Dr. Shaikh Bokhtear Uddin

Professor
Department of Botany
Faculty of Biological Science
University of Chittagong
Chittagong-4331, Bangladesh

Dr. Shaikh Bokhtear Uddin started his career as a research fellow in NCS Implementation Project, Survey of Flora 1, he began his specialization in the field of Plant Taxonomy and Ethnobotany. In 1997 he received the CICHE award (organized by the British Council) for Ph. D. through Aberdeen-Chittagong University Biodiversity Link Project. Dr. Uddin awarded his Ph. D. from the Department of Plant and Soil Science, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK in 2002. He is the first in Bangladesh who awarded Ph. D. in the field of Ethnobotany. Then he left for Canada in 2002 as an immigrant and stayed there for 9 months. In June 2003 he returned and joined the University of Chittagong as a lecturer of Botany. In March 2004, he was promoted to Assistant Professor. Dr. Uddin also enjoyed a Postdoctoral fellowship at New York Botanical Garden Herbarium, Bronx, New York, USA from September 2005 – January 2006. In January 2010 he has been promoted as Associate Professor and in March 2015 as Professor in the same department and engaged in teaching and research in the field of Ethnobotany, Pharmacognosy, Biodiversity and Conservation. His research activities have resulted 4 books and 50 articles in national and international journals. He is life member of Bangladesh Botanical Society, Biodiversity Research Group of Bangladesh (BRGB) and member of Bangladesh Association of Plant Taxonomist, Bangladesh;, Bangladesh; Society for Medicinal Plant Research, Germany; International Society for Research on Natural Products. He is the vice president of The Association of Global Traditional Medicine. He presented many research articles in different conferences and symposium at home and on abroad. Bangladesh Ethnobotany Online Database (www.ebbd.info) and Medicinal Plants of Bangladesh (www.mpbd.info) are his major contributions in the field of Ethnobotany and medicinal plants.

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