ICMR-National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases
सी एम आर - राष्ट्रीय कॉलरा और आंत्र रोग संस्थान
Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
स्वास्थ्य अनुसंधान विभाग, स्वास्थ्य और परिवार कल्याण मंत्रालय, भारत सरकार
WHO Collaborating Centre For Research and Training On Diarrhoeal Diseases
Dr. M K Saha has been working as Scientist at the ICMR-National
Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (ICMR-NICED) in
Kolkata since 1989. Dr. Saha did Graduation (1978), Masters
(1980) and Ph D (1988) from Kalyani University. In ICMR-NICED,
he worked in Immunology till 1992, and thereafter working in
Virology Division. Additionally, since 2007, working in the
newly created Clinical Laboratory for vaccine and drug trial.
Dr. Saha worked on environmental Vibrio cholerae, Hepatitis
viruses and HIV.
Dr. Saha with his untiring efforts developed state of art
Immunology as well as Molecular HIV Reference Lab . Dr. Saha is
In-charge of the National HIV Reference Lab which is a NABL
accredited and this lab was adjudicated as the best National
Reference Lab in the country by CDC-WHO-NACO team evaluation in
the year 2008. The HIV reference lab has currently been
recognized by WHO as Global Prequalification Evaluation Lab (PEL)
for HIV diagnostics. Dr. Saha, has created NACO-Regional
Institute (East) for HIV Sentinel Surveillance and serving as
Dr. Saha has the of honor and distinction of serving as (i)
Temporary Advisor, WHO (Measles Aerosol Vaccine Project); (ii)
Member, National Working Group for HIV Surveillance and
Estimation; (iii) Member, Sectional Committee, Immuno-Biological
Diagnostic Kits, Bureau of Indian Standards, Govt of India; (iv)
Member, Technical Resource Group, Laboratory Service, NACO, Govt
of India; (v) Member, Expert Committee, Immuno and
Molecular-diagnostic Labs, National Institute of Biologicals,
Govt of India.
Dr M K Saha is recepientof National Scholarship (Govt of India),
CSIR Research fellowship (NET, 1st batch), JICA Counter-Part
Trainee in Molecular Virology, National Institute of Infectious
Diseases, Tokyo, Japan. He has published more than 60 research
Dr. Malay Kumar Saha
Scientist-F. In-charge- National HIV Reference
Biswas S, Ghosh P ,Chakraborty D, Chatterjee A, Dutta S, Saha
MK.COVID-19 Infection:Data Gaps for Diagnostic Laboratory
Preparedness and Tasks on Hand. Viral Immunol.2020:1-7..
Bhatta M, Dutta N, Nandi S,Dutta S, Saha M K.
Mother-to-child HIV transmission and its correlates in India:
systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Pregnancy
Childbirth.2020 Sep ;20(1):509.
Bhatta M, Nandi S, Dutta N, Dutta S, Saha M K. 2020. HIV
care among elderly population: Systematic review and
Meta-analysis. AIDS Res Human Retroviruses 36 (6),
Sinha A, Goswami D N, Haldar D, Choudhury K B, Saha M K, Dutta
S. 2020. Sociobehavioural matrix and knowledge, attitude and
practises regarding HIV/AIDS among female sex workers in an
international border area of West Bengal, India. J Family Med
Primary Care 9 (3), 1728.
Chakraborty D, Debnath F, Biswas S, Bhatta M, Ganguly S, Deb AK,
Saha MK, Dutta S. Exploring Repurposing Potential of
Existing Drugs in the Management of COVID-19 Epidemic : A
Critical Review. J Clin Med Res. 2020; 12(8):463-471.
Sahu D, Kumar P, Chandra N, Rajan S, Shukla DK, Venkatesh S,
Nair S, Kumar A, Singh J, Reddy S, Godbole S, Elangovan A,
Saha MK, Rai S, Lakshmi P, Gambhir T, Ammassari S, Joshi D,
Das A, Bakshi P, Chakraborty S, Palkar A, Singh SK, Reddy D,
Kant S, Pandey A, Vardhana Rao MV. Findings from the 2017 HIV
estimation round & trend analysis of key indicators 2010-2017:
Evidence for prioritising HIV/AIDS programme in India.
Biswas S, Chakraborty D, Ghosh P, Kumar P, Adhikary R,
Saha MK. 2020. HIV Risk profile and its socio-demographic
correlates among long-distance truckers in West Bengal, India:
Evidence from national HIV sentinel surveillance 2017. Indian
J Public Health. 64 (Supplement):S8-S14.
