangladesh. Sponsored by DGHS, BSP, WHO.

XIII WHO/ICMR/DGHS Workshop on production and quality control of biological reagents for microbiological diagnosis and prevention of streptococcal infection and its sequelae, 2-6 March 1987. The Lady Harding Medical College, New Delhi, India.

Workshop/Course on Gene Cloning and Expression, February 16-28, 1987, New Delhi, India.

Modern Aspects of Monoclonal Antibody Production by Hybridomas, December 2-14, 1985 New Delhi, India.

Separation Chemistry; a theoretical and practical aspect, 13-19 September, 1984, organised by Pharmacia Fine Chemicals, held in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Separation Chemistry; a theoretical aspect, 15-16 August, 1983, Organised by Pharmacia Fine Chemicals, held in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Participation of conference in home and abroad:

12th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Pacific Rim, US-Japan Cooperative Medical Science Program from 4 to 6 December 2007 at Haukou, Hainan Island, China

38th Union World Conference on Lung Health and the 16th Union African Region Conference from 6th to 12 November 2007 at Cape Town, South Africa

28th Annual Congress of the European Society (ESM) of Mycobacteriology at Athens July 01to 04, 2007 at Athens, Greece.

International Symposium on New New Frontiers in Tuberculosis Research, December 4-6, 2007, International Cetre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, ICGEB Campus, New Delhi, India

27th Annual Congress of the European Society of Mycobacteriology, July 9-12, 2006, University of Greenwich, London, U.K.

11th Asian conference on Diarrhoeal Disease & Nutrition, March 08-10, 2006, Bangkok, Thailand.

40th Anniversary Unites States-Japan Coopereative Medical Science Program. Dec7-10, 2004, Kyoto, Japan.

Late braker TB Session, The 35th IUATLD Cnference on Lung Health, Octobr 28 – November, 2004, Paris France.

10th Asian Conference on Diarrhoeal Disease & Nutrition, December 7-9, 2003, Dhaka, Bangladesh

9th Asian Conference on Diarrhoeal Disease & Nutrition, September 28-30, 2001, New Delhi, India.

Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists, Tamilnadu and Pondicherry (Chapter) Meeting, Sri Ram Chandra Medical College and Research Institute (Deemed University), Purur, Chennai, August 26, 2000.

6th International Aeromonas/Plesiomonas Symposium, Chicago, USA May 28-30, 1999.

8th Asian Conference on Diarrhoeal Diseases, Yogayakarta, Indonesia, February 26-28, 1997.

5th Annual Science Conference of International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 13-14, 1997.

7th Asian Conference on Diarrhoeal Diseses, Dhaka, Bangladesh,
September 17-19, 1994.

XIVth international Congress of Microbiology, Manchester, England, September 7-13, 1986.

First International Workshop on Aeromonas/Plesiomonas, Manchester, England, 5-6 September, 1986.

IXth Annual Congress of Indian Medical Microbiology, Varanasi, India, 27-30 November 1985.

Third Asian Conference on Diarrhoeal Disease, Bangkok, Thailand, 9-14 September 1985.


Membership in Professional Societies:

a). Bangladesh Zoological Society, Life member 2003 (Ordinary member since 1985)
b). International Society of Infectious Disease (General member 2001-continues)
c). Bangladesh Society for Microbiologists, Life Member 1995 (Ordinary member since 1984)
d). Bangladesh Botanical Society, Life Member 1991 (Ordinary member since 1981)
e). British Society for General Microbiology (1987-1999).
f). Bangladesh Association for Advancement of Science (Ordinary member since 1981)
Awards:
French Government Scholarship to work at the Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, May 11, 1991 to September 1993.

British Society for General Microbiology Traval grant to attend First International Workshop on Aeromonas/Plesiomonas, Manchester, England, September 1986

5-6 September 1986 and XIV International Congress of Microbiology, England, September 7-13, 1986.

ICDDR,B Fellowship (Microbiology) from July 1981-july 1994.

National Science and Technology Fellowship from March -June, 1981

Scientific Activities :

Title Involved as Funding Source

1.Improving the diagnosis of tuberculosis Principle WHO/TDR
Through bleach sedimentation sputum Investigator
Microscopy. US 47,260

2.Epidemiology and surveillance of Co-Principal USAID
multi-drug resistant Mycobacterium
Tuberculosis and assessment of DOTS
program in selected areas of
Bangladesh. July 2001 to June 2004,
US$ 577,604.00

3. A study to determine the role Co-investigator USAID
of Plesiomonas shigelloides as a
cause of diarrhoea among patients
seen at ICDDR,B Hospital.
May 1987 to Nov. 1987, US$4,980.

