Center Director: Dr. Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay
Member Researchers: Drs. Piya Paul Mudgal, Anitha Jagadesh, Amrita Pattanaik, Sudheesh N
Manipal Institute of Virology (MIV)
Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka State, India
MIV is one of the premier virology research centers in India with a capacity to diagnose infectious diseases with different viral etiologies. MIV provides state of the art diagnostic facility to diagnose viral diseases while supporting public health services in disease surveillance and outbreaks response contributing to global health security. It also conducts research in basic and applied virology, epidemiology, diagnosis, vaccine, and therapeutics. MIV is also the NVBDCP Apex Referral Laboratory for Dengue, Japanese Encephalitis, and Chikungunya under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India programs. MIV offers Ph.D. (Virology) and Master of Science in Clinical Virology programs.
MIV, as one of the best institutes in India, has the platform for cross-cutting in-depth research in the field of Influenza viruses, Herpes simplex viruses, Enteroviruses, Human Papilloma Virus, etc., and Neglected Tropical Diseases. The varied areas of research mainly focus on improving clinical diagnosis of viral diseases, infectious disease surveillance (influenza, hepatitis, chikungunya, dengue, and cervical cancer), and epidemiological studies including molecular epidemiology of emerging and re-emerging viral diseases. The current thrust areas of research at MIV are focused on developing various strategies for newer and alternative treatment (prophylactic and therapeutic) modalities, platforms for testing antivirals, immunological profiling of viral diseases, and the development of diagnostic kits
MIV also supports the state and national health services for outbreak investigation. It has been instrumental in confirming more than 200 viral outbreaks. MIV is also a part of the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) by WHO and Global Virus Network (GVN).