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Regional Medical Research Centre, NE Region is one of the six regional centres of Indian Council of Medical Research. It covers the most remote and less developed seven states of the north-eastern region and is responsible for carrying out Biomedical Research in the region. It was established in 1982 and runs with intramural grant from ICMR and extramural adhoc projects from different funding agencies. Its current primary focus of research is on (i) Mosquito borne diseases (ii) HIV and drug abuse (iii) Trematode infection (iv) Haemoglobinopathies. The secondary focus of research of the center is on (i) Cancer nasopharynx, oesophagus, stomach (ii) Cardiovascular diseases (iii) Medicinal plants of NE India (iv) Nutrition

Mission

To develop north-eastern states of India in bio-medical research and build up scientific man power

 

Goal

The goal of Regional Medical Research Centre, NE Region is to promote biomedical research in north-eastern states of India and build up technical man power, making a network of health facilities of the region and to collect information about traditional system of medicine with a multidisciplinary approach.

 

Mandate

The mandate of Regional Medical Research Centre, NE Region is to carry out biomedical research in priority areas that are fixed on the following guidelines :

  1. Diseases having priority in National health programme
  2. Diseases common in two or more states of the region
  3. Diseases unique to the region
  4. Explore traditional knowledge

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Dr. Kanwar Narain
Director, Regional Medical Research Center, N.E Region (ICMR)

Recent Northeast initiative of Indian Council of Medical Research has boosted biomedical Research in the region and the activities of Regional Medical Research Center (NE) to the newer height.

New Projects initiated under the scheme, will have good impact on medical research in areas of of national as well as regional priorities. It will also strengthen laboratories with state of the art equipments and help in building technical manpower in the region. This initiative is expected to open the doors of opportunities to young postgraduate for pursuing doctoral courses and they in turn will contribute to scientific development of our country.

To start with the projects have been chosen to strike a balance between the basic, applied and operational research areas. Building scientific database in Cancer. Cardiovascular diseases, haemoglobinopathy, Drug abuse and HIV, vector borne and food borne diseases in the region has also been emphasized in this projects. This will help in forming a baseline for reference and planning future research in these areas. Manpower trained in different projects will enrich resources with expert in the region.

Recent Publications

1.      Arankalle VA, Gandhe SS, Borkakoty BJ, Walimbe AM, Biswas D, Mahanta J. A novel HBV recombinant (genotype I) similar  to Vietnam/Laos in a primitive tribe  in eastern India. J Viral Hepatitis  2010; doi:10.1111/j.1365-2893.01206.x

 

2.      Medhi GK, Mahanta J . Living (IADL) among rural elderly in Assam . Ageism  Problems and prospects Ed. By Sharma R and Thomas CJ , 2010 : 92-99.

 

  1. Narain K, Agatsuma T, Blair D. Paragonimus  .  In Molecular Detection of Food Borne Pathogens , ( Ed. Dong You Liu ) CRC Press London ; 2010 : 827-837.

 

4.      Prakash A, Sarma DK, Bhattacharyya DR, Mohapatra PK, Bhattacharyya K, Das K,  Mahnata J. Spatial distribution and r-DNA second internal transcribed spacer characterization of Anopheles dirus (Diptera ; Culicidae) complex species in north-east India .  Acta  Tropica  2010 ; 114  : 49-54.

 

5.      Chattopadhyay I, Singh A, Phukan RK, Purkayastha J, Kakaki A, Mahanta J, Saxena S, Kapur S . Genome-wide analysys of chromosomal alteration in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma exposed to tobacco and betel quid from high-risk area in India. Mutat Res 2010 ; 76  : 45-48.

 

6.      Saikia L, Nath R, Hazarika D, Mahanta J. Atypical cutaneous lesions of Penicillium marneffei infection as a manifestation of the immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome after highly active antiretroviral therapy. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2010; 76 : 45-48

 

7.      Saikia L, Nath R, Mahanta J. Penicillium marneffei infection in Assam. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2010; 76  : 75-76

 

8.      Thoudam RD, Yadav DS, Mishra AK, Kaushal M, Ihsan R, Chattopadhyay I, Chauhan PS, Sarma J, Zomawia E, Verma Y, Nandkumar A, Mahanta J, Phukan R, Kapur S, Saxena S. Distribution  of Clutathione S-Transferase T1 and M1 Genes Polymorphisms in North East Indians; A Potential Report . Genet Test Mol Biomarkers.  2010. doi.101089/gtmb 2009.0132 .

