Prof. (Dr) Liaquat Ali: Biography
Prof. (Dr) Liaquat Ali, MBBS, MPhil, PhD
Prof. Ali is a dedicated medical graduate working on medical biochemistry and medical cell biology. After initial years of clinical and teaching service in various public sector hospitals and medical colleges he dedicated himself for full-time academic and research activities serving the Institutes of the Diabetic Association of Bangladesh (BADAS) which includes BIRDEM, Bangladesh Institute of Health Sciences or BIHS, and Bangladesh University of Health Sciences. He then became the founding Vice- Chancellor of BUHS. He has supervised/co-supervised more than 300 MS, MPhil, MD and PhD students through a large network of collaborating with a number of academic institutes in home and abroad. With more than 250 papers/articles in peer-reviewed journals/books and about 100 invited lectures in 38 countries of the world Prof Ali is one of the most cited biomedical scientists in the region. He has made significant contributions in the etiopathogenesis of diabetes mellitus among Bangla speaking population, methodology of antidiabetic plant medicine research, nutritional evaluation of local food materials, epidemiology of cardio-metabolic diseases, and health system research in general. He is now actively continuing his research and academic activities at the Pothikrit Institute of Health Studies (PIHS), Dhaka and has been serving the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare as a Public Health Expert Advisor/Member in a number of Committees in the Directorate General of Health Services as well as the Directorate General of Drug Administration and is the Convener/Member of several Committees of the Government to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. He is also actively involved to promote health education among the public and policy makers through various mass media. In addition to his contribution in his professional fields Prof Ali is also known as a sociocultural and literary activist in Bangladesh. He is the Founding Chair of Pothikrit Foundation. He has a particular interest in history & philosophy of sciences, and among his writings in this field the book ‘Geometry and Philosophy’, published by Bangla Academy is widely acclaimed by the readers.