Biswas S, Sinha A, Rajan S, Khan PK, Joshi DS, Saha MK.
2020. Human immunodeficiency virus prevalence and high-risk
behavior of home-based and nonhome-based female sex workers in
three high-prevalent North-Eastern States of India. Indian J
Public Health. 64(Supplement):S46-S52
Biswas S, Ghosh P, Chakraborty D, Kumar A, Aggarwal S, Saha
MK.2020. Variation in injecting drug use behavior across
different North-eastern States in India. Indian J Public
Ghosh GK, Biswas S, Ghosh P, Ganguly S, Saha MK. 2020.
Motivation for adherence to antiretroviral therapy by
transgender people living with hiv - A study in West Bengal,
India. Indian J Public Health. 64(Supplement):S79-S82.
Dutta N, Saha M K. 2019. Nanoparticle-induced enzyme
pretreatment method for increased glucose production from
lignocellulosic biomass under cold conditions. J Sci Food
Dutta N, Saha M K. 2018. Immobilization of a Mesophilic
Lipase on Graphene Oxide: Stability, Activity, and Reusability
Insights. Methods Enzymol. 609:247-272.
Dutta N, Omesh S, Nandi S, Saha M K. 2018. Virologic
failure on anti-retroviral therapy without HIV drug resistance
mutation. J Immune DisordTher.2: 1-5.
Dutta N, Nandi S, Guha S K, Saha M K. 2017. Emergence of
HIV drug-resistant mutations in east Indian population after
failure of first-line antiretroviral therapy. HIV AIDS Rev
Dutta N, Biswas S, Saha M K. 2017. Nano-magnesium aided
activity enhancement and biophysical characterization of a
psychrophilic α-amylase immobilized on graphene oxide
nanosupport. J Biosci Bioeng 124(1):15-22.
Dutta N, Biswas S, Saha M K. 2016. Biophysical characterization and activity analysis of nano-magnesium supplemented cellulase obtained from a psychrobacterium following graphene oxide immobilization.
Enzyme Microb Technol. 95:248-258.
Aryaa B K., Das Bhattacharyaa S, Sutcliffeb C G, Saha M K,
Bhattacharyy S, Niyogi S K, Mossb W J, Panda S, Das R S, Mallick
M, Mandalda S. 2016. Immunogenicity and safety of two doses
catch up immunization with Haemophilus influenzae type b
conjugate vaccine in older HIV-infected Indian children.
Vaccine 34 (19): 2267-2274.
Debnath A, Mandal M, Choudhuri S, Saha M K and Guha S
K. 2016. Baseline Levels of Interleukine-6, Tumor-Necrosis
Factor-Alpha and C-Reactive Protein in Treatment Naive -Human
Immunodeficiency Virus Infected Patients-A Study from a
Tertiary-Care Hospital in Eastern India. Curr Biomarkers 6(2):124-132
Biswas S, Saha M K. 2015. Uncertainty of Measurement for
ELISA in a Serological Testing Laboratory. Immunochem
Immunopathol: Open Access 1:109.
Ghosh M, Nandi, S Dutta S, Saha M K. 2015. Detection of Hepatitis B Virus Infection: A systematic Review.
World J Hepatol. 7(23):2482-2491.
Saha MK, Mahapatra T, Biswas S, Ghosh P, Kire M. 2015 Burden
and Correlates of HIV Risk among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Nagaland,
India: Analysis of Sentinel Surveillance Data. PLoS ONE 10(2):
Mahapatra T, Biswas S, Nandi S, Ghosh P, Ghosh M, Mondal S, Saha
MK. Burden and Correlates of HIV among Men Who Have Sex with Men in
West Bengal, India: Analysis of Sentinel Surveillance Data.PLoS One.
Saha M K, Mahapatra T, Biswas S, Ghosh P, Mahapatra, Deb A.
K., Diwan K. Sociobehavioral Correlates of HIV Risk among Men Who Have
Sex with Men in Chhattisgarh, India: Analysis of Sentinel Surveillance
Data. Jpn. J. Infect. Dis. 2015. 68 (1), 38-44, 2015.