 

9.      Kaushal M, Chattopadhyay I, Phukan R, Purkayastha J, Mahanta J, Kapur S, Saxena S. Contribution of germ line BRCA2 sequence alterations to risk of familial esophageal cancer in a high-risk area of India . Diseases of the Esophagus 2010; 23 : 71-75.

 

10.  Hlaing T, Tun-Lin W, Samboon P, Socheat D, Setha T, Min S, Thaung S, Anyaele O, De Silva B, Chang MS, Prakash A. Spatial genetic structure of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in mainland Southeast Asia. Evolutionary Applications 2010  doi:10.1111/j 1752-44571. 2009.0013.

 

11.  Bhattacharyya DR, Prakash A, Sarma NP, Mohapatra PK, Singh S, Sarma DK, Kalita MC, Mahanta J. Molecular evidence for involvement of Anopheles nivipes (Diptera: Culicidae) in the transmission of Plasmodium falciparum in north-eastern India. Annals Trop Med Parasitol  2010 ; 104  : 331-336.

 

12.  Borah PK, Hazarika NC, Biswas D, Kalita HC, Mahanta J. Population-Specific left ventricular hypertrophy in three groups from northeastern region of India. Natl Med J India  2010 ; 23 : 336-339 .

 

13.  Bora S, Chetia D, Prakash A. Synthesis and antimalaria activity evaluation of some isoquine analogues Med Che Res  2010 ; DOI 10.1007/s00044-010-9460-9

 

14.  Chttopadhyay I, Singh A, Phukan RK,  Purkayastha J, Kataki A, Mahanta J , Saxena S, Kapur S. Genome-wide analysis of chromosomal alterations in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma exposed to tobacco and betel quid from high-risk area in India. Mutation Res 2010 ; 696 : 130-138 .

 

15.  Devi KR, Narain K, Agastsuma T, Blair D, Nagataki M, Wickramasinghe S, Yatawara L, Mahanta J. Morphological and molecular characterization of paragonimus westermani in northeastern India . Acta Trop 2010 ; 116 : 31-38.

 

16.  Devi U, Borkakoty BJ, Mahanta J.  Strongyloidiasis in Assam, India : a community based study . Trop Parasitol 2010 ; 1 : 30 – 32 .

 

17.  Dutta P, Prakash A, Bhattacharyya DR, Khan SA, Gogoi PR, Sharma CK, Mahanta J. Mosquito biodiversity of Dibru-Saikhowa biosphere reserve in Assam, India. J  Environ    Biol 2010 ;  31: 695 – 699 .

 

18.  Dutta P,  Khan SA, Bhattacharyya DR, Khan AM, Sharma CK, Mahanta J. Studies on the breeding habitats of the vector mosquito Anopheles baimai and its relationship to malaria incidence in Northeastern region of India: Eco Health 2010 ; DOI : 10.1007/sl0393-010-0337-7

 

19.  Dutta P, Khan SA, Khan AM, Sharma CK, Mahanta J. Survey of mosquito species in Nagaland, a hilly state of North eastq region of India . J  Environ   Biol. 2010 ;  31: 5 (Suppl) 781-785 .

 

20.  Dutta P, Khan SA, Khan AM, Sharma CK, Mahanta J. An updated checklist of species of Aedes and Verrallina of Northeastern of India.  J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2010 ; 26 : 135-140 .

 

21.  Dutta P, Khan SA, Mahanta B. Biodiversity of mosquitoes in the Barhmaputra valley of Assam. Ecology and Biodiversity of Rivrs and Streams of North East India. (Ed. By  Kosygin Laishram)  ,  Published on behalf of Zoological Society of India by Akansha Publishing  House, New Delhi  2010 :  

 

22.  Gogoi J, Mahanta D, Borah PK. Hepatoprotective activity of Averrhoa Carambola, Cajanus cajan and paederia foetida against acetaminophen and D-Glalactosamine induced hepatotoxicity in rates . J Pharmaceutical Res. 2010 ; 9 : 76-80 .

 

23.  Ihsan R, Chttopadhyay I, Phukan RK, Mishra AK, Purkayastha J, Sharma J, Zomawia E, Verma Y, Mahanta J, Saxena S, Kapur S. Role of epoxide hydrolase 1 gene  polymorphisms in esophageal cancer in a high-risk area in India.  J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2010 28 : 1456-1462 . 

