Zakir Hossain


  • 2013-2015 PhD in Agricultural Science, Department of Bioscience and Food Production Science, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Technology, Shinshu University, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
  • 2009-2011 Master of Science (MS) in Pharmacology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU), Bangaldesh
  • 2002-2008 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU), Bangladesh


  • Since 10/2022 Lise-Meitner Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Food Chemistry and Toxicology, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Vienna, Austria
  • 2020-2021 Research Fellow (Adjunct), One Health Poultry Hub Bangladesh (OHPH), Chattogram Veterniary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU), Bangladesh
  • 2016-2019 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR), Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Peoria, Illinois, USA
  • 2015-2016 Employee, Medical Research and Development Division, Horiba Ltd., Kyoto, Japan
  • 2013-2015 Research Assistant, Shinshu University, Nagano Prefecture, Japan

Awards and Grants

  • 2016-2019 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, USA Government Funding, Project Title "Improved Analytical Technologies for Dection of Foodborne Toxins and their Metabolites’
    under National Program of Food Safety", U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Illnois, USA
  • 2012-2015 PhD Fellowship, Japan Government Funding, Thesis "Development, Validation, and Application of Methods for Analysis of Fungal Contamination and Presence of Mycotoxins in Grains", Nagano Prefecture, Japan
  • 2010-2011 University Master’s Research Grant, CVASU, Bangladesh


  • Hossain MZ, Busman M, Maragos CM (2019). Immunoassay utilizing imaging surface plasmon resonance for the detection of cyclopiazonic acid (CPA) in maize and cheese. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 411, 3543-3552. DOI: 10.1007/s00216-019-01835-w
  • Hossain MZ, Maragos CM (2019). Coordination of mycotoxins with lanthanides in luminescent complexes, Mycotoxin Research, 35, 279-292. DOI: 10.1007/s12550-019-00356-w
  • Hossain MZ, McCormick SP and Maragos C (2018). An imaging surface plasmon resonance biosensor assay for the detection of T-2 toxin and masked T-2 toxin-3-glucoside in wheat, Toxins, 10, 119. DOI: 10.3390/toxins10030119
  • Hossain MZ and Maragos C (2018). Gold nanoparticle-enhanced multiplexed imaging surface plasmon resonance (iSPR) detection of Fusarium myotoxins in wheat, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 101, 245-252. DOI: 10.1016/j.bios.2017.10.033
  • Hossain MZ , Nakao Mari and Goto, T (2015). The relationship between ergosterol and mycotoxins in grains from various countries. Mycotoxin Research, 31, 91-99. DOI: 10.1007/s12550-015-0219-5
  • Hossain MZ and Goto, T (2015). Determination of sterigmatocystin in grain using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry with an on-column injector. Mycotoxin Research, 31, 17-22. DOI: 10.1007/s12550-014-0214-2
  • Hossain MZ and Goto, T (2015). A rapid determination of ergosterol in grains using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry method without derivatizaion. Food Analytical Methods, 8, 1021-1026. DOI: 10.1007/s12161-014-9983-7
  • Hossain MZ and Goto, T (2014). Near-and mid-infrared spectroscopy as efficient tools for detection of fungal and mycotoxin contamination in agricultural commodities. World Mycotoxin Journal, 7, 505-515. DOI: 10.3920/WMJ2013.1679
  • Sasaki R, Hossain MZ, Abe N, Uchigashima M and Goto, T (2014). Development of an analytical method for the determination of sterigmatocystin in grains using LCMS after immunoaffinity column purification, Mycotoxin Research, 30, 123-129. DOI: 10.1007/s12550-014-0196-0

Poster Presentations

  • 09/2023 Hossain Z., Gu Y., Feuerstein M.L., Warth B.: "Exposome-scale human biomonitoring incorporating veterinary drugs and pesticides by LC-MS/MS", Eurotox 2023, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 06/2023 Hossain Z., Gu Y., Feuerstein M.L., Warth B.: "Integrating veterinary drugs and pesticides into a targeted LC-MS/MS exposome-scale biomonitoring method", 71st ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, Houston, Texas, USA
  • 03/2023 Hossain, Z., Warth B.: “Expansion an LC-MS/MS exposome biomonitoring method for veterinary drugs and pesticides”, 1. Exposome Austria Retreat, Retz, Austria
  • 09/2022 Hossain Z., Warth B., Expansion an LC-MS/MS Exposome Biomonitoring Method for Veterinary Drugs and Pesticides, 10. International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA2022)
  • 07/2022 Hossain Z., Warth B., Application of Targeted LC-MS/MS Exposome Method to Invorporate Veterinary Drugs and Pesticides, MassSpec-Forum, Vienna, Austria

Oral Presentations

  • 05/2022 Hossain Z., Warth B., Integrating veterinary drugs and pesticides in a targeted LC-MS/MS exposome Approach, ASAC "JunganalytikerInnenforum", Vienna, Austria
  • Hossain MZ and Maragos C (2017) Multiplex imaging surface plasmon resonance (iSPR) biosensor assay for Fusarium mycotoxins in wheat, 8th International Conference on Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA), Book of Abstracts, p132, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Hossain MZ and Maragos C (2016) Imaging surface plasmon detection of T-2 toxin in wheat, US/Japan natural resource development program Annual meeting, FDA facilities at Maryland, May 16-18, USA. 
  • Hossain MZ and Goto, T (6 September, 2014) Detection of sterigmatocystin in grains by capillary GC-MS, Japanese Mycotoxin Society, Gifu, Japan.
  • Hossain MZ and Goto, T (10 January, 2014) Determination of ergosterol in grains by GC-MS, Japanese Mycotoxin Society, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Hossain MZ, AKM Saifuddin, SKMA Islam, MI Uddin and MA Hoque (7-8 March, 2012) A study on antibiotic residues in livestock meat in Bangladesh, 9th Annual Scientific Conference (Theme: Food Safety), CVASU, Chattogram, Bangladesh