C.P. GIRISH KUMAR
SCIENTIST E

  C.P. GIRISH KUMAR

Publications

Date of Joining Present Post: 01-09-2016

Address (Off):

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF EPIDEMIOLOGY
R-127,3RD AVENUE TAMIL NADU HOUSING BOARD AYAPAKKAM
CHENNAI - 600077 .
Telephone (off): 044-26136456
Fax : 044-26820464
Email : girish@icmr.org.in, girishmicro@gmail.com
Educational Qualifications:

  • PhD (Microbiology) from Postgraduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Chennai, India. Research Topic: “Pathogenic Potential of Candida spp. from Immunocompromised patients with specific reference to extracellular virulence factors, antifungal resistance, biofilm production and genotypic characteristics”

Discipline:
MICROBIOLOGY



Research Experience:
  • Research Fellow, Tablets India Pvt. Ltd. UICIC Project in the Department of Microbiology, Dr A.L. Mudaliar Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Chennai (Dec 2000 – Mar 2001).
  • Project Associate, UGC-INFHES Project in the Department of Microbiology, Dr A.L. Mudaliar Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Chennai (Jun 2002- Jul 2002)
  • Senior Research Fellow (CSIR-SRF) in the Department of Microbiology, Dr A.L. Mudaliar Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Chennai (May 2003- Apr 2005)
  • PhD Scholar, Department of Microbiology, Dr A.L.Mudaliar Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Chennai (Nov 2000-Aug 2006).
  • State Laboratory Manager (IBBA-HIV Project funded by BMGF),National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai (Feb 2006-Jun 2008).
  • Scientist ‘C’ at National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai ( July 2008 onwards)
Membership/Fellowship of Professional Societies/Associations :
  • American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
  • International AIDS Society (IAS)
  • International Society of Human and Animal Mycologists (ISHAM)
  • International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID)
  • Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (IAMM)
  • Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI)
Workshops/Conferences/Symposiums :

  • Indian Association of Bio Medical Scientists (IABMS) XXth National Conference at SRMC&DU, Chennai - 1999.
  • National workshop on Medical Mycology under the auspices of SIHAM at New College, Chennai - Aug 2000.
  • CME Programme on Uncommon agents of disease-- Institute of Cardio-Vascular Diseases (MMM), Chennai - 2000.
  • Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (IAMM) (TN & Pondicherry chapter), - JIPMER, Pondicherry -2001.
  • IAMM (TN & Pondicherry chapter ) - CMCH, Vellore - 2001.
  • Indian Association of Applied Microbiologists, Ist National Conference at MSCAS, Chennai - 2001.
  • IAMM XXVth National Congress at AIIMS, New Delhi - 2001.
  • AIDS India 2000, Third International conference at IMAGE, Chennai - 2001.
  • CME Programme on Uncommon agents of disease-Part II/Infections - Institute of Cardio-Vascular Diseases (MMM), Chennai - 2002.
  • First Winter Symposium on Cell and Molecular Biology at CMC, Vellore Jan 2003.
  • CME on Current topics of relevance in Microbiology (IAMM-TN & Pondicherry chapter) at Institute of Cardio-Vascular Diseases (MMM), Chennai - Sep 2003.
  • IAMM XXVIIth National conference at Mumbai, Nov 2003.
  • IAMM workshop on “Recent advances in diagnosis of mycotic infections” at TN Medical College & BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai - Nov 2003.
  • Symposium on Infectious Diseases (IAMM-TN & Pondy chapter) - KIPM,Chennai - Dec 2003.
  • Society of Indian Human and Animal Mycologists (SIHAM) Vth National conference, PGIMER, Chandigarh - March 2004.
  • Indo-UK workshop on “Ethics in Medical Research” at University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai - October 2004
  • Third Winter Symposium on Infection and Immunity at CMC,Vellore - Dec 2004.
  • Indo-UK Colloquium on Vaccine Strategies in the 21st Century at CMC, Vellore -March, 2005.
  • Indo-UK workshop on “Designing of Doctoral Research for Ph.D. Scholars” at Dr ALM PGIBMS, University of Madras, Taramani Campus, Chennai - March 2005.
  • Pre conference CME on “Anti-fungal chemotherapy – from the laboratory to the bedside” of VIth National conference of SIHAM at NIMS & Global Hospitals, Hyderabad - January 2006.
  • SIHAM VIth National conference, Hyderabad - January 2006.
  • National Symposium on “Recent Trends in Streptococcal Diseases” conducted by Dept. of Microbiology, Dr ALM PGIBMS, University of Madras, on 25th February, 2006.
  • Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) training workshop conducted by PPD at National AIDS Research Institute, Pune 23-25th February, 2007.
  • 1st course in Basic Medical Mycology and Identification of Fungal Pathogens under auspices of ISHAM in Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, 1-4th Oct. 2007.
  • National seminar on recent updates in epidemiology, diagnosis and prevention of HIV at Prof. Dhanapalan College for Women, Chennai on 2nd Feb, 2008.
  • IBBA Round I- Lessons Learnt Wokshop at Mahabaleshwar, 14-15 March 2008.
  • India - United States Forensic epidemiology “Train-The-Trainer’ workshop at TRC & NIE, Sep 16-19, 2008.
  • Indo-German workshop on Molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases at University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Nov 28-30, 2008.
  • The Field of HIV Research: An Introduction–Pre-Conference Seminar, Cape Town, South Africa 17-18 July2009.
  • 5th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention Cape Town, South Africa 19-22 July2009.

Awards:
  • International AIDS Society (IAS) - US National Institutes of Health (NIH) scholarship for IAS2009, Cape Town, South Africa, 2009.
  • Dr. Pankajalakshmi Venugopal Glaxo Meritorious Award conferred by the Society for Indian Human and Animal Mycology (SIHAM) 2006.
  • Third prize in IAMM Quiz at XXVth National Congress of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (IAMM) 2001.
  • Joint Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – University Grants Commission (CSIR-UGC) National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship awardee 2000.
  • XIth Rank in M.Sc, University of Madras 2000.

Teaching Experience:

  • Guest faculty in KRMMC (University of Madras), Chennai for M.Sc., Biotechnology (2002-2004).
  • Biology faculty training students for TNPCEE & other Medical Entrance Examinations coaching at Xtel Information Services, Chennai (2004,2005,2007)

Scientific reviewer:

  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • African Journal of Microbiology Research
  • Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
  • Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology
Foreign Visits:
  1. PARTICIPATION IN THE "12TH INTERNATIONAL ROTAVIRUS SYMPOSIUM (IRS 2016)". TO AUSTRALIA
    FROM 2016-09-07 TO 2016-09-09

  2. PARTICIPATION IN THE "INDO-SWEDISH PUBLIC HEALTH INITIAVE FOR RESEARCH EXCELLENCE (INSPIRE). TO SWEDEN
    FROM 2012-01-24 TO 2012-01-28

  3. PARTICIPATION IN THE FIFTH INTERNATIONAL AIDS SOCIETY CONFERENCE ON HIV PATHOGENESIS, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION. TO SOUTH AFRICA
    FROM 2009-07-17 TO 2009-07-22


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