Mujib Centenary Seminar Series, Microbiology DU and DUMAA
Department of Microbiology and Dhaka University Microbiology Alumni Association (DUMAA) have jointly organized the very first session of "Mujib Centenary Seminar Series", part of the birth centenary celebration of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman through online platform using Zoom at 9:00 PM on 4 April 2021. Faculties, students and alumni from all over the world participated in the seminar.
This interactive session was presided over by Prof. Dr. Sabita Rezwana Rahman and co-ordinated by Dr. Md. Mizanur Rahaman. Dr. Firdausi Qadri, Emeritus Scientist, icddr,b, an eminent figure in the field of Microbiology discussed about her ongoing journey in research and capacity development in Bangladesh, after the welcome speech of Prof. Dr. Md. Majibur Rahman.
At the very beginning of her speech, Dr. Qadri commemorated the inspiring visionary philosophy of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the nation in her way of journey in research. The initial struggles and journey of Dr. Firdausi Qadri followed by her success were portrayed. Dr. Qadri talks on cholera vaccine, ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, scientific research, future promises, sharing of early days' memories. She specially emphasised on the collaborative research within home and abroad as well as industry-academia linkage for prospective research for ensuring sustainable development in Bangladesh. She spoke high about the congenial environment in the University of Dhaka for female researchers. Indeed, it was a great gathering, that took the audience down the memory lane, through commemoration.