I am a faculty at the Institute of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. To avail the UNU-Kirin fellowship 2014-15, I am here in Japan for the second time. Back in 1991, I obtained my doctorate degree from Kumamoto University Medical School in Nutritional Biochemistry. The UNU-Kirin fellowship has given me an excellent opportunity to come again here and work on similar research areas. I am going to screen out enzyme inhibitory activity of local selected foods following isolation and characterization of them and then will try to reveal mechanisms of their enzyme inhibitory actions.
I found that NFRI has an excellent research environment to conduct research at the 'state of the art' level. Despite post-tsunami constraints, Japan still is an excellent place to live and work on. I am always fond of Japanese culture and work ethics. Besides, as a professional of nutrition and food science, I rate Japanese foods most soothing for a balance diet and thereby I am enjoying them most. Considering food and working environments in conjunction with a hospitable culture, Japan is an ideal place to proceed along with a research programme. Finally, I do hope that the UNU-Kirin fellowship program will be continued to build a stronger science-technology network in Asia.