SOUMYA SWAMINATHAN
DIRECTOR

  SOUMYA SWAMINATHAN

Publications

Date of Birth: 02-05-1959
Date of Joining ICMR: 27th July, 1992
Date of Joining Present Post: 27th July, 2007

Address (Off):

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN TUBERCULOSIS
NO.1, SATHIYAMOORTHY ROAD CHETPUT
CHENNAI - 600031 .
Address (Res): B8, Sagarika, 15, 3rd Seaward Road,
Valmiki Nagar, Chennai 600041
Telephone (off): 044-28369500
Fax : 044-28362528
Email : doctorsoumya@yahoo.com, soumyas@nirt.res.in
Educational Qualifications:

MD (Ped), MNAMS

Discipline:
PAEDIATRICS



Research Experience:
  • Fellowship in Neonatology and Pediatric Pulmonology (1987 - 1989) at the Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, University of Southern California, USA. 
  • Research Fellow (Registrar) in the Dept of Pediatric Respiratory Diseases, University of Leicester, UK: 1989-1990.
  • Senior Research Officer (Supernumerary Research Cadre), Cardiopulmonary Medicine Unit, Tuberculosis Research Centre, Madras: January to June 1992. 
  • Assistant Director at the Tuberculosis Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, Madras: from July 1992 to June 97, Deputy Director July 97 to June 2002, Deputy Director Sr. Grade from July 2002 to April 2008 and Scientist ‘G’ from May 2008 onwards. Took over as Head of the Division HIV/AIDS in February 2000 
  • Coordinator, Research in Neglected Priorities, TDR, WHO: from June 2009 to June 2011
Membership/Fellowship of Professional Societies/Associations :
Fellow, Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Chair, HIV section, International Union Against TB and Lung Diseases, Member, Third World Organization of Women Scientists, Member, International AIDS Society
Workshops/Conferences/Symposiums :

(last 5 years)

  1. 15th Ranbaxy, Round table Conference on HIV and Tuberculosis: Co-infections, New Delhi, January 8, 2005 
  2. 60th Annual Conference of Association of Physicians of India (Diamond APICON 2005), Mumbai, January 22-25, 2005
  3. National Seminar on HIV/IADS Research in India, New Delhi, April 21-22, 2005
  4. 1st National Conference of AIDS Society of India (ASICON 2005), New Delhi, April 2-4, 2005
  5. 9th Batch NACO Training Programme on ART Training Program, Chennai, August 31 to September 3, 2005
  6. 17th Annual Conference of IAP-Respiratory Chapter in association with Environment and Child Health Group of IAP (RESPICON 2005), Bangalore, September 9-11, 2005
  7. National Conference on Drug Resistance in Malaria, Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, Mumbai, September 19-21, 2005
  8. API ART Guidelines meeting, Mumbai, September 23-24, 2005
  9. 43rd National Conference of the Indian Academy of pediatrics (PEDICON 2006), Mumbai, January 5-8, 2006
  10.  HIV/AIDS and TB: Past, Present, Future: 2006 (AIIMS 2006), New Delhi, January 13-15, 2006
  11. 7th Sir Dorabji Tata Symposium, Bangalore, March 10-11, 2006
  12. NIH/US Consulate, Clinical Research and Clinical Trials, Mumbai, April 2-4, 2006.
  13. National Conference on Research in HIV and AIDS, New Delhi, April 21, 2006.
  14. 1st SAARC Seminar on Pediatric HIV, Mumbai, June 15-16, 2006.
  15. Indo-US Workshop on Bioethics in Clinical Research, New Delhi, June 20-22, 2006.
  16. 17th CME of Dr. Athavale Research Foundation, Goa, September 9-10, 2006.
  17. IX National Conference of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Chennai, October 14-15, 2006
  18. DBT HIV Meeting - "HIV/AIDS: Biology, Immunology and Vaccinology", New Delhi, March 13-14, 2007.
  19. Workshop on Fundamentals of Biostatistics in Clinical Research, New Delhi, March 26-28, 2007.
  20. Delivered keynote address on “HIV/AIDS update” at Armed Force Medical College, Pune from 26-27 April 2007.
  21. AIDS in India 2007: A Regional Workshop-Symposium to enhance HIV/AIDS Research Capacity held at Bangalore, July 10, 2007.
  22. Convocation of Jamsetji Tata National Virtual Academy (NVA) Fellows & 4th Convention if the National Alliance for Mission 2007: Every Village a Knowledge Centre “Social Inclusion in Access to the Benefits of Digital Technology held at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi , August 1-3, 2007.
  23. Workshop on Clinical and Translational Research for Prevention, Care and Treatment of HIV-related Co-Morbidities held at New Delhi September 24 – 25, 2007.
  24. IMA Symposium on Tuberculosis Management held at Ahmedabad on November 4, 2007.
  25. International Conference - Emerging and Re-Emerging Viral Diseases of the Tropics and Sub Tropics (ICVT 2007) held at New Delhi, December 11 – 14, 2007.
  26. 95th Session of the Indian Science Congress held at Visakhapatnam January 4–5, 2008.
  27. Workshop on Pediatric HIV held at Mumbai, June 8, 2008.
  28. 98th session of Indian Science Congress held at Chennai, January 4-7 2011. Plenary talk in session "Agriculture, Biotechnology and Nutrition".

