SHAILESH D. PAWAR
SCIENTIST D

  SHAILESH D. PAWAR

Publications

Date of Joining Present Post: 01-09-2013

Address (Off):

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF VIROLOGY
20-A, DR.AMBEDKAR ROAD P.B. NO.11
PUNE - 411001 .
Telephone (off): 91-20-26006348
Fax : 020-25871895
Email : pawarshailesh@hotmail.com/pawar.sd@niv.co.in
Educational Qualifications:

Ph.D. Microbiology, Pune University

  • Ph.D. Microbiology: Worked on Rapid diagnosis and antigenic characterization of Indian type A influenza virus strains with indigenous monoclonal antibodies.
  • M.Sc. Microbiology: First class. Dept. of Microbiology, Pune Univ., Pune, India. Dissertation at Department of Biochemical Engineering, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India.

Discipline:
MICROBIOLOGY
VIRUS DISEASES


Research Experience:
  • Avian influenza outbreak investigations, surveillance in poultry, wild and migratory birds.
  • Virological and molecular characterization of emerging influenza viruses.
  • Development of monoclonal antibodies, rapid diagnostic and serological assays for influenza viruses.
  • Studies on animal-human interface activities with reference to influenza viruses.
  • Studies on pathogenesis, drug sensitivity, resistance of influenza viruses.
  • Pre-clinical trials and efficacy studies of influenza virus vaccines.
Membership/Fellowship of Professional Societies/Associations :
  • Member of Asia Pacific Congress of Medical Virology (APCMV)
  • Member of Society for Biosafety, India
Workshops/Conferences/Symposiums :

  • Worked as Temporary Advisor to the Regional Director, SEARO-WHO and organizer of the Regional Workshop on Laboratory Diagnosis of Emerging Infectious Diseases, NIV, Pune, India, 28th May to 1st June 2012.
  • Invited talk in an international symposium on Avian Influenza, New Delhi 28-31, Oct. 2007, Title: Neutralizing antibodies as a surveillance tool for Avian Influenza viruses.
  • Invited talk in Avian Influenza Training/Workshop on “Influenza Virus Strain Surveillance” organized by WHO-CDC-NIV-ICMR, NIV, Pune, Jan. 20-24, 2007.
  • Invited talk on “Influenza surveillance in India”, an international Asia Pacific Conference on Medical Virology. New Delhi, November 13-15, 2006.
  • Worked as a repertoire for a session in an international symposium on Avian Influenza, New Delhi, 28-31 Oct. 2007.
  • Training/Workshop on “Avian Influenza Preparedness and Response” organized by NICD-DGHS-CDC-WHO at New Delhi, March 6-9, 2007.

Awards:
  • Shakuntala Amir Chand Award-2010 for the significant contribution in Biomedical Research from the ICMR, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Fellowship, 2013, for paper presentation in the “Options for the Control of Influenza 2013 conference”, 5-10 Sept. 2013, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Scholarship for distinction in S.S.C. Board examination.
  • First rank in B.Sc. Microbiology, Ahmednagar College, Pune University.
  • Grant for paper presentation in 3rd Orthomyxovirus research conference, 28th-31st July 2005, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK.

Administrative Experience:

  • Establishment of laboratory facilities for handling emerging influenza viruses.
  • Operation and management high-containment (BSL-3) laboratory.
  • Course co-ordinator, M.Sc. Virology course.
Teaching Experience
  • M.Sc. Virology (Virology curriculum) at NIV, Pune. Course coordinator, Faculty, Guide, co-guide for M.Sc., Ph.D. programmes.
  • M.Sc. Microbiology: Visiting faculty, Microbiology Dept., Pune University.
  • Faculty in National and International workshops and training programmes.

