Research Portfolio

Dr. Paritosh Kumar Biswas
Department of Microbiology and Veterinary Public Health
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Poultry Research and Training Centre (PRTC)


Paritosh Kumar Biswas earned Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree (1990) from the Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh and PhD degree (1995) from the St. Petersburg State Academy of Veterinary Medicine, St. Petersburg, Russia. He also received a Diploma in Poultry Diseases and Diagnostic Methods (2006) from the Royal Veterinary and Agriculture University (currently, integrated with the Copenhagen University), Copenhagen, Denmark and Six month-long intensive training on Molecular Microbiology from the Copenhagen University, Denmark (2010-11).

He started his professional career as a Veterinary Assistant Surgeon (1995-96) under the Department of Livestock Services (DLS), Bangladesh, then served as the Livestock Specialist in Ansar-VDP Unnayan Bank (1996 -98), a specialized Bank in Bangladesh from which he joined the Department of Microbiology, the then Chittagong Government Veterinary College (currently, CVASU, from 7 August 2006) in 1998 and served as an Associate Professor until 2003. Since then he has been working as a Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Veterinary Public Health, except for 8 months in 2008 - 2009 when he served as a National Consultant (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) outbreak response and training, Bangladesh) at FAO, Bangladesh. As part of additional responsibilities he also held some other academic positions: Head of the Department of Microbiology (1998 – 2006, 2011-13), Coordinator in Bangladesh for the Commonwealth-funded Distance Learning Partnership Project on Commonwealth Scholarship with Master of Science degree courses in the areas: Livestock Health and Production, Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health at the Royal Veterinary College, London, UK (2011-13); Dean, Faculty of Food Science and Technology, CVASU (2013-15); Executive Editor, Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (2012-14) and Director (additional charge), One Health Institute, CVASU. Currently (from 2015), he additionally holds the position of Director (in-charge), Poultry Research and Training Centre (PRTC), CVASU.


•  Professor in Microbiology and Veterinary Public Health, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chattogram, Bangladesh from April 16, 2003 to Present
•  Associate Professor in Microbiology, Chittagong Government Veterinary College from Feb. 16, 1998 to April 15, 2003

Teaching : Current Courses

Course NameCourse CodeDepartment
General MicrobiologyGMC -201Faculties
Systemic Bacteriology and MycologySMB-202Faculties

Course NameCourse CodeDepartment
Advanced General MicrobiologyAVG-601Faculties
Avian MicrobesAIV-602Faculties


Educational Qualifications

PhD in Veterinary Microbiology (1995) from the St. Petersburg State Academy of Veterinary Medicine, St. Petersburg, Russia. 

Diploma in Poultry Diseases and Diagnostic Methods (2006) from the Royal Veterinary and Agriculture University (currently, integrated with the Copenhagen University), Copenhagen, Denmark

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) (1990) from the Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh (1st class) 

HSC (1993), Jashore Borad, 1st class

SSC (1981), Jashore Board, 1st class   


Six month-long intensive training on Molecular Microbiology from the Copenhagen University, Denmark (2010-11).

Short training (20 -23 November, 2017) on Avian Influenza Virus and Newcastle Disease Diagnosis, Sequencing and bioinformatics at Animal and Plant Health Agency, UK; 

A 2-week long training on laboratory diagnoses of poultry diseases and molecular techniques (2000) at Veterinary Laboratory Agencies, UK; 

Short training on bioinformatics at the Copenhagen University (2010);  

Short training of molecular diagnosis of avian influenza (2011) at National Veterinary Institute, Danish Technical University, Denmark; 

In-country short-trainings on bioinformatics and GIS (2011, 2012); 

Computer basic courses, 3 months (2002-2003, Bangladesh) and 2 months (1994, Russia)   


Acedemic Awards

ICEID 2018 Leaders Program (CDC, USA)

Member, Advisory Board, Avian Pathology Journal (2019- ) (Taylor & Francis)

Member, UKRI (United Kingdom Research and Innovation) International Development Peer Review College (2018 - )

