National Institute of Malaria Research



Molecular Biology Division


Dr OP Singh, Scientist 'G'

Technical Staff

Ms Sneh Shalini, Research Assistant

Ms Alka Kapoor, Technical Officer,

Mr Shri Bhagwan, Technician

Project Staff

Dr Prashant Mallick, Scientist B

Dr Nabmita Bandyopadhyay, Post Doctoral Fellow

Ms Sonal Kale, SRF

Ms. Shobhna Mishra, SRF

Ms.Taranjeet Kaur, SRF

Ms. Gunjan Sharma, SRF


Recent Publications from MolBio Division (2015-16)


13.Dykes CL, Das MK, Eapen A, Batra CP, Ghsh, SK, Vijayan VA, Mishra S, Singh OP*.

Knockdown Resistance (kdr) Mutations in Indian Anopheles stephensi Populations

J Med Entomol (Accepted)

12.Sharma D, Lather M, Dykes1 CL, Dang AS, Adak T, Singh OP*.

Disagreement in genotyping results of drug resistance alleles of the Plasmodium falciparum dihydrofolate reductase (Pfdhfr) gene by allele-specific PCR (ASPCR) assays and Sanger sequencing.

Parasitol Res [Published online Sept 2015] DOI: 10.1007/s00436-015-4750-2

11.Rao P, Uplekar S, Kayal S, Mallick PK, Bandyopadhyay N, Kale S, Singh OP, Mohanty A, Mohanty S, Wassmer S, Carlton JM.

A method for amplicon deep sequencing of drug resistance genes in Plasmodium falciparum clinical isolates from India.

J. Clin. Microbiol. 54:1500-11. [DOI: 10.1128/JCM.00235-16]

10.Jain J, Kushwah RB, Singh SS, Sharma A, Adak T, Singh OP, Bhatnagar RK, Subbarao SK, Sunil S

Evidence for Natural Vertical Transmission of Chikungunya Viruses in Field Populations of Aedes aegypti in Delhi and Haryana States in India - A Preliminary Report.

Acta Trop. 2016 Jun 6. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2016.06.004


9. Kushwah RBS, Dykes CL, Kapoor N, Adak T, Singh OP*

Pyrethroid-resistance and presence of two knockdown resistance (kdr) mutations, F1534C and a novel mutation T1520I, in Indian Aedes aegypti.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9(1): e3332, 2015 [IF: 4.45]

8. Dykes CL, Kushwah RBS, Das MK, Tiwari SN, Bhatt RM, Veer V, Agrawal OP, Adak T, Singh OP*.

Knockdown resistance (kdr) mutations in Indian Anopheles culicifacies populations.

Parsit Vectors 8 8:333, 2015  [IF: 3.43]

7. Sharma D, Lather M, Mallick P, Adak T, Dang AS, Valecha N, Singh OP*

Polymorphism in drug resistance genes dihydrofolate reductase and dihydropteroate synthase in Plasmodium falciparum in some states of India.

Parasit Vectors, 8:471, 2015 [IF: 3.43]

6. Singh N, Mishra AK, Chand SK, Bharti PK, Singh MP, Nanda N, Singh OP, Sodagiri K, Udhyakumar V

Relative Abundance and Plasmodium Infection Rates of Malaria Vectors in and around Jabalpur, a Malaria Endemic Region in Madhya Pradesh State, Central India .

PLoS ONE 10(5): e0126932, 2015  [IF: 3.23]

5. Carlton JM*, Volkman SK, Uplekar S, Hupalo DN, Alves JMP, Cui L, Donelly M, Roos DS, Harb OS, Acosta M, Read A, Ribolla PE, Singh OP, Valecha N, Wassmer SC, Ferreira M, Escalante AA.

Population genetics, evolutionary genomics, and genome-wide studies of malaria: A view across the International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 93:87-98 [IF: 2.70]

4. Singh OP*, Dykes CL, Sharma G, Das MK.

L1014F-kdr mutation in Indian Anopheles subpictus arising from two alternative transversions in the voltage gated sodium channel and a single PIRA-PCR for their Detection

J Med Entomol 52 (1): 24-27, 2015. [IF: 1.95]

3. Lather M, Sharma D, Dong AS, Adak T, Singh OP*.

Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite markers from the malaria vector Anopheles fluviatilis species T.

J Med Entomol. 52: 408–412, 2015 [IF: 1.95]

2. Kushwah RBS, Mallick PK, Ravikumar H, Dev V, Kapoor N, Adak T, Singh OP*

Status of DDT and pyrethroid resistance in Indian Aedes albopictus and absence of knockdown resistance (kdr) mutation.

J Vector Borne Dis 52:95–98, 201, 2015 [IF: 0.81]

1. Dev V, Adak T, Singh OP, Nanda N, Baidya BK

Malaria transmission in Tripura: disease distribution & determinants.

Indian J Med Res 142:12-22, 2015 [IF: 1.39]


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