Md. Abdullah Yusuf’s most recent role has been within clinical microbiology as well as infectious diseases as a researcher for the past 6 years. He is also a public health expert. He has had a variety of experiences in anti-microbial research, the development of different guidelines, and data analysis. Md. Abdullah has been working as Professorial staff in the Department of Microbiology at referral neurosciences Institute of Bangladesh since 2013 serving as the lead microbiologist. Dr. Md. Abdullah Yusuf is now currently the Associate Professor of Microbiology. Md. Abdullah Yusuf has completed the undergraduate MBBS degree in September 2000 under Rajshahi University from Rajshahi Medical College, Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Then in July 2006, he has completed the post-graduation degree M.Phil. (Medical Microbiology) under Dhaka University from Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Then he has completed the MPH (Epidemiology) in 2013 at the State University of Bangladesh, Dhaka with good academic scores. Dr. Md. Abdullah Yusuf has completed several fellowship programs under different organizations. He has completed the Fellowship in Post Graduate Microbiology at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand which has been organized by World Health Organization in June 2014 and July 2015 with other clinical microbiologists. He has completed the World Health Organization fellowship in Human Rabies Diagnosis in the Department of Neurovirology at National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) in Bangalore, India in November 2015 under the supervision of Prof. Shampur Narayana Madhusudana who was a world-famous virologist and 25 years experienced on Human rabies diagnosis. MA Yusuf has also completed the WHO fellowship which was organized by the European Union and Public Health of England (PHE) in the topics of Biosafety and Biosecurity in National Institute of Health, Bangkok, Thailand, and the aim was to tackle any outbreak of diseases in the southeast region of Asia. In that fellowship program participants from 12 South East Asian countries participants were attended. He has also attended the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE) meeting in London, England in 2015 with the grants from INASP, UK. He has got the promotion as Assistant Professor of Microbiology in 2016 and Associate Professor by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOHFW), Dhaka, Bangladesh on 18 October 2020 and has been posted in the same Institute. Other than his medical career, he has a long time of experience in the publication of peer-reviewed international and national medical journals starting from 2008. Several clinical and diagnostic research works are carried out since 2008 with senior professors. Currently, he is working as Principal Investigator in a research project with the Oxford University, UK entitled “Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on bacterial sepsis, antibiotic consumption, and stewardship, and antimicrobial resistance” under Prof. Timothy R. Walsh, Professor of Medical Microbiology and Antibiotic Resistance, Department of Zoology, Zoology Research and Administration Building, 11a Mansfield Rd, Oxford OX1 3SZ, University of Oxford, UK. This project is undergoing in 11 countries worldwide and Bangladesh is one of these countries.
Md. Abdullah Yusuf had performed several research works on different infectious diseases. The most common infectious diseases are Kala-azar, infectious diseases caused by Gram-negative bacilli, meningitis, and blood-related infectious conditions. I have also liked to work with uropathogens. I have an interest, especially in the Antimicrobial Sensitivity Testing of bacteria. Changing trends of antimicrobials towards the different bacterial isolates is very crucial during clinical management; therefore, it is also a very interesting field of research for me. Fungal infection is also a field of interest because I have completed my post-graduate thesis on Candida species.