 

International Conferences

  1. Expert consultation meeting on TB/HIV Research priorities, WHO, Geneva, February 14-15, 2005.
  2. 12th conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Boston USA, February 22-25, 2005.
  3. 3rd International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 24-27, 2005
  4. Global Forum for Health Research, Mumbai, September 12-16, 2005 
  5. 36th Union World Conference on Lung Health of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Paris, USA, October 18-22, 2005
  6. 16th International AIDS Conference in Toronto, Canada, August 13-18, 2006
  7. Indo-US Joint Working Group on Maternal and Child Health, Maternal and Early childhood infections: Interplay, prevention and management, New Delhi, September 19-20, 2006.
  8. 4th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention held at Sydney, Australia, July 22 – 25, 2007.
  9. 8th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific held at Colombo, Srilanka, August 19-23, 2007.
  10. Regional Consultation on Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in South – East Asia: Evidence, lessons and recommendations for action held at Bangkok, Thailand, October 8 – 11, 2007.
  11. Joint Bilateral (Indo – German) Seminar - Antimicrobial Drug Resistance and The Development of New Antibiotics held at New Delhi, November 21 – 25, 2007.
  12. 15th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2008) held at Boston, USA from 3 – 6 February 2008.
  13. BioVision Alexandria 2008 Conference at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt, April 12–16, 2008.
  14. 39th Union World Conference on Lung Health held at Paris, France, October 16 – 20, 2008.
  15. WHO HIVResNet Steering Committee Meeting held at Geneva, Switzerland, November 4–5, 2008.
  16. 16th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2009) held at Montreal, Canada, February 8-11, 2009.
  17. Consultative meeting on “Nutrition and Malaria, TB and other infectious diseases in infants and children” held at Vienna, Austria, March 23-25, 2009.
  18. 41st Union World Conference on Lung Health held at Cancun, Mexico December 1-5, 2010.
  19. 17th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2009) held at San Francisco, February 8-11, 2010.
  20. 42nd Union World Conference on Lung Health held at Berlin, Germany November 16 – 20, 2010.
  21. 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2010)” in Boston, Massachusetts from February 27 – March 2, 2011. 
  22. 6th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2011)’, in Rome from 17-20 July 2011.

Awards:
ICMR Kshanika Oration award 2008

Member, International Editorial Board Clinical Infectious Diseases

Foreign Visits:
  1. PARTICIPATION IN THE 42ND UNION WORLD CONFERENCE ON LUNG HEALTH AND TO PRESENT PAPERS. TO FRANCE
    FROM 2011-10-26 TO 2011-10-30

  2. PARTICIPATION IN THE 42ND UNION WORLD CONFERENCE ON LUNG HEALTH AND TO PRESENT PAPERS. TO FRANCE
    FROM 2011-10-26 TO 2011-10-30

  3. PARTICIPATION IN THE 6TH IAS CONFERENCE ON HIV PATHOGENESIS, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION(IAS 2011). TO ITALY
    FROM 2011-07-17 TO 2011-07-20

