Mustak Ibn Ayub


Mustak Ibn Ayub is an assistant professor in the Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Dhaka. He completed his DPhil (Doctor of Philosophy) in Molecular Oncology under sir Walter Bodmer at the  Cancer and Immunogenetics Lab, WIMM, John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford. Currently, he is focused on creating a research-base for comprehensive cancer care and treatment in Bangladesh.

Apart from research activities, he has been heavily involved in the science movement in Bangladesh since the early 2000s. He convened the formation of Young Biotechnologists of Bangladesh (youngBB) in 2006 and assisted Global Network of Bangladeshi Biotechnologists (GNOBB) in their various activities.

During his DPhil at the University of Oxford, he played leading roles within the University and beyond. He was the president of Hartford College Middle Common Room (MCR), the founding president of the Oxford University Bangladesh Society (OUBS) and Vice president of the Oxford University Islamic Society (OUISOC).  He was the regional coordinator for commonwealth scholars in the midland and Oxford region for two years.

Mustak Ibn Ayub served as a role a sub-dean in the Wadham College of the University of Oxford from 2015-2017. 

He has written seven books and published a number of scientific articles. He has presented his work at several conferences in Bangladesh, the UK, and the USA.