Dr. Santanu Kumar Bandyopadhyay

Born in Calcutta on 16 January 1953. Schooling in Calcutta 1959-68; Graduated in Veterinary Science from Bengal Veterinary College, Calcutta University, 1973; Indian Veterinary Research Institute, 1974-76; Churchill College, Cambridge University (UK) 1985-88; BVSc & AH, 1973; MVSc 1976; PhD 1988; Commonwealth Fellowship, 1985; DBT Overseas Associateship, 1998.

Indian Agricultural Research Service, 1977; Sr. Scientist, National Biotechnology Centre, 1994-97, Head of Division, Virology, 1997-2002, Project Director, FMD, ICAR, 2001-04 and Joint Director (Academic), IVRI, 2002-04; Animal Husbandry Commissioner, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, 2004-09; Senior Technical Coordinator and Team Leader (AI), ECTAD, Vietnam, FAO, 2009-12; Member, ASRB, ICAR, New Delhi, 2012-15, FAO Coordinator for RSU, SAARC, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2015-17.

Awards/Honours: ICAR One-time Special Award, 2001; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award 2002-03; Government of Vietnam Special Medal for significant contribution to the livestock sector in Vietnam by an international expert, 2012; Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa), WBUFAS, 2015.

Fellow: Indian Society for Veterinary Immunology and Biotechnology

Research Areas: Animal virology, diagnostics and vaccines, molecular virology, epidemiology, animal disease prevention and control

Address: 9B, Bangur Avenue, D-Block, Kolkata 700055, W.B.; [Tel: Cell.: 9831292870; Email: santanu.bandy@gmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2008 to 20 Nov, 2009