IVS-PGI Oration Award

Name Affiliation Photograph Description
Dr. Akhilesh Chandra Mishra Former Director, National Institute of Virology, Pune, India
Email: acm1750@gmail.com
Mobile No: 9970178555
Dr. D. T. Mourya ICMR-Chair for Virology & Zoonoses,
ICMR-National Institute of Virology, Microbial Containment Complex, 
Sus Road, Pashan, Pune 411021, INDIA

Dr. D T Mourya obtained Ph.D. from University of Indore, Post-Doctoral work at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK.

He has been associated with National Institute of Virology since 1977, for research on viruses.

Formerly, Director, National Institute of Virology, Pune; currently, ICMR-Chair for Virology & Zoonosis.

He has worked in various disciplines like Biocontainment, Virology, Medical Entomology and Biotechnology.

He has made outstanding contributions in the field of emerging and newly emerging viral diseases.

Played major role in leading the nation in the battle of highly pathogenic viral infections by providing expertise to establish state-of-the-art infrastructures, (BSL3 and BSL4) with a cutting edge advantage in dealing with such catastrophes. His research elucidated the existence of certain highly pathogenic viral infections in the country and revealed their importance in public health; current example is detection of Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever virus in Gujarat state.

He is one of the global expert on biosafety/biosecurity and consultant to World Health Organization [SEARO] as biosafety expert. He has to his credit the discovery of several viruses first time from India and some novel viruses, new to science.

He is recipient of several prestigious National awards for meritorious work in the field of virology. He has authored more than 220 research paper in National & International Journals and has to his credit the transfer of several technologies of public health importance to industry. Honored as Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India [FNASc]; The National Academy of Agricultural Sciences [FNAASc]; The Indian Virological Society [FIVS].