TAZIBA HUSSAIN
SCIENTIST E

  TAZIBA HUSSAIN

Publications

Date of Joining Present Post: 01-09-2010

Address (Off):

REGIONAL MEDICAL RESEARCH CENTRE
CHANDRASEKHARPUR
BHUBANESWAR - 751023 .
Telephone (off): 0674-2305640
Fax : 06742301351
Email : tahziba_hussain@hotmail.com
Educational Qualifications:

  • B.Sc. (Zoology Honours),1983 : First class Honours with Distinction - Zoology, Botany, Chemistry - Utkal University
  • M.Sc. (Zoology),1985 : First Class - Spl. Endocrinology & Reproductive Physiology - Utkal University
  • Ph.D. (Zoology),1993 : Utkal University
  • M.A. (Public Administration),1989 : Second Class - Utkal University

Topic of Ph.D. thesis - ‘Immunological studies on antibodies to Diethyl-carbamazine with reference to Filariasis’.

Discipline:
ZOOLOGY
IMMUNOLOGY


Research Experience:

Research Projects :

  1. In-Charge of the Integrated Counselling & Testing Centre (ICTC) at National JALMA Institute for Leprosy, Agra funded by UP State AIDS Control Society, Lucknow from 1997-2011.

  2. In-Charge of the National Annual Sentinel Surveillance (NASS) for HIV and VDRL infections funded by UP State AIDS Control Society, Lucknow.

  3. Principal Investigator of ICMR Tribal Task Force project entitled, “Estimate the burden of TB among the tribal population and develop an innovative health system model to strengthen TB control in the tribal areas”(Multi-centric): 2015-17.

  4. Principal Investigator of project entitled, “A Prospective Study to determine the Incidence of

  1. Estimating the prevalence and risk factors of Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes among TB patients in Odisha.

  2. Assessing the prevalence and risk factors of Metabolic Syndrome among adults in an urban area of Bhubaneswar. 

  3. Seroprevalence of HIV infection and monitoring its trend in General and high-risk group Clients in Agra, UP. 

  4. Studies on correlation of HIV/AIDS with other infectious diseases, like Leprosy, Tuberculosis, STDs, Hepatitis, etc.

  5. Diagnosis of Infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and STDs by ELISA and rapid assay kits. 

  6. Sentinel surveillance of HIV and VDRL infections from patients attending the STD, Gyn.&Obs. and ANC clinics at different districts hospitals of northern India. 

  7. Estimation of CD4+, CD8+ cell counts and CD4/CD8 ratio using peripheral blood by Flow Cytometric assay.

  8. Isolation of DNA from blood of HIV-positive individuals for further sub-typing, 

  9. Estimation of hormones like LH, FSH, Estrogen, Progesterone, Prolactin, Testosterone, etc. among female Leprosy patients.

  10. Various immunological techniques like ELISA, IPA and IFA, Preparation of parasite antigens, Raising of polyclonal antisera in rabbits, Methods in protein chemistry for Affinity purification of antigens / antibodies, Evaluation of the various haptens, carriers, coupling methods and adjuvants in effective production of specific antibodies in rabbits, Cell-ELISA for detection of antibodies to surface antigens of parasites, Iso-typing and IgG sub-grouping of specific antibodies by ELISA, Different protein and lipid assays. 

  11. Serological techniques like Immuno-diffusion (ID), Immuno-Electrophoresis (IEP), Counter-Immuno electrophoresis (CIEP), Agglutination for detection of Blood group & Rh typing, RF (Rheumatoid Arthritis), VDRL (Syphilis), CRP (C-reactive protein) and ASO (Anti-Streptolysin-O), Electrophoretic techniques like SDS-PAGE and Western Blotting, Isolation of Plasmid DNA and Characterisation by Agarose Gel Electrophoresis.

Membership/Fellowship of Professional Societies/Associations :
  1. Life Member of the Indian Immunology Society (IIS) 

  2. Life Member of the National Leprosy Organisation (NLO)

  3. Member of Indian Leprosy Association (ILA )

  4. Life Member of the Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI) - Odisha State Branch.

  5. Life Member of the National Academy of Vector Borne Diseases.

Workshops/Conferences/Symposiums :

Workshops attended :

  1. Participated in the Symposium on “Phase - III clinical trial of alpha - beta     Arteether” at Regional Medical Research Centre, N.E.Region, Dibrugarh from 6th-7thJan.,1996.

  2. Participated in the “ICMR Workshop on Biomedical Communication” conducted by the Division of Publication & Information, ICMR, New Delhi at the Regional Medical Research Centre, Dibrugarh from 26th  - 28th March,1996.

  3.  Participated in the “Workshop on Community based Rehabilitation” sponsored by Rehabilitation Council Of India at Regional Medical Research Centre, Dibrugarh from 20th -22ndJune,1996.