4. Pathogenic effect of oral Plesiomonas Co-investigator USAID
Shigelloides infection in a rabbit model.
March, 1987 to Nov. 1987, US$4,595.

5. Isolation & characterization of Co-investigator USAID
Aeromonas spp. from aquatic
environments of Bangladesh.
Aug. 1986 to May 1987 US$4,995.


6. Isolation & characterization of Co-investigator ICDDR,B
Vibrio mimicus from aquatic
environments of Bangladesh.
Oct. 1984 to Oct 1985, US$2,583.

7 Environmental intervention, Co-investigator UNDP
contamination and diarrhoea in
rural Bangladesh, August 15, 1984
to May 1985, US$21,280.

8.Investigation of the extent of Principal ICDDR,B
fecal pollution by enumeration Investigator
of fecal coliforms and fecal
streptococci, May 1982 to
Apr.1983,US $7,519.





LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

A. Papers Published in Scientific Journals

53. Rahim, Z., K. Zaman, A. G. M. van der Zanden, M. J. Möllers, D. van. Soolingen, R Raqib1, K. Zaman1, V. Begum4, L. Rigouts, F. Portaels, N. Rastogi, and C. Sola. Assessment of population structure and Major circulating phylogeographical clades of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in Bangladesh suggests a high prevalence of a specific Subclade of ancient TB genotypes. J. Clin. Microbiology 45(11): 3791-3794, 2007.

52. Rahim Z., M. Möllers, Jessica de Beer, Khadiza Zaman, M.A. Matin, M. Kamal, Rubhana Raquib, Dick van Soolingen, M.A. Baqi, Frank G.C. Heilmann and A.G.M. van der Zanden. Mycobacterium africanum subtype I among cows in a dairy farm in Bangladesh. South East Asian J. Trop. Med Pub Health. 38: 706-713, 2007.

51. van der Zanden A., Z. Rahim, G. Fedder, J. V. Adrichem, F.W. Sebens, F.G.C. Hillmann and D. van Soolongen. Multiple Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections in an HIV infected patient-A case report. South East Asian J. Trop. Med Pub Health. 38: 704-705, 2007.

50. Boehme., C.C., P. Nabeta, G. Henastroza, R. Raqib, Z. Rahim, M. Gerhardt, E. M. Hoelscher, T. Notomi, T. Hase and M. D. Perkins. Operational feasibility of using loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) for the diagnosis of pulmonary TB in microscopy centers of developing countries. J. Clin Microbiol. 45: 1936-1940, 2007.

49. Storla D.G., Z. Rahim, B. M.A. Islam, S. Plettner, V. Begum, T. Mannsåker, B. Myrvang, G. Bjune and U.R. Dahle. Drug resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the Sunamganj district of Bangladesh. Scand J Infect Dis. 39: 142-145, 2007.

48. Rahim Z., S.I. Khan, Q.S. Ahmed and K.M. Nasirul Islam. Effect of culture conditions on production of cytotoxic enterotoxin of Aeromonas sobri. Bangladesh J. Micribiology. 23: 171-173, 2006.

47. Storla D.G., Z. Rahim, B. M.A. Islam, S. Plettner, V. Begum, T. Mannsåker, B. Myrvang, G. Bjune and U.R. Dahle. Heterogenicity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates in Sunamganj district, Bangladesh. Scand J Infect Dis. 38: 593-596, 2006.

46. Brudey, K., J. Driscoll, L. Rigouts, W. Prodinger, A. Gori, S. A. M. Al-Hajoj, C. Allix, L. Aristimuno, V. Baumanis, L. Binder, P. Cafrune, A. Cataldi, S. Cheong, R. Diel, C. Ellermeier, J. T. Evans, M. Fauville-Dufaux, S. Ferdinand, D. Garcia de Viedma, C. Garzelli, L. Gazzola, H. M. Gomes, M. C. Gutierrez, P. M. Hawkey, P. D. van Helden, G. V. Kadival, B. Kreiswirth, K. Kremer, M. Kubin, S. P. Kulkarni, T. Lillebaek, H. M. Ly, C. Martin, C. Martin, I. Mokrousov, O. Narvsakya, Y. F. Ngeow, L. Naumann, S. Niemann, I. Parwati, Z. Rahim, V. Rasolofo-Razanamparany, T. Rasolonavalona, M. L. Rossetti, S. Rüsch-Gerdes, A. Sajduda, S. Samper, P. Seth, I. G. Shemyakin, U. B. Singh, A. Somoskovi, R. Skuce, D. Van Soolingen, E. M. Streicher, P. N. Suffys, E. Tortoli, T. Tracevska, V. Vincent, T. C. Victor, R. Warren, S. F. Yap, K. Zaman, F. Portaels, N. Rastogi, and C. Sola. An Appraisal of the geographic prevalence of Major Genotypic Families of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex through the updated SpolDB4 database BMC Microbiology. 6 : 23, 2006.