DANIDA Fellowship in 2006 and in 2010 -11


Papers published in international peer-reviewed journals (40) 

Tony barnett, Dirk Pfeiffer, Ahasanul Hoque, Mohammad Giasuddin, Meerjady Flora, Paritosh Biswas, Nitish Debnath, Guillaume Fournie. Practising co-production and interdisciplinarity: challenges and implications for One Health research. 2020. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. (accepted)

Rume, F., Karim, M., Ahsan, C., Yasmin, M., & Biswas, P. (2020). Risk factors for bovine anthrax in Bangladesh, 2010–2014: A case-control study. Epidemiology and Infection, 148, E67. doi:10.1017/S0950268820000576

Avijit Dutta, Md. Zohorul Islam, Himel Barua, Eaftekhar Ahmed Rana, Mohammad Shah Jalal, Pangkaj Kumar Dhar, Avijit Das, Tridip Das, Sabuj Manohar Sarma,  Sanjoy Kanti Biswas, Paritosh Kumar Biswas. Acquisition of Plasmid-mediated Colistin Resistance Gene mcr-1 in Escherichia coli of Livestock Origin in Bangladesh. 2020. Microbial Drug Resistance (Accepted). 

Nadia Ali Rimi, Md. Zakiul Hassan, Sukanta Chowdhury, Mahmudur Rahman, Rebeca Sultana, Paritosh K. Biswas, Nitish. Debnath , SK Shaheenur Islam and Allen G. Ross. A decade of avian influenza in Bangladesh: where are we now? 2019. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease (Accepted, Manuscript ID: tropicalmed-517302) 

Younjung Kim, Paritosh K. Biswas, Mohammad Giasuddin, Mahmudul Hasan, Rashed Mahmud, Yu-Mei Chang, Steve Essen, Mohammed A Samad, Nicola S Lewis, Ian H Brown, Natalie Moyen, Md. Ahasanul Hoque, Nitish C. Debnath, Dirk U Pfeiffer, Guillaume Fournié. Prevalence of avian influenza A(H5) and A(H9) in live bird markets in Bangladesh. 2018. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 24(12): 2309-2316. DOI:

MS Jalal, MZ Islam, PK Dhar, A Das, MM Hasan, H Barua, PK Biswas, A Ahad. 2018. Antibiotic resistant zoonotic bacteria in Irrawaddy squirrel (Callosciurus pygerythrus). DOI:10.1002/vms3.138

Dhar PK, Dutta A, Das A, Jalal MS, Barua H, Biswas PK. 2018. Validation of real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction to detect virus titer and thermostability of Newcastle disease live virus vaccine, Veterinary World, 11(11): 1597-1603. doi: 10.14202/vetworld.2018.1597-1603

P. K. Biswas, M. Giasuddin, P. Chowdhury, H. Barua, N. C. Debnath, M. Yamage. 2017. Incidence of contamination of live bird markets in Bangladesh with influenza A virus and subtypes H5, H7 and H9. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. DOI: 10.1111/tbed.12788

Kaushik Chattopadhyay, Guillaume Fournie ´, Md. Abul Kalam, Paritosh K. Biswas, Ahasanul Hoque, Nitish C. Debnath, Mahmudur Rahman, Dirk U. Pfeiffer,David Harper, and David L. Heymann. 2017. A Qualitative Stakeholder Analysis of Avian Influenza Policy in Bangladesh. EcoHealth. DOI: 10.1007/s10393-017-1285-2

Farzana Islam Rume, Chowdhury Rafiqul Ahsan, Paritosh Kumar Biswas, Mahmuda Yasmin, Peter Braun, Mathias C.Walter, Markus Antwerpen, Gregor Grass, Matthias Hanczaruk. 2016. Unexpected genomic relationships between Bacillus anthracis strains from Bangladesh and Central Europe. Infection, Genetics and Evolution. 45: 66 -74.  


