Dr. Yatiraj Kalantri
Molecular Biology Consultant
PhD- Life Sciences
Specialization in TB, Infectious Diseases, Real time PCR, Interferon- Gamma,
Y chromosome Microdeletion, Molecular & Immunodiagnostics
Total Experience(18 years
Consultant Molecular Biologist, Sodani Diagnostics Clinic, Indore (2020-till Now)
Executive Manufacturing, Molbio Diagnostics, Goa (2013-2014)
R & D Scientist, Zephyr Biomedicals (Tulip Group), Goa (2011-2012)
Award of Senior Research Fellow, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Project“Molecular, Immunological & Bacterial Tools for diagnosis of Extra-Pulmonary TB”. ChoithramHospital & Research Centre, 2007- 2010
International Paper award “Evaluation of Real-time polymerase chain reaction,Interferon-gamma, adenosine deaminase and immunoglobulin A for efficient diagnosis of PleuralTuberculosis. Choithram Hospital & Research Centre, India (2011)
Best Paper award for “Role of Cancer antigen-125 from Pleural & Ascitic fluid samples in non-malignant conditions”, Choithram Hospital & Research Centre, India (2007)
Award of Seattle Biomedical Research Institute (SBRI) Bursary for Best paper,“IFN-γ, PCR, ADA & IgA improves diagnosis of Pleural TB”, at International TB Symposium,ICGEB, New Delhi, India (2006)
Research Papers published
Denkinger C, Kalantri Y, Schumacher S et al. Challenges in the development of an
immunochromatographic interferon-gamma test for diagnosis of pleural tuberculosis.
PLOS One, 2013 ;8(12): e85447
Kalantri Y, Hemwani N, Chitnis DS. Evaluation of Real-time polymerase chain reaction,
Interferon-gamma, adenosine deaminase and immunoglobulin A for efficient diagnosis of
Pleural Tuberculosis. International Journal of Infectious Diseases 2011;15: 226-231.
Kalantri Y, Hemwani N, Chitnis DS. Evaluation of whole blood IFN-γ test using PPD
recombinant antigen challenge for the Diagnosis of Pulmonary & Extra-pulmonary TB. Indian
Journal of Experimental Biology 2009; 47:463-468.
Kalantri Y, Naik G et al. Role of Cancer antigen-125 in Non-malignant Pleural & Ascitic fluid in
non-malignant conditions. Indian Journal of Medical Research 2007;125: 23-28.
Dubey M, Kalantri Y, Hemwani N, Chitnis DS. Chronic knee monoarthritis caused by
Mycobacterium chelonae. National Medical Journal of India 2007; 20:240-1.
Kalantri Y, Hemwani N, Bhatia G C, et al. Elisa kit evaluation for IgG & IgM antibodies to A-60
tubercular protein antigen. Indian Journal of Medical Sciences 2005; 59: 301-309.
Development of Novel Biphasic Medium for rapid recovery of Mycobacteria with lowcost & its comparison with MGIT-BACTECH & LJ media, Choithram Hospital & Research Centre, Indore(2007-2008)
Development of NS1 antigen Immunochromatography Test (ICT) at Qualpro -Tulip Diagnostics-Goa(2012)
Development of Interferon Gamma ICT for third world countries. Tulip Diagnostics, Goa (InternationalProject) (2011-2013)
RESEARCH, CLINICAL & INDUSTRIAL TRAININGS
Qiagen (Germany) - Real time PCR technology Training at Shah Pathology, Indore (2016)
Quality Assurance-Management Representative - Molbio Diagnostics, Goa, 2013
Micro Real time PCR technology, Micro Chip, Nanoparticles training at BIGTEC Lab,Bangalore (2012)
IVF & ICSI – Embryology Training at CHL-Gada Art life center, Indore (2010)
Molecular Biology Training at - Institute of Life Science, Bhubaneshwar, India (2007)
Training at Choithram Hospital & Research Centre-Microbiology, Immunology and MolecularBiology, Indore (2004)
Training at - National Institute Virology, Pune, India (2001)
PRESENTATIONS / CONFERENCES
Life Technologies-Molecular & Cellular Research workflows – Tools from LifeTechnologies / Invitrogen /Thermo fisher Scientific, Marriott Hotel, Goa (2014).
Kalantri Y,et al. Rapid detection & Identification of Non Tubercular Mycobacteria and
M.tuberculosis from Pulmonary TB and Extrapulmonary TB by Real time PCR.International TBSymposium on TB Diagnostics, ICGEB, Delhi. (2010).
Kalantri Y, et al. “Evaluation of Real time PCR, anti-A60 IgG, and anti-A60 IgM for theefficient and rapid diagnosis of Female Genital TB”, 5th World Congress of Cellular &Molecular Biology organized by School of Biotechnology, Indore, India and WorldSociety of Cellular and Molecular Biology, France. (2009)
Kalantri Y, et al. Novel Biphasic Medium for rapid recovery of Mycobacteria with lowcost & its comparison with MGIT-BACTECH & LJ media. International TB Symposium on Emergingtrends in TB Research: Biomarkers, Drugs & Vaccines,ICGEB, New Delhi (2008)
Kalantri Y, et al. Rapid methods PCR, IgG and IgM antibody to A-60 antigen for thediagnosis of female genital TB. 2nd International Conference on Trends in Cellular &Molecular Biology, JNU, New Delhi, (2008)
Kalantri Y, et al. “IFN-Y, ADA, PCR, IgA improves diagnosis of pleural TB”,International symposium on New frontiers in TB Research, ICGEB,Delhi, (2006)