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Welcome To Fermentation and Pilot plant Laboratory


Fermentation and Pilot Plant Laboratory (FPPL) has been established in the Centre for Advanced Research in Sciences (CARS), University of Dhaka to carry out research on the development of bioprocess for production of valuable materials by applying biotechnological approaches. Fermentation biotechnology can spark industrial development with the exploitation of microbial processes on local raw materials to produce primary metabolites (e.g. ethanol, lactic acid, acetic acid), secondary metabolites such as antibiotics, intermediate metabolites (e.g. amino acid, citric acid, vitamins), proteins (intracellular/extracellular enzymes) and whole cell products (e.g. SCP, Baker’s yeast, brewer yeast, probiotics). Research & Development in fermentation technology is very important to achieve the goals of 4IR. Therefore, the FPPL is focused on the fermentation technology for bioprocess of fermented food, feed, fertilizer, pharmaceuticals, industrial alcohol, lactic acid, acetic acid, citric acid, bacteriocin, enzymes, Baker’s yeast and probiotic starter cultures. 

Research Area:

Fermented food, feed and fertilizer

Microbial starter cultures

Industrial enzymes 

Industrial alcohol 


Dr. Md. Arafat Al Mamun

 Principal Scientist

Current Projects:
Sl Title Year
1 Characterization of proteolytic enzyme produced by Koji mold 2022-2023
2 Assessment of safety and health benefits of yogurt fermented by lactic acid bacteria 2022-2023
3 Molecular characterization and application of lactic acid bacteria as food preservative 2022-2023

Sl Organization Description
1 Microbial Technology Laboratory, 9-50-514 Kaigandori, Tarumi-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo 655-0036, Japan Collaborative research with Professor Shiro Yamashoji to develop fermented food, feed and enzyme.
Sl. Article Type Year Link
1 Microbial safety issues related to probiotic beverages and the organisms used in their manufacture Book 2021
2 Use of non-chlorine sanitizer in eliminating bacterial and fungal pathogens from betel leaves-A field level study Journal 2021
3 Use of potato peel waste-a cost effective alternative substrate for the production of industrially useful α-amylase enzyme Journal 2020
4 Visual and simple determination of glucose-induced acidification by yeast cells: application to rapid cytotoxicity test Journal 2020
5 Cytotoxic effects of menadione on normal and cytochrome c-deficient yeast cells cultivated aerobically or anaerobically Journal 2020
6 Efficient Medium for Protease Production by Bacillus licheniformis MZK05M9 Optimized through Response Surface Methodology Journal 2018
7 Thrombolytic Activity of Alkaline Protease Purified from a Mutant Strain Bacillus licheniformis MZK05M9 Journal 2018
8 Isolation of Bacillus spp. bacteria from soil for production of cellulase Journal 2018
9 Stabilization of Protease from Bacillus licheniformis MZK05M9 Journal 2017
10 Optimization of fermenting medium by statistical method for production of alkaline protease by Bacillus licheniformis MZK05M9 Journal 2017
11 Screening and Characterization of Bacteriocin-Like Inhibitory Substances Produced by Bangladeshi Strains of Bacillus thuringiensis Journal 2015
12 Development of an alternative enzyme-assisted dehairing method of animal skins using proteases from Bacillus licheniformis MZK05M9 Journal 2015
13 Efficacy of Indigenous Bacillus thuringiensis Strains for Controlling Major Vegetable Pests in Bangladesh. Journal 2015
14 Improvement of Bacillus licheniformis MZK05 by mutation for increased production of keratinase Journal 2015
15 Characterization of an alkaline protease with high quality bating potential in leather processing from Bacillus licheniformis MZK05M9 mutant Journal 2015
16 Effectiveness of scallop powder ice in reducing bacterial load on fresh whole fish and in the melted ice water Journal 2015
17 Food safety challenges towards safe, healthy, and nutritious street foods in Bangladesh Journal 2014
18 Strain improvement of Trichoderma viride through mutation for enhanced production of cellulase Journal 2013
19 Bioprocess development for eco-friendly microbial products and its impacts on bio-industry establishment in bangladesh Procedings 2013
20 Use of non‐chlorine sanitizer and low‐cost packages enhancing microbial safety and quality of commercial cold‐stored carrots Journal 2012
21 Prevalence of foodborne pathogens and effectiveness of washing or cooking in reducing microbiological risk of contaminated red amaranth Journal 2012