Ahmed A Azad | The Daily Star
  • Ahmed A Azad

    The writer is a retired professor of medical biotechnology who devotes his time (pro bono) to research capacity development in Bangladesh and establishment of collaborative networks of scientists of Bangladeshi origin.

  • How to fight a complex, unpredictable virus

    Bangladesh had three-months’ notice to prepare for a possible outbreak of Covid-19 but failed to prepare for it.
  • Covid-19: Taming the beast

    The Covid-19 pandemic, caused by coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, has brought the entire world to its knees and virtually stopped all face-to-face social interactions between humans.
  • A low-hanging fruit ready for picking

    The pharmaceutical sector in Bangladesh has huge potential and opportunities for producing affordable modern medicines for the ordinary citizens as well as the developing world.
  • The power of the youth

    The year 1991 is a significant one in our history. By the beginning of that year, General Ershad had been forced out of office and it is in 1991 that parliamentary democracy was formally restored.
  • Harnessing the power of modern biotechnology

    Modern biotechnology made its beginning with the development of molecular cloning and recombinant DNA technologies in the early