Rume FI, Antwerpen M, Braun P, Biswas PK, Yasmin M, Grass G, Ahsan CR, Hanczaruk M. 2016. Genome sequence of Bacillus anthracis strain Tangail-1 from Bangladesh.

Genome Announc 4(4):e00748-16. doi:10.1128/genomeA.00748-16.


M. D. Gupta, A. Das, M. Z. Islam, P. K. Biswas. 2016. Prevalence of sorbitol non-fermenting Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in Black Bengal goats on smallholdings. Epidemiology and Infections. DOI: 10.1017/S0950268816001047.


Farzana Islam Rume, Alessia Affuso, Valeria Rondinone, Viviana Manzulli, Serrecchia Luigina, Emanuele Campese, Paritosh Kumar Biswas, Chowdhury Rafiqul Ahsan, Mahmuda Yasmin, Antonio Fasanella, Martin Hugh-Jones. 2016. Genotype analysis of Bacillus anthracis strains circulating in Bangladesh. PLoS ONE. PLoS ONE 11(4): e0153548.


P.K. Biswas, M.Giasuddin, B.K. Nath, M.Z. Islam, N.C. Debnath, M. Yamage. 2017. Biosecurity and Cirulation of Influenza A (H5N1) Virus in Live Bird Markets in Bangladesh, 2012. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. 64: 883-891. DOI: 10.1111/tbed.12454 


P.K. Biswas, M. Z. Islam, N.C Debnath, M.Yamage. 2014. Modeling and Roles of Meteorological Factors in Outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1. PLoS ONE. 9:e98471.


K. Roy, M.R. Bertelsen, S.E. Pors, K.W. Johansen, A. T. Kristensen, M. Kjelgaard-Hansen, J. P. Christensen, P.K. Biswas, A.M. Bojesen. 2014. Inflammation induced hemostatic response in layer chickens infected with Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus as evaluated by fibrinogen, prothrombin time and thromboelastography. Avian Pathology. 43: 364-370. doi: 10.1080/03079457.2014.938608


M.Z. Islam, A. Musekiwa, K. Islam, S. Ahmed, S. Chowdhury, A. Ahad, P.K. Biswas. 2014. Regional Variation in the Prevalence of E. coli O157 in Cattle: A Meta-Analysis and Meta-Regression. PLoS ONE. 9:e93299. 


M. Z. Islam, J. P. Christensen, P. K. Biswas. 2014. Sorbitol non-fermenting shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in cattle in smallholdings. Epidemiology and Infections. DOI: 10.1017/s0950268814000351


Barua, H., Biswas, P.K., Talukder, K.A., Olsen, K.E.P., Christensen, J.P. 2014. Poultry as a possible source of non-typhoidal Salmonella enterica serovars in humans in Bangladesh, Veterinary Microbiology. 168:372-380.


S. Le Hello, A. A. Bekhit, S. Granier, H. Barua, J. Beutlich, M. M. Zajac, S. Münch, V. Sintchenko, B. Bouchrif, K. Fashae, J-L Pinsard, L. Sontag, L. Fabre, M. Garnier, V. Guibert, P. Howard, R. Hendriksen, J. P. Christensen, P. K. Biswas, A. Cloeckaert, W. Rabsch, D. Wasyl, B. Doublet, F-X Weill. 2013. The global establishment of a highly-fluoroquinolone resistant Salmonella enterica serotype Kentucky ST198 strain.  Frontiers in Microbiology. 4:395. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00395



K Roy, M Kjelgaard-Hansen, S E Pors, J P Christensen, P K Biswas,  A M Bojesen. 2013. Performance of a commercial chicken-ovo-transferrin-ELISA on the serum of brown layer chickens infected with Gallibacterium anatis and Streptococcus zooepidemicus. Avian Pathology. DOI:



K Roy, M Bisgaard, NC Kyvsgaard, J P Christensen, O L Nielsen, P K Biswas, S E Pors, A M Bojesen. 2013. Pathogenicity of wild-type and small-colony variants of Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus in layer chickens. Avian Pathology. 42: 316-322.

