क्षेत्रीय आयुर्विज्ञान अनुसंधान केन्द्र
(भारतीय आयुर्विज्ञान अुनसंधान परिषद)

पोर्ट ब्लेयर, भारत

Dr P Vijayachari

Scientist - G

Regional Medical Research Centre, (ICMR)
Post Bag # 13
Port Blair - 744 101
A&N Islands

Tel: +91 3192 251158/251043
Fax: +91 3192 251163
Email: directorrmrc@gmail.com | pblicmr@sancharnet.in

Research Specialization

Clinical Microbiology
Molecular Medical Microbiology
Molecular Epidemiology

Dr. Vijayachari Paluru

DATE OF BIRTH: 10th May 1962

Degree Year Institution University
MD (Microbiology) 1991 - 1994 S V Medical College, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh NTR Health University
MBBS 1983 -1988 S V Medical College, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh S.V. University

Institution Designation Duration Type of Work
RMRC Port Blair Director 1st Oct 2007 – Till date Administration
Guiding PhD students
Deputy Director & Officer in-charge 1st Aug 2006 – 30th Sept 2007
Deputy Director 26th June 2005 – 30th Sept 2007 Project Planning
Laboratory supervision
Data Analysis
Report Writing
Clinical work
Training and development of skilled manpower
Assistant Director 26th June 2000 -25th June 2005
Sr. Research Officer 27th May 1995- 25th June 2000
S.V. Institute of Medical Sciences Senior Resident in Microbiology 9th Aug 1994- 26th May 1995 Laboratory work
Teaching of PGDMLT & MSc students
Clinical work
Report writing
PG-cum-tutor in Microbiology
ICMR AIDS surveillance unit
15th May 1991-14th May 1994 Laboratory work
Teaching of MBBS & MSc students
Clinical work
Report writing


  • Fellow, National Academy of Medical Sciences (FAMS) - 2013
  • Lieutenant Governor’s Commendation Certificate on the occasion of Independence Day, 2010 in recognition of ‘Exceptional contribution in the field of Public Health Service’ (15th August 2010)
  • ICMR Prize for Biomedical Research conducted in under-developed areas for the year 2000
  • WHO-LERG Member: Nominated by Director General, WHO as a member of Leptospirosis Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (LERG) to advise WHO on estimation of global disease burden due to leptospirosis (2008-2011)
  • ICMR International Fellowship for young biomedical scientists for the year 2005 to carryout research on ‘Gene cloning’ at University of Kentucky, Lexington USA
  • European Union Fellowship to carryout research on ‘Characterization of leptospiral isolates’ at Department of Biomedical Research, Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 1998
  • Life Member, Indian Medical Association
  • Life Member, International Leptospirosis Society
  • Member, International society for Genomic and Evolutionary Microbiology
  • Life Member, Indian Leptospirosis Society

Monographs/Books published

  • Community Biodiversity Register (CBDR) comprising the knowledge on ethno-medicine and healthcare practices among the indigenous communities of A&N Islands.
    1. Nicobarese of Car Nicobar Island (Vol. I&II)
    2. Nicobarese of Katchal Island (Vol. III)
    3. Nicobarese of Kamorta & Nancowry Islands (Vol. IV)
    4. Nicobarese of Teressa Island (Vol. V)
    5. Nicobarese of Chowra Island (Vol. VI)
    6. Nicobarese of Great Nicobar and Little Nicobar Islands (Vol VII)
    7. Onge tribes of Dugong Creek, Little Andaman Island (Vol. VIII)
    8. Karen population of Mayabunder, North Andaman (Vol IX)
  • Leptospirosis – Clinical Spectrum and Case Management - 2011
  • "Leptospirosis - Laboratory Manual" - RMRC-WHO Joint publication, WHO-India Office (2007)
  • Laboratory Manuals for:
    1. WHO-ICMR Hands on training workshop on ‘laboratory methods of Leptospirosis and Mapping of diagnostic laboratories for zoonoses’ (Nov 2013)
    2. WHO-ICMR Hands on training workshop on ‘lab diagnosis of Leptospirosis and serological and molecular characterization of leptospires’ (Dec 2010)
    3. DBT-ICMR Hands on training workshop on ‘laboratory diagnosis and molecular epidemiology of leptospirosis’ (Oct 2007)
    4. Hands on training workshop on ‘laboratory diagnosis of leptospirosis’ (Sept 2005)
    5. ICMR-WHO hands-on training workshop on lab methods for the fastest diagnosis of leptospirosis employing molecular techniques’(Sept 2003)
    6. Hands on training workshop on ‘laboratory diagnosis of leptospirosis’ (Aug 2001)
    7. Hands on training workshop on ‘laboratory diagnosis of leptospirosis’ (May 1999)

PhD Supervision

Recognized guide for supervising candidates for PhD in Medical microbiology by the Pondicherry University

List of Scholars

Research Publications

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