ICMR-National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases

आई 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

NICED : Scientists

Dr. Shanta Dutta

Dr. Shanta Dutta

Dr. Shanta Dutta MD, Ph.D., Scientist G, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata, is a clinical microbiologist and a medical research scientist. After graduated in Medicine from Calcutta National Medical College under the University of Calcutta in 1986, she completed postgraduation in Medical Microbiology from the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Mangalore University in 1992. She has joined NICED, a constituent Institute of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and a WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Enteric Diseases, in August 1994 and presently holding the post of Scientist G (Director) in the Division of Bacteriology.

She was awarded with RONPAKU fellowship of JSPS (Japanese Society for Promotion of Science) during 2001-2005 by Dept. of Science and Technology, M/O Science and Technology, Govt. of India (Indian counterpart) and was conferred with Ph.D. Degree from Kyushu University, Japan in 2006 under this program. During this fellowship she gained experience of working on virulence, antimicrobial resistance and molecular epidemiology of enteric bacterial pathogens in the Department of Bacteriology, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. She was selected to participate in the Advanced WHO course on "Immunology, Vaccinology, Biotechnology and Biosafety applied to Infectious Diseases", held in Lausanne, Switzerland during Sept. - Oct., 1996. She has participated in the International course of laboratory diagnosis of Diarrhoeal Diseases, at ICDDR,B Dacca, Bangladesh during August 2002.She has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) (MAMS) in the year 2013 In recognition of significant contribution for the advancement of medical Sciences.

She is actively involved in research, training and teaching of the microbiological aspect of enteric diseases including diarrhea, enteric fever, water bacteriology. She has interests in exploring antimicrobial resistance of enteric pathogens, mechanism of drug resistance and antibacterial activity of bioactive molecules derived from herbal products. She has worked as principal investigator in a number of intramural and extramural funded projects. She supported the microbiology component of the studies pertaining to other divisions like epidemiology and clinical as a co-investigator and responsible for timely feedback of results to the concerned divisions. She took part in the vaccine trial of Typhoid vaccine (Vi polysaccharide vaccine), disease burden study of typhoid, randomized control clinical trials on usefulness of probiotics in acute diarrhea, role of vit A, micronutrients in acute watery diarrhoea. She acted as an expert in the UNICEF funded project on "Drinking water quality monitoring by H2S KIT" and participated as the nodal person in the multi-centric study on evaluation and operational research of the kit. On ICMR request, she was also involved in the evaluation of solar disinfection method of drinking water in rural household (SODIS).

She has published a number (>65) of original research articles in peer-reviewed national and international journals in the area of Clinical Microbiology, Molecular Epidemiology and Pathogenesis of enteric pathogens, water bacteriology including book chapters. She attended various national and international conferences and presented papers on her research studies. She served as an invited reviewer of a number of national and international reputed journals like Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Diagnostic Microbiology Infectious Diseases, Journal of Medical Microbiology, PloS One, BMC infectious Diseases, International Journal of Infectious Diseases, WHO Guidelines. She has been invited to become editorial international board member of various publishing agencies.

General Information
Name Dr. Shanta Dutta
Designation Director & Scientist G
Date of joining ICMR 3rd August, 1994
Date of joining present post 12th July, 2016
Discipline Clinical / Public Health Microbiology
Division Bacteriology
Specialization Medical Microbiology with special reference to enteric diseases
Email drshantadutta@gmail.com , shanta.niced@icmr.gov.in ,
Academic Qualification  
Graduation MBBS, Calcutta Univ., India, Nov. 1986
Post Graduation MD (Medical Microbiology), Mangalore Univ., India, Dec. 1992
Doctoral Ph.D. (Medical science), Kyushu University, Japan, Mar 2006


Research Experience

Dr. Dutta has more than 26 years of research experience in the field of enteric/ diarrheal diseases. She is actively involved in field based epidemiological studies as well as laboratory based molecular studies with the bacterial isolates, both clinical and environmental origin, w.r.t. their antimicrobial resistance marker, plasmid profiles, virulence markers and sequence based molecular subtyping etc. She has acted as an invited reviewer of a number of international peer reviewed journals and as a project reviewer of national and international funding agencies. She has published more than 250 articles in the high impact journals. Attended national and international conferences and delivered her views as consultants/ members of steering committee/advisory committee/ of Research Review committee/ of national and international research forum. She is the member of Technical Working Group (TWG) of the Global Task Force of Cholera Control Committee (GTFCC) and participated in GTFCC WHO meetings addressing the cholera control at the national level. Conducted collaborative projects as Principal site investigators in a number of studies funded by national/international agencies. She is invited to become internal/ external examiner for Ph.D. thesis evaluation, to impart training to the post graduate students of various national universities to complete their projects. She acted as the guide of Ph.D. students to accomplish their Ph.D. thesis and publish their results in peer reviewed high impact journals. Involved in teaching of Microbiology to undergraduate and post graduate students of both medical and non-medical curriculum.

Research Interest

The area of her research work focuses on both applied and basic aspects of enteric diseases and enteric pathogens with special reference to entero-virulent Escherichia coli, Shigella, Salmonella and V. cholerae species. Studying phenotypic and genetic characters of various enteric bacteria and analyzing the results are her major research interest. In view of the emerging issues of antimicrobial resistance, exploring antibacterial activity of herbal extracts is another area, where she puts in efforts, which might lead to some new product with strong antibacterial potential. Other research interests include bacterial population genetics, evaluation of new/ existing diagnostic tests for enteric diseases along with development of more user friendly and comprehensive point of care tests, enteric vaccine evaluation and efficacy testing, estimation of disease burden based on sero-surveillance etc. .

Membership/ Fellow of Professional Societies/ Associations

  1. Indian Assoc. of Medical Microbiologists (Life membership)
  2. Indian Assoc. of Pathologists & Microbiologists (Annual membership)
  3. Society of Biological Chemists, India (Life membership)
  4. American Society of Microbiology (Annual membership)
  5. Indian Science Congress Association (Life membership)
  6. Indian Medical Association, Kolkata Branch (Life membership)
  7. Elected Member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) (MAMS) 2013
  8. Administrative Staff College of India Association (Life Membership)


  • Recipient of National Scholarship of D.P.I., West Bengal in 1979, for academic excellence
  • Recipient of RONPAKU fellowship of JSPS (Japan Society for Promotion of Science) by DST for JFY 2001- 2005 and conferred with Ph. D. (Medical Science) from Kyushu University.
  • Biographical profile has been published in the 26th edition of Who's Who in the world 2009 published by Marquis Who's Who, USA.
  • Recipient of Membership of the National Academy of the Medical Sciences, India (MAMS) in 2013 for major contribution in the field of medical science
  • Recipient of Dr. Y. S. Narayana Rao Oration Award of ICMR for her research work in the field of Microbiology in 2014.
  • Awarded platinum Jubilee lecture in the section of Medical Science including physiology on 4 Jan 2016, in 103rd Indian Science Congress held in Mysore University
  • Awarded S. C. Sil Oration 2017 of Indian Public Health Association, West Bengal Chapter
  • Received Life Time Achievement Award 2017 of Indian Association of Applied Microbiologists
  • Elected as Fellow of West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology (WAST) for 2017
  • Recipient of "Vikram Sarabhai Memorial Award" for 2018-2019 for her contribution in the development of Science and Technology - specifically in the realm of Medical Microbiology on 3rd January, 2018 at the 106th Indian Science Congress held in Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar.
  • Elected as Fellow of National Academy of Sciences (FNASc), India for 2019.

Affiliation to Scientific/Technical Committees at State/ National/ International levels

  • External Project reviewer of International Center of Diarrhoeal Disease and Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR, B) Dacca for reviewing of proposals submitted for funding
  • External Project Reviewer of the US-Israel Bilateral Agricultural Research & Development (BARD) /Medical Research Council, UK/Wellcome Trust fund for reviewing proposals submitted for funding
  • Project Reviewer of Dept. of Science and Technology/DBT, Govt. of India
  • Project Reviewer of WB DST, Govt. of West Bengal
  • Nominated Principal Member of the drinks and drinking water sectional committee FAD 14 of Bureau of Indian Standards since 2012-2013
  • Nominated Principal Member of the immunodiagnostics sectional committee FAD 15 of Bureau of Indian Standards since 2015-2016
  • Member of Research Advisory Committee (RAC) of Institute of Environmental studies and Wetland Management; Dept. of Environment, Govt. of West Bengal
  • Member of Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and research (NIPER), Kolkata from 2016-2019
  • Member of Research Advisory Committee (RAC) of National Innovation Foundation, a DST organization
  • Member of Project Review Committee (PRC), Technical advisory group (TAG) of ICMR.
  • Member of steering committee and Technical advisory group (TAG) of TIFAC and TNA board under M/O Forest, environment, GOI during 2017 - 2019.
  • Reviewer of NOC applications of Drug Controller General of India (DCGI), DGHS, Govt. of India
  • Empanelled Microbiology expert of UPSC, DBT, DST, Govt. of India, BIRAC
  • Recruitment board member of UPSC
  • Invited Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the 8th international Conference on typhoid fever and other invasive Salmonelloses held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 1-2 March, 2013..



