Dr. Godfred A. Menezes
Assistant Professor
 
 
 
 
Educational Qualification :  
  • Masters in Medical Microbiology; Faculty of Medicine (2000 - 2003; Kasturba Medical College, MAHE, Manipal India).
  • PhD in Medical Microbiology; Faculty of Medicine (2005 - 2011; JIPMER, Pondicherry, India).
 
 
 
Professional Career  
College & University Year Designation
From To
Padmashree Group of Institutions, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore, India 15-08-2003 15-12-2003 Lecturer
S. Nijalingappa Medical College, Bagalkot, Karnataka, India 16-12-2003 15-10-2004 Tutor
Narayana Medical College, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India 16-10-2004 25-10-2005 Tutor
Department of Microbiology, JIPMER, Pondicherry, India. 26-12-2006 26-12-2009 Junior Research Fellow (JRF), ICMR project (in between PhD tenure)
Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, India. 24-11-2008 14-06-2009 Scientist
Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research, Kolar, Karnataka, India. 01-01-2010 30-06-2010 Research Associate/ tutor
SSR Medical College, Belle Rive, Mauritius 17-08- 2010 05-09-2011 Lecturer
Sree Balaji Medical College & Hospital, Chennai - 600 044, Tamil Nadu, India 06-09-2011 25-04-2014 Assistant Professor & Scientist
Ha’il University, Ha’il, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). 04-05-2014 05-12-2016 Assistant Professor & Scientist
 
 
 
Achievements/
Interests/
Publications/Awards :
 

    PUBLICATIONS
    Total publications: 55

    Citation indices All Since 2011
    Citations 584 492
    h-index 13 12
    i10-index 17 14

    Research gate score: 34.69 [higher than 92.5% of ResearchGate members'] (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dr_Godfred_Menezes)

    Selected publications

  • Solomon PJ, Margaret P, Shirley SA, Rajendran R, Revathy AR, Menezes GA, Lee SJ, Seong M, Park SS, Seol D, and Seo SH. A Case Report and Literature Review of Fanconi Anemia (FA) Diagnosed by Genetic Testing. Italian Journal of Pediatrics (IJP). December 2015, 41:38.
  • Menezes GA, Harish BN, Khan MA, Goessens W, Hays JP. Antimicrobial Resistance Trends in Blood Culture Positive Salmonella Paratyphi A Isolates from Pondicherry, India. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology (IJMM) 2016 Apr-Jun; 34(2):222-7.
  • GA Menezes, BN Harish, S Sujatha, K Vinothini, SC Parija. Emergence of vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus species in southern India. Journal of Medical Microbiology (JMM) 2008; 57 (7), 911-912.
  • GA Menezes, BN Harish, MA Khan, WHF Goessens, JP Hays. Antimicrobial resistance trends in blood culture positive Salmonella Typhi isolates from Pondicherry, India, 2005–2009. Clinical Microbiology and Infection (CMI) 2012; 18 (3), 239-245.
  • GA Menezes, MA Khan, BN Harish, SC Parija, W Goessens, K Vidyalakshmi, S Baliga, JP Hays. Molecular characterization of antimicrobial resistance in non-typhoidal salmonellae associated with systemic manifestations from India. Journal of Medical Microbiology (JMM) 2010; 59 (12), 1477-1483.
  • GA Menezes, BN Harish, SC Parija. A case of fatal acute pyogenic meningitis in a neonate caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing Salmonella group B. Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases (JIDC) 2008; 61 (3), 234.
  • BN Gokul, GA Menezes, BN Harish. ACC-1 ?-Lactamase–producing Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhi, India. Emerging infectious diseases 2010; 16 (7), 1170.
  • S Ghosh, R Kaushik, K Nagalakshmi, SL Hoti, GA Menezes, BN Harish, HN Vasan. Antimicrobial activity of highly stable silver nanoparticles embedded in agar–agar matrix as a thin film. Carbohydrate research 2010; 345 (15), 2220-2227.
  • Harish BN, Menezes GA. Determination of Antimicrobial Resistance in Salmonella spp. Methods in Molecular Biology 01/2015; 1225:47-61.
  • Khan S, Menezes GA, Dhodapkar R, Harish BN. Seroprevalence of syphilis in patients attending a tertiary care hospital in Southern India. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine 11/2014; 4(12):995-997.
  • Ganesan V, Harish BN, Menezes GA, Parija SC. Detection of Salmonella in Blood by PCR using iroB gene. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research 11/2014; 8(11):DC01-DC03.
  • MJC Noyal, GA Menezes, BN Harish, S Sujatha, SC Parija. Simple screening tests for detection of carbapenemases in clinical isolates of nonfermentative Gram-negative bacteria. Indian Journal of Medical Research (IJMR) 2009; 129 (6), 707.
  • BN Harish, GA Menezes. Antimicrobial resistance in typhoidal salmonellae. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology (IJMM) 2011; 29 (3), 223.
  • BN Harish, GA Menezes, K Sarangapani, SC Parija. Fluoroquinolone resistance among Salmonella enterica serovar Paratyphi A in Pondicherry. Indian J Med Res (IJMR) 2006; 124, 585-587.
  • BN Harish, GA Menezes, S Shekatkar, SC Parija. Extended-spectrum ?-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae from blood culture. Journal of Medical Microbiology (JMM) 2007; 56 (7), 999-1000.
  • BN Harish, GA Menezes, K Sarangapani, SC Parija. A case report and review of the literature: Ciprofloxacin resistant Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi in India. The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries (JIDC) 2008; 2 (04), 324-327.
  • BN Harish, GA Menezes. Preserving efficacy of chloramphenicol against typhoid fever in a tertiary care hospital, India. WHO Regional Health Forum 2011; 15 (1), 93.
  • SB Shekatkar, BN Harish, GA Menezes, SC Parija. Clinical and serological evaluation of Leptospirosis in Puducherry, India. The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries (JIDC) 2010; 4 (03), 139-143.
  • RM Parveen, MA Khan, GA Menezes, BN Harish, SC Parija, JP Hays. Extended-spectrum ?-lactamase producing Klebsiella pneumoniae from blood cultures in Puducherry, India. The Indian Journal of Medical Research (IJMR) 2011; 134 (3), 392.
  • RJ Hassing, GA Menezes, W van Pelt, PL Petit, PJ van Genderen, WHF Goessens. Analysis of mechanisms involved in reduced susceptibility to ciprofloxacin in Salmonella enterica serotypes Typhi and Paratyphi A isolates from travellers to Southeast Asia. International journal of antimicrobial agents (IJAA) 2011; 37 (3), 240-243.
  • AWARDS

