Dr. Jyothi E. K.
Scientist 'C'
Phone : 0471-2524-512

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

Test kit for detecting Chlamydia trachomatis - 202041053682 (applied)

Test kit for determination of procalcitonin - 202041043487 (applied)

Development of Antibody detection for SARS CoV 2- 202041015212 (applied)

Senior Research Fellowship, ICMR. 2011

Junior Research Fellowship, ICMR. 2009

Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (IAMM)

Whole Genome Sequencing to understand the evolution of COVID 19 clusters in healthcare workers and inpatients in a non-COVID tertiary care hospital and the impact of vaccination and selection pressure on the genome of SARS CoV2. 2021- 2022.

Development and Evaluation of Air borne infection control systems for healthcare facilities. 2020-2023 (Co-investigator)

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

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

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

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

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

Indian Journal of Tuberculosis


Gopika Ramesh, Willi Paul,Vishal Valparambil Puthanveetil, Kavita Raja, Jyothi Embekkat Kaviyil, Raman spectroscopy as a novel technique for the identification of pathogens in a clinical microbiology laboratory, Spectroscopy Letters, 2022,
Gopika R, Jyothi EK, Willi P, Renjith S, Roy J, Gallium-Curcumin Nanoparticle Conjugates as an Antibacterial Agent against Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Synthesis and Characterization., ACS Omega, 2022,
R Sasi, SL Sreejith, G Ramesh, DR Sherin, JE Kaviyil, W Paul, R Joseph, Ionic liquid based antimicrobial coating on polymeric surface: A green chemistry approach., Results in Surfaces and Interfaces, 2021,
Ponnambath DK, Gopalakrishnan A, Pillai VV, Kaviyil JE, Raja K., Clinical profile of prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) due to Candida parapsilosis: A 11-year retrospective observational study from a quaternary cardiac referral Institute in India, IJCCM, 2021,
M Vani, EK Jyothi, KP Dinoop, PN Renjith, B Anugya, P Rajendra, V Lathika, D Ranjeet, AV Ramdas, and G Manoj, Evaluation of diagnostic accuracy of developed rapid SARS-COV-2 IgG antibody test kit using novel diluent system, VirusDisease, 2021,
Gurpreet Singh, G Srinivas, EK Jyothi, LK Gayatri, Rakhal Gaitonde, Biju Soman, Containing the first outbreak of COVID-19 in a healthcare setting in India: The Sree Chitra experience, Ind J Public Healh, 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/