26th National Conference of Indian Virological Society (IVS)

“Viruses to Viromes in Health and Disease”

December 7- 9, 2017

Post-Conference Hands on Workshop Diagnosis and Epidemiology of Arboviruses

About VIROCON-2017

Welcome Dear Members, Colleagues, Sponsors and Friends,

It is a great pleasure to announce that Nitte University, Mangaluru, Karnataka is organizing VIROCON 2017, the 26th National Conference of the Indian Virological Society (IVS), from 7th to 9th December, 2017 . The theme of this conference is “Viruses to Viromes in Health and Disease". On behalf of the organizing committee, we extend a warm and cordial invitation to all the members of the society and persons interested in the theme of the conference, for active participation in this important conference. We are confident that the forum will provide an excellent opportunity to the participants for very productive scientific deliberations and interactions in the domains covering medical, veterinary, plants, aquatic and environmental virology

About Indian Virological Society(IVS)

Indian Virological Society was established in December 1984. It is a unique scientific body that provides platform for those associated with the characterization and management of viruses affecting Animal, Human, Fish, Insect, Plant and any other living beings. Besides, IVS organizes National and International Conferences, Training, Seminar, Workshop, Invited lecture series, Industry-meet etc. The Society recognizes outstanding contribution of individuals in the field of virology and confers "Prof. K.S. Bhargava Oration Award" and "Fellow of IVS" every year. IVS is the member of International Union of Microbiological Society (IUMS). The Society publishes an internationally reputed journal,"Virus Disease"in collaboration with Springer and a half Yearly news letter “Virus Research News”.

Prof. Iddya Karunasagar
Local Organising Committee

Dr. G P Rao
General Secretary
Indian Virological Society

Prof. Anupam Varma
Indian Virological Society

About Mangaluru

Mangaluru/Manglore is the main port city of Karntaka situated 352 Kilometres from the state capital Bengaluru and is named after the Hindu deity Mangaladevi.Mangaluru is located in Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka on the south west coast of India by Arabian sea to its west and Western Ghats to its east.

Mangaluru is a cosmopolitan non-metro city of India. It is recognized globally as an educational hub with 4 universities in the district. It’s also a commercial, industrial and healthcare hub of the west coast.

Mangaluru has many tourist centres and is the nucleus of many pilgrim sites. Beaches (Panambur,Tannirbhavi,Someshwar),Temples(Mangaladevi, Kudroli), Parks (Kadri, Pilikula Nisargadhama),Churches (St.Aloysius Chapel, Milagres), Dargas, Shopping Malls(Forum Fiza, City Center and Bharat Mall) are a plenty. The City is well connected with convenient access through air, rail and road. There is an International airport at Bajpe (20 km from the city).Railway station (Manglore Central and Manglore Junction) and bus Station are located within 5-6kms radius of the city.

Organised By


  1. Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, DG, ICAR
  2. Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, DG, ICMR
  3. Dr. K. Vijay Raghavan, Secretary, DBT
  4. Shri. N. Vinaya Hegde, Chancellor, Nitte University
  5. Dr. S. Ramananda Shetty, Vice Chancellor, Nitte University

Local Organizing Committee, Nitte University

  1. Dr. Iddya Karunasagar, Chairman
  2. Dr.Indrani Karunasagar, Organizing Secretary
  3. Dr. M. S Moodithaya, Registrar
  4. Dr. Satheesh Kumar Bhandary, Dean, KSHEMA
  5. Dr. Jayaprakash Prakash Shetty, Registrar, KSHEMA
  6. Dr. U S Krishna Nayak, Dean, ABSMIDS
  7. Dr. C. S Shastry, Principal, NGSMIPS
  8. Dr. Fathima D’silva, Principal, NUINS
  9. Dr. Dhanesh, Principal, NIPT
  10. Dr. Rekha Rai, Professor, KSHEMA
  11. Dr. Vimal Kumar Karnekar, Professor, KSHEMA
  12. Dr. Veena Shetty, Professor, KSHEMA
  13. Dr. Anirban Chakraborty, Professor, NUCSER
  14. Dr. Smitha Hegde, Professor, NUCSER
  15. Dr. Praveen Rai, Assistant Professor, NUCSER
  16. Dr. Krishna Kumar, Assistant Professor, NUCSER
  17. Dr. Deekshit, Assistant Professor, NUCSER
  18. Dr. Biswajit Maiti, Assistant Professor, NUCSER