 

  1. Ihsan R, Devi TR, Yadav DS, Mishra AK, Sharma J, Zomawia E, Verma Y, Phukan RK, Mahanta J, Kaktaki AC, Kapur S, Sazena  S. Investigation on the role of p53 codon 72 polymorphism and interactions with Tobacco, Betel Quid and Alcohol in susceptibility to cancers in a High-Risk population from North East India. DNA  Cell Biol  2010 ; 30 : 163

 

25.  Mahanta J, Borkakoty B, Biswas D, Walia K, Circumcision and herpes simplex virus-2 infection among spouses . Sex Transm Infect 2010; 86 : 487

 

26.  Rudrapal M, Chetia D, Prakash A. Synthesis and antimalarial activity evaluation of some new 7-chloro-4-aminoquinolines with substituted ring at side chain. Der Pharma Chemica 2010 ;2 :194-203 .

 

27.  Agatsuma T, Fukunaga S, Jarilla BR, Nagataki M, Tokuhiro S, Xiao JY, Devi KR, Nomura H, Shimada M, Uda K, Suzuki T.  Molecular characterization of a cDNA-derived  phosphagen kinase from Biomphalaria glabrata, the intermediate  host of Schistosoma mansoni   Med Entomol Zool 2011; 62 : 1-11.

 

  1. Biswas D, Borkakoty B, Mahanta J, Walia K, Saikia L, Akoijam BS, Jampa L, Kharkongar A, Zomawia E.  Seroprevalence and risk factors of herpes simplex virus type-2 infection among pregnant women in Northeast India. BMC Infectious Dis 2011; 11 : 325 .

 

  1. Biswas D, Yadav K, Borkakoty B, Mahanta J. Simultaneous infection of measles and varicella-zoster virus in a child in India . J Med Virol 2011 ; 83 : 2004-2007 .

 

30.  Borah  PK, Kalita HC, Hazarika D, Shankarishan P, Mahanta J. Distribution of plasma homocysteine concentration and risk of hypertension in a tribal population from North East India.  Assam J Internal Med  2011;1 : 7-14.

 

31.  Borah PK, Shankarishan P, Ahmed GU, Mahanta J. Polymorphism of angiotensin converting enzyme (insertion/deletion) and endothelial nitric oxide         synthase (intron 4ab) genes in a population from north-east India. J Genet 2011; 90: e-105-e-109 .

 

32.  Borah PK, Shankarishan P,  Mahanta J.  Glutathione S-Transferase and T1 gene polymorphisms and risk of hypertension in tea garden workers of North-East India. Genet Test Mol Biomarkers 2011; 15: 771-776 .

 

33.  Borah J, Dutta P, Khan SA, Mahanta J. A comparision of clinical features of Japanese encephalitis virus infection in the adult and pediatric age group with Acute Encephalitis Syndrome . J Clin Virol 2011; 52:45-49.

 

  1. Bhat HR, Singh UP, Yadav PS, Kumar V, Gahtori P, Das A, Chetia D,Prakash A, Mahanta J. Synthesis, characterization and antimalarial activity of hybrid 4-aminoquinoline-1,3,5-triazine derivatives . Arabian J Chemistry  2011 , doi:10.1016/j.arabjc:2011.07.007 .

 

  1. Chadha MS, Broor S, Gunasekaran P, Potdar VA, Krishnan A, Sarkar MC, Biswas D, Abraham AM, Jalgaonkar SV, Kaur H, Klimov A, Lal RB, Moen A, Kant L, Mishra AC. Multisite virological  influenza surveillance in India : 2004-2008. Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses 2011; DOI: 10.1111/j.1750-2659.2011.00293.x

 

  1. Devi U, Borah PK, Mahanta J. The prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of beta-hemolyric streptococci colonizing the throats of schoolchildren in Assam, India.  J Infect Dev Ctries  2011; 5 : 804-808. 

 

37.  Dutta P, Khan  AM, Khan  SA, Borah J, Sarmah CK, Mahanta J. Malaria control in a forest fringe area of Assam, India: a pilot study . Trans Royal Soc Trop Med Hyg  2011 ; 105:327-332 .

 

38.  Dutta P, Khan  SA, Khan AM, Borah J, Chowdhury P, Mahanta J. First evidence of chikungunya virus infection in Assam, Northeast India . Trans Royal Soc Trop Med Hyg  2011 ;  105 : 355-357.

