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Dr. Girish Kumar C.P.

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Name: Girish Kumar C. P.

Designation: Scientist F

Division: Laboratory

Area of research(s): Communicable disease surveillance, Public health microbiology, Antimicrobial resistance


  • Contact: +91-44-26136456
  • Email:
  • Office: ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE), Chennai, Tamil Nadu



  • Dr. Pankajalakshmi Venugopal Glaxo Meritorious Award conferred by the Society for Indian Human and Animal Mycology (SIHAM)- [2006]
  • Joint CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship awardee [2000]


Membership with professional bodies:

  • Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (IAMM)
  • Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI)
  • Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA)
  • International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID)


Completed projects:

  • Integrated Behavioural and Biological Assessment (IBBA) of HIV among High Risk Groups – Round 2
  • Screening of HBV and its genotyping among people with elevated liver enzymes:
  • National Hospital Based Rotavirus Surveillance Network (NRSN) Project
  • Hepatitis B virus co- infection and its genotype distribution among individuals infected with human immunodeficiency virus from a HIV care centre in Chennai”
  • Occurrence of virulent strains of Helicobacter pylori and its association with endoscopic findings in a tertiary centre teaching hospital in Chennai.
  • Investigation on Acute encephalitis syndrome cases in Gorakhpur with special reference to association with Scrub typhus
  • Occurrence of relapse, non-responsiveness to treatment in leprosy and screening of M. leprae isolates for drug resistance using molecular and mouse footpad techniques
  • A study on endemicity of leprosy and utilization of health services in selected areas of Uttar Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Tamil Nadu
  • Hospital Based Sentinel Surveillance for Bacterial Meningitis


Ongoing projects:

  • Model District for public health preparedness, surveillance and response: Multi-strategic integrated approach in Tamil Nadu, India
  • Rotavirus vaccine impact assessment study
  • Hospital Based Sentinel Surveillance for S. pneumoniae & other Invasive Bacterial Disease
  • Strengthening laboratory surveillance for pneumococcal meningitis in India to understand the impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) rollout
  • Multi-centric prospective hospital based sentinel surveillance to determine the aetiology of acute bacterial meningitis in children with conventional and molecular methods
  • Antimicrobial resistance in a community and hospitals with specific reference to extended-spectrum cephalosporin, carbapenem and colistin resistance among Enterobacteriaceae


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