H. Barua, P.K. Biswas. K.E.P Olsen, S. K. Shil, J.P. Christensen. 2013.Molecular  characterization of motile serovars of Salmonella enterica from breeder and commercial broiler poultry farms in Bangladesh. PLoS ONE.8 : e57811.

Ahmed SS, Themudo GE, Christensen JP, Biswas P.K, Giasuddin M, Samad MA, Toft N, Ersbøll AK. 2012. Molecular epidemiology of circulating highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) virus in chickens, in Bangladesh. Vaccine. doi:pii: S0264-410X(12)01425-9. 10.1016/j.Vaccine.2012.09.081. [Epub ahead of print]

Ahmed SS, Ersbøll AK, Biswas PK, Christensen JP, Hannan AS, Toft N. 2012. Ecological determinants of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) outbreaks in Bangladesh. PLoS ONE. 7:e33938. 

H. Barua, P.K. Biswas. K.E.P Olsen, J.P. Christensen. 2012.  Prevalence and characterization of motile Salmonella in commercial layer poultry farms in Bangladesh. PLoS ONE. 7 : e35914. 

P. K. Biswas, M.Z. Islam, S.K. Shil, R.K. Chakraborty, S.S.U. Ahmed, J.P. Christensen. 2011. Risk factors associated with anthrax in cattle on smalllholdings. Epidemiology and Infections. Doi:10.1017/s0950268811002408.

P.K. Biswas, J.P. Christensen, S.S.U.Ahmed, H. Barua, A. Das, M.H.Rahman, M. Giasuddin, M.A.Habib, A.S.M.A. Hannan, N.C. Debnath. 2011. Mortality and clinical features of highly pathogenic avian influenza in naturally infected chickens in Bangladesh. Rev. Sci. tech. Off. int. Epiz. 30: 871-878.

P.K. Biswas, M.H. Rahman, A.Das, S.S.U. Ahmed, M. Giasuddin, J.P. Christensen. 2011. Risk for highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 virus infection in chickens in small-scale commercial farms in a high risk area, Bangladesh, 2008. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. 58:519-525.

S.S. Ahmed, A.K. Ersboll, P.K.Biswas, J.P. Christensen, N. Toft. 2011. Spatio-Temporal magnitude and direction of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) outbreaks in Bangladesh. PLoS ONE. 6: e24324.

S.S.U. Ahmed, A.K. Ersboll, P.K. Biswas, J.P. Christensen. 2010. The space-time clustering of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 outbreaks in Bangladesh. Epidemiology and Infections. 138: 843-852. DOI: 10.1017/S0950268810000178

N. G. Gregory, P.K. Biswas, S.H. Chowdhury. 2010. Recent concerns about the environment in Bangladesh. Outlook on Agriculture. 39:115-120.

P. K. Biswas, J.P. Christensen, S.S.U. Ahmed, A. Das, M.H. Rahman, H. Barua, M. Giasuddin, A.S.M.A. Hannan, M.A. Habib, N.C. Debnath. 2009. Risk for Infection with Highly Pathogenic Influenza A Virus (H5N1) in Backyard Chickens in Bangladesh. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 15, 1931-1936. doi: 10.3201/eid1512.090643


P. K. Biswas, J. P. Christensen, S. S. U. Ahmed, H. Barua, A. Das, M. H. Rahman, M. Giasuddin, A. S. M. A. Hannan, A. M. Habib, N. C. Debnath. 2009. Risk factors for infection with highly pathogenic influenza A Virus (H5N1) in commercial chickens in Bangladesh. Veterinary Record. 164, 743-746. DOI: 10.1136/vr.164.24.743


P. K. Biswas, H. Barua, G.M.N Uddin, D. Biswas, A. Ahad, N. C. Debnath. 2009. Serosurvey of five viruses in chickens on smallholdings in Bangladesh.  Preventive Veterinary  Medecine. 88, 67-71. doi: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2008.06.018.