  4. PARTICIPATION IN THE 6TH IAS CONFERENCE ON HIV PATHOGENESIS, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION(IAS 2011). TO ITALY
    FROM 2011-07-17 TO 2011-07-20

  5. TO ACCEPT FIXED-TERM APPOINTMENT FOR THE NO. 190728, COORDINATOR. TO GENEVA
    FROM 2009-06-01 TO 2011-05-31

  6. TO ACCEPT FIXED-TERM APPOINTMENT FOR THE NO. 190728, COORDINATOR. TO GENEVA
    FROM 2009-06-01 TO 2011-05-31

  7. PARTICIPATION IN THE CONSULTANTS MEETING ON "NUTRITION AND MALARIA, TB AND OTHER INFECTIOUS DISEASES. TO AUSTRIA
    FROM 2009-03-23 TO 2009-03-25

  8. PARTICIPATION IN THE CONSULTANTS MEETING ON "NUTRITION AND MALARIA, TB AND OTHER INFECTIOUS DISEASES. TO AUSTRIA
    FROM 2009-03-23 TO 2009-03-25

  9. PARTICIPATION IN THE "BIOVISION 2009-THE WORLD LIFE SCIENCES FORUM". TO FRANCE
    FROM 2009-03-08 TO 2009-03-11

  10. PARTICIPATION IN THE "BIOVISION 2009-THE WORLD LIFE SCIENCES FORUM". TO FRANCE
    FROM 2009-03-08 TO 2009-03-11

  11. PARTICIPATION IN THE 16TH CONFERENCE ON RETROVIRUSES AND OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS (CROI 2009). TO CANADA
    FROM 2009-02-08 TO 2009-02-11

  12. PARTICIPATION IN THE 16TH CONFERENCE ON RETROVIRUSES AND OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS (CROI 2009). TO CANADA
    FROM 2009-02-08 TO 2009-02-11

  13. TO UNDERGO THE ADVANCED TRAINING IN HIV/AIDS CLINICAL TRIALS. TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2008-06-15 TO 2008-12-15

  14. TO UNDERGO THE ADVANCED TRAINING IN HIV/AIDS CLINICAL TRIALS. TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2008-06-15 TO 2008-12-15

  15. PARTICIPATION IN THE BIO-VISISION ALEXANDRIA CONFERENCE. TO EGYPT
    FROM 2008-04-12 TO 2008-04-16

  16. PARTICIPATION IN THE BIO-VISISION ALEXANDRIA CONFERENCE. TO EGYPT
    FROM 2008-04-12 TO 2008-04-16

  17. PARTICIPATION IN THE 15TH CONFERENCE ON RETROVIRUSES AND OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS(CROI 2008). TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2008-02-03 TO 2008-02-06

  18. PARTICIPATION IN THE 15TH CONFERENCE ON RETROVIRUSES AND OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS(CROI 2008). TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2008-02-03 TO 2008-02-06

  19. PARTICIPATION IN THE 12TH MEETING OF THE NATIONAL TB PROGRAMME MANAGERS AT DHAKA TO BANGLADESH
    FROM 2007-12-03 TO 2007-12-06

  20. PARTICIPATION IN THE 12TH MEETING OF THE NATIONAL TB PROGRAMME MANAGERS AT DHAKA TO BANGLADESH
    FROM 2007-12-03 TO 2007-12-06

  21. PARTICIPATION IN THE 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON AIDS IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC. TO SRI LANKA
    FROM 2007-08-19 TO 2007-08-23

  22. PARTICIPATION IN THE 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON AIDS IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC. TO SRI LANKA
    FROM 2007-08-19 TO 2007-08-23

  23. MEETING ON REGIONAL CONSULTATION ON NUTRITION & HIV/AIDS IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA:EVIDENCE LESSONS&RECOMMENTATIONS FOR ACTION. TO BANGKOK
    FROM 2007-10-08 TO 2007-10-11

  24. MEETING ON REGIONAL CONSULTATION ON NUTRITION & HIV/AIDS IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA:EVIDENCE LESSONS&RECOMMENTATIONS FOR ACTION. TO BANGKOK
    FROM 2007-10-08 TO 2007-10-11

