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DEPARTMENT: Animal Breeding, Genetics & Biostatistics

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Dr. Bimal C B Dr. Bimal C B
Designation: - Assistant Professor
Address: - College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookode, Wayanad
Mobile No: - 9495222716
Email ID: - bimal@kvasu.ac.in

Educational Qualifications

Sl No

University/ Institution

Degree

Year

Subjects

1

KERALA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

BVSc & AH

2004

Syllabus prescribed by Veterinary Council of India

2

ASSAM AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY / NRC on Yak

MVSc

2006 (ICAR)

Animal Breeding and Genetics

3

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY, NETHERLANDS

MS

2009 (Erasmus Mundus Scholar)

Animal Sciences - Specialization AGB

  4  KU LEUVEN, BELGIUM  PhD 2019- Ongoing (KU Leuven Doctoral Fellowship)  Livestock Genomics

Area of Research

1. Application of genomics and bioinformatics for improving the productivity and general health

    of farm animals

2. Genomic Selection

3. Behavioural Genetics

4. Disease Genetics

 

 

 

Work Experience

No

Year

Institute

Job Title

1

2004-2006

CVSc Khanapara, AAU, Assam / NRC on Yak, Dirang

MVSc Scholar (ICAR)

2

2006-2007

Centre for Advanced Studies in Animal Genetics and Breeding, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala

Teaching Assistant

3

2007-2008

BMC, Uppsala, Sweden/ Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

MS Scholar (Erasmus Mundus Scholar)

4

2008-2009

Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre, Wageningen University, Netherlands

MS Scholar (Erasmus Mundus Scholar)

5

2009-2012

Department of Vocational Higher Secondary Education, Government of Kerala

Vocational Teacher in Livestock Management

6

2012-2013

Animal Husbandry Department, Government of Kerala

Veterinary Surgeon, at Veterinary Dispensary

7

2013-2015

College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (KVASU), Pookode, Wayanad, Kerala

Assistant Professor, Department of AGB (On deputation from Animal Husbandry Department)

8

2015-2018 May

College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy (KVASU), Kerala -680651

Assistant Professor, Department of AGB (Permanent Posting)

9

2018 June – 2019 May

College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, (KVASU), Pookode, Wayanad, Kerala

Assistant Professor, Department of AGB (Intra- University transfer)

10

2019 May- Ongoing

Faculty of Bio-Science, Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium

Doctoral Student

  1. Obtained special training on ‘Laboratory Animal Science’ dealing with lab animal handling and on legislature and regulations as well as ethical aspects regarding animal experiments, at the Unit for Comparative Physiology and Medicine, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden- December 200
  2. ICAR Winter School on “Omic Technologies and modern breeding approaches for conservation and productivity enhancement of indigenous cattle resources”, at ICAR-CIRC, Meerut, India from Nov 1-21, 2017
  3. Attended Summer Course in ChIP seq (wet lab) and basic functional genome analysis (Study load 40 hrs equivalent to 1.5 ECTS) at The Graduate School, Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences, Wageningen University, The Netherlands from June 25th to 29th, 2018
  4. Attended International seminar on the topic “New opportunities for conservation genetics with genome wide information” at Wageningen, Netherlands- December 2008
  5. Delivered an oral presentation on the topic “Selection on Drd4 Haplotypes in a Natural Great Tit Population in relation to Personality” at Netherlands Institute of Ecology – July 2009
  6. National Seminar – “KAPILA FEST” on “Green Economics and Desi Cows” – Participated and made an oral presentation on the topic “The A2 Milk and its implications in the Dairy Sector”, at CMS College, Kottayam, Kerala – May 2016
  7. National Symposium and Annual Convention, organized by the “Society for Conservation of Domestic Animal Biodiversity” – Participated and presented a Poster- February 2017
  8. National Conference on “Impact of Climate change on Livestock based Livelihood systems” organized by NABARD, BIRD and KVASU at Thrissur, Kerala April 2017

RESOURCE PERSON AND COURSE COORDINATOR

1.Training faculty – “Hands on training programme on Introduction to Bioinformatics tools”  conducted by CASAGB, Mannuthy- 4 trainings – May – June 2015  

2. Training Faculty - “Hands on training programme on Introduction to Bioinformatics tools” conducted by SAAPB, Mannuthy – August 2016 

3. Course Coordinator and Training Faculty - “Hands on training on Introduction to Bioinformatics tools” , conducted  by School of Applied Animal Production and Biotechnology, COVAS,           Mannuthy- Aug 2016  

4.Course Coordinator and Training Faculty - “Hands on training on Basic Molecular Biology Techniques organized by Centre for Advanced Studies in Animal Genetics and Breeding –              December 2016  

5. Course Coordinator and Training Faculty- “Hands on training on Basic Molecular Biology Techniques and Introduction to Bioinformatics tools” organized by School of Applied Animal Production and Biotechnology, COVAS, Mannuthy- July 2017

