M. M. Hamiduzzaman

Position / Title

Research Associate


(519) 824-4120 Ext. 54372/56272



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Post Doctoral Research:
- School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph, Canada.
- Department of Botany, Stockholm University, Sweden.

Ph. D., Institute of Botany, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland.
Master of Science in Plant Pathology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh.
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Honours), Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh.


Physiology of plant/insect-microbe interactions, molecular plant/insect pathology, honey bee pathology, host responses to environmental stresses, hormonal involvement in host defense & their signaling pathways, mycology, induced resistance, biological control, diseases/pests of fruit/vegetable/oil crops, integrated pest management (IPM), diagnosis of microorganisms (fungi, oomycetes, microsporidia, bacteria)/viruses/mites/European/Africanized honey bees (AHB) using molecular tools (PCR, RT-PCR, rtq-PCR, RFLP, RAPD).

Ongoing research projects:

  • Molecular biology, diagnosis, bio-control and management of Nosema disease (Nosema ceranae and N. apis), Varroa mites and Deformed Wing Virus (DWV) in honey bees (Apis mellifera), School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph, Canada (Dr. Guzman's group).
  • Functional genomics of resistance in solanaceous plants against fungal diseases (Colletotrichum sp.), School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph, Canada (Collaboration with Dr. Goodwin).

