Manipal Institute of Virology, Manipal

  • India

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Manipal Institute of Virology (MIV), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) was created on 1st May 2010 by upgrading the virology laboratory of the Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal into a university department.

Currently, MIV houses the IDSP-Regional Reference Laboratory For Influenza Virus and the DHR/ICMR Virus Research and Diagnostic Laboratory- Grade I. MIV is also the NVBDCP Apex Referral Laboratory for Dengue, Japanese Encephalitis and Chikungunya; all of which are Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India supported programmes. MCVR is also one of the major facilities for Zika Virus Diagnostics and surveillance in the country. The centre also enjoys an excellent working relationship with National, State and District Public health services.

MIV has strong collaborations with International institutions like Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, USA, WHO Collaborating Centre for Influenza Reference and Research at the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL), Melbourne, Australia and The Public Health England (PHE), Colindale, UK.

MIV has the uniqueness of hosting a public service programme on a private platform and in the short span of time, it has proven to be one of the best public-private partnership in the development of public health infrastructure in the country.

Apart from disease diagnostics, MIV supports the state and national health services for outbreak investigation and disease surveillance activities. MIV has been instrumental in confirming more than 150 viral outbreaks, while around 30 outbreaks were investigated by MIV team in various parts of the country including Karnataka, Kerala, Goa, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha in the recent past. The AFI Surveillance project under the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) has been implemented in 27 Sentinel hospitals distributed across 10 states of India including Karnataka, Kerala, Assam, Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Tripura, Tamil Nadu and Odisha in close coordination and collaboration with the respective state health services.

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India Medicine & Life Sciences
Papillomaviridae Medicine & Life Sciences
Virus Diseases Medicine & Life Sciences
Neuraminidase Medicine & Life Sciences
H3N2 Subtype Influenza A Virus Medicine & Life Sciences
Influenza A virus Medicine & Life Sciences
Vaccines Medicine & Life Sciences
Orthomyxoviridae Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1997 2019

  • 191 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
  • 39 Article
  • 6 Review article
  • 3 Comment/debate
  • 3 Letter
Open Access
Nipah Virus
Adaptive Immunity

Genetic characterization of hemagglutinin (HA) gene of influenza A viruses circulating in Southwest India during 2017 season

Jagadesh, A., Krishnan, A., Nair, S., Sivadas, S. & Arunkumar, G., 01-08-2019, In : Virus Genes. 55, 4, p. 458-464 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Influenza A virus
H3N2 Subtype Influenza A Virus
Human Influenza

Hemagglutination Inhibition Antibody Response Following Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 Virus Natural Infection: A Cross-Sectional Study from Thirthahalli, Karnataka, India

Alladi, C. S. H., Jagadesh, A., Prabhu, S. G. & Arunkumar, G., 01-06-2019, In : Viral Immunology. 32, 5, p. 230-233 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

H1N1 Subtype Influenza A Virus
Virus Diseases
Human Influenza
Antibody Formation


Radio frequency identification (RFID)
Capillary electrophoresis
Software packages

Luminex’s xMAP® MAGPIX®

Arunkumar Govindakarnavar (Manager)

Facility/equipment: Equipment

Charge coupled devices
Imaging techniques