National Institute of Malaria Research



NIMR Field Unit: Ranchi (Jharkhand)


Research Staff

Dr Manoj K  Das, Scientist E, Officer-in-charge


Ongoing Research Projects:



Recent Research Publications

Rao MR, Padhy RN, Das MK. Prevalence of dengue viral and malaria parasitic co-infections in an epidemic district, Angul of Odisha, India: An eco-epidemiological and cross-sectional study for the prospective aspects of public health. J Infect Public Health. 2015 Dec 1. pii: S1876-0341(15)00203-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jiph.2015.10.019. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26653975.

Dykes CL, Kushwah RB, Das MK, Sharma SN, Bhatt RM, Veer V, Agrawal OP, Adak T, Singh OP. Knockdown resistance (kdr) mutations in Indian Anopheles culicifacies populations. Parasit Vectors. 2015 Jun 18;8:333. doi: 10.1186/s13071-015-0946-7.

Saxena R, Das MK, Nagpal BN, Srivastava A, Gupta SK, Kumar A, Tomar AS, Sinha  AT, Vidyotma R, Jeyaseelan AT, Baraik VK, Singh VP. Identification of risk factors for malaria control by focused interventions in Ranchi district, Jharkhand, India. J Vector Borne Dis. 2014 Dec;51(4):276-81.

Srivastava P, Ratha J, Shah NK, Mishra N, Anvikar AR, Sharma SK, Das MK, Srivastava B, Valecha N. A clinical and molecular study of artesunate +sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine in three districts of central and eastern India. Malar J. 2013 Jul 17;12:247. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-12-247.

Saxena R, Nagpal BN, Das MK, Srivastava A, Gupta SK, Kumar A, Jeyaseelan AT, Baraik VK. A spatial statistical approach to analyze malaria situation at micro level for priority control in Ranchi district, Jharkhand. Indian J Med Res. 2012  Nov;136(5):776-82.

Das MK, Dhamodharan R, Hoti SL, Dash AP. Molecular differentiation of nocturnally periodic and diurnally sub-periodic Wuchereria bancrofti by Randomly  Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD). World J Microbiol Biotechnol. 2011 Jun;27(6):1525-30. doi: 10.1007/s11274-010-0601-6. Epub 2010 Nov 9.

Das MK, Lumb V, Mittra P, Singh SS, Dash AP, Sharma YD. High chloroquine treatment failure rates and predominance of mutant genotypes associated with chloroquine and antifolate resistance among falciparum malaria patients from the  island of Car Nicobar, India. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2010 Jun;65(6):1258-61. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkq090. Epub 2010 Apr 2.

Valecha N, Joshi H, Mallick PK, Sharma SK, Kumar A, Tyagi PK, Shahi B, Das MK, Nagpal BN, Dash AP. Low efficacy of chloroquine: time to switchover to artemisinin-based combination therapy for falciparum malaria in India. Acta Trop. 2009 Jul;111(1):21-8. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2009.01.013. Epub 2009 Feb 7.

Singh RK, Das MK, Dhiman RC, Mittal PK, Sinha AT. Preliminary investigation of dengue vectors in Ranchi, India. J Vector Borne Dis. 2008 Jun;45(2):170-3. PubMed PMID: 18592847.



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