45. Zaman K, M. Yunus, S.E Arifeen, A.H Baqui, D.A Sack, S. Hossain, Z. Rahim, M. Ali, S. Banu, M.A. Islam, N. Begum, V. Begum, R.F. Breiman, R. E. Black. Prevalence of sputum smear positive tuberculosis in a rural area in Bangladesh. Epidemiology and Infection. 134:1052-1059, 2006.

44. Zaman K, Rahim Z, Yunus M, Arifeen SE, Baqui AH, Sack DA, Hossain S, Banu S, Islam Ma, Ahmed J, Breiman RF, Black RE. Drug resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in selected urban and rural areas in Bangladesh. Scand J Infect Dis. 37: 21-26, 2005.

43. Rahim Z., S. I. Khan, and A. K. Chopra. Biological characterization of Aeromonas spp. isolated from the environment Epidemiol Infect. 132: 627– 636, 2004.

42. Raqib R, Kamal SM, Rahman MJ, Z. Rahim, S. Banu, P.K. Bardhan, F.A.G. Chowdhury, K. Zaman, R.F. Breiman, J. Andersson, D.A. Sack, Use of antibodies in lymphocyte secretions for detection of subclinical tuberculosis infection in asymptomatic contacts. Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. 11:1022-1027, 2004.

41. Rubhana R., M.J. Rahman, A.K.M. Kamaluddin, S.M.M. Kamal, F.A. Banu, M. S. Ahmed, Z. Rahim, P.K. Bardhan, J. Andersson, D.A. Sack. Rapid diagnosis of active tuberculosis by detecting antibodies from lymphocyte secretions (ALS). J. Infect. Dis. 188: 364-370, 2003.

40. Islam, M.S., Z. Rahim, M.J. Alam S. Begum, S.M. Moniruzzaman A.Umeda, K. Amako, M.J.Albert, R.B. Sack, A. Huq R.R. Colwell, A. Felsenstein and M. J. Albert. Association of Vibrio cholerae 01 with the cyanobacteriumAnabaena sp., elucidated by polymerase chain reaction and transmission electron microscopy. Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med, Hyg. 93:36-40,1999.

39. Islam, M.S., M.J. Alam, A. Begum, Z. Rahim, A. Felsenstein and M.J. Albert. occurrence of culturable Vibrio cholerae 0139 with ctx gene in various components of the aquatic environment in Bangladesh. Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med,Hyg. 90: 128, 1996.

38. Rahim, Z. and K.M.S. Aziz. Factors affecting production of haemolysin by strains of Vibrio fluvialis. J. diarrhoeal Dis. Res. 14(2): 113-116, 1996.

37. Rahim, Z. and K.M.S. Aziz. Enterotoxigenicity of Vibrio fluvialis strains isolated from fresh water environment. J. Diarrhoeal Dis. Res. 12: 290-291, 1994.

36. Rahim, Z., and K.M.S. Aziz. Enterotoxigenicity, hemolytic activity and antibiotic resistant Aeromonas spp. isolated from fresh water prawn marketed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Microbiol Immunol. 773-778, 1994.

35. Unicomb, L.E., F. Bingnan, Z. Rahim, N.N. Banu, J.G. Gomes, G. Podder, M.H. Munsi and S.R. Tzipori. A one-year survey of rotavirus strains from three locations in Bangladesh. Arch. Virol. 132:201-208, 1993

34. Ali, A., F. Bingnan, L.E. Unicomb, Z. Rahim, A. Hussain and S. Tzipori. Evaluation of a probe hybridisation serotyping method for group A rotavirus. J. Diarrhoeal Dis Res. 11(3):153-156, 1993

33. Rahim, Z., A. Raymond-Denise, P. Sansonetti and N. Guillen. Localization of myosin heavy chain A (MhcA) in the human pathogen Entamoeba histolytica. Infect. Immun. 61(3): 1048-1054, 1993.

