Dr Adnan Mannan

Group Leader & Principal Investigator, DBME Research Group

Presently working on the epidemiologic and molecular basis of diabetes. Adnan is also working on the molecular basis of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. His previous research work includes the metabolomics and molecular signaling pathway, study of various anti-diabetic compounds. Besides this Adnan is interested in the pharmacological effect of various novel proteins and designing a therapeutic agent from them. His research work also consists of the genomic and proteomic study of various microbes and human genes using the computational approach. Apart from that, he also aims at the various demographical study of infectious and genetic disorders in Chittagong city.

Research interest: Metabolic disorders, Diabetes & Non Communicable Diseases (NCD), Molecular epidemiology, Antibiotic resistance, Marine Biotechnology and Bioinformatics.


Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences & Pharmacology 
Curtin University, Australia

M Sc in Biotechnology and Molecular Biology
University of Hull, UK

B. Sc (HON’S) in Biochemistry & Biotechnology
 University of Science & Technology Chittagong, Bangladesh

International research Experience:

Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Natalia Shulzhenko Lab, Oregon State University, USA

Professional experience

  • Working as an Associate Professor, Dept. of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, University of Chittagong.
  • Worked as an Adjunct Faculty, Department of Public Health, University of Creative Technology Chittagong (January 2019-March 2020).
  • Worked as an Adjunct Faculty, Department of Zoology, University of Chittagong (January 2019-December 2019).
  • Working as External Examiner of Bioinformatics, Asian University for Women (AUW)
  • Worked as a Curtin Associate at School of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences, Curtin University (From October 2015- February 2018).
  • Worked as a Research Intern at Research Development Unit, Department of Health, Western Australian government from July 2017- August 2017.
  • Worked as a Junior Lecturer of School of Environmental Science & Management (SESM) of Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) from November 2007-July 2008.


