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Organization Contact Information

Name: National institute of technology calicut
Street 1: 302, school of bio-technology
Street 2: chemical engg bldg, NITC East campus
City: kozhikode
Province: kerala
Post Code: 673601
Country: India
Phone: 91-9645740050
Organization Email: ppushpakaran@gmail.com
Web Site:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: dr
First Name: dr prem raj
Last Name: pushpakaran
Title: professor
Email: ppushpakaran@gmail.com
Phone:  

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: dr
First Name: dr prem raj
Last Name: pushpakaran
Title: professor
Email: premraj74@rediffmail.com
Phone:  

General Information

Board Constituency: Technical agencies
Organization Type - Primary: Academic / Research Institution
Organization Type - Secondary: None
Is your organization legally registered in your country: No
Organization Reach: National
Organization Description:
NITC researches on novel technologies in rapid detection of TB bacilli from clinical samples and in vivo studies. My PhD research was on vaccine development against MDR strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Also, interested in anti-mycobacterial susceptibility testing, rational drug design, in vivo studies, etc. My role as an educator in disseminating the information about the ways to control the spread of TB and proper precautions for the same.
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? < $1,000
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: World TB Day
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Resource mobilization
 
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
by performing research on curing and containing the spread of TB
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: India
Which WHO region is the main focus of your work: Global
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
India

Specializations

Advocacy
Delivery of health services and care
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy India
Delivery of health services and care India
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care India
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities India
Research and Development India
Technical Assistance India

Contribution

Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

New Diagnostics:
PCR based assay development, Also, Luciferase reporter for anti-mycobacterial drug screening

New TB Vaccines:
modified live Mycobacterium habana strain expressing multiple epitopes like: listeriolysin, HIV rev protein, b-toxin of v. cholera

Fundamental Research:
bio-informatic tools for identifying genes involved in tb infection to the host macrophages

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: November 1, 2011
Last updated: July 19, 2013