Dr. Jyothi E. K.
Scientist 'C'
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PhD in Neuromicrobiology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore . 2015

MSc Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calicut, 2008

BSc Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calicut, 2006

Scientist C, Dept of Microbiology, SCTIMST, Trivandrum. August 2018

Program Manager, The Accelerator program for Discovery in Brain disorders using Stem cells (ADBS), NIMHANS, Bangalore. 2018

Consultant/ Technical Coordinator, Paediatric CBNAAT project with RNTCP (Bangalore, Guwahati, Indore, Nagpur, Surat, and Vizag): Accelerating access to quality TB diagnosis for paediatric cases, Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND India). 2017

Product Specialist, Tuberculosis Franchise and Women's Health (South India), QIAGEN India. 2015

First Rank, MSc Medical Microbiology (Faculty of Medicine), University of Calicut 2008

Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship, UGC 2006

First Rank, BSc Medical Microbiology (Faculty of Medicine), University of Calicut 2006

Best Paper Award for "Evaluation of the Genotype MTBDRplus assay for Rifampicin and Isoniazid susceptibility testing using direct cerebrospinal fluid samples" at Annual Conference and CME, Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (KC), Mangalore. 23-24th February, 2013.

Best Poster Award for "Multifaceted Study of Cryptococcus neoformans to Annotate its Genome, host-pathogen relation and Signalling" at the International symposium on "Proteomics beyond IDs" and 4th annual meeting of Proteomics Society of India, 22-24th November, 2012 (as Co-author).

Neuroinfections, Clinical microbiology, Clinical proteomics, Molecular diagnosis, Rapid diagnostic devices

Research and in vitro Diagnosis

Senior Research Fellowship, ICMR. 2011

Junior Research Fellowship, ICMR. 2009

Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (IAMM)

Development of real time RT-PCR assay for detection of SARS-CoV-2. 2020-2021

Development of rapid diagnostic kits for sepsis and Chlamydia trachomatis. 2020-2022

Development of a rapid technique for identification and characterization of clinical Acinetobacter baumannii isolates using Raman spectroscopy 2019-2020

Point care of detection of Human Papilloma virus using loop mediated amplification of DNA. 2019-2021 (Co-investigator)

Rapid Diagnostic Kits for SARS-CoV-2 Detection. (Co-investigator) 2020


Kaviyil JE, Ravikumar R., Diagnosis of Tuberculous Meningitis: Current Scenario from a Tertiary Neurocare Centre in India., Ind J Tubercuosis, 2017, 64(3):183-188, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=indian+journal+of+tuberculosis%C2%A02017+Jul%3B+64(3)%3A183-188.
Datta KK, Patil A H, Patel K, Dey G, Madugundu AK, Renuse S, Kaviyil JE, Nirujogi RS, Arunima A, Daswani B, Kaur I, Mohanty J, Sinha R, Jaiswal S, Sivapriya S, Sonnathi Y, Chattoo BB, Gowda H, Ravikum, Proteogenomics of Candida tropicalis - an opportunistic pathogen with importance for global health., OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology, 2016, 20(4): 239-47, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4840825/
Uppu DSSM, Manjunath GB, Yarlagadda V, Kaviyil JE, Ravikumar R, Paramanandham K, Shome BR, Haldar J, Membrane-Active Macromolecules Resensitize NDM-1 Gram-Negative Clinical Isolates to Tetracycline Antibiotics., PLoS ONE, 2015, 10(3):e0119422, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4366164/
Shenoy AK, Jyothi EK, Ravikumar R., Phenotypic identification and molecular detection of blaNDM-1 gene in multidrug resistant Gram negative bacilli in a tertiary care centre, Ind J Med Res, 2014, 139:625-31, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4078503/
Selvan LDN, Renuse S, Jyothi EK, Sharma J, Pinto SM, Yelamanchi SD, Puttamallesh VN, Ravikumar R, Pandey A, Prasad TSK, Harsha HC, Phosphoproteome of Cryptococcus neoformans, J Proteomics, 2014, .97: 28795, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23851311
Selvan LDN, Kaviyil JE, Nirujogi RS, Muthusamy B, Puttamallesh VN, Subbannayya T, Syed N, Radhakrishnan A, Kelkar DS, Ahmad S, Pinto SM, Kumar P, Madugundu AK, Nair B, Chatterjee A, Pandey A, Ravikuma, Proteogenomic analysis of pathogenic yeast Cryptococcus neoformans using high resolution mass spectrometry, Clin Proteomics, 2014, 11(1):5, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3915034/
Ravikumar R, Jyothi EK, Nanda Kumar BS, Murthy MMR, Efficacy of air disinfection devices in controlling atmospheric microflora in enclosed health care settings, J Evol Med Dent Sc., 2012, 1(5):715-22, https://jemds.com/latest-articles.php?at_id=241
Ravikumar R, Jyothi EK, Dutta BS, Vidyasagar K, Nandan TM, Ashalatha G, Infections by multidrug resistant organisms in a Neurosurgical and Neuropsychiatric care centre and the changing antimicrobial susceptibility patterns, J Evol Med Dent Sc., 2012, 1(4):445-52, https://jemds.com/latest-articles.php?at_id=180