Arif Hossain, a Bangladeshi national doing his PhD in Japan, has been recognised as the best young scientist of the far-eastern country.
Japanese Society for Inherited Metabolic Diseases (JSIMD) has awarded Arif with the Best Young Scientist Award on Thursday for his innovation of mechanism and treatment of Lysosomal diseases.
He is the first non-Japanese in JSMID’s 61 years’ history to receive the award.
Born at Bhatipara in Kashiani upazila of Gopalganj district, Arif is the youngest of his eleven siblings.
On completion of his HSC from Government Bangla College in the capital’s Mirpur area, he obtained his MBBS degree from Rajshahi Medical College Hospital and did post-graduation from the same institution.
He then went to Osaka University in Japan for his PhD. He currently works as a senior researcher of neurometabolic diseases in Japan.