Title of the project: DOMI project of IVI: Disease burden study of typhoid fever and cholera in eastern Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Funding Agency: BMGF through IVI
Duration: 2002-2004
Role: Co-I

Title of the project: Phase IV effectiveness trial of Vi vaccine against typhoid
Funding Agency: BMGF through IVI
Duration: 2004-2006
Role: Co-I

Title of the project: Scientific Evaluation of anti-typhoid claim.
Funding Agency: NIF-DST Task Force
Duration: 2008-2010
Role: PI

Title of the project: Surveillance for Dengue fever in Eastern Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Funding Agency: BMGF through PDVI
Duration: 2008-2010
Role: Co-I

Title of the project: In vitro studies on Novel approach of Vaccination with cocktail of LPS immunogen derived from common Salmonella Sp.
Funding Agency: ICMR
Role: PI

Title of the project: Studies on the molecular typing S. Typhi isolates of Kolkata its relevance in controlling the drug-resistant organisms.
Funding Agency: WB DST
Duration: 2014-2017
Role: PI

Title of the project: NICED-Regional Virus Research Diagnostic Lab
Funding Agency: DHR, GOI
Duration: 2016 - ongoing
Role: PI

Title of the project: A multi-centric study to estimate the sero-prevalence of dengue virus infection in India
Funding Agency: ICMR, Delhi
Duration: 2017-2018
Role: PI

Title of the project: Preparation of NOSODE from Escherichia coli and Vibrio cholera: the preclinical effectiveness and safety evaluation
Funding Agency: Central Council for Research in Homeopathy (CCRH), Delhi
Duration: 2017-2019
Role: PI

Title of the project: National Surveillance System for Enteric Fever in India (NSSEFI)
Funding Agency: BMGF through CMC, Vellore, India
Role: PI

Title of the project: Immunogenicity and Safety of Rotavac® and Rotasiil® Administered in an Interchangeable Dosing Schedule among Healthy Indian Infants: A Multicentric, Phase IV, Open-Labelled, Randomized, Controlled Trial (RVICS)
Funding Agency: MoH&FW, GoI through ICMR
Duration: 2018-2020
Role: PI

Title of the project: Evaluation of a Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine Introduction Program - Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation, India
Funding Agency: WHO, India
Duration: 2018-2020
Role: PI

Title of the project: Sanipath Typhoid - Assessment of Typhoid Exposure Pathways In Low-Income Urban Settings
Funding Agency: Emory University
Duration: 2018-2021
Role: PI

Title of the project: Etiology of Childhood Pneumonia in India: An ICMR Task Force Study
Funding Agency: ICMR, Delhi
Duration: 2018-2020
Role: Coordinator

Title of the project: Human pulmonary paragonimiasis in crab eating communities and smear negative suspected TB cases from some states of India
Funding Agency: ICMR, Delhi
Duration: 2019-2021
Role: PI

Title of the project: Strengthening Laboratory Surveillance for Pneumococcal Meningitis in India to Understand the Impact of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) rollout
Funding Agency: ICMR, Delhi
Duration: 2019-2022
Role: PI

Title of the project: National Repository of Antimicrobial Resistant Bacterial Isolates (NRAMRB) at ICMR-NICED: A Pilot study
Funding Agency: ICMR-Delhi
Duration: 2019-2020
Role: PI

Title of the project: Rational use of drugs
Funding Agency: ICMR-Delhi
Duration: 2019-2022
Role: PI

Title of the project: Centre for Product Development and Rational Use of Drugs
Funding Agency: ICMR-Delhi
Duration: 2019-2024
Role: PI

Title of the project: Mobile application for immunization data in India (MAIDI)
Funding Agency: ICMR-NICED
Duration: Feb 2020 for 9 months
Role: PI

Title of the project: Estimation of V. cholerae O1 infection in India: a step towards identification of cholera hotspots
Funding Agency: ICMR-Delhi
Duration: Aug. 2020 for 4 months
Role: PI

Title of the project: Establishment of ten ICMR-Biorepositories for COVID-19
Funding Agency: ICMR-Delhi
Duration: Sept. 2020 for 6 months
Role: PI

Title of the project: An Event-driven, Phase 3, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Multicenter study to evaluate the efficacy, safety, immunogenicity and Lot-to-Lot consistency of BBV 152, a Whole-virion inactivated SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in adults ≥18 years of age
Funding Agency: ICMR-Delhi
Duration: December 2020
Role: CoI

Title of the project: Impact of improved diagnostic tools practices training and communication on acute fever case management and antibiotic prescriptions for children, and adolescents presenting at outpatient facilities in the community clinics of ICMR-NICED, India
Funding Agency: ICMR-Delhi and FIND
Duration: March 2021 for 18 months
Role: PI

Title of the project: National Repository of Antimicrobial Resistant Bacterial (NRAMRB): a facility under the "AMR Hub" for addressing AMR research across India
Funding Agency: ICMR-Delhi
Duration: August 2021 for 3 yrs.
Role: PI

Title of the project: Priorities for the environmental dimension of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in India
Funding Agency: UNEP
Duration: July 2021 for 6 months
Role: PI

Title of the project: A Prospective, Multicentre, Randomized, Active-controlled, Observer-blind, Phase II study seamlessly followed by a Phase III study to evaluate the Safety, Tolerability and Immunogenicity of the candidate HGCO19 (COVID-19 vaccine) in healthy subjects.
Funding Agency: Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd.
Duration: December 2021 for14 months
Role: PI 


Intramural projects (for existing Ph.D students)

Hospital based Surveillance system for Diarrhoeal Diseases

Studies on mechanism of antimicrobial resistance especially fluoroquinolone resistance among Salmonella Typhi Kolkata isolates

Studies on evolution of flouroquinolone and azithromycin resistance in Salmonella Typhi blood isolates

Studies on antimicrobial resistance & molecular subtypes of Gram Negative bacilli isolated from hospitalized sepsis patients.


  • SRF
    • Sunayana Saren
    • Gourab Halder
    • Sohini Sikdar
    • Deotima Sarkar
    • Paulami Dutta
  • RA
    • - Arunima Sengupta


Travel to foreign countries to attend conference/ meetings

  1. Attended the Japan-India Bilateral meeting on the collaborative research projects "Laboratory based collaborative network of infectious diseases in Asia" held during 25-27th January, 2016 at Tokyo, Japan and delivered a talk highlighting the work of NICED
  2. Attended the Enteric Fever Diagnostics: Planning for Future Success held during 7-9th February, 2017 at the Centre de Conferences Les Pensieres in Veyrier-du-Lac, France
  3. Participated in the 52nd US-Japan Joint Panel Conference on Cholera and Other Bacterial Enteric Infections at Hat Yai, Thailand held during 20-24th February, 2018 and presented "Rapid diagnosis of cholera in outbreak situation: where do we stand?".
  4. Participated in the WHO Prequalification Evaluating Laboratories meeting at WHO Hqrs. Geneva, Switzerland during 12-13th June, 2018
  5. Attended the 5th Annual meeting of the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) at the Foundation Merieux Conference Centre, Les Pensieres, Veyrier du Lac, France on 13-14th June, 2018.
  6. Attended the ICMR-NICED and NIID joint bilateral meeting held at Tokyo, Japan during 4-5th July, 2018
  7. Delivered a presentation on "Changes in molecular attributes of Salmonella typhi and paratyphi isolates, Kolkata, during recent years" at the US-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program (USJCMSP) 21st International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Pacific Rim held during 26th February to 1st March, 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam.
  8. 11th International conference on typhoid and Other Invasive Salmonelloses held in Hanoi, Vietnam from 26-28th March, 2019
  9. 6th Annual meeting of the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) and Welcome Trust meeting on Cholera Research and Practice held on 3-5th June, 2019 at the Foundation Merieux Conference Centre, Les Pensieres, in Veyrier du Lac, France
  10. The Expert meeting on "Using climate and weather information for predicting and preparing for cholera and vector-borne diseases" held on 25-26th June, 2019 at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), 7bis Avenue de la Paix, Geneva, Switzerland jointly organized by the WHO, the WMO and the UK Met Office.
  11. Asian-African Research Forum in Emerging and Reemerging Infectious 2019 organized by The Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) held on 5-6th September, 2019 in Sapporo, Japan
  12. WHO Prequalification Evaluating Laboratories 2nd Meeting, to be held on 5-6th November, 2019 at WHO Hqrs. Geneva, Switzerland
  13. 54th US-Japan Joint Panel Conference on Cholera and Other Bacterial Enteric Infections to be held on 10-13th December, 2019 at Osaka University, Japan
  14. 15th Asian Conference on Diarrhoeal Disease and Nutrition (ASCODD 2020) to be held during 28-30th January, 2020 in Dhaka Bangladesh


