Thachamvally is a Veterinary Microbiologist.
His expertise includes isolating virus from clinical samples, their
propagation in tissue culture and identification with classical and
molecular methods. His current efforts focus on identifying and
accessioning new viral pathogens for the Virology Collection.
His research interests are on the development of candidate vaccine viruses
and diagnostics against various viral diseases.
Dr. Riyesh Thachamvally completed his Bachelor's degree
(B.V.Sc & A.H) from College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Mannuthy,
Thrissur, Kerala, in 2006 and Masters (M.V.Sc) in Veterinary Virology from
Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), in 2008. In April, 2010, he
joined as Scientist at Veterinary Type Culture Collection (VTCC), National
Research Centre on Equines (NRCE), Hisar.
Isolation, molecular characterization and reposition of viruses of
Studies on prevalence of bacterial (Escherichia coli and Salmonella)
and viral (Corona and Rota) causes of calf scours amongst dairy cattle
Publications of the last five years
Balamurugan V, Sen A, Bhanuprakash V, Venkatesan G, Yadav V, Singh RK.
of efficacy of stabilizers on the thermostability of live attenuated
thermo-adapted Peste des petits ruminants vaccines.
Virol. Sin. 26(5):324-37.
Bera BC, Shanmugasundaram K, Barua S, Venkatesan G, Virmani N, Riyesh
T, Gulati BR, Bhanuprakash V, Vaid RK, Kakker NK, Malik P,
Bansal M, Gadvi S, Singh RV, Yadav V, Sardarilal, Nagarajan G,
Balamurugan V, Hosamani M, Pathak KM, Singh RK.(2011).
Zoonotic cases of camelpox infection in India.
V, Sen A, Venkatesan G, Yadav V, Bhanot V, Riyesh
T, Bhanuprakash V, Singh RK. (2010).
Sequence and phylogenetic analyses of the structural genes of virulent
isolates and vaccine strains of peste des petits ruminants virus from
India. Transbound Emerg Dis.
V, Balamurugan V, Bhanuprakash V, Sen A, Bhanot V, Venkatesan G, Riyesh
T, Singh RK. (2009).
Expression of Peste des petits ruminants virus nucleocapsid protein in
prokaryotic system and its potential use as a diagnostic antigen or
immunogen. J Virol Methods.