  4. Participated in the “N.I.B. Handsdown Workshop on Quality Control in Clinical Microbiology” organised by Department of Microbiology, S.N.Medical College, Agra, in joint collaboration with the National Institute of Biologicals, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi and World Health Organisation from 2nd-5thSeptember,1997.

  5. Attended the FIMSA - IIS Advanced Course on Basic and Molecular Immunology at AIIMS, New Delhi from 5th - 9th March, 2001.

  6. Attended the Workshop on External Quality Assessment Scheme (EQAS) at National Institute of Biologicals (N.I.B.) at NOIDA from 6th -7th September,2001.

  7. Pediatric HIV workshop programme on 27thMarch, 2009 organised by S.N.Medical College, Agra. Demonstration of estimation of CD4/CD8 ratio using Flowcytometry [BD FACS Count] and ELISA.

  8. Attended the workshop on “Application of Flow Cytometry in Drug Mechanistics” at the Regional Research Laboratory, Jammu from 15th - 19th September,2003.

  9. Attended the 1st International Symposium on Genetic and Immune correlates of HIV infection and Vaccine-induced Immunity meeting held at Budapest, Hungary from 10th to 13thJune,2007 and presented a paper entitled, “HIV-leprosy co-infected cases attending the outpatient’s clinic at Agra, India : case report of  14 patients”.

  10. Attended Consultation titled ‘Galvanizing Evidence for HIV Management’ from 27th to 29thJanuary 2011 at NARI, Pune.

         

Seminars / Conferences :

  1. Presented a paper entitled,” Antigenic mimicry between piperazine derivatives and W.Bancrofti microfilariae” in the 59th  Annual General Meeting of the Society of Biological Chemists (India) : 27th - 29th  Dec.1990 at Udaipur.

  2. Presented a paper entitled, “ Antigenic mimicry between piperazine derivatives and filarial parasites” in the Indo-Swiss Seminar on Industrial Applications of Biotechnology : 27th - 28th Feb.1991 at Bangalore.

  3. Presented a paper entitled, “ HIV seroprevalence in leprosy patients” in the Indian Association of Leprologists : 17th -19th Sep. 1999 at Chandigarh.

  4. Presented a paper entitled, “A survey of the KABP regarding HIV and AIDS among a group of Commercial Sex Workers (CSWs)” in the 1st Conference of the Behavioural Scientists : 2nd -3rd Oct.1999 at the Central JALMA Institute for Leprosy, Agra.

  5.  Presented a paper entitled, “A comparative evaluation of the serum and urine samples from individuals of high-risk group” in the 26th Conference of the Indian Immunology Society : 13th -15th Jan. 2000 at Bombay. 

  6. Attended the UPSACS meeting  : 28thMarch,2000 at Lucknow.

  7. Attended the UPSACS meeting for In-Charges and Lab.Technicians of Voluntary Counselling and Testing Centres at Lucknow : 26thJuly,2001.

  8. Attended the UPSACS meeting for the 5th round of the National Annual STD Surveillance at Lucknow : 9thAugust,2001.

  9.  Presented a paper entitled,” HIV seroprevalence among Leprosy patients” in the Golden Jubilee Conference of the Indian Association of Leprologists (IAL) at Patna : 23rd -25thNovember,2001.

  10. Presented a paper entitled, “Cross-reactivity of Leprosy sera with HIV antigens” in the International Conference on HIV/AIDS at Mumbai : 16th -19thDecember 2001.

  11. Presented a paper entitled, “Disease manifestations among HIV - positive patients” in the 30th Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL) at Cochin : 24th -27th January,2002.

  12. Attended the Orientation/Workshop meeting of National Annual Sentinel Surveillance for HIV infections at Lucknow, during 18th - 19th of July,2002.

  13. Attended the Round Table Conference on Leprosy sponsored by Ranbaxy at the Hotel JayPee Palace, Agra on 29th September,2002.

  14. Attended the Indo-US Collaborative Workshop on HIV/STD Behavioural Prevention Research sponsored by ICMR, NACO & NIMH at the Hotel JayPee Palace, Agra from 22nd - 24th January,2003.

  15. Attended the one - day meeting at the National AIDS Research Institute at Pune on the 27th of Jan.,2003 in connection with the project on “HIV-1 subtyping and detection of HIV-1 recombinants in India” under Genomics (ICMR).

  16. Attended the IAL National Workshop on Diagnosis & Management of Leprosy at Hotel JayPee Palace, Agra from 18th -19thOct.,2003.

  17. Attended the ICMR - WHO sponsored Workshop on IPR and WTO issues at Agra from 22nd - 23rd January,2004.

  18. Attended the Indo-French Workshop on Research on HIV/AIDS at the Hotel JayPee Palace, Agra from 22nd - 24th January,2004.

  19. Attended the conference of Immunology and Immunopathology, at Agra.

  20. Attended the Regional Workshop on EQAS sponsored by NACO at the Hotel JayPee Palace, Agra from 25th - 26th March,2004.