No. of Publications - 241; Book Chapters - 8; Book Review - 1


  1. Malbari K, Saha P, Chawla-Sarkar M, Dutta S, Rai S, Joshi M, Kanyalkar M, In quest of small-molecules as potent non-competitive inhibitors against influenza,Bioorg Chem.2021 Sep;114. Resource Link
  2. Das K, Sardar SK, Ghosal A, Saito-Nakano Y, Dutta S, Nozaki T, Ganguly S. Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) of Entamoeba histolytica identifies kerp2 as a genetic marker associated with disease outcomes. Parasitol Int. 2021; 83:102370.  Pubmed
  3. Debnath, F, Mondal, N, Deb, AK, Chakraborty D, Chakraborty S, Dutta S. Determinants of optimum exclusive breastfeeding duration in rural India: a mixed method approach using cohort and content analysis design. Int Breastfeed J. 2021 Jan; 16(1):13
  4. Kumar MS, Kamaraj P, Khan SA, Allam RR, Barde PV, Dwibedi B, Kanungo S, Mohan U, Mohanty SS, Roy S, Sagar V, Savargaonkar D, Tandale BV, Topno RK, Kumar CPG, Sabarinathan R, Bitragunta S, Grover GS, Lakshmi PVM, Mishra CM, Sadhukhan P, Sahoo PK, Singh SK, Yadav CP, Kumar R, Dutta S, Toteja GS, Gupta N, Mehendale SM, Murhekar MV. Seroprevalence of chikungunya virus infection in India, 2017: a cross-sectional population-based serosurvey. ICMR Serosurvey Group. Lancet Microbe 2021Jan; 2 (1): e41-e47.
  5. Longley AT, Date K, Luby SP, Bhatnagar P, Bentsi-Enchill AD, Goyal V, Shimpi R, Katkar A, Yewale V, Jayaprasad N, Horng L, Kunwar A, Harvey P, Haldar P, Dutta S, Gidudu J. Evaluation of Vaccine Safety After the First Public Sector Introduction of Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine-Navi Mumbai, India, 2018. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Jan : ciab059. Pubmed
  6. Maiti S, Howlader DR, Halder P, Bhaumik U, Dutta M, Dutta S, Koley H. Bivalent non-typhoidal Salmonella outer membrane vesicles immunized mice sera confer passive protection against gastroenteritis in a suckling mice model. Vaccine. 2021 Jan;39(2):380-93. Pubmed
  7. Murhekar MV, Kamaraj P, Kumar MS, Khan SA, Allam RR, Barde PV, Dwibedi B, Kanungo S, Mohan U, Mohanty SS, Roy S, Sagar V, Savargaonkar D, Tandale BV, Topno RK, Kumar CPG, Sabarinathan R, Bitragunta S, Grover GS, Lakshmi PVM, Mishra CM, Sadhukhan P, Sahoo PK, Singh SK, Yadav CP, Kumar R, Dutta S, Toteja GS, Gupta N, Mehendale SM; ICMR Serosurvey Group. Immunity against diphtheria among children aged 5-17 years in India, 2017-18: a cross-sectional, population-based serosurvey. Lancet Infect Dis. 2021 Jan:S1473-3099(20)30595-8.
  8. Naha S, Sands K, Mukherjee S, Saha B,Dutta S, Basu S. OXA-181-Like Carbapenemases in Klebsiella pneumonia ST14, ST15, ST23, ST48 and ST231 from Septicemic Neonates: Coexistence with NDM-5, Resistome, Transmissibility, and Genome Diversity. mSphere. 2021 Jan;6(1):e01156-20. Pubmed
  9. Bhatta M, Nandi S, Dutta S, Saha MK. Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2): a systematic review for potential vaccines. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2021 Feb 5:1-18. Pubmed
  10. Murhekar MV, Bhatnagar T, Selvaraju S, Saravanakumar V, Thangaraj JWV, Shah N, Kumar MS, Rade K, Sabarinathan R, Asthana S, Balachandar R, Bangar SD, Bansal AK, Bhat J, Chopra V, Das D, Deb AK, Devi KR, Dwivedi GR, Khan SMS, Kumar CPG, Kumar MS, Laxmaiah A, Madhukar M, Mahapatra A, Mohanty SS, Rangaraju C, Turuk A, Baradwaj DK, Chahal AS, Debnath F, Haq I, Kalliath A, Kanungo S, Kshatri JS, Lakshmi GGJN, Mitra A, Nirmala AR, Prasad GV, Qurieshi MA, Sahay S, Sangwan RK, Sekar K, Shukla VK, Singh PK, Singh P, Singh R, Varma DS, Viramgami A, Panda S, Reddy DCS, Bhargava B; ICMR Serosurveillance Group. SARS-CoV-2 antibody seroprevalence in India, August-September, 2020: findings from the second nationwide household serosurvey. Lancet Glob Health. 2021 Mar;9(3):e257-e266.
  11. Sarkar R, Mitra S, Chandra P, Saha P, Banerjee A, Dutta S, Chawla -Sarkar M. Comprehensive analysis of genomic diversity of SARS-CoV-2 in different geographic regions of India: an endeavor to classify Indian SARS-CoV-2 strains on the basis of co-existing mutations. Archives of Virology 2021 Mar; 166(3):801-12. Pubmed
  12. Roy S, Chatterjee S, Bhattacharjee A, Chattopadhyay P, Saha B, Dutta S, Basu S. Over expression of Efflux Pumps, Mutations in the Pumps' Regulators, Chromosomal Mutations, and AAC(6')-Ib-cr Are Associated With Fluoroquinolone Resistance in Diverse Sequence Types of Neonatal Septicaemic Acinetobacter baumannii:A 7-Year Single Center Study. Front Microbiol. 2021 Mar; 12:602724. Pubmed
  13. Patra U, Mukhopadhyay U, Mukherjee A, Dutta S, Chawla-Sarkar M. Treading a HOSTile path: Mapping the dynamic landscape of host cell-rotavirus interactions to explore novel host-directed curative dimensions. Virulence. 2021; 12(1):1022-1062. Pubmed
  14. 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. 2021 Apr; 34(3):158-164. Pubmed
  15. Murhekar MV, Bhatnagar T, Thangaraj JWV, Saravanakumar V, Kumar MS, Selvaraju S, Rade K, Kumar CPG, Sabarinathan R, Turuk A, Asthana S, Balachandar R, Bangar SD, Bansal AK, Chopra V, Das D, Deb AK, Devi KR, Dhikav V, Dwivedi GR, Khan SMS, Kumar MS, Laxmaiah A, Madhukar M, Mahapatra A, Rangaraju C, Turuk J, Yadav R, Andhalkar R, Arunraj K, Bharadwaj DK, Bharti P, Bhattacharya D, Bhat J, Chahal AS, Chakraborty D, Chaudhury A, Deval H, Dhatrak S, Dayal R, Elantamilan D, Giridharan P, Haq I, Hudda RK, Jagjeevan B, Kalliath A, Kanungo S, Krishnan NN, Kshatri JS, Kumar A, Kumar N, Kumar VGV, Lakshmi GGJN, Mehta G, Mishra NK, Mitra A, Nagbhushanam K, Nimmathota A, Nirmala AR, Pandey AK, Prasad GV, Qurieshi MA, Reddy SD, Robinson A, Sahay S, Saxena R, Sekar K, Shukla VK, Singh HB, Singh PK, Singh P, Singh R, Srinivasan N, Varma DS, Viramgami A, Wilson VC, Yadav S, Yadav S, Zaman K, Chakrabarti A, Das A, Dhaliwal RS, Dutta S, Kant R, Khan AM, Narain K, Narasimhaiah S, Padmapriyadarshini C, Pandey K, Pati S, Patil S, Rajkumar H, Ramarao T, Sharma YK, Singh S, Panda S, Reddy DCS, Bhargava B; ICMR Serosurveillance Group. SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence among the general population and healthcare workers in India, December 2020-January 2021. Int J Infect Dis. 2021 May; 108:145-155.
  16. 169. Kapoor R, Ebdon J, Wadhwa A, Chowdhury G, Wang Y, Raj SJ, Siesel C, Durry SE, Mairinger W, Mukhopadhyay AK, Kanungo S, Dutta S, Moe CL Evaluation of Low-Cost Phage-Based Microbial Source Tracking Tools for Elucidating Human Fecal Contamination Pathways in Kolkata, India. Front Microbiol. 2021 May; 12:673604. Pubmed
  17. Yadav PD, Nyayanit DA, Majumdar T, Patil S, Kaur H, Gupta N, Shete AM, Pandit P, Kumar A, Aggarwal N, Narayan J, Vijay N, Kalawat U, Sugunan AP, Munivenkatappa A, Sharma T, Devi S, Majumdar T, Jaryal S, Bakshi R, Joshi Y, Sahay R, Shastri J, Singh M, Kumar M, Rawat V, Dutta S, Yadav S, Krishnasamy K, Raut S, Biswas D, Borkakoty B, Verma S, Rani S, Deval H, Patel D, Turuk J, Malhotra B, Fomda B, Nag V, Jain A, Bhargava A, Potdar V, Cherian S, Abraham P, Gopal A, Panda S, Bhargava B. An Epidemiological Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Sequences from Different Regions of India. Viruses. 2021 May; 13(5):925.
  18. Mukherjee S, Mitra S, Dutta S, Basu S. Neonatal Sepsis: the impact of Carbapenem- Resistant and Hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumonia. Front Med.2021Jun; 8:701. Pubmed
  19. Chowdhury G, Senapati T, Das B, Kamath A, Pal D, Bose P, Deb A, Paul S, Mukhopadhyay AK, Dutta S, Ramamurthy T. Laboratory evaluation of the rapid diagnostic tests for the detection of Vibrio cholerae O1 using diarrheal samples. PLoS Negl Trop Dis.2021 Jun ;15(6):e0009521. Pubmed
  20. Chandra P, Lo M, Mitra S, Banerjee A, Saha P, Okamoto K, Deb AK, Ghosh SK, Manna A, Dutta S, Chawla-Sarkar M. Genetic characterization and phylogenetic variations of human adenovirus-F strains circulating in eastern India during 2017-2020. J Med Virol.2021 Jun 17. doi: 10.1002/jmv.27136. Epub ahead of print. Pubmed


