Sharmin is a PhD student (last quarter) at the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) of the University of Queensland in Australia.  She has received a UQ RTP scholarship to pursue her PhD at the University of Queensland. Sharmin’s research focuses on agricultural crops using molecular tools. Her PhD research aims to investigate the genetic composition and gene expression of domestication traits of Australian wild rice that can be used to improve wild rice for commercial purposes.

She has been completed her Bachelor and Master studies at the Department of Botany of the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She has completed a second Master’s in Biology with a prestigious VLIR-UOS ICP scholarship at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. Her Master’s thesis was on “Genetic diversity and population structure of Avicennia officinalis in the Sundarban mangrove forest in Bangladesh” to understand the evolution and dynamics of mangrove plant. She has attended few international conferences. She has already published few papers in highly reputed journals.

Her passion leads her to become a teacher after graduation. She has been working as an Assistant Professor at Jagannath University, Dhaka, Bangladesh since 2015 to date. she has received two research grants to characterize the molecular composition of mangrove plant in Bangladesh.

Attended conferences:

  • International Tropical Agricultural Conference (TropAg), 11-13 November 2019, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
  • 7th International Botanical Conference on Plant Diversity-Food Security and Environmental Management. University of Dhaka, Bangladesh held 2-3 December 2017, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • 6th International Botanical Conference on Role of Botanist in Global Climate Change, 6-7 December 2014, Dhaka, Bangladesh.


  • Associate member (membership ID A21252) of Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA), Queensland Australia since April 2021.
  • General Member (membership ID G29/2017) of Bangladesh Botanical Society, Dhaka Bangladesh since 2014. 

Project grants as PI

  • 2016-2017:  Research project “Genetic diversity and population structure of Avicennia marina in an afforested mangrove forest in Sonadia Island, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh” funded by the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh through Jagannath University.
  • 2017-2018:  Research project “Assessment of vegetation structure, regeneration status and soil characteristics of afforested mangrove forests in Sonadia Island, Bangladesh” funded by the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh through Jagannath University.

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