Contribution to books

  • Mullick J, Pawar SD. Avian Influenza (Book Chapter), In National Institute of Virology’s Golden to Diamond Jubilee: The Glorious Decade. Dec. 2012, Pp. 35-63.
  • Wild Orchids of Northern-Western Ghats, Eds. Dr Satish Pande, Niranjan Sant, Vivek Vishwasrao, Mandar Datar, Published by Ela Foundation (2011). (ISBN 978-81-906955-4-1). Contribution acknowledged in this book.
  • Pawar SD. Avian Influenza (Book Chapter) in Basic Ornithology: Lecture notes for the Certificate Course in Basic Ornithology. Jointly conducted by MES Abasaheb Garware College Pune and Ela Foundation, Pune. Ed. Satish Pande, 225-233, 2008.
  • Experience as an editor: Worked as an editor for an international Ayurved Journal Deerghayu International, vol 16-IV, issue no 64, Oct-Dec.2000. 

Popular articles

  • Mishra AC, Pawar SD. Swine origin H1N1 Influenza, Swine Flu Manual, IMA (Pune Chapter), October 2009, 22-24. 
  • Shailesh Pawar. Epidemic investigations in NIV: My Experiences. Published in NIVIA Annual Federation convocation meeting, NIV, Pune, India, 2005.
  • Shailesh Pawar. Mucosal immunity and its importance in combating diseases. Deerghayu International, 16-IV, 64, Oct-Dec.2000. 
  • Shailesh Pawar. Emergence of antibiotic resistant super-bugs. Deerghayu International, 16-III, 63, July-Sept. 2000. 
  • BK Apte, Shailesh Pawar. Ecoimmunonutrition. Deerghayu International, 16-IV, 64, Oct-Dec.2000. 


Newspaper articles

  • Bird flu: Sakal Newspaper, February 1998. 
  • Plague: Dainik Prabhat Newspaper, 29th Sept 1994.


Newspaper articles on our work

  • Avian influenza viruses circulating locally in West Bengal: NIV study. Sakaal Times, Aug 21, 2012. www.sakaaltimes.com 
  • Poultry workers in city vulnerable to Avian Flu H9N2, finds NIV study. Sakaal Times, July 19, 2012. www.sakaaltimes.com 
  • H11N1 strain isolated in one Eurasian Spoonbill: Report. The Times of India, Jan 4, 2011.
  • Are migratory birds behind avian influenza virus? The Indan Express, Jan 30, 2008.
  • Electrocution may be a cause for falling number of vultures. The Times of India, Feb 22, 2011.
Foreign Visits:
  1. PARTICIPATION AS AN EXPERT IN THE WHO MEETING "TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL SUPPORT AT ROYAL CENTRE FOR DISEASE CONTROL". TO BHUTAN
    FROM 2016-09-05 TO 2016-09-09

  2. PARTICIPATION IN THE "2015 SEQUENCING TRAINING COURSE". TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2015-10-26 TO 2015-11-06

  3. TRAINING ON "SCREENING ANTIVIRAL SUSCEPTIBILITY OF INFLUENZA VIRUSES BY SEQUENCING & ANTIBIRAL RESISTANCE TESTING" TO AUSTRALIA
    FROM 2015-07-13 TO 2015-07-24

  4. 1. CONSISE 4TH INTERNATIONAL MEETING. (2). CONFERENCE ON "OPTIONS FOR THE CONTROL OF INFLUENZA VIII". TO SOUTH AFRICA
    FROM 2013-09-03 TO 2013-09-10

  5. PARTICIPATION IN THE LABORATORY MANAGEMENT COURSE. TO SOUTH AFRICA
    FROM 2011-02-28 TO 2011-03-04

  6. PARTICIPATION IN THE INTERNATIONAL CONFORENCE OPTIONS FOR THE CONTROL OF INFLUENZA VII. TO CHINA
    FROM 2010-09-03 TO 2010-09-07

  7. PARTICIPATION IN THE CDC INFLEUNZA PARTNERS MEETING FOR RESEARCH AND OTHER ACTIVITIES AT THE HUMAN ANIMAL INTERFACE. TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2010-08-23 TO 2010-08-24

  8. TO AVAIL THE OPTION FOR THE CONTROL OF INFLUENZA VI CONFERENCE. TO CANADA
    FROM 2007-06-17 TO 2007-06-23

  9. TO AVAIL TRAINING ON AVIAN INFLUENZA. TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2007-04-14 TO 2007-06-15


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