  1. Biswas A, Bhattacharjee U, Chakrabarti AK, Tewari DN, Banu H, Dutta S. Emergence of Novel Coronavirus and COVID-19: whether to stay or die out?. Crit Rev Microbiol. 2020Mar; 46(2):182-193. Pubmed
  2. Chakrabarti AK, Biswas A, Tewari DN, Mondal PP, Dutta S. Phage types of Vibrio cholerae 01 biotype ELtor strains isolated from India during 2012-2017. J Global Infect Dis 2020; 12(2):94-100.
  3. Mitra S, Nayak MK, Majumdar A, Sinha A, Chatterjee S, Deb A, Chawla-Sarkar M, Dutta S. Development and evaluation of a multiplex conventional reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction assay for detection of common viral pathogens causing acute gastroenteritis. Diagn Micr Infect Dis. 2020 Aug; 97(4):115061.
  4. Ali M, Sur D, Kanungo S, Qadri F, Kim DR, Islam T, Im J, Ahmmed F, Chon Y,Khan AI, Zaman K, Marks F, Dutta S, Bhattacharya SK, Clemens JD. Re-evaluating herd protection by Vi typhoid vaccine in a cluster randomized trial. Int Health. 2020 Jan 1;12(1):36-42.
  5. Biswas A, Chakrabarti AK, Dutta S. Current challenges: from the path of"original antigenic sin" towards the development of universal flu vaccines. IntRev Immunol. 2020;39(1):21-36. Pubmed
  6. Chatterjee P, Kanungo S, Bhattacharya SK, Dutta S. Mapping cholera outbreaksand antibiotic resistant Vibrio cholerae in India: An assessment of existing dataand a scoping review of the literature. Vaccine. 2020 Feb 29;38 Suppl1:A93-A104. Pubmed
  7. Lopez AL, Dutta S, Qadri F, Sovann L, Pandey BD, Bin Hamzah WM, Memon I,Iamsirithaworn S, Dang DA, Chowdhury F, Heng S, Kanungo S, Mogasale V, Sultan A,
    Ylade M. Cholera in selected countries in Asia. Vaccine. 2020 Feb 29;38 Suppl1:A18-A24. Pubmed
  8. Mogasale V, Kanungo S, Pati S, Lynch J, Dutta S. The history of OCV in Indiaand barriers remaining to programmatic introduction. Vaccine. 2020 Feb 29;38Suppl1:A41-A45.  Pubmed
  9. Naha S, Sands K, Mukherjee S, Roy C, Rameez MJ, Saha B, Dutta S, Walsh TR,Basu S. KPC-2-producing Klebsiellapneumoniae ST147 in a neonatal unit: Clonalisolates with differences in colistin susceptibility attributed to AcrAB-TolCpump. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2020 Mar;55(3):105903 Pubmed
  10. Panda S, Chatterjee P, Deb A, Kanungo S, Dutta S. Preventing cholera in India:Synthesizing evidences through a systematic review for policy discussion on theuse of oral cholera vaccine. Vaccine. 2020 Feb 29;38 Suppl1:A148-A156.
  11. Sinha A, Goswami DN, Haldar D, Choudhury KB, Saha MK, Dutta S. Sociobehavioural matrix and knowledge, attitude and practices regarding HIV/AIDS among female sex workers in an international border area of West Bengal, India. J Family Med Primary Care. 2020 Mar; 9(3): 1728-1732.  Pubmed


  1. Ahamed ST, Roy B, Basu U, Dutta S, Ghosh AN, Bandyopadhyay B, Giri N. Genomic and Proteomic Characterizations of Sfin-1, a Novel Lytic Phage Infecting Multidrug-Resistant Shigella spp. and Escherichia coli C. Front Microbiol. 2019 Aug 22; 10:1876. Pubmed
  2. Chowdhury G, Ramamurthy T, Ghosh A, Dutta S, Takahashi E, Mukhopadhyay AK. Emergence of Azithromycin Resistance Mediated by Phosphotransferase-Encoding mph(A) in Diarrheagenic Vibrio fluvialis. mSphere. 2019 Jun 12;4(3). pii: e00215-19.  Pubmed
  3. Das K, Nair Lakshmi V, Ghosal A, Sardar SK, Dutta S, Ganguly S. Genetic characterization reveals evidence for an association between water contamination and zoonotic transmission of Cryptosporidium sp. from dairy cattle in West Bengal, India. Food Water Para.2019 Dec; 17:e00064. Pubmed
  4. Ganguly S, Ghosal A, Sarkar R, Karmakar S, Dutta S. Prevalence mapping of Soil Transmitted Helminths in north eastern states of India - First report. Int J Sci Res.2019 Sep; 8(9):75-76.
  5. Mukherjee P, Mondal V, Bhaumik U, Sinha R, Sarkar S, Mitra S, Howlader DR,Maiti S, Mukhopadhyay AK, Dutta S, Koley H. Studies on formulation of acombination heat killed immunogen from diarrheagenic Escherichia coli and Vibrio cholerae in RITARD model. Microbes Infect. 2019 Oct - Nov;21(8-9):368-376. . Pubmed
  6. Mukherjee S, Bhattacharjee A, Naha S, Majumdar T, Debbarma SK, Kaur H, Dutta S, Basu S. Molecular characterization of NDM-1-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae ST29, ST347, ST1224, and ST2558 causing sepsis in neonates in a tertiary care hospital of North-East India. Infect Genet Evol. 2019 Apr;69:166-175..   Pubmed
  7. Murhekar MV, Kamaraj P, Kumar MS, Khan SA, Allam RR, Barde P, Dwibedi B, Kanungo S, Mohan U, Mohanty SS, Roy S, Sagar V, Savargaonkar D, Tandale BV, Topno RK, Sapkal G, Kumar CPG, Sabarinathan R, Kumar VS, Bitragunta S, Grover GS, Lakshmi PVM, Mishra CM, Sadhukhan P, Sahoo PK, Singh SK, Yadav CP, Bhagat A, Srivastava R, Dinesh ER, Karunakaran T, Govindhasamy C, Rajasekar TD, Jeyakumar A, Suresh A, Augustine D, Kumar PA, Kumar R, Dutta S, Toteja GS, Gupta N, Mehendale SM. Burden of dengue infection in India, 2017: a cross-sectional population based serosurvey. Lancet Glob Health. 2019 Aug;7(8):e1065-e1073.
  8. Nayak MK, Banerjee A, Sarkar R, Mitra S, Dutta, K, Ganguly N, Ghosh C, GirishKumar CP, Niyogi P, Panda S, Dutta S, Chawla-Sarkar M. Genetic characterizationof group-A rotaviruses among children in eastern India during 2014-2016:Phylodynamics of co-circulating genotypes. Vaccine. 2019 Oct 23;37(45):6842-6856.
  9. Rao C, Kaur H, Gupta N, Sabeena SP, Ambica R, Jain A, Yadav A, Dwibedi B, Malhotra B, Kakru DK, Biswas D, Savargaonkar D, Ganesan M, Sabat J, Dhingra K, Lalitha S, Valecha N, Madhavilatha P, Barde PV, Joshi PD, Sharma P, Gupta R, Ratho RK, Sidhu S, Shrivastava SS, Dutta S, Shantala GB, Imtiaz S, Sethi S, Kalawat U, Vijayachari P, Raj V, Vijay N, Borkakoty B, Barua P, Majumdar T, Arunkumar G. Geographical distribution of primary & secondary dengue cases in India - 2017: A cross-sectional multicentric study. Indian J Med Res. 2019 Apr;149(4):548-553. Pubmed
  10. Sengupta S, Koley H, Dutta S, Bhowal J. Hepatoprotective effects of synbiotic soy yogurt on mice fed a high-cholesterol diet. Nutrition. 2019 Jul -Aug;63-64:36-44. Pubmed
  11. Sinha A, Dutta S. Waterborne & foodborne viral hepatitis: A public healthperspective. Indian J Med Res. 2019 Nov;150(5):432-435   Pubmed
  12. Sarkar P, Saha T, Sheikh IA, Chakraborty S, Aoun J, Chakrabarti MK, Rajendran VM, Ameen NA, Dutta S, Hoque KM. Zinc ameliorates intestinal barrier dysfunctions in shigellosis by reinstating claudin-2 and -4 on the membranes. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2019 Feb 1; 316(2):G229-G246  Pubmed
  13. Ghosh P, Sinha R, Samanta P, Saha DR, Koley H, Dutta S, Okamoto K, Ghosh A, Ramamurthy T, Mukhopadhyay AK. Haitian Variant Vibrio cholerae O1 Strains Manifest Higher Virulence in Animal Models. Front Microbiol. 2019 Feb 5; 10:111.  Pubmed
  14. Mitra S, Mukherjee S, Naha S, Chattopadhyay P, Dutta S, Basu S. Evaluation of co-transfer of plasmid-mediated fluoroquinolone resistance genes and bla (NDM) gene in Enterobacteriaceae causing neonatal septicaemia. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2019 Feb 27; 8:46.   Pubmed
  15. Sengupta S, Koley H, Dutta S, Bhowal J. Hepatoprotective effects of symbiotic soy yogurt on mice fed a high-cholesterol diet. Nutrition. 2019 Jan 24; 63-64:36-44.    Pubmed


