Dr Kannan Ganapathy DVM PhD MRCVS

Lecturer in infectious diseases (virology) Infection Biology

    Research

    Research Interest 1

    I am actively involved in research, teaching, consultations and CPDs, mostly on molecular immunopathogenesis, diagnosis, control and prevention of poultry diseases, in particular infectious respiratory diseases.

    My research focuses on molecular immunopathogenesis of avian respiratory pathogens, particularly infectious bronchitis (IBV) and avian metapneumovirus (aMPV/APV)viruses. In addition, we study the potential interactions between live viral vaccines of IB, aMPV/APV and Newcastle disease (NDV) viruses.

    The other research activity is to improve diagnosis of respiratory pathogens by conventional and molecular methods, including the use of RT-PCR and sequencing for aMPV/APV subtypes or IBV genotypes.

    I also have extensive experience with research, diagnosis, control and prevention of avian mycoplasmas, in particular Mycoplasma gallisepticum (Mg) and Mycoplasma synoviae (Ms).

    I have served as poultry consultant to broiler, layer and breeder farms in Asia. I have extensive experience in poultry management, flock health programme, biosecurity and on matters related to vaccine and vaccination. Often, I have been asked to conduct auditing on vaccine and vaccination schedules/protocols, as well on farm biosecurity.

    Research Grants

    Improving the understanding on the epidemiology, immunopathogenesis and diagnosis of poultry respiratory pathogens for a better control strategies worldwide

    MERIAL ANIMAL HEALTH (USA)

    July 2014 - September 2019

    Surveillance in backyard poultry in Oman for select agents of poultry - Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza virus and Newcastle Disease virus.

    MINISTRY OF DEFENCE (UK)

    October 2012 - March 2014

    Basim Mohmed Manswr - Bench Fees

    REPUBLIC OF IRAQ MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

    October 2014 - September 2017

    Epidemiology of AI and NDV in Oman

    MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION (SULTANATE OF OMAN)

    December 2011 - December 2014

    In vitro and in vivo immune responses to infectious bronchitis virus

    ASSOCIATION OF COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITIES (UK)

    March 2013 - February 2016

    Faez Awad bench fees

    LIBYAN EMBASSY IN LONDON

    August 2013 - May 2014

    Research Collaborations

    Matthew Baylis

    Internal

    Epidemiology of avian influenza and Newcastle disease viruses in the backyard flcoks in Oman.