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Gadvasu

Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University
ਗੁਰੂ ਅੰਗਦ ਦੇਵ ਵੈਟਨਰੀ ਐਂਡ ਐਨੀਮਲ ਸਾਇੰਸਜ਼ ਯੂਨੀਵਰਸਿਟੀ

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College of Veterinary Science








Faculty Detail

Dr. Simranpreet Kaur

Designation: Associate Professor
Contact Address: Centre For One Health, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana -141004 Punjab (India)
Telephone : 0161-2414009
Mobile: +91-9501804499(R)
Email: simranpreet@gadvasu.in, simranthind18@gmail.com

Academic Credentials

  • B.V.Sc.& A.H. (Gold Medalist)
  • M.V.Sc. (Veterinary Public Health)(Gold Medalist)
  • Ph.D. (Veterinary Public Health)
Additional Trainings acquired
  • Three months advanced foreign training at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) Land and Water Flagship, Australia on “Development of     Novel Molecular Diagnostic Assays for Library-Independent Microbial Source Tracking of Enteric viruses”
  •  Nominated for International Teaching Workshops in collaboration with University of Calgary, Canada.

Teaching and Other Appointments

  • Involved in teaching undergraduate courses on Milk and Meat Hygiene, Food Safety, Zoonoses and Public Health, and Environmental Pollution and safety.
  • Development of practical modules for demonstration of important UG practicals on Veterinary Public Health.
  • Teaching Postgraduate students on Viral and Bacterial Agents of Public Health Significance, Principles of Food Hygiene and safety, Food-Borne Infections and Intoxications, Meat and Milk Hygiene, Emerging and Remerging zoonotic diseases, Occupational Health Hazards, and Quality Control of Animal Food Products
  • Coordinator, Postgraduate Diploma courses on One Health.
  • Secretary, Speakers Forum Club, GADVASU, Ludhiana.
  • Expert lectures delivered to poultry and piggery farmers on zoonotic diseases and farm biosecurity measures.

Area of Research Interests

  • Promotion of Food Safety through detection and molecular characterization of bacterial and viral food borne pathogens in food of animal origin along the food value chain
  • Application of Microbial and Chemical Source Tracking Tools for Water Quality Assessment

 

Honour’s/Awards

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  • University Gold Medalist (PAU; 2004) and Merit Certificate in B. V. Sc. & A.H.
  • Best Student Award and Gold Medal (2006) in M.V.Sc.(VPH) from Indian VeterinaryResearch Institute, Izzatnagar
  •  “Dr. V.N.Bachhil Young Scientist Award (2006)”for research work on listeriosis
  • Honoured with Associate Membership of National Academy of Veterinary Sciences (India) in 2019.
  • Merit scholarships for academic excellence (1999-2004) by Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
  • Junior Research Fellowship (2004-2006) awarded by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, India
  • Senior Research Fellowship (2006-2008) awarded by Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izzatnagar, India.
  • Young scientist travel grant award by CSIR to present paper in 16th International Symposium on Problems of listeriosis in 2007 in Georgia, USA
  • Young scientist travel grant award by DST to present paper in International Conference on listeriosis
  • “ICP 2013 Travel Scholarship Award” amounting to AUD $2000 by the “Victorian State Government (Australia)” to present research paper at the 27th Congress of the International Paediatrics Association at Melbourne in 2013.
  • Dr. S.P. Singh Best Paper Award (2013) conferred by Indian Association of Veterinary Public Health Specialists
  • Best paper presentation and appreciation awards for the research papers presented at various national and international conferences in India
  • Award of Honour by Vets Club, Ludhiana on World Veterinary Day 2016.
  • Elected Member of the Executive Committee of Indian Association of Veterinary Public Health Specialists (IAVPHS) (2012-2017)

Students Guided
  • As Major Advisor: Two Ph.D. and Twelve M.V.Sc. students.
  • As Co-guide: One Ph.D and 14 M.V.Sc. students