  21. Attended the 24th Biennial Conference of the Indian Association of Leprologists, 12th-14thNovember,2005 at Central JALMA Institute for Leprosy and other Mycobacterial Diseases, Agra. 

  22. Attended the VII Sir Dorabji Tata Symposium on HIV/AIDS research issues at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 10th-11th March,2006 and presented a paper entitled, “A comparative analysis of CD4+, CD8+, CD3+ cells counts and CD4+/CD8+ ratio among Leprosy and TB patients and Normal Healthy Adults”.

  23. Attended the International Conference on Opportunistic pathogens in AIDS at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi on 27thMarch,2006 and presented a paper entitled, “A study of the relationship between HIV infection and Mycobacterial Diseases : the JALMA experience”.

  24. Attended the 1st International Symposium on Genetic and Immune correlates of HIV infection and Vaccine-induced Immunity meeting held at Budapest, Hungary from 10th to 13thJune,2007 and presented a paper entitled, “HIV-leprosy co-infected cases attending the outpatient’s clinic at Agra, India : case report of  14 patients”.

  25.  Attended the 1-day training of Health care providers in UP in sensitive and timely treatment for people living with HIV and AIDS at A.N.M. Training Centre at Agra on 17th Feb.,2009 organised by UPSACS, Lucknow.

  26. Attended the Bhartiya Rajbhasha Conference from 9th to 11thDec.,2009 at Puri, Orissa.

  27. Attended Consultation titled ‘Galvanizing Evidence for HIV Management’ from 27th to 29thJanuary 2011 at NARI, Pune.

Regional Medical Research Centre, Bhubaneswar :

  1. National Institute for research in Tuberculosis (NIRT), Chennai for developing the multi-centric project proposal, “A Longitudinal Study to Evaluate the Incidence of Tuberculosis in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes” from 4th-5th December,2012.

  2. Workshop on Tuberculosis and Diabetes Mellitus (Funded by Department of Biotechnology) in ICGEB, New Delhi on 2nd-3rd Aug.,2013.

  3. 1st Annual Conference of Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI) - Odisha State Branch held on 18thAugust,2013 at Pramod Convention & Club Resort, Cuttack.

  4. Attended 1-day workshop on “Developing an innovative Tribal Health System Model to estimate the burden of TB, co-infections, and improve the effectiveness of RNTCP in India- a multi-centric study” at National Institute for research in Tuberculosis (NIRT), Chennai on 4th Oct.,2013.

  5. Attended XI conference on “Lymphology Society of India at Regional Medical Research Centre, Bhubaneswar on 13th - 14th Dec.,2013.

  6. 3rd Annual Conference of Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI) - Odisha State Branch held on 22nd -23rd August,2015 at Mayfair Convention, Bhubaneswar.

Guest Speaker :

1.            HIV/AIDS awareness seminar organized by Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), Sanjay Place, Agra, on 24th Nov.,2006.

2.            Guest Speaker at the HIV/AIDS awareness seminar organized by CANA/YMCA at Diocese of Agra on 9th Feb.,2008.

3.            Lecture on “Youth and HIV/AIDS” on International Youth Day : 12th Sep.,2009 at Institute of Engineering, Agra College, Agra.

Recognised Guide :

  1. M.Sc. - 70 students & Ph.D. : Dr.B.R.Ambedkar University, Agra.
  2. M.D. : 6 students - S.N.Medical College, Agra.

Editorial Board Member of :

  1. Journal of Therapy & Management in HIV infection (Synergy Publishers)

  2. International Journal of HIV/AIDS & Clinical Research

  3. Journal of Epidemiological Research, Sciedu Press

  4. Internet journal of pathology & Laboratory Medicine.


Reviewer : 

  1. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition

  2. AIDS Care, Respirology

  3. Journal of Postgraduate Medicine

  4. African Journal of Food Science

  5. BMC Infectious Diseases [Biomedcentral]

  6. Italian Journal of Paediatrics

  7. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice

  8. Virology journal

  9. AIDS Care - Psychology

  10. Health & Medicine - Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies

  11. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research

  12. British Journal of Medicine & Medical Research

  13. Journal of AIDS and HIV Research (JAHR)

  14. BMC Research Notes (BiomedCentral)

  15. Journal of Therapy and Management in HIV Infection

  16. Journal of Clinical Research in HIV/ AIDS and Prevention

  17. Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research

  18. GERMS, Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research

  19. Archives of International Surgery

  20. BMC Public Health

  21. Issues in Biological Sciences &Pharmaceutical Research

  22. Journal of Medical Virology

  23. PLOS One

  24. Journal of Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism

Foreign Visits:
  1. THE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON GENETIC AND IMMUNE CORRELATES OF HIV INFECTION AND VACCINE INDUCED IMMUNITY. TO HUNGARY
    FROM 2007-06-10 TO 2007-06-13


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