    1. King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) for research grant in 2015-16 from the Govt. of Saudi Arabia - As Principal Investigator (PI). Title: “Evaluation of synergistic activity of lactoferrin with antibiotics against drug resistant bacterial pathogens".
    2. King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) for research grant in 2016-17 from the Govt. of Saudi Arabia as Co-Investigator (CI). Title: "Oral bacterial flora in periodontitis cases in Ha'il region of Saudi Arabia: Correlation between biofilm production and antimicrobial resistance".
    3. 3. University of Ha'il, KSA, research grant in 2016-17 from the Govt. of Saudi Arabia as Co-Investigator (CI). Title: “Correlation between antibiotic resistance and biofilm production in oral pathogen from dental caries cases in Ha’il region of Saudi Arabia".
    4. RGYI 2012: To the Young Investigators – Research Grant from Department of Biotechnology – (DBT), New Delhi, Govt. of India- As Principal Investigator (PI). Title: " Antimicrobial resistance in typhoidal and non-typhoidal/ gastroenteritis causing salmonellae"
    5. International travel grant from CSIR for travel to China to attend a conference in 2012. Invited speaker in BIT’s 2nd Annual World Congress of Microbes-2012. WCM-2012, held during July 30 - August 1, 2012 in Guangzhou, China.
    6. International travel grant from DST, Govt. of India, for travel to Thailand to attend a conference with a paper presentation in 2012. Paper presentation in 15th International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID), held in Bangkok, Thailand on June 13-16, 2012.
    7. International travel grant for Non ICMR scientists from ICMR, Govt. of India - awarded on 29-5-2012 for travel to Thailand to attend a conference. – But not availed.
    8. Prize winner at the 1st Global forum on Bacterial infections. New Delhi, September 2011. Molecular characterization of antimicrobial resistance in blood culture positive Salmonella Typhi isolates from Pondicherry, India, 2005 – 2009. Coordinated by PHFI and CDDEP, USA.
    9. For Recognition for medical teaching and research activities: Marquis Who's Who has printed my biography in 2011 onwards Edition of Who's Who in the World, the world-renowned reference directory by the publisher of Who's Who in America. (Marquis Who's Who VIP Number is: 35535126).
    10. Editor-in-chief of an indexed journal – Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences (JPBMS), in its 5th year of publication.
    11. Associate editor of Thomson Reuter/ ISI indexed journal - Current Research in Bacteriology, in its 9th year of publication.
    12. Assistant Editor of an indexed journal - Internet journal of medical update (IJMU), in its 8th year of publication.
    13. Recognized PhD guide under Bharathiar University (State Govt.) for Medical Sciences.
    14. Three (03) scientific publications of his in his domain are among the top 20 articles since 2010 (BioMedLib, LLC.).
    15. Recently accepted abstracts for International conference ECCMID 2016 (as co-author): 1. Characterization of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from renal hemodialysis (HD) patients. 2. Outbreak of CTX-M-15 and SHV-12 extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) co-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), in Ha’il, Saudi Arabia.
    16. Won Elsevier Raffle at the MedEd DXB Conference, at MedEdDXB 2017. Conference held between 2nd & 3rd March 2017. Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