32. Rahim, Z. and K.M.S. Aziz. Isolation of enterotoxigenic Vibrio cholerae non-O1 from the Buriganga river and two ponds of Dhaka, Bangladesh. J. Diarrhoeal Dis. Res. 10(4): 227-230, 1992.

31. Hossain, MA., K.M. Rahman, S.M. Asna, Z. Rahim, T. Hussain and M.R. Miah. Incidence of Aeromonas isolated from diarrhoeal children and study of some virulence factors in the isolates. Bangladesh Med. Res. Council Bull. 18(2): 61-67,
1992.

30. Amin, I.I., M.A. Hussain, M. Hossain, M.R.A. Miah, Z. Rahim and K.M. Rahman.
Studies on virulence determinants of Plesiomonas shigelloides. Bangladesh Med. Res. Council Bull. 18(1): 12-21, 1992.

29. Arhet, P., Z. Rahim, A. Raymond-Denise, P. Sansonetti and N. Guillen. Identification of a myosin heavy chain gene from Entamoeba histolytica. Arch. Med. Res. 41-43, 1992.

28. Rahim, Z., A. Ali and B.A. Kay. Prevalence of Plesiomonas shigelloides among diarrhoeal patients in Bangladesh. European J. Epidemiol. 8(5): 753-756, 1992.

27. Bingnan, F., L.E. Unicomb, T. Guangli, A. Ali, A. Malek, , Z. Rahim, and S. Tzipori. Cultivation and characterization of novel human group A rotavirus with long RNA electropherotype, subgroup II specificities and serotype 2 VP7 genes. J. Clin. Microbiol 29: 2224-2227, 1991.

26. Bingnan, F., L.E. Unicomb, Z. Rahim, N.N. Banu, G. Podder, J. Clemans, F.P.L. van Loon, A. Malek, and S. Tzipori. Rotavirus associated diarrhea in rural Bangladesh: two year study of incidence and serotype distribution. J. Clin. Microbiol. 29: 1359-1363, 1991.

25. Amin, I.I., M.A. Hussain, M. Hussain, R.A. Miah, Z. Rahim and K.M. Rahmn. Plesiomonas shigelloides. causing diarrhoea in children. Bangladesh J. Child Health. 14: 132-138, 1990.

24. Hussain, M.A., K.M. Rahman, Z.H. Haque, Z. Rahim, I.I. Amin, T Hussain and M.M. Hoq. Microbiology of childhood gastroenteritis: Aeromonas and other infective agents. Bangladesh Med. J. 20(1) : 13-16, 1991.

23. Rahim, Z., K. Iamaguchi, K.M.S. Aziz and M.R. Khan. Enzyme profile of enterotoxigenic Aeromonas hydrophila isolated from surface water and infected fish. Bangladesh J. Bot. 20(1): 87-89, 1991.

22. Rahim, Z. and K.M.S. Aziz. Isolation of enterotoxigenic and drug resistant Aeromonas spp. from the root system of common water plants of Bangladesh. Proceedings of the International Botanical Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Jan. 10-12, P.59-63, 1991.

21. Rahim, Z. and K.M.S. Aziz. Suspected role of Aeromonas in causing ulceration in fish. Proceedings of the Seventh National Zoological Conference of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Jan. 17-20, P.59-63, 1990

20. Rahim, Z, O. Suthienkul, K.M.S. Aziz, and P. Echeverria. Aeromonas and other indicator bacteria in aquatic sources in Thailand. Bangladesh J. Bot. 18:197-204, 1989.

19. Henry, F.J., and Z. Rahim. Transmission of diarrhoea in two crowded areas with different sanitary facillities in Dhaka, Bangladesh. J. Trop. Med. Hygiene. 92: 121-126, 1989.

18. van Loon, F.P.L., Z. Rahim, K.A. Chowdhury, B.A. Kay and S.A. Rahman. Case report of Plesiomonas shigelloides associated persistent dysentery and pseudo- membranous colitis. J. Clin. Microbiol. 27: 1913-1915, 1989.

17. Chowdhury, K.A., D.A. Sack, A.S.M.H. Rahman, and Z. Rahim. Enteropathogenicity of Plesiomonas shigellosis by oral inoculation in adult conditioned rabbit. J. Diarrhoeal Dis. Res. 6: 221-227, 1988.

16. Rahim, Z., and K.M.S. Aziz. Isolation of Aeromonas spp, Vibrio spp. and faecal coliforms from fresh water prawn (Macrobrachium malcolmsoni). Bangladesh J. Zoology. 16:159-63, 1988.