  1. Nayak MK, De P, Manna B, Dutta S, Bhadra UK, Chawla-Sarkar M. Species A rotaviruses isolated from hospitalized patients over 5 years of age in Kolkata, India, in 2012/13. Arch Virol. 2018 Mar; 163(3):745-750.  Pubmed
  2. Lopez AL, Deen J, Azman AS, Luquero FJ, Kanungo S, Dutta S, von Seidlein L, Sack DA. Immunogenicity and protection from a single dose of internationally available killed oral cholera vaccine: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Jun; 66(12):1960-1971. Pubmed
  3. Banerjee A, Lo M, Indwar P, Deb AK, Das S, Manna B, Dutta S, Bhadra UK, Bhattacharya M, Okamoto K, Chawla-Sarkar M. Upsurge and spread of G3 rotaviruses in Eastern India (2014-2016): Full genome analyses reveals heterogeneity within Wa-like genomic constellation. Infect Genet Evol. 2018 Sep; 63: 158-174.  Pubmed
  4. Jain P, Sudhanthirakodi S, Chowdhury G, Joshi S, Anandan S, Ray U, Mukhopadhyay A, Dutta S. Antimicorbial Resistance, plasmid, virulence, multilocus sequence typing and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis profiles of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium clinical and environmental isolates from India. Plos One. 2018 Dec; 13(12):e0207954  Pubmed
  5. Samanta P, Saha RN, Chowdhury G, Naha A, Sarkar S, Dutta S, Nandy RK, Okamoto K, Mukhopadhyay AK. Dissemination of newly emerged polymyxin B sensitive Vibrio cholerae O1 containing Haitian-like genetic traits in different parts of India. J Med Microbiol. 2018 Sep; 67(9):1326-1333.  Pubmed
  6. Raj D, Chowdhury P, Sarkar R, Saito-Nakano Y, Okamoto K, Nozaki T, Dutta S, Ganguly S. Pyruvate protects Giardia trophozoites from cysteine-ascorbate deprived medium induced cytotoxicity. Korean J Parasitol. 2018 Feb; 56(1):1-9.   Pubmed
  7. Sengupta S, Koley H, Dutta S, Bhowal J. Hypocholesterolemic effect of Spirulina platensis (SP) fortified functional soy yogurts on diet-induced hypercholesterolemia. J Functional Foods. 2018 Sep; 48: 54-64. 
  8. Debnath F, Mukhopadhyay AK, Chowdhury G, Saha RN, Dutta S. An outbreak of foodborne infection caused by Shigella sonnei in West Bengal, India. Jpn J Infect Dis. 2018 Mar; 71(2):162-166.  Pubmed
  9. Samajpati S, Das S, Ray U, Dutta S. Report of Relapse Typhoid Fever Cases from Kolkata, India: Recrudescence or Reinfection? Jpn J Infect Dis. 2018 Apr. doi: 10.7883/yoken.JJID.2017.321. Pubmed
  10. John J, Bavdekar A, Rongsen-Chandola T, Dutta S, NSSEFI Collaborators, Kang G. Estimating the incidence of enteric fever in children in India: a multi-site, active fever surveillance of pediatric cohorts. BMC Public Health. 2018 May; 18(1):594.  Pubmed
  11. Ali M, Kim DR, Kanungo S, Sur D, Manna B, Digilio L, Dutta S, Marks F, Bhattacharya SK, Clemens J. Use of oral cholera vaccine as a vaccine probe to define the geographical dimensions of person-to-person transmission of cholera. Int J Infect Dis. 2018 Jan;66:90-95.  Pubmed
  12. Chattopadhyay D, Ojha D, Mukherjee H, Bag P, Vaidya SP, Dutta S. Validation of a traditional preparation against multi-drug resistant Salmonella Typhi and its protective efficacy in S. Typhimurium infected mice. Biomed Pharmacother. 2018 Jan 17;99:286-289. ransmission of cholera. Int J Infect Dis. 2018 Jan;66:90-95.  Pubmed
  13. Das G, Das S, Dutta S, Ghosh I. In silico identification and characterization of stress and virulence associated repeats in Salmonella. Genomics. 2018 Jan;110(1):23-34. Pubmed


  1. Das S, Samajpati S, Ray U, Dutta S. Antimicrobial Resistance and Molecular Subtypes of Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhi Isolates from Kolkata, India over a 15 years period 1998 to 2012. Int J Med Microbiol. 2017 Jan; 307(1):28-36.  Pubmed
  2. Lopez AL, Deen J, Azman AS, Luquero FJ, Kanungo S, Dutta S, von Seidlein L, Sack DA. Immunogenicity and protection from a single dose of internationally available killed oral cholera vaccine: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Nov 21. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix1039.   Pubmed
  3. Howlader DR, Koley H, Maiti S, Bhaumik U, Mukherjee P, Dutta S. Brief review on the immunological scenario and recent developmental status of vaccines against enteric fever. Vaccine. 2017 Nov; 35(47):6359-6366   Pubmed
  4. Kumar R, Dutta S, Pal D. Microbiological quality assessment and detection of fecal Escherichia Coli (Coliform) in foods of animal origin sold in the open markets of Kolkata City in India. Ind J Comp Microbiol, Immunol Infect Dis.2017; 38(1):22-25.
  5. Das S, Samajpati S, Roy I, Sankar S, Gaind R, Deb M, Kulkarni R, Paul DK, Dutta S. 2017. Molecular subtyping of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi by Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis and Multiple-Locus Variable-Number Tandem-Repeat Analysis in India: their association with antimicrobial resistance profiles. Jpn J Infect Dis. 70:536-543. Pubmed
  6. Deb AK, Dutta S, Hnichho C, Vanlalpeki M, Phosa HT, Rakhu K, Fanai SL, Chakrabarti M, Panda S. 2017. A case control study investigating factors associated with high infant death in Saiha district of Mizoram, India bordering Myanmar. BMC Pediatr. 17:23. Pubmed
  7. De R, Ramamurthy T, Sarkar BL, Mukhopadhyay AK, Pazhani GP, Sarkar S, Dutta S, Nair GB. 2017. Retrospective genomic analysis of Vibrio cholerae O1 El Tor strains from different places in India reveals the presence of ctxB-7 allele found in Haitian isolates. Epidemiol Infect. 145:2212-2220. Pubmed
  8. Ganguly S, Barkataki S, Karmakar S, Sanga P, Boopathi K, Kanagasabai K, Kamaraj P, Chowdhury P, Sarkar R, Raj D, James L, Dutta S, Sehgal R, Jha P, Murhekar M. 2017. High prevalence of soil-transmitted helminth infections among primary school children, Uttar Pradesh, India, 2015. Infect Dis Poverty. 6:139. Pubmed
  9. Ganguly S, Malhotra A, Chowdhuri M, Ghosal A, Sardar SK, Okamoto K, Dutta S, and Bhattacharya SK. 2017. Intractable seizure in a case of primary amoebic Meningoencephalitis caused by the free living amoeba Naegleria fowleri. Arch Parasitol 1:3
  10. Ghosh P, Kumar D, Chowdhury G, Singh P, Samanta P, Dutta S, Ramamurthy T, Sharma NC, Sinha P, Prasad Y, Shinoda S, Mukhopadhyay AK. 2017. Characterization of Vibrio cholerae O1 strains that trace the origin of Haitian-like genetic traits. Infect Genet Evol. 54:47-53. Pubmed
  11. Kulkarni PS, Desai S, Tewari T, Kawade A, Goyal N, Garg BS, Kumar D, Kanungo S, Kamat V, Kang G, Bavdekar A, Babji S, Juvekar S, Manna B, Dutta S, Angurana R, Dewan D, Dharmadhikari A, Zade JK, Dhere RM, Fix A, Power M, Uprety V, Parulekar V, Cho I, Chandola TR, Kedia VK, Raut A, Flores J; SII BRV-PV author group. 2017. A randomized Phase III clinical trial to assess the efficacy of a bovine-human reassortant pentavalent rotavirus vaccine in Indian infants. Vaccine. 35:6228-6237. Pubmed
  12. Mukherjee P, Dutta S, Mukhopadhyay AK. 2017. Development and evaluation of a PCR assay for rapid detection of azithromycin resistant Campylobacter isolated from diarrhoeal patients in Kolkata, India. Gut Pathog. 9:37. Pubmed