6. Course Coordinator and Training Faculty - Two weeks “Hands on training on Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics Tools for Advanced Life Science Research” - conducted  by School of  Applied Animal Production and Biotechnology, COVAS, Mannuthy- October 2017

7. Course Coordinator and Training Faculty - Two weeks “Hands on training on Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics Tools for Advanced Life Science Research” - conducted  by School of Applied Animal Production and Biotechnology, COVAS, Mannuthy- May 2018 

 

 Details of Projects Handled

 Principal Investigatorship- State Plan Fund 2016-17: 

  1. Genomic Screening for Structural Variants Associated with fertility traits in dairy cattle of Kerala –Outlay- 9 Lakhs, Duration- One year
  2. Characterization and SNP analysis of candidate genes for lean meat production ability in Murrah buffaloes – Outlay 5 Lakhs, Duration- One year
  3. Ensuring breed purity and augmenting marketing facilities for dairy products and byproducts from indigenous dwarf cattle maintained by farmers of Kerala –Outlay 10 Lakhs- 2017 & 2018 Continuing

 Major Advisor- MSc Animal Biotechnology

  1. Single Nucleotide Polymorphism and gene expression studies of selected candidate genes related to pecking in chicken.(2017)
  2. Characterization and expression profiling of candidate genes associated with egg production in White Leghorn chicken.(2018)

Minor Advisor- MVSc - AGB

  1. Screening candidate genes associated with temperament traits in Vechur cattle (2017)   

Awards

i) ERASMUS MUNDUS SCHOLARSHIP awarded by the EUROPEAN UNION in the year 2007

ii) NET- Qualified for CSIR NET IN THE YEAR 2009 AND ASRB NET in the year 2012

iii) Doctoral Fellowhsip- KU Leuven, Belgium in the year 2019

 

Trainings

Trainings and Orientation programmes attended

  1. Obtained special training on ‘Laboratory Animal Science’ dealing with lab animal handling and on legislature and regulations as well as ethical aspects regarding animal experiments, at the Unit for Comparative Physiology and Medicine, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden- December 2007
  2. Training Programme on “Role of Livestock, Poultry and Fisheries in Food Security” at State Agriculture Management and Extension Training Institute, Dept. of Agriculture, Govt. of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram- June 2013
  3. ICAR Winter School Refresher Training on “Omic Technologies and modern breeding approaches for conservation and productivity enhancement of indigenous cattle resources”, at ICAR-CIRC, Meerut, India from Nov 1-21, 2017
  4. Attended Summer Course in ChIP seq (wet lab) and basic functional genome analysis (Study load 40 hrs equivalent to 1.5 ECTS) at The Graduate School, Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences, Wageningen University, The Netherlands from June 25th to 29th, 2018
  5. Attended Orientation Programme on "Strategic Management of Human Resources Among Academia" at Academic Staff College, KVASU,  from 20-07-2018 to  16 -08-2018.

Publications

  1. “Polymorphism in candidate genes and their association with performance traits in graded cattle and yak”- Bimal C B (2006)  https://nrcy.icar.gov.in/dissertationa.htm    
  2. “Selection for Drd4 Haplotypes in a Natural Great Tit Population in relation to Personality” Bimal C B (2009) http://stud.epsilon.slu.se/7763/7/chakkingal_b_150327.pdf
  3. Successful management of hepatogenus photosensitization in a crossbred cow- Bimal C B, Jasmine Rani K and Chithrima Seethal C R - Journal of Indian Veterinary Association (2016) Volume 14 (1)
  4. The A2 Milk And Its Implications In The Dairy Sector (2016) R.Thirupathy Venkatachalapathy, C.B. Bimal, and K. Anil Kumar – paper presented at the National Seminar on “Green Economics and Desi Cows” –KAPILA FEST 2016, held at Kottayam, Kerala
  5. Screening for a Structural Variant Associated with Fertility in Vechur And Crossbred Cattle of Kerala (2017) Bimal. C. B; Aravindakshan T. V; Manoj M and Jinty S – paper presented at the National Symposium on "Biodynamic Animal Farming for Management of Livestock Diversity under the Changing Global Scenario” (SOCDAB-2017) held at College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences (KVASU), Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala
  6. Rate of Inbreeding in Vechur Cattle Conservation Unit (2017) Manoj M., Ponnala A. K., Bimal C. B. and Aravindakshan T. V - paper presented at the National Symposium on "Biodynamic Animal Farming for Management of Livestock Diversity under the Changing Global Scenario” – SOCDAB 2017
  7. Evaluation of Reproductive Performance of Indigenous and Crossbred Cattle in Kerala: A Field Level Study - Anilkumar, K., Radhika, G., Divya, P., Bimal, C. B. and Aravindakshan, T. V.- (Accepted for publication in the Indian Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Research)
  8. Genomic Selection – An imminent prototype change that promises progress of livestock breeding sector in India  - Bimal, C. B and Radhika, G -Journal of Indian Veterinary Association (2017) Volume 15 (3)  http://jivaonline.net/?home/1/0/74

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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