BELAL HOSSAIN, MScLEAD MICROBIOLOGIST



Mr. Hossain holds an M.Sc. degree in Microbiology from the University of Chitagong, Bangladesh. He has sixteen years of experience in multiple fields of life science including diagnostic microbiology, clinical research, genomics, water technology and the cannabis industry. Previously, he worked with a licensed producer and earned experience in quality assurance (QA) in cannabis propagation, production, packaging and distribution. Mr. Hossain has significantly contributed to the development of rapid pathogen detection technology for the water purification industry at UBC Okanagan. Mr. Hossain worked with Tanaka R&D and evaluated rapid detection kits for Influenza virus A & B. He received training on bioinformatics and genome sequencing from Oxford University and established a molecular detection system for undiagnosed infections in children. He worked with the CDC and Johns Hopkins University to design and implement study protocols for the detection of aetiology in neonatal infections in South Asia. He also worked on Tuberculosis molecular detection methods.


  • ACADEMIC BACKGROUND: B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Microbiology
  • FUN STUFF: Music, Theatre, Scouting, Camping, Hiking, Cricket, Travelling.
  • INTERESTING FACT: Event organizer and amateur photographer. Love to spend leisure time on designing artworks for brochures and flyers.
  • FAVORITE SCIENTIFIC PAPER: Correction of a pathogenic gene mutation in human embryos (Hong Ma et al, Nature 2017)