Dr Pradip Gyawali completed PhD (Public Health) from the University of Queensland. He has worked at Commonwealth Scientific and Industry Research Organisation (CSIRO, Land and Water) as an experimental scientist. He is expert on environmental microbiology and molecular parasitology. He has developed a novel rapid and sensitive method to detect viable helminths ova from environmental samples especially from municipal wastewater. He is the author of numerous journal articles and several conference papers. He is the author of hookworm chapter for Global Water Pathogen Project.
i) Development of molecular methods for quantitative detection of viable pathogens in environmental samples, ii) Identifying the novel markers for helminths using multi-omics approach, iii) Pathogen fate in municipal wastewater treatment and natural environment.