Hematophagous insects phisiology
Parasite-host (Leishmania-sandflies) interaction
Vertebrate complement system evasion by sandflies and Leishmania
P Parasite-vector-host interactions
Biology of sand flies, Leishmania development and epidemiology
Phlebotomine Sand fly rearing and maintaining,
EMRO Phlebotomine Sand fly taxonomic identification,
Diagnostic concentration of some insecticide against sand fly
Filter paper impregnation (WHO standard method)
Systematics and Biology of biting midges of various genera of subfamily Ceratopogoninae
Biting mides & Blackflies
Eco-epidemilogy, control, biology, colonies
Emerging infectious diseases,
Molecular entomology ,
Mass spectrometry MALDI-TOF .
Microbiome in Anopheles
Disease vectors ecology and behaviour
Physiology, molecular biology, mapping, fieldwork
I would like to introduce myself as Dr. Kaushik Sanyal, M.Sc., Ph.D. Recently, I have completed my Ph.D. in Zoology (Specialization Entomology) with studies on Biosystematics of Chironomidae (non-biting midges) from Sikkim, India. Now, I am working as District Entomologist under Health Dept. of Govt. of W.B., India and main job responsibilities are research & survey for all vector borne diseases. Out of 6 (Six) VBDs Kala-azar is endemic here and I am now working on mosquitoes & sand flies.
Dr. Kaushik Sanyal
Biology of Culicoides spp.
Taxonomy; Distribution; Ecology
Spatio-temporal statistics applied to vector population dynamics.
Vector dispersion and flight capabilities
Midges and sand flies
Vector-borne diseases; global health; science policy; networking.
Mosquito and sandfly biology and control
Ecosystem health and stability are closely linked to biodiversity dynamics (local, spatially and temporally). My interest are in understanding the processes that shape spatial biodiversity patterns, and subsequent inter and intraspecific responses. Traditionally, such assessments have been completed using physical descriptive methods (e.g., taxonomic identification and morphological characterization). Recent advances in molecular techniques now allow for alternative and rapid assessment of biodiversity using environmental sampling, allowing for more a more generalized set of analytical tools to characterize a much wider range of biodiversity. Presently I am assessing the power of using environmental DNA (eDNA) to assess diversity patterns and eDNA persistence dyanmics in rivers using high through-put sequencing and quantitative PCR (qPCR), in conjunction with traditional taxonomic assessments of biodiversity across large temporal and spatial scales.
I have an interest in the development of control for onchocerciasis which I have been working on for 10 years now. My research has focused mainly on the development of vaccines and diagnostics but I also have an interest in xenomonitoring using blackfly DNA.
Md. Nazmus Sakib
Population genetics, taxonomy, and systematics.
Vector competence, vector-pathogen-interactions, epidemiology
Insect-microbe symbiosis. Symbiont and pathogen genomics. Nanopore sequencing technologies.
Vector biology and control, chemical ecology, insect behaviour, vector-host-pathogen interactions
I am interested in Filaria research using the cattle Onchocerca ochengi transmitted by Simulium damnosum sl. which breeds in fast flowing streams or rivers to test new drugs, study filaria immunology and run vaccine trials. i am also involved in the management of researchers and research projects. However, my initial passion was in livestock reproduction.
Bluetongue in sheep,
Vaccines and Diagnostics
Bluetongue epidemiology, Diagnostics, vector studies and vaccine production
eco-epidemiology of arbovirosis
Surveillance for invasive mosquito species, mosquito control, insecticide resistance
Taxonomy, vector ecology, geographycal distribution of arthropod-borne diseases and their vectors, vector-borne disease transmission
I am interested in the systematics and ecology of Ceratopogonidae, especially the genus Culicoides. I also have an interest in the ecology and medical-veterinary importance of black flies.
Especially dedicated to insect-borne diseases. Leishmaniasis eco-epidemiology. Phlebotominae taxonomy and biology