    OTHER PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS
    (Memberships/ Offices/Committees /Examinerships)


    1. Member of European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)
    2. The International Association of Medical and Biomedical Researchers (IAMBR, Mauritius).
    3. International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID, USA).
    4. The Science Advisory board (Arlington, Texas).
    5. Indian Initiative for Management of Antibiotic Resistance (IIMAR).
    6. Editorial board member of more than dozen journals.
    7. Life member of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (IAMM).
    8. Recognized PhD guide under Bharathiar University (State Govt.) for Medical Sciences.
    9. Life member of NMMTA, India
    10. External International examiner of PhD thesis.

    GUEST LECTURES

    S. No. Topic Venue Date
    1 Mechanisms of antibiotic resistance and molecular characterization of non-typhoidal salmonellae. IAMM National Conference, JSS Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka

    Nov.  2009

    2 Beta-lactamases- an update on detection and clinical relevance. XIV IAMM Karnataka Chapter, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Kolar, Karnataka

    March

    2010  

    3 Microbial food illness and its safety measures. In the scientific session on the annual day of the Institute. SSR Medical College, Belle Rive, Mauritius

    Sep.

    2010
    4 Scientific Publication Process: An Overview. SSR Medical College, Belle Rive, Mauritius

    Aug.

    2011
    5 BIT’s 2nd Annual World Congress of Microbes - 2012 Guangzou, China 30th July- 1st Aug 1st 2012

    Resource person

    S. No. Topic Venue Date
    1 5th National workshop on – simple diagnostic methods in Clinical Microbiology Department of Microbiology, JIPMER, Pondicherry, India 21- 25th Nov 2006
    2 6th National workshop on – simple diagnostic methods in Clinical Microbiology Department of Microbiology, JIPMER, Pondicherry, India

    27th Nov
    – 1st Dec

    2007

    ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

    College / Hospital Job responsibility

    Central Research Laboratory (CRL), Sree Balaji Medical College & Hospital, Chennai - 600 044, Tamil Nadu, India
    Assistant Professor & Scientist;

    06-09-2011 to 25-04-2014.

    Setting up a central Research Laboratory (CRL). As an in-charge of CRL carrying out research and guide faculties and students in their projects and research paper writing. Reporting in Diagnostic laboratory.

    Centre for Molecular Diagnostics and Personalized Therapeutics (CMDxPT), Ha’il University, Ha’il, KSA; 04-05-2014 to 05-12-2016.

    In charge of the molecular Biology laboratory.
 
 
 
Conferences/Workshops  

    SELECTED CONFERENCES ATTENDED

    Name of the Program Conducted by Year
    Recent trends in Clinical Microbiology Department of Microbiology, KMC –Mangalore, India 11th April 2003
    XXVI Annual congress Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists, (IAMM) NIMHANS, Bangalore, India 20-24th Nov 2002
    IAMM, Karnataka Chapter, Department of Microbiology Shri. BM Patil Medical College, Bijapur, India 21ST – 22nd Aug 2004
    XXX National congress of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists, (IAMM) Government Medical College & Hospital, Nagpur, India 26- 29th Oct 2006
    XXXI National congress of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists, (IAMM) Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India 15th - 18th November 2007
    South Zonal Conference of Medical Microbiologists (Sozocon- MICRO 2008), TN-PDY Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (IAMM) Chapter Sri Manakula Vinayagar medical College and Hospital, Pondicherry, India 19th January 2008
    Symposium on drug resistance, held at Sir Dorabji Tata Centre IISc campus, Bangalore, India

