Dr Prashant Kumar

Asst. Professor (Grade-II)

Amity Institute Of Virology & Immunology
  • Academic Area



    Genetics and Molecular Biology

  • Teaching Interests

    I have interest in teaching all the virology courses, biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Qualifications

    Graduation : B.Sc(Agriculture)-2003,Rajendra Agricultural University, Bihar

    Post Graduation : M.Sc-2005,GATE

    Post Graduation : M.Sc(Biotechnology)-2005,Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar

    Doctorate : Ph.D.(Medical Microbiology)-2012,Delhi University

  • Experience

    21 Feb 2012 - Present
    Asst. Professor (Grade-II),
    Amity Institute Of Virology & Immunology

    17 Oct 2011 - 15 Feb 2012
    Assistant Professor,
    Jaipur National University,
    Jaipur National University, Jagatpura, Jaipur

    01 Sep 2005 - 31 Oct 2011
    Senior Research Fellow,
    Delhi University,

  • Current Courses Taught

    Biosafety & Bioethics

    Systematic Virology - II

    Target Organs and Diseases

    Viral Diseases in Animals

    Viral Diseases in Humans

    Virus Vector Biology

  • Research Interests

    I have interest in working on the development of immunogen against respiratory viruses. I am also doing research on the development of nucleic acid based therapeutics against respiratory viruses.
  • Publications

    A conserved matrix epitope based DNA vaccine protects mice against influenza A virus challenge ,

    Small interfering RNA targeting the nonstructural gene 1 transcript inhibits influenza A virus replication in experimental mice ,
    Mary Ann Liebert Inc

    Comparative reproducibility of SYBR Green I and TaqMan real-time PCR chemistries for the analysis of matrix and hemagglutinin genes of Influenza A viruses. ,

    Age-sex distribution and seasonality pattern among influenza virus infected patients in Delhi ,

    Nucleic acid mediated cleavage of M1 gene of influenza A virus is significantly augmented by antisense molecules targeted to hybridized close to the cleavage site. ,

    Quantification of viral load in clinical specimens collected from different body sites of patients infected with influenza viruses ,
    Academic Journals

    Potent inhibition of pandemic influenza H1N1 (2009) virus propagation by novel chemically synthesized compounds ,
    Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

    Potent inhibition of influenza virus replication with novel siRNA-chimericribozyme constructs. ,

    Diagnosis of novel pandemic influenza virus (H1N1) 2009 in hospitalized patients ,

    Pandemic swine influenza virus (H1N1): a threatening evolution. ,

    Emerging influenza virus: a global threat. ,

    Biological and epidemiological aspects of influenza virus H5N1 in context of India. ,
    National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources, CSIR

    Pandemic Influenza A H1N1 (2009) Virus: Lessons from the Past and Implications for the Future. ,

    Clinical presentation of patients with seasonal influenza and pandemic influenza A (H1N1-2009) requiring hospitalisation. ,
    National Association of Chest Physicians

    Cross-Protective Effect of Antisense Oligonucleotide Developed Against the Common 3' NCR of Influenza A Virus Genome. ,

    Sequence-specific cleavage of BM2 gene transcript of influenza B virus by 10-23 catalytic motif containing DNA enzymes significantly inhibits viral RNA translation and replication ,
    Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

    Nucleic acid based multi-target approach for effective silencing of Influenza-A virus. ,

  • Projects

    To study the generation of virus-like-particles exhibiting co-expression of heterologous HA proteins(UCMS, University of Delhi)
    Generation of virus-like-particles exhibiting co-expression of heterologous HA proteinsby (CSIR)

    Study of AAV mediated induced expression of hMPV specific therapeutic nucleic acids in human cells(NA)
    Study of AAV mediated induced expression of hMPV specific therapeutic nucleic acids in human cellsby (DST)

    Aptamer-mRNA Chimera – The next generation RNA vaccine(VPCI, University of Delhi)
    Its on the development of mRNA-aptamer chimera as a vaccine candidateby (DST)

  • Affiliations

    American Society of Microbiology Since 03 Jan 2011

    Indian Immunological Society Since 03 Aug 2009

  • Conferences attended

    Immunobiology and Management of Viral Diseases in 21st Century
    Organized By :Indian Virological Society

    Immune Mechanism in Host Pathogen Interactions: Emerging Trends
    Organized By :Amity Institute of Virology and Immunology

    Flow Cytometry and Q-PCR: Principles and Clinical Applications
    Organized By :Amity Institute of Virology and Immunology

    ASM Virtual Workshop on Scientific Writing and Publishing
    Organized By :Amity University

    Project Management
    Organized By :Amity Academic Staff College, Amity Institute of Information Technology and Project Management Institute

    Pathogenesis of Influenza: Virus- Host Interactions
    Organized By :Hong Kong University

    2nd Annual Conference of International Association of Medical and Pharmaceutical Virologists
    Organized By :Department of Respiratory Virology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute

    Hands on Training on Molecular Techniques for Detection of Viral Infections
    Organized By :Vallabhbhai Ptel Chest Institute

    37th Annual Conference of Indian Immunological Society
    Organized By :Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science

    4th DITAN International Conference on Infectious Disease
    Organized By :Chinese Medical Doctor Association

    Real Time RT-PCR
    Organized By :Dept. of Biotechnology, GNDU, Amritsar

    Global Environmental Issues
    Organized By :Amity Academic Staff College

    Recent Advances in Natural Products
    Organized By :Amity University and National Society of Ethno-Pharmacology

    Influenza: An omnipresent global health threat
    Organized By :Amity Institute of Virology & Immunology

    Molecular and Immunological Assays for Influenza
    Organized By :Amity Institute of Virology & Immunology

    Yoga for Health

    Innovation and Commercialization of Technologies in Life Sciences: Pathways from Ideas to Market
    Organized By :Amity University

    Interdisciplinary Approach to Biosciences Research
    Organized By :Amity University

    Asia Pacific Congress of Virology
    Organized By :Amity Institute of Virology and Immunology and Indian Virological Society

    Hands-on-training in molecular techniques in Biotechnology
    Organized By :Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi

    National Conference on Recent Trends in Molecular Virology
    Organized By :Jamia Millia Islamia University

    8th Indo Global Summit and Expo on Vaccines, Therapeutics & Healthcare
    Organized By :OMICS International

    Hands on Training in Cell Culture Techniques and Cytotoxicity Assays
    Organized By :Amity Institute of Virology & Immunology

    BIRAC Workshop on Bio-Entrepreneurship, Grant-Writing & Intellectual Property Management
    Organized By :ICGEB

    Group Monitoring Workshop
    Organized By :DST/KIIT

    Molecular Virological Techniques for Dengue and Chikungunya
    Organized By :NIV Pune

    Application of Bioinformatics Tools and Databases in Virus Genomics and Evolution Research
    Organized By :DMRC Jodhpur

  • Short Description

    I have done PhD in Medical Microbiology with specialization in Respiratory Virology