  1. Das S, Ray U, Dutta S. 2016. Revisit of fluoroquinolone and azithromycin susceptibility breakpoints for Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi. J Med Microbiol. Published online. DOI: 10.1099/jmm.0.000288.
  2. Das S, Ray U, Akhter I, Chattopadhyay A, Paul DK and Dutta S. 2016. Evaluation of fliC-d based direct blood PCR assays for typhoid diagnosis. 2016. BMC Microbiology. Online DOI: 10.1186/s12866-016-0723-6
  3. Sudhanthirakodi S, Jain P, Chattopadhyay UK, Dutta S. 2016.Isolation, serotype distribution and antimicrobial resistance profiles of non-typhoidal Salmonella isolates from animals, poultry and food samples, in and around Kolkata, India. Volume 06(03).


  1. Dutta S, Das S, Nandy AK, Dutta SK. 2015. Retrospect of Dr. Sambhu Nath De: One of the Greatest Indian Scientists. Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 58(1): 134-136. Pubmed
  2. Jain P, Nandy S, Bharadwaj R, Niyogi SK, Dutta S. 2015. Salmonella enteric serovar Weltevreden ST 1500 associated foodborne outbreak in Pune, India. Indian J Med Res 141: 239-241. Pubmed
  3. JWong VK, Baker S, Pickard DJ, Parkhill J, Page AJ, Feasey NA, Kingsley RA, Thomson NR, Keane JA, Weill FX, Edwards DJ, Hawkey J, Harris SR, Mather AE, Cain AK, Hadfield J, Hart PJ, Thieu NT, Klemm EJ, Glinos DA, Breiman RF, Watson CH, Kariuki S, Gordon MA, Heyderman RS, Okoro C, Jacobs J, Lunguya O, Edmunds WJ, Msefula C, Chabalgoity JA, Kama M, Jenkins K, Dutta S, Marks F, Campos J, Thompson C, Obaro S, MacLennan CA, Dolecek C, Keddy KH, Smith AM, Parry CM, Karkey A, Mulholland EK, Campbell JI, Dongol S, Basnyat B, Dufour M, Bandaranayake D, Naseri TT, Singh SP, Hatta M, Newton P, Onsare RS, Isaia L, Dance D, Davong V, Thwaites G, Wijedoru L, Crump JA, De Pinna E, Nair S, Nilles EJ, Thanh DP, Turner P, Soeng S, Valcanis M, Powling J, Dimovski K, Hogg G, Farrar J, Holt KE, Dougan G. 2015. Phylogeographical analysis of the dominant multidrug-resistant H58 clade of Salmonella Typhi identifies inter- and intra continental transmission events. Nat Genet. 47(6):632-639 Pubmed
  4. Bhattacharya MK, Sarkar MC, Dutta S, Acharyya M, Bhattacharya A, Sharma Sarkar B. 2015. A diarrhoeal outbreak due to Rota virus in Kolkata and its surroundings. Asian J Sci Technol. 6(5): 1464-1466 Link


  1. Ochiai L, Khan M, Soofi S, Sur D, Kanungo S, You YA, Habib M, Sahito S, Manna B, Dutta S, Acosta C, Ali M, Bhattacharya S, Bhutta Z, Clemens J. 2014. Immune response to Vi capsular polysaccharide typhoid vaccine in children (2-16 years): results from cluster randomized effectiveness trials in Karachi and Kolkata. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 21(5): 661.
  2. Dutta S, Das S, Mitra U, Jain P, Roy I, Ganguly SS, Ray U, Dutta P, Paul DK. 2014. Antimicrobial Resistance, Virulence Profiles and Molecular Subtypes of Salmonella enterica Serovars Typhi and Paratyphi A Blood Isolates from Kolkata, India during 2009-2013. PLoS One. 9(8): e101347.
  3. Jain P, Das S, Ganguly SS, Dutta S. 2014.First case report of blood and urine cultures positive bacteraemia by Salmonella enterica serotype Choleraesuis from India. J Med Microbiol Case Reports. DOI: 10.1099/jmmcr.0.003210. Link
  4. Dutta S, Jain P, Nandy S, Matsushita S, Yoshida SI. 2014. Molecular characterization of serologically atypical provisional serovars of Shigella isolates from Kolkata, India. J Med Microbiol. 63: 1696-1703 Pubmed
  5. Praekelt U, Reissbrodt R, Kresse A, Pavankumar A, Sankaran K, James R, Jesudason M, Anandan S, Prakasam A, Balaji V, Dutta S et al. 2014. Monoclonal antibodies against all known variants of EspA: development of a simple diagnostic test for enteropathogenic Escherichia coli based on a key virulence factor. J Med Microbiol. 63: 1595-1607. Pubmed
  6. Dutta S, Jain P, Bhattacharya SK. 2014. Human Enteric Vaccines. Vaccines and Vaccination. 5: 6: 1000252. DOI.org/10.4172/2157-7560. 1000252. Link


  1. Bhattacharya S. K., Sur D, Dutta S, Kanungo S, Ochiai RL, Kim DR, Anstey NM, Seidlein LV, Deen J. 2013. Vivax malaria and bacteraemia: a prospective study in Kolkata, India. Malaria Journal. 12: 176. Pubmed
  2. Mukherjee H, Ojha D, Bharitkar YP, Ghosh S, Mandal S, Kaity S, Dutta S et al. 2013. Evaluation of the wound healing activity of Shorearobusta, an Indian ethnomedicine, and its isolated constituent(s) in topical formulation. J of Ethnopharmacology. 149: 335-343. Pubmed
  3. Dutta S.2013. Insight: Fitness gains hamper efforts to tackle drug resistance. eLifesciences. 2: e01809. Pubmed
  4. Das S, Rajendran K, Dutta P, Saha TK, Dutta S. 2013. Validation of a new serology-based dipstick test for rapid diagnosis of typhoid fever. Diag Microbiol Infec Dis. 76: 5-9 Pubmed
  5. Jain P, Roy S, Viswanathan R, Basu S, Singh AK, Dutta S. 2013. Concurrent and transferable resistance to extended spectrum cephalosporins, monobactem, and fluoroquinolone in a Salmonella enterica serovar Worthington blood isolate from a neonate in Kolkata, India. Int J Antimicrobial Agents 41: 494-495. Pubmed


  1. Sarkar UK, Mitra U, Chawla Sarkar M, Dutta S, Roy H, Chatterjee MK, Dutta P. 2012. Horizontal transmission of novel H1N1/09 influenza virus in a newborn: Myth or fact? Journal of Acute Disease.1: 165-167. Link
  2. Chattopadhyay D, Mukherjee H, Bag P, Ojha D, Konreddy A K, Dutta S, Haldar PK, Chatterjee T, Sharon A, Chakraborti S. 2012 Inhibition of NO2, PGE2, TNF-a, and iNOS Expression by Shorea robusta L: An Ethnomedicine Used for Anti-Inflammatory and Analgesic Activity. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Volume, Article ID 254849, 14 pages.
  3. Ali M, Sur D, Kim D R, Kanungo S, Dutta S, Bhattacharya SK, Manna B, Ochiai R L, Clemens J. 2012. Corrigendum to "Impact of Vi vaccination on spatial patterns of typhoid fever in the slums of Kolkata, India" [Vaccine 29 (2011) 9051-9056]. Vaccine 30 (2012), 7 September: 6006 Link
  4. Hosseini A, Dutta S, Nandy S, Ghosh I, Khandekar PS. 2012. Characterization of Shigella flexneri isolates by Tandem Repeat Analysis and Pulse Field Gel Electrophoresis. International Proceedings of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering (IPCBEE), 46: 110- 115.
  5. Holt K E, S Dutta, B Manna, SK Bhattacharya, B Bhaduri, D Pickerd, RLOchiai et al. 2012. High resolution genotyping of the endemic Salmonella Typhi population during Vi vaccination trial in Kolkata. PLoS Neglected Trop Dis. 6: e1490. Pubmed