Ongoing Research Projects

  • Principal investigator of research project entitled “Molecular Epidemiology of Listeria spp. in Relation to its Ecology and Trace Back Using Genome Based Typing Methods” funded by Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India.
  • Principal investigator of research project entitled “Study on Clean Milk Production Practices in Punjab: Perceptions, Challenges And Solutions” funded by RKVY, GOI
  • Co-Principal investigator of research project entitled “Outreach Programme on Zoonotic Disease Network project” funded by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi.
  • Co-Principal investigator of research project entitled “Designer food management of type-2 diabetes: targeting gut-hormone modulatory potential of probiotics” funded by Department of Science and Technology (DST), GOI
  • Co-Principal investigator of research project entitled “Establishment of a laboratory for the diagnosis of leptospirosis” under DBT-GADVASU Canine Research Centre and Networks funded by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), GOI


No. of Publications


  •  Research = 42;  h index = 10   Extension = 25,    Book Chapter = 01,    Manuals = 10

Publications

Kaur, S., Malik S.V.S., Vaidya, V.M. and Kaur, G. 2006. Serological diagnosis of Listeria monocytogenes infection in women with spontaneous abortions. Indian J. Comp. Microbiol. Immunol. Infect. Dis.,27(1): 23-25.

 

Kaur, S., Malik S.V.S., Vaidya, V.M. and Das, S. 2006.  Evaluation of PI-PLC Assay and ALOA for the diagnosis of listeriosis. J. Vet. Public  Hlth., 4(1): 1-5.

 

Kaur, S., Malik S.V.S., Vaidya, V.M. and Barbuddhe,S.B. 2007. Listeria monocytogenes in spontaneous abortions in humans and its detection by multiplex PCR. J. Appl.  Microbiol.,103: 1889-1896.

 

Kaur, S. and Malik S.V.S. 2007. Antibiotic sensitivity patterns of Listeria isolates from spontaneous abortion cases. J. Vet. Public Hlth., 5(1): 65-68.

 

Kaur, S. and Malik S.V.S. 2007. Isolation of Listeria species from cases of abortions in cows and buffaloes. Punjab Vet. J., 5(1): 35-41.

 

Vaidya, V.M., Malik S.V.S., Kaur, S. Satish Kumar and Barbuddhe,S.B. 2008. Comparison of PCR, Immunofluorescence Assay and Pathogen Isolation for Diagnosis of Q Fever in Humans with Spontaneous Abortions. J. Clin. Microbiol., 46(6): 2038-2044.

 

Vaidya, V.M., Malik S.V.S., Kaur, S. Satish Kumar and Barbuddhe,S.B. 2008. Comparison of PCR, Immunofluorescence Assay and Pathogen Isolation for Diagnosis of Q Fever in Humans with Spontaneous Abortions. J. Clin. Microbiol., 46(6): 2038-2044.

 

Kaur, S., Malik S.V.S., Bhilegaonkar, K. N., Vaidya, V.M. and Barbuddhe,S.B. 2010. Use of phospholipase- C assay, in vivo pathogenicity assays and PCR in assessing the virulence of Listeria spp. Vet. J., 184(3): 366-370.

 

Vaidya, V.M., Malik, S.V.S., Bhilegaonkar, K.N., Rathore, R.S., Kaur, S. and Barbuddhe, S.B. 2010. Prevalence of Q-fever in domestic animals with reproductive disorders. Comp. Immunol. Microbiol. Infect. D.,33(4): 307-321.

 

Singh, B. B., Sharma, R., Kaur, S., Ghatak, S., Sharma J. K., Gill, J. P. S. and Aulakh, R.S. 2012.  Prevalence of Cryptosporidosis and giardiasis in pediatric children with diarrhea in slum areas in comparison to hospital samples in Punjab (India). J. Vet. Pub. Hlth. 10(1): 17-20.