  1. Adnan Mannan*, Farhana Akter, Naim Uddin Hasan A. Chy, Nazmul Alam, Md Mashud Rana, Nowshad Asgar Chowdhury, and Md Mahbub Hasan. “The relationship between medical comorbidities and health-related quality of life among adults with type 2 diabetes: The experience of different hospitals in southern Bangladesh.” PloS one 17, no. 5 (2022): e0267713.
  2. Adnan Mannan*, Kazi Mahmuda Akter, Farhana Akter, Naim Uddin Hasan A. Chy, Nazmul Alam, Susmita Dey Pinky, Abul Faisal Md Chowdhury et al. (2022) “Association between comorbidity and health-related quality of life in a hypertensive population: a hospital-based study in Bangladesh.” BMC Public Healt;h 22, no. 1: 1-12.
  3. Adnan Mannan*, HM Hamidullah Mehedi, M. Abdur Rob, Sanjoy Kanti Biswas, Nahid Sultana, Rajdeep Biswas, M. Minhazul Hoque et al. (2021) “Genome Sequences of SARS-CoV-2 Sublineage B. 1.617. 2 Strains from 12 Children in Chattogram, Bangladesh.” Microbiology Resource Announcements; 10, no. 42: e00912-21.
  4. Adnan Mannan*, Md. Mahbub Hasan, Farhana Akter, Md. Mashud Rana, Nowshad Asgar Chowdhury, Lal B Rawal, Tuhin Biswas (2021) “Factors associated with low adherence to medication among patients with type 2 diabetes at different healthcare facilities in southern Bangladesh” Global Health Action, 1-5
  5. Adnan Mannan*, HM Hamidullah Mehedi, Naim Hasan Chy, Md Omar Qayum, Farhana Akter, Abdur Rob, Prasun Biswas, Sanjida Hossain, and Mustak Ibn Ayub. (2021) ” A multi-centre, cross-sectional study on coronavirus disease 2019 in Bangladesh: clinical epidemiology and short-term outcomes in recovered individuals” New Microbes and New Infections
  6. Mahmud-Al-Rafat, Abdullah, Benjamin Hewins, Adnan Mannan, David J. Kelvin, and Md Morsaline Billah. “COVID-19 vaccine inequity, dependency, and production capability in low-income and middle-income countries: the case of Bangladesh.” The Lancet Infectious Diseases 22, no. 3 (2022): 310-312.
  7. M. Rafiqul Islam, Foysal, M., Hoque, M.N., Mehedi, H.M., Rob, M., Salauddin, A., Tanzina, A.Y., Biswas, S., Noyon, S.H., Siddiki, A.M.A.M. Tay, A., and Adnan Mannan (2022) Dysbiosis of oral and gut microbiomes in SARS-CoV-2 infected patients in Bangladesh: elucidating the role of opportunistic gut microbes. Frontiers in medicine, p.163.
  8. Afsana Yeasmin Tanzina,, M. Nazmul Hoque, Adnan Mannan, Md Javed Foysal, Meheadi Hasan Rumi, Sabuj Biswas, JAM Jahid Bhuiyan et al. “Investigating the nutritional profile and bacteriome diversity in Bangladeshi sour yogurt.” Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology (2022): 102451.
  9. M. Rafiqul Islam , Afsana Yeasmin Tanzina, Md Javed Foysal, Alfred Chin-Yen Tay, S. M. Jakir Hossain, Muhammad Abu Bakar, Mohammad Mostafa & Adnan Mannan* (2021) “Insights into the nutritional properties and microbiome diversity in sweet and sour yogurt manufactured in Bangladesh”, Scientific Reports, 11(1), 1-15.
  10. Afroza Akter Tanni, Md Mahbub Hasan, Nahid Sultana, Wazir Ahmed, and Adnan Mannan*. “Prevalence and molecular characterization of antibiotic resistance and associated genes in Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates: A clinical observational study in different hospitals in Chattogram, Bangladesh.” (2021) PloS one 16, no. 9: e0257419.
  11. Farhana Akter, Adnan Mannan*, HM Hamidullah Mehedi, Md Abdur Rob, Shakeel Ahmed, Asma Salauddin, Md Shakhawat Hossain, and Md Mahbub Hasan. (2020) “Clinical characteristics and short term outcomes after recovery from COVID-19 in patients with and without diabetes in Bangladesh.” Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews. 14, 6: 2031-2038.
  12. Mahbub Hasan, Rasel Das, Md. Rasheduzzaman, Md. Hamed Hussain, Nazmul Hasan Muzahid, Asma Salauddin, Meheadi Hasan Rumi, S. M. Mahbubur Rashid, AMAM Zonaed Siddiki, and Adnan Mannan* (2021) “Global and Local Mutations in Bangladeshi SARS-CoV-2 Genomes.” Virus research: 297
  13. M. Mahbubur Rashid, Jannatul Mawah, Ema Banik, Yasmin Akter, Jobaier Ibne Deen, Amina Jahan, Navid Mahmood Khan and Adnan Mannan* (2021) “Prevalence and impact of the use of electronic gadgets on the health of children in secondary schools in Bangladesh: A cross‐sectional study.” Health science reports 4, no. 4: e388.
  14. Syed Mohammad Lokman, Md. Rasheduzzaman, Asma Salauddin, Rocktim Barua, Afsana Yeasmin Tanzina, Meheadi Hasan Rumi, Md. Imran Hossain, A.M.A.M. Zonaed Siddiki, Adnan Mannan*, Md. Mahbub Hasan (2020) “Exploring the genomic and proteomic variations of SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein: a computational biology approach” Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 84: 104389
  15. Michael Lim, Abu Zayed Md Badruddoza, Jannatul Firdous, Mohammad Azad, Adnan Mannan, Taslim Ahmed Al-Hilal, Chong-Su Cho, and Mohammad Ariful Islam (2020) “Engineered Nanodelivery Systems to Improve DNA Vaccine Technologies: An Updated Review” Pharmaceutics, 12(1): 30
  16. Farhana Akter, S M Murshid-Ul Alam, Md Mahbub Hasan, Md Mashud Rana, Nowshad Asgar Chowdhury, Masud Karim, Adnan Mannan* (2019) “Prevalence of uncontrolled diabetes mellitus and associated factors among people with type 2 diabetes mellitus in southern part of Bangladesh” Journal of Chittagong Medical College Teachers’ Association; 30 (2): 92-98
  17. Adnan Mannan, Mohammad Shohel, Sultana Rajia, Niaz Uddin Mahmud, Sanjana Kabir and Imtiaj Hasan (2014) “A cross sectional study on antibiotic resistance pattern of Salmonella typhi clinical isolates from Bangladesh” Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, 4(4): 306-311
  18. Farjana Sharmin, Adnan Mannan, Md. Mominur Rahman, Md. Ashraf Uddin Chowdhury, Muhammad Erfan Uddin and A. M Abu Ahmed (2014). In vivo neuro-pharmacological evaluation of Alpinia nigra leaf extract. Asian Pac J Trop Biomed 4(2): 137-142.
  19. Nazneen Naher Islam, Zinat Farzana, A.M. Masudul Azad Chowdhury, Adnan Mannan, K.M. Kamaruddin, A.M.A.M. Zonaed Siddiki and Inkeyas Uddin (2014) ‘Characterization of Bovine Subclinical Mastitis Caused by Staphylococcus aureus in Southern Bangladesh by Bacteriological and Molecular Approaches’. Asian Journal of Biological Sciences, 7 (1): 1-12.
  20. Mehjabeen Hossain, Dil Umme Salma Chowdhury, Jacy Farhana, Mohammed Touaha Akbar, Ananya Chakraborty, Shamima Islam, and Adnan Mannan (2013) ‘Identification of potential targets in Staphylococcus aureus N315 using computer aided protein data analysis’ 9(4): 187–192.
  21. Adnan Mannan, Md. Junaate Kawser, A. M. Abu Ahmed, Sikder, Mohammad Omar Faruk., Mohammad Jahedul Islam., & Chowdhury, M. A. (2012) ‘A Demographic Approach for Understanding the Prevalence of β Thalassemia Patterns and Other Hemoglobinopathies: Selective Study in Chittagong City Perspective’. Asian Journal of Biological Sciences, 6, 124-130.

Research grants

      • Achieved collaborative research grant from Microbiology & immunology dept., Dalhousie University, Canada (2021).
      • Achieved Research Grant from Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of Bangladesh (2020 and 2021)
      • Achieved joint research grant from JSPS for GWAS study of diabetes patients of Bangladesh (With Kanazawa University, Japan) (2021).
      • Achieved Research Grant from University Grants Commission Bangladesh (2019)
      • Achieved research grant from research and Publication Office, University of Chittagong (2018).
      • Achieved research grant from Curtin Student Guild, Western Australia (Laboratory data Collection grant 2015).


  • Best Poster Presenter, Mark Liveris Health Sciences Seminar 2015, Western Australia.
  • Champion, 3 Minute Thesis 2015, Curtin.
  • Dr. Nurul Islam Memorial Debate Award 2018, awarded by University of Science & Technology, Chittagong.
  • IPRS scholar, Curtin University.
  • Australian Postgraduate Award 2013 winner.
  • Guild CUPSA laboratory Data collection grant 2014 winner, Curtin University.
  • iprep- Dept. of Health Research Intern 2017, Western Australia.