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Ganesh B.

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Name: Ganesh B.

Designation: Scientist E

Division: Laboratory

Area of research(s): Microbiology, Infectious Diseases epidemiology, Tropical diseases, Acute Diarrheal diseases, Antimicrobial resistance, HIV/AIDS, Dengue,


  • Contact: +91-44-26136455
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  • Office: ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE), Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Profile Link: ORCID | PubMed | Google Scholar | Scopus



  • Selected for “Infectious Diseases Fellows Program” to participate at the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) conference “Microbe 2018” held at Atlanta, USA during June 7-11, 2018
  • Received Travel Grant to participate and present a poster on “Comparative evaluation of a rapid immunochromatographic test (ICT), commercial enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), agarose and polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE) for detection of rotaviruses among children <5 years of age hospitalized for acute gastroenteritis in Kolkata, India”, in the 14th US-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program (USJCMSP) Regional Conference on "Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) in the Pacific Rim: Next Generation Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases" held at Penang, Malaysia during October 4-6, 2010
  • Received Travel Grant to participate and present a poster on “Rotavirus infection: Clinical case studies in children below 5 years of age at Kolkata, Eastern India during January 2008 to June 2009” in the “ICGEB-IUBMB Workshop Human RNA viruses” held at New Delhi during 10th - 12th February 2010
  • Awarded "International Visiting Researcher Award" to visit the Department and Laboratory of Professor. Nobumichi Kobayashi, Head, Department of Hygiene, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan from 05-03-2009 to 26-03-2009 to promote collaborative research on genetic analysis of double-stranded RNA viruses viz. Rotavirus and picobirnavirus and comprehensive phylogenetic analyses


Membership with professional bodies:


  • Member of Society of Biological Chemists, India
  • Member of Indian Science Congress Association, India
  • International:

  • Member of International Leptospirosis Society, Brisbane, Australia
  • Member of International Society for Infectious Diseases, Brookline, USA
  • Member of International Society for Environmental Information Sciences, Canada
  • . Member of World Society for Virology, Saudi Arabia


Completed projects:

  • Detection and molecular characterization of complete nucleotide sequence of human picobirnavirus causing acute watery diarrhea among children in Kolkata.
  • Establishment of hospital based rotavirus surveillance for disease and strains and Noroviral infections in pediatric acute gastroenteritis and asymptomatic children
  • Prevalence of leptospiral infection among fever-case-patients seeking referral public health facilities in the peri-urban areas of Chennai and distribution of leptospiral genotypes and serovars
  • HIV Sentinel Surveillance among ANCs (Pregnant women)
  • HIV Sentinel Surveillance (HSS) study among high risk groups populations (HRGs) viz. FSW, IDUs, MSM, TG, LDT and SMM)
  • Acute Diarrheal Diseases (ADD) Surveillance among hospitalized diarrheic cases to estimate the major bacterial enteropathogens – Pilot Study at Communicable Diseases Hospital, Tondiarpet, Chennai


Ongoing projects:

  • Molecular epidemiological study on drug resistance of diarrheagenic gram-negative bacteria in Chennai, India
  • Molecular characterization of leptospires isolated from fever-case-patients (by direct culture) from suburbs of Chennai, antimicrobial resistance characteristics and comparative genome analyses
  • To develop a low-cost, rapid diagnostic prototype test kit based on Lateral Flow Immunoassay for Dengue detection and serotype identification”
  • Behavioral Surveillance Survey (BSS Lite) for High Risk groups (HRGs) viz. FSW, IDUs, TG and MSM (As Co-Investigator from ICMR-NIE Regional Institute for 3 states viz. Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha)
  • Prevalence and Severity of Hemoglobin disorders (Haemoglobinopathies and G6Pd deficiency) and the measures of multimorbidity burden of selected Hemoglobinopathies among Tribal populations of Tamil Nadu


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