    10th to 11th

    March 2008
    The Puducherry state second RNTCP conference, organized by Dept. of Microbiology JIPMER and RNTCP, Puducherry Department of Microbiology, JIPMER, Pondicherry, India

    18th

    March 2008
    100th Anniversary of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1908 "in recognition of their work on immunity" to Paul Ehrlich and Elie Metchnikoff Department of Immunology Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology Berlin, Germany 12th December 2008
    Scientific Spring Meeting of the Dutch Society for Medical Microbiology and the Dutch Society for Microbiology

    Arnhem,
    The Netherlands.

    20-22 April 2009
    XIV IAMM Karnataka Chapter Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Kolar, Karna March 2010

    1st Global forum on Bacterial infections: Balancing Treatment Access And Antibiotic Resistance.

    Coordinated by PHFI (India) and CDDEP (USA)

    India Habitat
    Centre in
    New Delhi, India

    3-5 October 2011
    Symposium on Microbial Resistance to Antibiotics, organised by The International Association of Medical and Biomedical Researchers (IAMBR

    SSR Medical
    College,

    Mauritius
    September 18, 2011
    BIT’s 2nd Annual World Congress of Microbes - 2012 Guangzou, China 30th July- 1st Aug 1st 2012
    15th International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID)

    Centara
    Grand Hotel,
    Bangkok,

    Thailand

    June 13-16, 2012
    International conference on oral Microbiology, Ormicon Sree Balaji Dental College, Chennai, India 30-31st July 2013
    MedEdDXB 2017; Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Mohammed Bin Rashid University (MBRU) of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE 2nd & 3rd March 2017

    SELECTED CME’s ATTENDED

    Topic Venue Date
    Post Graduate Academic  Programme Department of Microbiology KMC – Manipal, 28th Jan 2003
    CME on HIV and opportunistic infections, organized by JIPMER and Pondicherry AIDS control society

    Department of Microbiology, JIPMER, Pondicherry, India

    25th Mar 2006
    EQAS in HIV testing , organized by JIPMER and Pondicherry AIDS control society JIPMER, Pondicherry, India 28th – 29th Feb 2008
    CME on HIV and opportunistic infections, organized by JIPMER and Pondicherry AIDS control society JIPMER, Pondicherry, India 08th Mar 2006
    CME on Influenza A(H1N1)/2009, organized by Dept. of Microbiology and PREVENTIVE and Social Medicine JIPMER, Pondicherry, India 27th Nov 2009
    CME programme on MICRO AIDS- 2011  HIV/AIDS- an update Sri Manakula Vinayagar medical College and Hospital, Pondicherry 1st Dec 2011
    CME on microbes crossing the boundaries SRMC & RI (Medical Institute), Porur, Chennai, India.

    20th April 2012

    CME on “TB- an Enigma” SRMC & RI (Medical Institute), Porur, Chennai, India.

    20th July 2013

    Implementation of the activities and practices of quality in various academic units Quality Unit, Ha'il University, Ha'il, KSA 09-02-2016
    Centre for Educational Development and Research (CEDAR) Team-based Learning (TBL) Workshop

    RAK COMS RAKMHSU, RAK, UAE

    8th Feb 2017

    SELECTED WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

    Topic Venue Date
    JIPMER Scientific Society (JSS) JIPMER, Pondicherry, India 17thApril 2008
    Basic workshop in Medical Education Technologies (MET), organized by MCI regional centre for MET

    Sree Balaji Medical College & Hospital, Chennai, India

    14th – 16th 2012
    Indo-US Joint Working Group on prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS grantmanship workshop ICMR, India International Centre, New Delhi, India 6th – 7th Feb 2013
    A training programme on "Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)- bioinformatics and data analysis- 2016". AU-KBC Research Centre, MIT campus of Anna University, Chennai.  03- 06 Aug 2016
    Interactive lecturing based on Gagne’ nine events RAK CODS RAKMHSU, RAK, UAE

    4th March 2017