 

39.  Dutta P, Khan  SA, Khan AM, Borah J, Sarmah VK, Mahanta J. The effect of insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITMNs) on Japanese encephalitis virus seroconversion in Pigs and Humans. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2011  ; 84 : 466-472 .

 

40.  Khan SA, Dutta P, Khan  AM, Chowdhury P, Borah J, Doloi P, Mahanta J. West Nile Virus Infection in  Assam , North East India . Emerging Infec Dis 2011 ; 17 : 947-948 .

 

41.  Khan SA, Dutta P, Chowdhury P, Borah J, Topno R, Mahanta J. Co-infection of Arboviruses presenting as Acute Encephalitis Syndrome . J Cli Virol  2011 ; 51 : 5-7 .

 

42.  Medhi GK, Mahanta J. Adhikary R, Akoijam BS, Liegise B, Sarathy K, Thomas CJ, Sarmah B. Spatial distribution and characteristics of injecting drug users (IDU) in five Northeastern states of India. BMJ Pub Health 2011; 11: 64

 

  1. Kumawat MK, Singh UP, Singh B, Prakash A, Chetia D. Synthesis and Antimalarial Activity Evaluation of 3-(3-(7-chloroquinolin-4-ylamino) propy1)-1,3-thiazinan-4-one Derivatives. Arabian J Chemistry 2011, doi:10.1016/j.arabi c.2011.07.007. 

 

44.  Mahajan, RC, Narain K, Mahanta J.  Anaemia & expression levels of CD35, CD55 & CD59 on red  blood cells in Plasmodium falciparum malaria patients from India . Indian J Med Res 2011; 133 : 662-664. <Click to view Full text of this article>

 

45.  Medhi GK, Mahanta J, Paranjape RS, Adhikary R, Laskar N, Ngully P. Factors associated with HIV among female sex workers in a high HIV prevalent state of India . AIDS Care 2011 : Doi.org/10.1080/9540121.2011.608787 .

 

  1. Medhi GK , Mahanta J, Adhikary R , Akoijam BS, Liegise B, Sarathy K, Thomas CJ Sarmah B. Spatial distribution  and characteristics of injecting drug users (IDU) in five Northeastern state of India.  BMc Pub Health  2011 ; 11:64

 

47.  Morgan K, O’Loughlin SM, Chen B, Linton YM, Thongwat D, Somboon P, Fong MY, Butlin R, Verity R,  Prakash A, Htun PEH, Hlaing T, Nambanya S, Socheat D, Dinh TH, Walton C,  Comparative phylogeography reveals in shared impact of Pleistocene environmental change in shaping genetic diversity within nine Anopheles mosquito species across the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot . Mol Ecol 2011; 20 : 4533 – 4549.

 

48.  Mohapatra PK, Prakash A, Mahanta J. Antimalarial registratnce in Northeast. Health for Million 2011; 37 : 34-39 .

 

49.  Nath R, Baruah S, Saikia L, Devi B, Borthakur AK, Mahanta J. Mycotic corneal ulcers in upper Assam . Indian J Ophthamol  2011; 59 : 367-371 .

 

50.  Shankarishan P, Borah PK, Ahmed GU, Mahanta J. Prevalence of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) gene exon 7 Glu298Asp variant in Northeastern India. Indian J Med Res 2011 ; 133 : 487-491.  <Click to view Full text of this article>

 

51.  Singh B, Chetia D, Puri SK, Srivastava K, Prakash A . Synthesis and in vitro and in vivo antimalarial activity of novel 4-anilinoquinoline Mannich base derivatives. Med Che Res 2011; 20 : 1523 – 1529 .

 

52.  Singh MB, Sharma SK, Nair S, Pandey RM, Kapil U, Singh C. Status of Iodine Content of salt in four region of India. Indian J Pediatr 2011 ; 78 : 684-7  .

