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Prof Dr. Sukdeb Nandi | Veterinary Virology | Best Researcher Award

Professor at Indian Veterinary Research Institute, India 

Dr. S. Nandi is a distinguished Principal Scientist at the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (I.V.R.I.), Izatnagar. With an illustrious academic background, he earned his Ph.D. in Veterinary Virology from I.V.R.I., complemented by a diploma in German language. Throughout his 31-year career, Dr. Nandi has specialized in virological, immunological, and molecular biological research, focusing on diseases such as FMD, Rabies, and SARS-CoV-2. His contributions extend beyond research to encompass teaching, training, and international collaborations, exemplified by his FAO-sponsored training in Australia. Dr. Nandi’s work is underscored by numerous publications and a commitment to advancing veterinary science and disease control strategies.

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Dr. S. Nandi’s educational journey includes matriculation from W.B.B.S.E in 1978 and higher secondary education from W.B.C.H.S.E in 1980, both with first-class distinctions. He obtained his B.V.Sc & A.H. from B.C.K.V. in 1986, ranking third in his class. His pursuit of higher education led to an M.V.Sc in Vety. Virology from I.V.R.I. in 1988 and a Ph.D. in the same discipline from I.V.R.I. in 1992, both earned with first-class honors. Additionally, he completed a diploma in German language from Max Muller Bhavan in 1991.

Research Focus

Dr. S. Nandi has dedicated his research career to virological, immunological, and molecular biological aspects of various diseases including Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), Rabies, Sheep pox, Goat pox, Bluetongue, BHV-1, PPR, Canine viruses (e.g., Canine parvovirus, Canine Adenovirus, Canine distemper virus), Porcine viruses (e.g., Porcine Circovirus 2, BVDV), and more recently, SARS-CoV-2. His research spans both fundamental virology and practical applications in disease diagnosis and control.

Professional Journey

Dr. S. Nandi embarked on his professional journey as a Principal Scientist at the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (I.V.R.I.), Izatnagar. His role encompasses research, teaching, training, and extension activities in Veterinary Virology. He has over 31 years of experience in teaching Veterinary Virology courses at M.V.Sc and Ph.D. levels, alongside conducting extensive research in viral diseases affecting livestock and pets.

Honors & Awards

Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. S. Nandi has been recognized for his contributions to Veterinary Virology and public health. His achievements include awards for excellence in research and teaching, as well as international training accolades. Notably, he received a prestigious FAO-sponsored ‘Advanced Biorisk Training’ at the Australian Animal Health Laboratory in Geelong, Australia, in 2011.

Publications Noted & Contributions

Dr. S. Nandi has authored numerous publications, including books and book chapters, focusing on topics ranging from disease control strategies to advanced techniques in virus quantification. His contributions are pivotal in the field of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, addressing critical aspects of disease management and diagnostic methodologies.

Deciphering the genetic landscape of lumpy skin disease: Unraveling variable virulence through comprehensive genome sequence analysis in India

Authors: Mishra, R., Biswas, S.K., Nandi, S., Singh, R.K., Sharma, G.K.

Published in: Virology, 2024, 596, 110123

Abstract: This study explores the genetic variations of lumpy skin disease viruses in India, shedding light on their virulence factors and evolutionary dynamics.

High mortality in free-ranging wild boars associated with African swine fever virus in India

Authors: Sai Balaji, K.G., Karikalan, M., Saravanan, S., Singh, K.P., Sharma, G.K.

Published in: Archives of Virology, 2024, 169(7), 137

Abstract: Investigates the impact and mortality rates of African swine fever virus among wild boar populations in India, highlighting epidemiological concerns.

Development and evaluation of a chicken embryo fibroblast cell culture based live attenuated Indian strain duck plague vaccine

Authors: Dandapat, S., Bindu, S., Sharma, G.K., Saikumar, G., Dhama, K.

Published in: Veterinary Quarterly, 2024, 44(1), pp. 1–12

Abstract: Describes the development and testing of a live attenuated vaccine for duck plague using chicken embryo fibroblast cell cultures in India.

Spatio-temporal dynamics and distributional trend analysis of African swine fever outbreaks (2020–2021) in North-East India

Authors: Kimi, R., Beegum, M., Nandi, S., Singh, B.R., Vinodhkumar, O.R.

Published in: Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2024, 56(1), 39

Abstract: Analyzes the spatial and temporal patterns of African swine fever outbreaks in North-East India during 2020–2021, providing insights into disease spread.

Development and evaluation of recombinant gD protein based ELISA for sero-surveillance of BoHV-1 in India

Authors: Nautiyal, S., Nandi, S., Sharma, K., Singh, K.P., Sharma, G.K.

Published in: Biologicals, 2023, 84, 101720

Abstract: Details the development and assessment of a recombinant gD protein-based ELISA for detecting BoHV-1 antibodies in Indian cattle populations, aimed at enhancing surveillance efforts.

These articles reflect Dr. S. Nandi’s extensive research contributions in Veterinary Virology, focusing on various diseases and vaccine development strategies relevant to India’s livestock health and epidemiological landscape.

Research Timeline

Dr. S. Nandi’s research trajectory began with foundational studies during his Ph.D. program at I.V.R.I., where he explored the molecular aspects of viral assembly and antigenicity. Over the years, his research expanded to encompass a wide array of viral diseases, leading to significant advancements in understanding disease mechanisms and developing diagnostic tools. His career has been marked by continuous exploration and innovation in the field of Veterinary Virology.

Sukdeb Nandi | Veterinary Virology | Best Researcher Award

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