15. Rahim, Z., and B.A. Kay. Enrichment for Plesiomonas shigelloides from stools. J. Clin. Microbiol. 26: 789- 90, 1988.

14. Chowdhury, M.A.R., K.M.S. Aziz, B.A. Kay, and Z. Rahim. Toxin production by Vibrio mimicus strains isolated from human and environmental sources in Bangladesh. J. Clin. Microbiol. 25: 2200-2203, 1987.

13. Chowdhury, M.A.R., K.M.S. Aziz, Z. Rahim and B.A. Kay. Vibrio mimicus gastroenteritis: a case report. Bangladesh J. Microbiol. 3: 25-27, 1986.

12. Chowdhury, M.A.R., K.M.S. Aziz, Z. Rahim and B.A. Kay. Toxigenicity and drug sensitivity of Vibrio mimicus isolated from fresh water prawn in Bangladesh. J. Diar. Dis. Res. 4: 237-40, 1986.

11. Aziz, K.M.S., Z. Rahim, A.S.G. Faruque, S. Huq and A. Eusof. Aeromonas hydrophila: its isolation from acute diarrhoeal illness in rural Bangladesh. Bangladesh Med. Res. Council Bul. 12(2):49-58, 1986.

10. Khan, M.R., M.A. Bashar and Z. Rahim. Presence of fecal coliform bacteria in the drinking and washing water of Chatpoti Shops of Dhaka City. Dhaka University Studies. Part E. 1(1):67-69, 1986.

9. Chowdhury M.A.R., K.M.S. Aziz, Z. Rahim and B.A. Kay. Antibiotic resistance patterns of Vibrio mimicus isolated from human and environmental sources in Bangladesh. Antimicrob. Agent Chemother 30: 622-23, 1986.

8. Chowdhury, M.A.R., K.M.S. Aziz, Z. Rahim and B.A.Kay Vibrio mimicus as a component of pollution of urban water bodies. Proceedings of the egional Seminar on Protecting the Environment from Degradation under the auspecies of South Asian Assciation for Regional Cooperation. P.108-13, 1985.

7.Rahim, Z. K.M.S.Aziz, and M.S.Islam. Current environmental pollution by human fecal contamination. Proceeadings of the Regilonal Seminar on Protecting the Environment from Degradation under the auspecies of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation. P.332-337, 1985.

6. Khan, M.R., M.A. Bashar, U.K. Saha and Z. Rahim. Presence of fecal coliform bacteria in the cone ice cream samples of Dhaka City. Bangladesh J. Botany. 14: 95-96, 1985.

5. Rahim, Z., K.M.S. Aziz, and M.A.Z. Molla. Isolation of Aeromonas hydrophila from the root system of five common water plants of Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Botany. 14: 90-91,1985.

4. Rahim, Z., K.M.S. Aziz, M.I. Huq and H. Saeed. Isolation of Aeromonas hydrophila from five species of brackish water fish of Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Zoology. 13: 37-42, 1985.

3. Rahim, Z., K.M.S. Aziz, M.S. Islam, and M.I. Huq. A preliminary survey of the relative abundance of fecal coliform bacteria in water and sediment and in the freshwater bivalve, Lamellidens marginalis of the Buriganga River, Bangladesh. Microbiol. Ecol.11: 277-80, 1985.

2. Rahim, Z., S.C. Sanyal, K.M.S. Aziz, M.I. Huq and A.A. Chowdhury. Isolation of enterotoxigenic, hemolytic and antibiotic resistant Aeromonas hydrophila from infected fish in Bangladesh. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 48: 865-867, 1984.

1. Rahim, Z., A.S. Islam and M. Haque. Production of potato plantlets through meristem culture. J. Asiatic. Soc. Bangladesh 8: 123-125, 1982

B. Bibliography-edited:

Rahim, Z. and K.M.S. Aziz, Editors-in-Chief, Annotated bibligraphy on enterotoxigenic Aeromonas. International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh. 59 p., 1986.


C. Abstracts Published in Proceedings:

Islam, M.S., Z. Rahim, K.M.S. Aziz, M.I. Huq, A.A. Chowdhury. Isolation of fecal coliforms and fecal streptococci of the Buriganga River. Abstract No. 254, p. 117. Abstract Proceedings of the 6th and 7th Annual Science Conference of Bangladesh Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS), Feb. 7-11,1982.