P.K. Biswas, J. P. Christensen, S.S.U. Ahmed, H. Barua, A. Das, M.H. Rahman, M. Giasuddin, A.S.M.A.Hannan, M.A. Habib, A. Ahad, A.S.M.A. Rahman, R. Faruque, N.C. Debnath. 2008. Avian Influenza Outbreaks in Chickens, Bangladesh.  Emerging Infectious Diseases. 14: 1909-1912. doi: 10.3201/eid1412.071567


P. K. Biswas, G.M.N. Uddin, H. Barua, K. Roy, D.Biswas and N. C. Debnath. 2008. Survivability and causes of loss of broody-hen chicks on smallholder households in Bangladesh. Preventive Veterinary  Medicine. 83, 260-271. DOI: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2007.08.001

P.K.Biswas, G.M.N. Uddin, H.Barua, K.Roy, D.Biswas, A.Ahad and N.C.Debnath. 2006. Causes of loss of Sonali chickens on smallholder households in Bangladesh. Preventive Veterinary Medicine.76,185-195. DOI: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2006.05.001


P.K. Biswas,G.M.N. Uddin,H. Barua, K. Roy, D. Biswas, A. Ahad and N.C. Debnath. 2006. Immune status of semi-scavenging Sonali chickens in Bangladesh against Newcastle disease. Livestock Research for Rural Development .18, 1-10.

P.K. Biswas, D.Biswas, S.Ahmed, A.Rahman and N.C.Debnath.2005.A longitudinal study of      the incidence of major endemic and epidemic diseases affecting semi-scavenging chickens reared under the Participatory Livestock Development Project Areas in Bangladesh. Avian Pathology. 34, 303-312. DOI: 10.1080/03079450500178972


Papers published in regional journals (9)

Shamima Najmin, MD Omar Qayum, Paritosh Kumar Biswas, Shubhagata Das and Babu Kanti Nath. Pathogenic potentials and shedding probability of Salmonella enterica serotype Kentucky in experimentally infected backyard chicken. Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research. 5: 196-203.

M Z Islam, A Ahad, P K Biswas. 2013. Antimicrobial resistance profile of sorbitol non-fermenting shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli isolated from smallholding cattle. Journal of Infection and Molecular Biology. 1:58-63.  

P.K. Biswas, B.K. Sil, R. Faruque, S. Ahmed. D. Biswas and S. Chowdhury. 2002. Adenovirus induced hydro pericardium- hepatitis syndrome in broiler parent chickens in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences. 5,994-996. DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2002.994.996

Sonin P.F, Biswas P.K. 1995. Immunogenic properties of adhesive antigens of Escherichia coli (immunogennie sboistba adgezivnikh antigenov Esherekhii). Current Problems in Veterinary Medicine (Actyalnie problemi Veterinarnoi Medichini).123, 88-89 (in Russian).

Sonin P.F. Biswas P.K. Kanapatov Y.V. 1995.Methods of getting antifimbrial coli serum in rabbits and in hens. (polychenie giperimmunnoi antiadgezivnnoi kolisivorotki na krolikach u kyrach).Current Problems in Veterinary Medicine (Actyalnie problemi Veterinarnoi Medichini). 123, 89-91 (in Russian).

Sonin P.F, Biswas P.K. 1995. Antigenic structures of pathogenic Escherichia coli affecting chickens in Leningrad Region  (Antigennaia ctryktyra patogennoi Esherekhii, Videlennikh ot kyr V khoziastvakh Leningradskoi Oblasti). Current Problems in Veterinary Medicine (Actyalnie problemi Veterinarnoi Medichini). 123, 92-94 (in Russian).

Biswas P.K. Sonin P.F. 1994. Adhesiveness and adhesive antigens of Escherichia coli affecting chickens. Current problems in Veterinary Medicine (Actyalnie Problemi Veterinarii).121, 33-35 (in Russian).

