Dr. Himansu Sekhar behera is a chartered biologist and holds a first class Masters degree in Applied Biology; and has a doctorate degree from All India Institute of Medical sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi. He has over ten years of research experience in microbiological research and biophysics. This includes experience of studying the characteristics, growth and development of microorganisms both at the molecular and cellular level which covers culture of bacteria, protozoa, virus & fungi, antibiotic sensitivity, staining, biochemical tests for microorganisms, Immunofluroscence assay (IFA), development of rapid molecular diagnostic methods for microorganisms (virus and protozoa), molecular typing of microorganisms. As the time has arrived where diagnosis of microbes is mainly on the basis of molecular methods rather than conventional one, he holds a good expertise in PCR based and Real time PCR based diagnosis. He has an experience on sequencing, genotyping, phylogenetic tree building, automated culture techniques etc. In addition to all these he holds the experience of biophysics which includes, SDS-PAGE, 2D gel electrophoresis, MALDI-TOF etc. He is now working as a research scientist in AIIMS, New Delhi. He has published several international papers and presented his work in several national and international conferences and awarded.
Protozoa, Fungi, Genotyping, Proteomics study.