Panda S, Bandopadhyaya D, Saha M K, Pahari S, Chakrabarti S,
Niyogi S. Correlates of HIV transmission from husband to wife among
heterosexual married couples in ATR in West Bengal, India. J AIDS
Clin Res. 2015. 6: 417
Biswas S, Chattopadhyay M, Sen K K, Saha M K. Development and
characterisation of alginate coated low molecular weight chitosan
nanoparticles as new carriers for oral vaccine delivery in mice.
Carbohydrate Polymers. 2015. 121, 403-410.
Nandi S, Maity S, Bhunia S C, Saha M K. Comparative
assessment of commercial ELISA kits for detection of HIV in India.
BMC Res Notes. 2014. 7:436.
Biswas S, Chattopadhyay M, Sen K K, Saha M K, H S Majhi.
Structure-toxicity relationship of chemically modified chitosan as an
oral protein drug delivery carrier. J. Pharm. Sci. Pharmacol.2014.1,
Chatterjee S. Nandi S, Ghosh M. Saha M K. Diagnosing the
Infected Child: The Indian Context. 2014.The Positive Child Has a
Right to a Positive Life: Action Report on Pediatric HIV in INDIA.
Monograph, Section 3.2. Abbott
Biswas S, Sen K K, Roy D, Saha M K. Chitosan-based
particulate system for oral vaccine delivery: A review. Int J Pharm.
2014. 4(1): 226-236.
Bhattacharya M K, Saha M K, Chakraborty P S, Sinha A,
Bhattacharya A, Dutta K K. HIV/AIDS related deaths from three district
hospitals of West Bengal: An observation. J Acute Dis. 2014.
Biswas S, Sen K K, Saha M K, Roy D. Development and
characterization of o-methylated free n, n, n-trimethylated chitosan
nanoparticles as new carriers for oral vaccine delivery in mice. Int
J Pharma Bio Sci. 2014. 4:01-13.1
Maity S, Nandi S, Biswas, S Sadhukhan S, Saha M K. 2012. Performance and diagnostic usefulness of commercially available enzyme
linked immunosorbent assay and rapid kits for detection of HIV, HBV and HCV in India. Virol J., 9: 290
Maity S, Nandi S, Biswas, S, Saha M K. 2012. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Seroprevalence among Patients Attending a
Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic in West Bengal, India. Jpn. J. Infect. Dis.,. 65: 424-426
Maity S, Bhunia S C, Biswas S, Saha M K.2011 Syphilis seroprevalence among patients attending a
sexually transmitted disease clinic in West Bengal, India. Jpn J Infect Dis. 64: 505-508
Biswas S, Lala D, Teixeira da Silva J A , Sen K K, Saha M K. 2011 Development and Evaluation of Colonic
Drug Delivery of Aceclofenac using Pectin and Guar Gum. Int J Biomed Pharmaceut Sci. 5: 79-84.
Deb A K, M Deb, Saha M K , S Chakraborty, S K Bhattacharya, Detels R
2009 HIV transmission potential among local and migrant factory workers in Kolkata, India. AIDS Behav.13: 928-938.
Mullick, R., S. Sengupta, K. Sarkar, M.
K. Saha, S.
Phylogenetic analysis of env, gag and tat genes of HIV type 1 detected
among the injecting drug users in West Bengal, India.
AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2006. Dec. 22(12):
Sarkar, K., B. Bal, R. Mukherjee, M. K. Saha,
S. Chakraborty, S. K. Niyogi, S. K. Bhattacharya.
Young age is a risk factor for HIV among female sex workers-an
experience from India.
J. Infect. 2006 Oct. 53(4): 255-9. Epub 2005 Dec 27.
Sarkar, K., B. Bal, R. Mukherjee, S. Chakraborty,
S. K. Niyogi, M. K. Saha,
S. K. Bhattacharya.
Epidemic of HIV coupled with hepatitis C virus among injecting drug
users of Himalayan West Bengal, Eastern India, Bordering Nepal, Bhutan
Subst Use Misuse. 2006. 41(3): 341-52.
Gangopadhyay, D. N., M. Chanda, K. Sarkar,
S. K. Niyogi, S. Chakraborty, M. K. Saha,
B. Manna, S. Jana, P. Ray, S. K. Bhattacharya, R. Detels.
Evaluation of sexually transmitted diseases/human immunodeficiency virus
intervention programs for sex workers in Calcutta, India.
Sex Transm Dis. 2005. Nov.
Sarkar, K., B. Bal, R. Mukherjee, S. K. Niyogi,
Saha, S. K. Bhattacharya.
