Dr Arif Hossain, a Bangladeshi researcher doing PhD in Japan, has been selected as the best young scientist of Japan.
The award was conferred upon Dr Arif by Japanese Society for Inherited Metabolic Diseases (JSIMD) at a ceremony on Thursday. Every year, JSMID elects best young scientist of the year.
He is the first non-Japanese in JSMID's 61 years' history as he has been selected for the award for his innovation of mechanisms and treatment of Lysosomal diseases.
Born at Bhatipara in Kashiani upazila of Gopalganj district, Arif is the youngest of his eleven siblings.
On completion of his HSC from Government Bangla College in the capital's Mirpur area, he obtained his MBBS degree from Rajshahi Medical College Hospital and did post-graduation from the same institution. Then he went to Osaka University in Japan for doing PhD.
Now he is working as a senior researcher of neurometabolic disease in Japan.