Islam, M.S., M.H. Rashid, K.M.S. Aziz, M.I. Huq and A.A. Chowdhury, and Z. Rahim. Study of the presence of bacterial florae in water plant, water and soil specimens from Shahbagh pond in Dhaka city. Abstract No. 253, p. 117. Abstract proceedings of the 6th & 7th Annual Science Conference of BAAS, Feb. 7-11, 1982.

Islam, M.S.,M.G.Morshed, K.M.S.Aziz, M.I. Huq, Z. Rahim, A. A. Chowdhury. Ratio of E. coli and Klebsiella spp. in the sediment of the Buriganga River. Abstract No. 371, p. 195. Abstract proceedings of the 8th Annual Science Conference of BAAS, Feb. 5-7, 1983.

Aziz, K.M.S., M.G. Morshed, M.S. Islam, M.I. Huq, Z. Rahim and A.A. Chowdhury. Bacteriological study of water in three different locations of the Buriganga river. Abstract No. 372, p. 196. Abstract proceedings of the 8th Annual Science Conference of BAAS, Feb. 5-7, 1983.

Islam, M.S., M.H. Rashid, K.M.S. Aziz, M.I. Huq, A.A. Chowdhury and Z. Rahim. Preliminary study of isolation of vibrios from water plants, water and soil sediments in pond of Dhaka city. Abstract No. 23, p.23, Proceedings of the Second Asian Conference on Diarrhoeal Disease, Feb. 21-24, 1983. Calcutta, India.

Rahim, Z., K.M.S. Aziz, M.S. Islam, M.I. Huq and A.A. Chowdhury. Isolation of enterotoxigenic bacteria from the Buriganga river, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Abstract No. 21, p. 30. Abstract proceedings of 3rd Annual Conference of Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists. Jan. 21-22, 1984.

Molla, A.Z., K.M.S. Aziz, Z. Rahim. Association of Aeromonas hydrophila with some hydrophytic plants. Abstract No. 193, P. 92. Abstract proceedings of the 9th Annual Science Conference of BAAS, March, 3-7, 1984.

Rahim, Z., K.M.S. Aziz. Load of fecal coliforms in the environment due to religious gathering. Abstract No. 252, P. 113. Abstract proceedings of the 9th Annual Science Conference of BAAS, March 3-7, 1984.

Rahim, Z., K.M.S. Aziz, M.S. Islam, M.I. Huq and A.A. Chowdhury. Limnological study of a pond of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Abstract No. 16, p.6. Abstract proceedings of 4th National Botanical Conference Dec.1-2. 1984.

Rahim, Z., and K.M.S. Aziz. Isolation of enterotoxigenic Aeromonas hydrophila from fish: Abstract No. 25, P. 10. Abstract proceedings of 4th National Botanical Conference. Dec. 1-2, 1984.

Aziz, K.M.S., Z. Rahim, A.S.G. Faruque, S. Huq and A. Eusof. Isolation of Aeromonas hydrophila from cholera-like outbreaks from two district of Bangladesh. Abstract No. 4, P.2. Abstract proceedings of the 4th Annual Conference of Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists, Feb. 7-8. 1985.

Chowdhury, M.A.R., K.M.S. Aziz, Z. Rahim and B.A. Kay. Isolation of Vibrio mimicus from aquatic environment of Bangladesh. Abstract No. 5, P.3. Abstract proceedings of the Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists. Feb. 7-8, 1985.

Rahim, Z. and K.M.S. Aziz. Isolation of enterotoxigenic and drug resistant Aeromonas hydrophila from skin ulcers of fish. Abstract No. 6, P.4. Abstract proceedings of the 4th Annual Conference of Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists. Feb. 7-8, 1985.

Rahim, Z., K.M.S. Aziz, M.S. Islam, and M.I. Huq. A limnological study of a pond of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Abstract No. 225, P.108. Abstract proceedings of the 10th Annual Science Conference of BAAS, March 23-27, 1985.

Rahim, Z., and K.M.S. Aziz. Isolation of Aeromonas hydrophila from freshwater prawn, Macrobranchium malcolmsonii. Abstract No. 226, P. 109. Abstract proceedings of the 10th Annual Science Conference of BAAS. March 23-27, 1985.

Rahim, Z., K.M.S. Aziz, and M.A.R. Chowdhury. Isolation of Aeromonas hydrophila from the surface water of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Abstract No. 227, P.110. Abstract proceedings of 10th Annual Science Conference of BAAS. March 23-27, 1985.

Rahim, Z., K.M.S. Aziz, S.C. Sanyal, M.I. Huq and M.R. Khan. Isolation of enterotoxigenic drug resistant Aeromonas hydrophila from Bangladesh environment. Abstract No.84. Abstract proceedings of the Third Asian Conference on Diarrhoeal Diseases. June 10-14, 1985, Bangkok, Thailand.