  25. PARTICIPATION IN THE 4TH IAS CONFERENCE ON HIV PATHOGENESIS AND PREVENTION. TO AUSTRALIA
    FROM 2007-07-22 TO 2007-07-25

  26. PARTICIPATION IN THE 4TH IAS CONFERENCE ON HIV PATHOGENESIS AND PREVENTION. TO AUSTRALIA
    FROM 2007-07-22 TO 2007-07-25

  27. PARTICIPATION IN THE STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING ON NUTRITION AND HIV/AIDS. TO AUSTRIA
    FROM 2007-07-11 TO 2007-07-13

  28. PARTICIPATION IN THE STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING ON NUTRITION AND HIV/AIDS. TO AUSTRIA
    FROM 2007-07-11 TO 2007-07-13

  29. PARTICIPATION IN THE IBSA TUBERCULOSIS RESEARCH WORKSHOP. TO SOUTH AFRICA
    FROM 2006-11-06 TO 2006-11-07

  30. PARTICIPATION IN THE IBSA TUBERCULOSIS RESEARCH WORKSHOP. TO SOUTH AFRICA
    FROM 2006-11-06 TO 2006-11-07

  31. PARTICIPATION IN THE 37TH UNION WORLD CONFERENCE. TO FRANCE
    FROM 2006-10-31 TO 2006-11-04

  32. PARTICIPATION IN THE 37TH UNION WORLD CONFERENCE. TO FRANCE
    FROM 2006-10-31 TO 2006-11-04

  33. PARTICIPATION IN THE 16TH INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE TO CANADA
    FROM 2006-08-13 TO 2006-08-18

  34. PARTICIPATION IN THE 16TH INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE TO CANADA
    FROM 2006-08-13 TO 2006-08-18

  35. PARTICIPATION IN THE WORKSHOP ON HIV SEQUENCE,IMMUNOLOGY AND VACCINE TRIAL DATABASE IN KEYSTONE. TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2006-03-27 TO 2006-04-01

  36. PARTICIPATION IN THE WORKSHOP ON HIV SEQUENCE,IMMUNOLOGY AND VACCINE TRIAL DATABASE IN KEYSTONE. TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2006-03-27 TO 2006-04-01

  37. PARTICIPATION IN THE 10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASE IN THE PACIFIC RIM. TO VIETNAM
    FROM 2005-11-16 TO 2005-11-17

  38. PARTICIPATION IN THE 10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASE IN THE PACIFIC RIM. TO VIETNAM
    FROM 2005-11-16 TO 2005-11-17

  39. PARTICIPATION IN THE 36TH UNION WORLD CONFERENCE ON LUNG HEALTH. TO FRANCE
    FROM 2005-10-18 TO 2005-10-22

  40. PARTICIPATION IN THE 36TH UNION WORLD CONFERENCE ON LUNG HEALTH. TO FRANCE
    FROM 2005-10-18 TO 2005-10-22

  41. 3RD INTERNATIONAL AIDS SOCIETY CONFERENCE ON HIV PATHOGENESIS AND TREATMENT. TO BRAZIL
    FROM 2005-07-24 TO 2005-07-27

  42. 3RD INTERNATIONAL AIDS SOCIETY CONFERENCE ON HIV PATHOGENESIS AND TREATMENT. TO BRAZIL
    FROM 2005-07-24 TO 2005-07-27

  43. PARTICIPATION AS A WHO TEMPORARY ADVISOR IN THE EXPERT CONSULTATION MEETING ON TB/HIV RESEARCH PRIORITIES TO GENEVA
    FROM 2005-02-14 TO 2005-02-15

  44. PARTICIPATION AS A WHO TEMPORARY ADVISOR IN THE EXPERT CONSULTATION MEETING ON TB/HIV RESEARCH PRIORITIES TO GENEVA
    FROM 2005-02-14 TO 2005-02-15

  45. PARTICIPATION IN THE 12TH CONFERENCE ON RETROVIRUSES AND OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS (CROI) TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2005-02-22 TO 2005-02-25

  46. PARTICIPATION IN THE 12TH CONFERENCE ON RETROVIRUSES AND OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS (CROI) TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2005-02-22 TO 2005-02-25