Recent Publications

  • Hamiduzzaman, M. M.; Emsen, B.; Hunt, G. J.; Subramanyam, S.; Williams, C. E.; Tsuruda, J. M. and Guzman-Novoa, E. 2017. Differential gene expression associated with honey bee grooming behavior in response to Varroa mites. Behavior Genetics. doi: 10.1007/s10519-017-9834-6.
  • Koleoglu, G.; Goodwin, P.H.; Reyes-Quintana, M.; Hamiduzzaman, M. M. and Guzman-Novoa, E. 2017. Effect of Varroa destructor, wounding and Varroa homogenate on gene expression in brood and adult honey bees. PLoS ONE 12 (1): e0169669. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0169669.
  • McGowan, J.; De la Mora, A.; Goodwin, P. H.; Habash, M.; Hamiduzzaman, M. M.; Kelly, P. G. and Guzman-Novoa, E. 2016. Viability and infectivity of fresh and cryopreserved Nosema ceranae spores. Journal of Microbiological Methods. 131: 16-22. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mimet.2016.09.021.
  • Anguiano-Baez, R.; Guzman-Novoa, E.; Hamiduzzaman, M. M.; Espinosa-Montaño, L. G. and Correa-Benítez, A. 2016. Varroa destructor (Mesostigmata: Varroidae) parasitism and climate differentially influence the prevalence, levels and overt infections of deformed wing virus in honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Journal of Insect Science. 16 (1): 44. doi: 10.1093/jisesa/iew029.
  • Guzman, E.; Hamiduzzaman, M. M.; Emsen, B. and Goodwin, P. H. 2016. The relationship between honey bee viruses and varroa mites. Ontario Bee Journal. 35 (2): 12-13.
  • Emsen, B.; Guzman-Novoa, E.; Hamiduzzaman, M. M.; Eccles, L.; Lacey B.; Ruiz-Perez, R. A. and Nasr, M. 2016. Higher prevalence and levels of Nosema ceranae than Nosema apis infections in Canadian honey bee colonies. Parasitology Research. 115: 175-181. doi: 10.1007/s00436-015-4733-3.
  • Guzman-Novoa, E.; Hamiduzzaman, M. M.; Anguiano-Baez, R.; Correa-Benitez, A.; Castaneda-Cervantes, E. and Arnold, N. I. 2015. First detection of honey bee viruses in stingless bees in North America. Journal of Apicultural Research. 54 (2): 93-95. doi: 10.1080/00218839.2015.1100154.
  • Medina-Flores, C. A.; Guzman-Novoa, E.; Hamiduzzaman, M. M.; Soto, J. A. and Lopez-Carlos, M. A. 2015. Africanization of honey bees (Apis mellifera) in three climatic regions of northern Mexico. Veterinaria Mexico. 2 (4): 1-9.
  • Emsen, B.; Hamiduzzaman, M. M.; Goodwin, P. H. and Guzman-Novoa, E. 2015. Lower virus infections in Varroa destructor-infested and uninfested brood and adult honey bees (Apis mellifera) of a low mite population growth colony compared to a high mite population growth colony. PLoS ONE 10 (2): e0118885. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0118885.
  • Hamiduzzaman, M. M.; Guzman-Novoa, E.; Goodwin, P. H.; Reyes-Quintana, M.; Koleoglu, G.; Correa-Benitez, A. and Petukhova, T. 2015. Differential responses of Africanized and European honey bees (Apis mellifera) to viral replication following mechanical transmission or Varroa destructor parasitism. J. Invertebr. Pathol. 126: 12-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jip.2014.12.004.
  • Medina-Flores, C. A.; Guzman-Novoa, E.; Hamiduzzaman, M. M.; Arechiga-Flores, C. F. and Lopez-Carlos, M. A. 2014. Africanized honey bees (Apis mellifera) have low infestation levels of the mite Varroa destructor in different ecological regions in Mexico. Genetics and Molecular Research. 13 (3): 7282-7293.
  • Tsuruda, J. M.; Subramanyam, S.; Williams, C. E.; Hamiduzzaman, M. M.; Emsen, B.; Guzman-Novoa, E. and Hunt, G. J. 2014. Behavioral resistance to varroa mites - grooming and neurexin gene expression. American Bee Journal 154: 460. Abstract from the American Bee Research Conference. Jan 10-14, 2014. San Antonio, TX, USA.
  • Hamiduzzaman, M. M.; A. Sinia; P. H. Goodwin and E. Guzman-Novoa. 2013. Entomopathogenic fungi as potential bio-pesticides to control varroa mites and to boost bee immunity in honey bee colonies. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada (March 2013). 45 (1): 19-21.
  • Guzman-Novoa, E.; Hamiduzzaman, M. M.; Correa-Benitez, A.; Espinosa-Montano, L. G. and Uribe-Rubio, J. 2013. A scientific note on the first detection of black queen cell virus in honey bees (Apis mellifera) in Mexico. Apidologie. 44 (4): 382-384.
  • Hamiduzzaman, M. M.; A. Sinia; E. Guzman-Novoa and P. H. Goodwin. 2012. Entomopathogenic fungi as potential biocontrol agents of the ecto-parasitic mite, Varroa destructor, and their effect on the immune response of honey bees (Apis mellifera L.). J. Invertebr. Pathol. 111 (3): 237-243.
  • Guzman-Novoa, E.; M. M. Hamiduzzaman; L. G. Espinosa-Montano; A. Correa-Benitez; R. Anguiano-Baez and R. Ponce-Vazquez. 2012. First detection of four viruses in honey bee (Apis mellifera) workers with and without deformed wings and Varroa destructor in Mexico. J. Apicult. Res. 51 (4): 342-346.
  • Clergeot, P. H.; C. Rivetti; M. M. Hamiduzzaman and S. Ekengren. 2012. The corky root rot pathogen Pyrenochaeta lycopersici manipulates tomato roots with molecules secreted early during their interaction. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B - Soil and Plant Science, 62 (4): 300-310.
  • Guzman-Novoa, E.; M. M. Hamiduzzaman; M. E. Arechavaleta-Velasco; G. koleoglu; P. Valigadeh and A. Correa-Benitez. 2011. Nosema ceranae has parasitized Africanized honey bees in Mexico since at least 2004. J. Apicult. Res. 50 (2): 167-169.
  • Hamiduzzaman, M. M.; E. Guzman-Novoa and P. H. Goodwin. 2010. A multiplex PCR assay to diagnose and quantify Nosema infections in honey bees (Apis mellifera). J. Invertebr. Pathol. 105 (2): 151-155.
  • Slaughter, A. R.; M. M. Hamiduzzaman; K. Gindro; J.-M. Neuhaus and B. Mauch-Mani. 2008. Beta-amino butyric acid-induced resistance in grapevine against downy mildew: Involvement of pterostilbene. European J. Plant Pathology 122 (1): 185-195.
  • Jakab, G.; R. Dubresson, M. Bel, M. M. Hamiduzzaman, B. Mauch-Mani and J.-M. Neuhaus. 2006. Reverse genetic methods in research on induced resistance of grapevine: development of a vector for shRNA production to induce gene silencing. International Organisation for Biological and Integrated Control of Noxious Animals and Plants (IOBC/wprs) Bulletin. 29 (8): 55-60.
  • Hamiduzzaman, M. M.; G. Jakab; L. Barnavon; J.-M. Neuhaus and B. Mauch-Mani. 2005. Beta-amino butyric acid-induced resistance against downy mildew in grapevine acts through the potentiation of callose formation and jasmonic acid signaling. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 18 (8): 819-829.
  • Hossain, I.; M. R. Islam and M. M. Hamiduzzaman. 2001. Screening of soybean germplasms for resistance against Colletotrichum truncatum infection. Pakistan J. Scien. and Indus. Res. 44 (5): 305-307.
  • Hamiduzzaman, M. M.; M. B. Meah and M. A. U. Doulla. 1999. An integrated approach for guava wilt control. Pakistan J. Scien. and Indus. Res. 42 (5): 244-247.

Research Area

Molecular plant/insect pathology, honey bee pathology, diagnosis and bio-diversity of pathogens/parasites, functional genomics of plant/pollinator-microbe interactions, mycology, induced resistance, IPM