Rahim, Z., and K.M.S. Aziz. Isolation of Aeromonas spp., from fresh water prawn Macrobrachium malcolmsonii available in local fish market of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Abstract No. B8, p.4. Abstract proceedings of the IX Annual Congress of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists, November 28- 30, 1985, Varanasi, India.

Rahim, Z.,and K..S. Aziz. Isolation of enterotoxigenic, haemolytic and antibiotic resistant Aeromonas spp. in freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium malcolmsonii) in Bangladesh. Abstract No. P9, Abstract proceedings of the First International Workshop on Aeromonasy and Plesiomonas, September 5 and 6, 1986, Manchester, England.

Aziz, K.M.S., Z. Rahim, A.S.G. Faruque, S. Huq and A. Eusof. Clinical features of patients in a diarrhoeal disease outbreak predominantly caused by Aeromonas hydrophila. Abstract No.P18. Abstract proceedings of the First International Workshop on Aeromonas and Plesiomonas, September 5 and 6, 1986, Manchester, England.

Rahim, Z, and K.M.S. Aziz. Isolation of enterotoxigenic Aeromonas spp. from the skin of four species of freshwater fish of Bangladesh. Abstract proceedings of the XIV International Congress of Microbiology, September 7-13, 1986, Manchester, England.

Henry, FJ., and Z. Rahim. Mode of transmission of diarrhoea in two crowded communities with different levels of sanitation. Abstract No.6. Programme and abstract proceedings of the Fourth Asian Conference on Diarrhoeal Diseases. September 7 - 10, 1987, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Rahim, Z., and K.M.S. Aziz. Enzymatic profile of enterotoxigenic Aeromonas hydrophila determined by API 20 zym system. Abstract No.6, Programme and abstract proceedings of the seventh annual conference of Bangladesh Society of Microbiologist, April 13, 1988, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Rahim, Z., and B. A. Kay. Incidence of Aeromonas spp. and Plesiomonas shigelloides during a diarrhoeal epidemic in Bangladesh. Abstract No. P-18, P.49, Programme and abstract proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Aeromonas and Plesiomonas, May 7, 1988, Miami Beach, Florida, USA.

Rahim, Z., and F.J. Henry. Charactestics of diarrhea associated with Plesiomonas shigelloides in Bangladesh. Abstract No.P-37, P.63, Programme and abstract proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Aeromonas and Plesiomonas, May 7, 1988, Miami Beach, Florida, USA.

Hossain, M.A., K.M. Rahman, I.I. Amin, S.M.Z.H. Asna, M. Hoque, R.A. Miah and Z. Rahim. Microbiology of childhood gastroeteritis: Aeromonas and other infective agents. Abstract proceedings of the 9th National Scientific Seminar of the Bangladesh Society of Pathologists. Dec. 7, 1989.

Rahim, Z. and K.M.S. Aziz. Suspected role of Aeromonas spp in causing ulceration in fish. Abstract proceedings of the 7th National Conference of the Bangladesh Zoological Society, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Jan 10-12, 1990.

Hossain, M.A., K.M. Rahman, S.M.Z.H. Asna, Z. Rahim, I.I. Amin, M.R.A. Miah, T. Hussain and M. Hoque. Incidence and virulenc factors of Aeromonas spp. isolated from diarrhoeal children. Abstract proceedings of the 8th National Convention of the Bangladesh Society of Pathologists. Mar 20, 1990.

Rahim, Z. and K.M.S. Aziz. Isolation of enterotoxigenic and drug resistant Aeromonas spp. from the root system of common water plants of Bangladesh. Abstract proceedings of the International Botanical Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Jan. 10-12, 1991.

Rahim, Z., P. Sansonetti and N. Guillen. Biochemical and cellular characterization of myosin II of Entamoeba histolytica. Abstract proceedings of the 7th Asian Conference on Diarrhoeal Disease s held at Dhaka, Bangladesh from September 17-19, 1994.

Rahim Z., M. S. Islam, M. J. Alam, N. S. Shahid, K. Z. Hassan, M. Ekramullah, R. B. Sack, and M. J. Albert. Relative abundance of Aeromonas spp. in wastewater and non-wastewater areas of a duckweed based fish-culture project. Abstract proceedings of the 8th Asian Conference on Diarrhoeal Diseases held at Yogayakarta, Indonesia, February 26-28, 1997, p.93.