Programme Committee

  1. Dr. A.K. Prasad, Ex-President, IVS, New Delhi
  2. Dr. Indranil Dasgupta, Delhi University, New Delhi
  3. Dr. A.B. Pandey, IVRI, Bareilly
  4. Dr. V. Ravi, NIMHANS, Bangalore
  5. Dr. Gaya Prasad, NAAS, Meerut
  6. Dr. Arun Kumar, Manipal University, Manipal
  7. Dr. K.V. Rajendran, CIFE, Mumbai
  8. Dr. Iddya Karunasagar, Nitte University (Convenor)
  9. Dr. G.P. Rao, IARI, New Delhi (Co-Convenor)

MHA and MEA clearance from Govt. of India

All foreign delegates wishing to attend VIROCON 2017 and/or Post Conference workshop are hereby informed that the MHA ||   Health Clearance   ||  MEA, Govt. of India clearance has been obtained for their conference visa for travel to Mangalore, India

International Advisory Committee

  1. Dr. Iddya Karunasagar, Chairman
  2. Dr. Arun K. Dhar, University of Arizona, USA
  3. Dr. Arvind Varsani, Univ. Canterbury, New Zealand
  4. Dr. David Lees, CEFAS, UK
  5. Dr. Faseeha Noordeen, Univ Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  6. Dr. Gagandeep Kang, THSTI, Faridabad
  7. Dr. H.R. Pappu, Washington State University, USA
  8. Dr. A.L.N. Rao, University of California, Riverside, USA
  9. Dr. Neena Mitter, University of Queensland, Australia
  10. Dr. J. Bayry, INSERM, France
  11. Dr. Jiban Kumar Kundu, CRI, Czech Republic
  12. Dr. K. Izadpanah, Shiraz University, Iran
  13. Dr. Lava Kumar, IITA, Nigeria
  14. Dr. N K Ganguli, Ex-Director General, ICMR, New Delhi
  15. Dr. Sagar Goyal, University of Minnesota, USA
  16. Dr. Leigh Owens, James Cook University, Australia
  17. Dr. Maruthi M N Gowda, University of Greenwich, UK
  18. Dr. Maria A. Almeida, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
  19. Dr. R.V. Chowda Reddy, Iowa State University, USA
  20. Dr. Shin-ichi Fuji, Akita Prefectural University, Japan
  21. Dr. Siba K. Samal, University of Maryland, USA
  22. Dr. Suresh Mahalingam, Griffith University, Australia
  23. Dr. Thien Ho, University of Arkansas, USA
  24. Dr. William Burkhardt, FDA, USA
  25. Dr. Wilna Vosloo, AAHL, Australia
  26. Dr. Indrani Karunasagar, Convenor

National Steering Committee

  1. Dr. Anupam Varma, President, IVS, Chairman
  2. Dr. A.K. Prasad, Ex-President, IVS, New Delhi
  3. Dr. Pradeep Seth, Ex-President, IVS, New Delhi
  4. Dr. M.P. Yadav, Ex-President, IVS, New Delhi
  5. Dr. Narayan Rishi, Ex-President, IVS, New Delhi
  6. Dr. C.D. Mayee, NAAS, Nagpur
  7. Dr. Iddya Karunasagar, Sr. Director,Nitte University
  8. Dr. S.M. Paul Khurana, Amity University, Gurugram
  9. Dr. D.T. Mourya, Director, NIV, Pune
  10. Dr. R.K. Singh, Director, IVRI, Bareilly
  11. Dr. A.C. Mishra, Former Director, NIV, Pune
  12. Dr. R.K. Jain, Joint Director & Dean, IARI, New Delhi
  13. Dr. A.B. Pandey, IVRI, Bareilly
  14. Dr. V. Ravi, NIMHANS, Bangalore
  15. Dr. B.K. Baranwal, IARI, New Delhi
  16. Dr. H.N. Verma, Vice-Chancellor, JNU, Jaipur
  17. Dr. V. Muniyapaa, Former Professor, UAS, Bangalore
  18. Dr. H.S. Savithri, IISc, Bangalore
  19. Dr. P.K. Chakrabarty, ADG (PP), ICAR, New Delhi
  20. Dr. K.T. Rangaswamy, UAS, Bangalore
  21. Dr. Indranil Dasgupta, Delhi University, New Delhi
  22. Dr. Ashok Kumar, ICAR, New Delhi
  23. Dr. B. Pattnaik, PD-FMD, IVRI, Mukteswar
  24. Dr. D. K. Sarma, ICAR-NRC-Pig, Assam
  25. Dr. Shailendra K. Saxena, KGMU, Lucknow
  26. Dr. R.K. Ratho, PGIMER, Chandigarh
  27. Dr. Baijayantimala Mishra, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar
  28. Dr. Indrani Karunasagar, Nitte University, Convener