  1. Kulkarni RD, Ajantha GS, A Upadhyay, S. patil, A kalabhavi, P Shetty, Shubhada C, P Jain, S. Dutta. 2011. Antibiotic susceptibility patterns of the three bacterial enteric pathogens isolated from a tertiary care hospital. J Gastro Inf. 1: 43- 45.
  2. Dutta P, Mitra U, Dutta S, Naik TN, Rajendran K, Chatterjee MK; and Saha TK. 2011. Zinc, Vitamin A and micronutrients supplementation in children with diarrhea: A randomised, controlled clinical trial combination versus monotherapy. J Paediatrics. 159: 633-637.
  3. Nandy S, Dutta S, Ghosh S, Ganai A, Rajahamsan J, Theodore RBJ, Seikh NK. 2011. Foodborne associatedShigella sonnei, India 2009 and 2010. Emerg Infect Dis. 17: 2072-2073. Pubmed
  4. Holt KH, Phan MD, Baker S, Duy PT, Nga TVT, Nair S, Turner AK, Walsh C, Fanning S, Farrell-Ward S, Dutta S, Karuiki S, Weill F-X, Parkhill J, Dougan G, Wain J. 2011. Emergence of a globally dominant IncHl1 Plasmid type associated with Multiple Drug Resistant typhoid. PLoS Neglected Trop Dis. 5: e1245.
  5. Dutta P, Mitra U, Dutta S, Rajendran K, Saha T K, Chatterjee M K. 2011. Randomised controlled clinical trial of Lactobacillus sporogenes (Bacillus coagulans), used as probiotic in clinical practice, on acute watery diarrhoea in children. Trop Med & Int Hlth. 16: 555-61. Pubmed
  6. Ghosh S, Chakraborty K, Nagaraja T, Basak S, Koley H, Dutta S, Mitra U, and Das SS. 2011. An adhesion protein of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi is required for pathogenesis and potential target for vaccine development. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA. 108: 3348-3353. Pubmed


  1. Nandy S, Mitra U, Rajendran K, Dutta P, Dutta S. 2010 Subtype prevalence, plasmid profiles and growing fluoroquinolone resistance in Shigella from Kolkata, India (2001-2007): a hospital-based study. Trop Med & Int Hlth ; 15: 1499-1507. Pubmed


  1. Sur, D., R. L. Ochiai, S. K. Bhattacharya, N. K. Ganguly, M. Ali, B. Manna, S. Dutta, A. Donner, S. Kanungo, J. K. Park, M. K. Puri, D. R. Kim, D. Dutta, B. Bhadui, C. J. Acosta and J. D. Clemens 2009. A Cluster-Randomized Effectiveness Trial of Vi Typhoid Vaccine in India. N Engl J. Med. 361: 335-44. Pubmed


  1. Dutta, S., J. L. Deen, D. Sur, B. Manna, S. Kanungo, B. Bhaduri, A. L. Lopez, L. V. Seidlein, J. D. Clemens, S. K. Bhattacharya. 2008 Increased utilization of treatment centre facilities during a dengue fever outbreak in Kolkata, India. Dengue Bulletin. 32: 162-166.
  2. Ochiai, R. L., C. J. Acosta, M. C. Danovaro Holliday, D. Baiqing, S. K. Bhattacharya, M. D. Agtini, Z. A. Bhutta, D. G. Canh, M. Ali, S. Shin, J. Wain, A. L. Page, M. J. Albert, J. Farrar, R. Abu-Elyazeed, T. Pangk, C. M. Galindo, L. von Seidlein, J. D. Clemens and the Domi Typhoid Study Group (S. Dutta). 2008. A study of typhoid fever in five Asian countries: disease burden and implications for controls. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 86: 260-268. Pubmed
  3. Kanungo, S., S. Dutta and D. Sur. 2008. Epidemiology of typhoid and paratyphoid fever in India. J. Infect Developing Countries. 2: 454-460.
  4. Dutta, S., D. Sur, B. Manna, B. Sen, M. Bhattacharya, S. K. Bhattacharya, J. Wain, S. Nair, J. D. Clemens, R. L. Ochiai. 2008. Emergence of highly fluoroquinolone-resistant Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi in a community-based fever surveillance from Kolkata, India. Int. J. Antimicrobial Agents. 31: 387-389. Pubmed


  1. Sur, D., S. Dutta, B. L. Sarkar, B. Manna, M. K. Bhattacharya, K. K. Datta, A. Saha, B. Dutta, G. P. Pazhani, A. R. Choudhuri, S. K. Bhattacharya. 2007. Occurrence, significance & molecular epidemiology of cholera outbreaks in west Bengal. Indian J. Med Res. 125: 772-776. Pubmed
  2. Sen, B., S. Dutta, D. Sur, B. Manna, A. K. Deb and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2007. Phage typing, biotyping & antimicrobial resistance profile of Salmonella enterica Typhi from Kolkata. Indian J. Med. Res. 125: 685-688. Pubmed
  3. Anvikar, A. R., C. Dolla, S. Dutta, V. G. Rao, V. S. Gadge, G. P. Shukla, S. Rao and C. Karforma. 2007. Role of Diarrhoeagenic Escherichia coli in acute Diarrhoea of tribal preschool children of Central India. Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 22: 40-46. Pubmed


  1. Dutta, S., D. Sur, B. Manna, B. Sen, A. K. Deb, J. L. Deen, J. Wain, Von L. Seidlein, L. Ochiai, J. D. Clemens, S. K. Bhattacharya. 2006. Evaluation of new-generation serologic tests for the diagnosis of typhoid fever: data from a community-based surveillance in Calcutta, India. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 56: 359-65. Pubmed
  2. Bhattacharya, R., G. C. Sahoo, M. K. Nayak, S. Ghosh, P. Dutta, M. K. Bhattacharya, U. Mitra, D. Gangopadhyay, S. Dutta, S. K. Niyogi, D. R. Saha, T. N. Naik, S. K. Bhattacharya and T. Krishnan.2006. Molecular epidemiology of human astrovirus infections in Kolkata, India. Infect Genet Evol. 6: 425-35. Pubmed
  3. Bhardwaj, R., S. Majumdar, N. K. Ganguly, N. Taneja, S. Dutta, T. Ramamurthy, and A. Chakraborti. 2006. Characterization of adhesin variants in Indian isolates of enteroaggregative Escherichia coli. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 258: 274-83. Pubmed
  4. Sur, D., L. Von Seidlein, B. Manna, S. Dutta, A. K. Deb, B. L. Sarkar, S. Kanungo, J. L. Deen, M. Ali, D. R. Kin, V. K. Gupta, R. L. Ochiai, A. Tsuzuki, C. J. Acosta, J. D. Clemens and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2006. The malaria and typhoid fever burden in the slums of Kolkata, India: data from a prospective community-based study. Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg. 100: 725-33. Pubmed
  5. Sur, D., B. L. Sarkar, B. Manna, J. Deen, S. Dutta, S. K. Niyogi, A. N. Ghosh, A. Deb, S. Kanungo, A. Palit, S. K. Bhattacharya. 2006. Epidemiological, microbiological & electron microscopic study of a cholera outbreak in a Kolkata slum community. Indian J. Med. Res. 123: 31-6. Pubmed


  1. Dutta, S., D. Sur, B. Manna, J. Deen, J. Clemens and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2005. Rollback of Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi resistance to chloramphenicol and other antimicrobials in Kolkata, India. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 49: 1662-1663. Pubmed
  2. Dutta, S., K. I. Iida, Y. Kawamura, T. Ezaki, G. B. Nair and S-I Yoshida. 2005. Alteration in the GyrA subunit of DNA gyrase and the ParC subunit of topoisomerase IV in Quinolone Resistant Shigella dysenteriae serotype 1 clinical isolates from Kolkata, India. Antimicrob. Agents Chemoth. 49: 1660-1661. Pubmed


  1. Dutta, S., K. I. Iida, A. Takade, Y. Meno, G. B. Nair and S. I. Yoshida. 2004. Release of Shigatoxin by membrane vesicles in S. dysenteriae type 1 strains and effect of antimicrobials on toxin production and release. Microbiol. Immunol. 48: 965-969. Pubmed


