Apex Member, ICMR Headquarters

Dr Rajiv Bahl

Director General, ICMR
Secretary- DHR

Additional Director General
Indian Council of Medical Research

Dr. Nivedita Gupta

Scientist-F & Head
Epidemiology & Communicable Diseases
Indian Council of Medical Research

Steering Committee


Prof. Iddya Karunasagar

International Consultant in Food Safety (FAO)
Nitte University Centre for Science Education and Research,

Prof. Iddya Karunasagar is currently Senior Director for International Relations at the Nitte University in Mangalore, India. He is a former Senior Fishery Industry Officer in the Aquaculture and Fisheries Department at Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations from 2007 to 2014. He played a key role in several FAO/WHO food safety risk assessments leading to the development of international food standards at the Codex Alimentarius Commission. Before joining FAO, he was National Professor of Indian Council of Agricultural Research and Director of Research at Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, India. His major area of research include food safety risk assessment, molecular detection of foodborne pathogens, virulence factors of pathogens, biocontrol of pathogens associated with foods, diseases in aquaculture and biotechnologies for health management in aquaculture. As a researcher, he worked in several countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Japan.


Dr. Manoj Murhekar

National Institute of Epidemiology,
ICMR, Chennai, India

Dr. Manoj Murhekar, is currently the Scientist-G & Director, National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE), ICMR, India. His research interests include Infectious disease epidemiology, vaccine-preventable diseases, and disease surveillance and outbreak investigations. He is also the course director for the field epidemiology training program (FETP) that the institute has conducted since 2001.

Dr. Murhekar is the core faculty for the epidemiology, disease surveillance, and outbreak investigation modules for the Master in Public Health (MPH) program of the ICMR School of Public Health.

Expert Panel

Prof. Rama Chowdhury

Professor Head, Department of Microbiology, All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Dr. Sunita Grover, Head

Division of Dairy Microbiology, Molecular Biology Unit, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Haryana

Dr. K. Jeyaram, Scientist E

Microbial Resources Division, Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development, Takyelpat, Imphal

Dr. Kavita S. Lole, Scientist F

ICMR-National Institute of Virology, 20-A, Dr. Ambedkar Road, Pune, Maharashtra

Dr. Prathapkumar Halady Shetty

Department of Food Science and Technology,Pondicherry University, Puducherry

Dr. S. B. Barbuddhe

Principal Scientist (Veterinary Public Health) at National Research Centre on Meat, Hyderabad

Dr. Probodh Borah

Professor & Head, Department of Animal Biotechnology, Assam Agricultural University, Guwahati, Assam

Dr. Sabu Thomas

Scientist F, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Dr. Harinder Singh Oberoi

Advisor (Science & Standards and Codex), Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), New Delhi

Dr. Jagadish Mahanta

(Designated Scientist), Former Director, ICMR-RMRC, Distinguished Scientist Chair, ICMR


Dr. Madhuchhanda Das

Scientist-D, PI & overall Project Co-ordination,
Epidemiology & Communicable Diseases (ECD)
ICMR New Delhi

Dr. Venencia Albert

Project Scientist B (Non-Medical),
Epidemiology & Communicable Diseases (ECD)
ICMR New Delhi

Mr. Naveen Malik

Epidemiology & Communicable Diseases (ECD)
ICMR New Delhi

Ms. Megha Mohan

Project Officer
Epidemiology & Communicable Diseases (ECD)
ICMR New Delhi

Centers for NE-foodborne Pathogen Survey

Principal Investigator

Dr. P. J. Baruah

Scientist ā€˜Cā€™, ICMR-RMRC, NE Region, Dibrugarh

 Email: pjbaruah.rmrcne@gov.in

 Phone: 9435532250

Co-Principal Investigators

Dr. Biswa Jyoti Borkakoti
Scientist 'F', ICMR-RMRC, Dibrugarh

Dr. Prasanta Kumar Bora
Scientist 'F' ICMR-RMRC, Dibrugarh

Dr. Chimanjita Phukan
Prof. & HOD Microbiology, Assam Medical College & Hospital, Dibrugarh

Dr. Tulika Goswami Mahanta
Prof. & HOD, Community Medicine, Assam Medical College & Hospital, Dibrugarh

Dr. Abhijit Dutta
Asst. Prof. Dept. of Paedriatics, Assam Medical College & Hospital, Dibrugarh

Dr. Tridip Kumar Das
Asst. Prof. Department of Medicine, Assam Medical College & Hospital, Dibrugarh

Team Members

Pallab Sarmah, Project Scientist 'C'

Dipjyoti Gogoi, Data Entry Operator

Ken Kyo Saton, Lab. Tech.

Maina Chutia, Lab. Tech.

Rumi Chutia, Field Worker

Puja Das, Field Worker

Principal Investigator

Dr. Tapan Majumdar

Professor & HOD, Department of Microbiology

 Email: drtapan1960@gmail.com

 Phone: 9436120498

Team Members

Mrs. Hritusree Guha,
Research Assistant

Mrs. Anamika Sarkar,
Laboratory Technician

Mr. Janardhan Debbarma,
Field Worker

Principal Investigator

Dr. Karma Gurmey Dolma

Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences

 Email: kgdolma@outlook.com

 Phone: 7047490220

Co-Principal Investigator

Dr. Nasrin B.Laskar,
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences

Team Members

Rachana Khati,
Research Assistant

Bhim N.Pradhan,
Laboratory Technician

Mukesh Gurung,
Field Worker

Principal Investigator

Dr. Basumoti Apum

MD, Sr. Microbiologist (SG)

 Email: apumbasu@gmail.com

 Phone: 9436043498

Co-Principal Investigators

Dr. Donyi Ratan,
MD Medicine

Dr. Kadum Ering,
MD Paediatrics

Team Members

Mity Burang,
Research Assistant

Ogam Yirang,
Laboratory Technician

Donyi Tamuk,
Field Worker

Principal Investigator

Dr. Suranjana Chaliha Hazarika

Associate Professor of Microbiology, Gauhati Medical College And Hospital

 Email: suranjanachalihahazarika@yahoo.com

 Phone: 94350-33630

Team Member

Tripti Kalita,
Laboratory Technician

EQAS & Training Partner

ICMR-National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases

Principal & Co-Principal Investigator

Dr. T. Ramamurthy

INSA-Senior Scientist

 Email: rama1murthy@yahoo.com

 Phone: 9432114945

Dr. Nilanjan Chakraborty

Scientist F

 Email: nilanjan_19@yahoo.com

 Phone: 9163785518

Team Members

Ms. Paulami Dutta,

Mr. Anirban Pal

Data Management Team

Center for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), Kolkata

Principal Investigator

Dr. Subhankar Mukherjee

Project Engineer, C-DAC, Kolkata

 Email: subhankar.mukherjee@cdac.in

 Phone: 9477355692

Co-Principal Investigators

Sh. Samaresh Das
Principal Engineer

Sh. Devdulal Ghosh
Joint Director

Team Members

Sh. Sandeep Kumar, Project Engineer

Sh. Manas Chakraborty, Project Engineer

Sh. Raja Gupta, Project Engineer

Sh. Sandeep Sen, Project Assistant

Sh. Indranil Ganguly, Software Developer

Ms. Shalony Roy, Software Developer

Sh. Pranab Ranjan Chakraborty, Project Assistant

Sh. Kaustav Das, Apprentice


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