Dr. Mohammad Jakir Hosen is a Geneticist and Biotechnologist, with a Ph.D. in Medical Genetics from Ghent University, Belgium. Currently, he is working as a Professor of the Dept. of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh. At Ghent University, his work with Prof. Dr. Olivier Vanakker and Prof. Dr. Anne De Paepe led to a significant understanding of the pathomechanism of pseudoxanthoma elasticum, a genetic disease that causes ectopic mineralization of elastic fibers in some specific tissues. At Shahjalal University, Dr. Jakir and his lab collaborate with several other in-house, national, and international groups to illustrate and understand the genetic, molecular, and physiological factors responsible for rare and common genetic disorders present in Bangladesh. He also studies the public health and epidemiological backgrounds of some infectious diseases including chikungunya, dengue, and COVID19. His lab facilitates a semi-automated zebrafish and drosophila facility for toxicological assessment of heavy metals during early embryonic development. As of 2020, Dr. Hosen has authored over 40 peer-reviewed research articles, many expert reviews, and a book chapter. Dr. Hosen is currently working to develop an efficient, dynamic, and cheap model for genetic testing and counseling implementation in the context of low and lower-middle-income countries, like Bangladesh.