  1. Dutta, S., A. Ghosh, K. Ghosh, D. Dutta, S. K. Bhattacharya, G. B. Nair and S. I. Yoshida. 2003. Newly emerged Multiple Antibiotic Resistant Shigella dysenteriae type 1 strains in and around Kolkata, India are clonal. J. Clin. Microbiol. 41: 5833-5834. Pubmed
  2. Dutta, D., M. K. Bhattacharya, S. Dutta, A. Datta, D. Sarkar, B. Bhandari and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2003. Emergence of multidrug resistant Shigella dysenteriae Type 1 causing sporadic outbreak in and around Kolkata, India. J. Health Popul. Nutr. 21: 79-80. Pubmed
  3. Chattopadhyay, U. K., S. Gupta and S. Dutta. 2003. Search for Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) including O157: H7 strains in and around Kolkata. Indian J. Med. Microbiol. 21: 17-20. Pubmed
  4. Dutta, S., and S. K. Datta. 2003. Multidrug resistant Chromobacterium violaceum: an unusual bacterium causing long standing wound abscess. Indian J. Med. Microbiol. 21: 217-218. Pubmed
  5. Dutta, S., D. Dutta, P. Dutta, S. Matsushita, S. K. Bhattacharya and S. I. Yoshida. 2003. Shigella dysenteriea serotype 1, Kolkata, India. Emerg. Infect. Dis.9: 1471- 1474. Pubmed


  1. Saha, M. R., P. Dutta, S. K. Niyogi, S. Dutta, U. Mitra, T. Ramamurthy, B. Manna and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2002. Decreasing trend in the occurrence of Salmonella enterica serotype typhi amongst hospitalized children in Kolkata, India during 1990- 2000. Indian J. Med. Res. 115: 46- 48. Pubmed
  2. Dutta, S., K. Rajendran, S. Roy, A. Chatterjee, P. Dutta, G. B. Nair, S. K. Bhattacharya and S. I. Yoshida. 2002. Shifting serotypes, plasmid profile analysis and antimicrobial resistance pattern of shigellae strains isolated from Kolkata, India during 1995- 2000. Epidemiol & Infect. 129: 235-243. Pubmed


  1. Dutta, P., U. Mitra, S. Dutta, A. De, M. K. Chatterjee and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2001. Ceftriaxone therapy in ciprofloxacin in treatment failure typhoid fever in children. Indian J. Med. Res. 113: 210-213. Pubmed
  2. Dutta, S., A. Chatterjee, P. Dutta, K. Rajendran, K. C. Pramanik and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2001. Sensitivity and performance characteristics of a PCR diagnostic system in comparison to conventional tecchniques for detection of Shigella and enteroinvasive Escherichia coli in stool samples from children with acute diarrhoea in Calcutta, India. J. Med. Microbiol. 50: 667-674. Pubmed
  3. Chattopadhyay, U. K., S. Dutta, A. Deb and D. Pal. 2001. Verotoxin producing Escherichia coli an environment induced emerging zoonosis in and around Calcutta. Internat J. Environ. Hlth. Res. 11: 107-112. Pubmed
  4. Dutta, S., P. Dutta, S. Pal, S. Chakrabarti and B. Manna. 2001. Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli associated childhood diarrhea in Calcutta - a clinical report. Paediatr Review J.4: 7-9.
  5. Dutta, P., U. Mitra, S. Dutta, M.R. Saha, A. DE, K. Roy, M. Basak and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2001. Ciprofloxacin susceptible Salmonella typhi with treatment failure. J. Trop. Paediatr.47: 252-253. Pubmed


  1. Dutta, P., U. Mitra, S. Dutta, B. Manna, M. K. Chatterjee, A. De and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2000. Hypo-osmolar oral rehydration salts solution in dehydrating persistent diarrhea in children: Double blind, randomised controlled clinical trial. Acta. Paediatr. 89: 1-6. Pubmed
  2. Dutta, P., U. Mitra, A. Datta, S. K. Niyogi, S. Dutta, B. Manna, M. Basak, T. S. Mahapatra and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2000. Impact of zinc supplementation in malnourished children with acute watery diarrhea. J. Trop. Paediatr. 46: 259-263. Pubmed
  3. Dutta, S., A. Deb, U. K. Chattopadhyay and T. Tsukamoto. 2000. Isolation of Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli including O157: H7 strains from dairy cattle and beef samples marketed in Calcutta, India. J. Med. Microbiol. 49: 765-767. Pubmed


  1. Dutta, S., S. Pal, S. Chakrabarti, P. Dutta and B. Manna. 1999. Use of polymerase chain reaction to identify enteroaggregative Escherichia coli as an important cause of acute diarrhoea among children living in Calcutta, India. J. Med. Microbiol. 48: 1011-1016. Pubmed


  1. Dutta, S., P. Dutta, U. Mitra, S. Dasgupta and T. Sinha Mahapatra. 1998. Serotypes and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of Shigella species isolated from children in Calcutta, India. Eur. J. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. 17: 298-99. Pubmed


  1. Dutta, S. K., and S. Dutta. 1997. Mechanism of Drug resistance in tuberculosis. J. Beng. TB Assoc. 55: 103-116.
  2. Dutta, S., P. Dutta, U. Mitra, B. Roy, S. Dasgupta and A. K. Gupta. 1997. Childhood Shigellosis in Calcutta: a hospital based study. The Child and Newborn. 1: 3-6.
  3. Dutta, S., S. K. Mondal, M.R. Saha, P. G. Sengupta, D. N. Gupta, S. Ghosh and B. K. Sircar. 1997. Isolation of Escherichia coli to detect faecal contamination of infants and their mothers in West Bengal. J. Diarr. Dis. Res. 15: 173-176. Pubmed
  4. Bhattacharya, S. K., M. K. Bhattacharya, D. Dutta, S. Dutta, M. Deb, A. Deb, K. P. Das, H. Koley and G. B. Nair. 1997. Double blind randomized clinical trial for safety and efficacy of Norfloxacin for Shigellosis in children. Acta. Paediatrica. 86: 319-20. Pubmed


  1. Gupta, D. N., B. K. Sircar, P. G. Sengupta, S. Ghosh, M. K. Banu, S. K. Mondol, D. R. Saha, S. P. De, S. N. Sikder, B. Manna, S. Dutta and N. C. Saha. 1996. Epidemiological and clinical profiles of acute invasive diarrhoea with special reference to mucoid episodes: a rural community based longitudinal study. Trans. Roy. Soc. Med. Hyg. 90: 544-547. Pubmed
  2. Dutta, S., S. P. De and S. K. Bhattacharya.1996. In vitro antimicrobial activity of potash alum. Indian J. Med. Res. 104: 157-159. Pubmed


  1. Dutta, S., P. G. Shivananda and A. Chatterjee. 1994. Prevalence of Hepatitis B surface antigen and antibody among hospital admitted patients in Manipal. Indian J. Pub. Hlth. 38: 108-112. Pubmed


  1. "A Bivalent outer membrane vesicles (BOMVs) based vaccine against typhoidal salmonellae", No.PCT/IN2018/050158 dated 21.03.2018. World Intellectual Property Organization. International Bureau.
    https://vaccine.icmr.org.in/images/pdf/typhoid_P_1.pdf ).
  2. "Novel Shigella Vaccine Formulation and Process to Prepare Thereof" No.WO2019IN50492 dated 02.07.2019 Extract from the Register of European Patents https://vaccine.icmr.org.in/images/pdf/Novel_Shigella_Vaccine.pdf  
  3. "Fortified Soy-Yogurt Composition for Anti-Hypercholestrolemic Effect" No.PCT/IN2020/050441 dated 20.05.2019 World Intellectual Property Organization
    International Bureau. Final decision is pending .
  4. "Development and evaluation of a bivalent invasive non-typhoidal Salmonella outer membrane vesicles (BINTSOMVs) based vaccine against non-typhoidal Salmonella mediated gastroenteritis". Applied to ICMR for Patent File dated 23.06.2020 .

Book Chapters

  1. Dutta, S., S. Kanungo, D. Sur Effects of Microbiological pollution of drinking water on Human Health and Remedy. In Microbiology research advances series Chapter. In Water Microbiology: Types, Analyses and Disease causing microorganisms. Ed by Andryi Lutsenko and Vasyl Palahniuk. ISBN: 978-1-60741-273-1. Nova Publishers, US.
  2. Dutta, P., and S. Dutta. Diarrhoeal diseases in Children. In Banerjee SR eds. Text book of Community and Social Paediatrics. Japee Brothers Medical Publishers (p) Ltd. New Delhi. 2008. Pp. 75-97.
  3. Sur, D., S. Dutta, S. K. Bhattacharya 2008. Impact of water quality in spread of cholera and other enteric diseases. In Safe Water for Community Health Eds. K. J. Nath & V. P. Sharma. The National Academy of Sciences India, Allahabad publication. Pg 54-63.

Book Review

  1. S. Dutta, Bhattacharya SK. Assessing microbial safety of drinking water: Improving approaches and methods, A. Dufour, M. Snozzi, W. Koster, J. Bartram, E. Ronchi, L. Fewtrell, editors (World Health Organization, Geneva) 2003 295 pages. Ind J Med Res 2004; 120: 559-564.