Kalikoba G.K. Aliev A.S. Sonin P.F, Biswas P.K. 1994. Susceptibility of chickens to infectious bursal disease virus serotype 2 (Chuvstvitelnosth chipliat k vipycy infekchionnoi byrsalnoi bolezni 2 serotipa). Current Problems in Veterinary Medicine (Actyalnie Problemi Veterinarii). 121, 68-69 (in Russian).

Sonin P.F, Tylev Y.V. Avgystinovskaia L.B, Biswas P.K. 1994. Results on application of an immunostimulator and an inhibitor in preventing synthesis of nucleic acids of onco-viruses at poultry industry level (Rezyltati proizvodstvennovo ispitania immunostimyliatyra e ingibitora sinteza nyklenovikh kislot onkovirysob).Current problems in Veterinary Medicine (Actyalnie Problemi Veterinarii). 121, 115-116 (in Russian).


Local papers (15)

Gupta M.D., Das A, Ahad A., Biswas P.K. 2014. Antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of sorbitol non-fermenting including shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli isolated from Black Bengal goat. Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences. 2, 8-13.

Eliyas M. Biswas P.K. 2014. A cross-sectional survey on the prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of Salmonella in commercial and backyard chicken farms in Bangladesh.  Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences. 2, 14-19.

Biswas P.K., Sumon A.H., Barua H, Islam M.Z. Biswas D. 2014. Isolation, O-serotypic characterization, and in-vitro susceptibility of Escherichia coli isolates from chickens to five common antimicrobials used in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences. 2, 27-31.

M. Sultana, A. Ahad, P.K.Biswas, M.A. Rahman, H. Barua. 2008. Black Quarter (BQ) disease in cattle and diagnosis of BQ septicaemia based on gross lesions and microscopic examination. Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology.25, 13-16.

M.R.Faruque, J.P. Christensen, M. Bisgaard, B.C.Roy and P. K. Biswas. 2007. Factors influencing the vaccination programme for Newcastle disease in Bangladesh: disease outbreaks, haemagglutination inhibition titres and production under field conditions. Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology.24, 90-94.

S. D.Gupta, P.K.Biswas, M.N.Anwar, B.C.Dey and N.C.Debnath.2006. A longitudinal study to identify the causes of mortality in Fayoumi and Rhode Island Red chickens and immune status of the birds against Newcastle disease. Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology.24, 47-51.

H. Barua, P.K.Biswas, M.N.Anwar, B.C.Dey and N.C.Debnath.2006. Serosurvey and isolation of infectious bronchitis virus in chickens reared in commercial and semi-scavenging systems. Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology.23, 114-117.

G. M.N Uddin and P.K. Biswas. 2006. Identification of Leptospires in the urine samples of cattle and dogs registered at Veterinary Hospital using modified silver staining technique of Fontana. Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology.23, 1-3.

Z.A.Bhuiyan,P.K.Biswas,M.N.Anwar,A.Ahad and N.C.Debnath.2006. Evaluation of the efficacy of Baby chick Ranikhet disease vaccine and Bangla baby chick Ranikhet disease vaccine in Fayoumi chicks. Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology. 23,125-129.


P.K.Biswas,D.Biswas,S.Ahmed,H.Barua and N.C.Debnath. 2006. Serosurvey of Mycoplasma gallisepticum infection in semi-scavenging chickens in rural areas of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology.22, 105-108.

P.K.Biswas,D.Biswas,S.Ahamed,H.Barua and M.A.Kalam.2005.Detection of group-specific antigen (P27) of avian leukosis viruses in semi-scavenging chickens. The Bangladesh Veterinarian.22, 11-15.

P.K. Biswas, R. Faruque, S. Ahmed and V.C. Dey. 2001. Antibiotic sensitivity pattern of pathogenic Escherichia coli isolated from Fayoumi chicken. Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology. 18, 121-126.

P.K Biswas , P.F.Sonin,  Y.V Kanapatov,  and M.A. Rahman . 1998. Immunogenicity of a formalin–inactivated fimbriated Escherichia coli vaccine in chickens. Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology.15: , 67-72.

