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Jute genome decoder Maqsudul Alam dies
Observer Online Report
Published : Sunday, 21 December, 2014,  Time : 9:29 AM,  View Count : 85
Dr. Maqsudul Alam, who discovered jute genome sequencing, passed away at a hospital in the United States on Saturday. He was 60.

The scientist's brother Mahbubul Alam Babu said, Maqsudul Alam breathed his last at the Queen’s Hospital in Hawaii around 2:18am (Bangladesh time).

He was suffering from liver cirrhosis diseases for a long time. On December 2, Maqsudul Alam was admitted to the hospital and since then he was undergoing treatment there, family sources said.

Professor Alam achieved four milestones in genomics - sequencing the genomes of papaya, rubber, jute and fungus.

Dr Maqsudul Alam was the professor of the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a member of advisory board at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology.

The scientist will be buried in Hawaii on Monday, sources said.

He left behind his wife, a daughter, host of relatives and well wishers.


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