The Department of Microbiology at Dhaka National Medical College, was founded in 1994. Over years the department has witnessed seminal progress in the field of medical microbiology, leading to National and International Reputation. The department actively involves in imparting the science of microbiology with innovative pedagogy practices in higher education. The department offers quality clinical microbiology diagnostic services to the Dhaka National Medical Institute Hospital. The department is endowed with state-of-the-art research capabilities. Core areas of research pivots around all the major branches of medical microbiology; viz. immunology, serology, HIV testing and surveillance, aerobic and anaerobic bacteriology workstations, Enteric Disease Division, Mycobacteriology, Mycology, Parasitology, Molecular Biology of Infectious Diseases and Microbial surveillance in hospital and community settings.
All the laboratories have expertise, state of the art infrastructure and automation to function independently to carry out research. Proximity to diverse Faculty streams (Medicine, Dental, Pharmacology, Nursing, Allied Health, Engineering field) in the University campus and cohesive nature of laboratories under the ambit of Microbiology department with specific thrust areas of research enables cross pollination of research ideas and fuels active discussion as well as interdisciplinary to translational research.
Dr. Begum Dilruba Kazi
Professor & Head of Microbiology