Professor Dr. Muhammad Tariqur Rahman,
Faculty of Dentistry, Malaya Jalan University,
Prof. Dr. Mohammad Tariqur Rahman completed B.Sc. (1993) and M.Sc. (1995) in Microbiology from the University of Dhaka (Bangladesh); M.Sc. (1998) and Ph.D. (2001) in Biochemistry from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). He worked at University of Fukui (Japan) as Centre of Excellence (CoE) researcher in the field of Neuroscience (2004-2005). He started academic career in Biotechnology Discipline, Khulna University (1996-2003) and later served as the Founding Chairman of the Department of Pharmacy at East West University, Dhaka (2004). He also worked as faculty member at International Islamic University Malaysia (2005-2015). Since July 2015, Dr. Tariq is attached with the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya.
Among his multidisciplinary research interests, notable contributions are made in the fields of: detection of pathogenic bacteria and viruses; metallo-biochemistry in health and diseases; neocortex development; medicinal or pharmacological applications of natural products; halal food science; in vitro propagation of mesenchymal stem cells; and more recently on scientometrics. Dr. Tariq is the founding President of the Malaysian Society for Oral Microbiologists and Oral Immunologists (MySOMOI).