Dr. Maqsudul Alam, who discovered jute genome sequencing, passed away at a hospital in the United States on Saturday. He was 60.
The scientist's brother Mahbubul Alam Babu said, Maqsudul Alam breathed his last at the Queen’s Hospital in Hawaii around 2:18am (Bangladesh time).
He was suffering from liver cirrhosis diseases for a long time. On December 2, Maqsudul Alam was admitted to the hospital and since then he was undergoing treatment there, family sources said.
Professor Alam achieved four milestones in genomics - sequencing the genomes of papaya, rubber, jute and fungus.
Dr Maqsudul Alam was the professor of the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a member of advisory board at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology.
The scientist will be buried in Hawaii on Monday, sources said.
He left behind his wife, a daughter, host of relatives and well wishers.