Virology Committees

Plant Virology

  1. Dr. Indranil Dasgupta, New Delhi (Chairman)
  2. Dr. R. K. Khetarpal, CABI, New Delhi
  3. Dr. S.K. Mukherjee, Delhi University, New Delhi
  4. Dr. S.K. Raj, NBRI, Lucknow
  5. Dr. V. G. Malathi, TNAU, Coimbatore
  6. Dr. M.K. Reddy, IIHR, Bangalore
  7. Dr. R. Selvarajan,NRCB, Trichy
  8. Dr. Bikash Mandal, IARI, New Delhi
  9. Dr. Vipin Hallan, CSIR, Palampur
  10. Dr. Celia Chalam, NBPGR, New Delhi
  11. Dr. A. Ishwara Bhat, ICAR, Calicut
  12. Dr. S. Chakraborty, JNU, New Delhi
  13. Dr. Krishna Reddy, IIHR, Bangalore

Medical Virology

  1. Dr. D. T. Mourya, NIV, Pune (Chairman)
  2. Dr. V. Ravi, Bangalore
  3. Dr. D.Parashar, NIV, Pune
  4. Dr. Shailendra Kumar Saxena, Secretary, IVS, New Delhi
  5. Dr. Baijayantimala Mishra, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar
  6. Dr. Nanda Kumar, NCRP, Bangalore
  7. Dr. R.K. Ratho, PGIMER, Chandigarh
  8. Dr. Udaykumar Ranga, JNCASR, Bangalore
  9. Dr. V. Gopalkrishna, NIV, Pune
  10. Dr Arun Kumar, Manipal University, Manipal
  11. Dr. P.S.Shah, NIV, Pune
  12. Dr. B.V.Tandale, NIV, Pune
  13. Dr. Prashanth Kumar, Amity University, Noida

Veterinary Virology

  1. Dr. A.B. Pandey, Bareilly (Chairman)
  2. Dr. Y.P.S. Malik, Secretary, IVS, New Delhi
  3. Dr. Ashok Kumar, ADG (AH), New Delhi
  4. Dr. D. K. Sharma, NRC-Pigs, Guwahati
  5. Dr. J.M. Kataria, Director, CARI, Izatnagar
  6. Dr. Manmohan Parida, DRDE, Gwalior
  7. Dr. Shrikrishna Isloor, KVAFSU, Bidar
  8. Dr. Nagendra R. Hegde, NIAB, Hyderabad
  9. Dr Baldev R Gulati, ICAR, Hisar
  10. Dr Gaya Prasad, VC, SVP, Meerut

Aquatic Virology

  1. Dr. Indrani Karunasagar, Nitte University (Chairman)
  2. Dr. K. V. Rajendran, CIFE, Mumbai
  3. Dr. Sahul Hameed, CAH College, Vellore
  4. Dr. K.K.Vijayan, CIBA, Chennai
  5. Dr. S.V. Alavandi, CIBA, Chennai
  6. Dr. P. K. Sahoo, CIFA, Bhubaneswar
  7. Dr. K. R. John, TNFU, Tuticorin
  8. Dr. Gaurav Rathore, NBFGR, Lucknow
  9. Dr. S.K.Otta, CIBA, Chennai
  10. Dr. S.S. Mishra, CIFA, Bhubaneswar
  11. Dr. Praveen Rai, NUCSER, Nitte University

Register For The Event




*Final Programme and Book of abstracts
*Forenoon& afternoon tea/coffee with light snacks during December 7-9, 2017
*Buffet Lunch during December 7-9, 2017
* Welcome dinner
*Cultural evening & Banquet



Dr.Iddya Karunasagar, Chairman
Dr. Indrani Karunasagar, Organising Secretary
Dr. Sushma Adappa & Mrs. Neetha Shetty, Treasurers
Nitte University, University Enclave, Medical Sciences Complex
Deralakatte, Mangalore-575018
Tel: +91-9448479750 / 9481202750
Email: virocon2017@gmail.com

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