 

  1. Khan SA, Dutta P, Khan AM, Topno R, Chowdhury P, Borah J, Mahanta J. Japanese encephalitis epidemiology in Arunachal Pradesh, a hilly state in northeast India . Asia Pacific J Trop Dis 2011; 119-122

 

54.  Thakar MR, Abraham PR, Arora S, Balakrishnan P, Bandyopahyay B, Joshi A, Devi KR, Vasanthapuram R, Vajpayee M, Desai A, Mohanakrishnan J, Narain K, Ray K, Patil SS, Singh R, Singla A, Paranjape R. Establishment of reference CD4+ T Cell values for adult Indian Population. AIDS Res Therapy 2011 ; 8: 35

 

55.  Wairagkar N, Chowdhury D, Vaidya S, Sikchi S, Shaikh N, Hungund L, Tomar Biswas D, Yadav  K , Mahanta J, Das VNR, Yargolkar P, Gunasekaran P, Raja D, Jadi R, Ramamurty N, Mishra AC, Netindia M. Molecular epidemiology of measles in India 2001-2010  . J Infec Dis 2011: 204 (Suppl 1 ) S403 – 413.    

 

56.  Borah J, Dutta P, Khan SA, Mahanta J. Epidemiological concordanceof Japanese encephalitis virus infection among mosquito vectors, amplifying hosts and humans in India . Epidemiol Infect. 2012 ; doi :10.1017/S0950268812000258 .

 

57.  Bhat HR, Ghosh SK, Prakash A, Gogoi K, Singh UP. In vito antimalarial activity and molecular docking analysis of 4-aminoquinoline clubbed 1,3,5-triazine derivatives. Lett Applied Microbiol 2012  ; 54 : 483-6 . 

 

  1. Gahtori P, Ghose SK, Parida P, Prakash A, Gogoi K, Bhat HR, Singh UP. Antimalarial evaluation and docking studies of hybrid phenylthiazolyl-1,3,5-triazine derivatives: A novel and potential antifolate lead for Pf-DHFR_TS inhibition .  ExParasitol  2012 ; 1390 : 292-299 .

 

  1. Kumar A, Chery L, Biswas C, Dubhashi N, Dutta P, Dua VK, Kacchap M, Kakati S, Khandeparkar A, Kour D, Mahajan SN, Maji A, Majumder P, Mahanta J, Mohapatra PK, Narayanasawmy K, Roy K, Shastri J, Valecha N, Vikash R, Wani R, White J, Rathod PK. Malaria in South Asia : Prevalence and Control.  Acta Trop 2012 ;121 :246-255 .

 

  1. Lakshmy R, Mathur P, Gupta R, Shah B, Anand K, Mohan V, Desai NG, Mahanta J, Joshi PPk, Thankappan KR. Measurement of cholesterol and triglycerides from a dried blood spot in an Indian Council of Medical research-World Health Organization multicentric survey on risk factors for non communicable diseases in India, J Cli Lipidology 2012; 6:33-41.

 

61.  Medhi GK, Mahanta J, Akoijam BS, Adhikary R. . Size estimation of injecting drug users (IUD) using multiplier method in five District of India . Subsance Abuse Treatment,Prevention and Policy 2012 ; 7: 9

 

62.  Sarma DK, Prakash A, O’Loughlin SM,  Bhattacharyya DR, Mohapatra PK, Singh S, Ahmed GU, Walton C, Mahanta J. Genetic population structure of the malaria vector Anopheles baimaii in north-east India using mitochondrial DNA .  Malaria Journal 2012 ;11: 76 doi 10.1186/1475-2875-11-76 .

 

63.  Sharma PN, Prakash A, Bhattacharyya DR, Kalita MC, Mohapatra PK, Singh S, Sarma DK, Mahanta J. Spatial  distribution and molecular characterization of Anopheles nivipes and Anopheles philippinensis (Diptera: Culicidae) in north-east India  . Acta Trop 2012 ; 247-254 .

 

  1. Borah PK, Shankarishan P, Hazarika NC, Mahanta J. Hypertension subtypes and angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) gene polymorphism in Indian population. J Assoc Phy India 2012  ; 60 : 11-17 .

 

65.  Borkakoty B, Biswas D, Devi U, Yadav K, Mahanta J. Emergence of classical ctxB genotype 1 and tetracycline resistant  strains of Vibrio cholera O 1 E1 T or in Assam, India. Tran Royal Soc Trop Med Hygn. 2012 ; 106 : 382-386 .

 

66.  Baruah P, Mahanta J, Medhi GK, Dale J, Paranjape RS. Sexual activity as risk factor for hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission among the female sex workers in Nagaland. Indian J Med Res  2012 ; 136 (Suppl) : 30-35 .

