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সর্ব-শেষ হাল-নাগাদ: ৭ ফেব্রুয়ারি ২০২৪


International Symposium for the Celebration of 50 Years Glory and Success of Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI)
24 February 2023
BRRI Auditorium, BRRI, Gazipur-1701
Theme of the Symposium:
  “Half a Century of Rice Research at BRRI Ensuring Food Security in Bangladesh”
Session and topic
Resource speaker/presenter
Registration Desk
Recitation from Holy Quran
Pess Imam BRRI Mosque
9:05 -9:15
Welcome  address and inauguration of the symposium
Dr. Md Shahjahan Kabir
Director General, BRRI
Introduction of the Session chair and panel member
MC of the session
MC Committee for the celebration ceremony
Session- I: Accelerated Genetic Gain: Genomics and Phenomics
Session chair:
Prof. Dr. Md. Lutful Hassan, Vice Chancellor, BAU, Mymensingh,
Panel Member:
  1. Dr. Mirza Mofazzal Islam, DG, BINA, Mymensingh, Email: mirza_islam@yahoo.com
  2. Prof. Zeba Islam Seraj, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka
  3. Dr. Mohammad Rafiqul Islam, Scientist II (Plant Breeding), IRRI Bangladesh Office, Dhaka
  1. Dr. Md Akhalasur Rahman, PSO, Plant Breeding Division
  2. Dr. Hisam Al-Rabbi, SSO, Biotechnology Division
9:20 – 9:45
Paper 1: Translation of Genetics to Farmers’ Fields: Transformational Progresses and Prospects
Dr. KM Iftekharuddaula
CSO and Head, Plant Breeding Division,
Bangladesh Rice Research Institute, 
9:45 – 10:00
Paper 2: Application of bioinformatics for crop improvement
Dr. Andrew Sharpe
Bangabandhu Research Chair in Food Security at GIFS,
Global Institute for Food Security University of Saskatchewan
421 Downey Road, suite 101 Saskatoon,
SK  S7N 4L8  Canada
Paper 3: Application of cell technologies and genome editing tools for accelerated genomic gain and crop improvement
Dr. Pankaj Bhowmik
Senior Research Officer and Scientific Support Lead
Sustainable Protein Production (SPP) Program
National Research Council of Canada
110 Gymnasium Palace, Saskatoon SK S7N 0W9, Canada
10:15 – 10:30
Paper 4: Resources for enabling efficient MAS in modern rice breeding programs (On zoom)
Dr. Damien J. Platten
Breeding Innovations and Informatics Unit
Head, Native Trait Discovery and Deployment
International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños,
Laguna 4031, Philippines.
10:30 -10:45
Paper 5: Achieving nutritional security through development of healthier rice: progress and prospects (On zoom)
Dr. BPM Swamy
Senior Scientist, IRRI Philippines
Email: m.swamy@irri.org
10:45 – 11:00
Tea Break
Paper 6: New phenotyping method using crop growth model: Apply to rice-yield big data (On zoom)
Prof. Dr. Hiroyuki Shimono
Crop Science Laboratory, Iwate University, Agri-Innovation Center, 3-18-8, Ueda, Morioka, Iwate, 020-8550, Japan
Paper 7: The role of bioinformatics in modern rice research
(On zoom)
Prof Dr. Md. Nurul Haque Mollah
Head of Bioinformatics Lab (dry)
Dept. of Statistics, University of Rajshahi
Rajshahi-6205, BANGLADESH
11:30 – 11:40
Paper 8: CRISPR-based technology for point-of-care disease diagnosis and crop improvement
Prof. Dr. Md. Tofazzal Islam
Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (IBGE), Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur 1706, Bangladesh
11:40 – 12:30
Panel discussion and Open house
Session chair & Panel members
12:30 – 14:30 Lunch and Prayer  
14:30 – 17.25 Session- II : Accelerated productivity: Policies and Priorities
Session chair:
Pro. Dr. Md Giasuddin Miah
VC, BSMRAU, Gazipur
Panel Members:
  • Dr. Wais Kabir, Former Executive Director, Krishi Gobeshona Foundation
  • Dr. Takashi Yamano, Principal Economist, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Bangladesh, e-mail: tyamano@adb.org 
  • Dr. Mirza Hasanuzzaman, Professor, Dept. of Agronomy, Sher-E-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka, e-mail: mhzsauag@yahoo.com 
  1. Dr. A K M Saiful Islam, CSO, FMPHT
  2. Dr. Md Sazzadur Rahman, PSO, Plant Physiology Division
Paper 1: Prioritising yield loss components in rice for accelerated productivity
Dr. Moin Us Salam
Freelance Consultant (Agriculture Sector Development and Modelling) 
Paper 2: Agricultural Mechanization in Bangladesh: Present Status and Future Strategy
Dr. Ayub Hossain, CSO, FMPHE, BARI,
Paper 3:Transformational footprint of private Seed Sector for enhancing productivity of rice farm lands in Bangladesh
Mohammad Masum,
Chairman, Supreme Seed Company Ltd
Uttara, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 
e-mail: masum@surovigroup.com 
Paper 4: Enabling Farmers in Combating Pest and Diseases in Rice Crops: Artificial Intelligence for Food Safety
Dr. Mohammed Eunus Ali,
Professor and Group Leader, DataLab@BUET 
Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Tea Break
Paper 5: Government Paddy and Rice Procurement Program in Bangladesh: Effectiveness and Suggestions for Improvement
Dr. Nahid Sattar,
Department of Agricultural Economics
Faculty of Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh
Paper 6: Agricultural transformation in Bangladesh– Policy and institutional experiences
Dr. Mohammad Jahangir Alam
Department of Agribusiness and Marketing
Faculty of Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh
Panel discussion and Open house
Session chair & Panel members
Closing Ceremony
Vote of thanks: Director Research
Closing Remarks: Director General, BRRI