Epidemiology of HIV infection among brothel-based sex workers in Kolkata,
J. Health Popul Nutr. 2005. Sep.
Sarkar, K., B. Bal, R. Mukherjee, S. K. Niyogi,
Saha, S. K. Bhattacharya.
Cross border HIV epidemic among injecting drug users of Himalayan West
Eur J. Epidemiol. 2005. 20(4): 373-4. No abstract available.
Sarkar, K., D. N. Ganguly, B. Bal,
Saha, S. K. Bhattacharya.
Hepatitis B infection, Eastern India.
Emerg Infect Dis. 2004. Jul.
10(7): 1341-2. No abstract available.
Panda, S., L. Bijaya, Devi N. Sadhana, E. Foley, A. Chatterjee, D. Banerjee, T. N. Naik, M. K.
Saha, S. K. Bhattacharya.Interface between drug use and sex work in Manipur.
Natl Med J. India. 2001. Jul-Aug.14(4): 209-11.
Saha, M. K., S. Chakrabarti, S. Panda,
T. N. Naik,
B. Manna, A. Chatterjee, R. Detels, S. K. Bhattacharya.
Prevalence of HCV HBV infection amongst HIV seropositive intravenous
drug users their non-injecting wives in Manipur, India. Indian J. Med Res. 2000. Feb.
Saha, M. K., P. Dutta, S. P. De.
Possibility of public health hazards by contamination of toxin producing
Vibrio cholerae through fishes reared in sewage fed fishery.
Indian J. Public Health. 1999.Apr-Jun. 43(2): 71-2.
Panda, S., A. Chatterjee, S. Bhattacharjee,
Saha, S. K. Bhattacharya.
HIV, hepatitis B and sexual practices in the street-recruited injecting
drug users of Calcutta: risk perception versus observed risks.
Int J. STD AIDS. 1998. Apr. 9(4): 214-8.
Saha M K; Bhattacharya SK; Chowdhury AK. 1996.
Hepatitis-E: a serious health menace and major killer in late
pregnancy. Indian J Physiol Allied Sci. 50: 121-7.
Chaudhuri, P. P., K. Sengupta, B. Manna, M. K.
Saha,S. C. Pal, P. Das.
Detection of specific anti-Giardia antibodies in the serodiagnosis of
J. Diarrhoeal Dis Res. 1992. Sep. 10(3): 151-5.
Saha M K, Konar S K. 1990. Chronic effects of mixture of
crude petroleum and emulsifier on aquatic ecosystem. Environ
Ecol. 8: 664-667.
Chattopadhyay D N, Saha M K, Konar
S K. 1987. Some bio-ecological studies of the River Ganga in
relation to water pollution. Environ Ecol. 5: 494-500.
Saha M K, Konar S K. 1987. Chronic sublethal effects of
mixture of crude petroleum and emulsifier on fish. Environ
Ecol. 5: 223-229.
Saha M K, Konar S K. 1986. Chronic effects of crude
petroleum on aquatic ecosystem. Environ Ecol. 4:506-510.
Saha M K, Konar S K. 1986. Chronic sublethal effects of
crude petroleum on fish. Environ Ecol. 4: 494-499..
Saha M K, Konar S K. 1985. Impact of petroleum oil
refinery effluent on Hooghly Estuary ecosystem at Haldia, West
Bengal. Environ Ecol. 3: 524-529.
Saha M K, Konar S K. 1984. Sub lethal effects of effluent
of petroleum refinery on fish. Environ Ecol. 2: 262-265.
Saha M K, Konar S K. 1983. Acute toxicity of some
petroleum pollutants to plankton and fish. Environ Ecol. 1:
Saha M K, Konar S K. 1983.Toxicity of petroleum products
on plankton, worm and fish. Environ Ecol. 1: 61-62
Mukherjee S, Dutta S, Verma A S, Saha M K. Nanoparticle
synthesis harnessing benign green routes. Verma A S, Singh A (ed)
Animal Biotechnology: Model in Discovery and Translation,
Verma A S, Kumar V, Saha M K, Dutta S, Singh A.
HIV: Biology to treatment. Saxena S K and Paul Khurana S M (ed).
NanoBioMedicine: 2020, pages 167-197. Springer Nature.
Dutta N, Saha M K. Functionalized Graphene
Nanomaterials as Biocatalysts: Recent Developments and Future
Prospects. In Sulaiman Wadi Harun (ed.) Handbook of Graphene:
Volume 7, (301-324) c 2019 Scrivener Publishing LLC.