 

  1. Devi U, Mahanta J. Serotype distribution & sensitivity pattern of nasopharyngeal colonizing Streptococcus pneumoniae among rural children of eastern India . Indian J Med Res  2012 ; 136 : 495-498 .  

 

  1. Khan SA, Dutta P, Khan AM, Topno R, Borah J, Chowdhury P, Mahanta J. Re-emergence of scrub typhus in northeast India . Int J Infec Dis 2012 ; doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2012.05.1030

 

  1. Khan SA, Dutta P,  Borah J,  Chowdhury P, Topno R, Baishya M, Mahanta J. Leptospirosis presenting as acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Assam, India. Asian Pacific J Trop Dis 2012; 151-153

 

  1. Devi KR. Narain K,  Mahanta J, Nirmolia T, Blair D, Saikia SP, Agatsuma T.  Presence of three distinct genotypes within the Paragonimus westermani complex in northeastern India. Parasitology 2012; 139 : 1-11 .

 

  1. Dutta P, Khan SA, Borah J, Mahanta J. Demographic and clinical features of patients with Dengue in North Eastern Regionn of India  : A retrospective cross – sectional study during 2009 – 2011 . J Virol  Microbiol  2012 . Doi : 10.5171/2012.786298

 

  1. Joshua V, Gupte MD, Adhikary R, Paranjape RS, Manikar MK, Brahman GNV Mahanta J, Ramesh BM. Index based mapping of high risk behaviours for HIV among female sex workers in India. Indian J Med Res 2012 ; 136 (Suppl) : 14-12 .

 

  1. Joshua V, Paranjape  RS, Adhikary R, Mahanta J, Goswami P, Manikar M, Medhi GK, Akijam SB, Dzuvichu B. An exploratory analysis of spatial mobility of injection drug users in the northeast region of India . Indian J Med Res 2012 ; 136 (Suppl) ; 54-63 .

 

  1. Johari S, Borah U, Deka R, Narain K. Prioritizing genomic drug targets in Staphylococcus aureus: application to cell wall biosynthesis . Proc. Int Conf Recent Trends in Computing – ICRTC-2012 : 87-96.

 

  1. Medhi GK, Mahanta J, Paranjape RS, Adhikary R, Singh SG, Akoijam BS, Goswami P. Factors associated with ever HIV testing among injecting drug users (IDUs) in two HIV high prevalent states of India. Indian J Med Res 2012 ; 136 (Suppl) : 64-71 .

 

  1. Medhi GK, Mahanta J,  Hazarika I, Armstrong G, Adhikary R , Mainkar M, Paranjape   Syphilis infection among female sex workers in Nagaland, Northeast India: analyzing   their vulnerability to the infection. Int J STD and AIDS 2012 (accepted)

 

  1. Medhi GK, Mahanta J, Kermode M, Paranjape RS, Adhikary R, Phukan SK, Ngully O. Factors associated with history of drug use among female sex workers (FSW) in a high HIV prevalence state of India. BMC Pub Health   2012 ; 12 : 273 .

 

  1. Malakar M. Devi KR, Phukan RK, Kaur T, Deka M, Puia L, Barua D, Mahanta J, Narain K. Genetic polymorphism of Glutathione S-transferases M1 and T1 , Tobacco habits and risk of stomach cancer in Mizoram, India. Asia Pacific J Cancer Prevention 2012 ; 13 : 4725-4732.

 

  1. Nair S, Singh MB, Sharma SK, Pandey RM, Kapil U. A multicentic study on validation of spot testing kit.  Indian J Ped  2012;79:751-754 .

 

  1. Sarma U, Mahanta J. Talukdar K. Pattern of abnormal  cervical cytology in women attending a tertiary hospital . Int J Sci Res Pub 2012 ; 2  : 1-4

 

  1. Singh S, Prakash A, Yadav RNS, Mahapatra PK, Sarma NP, Sarma DK, Mahanta J. Anopheles (Cellia) maculatus group : Its spatial distribution and molecular characterization of member species in north - east India. Acta Trop 2012 ; 124 : 62- 70.

 

  1. Shankarishan P, Borah PK, Mohapatra PK, Ahemed G, Mahanta J. Population attributable risk estimates for risk factors associated with hypertension in an Indian population . European J Preventive Cardiol  2012   Sep 20

 

  1. Sharma SK, Narain K, Devi KR, Mohapatra PK, Phukan RK, Mahanta J.  Haemoglobinopathies – a major associating  determinant adolescent girl students of Assam, a North Eastern state of India.  WHO –SEA J Pub Health  2012 ; 1 :299-308.

