Biological research division is the largest division in BCSIR laboratories, Dhaka which conducts research and development activities in the field of Biological science in the following sections: Applied Botany, Plant Pathology, Plant Physiology, Zoology, Plant Tissue Culture, Soil and Environment.
Applied Botany section conducts research on economically important algae, fungus, medicinal, horticultural and flowering plants culture. Scientists of the said section are also to be engagedin research work on application of different types of organic fertilizer on different vegetables to observe their growth patterns and to keep the soil and environment healthy. With the technical help of expert scientists of this section are always serving the lease entrepreneurs which are commercially producing and marketing Spirulina in the form of tablet, capsule, powder, drinks etc.
Major Field of research activities of the plant pathology section are isolation, identification and characterization of bioactive metabolites from endophytic fungi and to find out the plant diseases caused by fungus and bacteria and their remedy by biological means.
Plant physiology section conducts research on plant hormones, different levels of macro and micro elements and biochemical activities of Spirulina cultured on different media. Expert scientists are also engaged work on, to enrich the nitrogen fertilizer (organic) from waste blood meal.
Scientists of zoology section are engaged on applied entomology (insect taxonomy and pest management) and fisheries (ornamental fish culture, live fish feed culture and artificial fish feed formulation and evaluation). They are also carrying out research on animal biotechnology, parasitology and nematology.
Expert scientists of Plant Tissue Culture section are keeping their efforts on in vitro plant regeneration and multiplication of important medicinal, horticultural, flowing, fruiting, vegetables, natural dye producing and timber plants. The scientists of this section are also dedicated to carry on molecular research on different plants for the improvement of plants. They conduct training program on basic and commercial tissue culture technique.
Soil and Environment section is a research unit which is dedicated to innovative research and management options on soil, Agricultural and environmental fields. This section provides analytical service of soil, water and environment sample analysis and technical support for researchers, academicians and the general public. The main objectives of this section are to conduct research on: Soil health improvement, fertilizer product, fertilizer quality control, GIS- technology development and environment quality assessment through GIS technology.
The topics of BRD research include, but are not limited to:
Analytical Services and HRD
Analytical and Consultation Services:
Human Resource Development:
Mr. Muhammad Showkat Ali,
Dr. Samina Ahmed
Dr. Samina Ahmed