P.K, Biswas, P.F.,Sonin and Y. V..Kanapatov.1996. Isolation and sero-typing of pathogenic Escherichia coli from chickens in Russia. Bangladesh Veterinary Journal. 30, 89-90.

P.K .Biswas, A.N.M.A. Rahman,, M.R.  Faruque, P.F Sonin, Y.V Kanapatov and T. Islam. 1996. Adhesion properties and Fimbrial antigens of pathogenic Escherichia coli isolated from poultry. Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology. 13, 15-21.


Current Funding

Research grants received as the principal investigator

1. Active Surveillance of HPAI in Bangladesh – Live Bird Markets Sink Surveillance Activities in Chittagong Metro Area; from FAO; Total value around USD 26,000 plus necessary laboratory consumables

2. Increasing livestock production in the Hills through better husbandry, health service and improving market access through value and supply chain management; from KGF, Bangladesh; Total value around USD 99000

3. The Fleming Fund Country Grant, Bangladesh (as Animal Health Laboratory Capacity Building Lead) (Collaborative)

4. One Health Poultry Hub under the Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) of the United Kingdom; Total value £18.1M (Collaborative) 

Project Completed

Research grants received as the principal investigator

1. KGF-funded different trainings to enhance the capacities of Department of Livestock Services, Bangladesh. KGF, Bangladesh; Total value around USD 84,000 

2. Detection and molecular characterization of highly pathogenic H5N1 and low pathogenic H9N2 avian influenza viruses and their relative impacts on commercial poultry farms; from BAS-USDA; Total value around USD 39,000

3. The Impacts of different hygienic practices on Avian Influenza virus isolation rates in live bird markets and the status of H5N1 and H9N2 subtypes in their environments; from Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations; Total value around USD 25,500

4. The Impacts of different hygienic practices on Avian Influenza virus isolation rates in live bird markets; from Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations; Total value around USD 40,000

5. Time series analysis of highly pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 outbreaks in Bangladesh during year 2007-2011, from FAO; Total value around USD 4000

6. Prevalence and persistency of important enteric zoonotic pathogens in Smallholders’ livestock; from Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA)-assisted program; Total value around USD 14,000  

7. Enhancement of smallholders’ livestock disease diagnoses, mapping of the important diseases and identification of risk factors in the RFLDC area; from DANIDA-assisted program; Total value around USD 63,000  

8. A cross sectional survey on the prevalence of Salmonella on commercial and backyard chicken farms in Chittagong district; from Bangladesh University Grant Commission; Total value around US$ 1500 

 9. Study of the origin and spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks in Bangladesh; from DANIDA; Total value around USD 16,000

 10. A longitudinal study to identify the causes on the mortality of Sonali birds and broody hen chicks of key beneficiaries in the ‘Smallholder Livestock Development Project-2 (SLDP-2); from DANIDA; Total value around USD19,760 

11. Development of Participatory Livestock Development Project (PLDP) area based surveillance system for epidemiological scenario and quantification of the semi-scavenger losses attributed to main endemic diseases of poultry; from DANIDA; Total value around US$28,226 

12. A study on seroprevalence of Escherichia coli affecting chickens and developing formalin inactivated vaccine against the infection; from the Ministry of Science and Information and Communication Technology, Bangladesh; Total value around USD $3000 

 As a member of a team/Co-investigator:

1. Controlling and monitoring emerging zoonoses in the poultry farming and trading system in Bangladesh: an interplay between pathogens, people, policy; from BBSRC under the Zoonoses and Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS) programme, UK; Total value £1,934,084


2. Molecular epidemiology and genotyping of Bacillus anthracis in cattle of Bangladesh; from BAS-USDA; Total value about US$ 49500


3.Strengthening and Expansion of postgraduate research capabilities for the diagnoses, prevention and control of infectious zoonotic diseases in livestock and poultry of Bangladesh; from a World Bank assisted program - HEQEP; Total value about US$102,000