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Scientist Profile

Dr. Karam Chand
M.V.Sc., Ph.D.,
Scientist(SS),
Virology Division,

Mobile No.: 9759824646

Field of Specialization Veterinary Virology Total Research Papers 26
No. Patents Granted / Filed 0 Total No. of Book / Manual 1
No. of M.V.Sc. Student Guided 0 No. of PhD Student Guided 0
Present Number of M.V.Sc. Student 1 Present Numberof PhD Student 0

Top 10 Research Papers

  • Chand, K., Biswas, S. K., Pandey, A. B., Saxena, A., Tewari, N., & Mondal, B. (2017). A competitive ELISA for detection of group specific antibody to bluetongue virus using anti-core antibody. Biologicals, 46, 168-171.
  • Chand, K., Biswas, S. K., Sharma, G., Saxena, A., Tewari, N., Mahajan, S., & Pandey, A. B. (2016). Full genome sequencing of the bluetongue virus-1 isolate MKD20/08/Ind from goat in India. brazilian journal of microbiology, 47(3), 527-528.
  • Chand, K., Biswas, S. K., & Mondal, B. (2016). Purification of infective bluetongue virus particles by immuno-affinity chromatography using anti-core antibody. VirusDisease, 27(1), 98-101.
  • Chand, K., Biswas, S. K., Pandey, A. B., Saxena, A., Tewari, N., & Mondal, B. (2016). Isolation of bluetongue virus-1 from cattle in India and phylogenetic analysis of the complete coding sequence of the segment-2 gene. Tropical Biomedicine, 33(4), 824-826.
  • Chand, K., Biswas, S. K., Pandey, A. B., Muthuchelvan, D., & Mondal, B. (2015). Bluetongue in India: A review. Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci, 3(11), 605-612.
  • Chand, K., Biswas, S. K., De, A., Sing, B., & Mondal, B. (2009). A polyclonal antibody-based sandwich ELISA for the detection of bluetongue virus in cell culture and blood of sheep infected experimentally. Journal of virological methods, 160(1), 189-192.
  • Chand, K., Biswas, S. K., Sing, B., De, A., & Mondal, B. (2009). A sandwich ELISA for the detection of bluetongue virus in cell culture using antiserum against the recombinant VP7 protein. Vet. Ital, 45(3), 443-448.
  • Mohanty, N. N., Chacko, N., Biswas, S. K., Chand, K., Pandey, A. B., Mondal, B., ... & Shivachandra, S. B. (2016). Production of recombinant non-structural protein-3 hydrophobic domain deletion (NS3ΔHD) protein of bluetongue virus from prokaryotic expression system as an efficient diagnostic reagent. Biologicals, 44(5), 352-359.
  • Biswas, S. K., Chand, K., De, A., Pandey, L. K., Mohapatra, J. K., Prasad, G., & Mondal, B. (2010). Isolation of bluetongue virus serotype 1 (BTV-1) from goats and its phylogenetic relationship to other BTV-1 isolates worldwide based on full-length sequence of genome segment-2. Archives of virology, 155(12), 2041-2046.
  • Biswas, S. K., Chand, K., Rehman, W., Reddy, Y. N., & Mondal, B. (2015). Segment-2 sequencing and cross-neutralization studies confirm existence of a neutralization resistant VP2 phenotypic variant of bluetongue virus serotype 1 in India. Veterinary microbiology, 176(3), 358-364.

Technologies Developed

  • Developed an indirect ELISA kit, Sandwich ELISA kit and competitive ELISA kit for detection of bluetongue virus antigen and antibody.

Awards

  • Uttarakhand Council of Science &Technology (UCOST) Young Scientist award in Animal Sciences (2016)

Membership

  • Life member of Indian virological society (IVS)
  • Life member of HP state Veterinary Council (HVC)
  • Member of Institute Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC)
  • Life member of Indian Association of Veterinary Microbiologists, Immunologists and Specialists in Infectious Diseases (IAVMI)

Ongoing Projects

  • National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem
  • Consortia Research Platform (CRP) on vaccine and Diagnostics: Expression of BTV group-specific antigen (VP7) for detection of BTV antibodies
  • Serosurveillance, isolation and molecular characterization of bluetongue virus in sheep and goats of Tripura and Assam states
  • AINP on Bluetongue
  • Serosurveillance, isolation and molecular characterization of bluetongue virus in sheep and goats of Tripura and Assam states