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Independent experts nominated by country party

Gaya Prasad

First name
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Other Disciplines
Animal Science
UN languages spoken


Geographical Focus
Job function
Indian Veterinary Research Institute
Telephone number
0091 0581-2300096
Work experience
I have been an active researcher and professor specializing on infectious diseases of animals. I have handled several research and human resource development projects funded by national and international agencies including ICAR, DBT, USDA & BBSRC, UK as Principal/Co-Principal investigator. I have supervised several Master’s and Ph.D. Scholars in areas of Animal Biotechnology and Veterinary Microbiology. As Assistant Director General (Animal Health) I have been responsible for supervision of all Indian Network and Coordinated project, policy guidance and management of research projects being funded by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. As Director of Indian Veterinary Research Institute, I have been responsible for research, teaching and extension management and over all guidance in broad area of Veterinary and Animal Sciences. I have also been advising the researchers in different divisions of the institute in area of IPR and technology commercialization.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Post-Doc in Virology, M.D. A.H. & C. I., Univ Texas, USA 1986-1988; _x000D_
Ph.D. in Microbiology & Public Health, G.B. Pant Univ.Agric & Tech. Pantnagar, 1984; _x000D_
M.V.Sc in Veterinary Bacteriology, G.B. Pant Univ. Agric & Tech. Pantnagar, 1980_x000D_
B. V. Sc & A.H. in Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry G.B. Pant Univ. Agric & Tech., Pantnagar,1977
Publication titles
1. Shafiq M, Minakshi P, Anshul B, Ranjan K, and Prasad G (2013). Evidence of genetic reassortment between Indian isolate of bluetongue virus serotype 21 (BTV-21) and bluetongue virus serotype 16 (BTV-16). pii: S0168-1702(13)00010-5. doi: 10.1016/j. Virus Research. _x000D_
2. Minakshi P, Singh R, Ranjan, K, Kumar P, Joshi CG, YKM Reddy and Prasad, G. (2012). Complete genome sequence of bluetongue virus serotype 16 of goat origin from India. Journal of Virology, 86: 8337-38._x000D_
3. Gollapalli SRK, Mallavarapu S, Uma M, Rao PP, Susmitha B, Prasad PUVS, Chaitanya P, Prasad G, Hegde NR and Reddy YN. (2011). Sequences of genes encoding type-specific and group-specific antigens of an Indian isolate of bluetongue virus serotype 10 (BTV-10) and implications for their origin. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, doi:10.1111/j.1865-1682.2011.01266.x _x000D_
4. Prasad, G., Stoika, G. & Wong, P.K.Y. (1989). The role of thymus in the pathogenesis of hind limb induced by ts1, a temperature sensitive mutant of Moloney murine leukemia virus-TB. Virology. 169: 332-340. _x000D_
5. Mertens,P.P.C., Maan,N.S., Prasad,G., Samuel,A.R., Shaw, A.E., Potgiester, A.C., Anthonay, S.J.& Maan, S. (2007).Design of primers and use of RT-PCR assays for typing European bluetongue virus isolates: differentiation of field and vaccine strains. Journal of General Virology. 88:2811-2823.
Other activities
i. As Chairman, Expert Group on Animal Health, constituted by Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, _x000D_
viii. Indian Society for Veterinary Immunology and Biotechnology;_x000D_
ii. As member of Board of Studies in Biotechnology in Kurukshetra University and Ch. Devi Lal University, Sirsa_x000D_
viii. I have also been helping in different academic matters to other universities as Expert member in advisory Committees of Masters degree programme in Animal Biotechnology; _x000D_
vi. As member of National Task Force on “Translational Research and Product Development in Veterinary Vaccines & Diagnostics”, DBT, New Delhi (2008-todate); _x000D_
vi. Indian Virological Society; vii. National Academy of Veterinary Sciences; v. Association of Microbiologists of India
Organisation name
Animal Research Institute
Organisation city
Izatnagar, Bareilly, UP
Organisation country