New IF of Gut Pathogens

July 10, 2018 Leave a comment

Glad to inform that Gut Pathogens now has an improved IF of 2.8 !

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Dr Ahmed elected to American Academy of Microbiology (AAM)

June 15, 2018 Leave a comment

Dr Ahmed was nominated to the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM) late in 2017 and was elected to the prestigious fellowship of AAM in January 2018.

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Times of India quoted Dr Ahmed on Blue Tongue Virus situation in Telangana, India

December 29, 2016 Leave a comment

Times of India, Hyderabad Edition, December 29, 2016

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Bloomberg News report on our studies involving Helicobacter pullorum isolates from wetmarket poultry in India

November 20, 2016 Leave a comment
  • Scientists find more virulent form of drug-evading bacteria
  • Superbugs found in 11% of chicken samples in India’s Hyderabad

Full report here

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Media coverage of Qumar et al. Applied and Environmental Microbiology

November 13, 2016 Leave a comment



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Niyaz Ahmed appointed Senior Director, ICDDR’B at Dhaka

November 11, 2016 Leave a comment

Niyaz Ahmed, a noted biotechnologist, has been appointed Senior Director, Laboratory Sciences and Services Division, at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka in Bangladesh. Atna_icddrb2 present the Head of the Department of Biotechnology & Bioinformatics, University of Hyderabad (UoH), he recently won the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award. His tenure will be for a period of three years. Ahmed joined the Institute on November 1.

Established in 1960s as the South-East Asia Treaty Organisation (SEATO) Cholera Research Laboratory, the Centre is committed to solving public health problems facing low and middle income countries through innovative scientific research, including laboratory-based, clinical, epidemiological and health systems research.

Its mandate is to develop, test and assess the implementation of interventions specifically designed for resource-poor settings. It is funded by international core donors, Canada (Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development), Sweden (Sida), the United Kingdom (DFID) and also by the Government of Bangladesh.

Niyaz Ahmed’s work is known in the area of infectious disease epidemiology and pathogen biology, including studies on multiple drug resistance in pathogenic bacteria, such as those causing TB and diarrhoeal diseases.

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Dr Ahmed awarded with SS Bhatnagar Prize – 2016 in Medical Sciences

September 30, 2016 Leave a comment

Following is the media coverage/interviews etc. of Dr Ahmed post winning the SS Bhatnagar Prize 2016.




Times of India, September 27, 2016


Eenadu Telugu News, September 27, 2016


Loksatta, September 28, 2016


Tarun Bharat, September 27, 2016

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Teachers’ day group photo with our Masters batches of 2015 and 2016

September 8, 2016 Leave a comment


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Two new publications from our lab

September 8, 2016 Leave a comment

Sit back, relax and read them. Do send us your suggestions and comments  🙂

1) Molecular epidemiology and genome dynamics of New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM) producing extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli (ExPEC) strains from India.

Ranjan A, Shaik S, Mondal A, Nandanwar N, Hussain A, Semmler T, Kumar N, Tiwari S, Jadhav S, Wieler LH, Ahmed N.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 Sep 6. pii: AAC.01345-16. [Epub ahead of print]


2) Multipronged regulatory functions of a novel endonuclease (TieA) from Helicobacter pylori.

Devi S, Ansari SA, Tenguria S, Kumar N, Ahmed N.

Nucleic Acids Res. 2016 Aug 22. pii: gkw730. [Epub ahead of print]

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New articles added to PLOS Prokaryotic Genome Collection

July 5, 2016 Leave a comment
The PLOS Prokaryotic Genome Collection ( has been updated with the addition of the following articles.  We hope to also bring out a hard bound, updated edition of the collection very soon.


Research Articles


Complete Genomes of <i>Bacillus coagulans</i> S-lac and <i>Bacillus subtilis</i> TO-A JPC, Two Phylogenetically Distinct Probiotics

Indu Khatri, Shailza Sharma, T. N. C. Ramya, Srikrishna Subramanian
PLOS ONE   03 Jun 2016
Contig-Layout-Authenticator (CLA): A Combinatorial Approach to Ordering and Scaffolding of Bacterial Contigs for Comparative Genomics and Molecular Epidemiology

Sabiha Shaik, Narender Kumar, Aditya K. Lankapalli, Sumeet K. Tiwari, Ramani Baddam, Niyaz Ahmed
PLOS ONE  01 Jun 2016
TGS-TB: Total Genotyping Solution for <i>Mycobacterium tuberculosis</i> Using Short-Read Whole-Genome Sequencing

Tsuyoshi Sekizuka, Akifumi Yamashita, Yoshiro Murase, Tomotada Iwamoto, Satoshi Mitarai, Seiya Kato, Makoto K…
PLOS ONE  13 Nov 2015
Genomic Pathogen Typing Using Solid-State Nanopores

Allison H. Squires, Evrim Atas, Amit Meller
PLOS ONE  12 Nov 2015
Comparative Analysis of Super-Shedder Strains of <i>Escherichia coli</i> O157:H7 Reveals Distinctive Genomic Features and a Strongly Aggregative Adherent Phenotype on Bovine Rectoanal Junction Squamous Epithelial Cells

Rebecca Cote, Robab Katani, Matthew R. Moreau, Indira T. Kudva, Terrance M. Arthur, Chitrita DebRoy, Michael M. Mw…
PLOS ONE  09 Feb 2015
The Prevalence of Species and Strains in the Human Microbiome: A Resource for Experimental Efforts

Laurens Kraal, Sahar Abubucker, Karthik Kota, Michael A. Fischbach, Makedonka Mitreva
PLOS ONE  14 May 2014
<i>Helicobacter pylori</i> Genomic Microevolution during Naturally Occurring Transmission between Adults

Bodo Linz, Helen M. Windsor, John P. Gajewski, Caylie M. Hake, Daniela I. Drautz, Stephan C. Schuster, Barry J. Mar…
PLOS ONE  10 Dec 2013
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