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Curriculum Vitae



D. Panchayuthapani


4/386 Ram Gardens,

Anna Salai, Palavakkam,

Chennai  600 041. INDIA

Tel./Fax: 0091-44-448 0469


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Academic Qualification:

·         M.Sc., Biotechnology. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India.

      GPA   3.87/4.00 (87.4%)

·        B.F.Sc., Fisheries College and Research Institute, Tuticorin, India.

      GPA  3.53/4.00 (80.6%)


June 2000-Present

·        Laboratory In-Charge, Padmanabha Labs, Chennai, India.

Managing the activities of the shrimp disease diagnostic laboratory. The major responsibilities include quality evaluation of shrimp seed by PCR technique and diagnostic microbiology of shrimp hatchery and farm.


            Jan. 2000-June 2000

·        Consulting Microbiologist, NCC Bluewater Products Ltd., Vishakapatnam, India.

Responsible for setting up the on-farm microbiology facility for the company and also trained personnel in microbial techniques to support the shrimp hatchery and farm. Apart from routinely monitoring the bacterial (mainly Vibrio) load at different stages of water treatment and sections of hatchery, antibiotic sensitivity of suspected bacterial isolates were carried out to find the suitable antibiotic. To decide the effective concentration of commercial antibiotics, MIC (minimum inhibitory concentration) Test were done with antibiotics available in the market against isolated bacterial pathogens.



·        Aquatic Pathologist, INVE Asia Ltd., Chennai, India.

Provided technical support for a commercial gene probe kit (ShrimProbeTM of DiagXotics, Inc. USA) to rapidly diagnose the presence of various viruses in shrimp. As a part of basic work, apart from setting up and running the Aquatic Pathology Laboratory, carried out a comparative study on various diagnostic procedures for aquaculture, in general and DNA based diagnostics like dot-blot DNA hybridization, in situ DNA hybridization and PCR, in particular. Conducted seminars and demonstration programs on the use of above kit and other shrimp disease diagnostic methods for hatchery and farm personnel.



·        Scientific Officer, R&D Centre, Minota Aquatech Ltd., Chennai, India.

The responsibility includes diagnosis of various shrimp diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoa, and suggesting remedial measures. Carried out research on developing a bacterin for Vibriosis and development of non-specific immunostimulation using b-glucan in shrimp.

·        Asst. Scientific Officer (Husbandry), Minota Aqua Farm, Tuticorin.

Responsible for setting up and running the on-site laboratory to support the integrated shrimp aquaculture project of the company. Involved in routine shrimp health management in farm and hatchery by monitoring various physical, chemical and microbiological parameters associated with the operation.



Attended a workshop on Shrimp Diseases conducted by INFOFISH (FAO).



1.   Panchayuthapani, D.1997. A survey of shrimp diseases in India. In T.W. Flegel and I.H. Mac Rae(eds.) Diseases in Asian Aquaculture III. Fish Health Section, Asian Fisheries Society, Manila. Pp 225-232.


2.      Rao, A.V.P., D. Panchayuthapani, Anita Murthy and B.S. Ajitha kumar.1995. Resistance to diseases in tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon through incorporation of glucan in feed. Fishing Chimes. April 1996.


3.      Panchayuthapani, D and Kenneth E. Corpron. 1997. Rapid diagnostic methods for viral diseases of shrimp. Fishing Chimes. May 1997.


4.      Alagaraaja,K., S.Ramamurthy, D.Ramaraj, D.Panchayuthapani, B.S.Ajitha Kumar and A. Sandhya.1996. Shrimp seed quality. AFI Special Publication No. 2 pp.14-20. Aquaculture Foundation of India.


 5.  Panchayuthapani, D. , T. Jawahar Abraham and P. Jeyachandran. 1995. Inhibition of  fish bacterial flora by bacteriocins of lactic acid bacteria. Fish.Technol.,32(2):118 -121.


5.      Shanmugam, S.A., D. Panchayuthapani, T. Jawahar Abraham and M. Devaraj. 1993. Influence of starter culture and cell free supernatant on the growth of Staphylococcus aureus in refrigerated fish. Proceedings of the third Indian Fisheries Forum.p 205-207.



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D. Panchayuthapani

Date: 27th Aug. 2000