 

  1. Bhat HR, Singh UP, Gahtori P, Ghosh SK, Gogoi K, Prakash A, Singh RK. Antimalarial activity and docking studies of novel bi-functional hybrids derived from 4-aminoquinoline and 1,3,5-triazine against wild and mutant malaria parsites as pf-DHFR inhibitor. RSC Adv, 2013; 3:2942   (DOI 10.1039/c2ra21915H)

 

85.  Bhutia R, Narain K, Devi KR, Singh TSK, Mahanta J. Direct and early detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and rifampicin resistance from sputum smears . Int J Tuber Lung Dis 2012 ;17:258-261 .

 

86.  Khan SA, Dutta P, Borah J,  Mahanta J. Survey of new mosquito species of Meghalaya, India.  J Environ Biol  2013 ; 34: 191-195 .

 

  1. Mohanty D, Colah RB, Gorakshakar AC, Patel RZ, Master DC, Mahanta J, Sharma SK, Chaudhuri U, Ghose M, Das S, Britt RP, Singh S, Ross C, Jagannathan L, Kaul R, Shukla DK, Mathuswamy  V. Prevalence of β-thalassemia and other haemoglobinopathies in six cities in India : a multicentre study. J Community  Genet 2013 ; 4:33-42 .

 

  1. Prakash A,  Sharma SK, Mohapatra PK, Bhattacharyya DR, Gogoi K, Gogoi P, Mahanta J. In vitro and in vivo antiplasmodial activity of the root extracts of Brucea mollis Wall. ex Kurz . Parasitol Res  2013 ; 112:637-42  .

 

  1. Sarma U, Mahanta J, Borkakoty BJ, Talukdar KL, Gogoi R,  Yadav K. Demographic characteristic of HPV infection in women – a hospital based study from Guwahati, India Natl J of Med Res 2013 ; 3  : 1-4 .

 

  1. Sharma SK, Chaliha L, Mahanta B. Prevalence of anaemia and role of β E-globin gene as associating factor among college students of Assam – a preliminary report.  Indian J Community Med 2013 ;38:53-55 .

 

  1. Sharma SK, Mahanta J. Prevalence of haemoglobin E among Assamese Sikh community. Curr Sci 2013; 104 : 1012 -1013 .

 

Facilities

 

Molecular

  1. PCR
  2. Pulse field gel electrophoresis
  3. Western blotting
  4. DNA sequencing
  5. Proteomics
  6. Cell line culture
  7. Flowcytometry

Diagnostics

  1. Malaria, Filariasis, Japanese encephalitis, Dengue
  2. ELISA based HIV diagnosis
  3. Trematode infections and other intestinal parasites
  4. Haemoglobinopathies and related blood disorders
  5. Microbiology lab for isolation, identification and drug sensitivity testing for Staphylococcus, enteric bacteria and tuberculosis
  6. Xenodiagnosis of arboviral infection in mosquitoes
  7. Human influenza virus

Taxonomy

  1. Mosquitoes
  2. Trematodes of public health importance

Entomology

  1. Mosquito ecology and vector biology
  2. Insecticide bioassays
  3. Mosquito sporozoite ELISA
  4. Mosquito blood meal analysis
  5. Mosquito sibling species identification
  6. Vector control

Analytical

  1. Well equipped Biochemistry laboratory with anions, cations estimation,autoanalyzer, HPLC, variant system
  2. Mutagenicity testing with eukaryotic and prokaryotic models
  3. Facility for cardiovascular diseases investigations

Support services

  1. Well equipped animal experimentation facility with CPCSEA recognizedAnimal house
  2. Mosquito colony
  3. Good library and other IT facilities
  4. Medicinal plant garden
  5. BSL-III  Laboratory for handling highly infectious material
  6. Well equipped auditorium for hosting meetings, conferences
  7. Liquid Nitrogen plant

Teaching/Trainings

  1.  M.Sc. Biotechnology in collaboration with  Dibrugarh University
  2. M.Sc. Bioinformatics in collaboration with Dibrugarh University
  3. Summer course/hand on trainings to graduate/post graduate students
  4. Training in Malariology and Japanese Encephalitis for Medical Officers and  Laboratory Technicians

Additional information