  47. PARTICIPATION IN THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY MEETING OF THE US- JAPAN CO-OPERATIVE MEDICAL SCIENCE PROGRAM (USJCMSP). TO JAPAN
    FROM 2004-12-07 TO 2004-12-10

  48. PARTICIPATION IN THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY MEETING OF THE US- JAPAN CO-OPERATIVE MEDICAL SCIENCE PROGRAM (USJCMSP). TO JAPAN
    FROM 2004-12-07 TO 2004-12-10

  49. PARTICIPATION IN THE HIV/TB CLINICAL RESEARCH CENTRES TO SOUTH AFRICA
    FROM 2004-09-27 TO 2004-10-02

  50. PARTICIPATION IN THE HIV/TB CLINICAL RESEARCH CENTRES TO SOUTH AFRICA
    FROM 2004-09-27 TO 2004-10-02

  51. PARTICIPATION IN THE WORKSHOP ON "GRANTMANSHIP ON HIV/AIDS. TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2004-05-06 TO 2004-05-07

  52. PARTICIPATION IN THE WORKSHOP ON "GRANTMANSHIP ON HIV/AIDS. TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2004-05-06 TO 2004-05-07

  53. PARTICIPATION IN THE 11TH CONFERENCE ON RETROVIRUSES AND OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIOUS. TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2004-02-08 TO 2004-02-11

  54. PARTICIPATION IN THE 11TH CONFERENCE ON RETROVIRUSES AND OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIOUS. TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2004-02-08 TO 2004-02-11

  55. PARTICIPATION IN THE 2ND IAS CONFERENCE ON HIV PATHOGENESIS AND TREATMENT. TO FRANCE
    FROM 2003-07-13 TO 2003-07-16

  56. PARTICIPATION IN THE 2ND IAS CONFERENCE ON HIV PATHOGENESIS AND TREATMENT. TO FRANCE
    FROM 2003-07-13 TO 2003-07-16

  57. PARTICIPATION IN (I) ATS 2003 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN SEATTLE (II) TO REVIEW HIV/AIDS CLINICAL TRIAL PROCEDURES. TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2003-05-14 TO 2003-05-20

  58. PARTICIPATION IN (I) ATS 2003 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN SEATTLE (II) TO REVIEW HIV/AIDS CLINICAL TRIAL PROCEDURES. TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2003-05-14 TO 2003-05-20

  59. PARTICIPATION IN 10TH CONFERENCE ON RETROVIRUSES AND OPPORTUNISITE INFECTIONS. TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2003-02-05 TO 2003-02-15

  60. PARTICIPATION IN 10TH CONFERENCE ON RETROVIRUSES AND OPPORTUNISITE INFECTIONS. TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2003-02-05 TO 2003-02-15

  61. PARTICIPATION IN THE 9TH CONFERENCE ON RETROVIRUSES AND OPPO RTUNISTIC INFECTION TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2002-02-24 TO 2002-02-28

  62. PARTICIPATION IN THE 9TH CONFERENCE ON RETROVIRUSES AND OPPO RTUNISTIC INFECTION TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2002-02-24 TO 2002-02-28

  63. VISIT UCLA TO ANALYSES DATA FROM THE COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH PROJECT TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2001-06-18 TO 2001-06-23

  64. VISIT UCLA TO ANALYSES DATA FROM THE COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH PROJECT TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2001-06-18 TO 2001-06-23

  65. 3 MONTHS COURSE ON INTERNATIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGY OF AIDS AND ON A CLINICAL RESEARCH ISSUES IN HIV/AIDS. TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2000-04-03 TO 2000-06-30

  66. 3 MONTHS COURSE ON INTERNATIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGY OF AIDS AND ON A CLINICAL RESEARCH ISSUES IN HIV/AIDS. TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2000-04-03 TO 2000-06-30

  67. AMERICAN THORACIC SOCIETY 1998 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE TO U.S.A.
    FROM 1998-04-24 TO 1998-04-29

  68. AMERICAN THORACIC SOCIETY 1998 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE TO U.S.A.
    FROM 1998-04-24 TO 1998-04-29


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