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Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University

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Faculty Detail

Dr. Anuj Tyagi

Designation: Assistant Professor (Fish Microbiology)
Contact Address:Department of Aquatic Environment, College of Fisheries, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab 141004
Telephone : 0161-2414061
Mobile: +91-9915608455,

Academic Credentials

  • B.F.Sc.
  • M.F.Sc. (Fishery Microbiology)
  • Ph.D. (Fishery Microbiology)

Teaching and Other Appointments

  • Teaching of Undergraduate (UG), Postgraduate (PG) and Doctoral (PhD) students in subjects related to fishery microbiology and aquatic animal health management (Fundamental of Microbiology, Fish Immunology, Fish Pathology, Microbiology of Fish and Fishery Products, Microbial and Parasitic Diseases of Fish and Shellfish, Aquatic Microbiology, and Aquatic Animal Health Management).

Other Appointments

  • Chairperson – Disciplinary Committee, College of Fisheries
  • Member (Secretary) – Placement Committee, College of Fisheries
  • Member – Administrative cum Budget Committee & Research Committee, College of Fisheries
  • In-charge – Fish Health Management Laboratory

Area of Research Interests

  • Study of microbial diversity, potential pathogens, antimicrobial resistance (AMR), disease diagnosis and prevention in aquatic environments. Next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based metagenomics approach to discover novel microbes/functional gene in aquatic systems. Development of phage and quorum-quenching probiotics-based strategies for pathogen control in aquaculture. More than five years of hands-on biotech industry experience in cutting edge genomics (NGS, Microarrays, Genotyping), high-throughput screening and assay technologies. Bioinformatics analysis of whole genome, transcriptome and metagenomics NGS datasets.

Ongoing Projects

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Title of Project

Funding Agency




Development of phage-based strategies for biocontrol of antibiotic resistant Aeromonas species in fishery products





Development of biotechnological intervention studies to enhance the safety and shelf life of fishery products





Study of microbial diversity and potential human pathogens in freshwater aquaculture environment





National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases




Co-PI/Associated Scientist

Establishment of dedicated river health monitoring cell at GADVASU for conservation & restoration of river Beas

Punjab Pollution Control Board




National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases – Phase 1

NFDB through NBFGR




Nanoparticle based novel oral biofilm vaccine model for aquaculture       





ICAR Niche Area of Excellence (NAE) Programme “Antibiotic resistance: Animal Human Interface”


2017-18 - 2020-21

Research Honour’s /Awards

  • Best Poster Presentation Award during “Fisheries and Aquaculture: An Ecological Perspective” Conference, Ludhiana, February 22nd - 24th, 2023.
  • Best Poster Presentation Award during 1st Indian Fisheries Outlook 2022, Barrackpore, 22nd-24th March, 2022
  • Best Poster Presentation (2nd Prize) Award during National Seminar on Contemporary Issues in Fisheries and Aquaculture, Pantnagar, May 19th-20th, 2022
  • Best Poster Presentation Award during 19th Biennial International Conference of Animal Nutrition Society of India, Ludhiana, November 16th–18th, 2022.
  • Best Oral Paper Presentation Award during International Conference on “One World, One Health”, Chitkara University, Punjab, December 6th–7th, 2022.
  • Best Young Scientist award at 3rd International Symposium on Genomics in Aquaculture (ISGA III), Bhubaneswar, 21st – 23rd January, 2020
  • Best Researcher Award for year 2016-17 from Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana
  • Best Participant Award in 21 days summer school training programme, Bhubaneswar, 20th July - 09th August, 2016
  • Member of group winning The Pillay Aquaculture Award – 2008 by Indian chapter of Pillay Aquaculture Foundation
  • Recipient of the Prof. H. P. C. Shetty Gold Medal, University Gold medal, Dr. Tauro Gold Medal for best out- going Masters student in College of Fisheries, Mangalore, Karnataka 

No. of Publications

Research: 43Extension: 02              Books/Books Chapter: 06            Manuals: 04


  • Singh, T., Mandal, A., Holeyappa, S. A., Khairnar, S. O., & Tyagi, A. (2024). Growth performance and physiological responses of striped catfish (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus) under different carbohydrates supplemented biofloc aquaculture systems. Aquaculture, 579, 740252. (Impact Factor - 4.50, NAAS Score – 10.50)
  • Singh, A., Patil, U., Mittal, A., Singh, P., Tyagi, A., & Benjakul, S. (2023). Gelation characteristics of partially purified myofibrillar proteins extracted from commercially harvested Indian mackerel and threadfin bream. Journal of Food Science, 88(10), 4015-4027. (Impact Factor - 3.90, NAAS Score – 9.90)
  • Rai, S., Kaur, B., Singh, P., Singh, A., Benjakul, S., Vijay Kumar Reddy, S., . . . Tyagi, A. (2023). Perspectives on phage therapy for health management in aquaculture. Aquaculture International. (Impact Factor - 2.90, NAAS Score – 8.90)
  • Sudan, P., Tyagi, A., Dar, R. A., Sharma, C., Singh, P., B. T, N. K., . . . Arora, A. K. (2023). Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of food safety related Vibrio species in inland saline water shrimp culture farms. International Microbiology. (Impact Factor - 3.09, NAAS Score – 9.09)
  • Rai, S., Tyagi, A., Naveen Kumar, B. T., & Reddy S, V. K. (2023). Isolation and characterization of Aeromonas hydrophila lytic phage, and evaluation of a phage cocktail against A. hydrophila contamination in fish fillet. Food Control, 145, 109460. (Impact Factor - 6.65, NAAS Score – 12.65)
  • Yousuf, S., Tyagi, A., & Singh, R. (2022). Probiotic Supplementation as an Emerging Alternative to Chemical Therapeutics in Finfish Aquaculture: a Review. Probiotics Antimicrob Proteins. (Impact Factor - 5.27, NAAS Score – 10.61)
  • Tyagi, A., Sharma, C., Srivastava, A., Naveen Kumar, B. T., Pathak, D., & Rai, S. (2022). Isolation, characterization and complete genome sequencing of fish pathogenic Aeromonas veronii from diseased Labeo rohita. Aquaculture, 553, 738085. (Impact Factor - 5.14, NAAS Score – 10.24)
  • Tyagi, A., & Nagar, V. (2022). Genome dynamics, codon usage patterns and influencing factors in Aeromonas hydrophila phages. Virus Research, 320, 198900. (Impact Factor - 6.29, NAAS Score – 9.30)
  • Tyagi, A., Dubey, S., Sharma, C., Sudan, P., Rai, S., Kumar, B. T. N., . . . Arora, A. K. (2022). Complete genome sequencing and characterization of single-stranded DNA Vibrio parahaemolyticus phage from inland saline aquaculture environment. Virus Genes. (Impact Factor - 2.20, NAAS Score – 8.20)
  • Rawat, P., Kaur, V. I., Tyagi, A., Norouzitallab, P., & Baruah, K. (2022). Determining the efficacy of ginger Zingiber officinale as a potential nutraceutical agent for boosting growth performance and health status of Labeo rohita reared in a semi-intensive culture system. Front Physiol, 13, 960897. (Impact Factor - 4.75, NAAS Score – 10.75)