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Sarmila Tandukar

Country of origin: Nepal Currently in: Nepal, Lalitpur General field of specialization: Engineering sciences
Academic Background


2019 Doctorate Engineering sciences
2006 Master Biological Systems and Organisms
2004 Undergraduate Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Engineering sciences

Publications resulting from Research: 

Tandukar S, Sherchan SP, and Haramoto E. Applicability of crAssphage, pepper mild mottle virus, and tobacco mosaic virus as indicators of reduction of enteric viruses during wastewater treatment. Scientific Reports. 10:3616. 2020
Tandukar S, Sherchand JB, Karki S, Malla B, Ghaju RS, Bhandari D, Thakali O, and Haramoto E. Co-infection by waterborne enteric viruses in children with gastroenteritis in Nepal. Healthcare. 7(1):9, January, 2019.
Tandukar S, Sherchand JB, Bhandari D, Sherchan SP, Malla B, Ghaju RS, and Haramoto E, Presence of human enteric viruses, protozoa, and indicators of pathogens in the Bagmati River, Nepal. Pathogens, 7(2):38, April, 2018.
Tandukar S, Sherchand JB, Xue J, Uprety S, Sherchan SP, Bhandari D, Malla B, Ghaju RS, Parajuli L, Poudel S, Dhital A, and Eiji Haramoto, Prevalence and associated risk factors of Giardia duodenalis infection among school-going children in Nepal. Parasitology Research, 117:287–293, January, 2018.
Tandukar S, Ansari S, Adhikari N, Shrestha A, Gautam J, Sharma B, Rajbhandari D, Gautam S, Nepal HP and Sherchand JB, Intestinal parasitosis in school children of Lalitpur district of Nepal, BMC Research Notes, 6:449, November, 2013.
Tandukar S, Sherchand O, Singh A, Sherchand JB. Enteropathogenic microorganisms in children, Journal of Institute of Medicine, 30(3), 17-22, December, 2008.
Jha AR, Davenport ER, Gautam Y, Bhandari D, Tandukar S, Ng KM, Gut microbiome transition across a lifestyle gradient in Himalaya, PLoS biology,16 (11), November, 2018.
Shrestha RG, Tanaka Y, Malla B, Bhandari D, Tandukar S, Inoue D, Sei K, Sherchand JB, and Haramoto E, Next-generation sequencing identification of pathogenic bacterial genes and their relationship with fecal indicator bacteria in different water sources in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, Science of the Total Environment, 601-602:278-284, December, 2017.
Sherchan JB, Hayakawa K, Miyoshi-Akiyama T, Ohmagari N, Kirikae T, Nagamatsu M, Tojo M, Ohara H, Sherchand JB, Tandukar S, Clinical epidemiology and molecular analysis of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli in Nepal: characteristics of sequence types ST131 and ST648, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 59(6):3424-32, March, 2015.
Thakali O, Tandukar S, Brooks JP, Sherchan SP, Sherchand JB, and Haramoto E.
The occurrence of antibiotic resistance genes in an urban river in Nepal. Water. 12(2):450.2020.
Ahmed W, Kitajima M, Tandukar S, and Haramoto E. (in press) Recycled water safety: current status of traditional and emerging viral indicators. Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health. XX(XX):XXX-XXX.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 

Workshop and Conference Attended

2019 Vienna 20th International Symposium on Health-Related Water Microbiology.
2017 Japan Water and Environment Technology Conference
2018 USA ASM Microbe 2018


University of Yamanashi

Presentation given

Enteric virus contamination in hospital wastewater of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
Event: 20th International Symposium on Health-Related Water Microbiology.
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Dec 2019
Science and Technology Young Researcher Award
Science and Technology Academy Award is the highest award in the field of S&T established by NAST in 1986. It is conferred every to years on Nepali researcher who have made remarkable contribution in the field of science and technology.
Jan 2020
Provincial Health Research Grant for 2020
Provincial research grant is open for all 7 provinces and UG/PG research grant for any UG/PG students enrolled in Nepalese University across the country to support innovative research ideas on health and medical sciences from eligible Nepali citizens.
Sep 2019
IWA HRWM 2019 Scholarship for Authors of Best Abstracts from Developing Countries,
Feb 2019
University of Yamanashi Student Award
This award aims to promote research motivation for young student in universities, colleges and junior colleges
Jul 2018
Excellent Presentation Award
Awards are given to outstanding papers submitted to JWET for WET Conference, to acknowledge their scientific contribution to the field of Water and Environment Technology.
Jun 2018
ASM Student and Postdoctoral Travel Award
Travel awards are selected by the Travel Award Committee on the basis of the scientific quality of the submitted abstracts. Funding from this award is meant only to defray travel costs for ASM Microbe; applicants may need to obtain additional funding from other sources.
Sep 2016
MEXT Scholarship awarded by Government of Japan
This is an academic scholarship offered by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
Sep 2015
European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) Attendance Grant
This grant support young European scientists who wish to attend an educational and/or scientific event organized or endorsed by ESCMID and provide for free tuition and/or travel.
Oct 2015
Kurita Water and Environment Foundation
Kurita Water and Environment Foundation (KWEF) supports scientists of Asian nationality who are conducting research in their own countries.

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