Rahim Z., G.B. Nair, S.I. Khan, A.N. Ghosh, T. Mamamurthy, S. Sozhamannan, J.G. Morris and A.K. Chopra. Enterotoxigenicity of cytotoxic enterotoxin probe positive isolates of Aeromonas sobria. Abstract proceedings of the 9th Asian Conference on Diarrhoeal Diseases and Nutrition held at New Delhi, India September 28-30, 2001, p. 56.

Rahim Z, Nair GB, Khan SI, Ramamurthy T, Ghosh AN. Pilus and 0:34 antigen of cytotoxic enterotoxin gene-positive isolates fo Aeromonas spp. (abstract). In: Khan MSI, Thorpe P, Rahim MA, Roy SK, editors. Malnutrition: meeting the challenges in South Asia; programme and abstracts of the 10th Annual Scientific Conference of ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research, Dhaka, 11-13 June 2002:116.

Rahim Z., A. V. te Koppele, K. Zaman, M. A. Matin3, M. Kamal4, R. Raquib, K. Zaman1, D. van Soolingen, M. A. Baqi, D. A. Sack, A. G. M. van der Zanden. Horizontal transmission of Mycobacterium africanum subtype 1 in a dairy farm of Bangladesh demonstrated by means of spoligotyping from paraffin embedded lung tissues. P. 8. Abstract Proceedings of the late braker TB Session, The 35th IUATLD Cnference on Lung Health, 28 Octobr-01 November, 2004, Paris France.

Rahim, Z., S. Wadud, M.A. Matin, C. Sola, N. rastogi, K. Zaman, D. van Soolongen, and A.G.M. van der Zanden. Molecular characterization of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex strains isolated from TB patients of urban and rural areas of Bangladesh. P. 145. Abstract proceedings of the 40th Anniversary Unites States-Japan Coopereative Medical Science Program. Dec7-10, 2004, Kyoto, Japan.

Rahim, Z., A. N. Ghosh, and A.K. Chopra. Enterotoxigenic properties of Aeromonas spp. isolated from a fish Farm in Bangladesh. 11th Asian Conference on Diarrhoeal Diseases and Nutrition held at Bangkok, Thailand, Marchr 08-10, 2006, p. 156.

Rahim, Z., Khadiza Zaman, Adri G. M. van der Zanden, Marius J Möllers, Dick van. Soolingen, Nalin Rastogi, Christophe Sola. First assessment of major circulating phylogeograhical clades of tubercle bacilli found in Bangladesh. Abstract Proceeding of the 27th Annual Congress of the European Society of Mycobacteriology, London, 9th to 12th July, 2006.

Rahim, Z., K Zaman and SMA Hanifi. Spoligo patterns of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex strains isolated from tuberculosis (TB) patients of selected rural and urban areas of Bangladesh. Abstract Proceeding of the International Symposium on New Frontiers in Tuberculosis Research. Organized by the International Centere for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi Component, ICGEB Campus, India December 04-06, 2006.

Rahim, Z., Tamanna Zarin, Shahzada Khan, Anisur Rahman, Jessica de Beer, Yasuhiko Suzuki, Dick van Soolingen, and Adri G.M. van der Zanden. Genetic Heterogenicity and Susceptibility of Multi Drug Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex strains to Anti-TB Drugs other than Second Line. Abstract Proceeding of the 28th Annual Congress of the European Society of Mycobacteriology, Athens, Greece. 1-4, July, 2007.

Rahim, Z., Rubhan Raqib, Jessica de Beer, Dick van Soolingen, Carl-M. Nathanson, Andrew Ramsay and A.G.M. van der Zanden. Drug Resistance and Genotyping Patterns of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex strains Isolated from Sputum Samples of the WHO Specimen Bank of Bangladesh. Abstract Proceeding of the 38th Union World Conference on Lung Health, Cape Town South Africa, 7-12 November 2007.


Rahim, Z,. Tamanna Zarin, Shahzada Khan, Anisur Rahman, Jessica de Beer, Chie Nakajima, Dick van Soolingen, and Adri G.M. van der Zanden, Yasuhiko Suzuki. The genotypes and the phenotypes of multi-drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Bangladesh. Abstract Proceeding of the 12th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Pacific Rim, Haikou, Hainan, China, 4-6 December 2007.

Role(s) / Profession(s)

  • Laboratory Professional

Organization(s)

  • International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research - ICDDR,B

Work Location(s)

  • Bangladesh

Language(s)

  • English