 

Singh, R., Kaur, Simranpreet, Bedi, JS and Gill, JPS. 2012. Potability evaluation of various drinking water supplies in Ludhiana district, Punjab. Crop Improvement. Vol 39 (Spl. Issue): 1643-1644.

 

Gill, G.S., Sharma, R., Rai, K., Kaur, Simranpreet and Gill, JPS. 2012. A study on seroprevalence of Bovine brucellosis in Ludhiana city of Punjab. Crop Improvement. 39 (Spl. Issue): 1445-1446.

 

Bedi, J.S., Singh, R., Gill, JPS, Prabhjit, Kaur, Simranpreet and Aulakh, RS. 2012.  Evaluation of chemical and microbiological quality of dried milk powder samples from Punjab. Crop Improvement. 39 (Spl. Issue): 1387-1388.

 

Dubal, Z. B., Bhilegaonkar, K. N., Barbuddhe, S. B., Kolhe, R. P., Kaur S., Rawat Shriya, Nambiar P. and Karunakaran, M. 2013. Prevalence and genotypic (G and P) determination of porcine group A rotaviruses from different regions of India.  Trop. Anim. Health Prod. 45(2): 609-615.

 

Kaur S., Bhilegaonkar, K.N., Agarwal R.K., Dubal Z.B., Lokesh K.M. and S Rawat. 2013. Detection and quantification of Group A rotavirus in humans and animals by real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. J. Vet. Pub. Hlth.11(1): 01-06.

 

Dubal, Z. B., Bhilegaonkar, K. N., Kolhe, R. P., Kaur Simranpreet, Rawat, S., Shakuntala, I and Vaidya, V M. 2014. Isolation and genotypic characterization of rotavirus.   Indian Journal of Animal Sciences. 84(3): 240–244.

Gurlal Singh Gill, Simranpreet Kaur, PN Dwivedi and JPS Gill. 2017. Comparative Prevalence and Molecular Characterization of Group A Rotavirus in Cow Calves of Punjab, India.Journal of Animal Research, 7(5): 927-933.

Maliha Gulzar, Randhir Singh, Simranpreet Kaur and Gill, JPS. 2018. Phenotypic and Genotypic Characterization of Antibiotic Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Bovine Milk Samples in Ludhiana, Punjab, India. Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. App. Sci. 7(07): 551-564.

Rashmi Thakur, Randhir Singh, Simranpreet Kaur and J P S Gill. 2018. Comparative evaluation of loop mediated isothermal amplification assay for rapid detection of Staphylococcus aureus. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences 88 (9): 22-28.

Richa Tiwari, Randhir Singh Saini, Simranpreet Kaur and R.S. Aulakh. 2018. Prevalence and Molecular characterisation of Listeria spp. in retail and mastitic milk of Punjab, India. Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. App. Sci 7(10): 2484-2495.

KM Lokesh, J.P.S. Gill, N.K. Singh, R. Verma, Simranpreet Kaur and R.S. Aulakh. 2018. Serological and Molecular Detection of Japanese Encephalitis in Naturally Infected Pigs of Punjab, India. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences. 7(3):2822-27.

Simranpreet Kaur, Randhir Singh and J S Bedi. 2018. Group A Rotaviruses in Bovines. Punjab Veterinary Journal. Dec 2017 and Dec 2018 issue: 81-84

Asima Simranpreet Kaur, Randhir Singh, Mandeep Kaur Sran and J.P.S. Gill. 2018. Molecular Characterization of Listeria monocytogenes in white meat samples from Punjab, India. Indian J. Anim. Res., 52(11) 2018: 1635-1641. Zehra, Maliha Gulzar, Randhir Singh,

Simranpreet Kaur, J.P.S. Gill. 2019. Prevalence, multidrug resistance and molecular typing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in retail meat from Punjab, India. Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, 16: 152-158.

Amandeep, Randhir Singh, Simranpreet Kaur and J P S Gill. 2019.  Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) positive methicillin resistant Staphylococcusaureus (MRSA) in raw milk in Punjab. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences 89 (1): 9-14