Deb Pandey

Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F)
Emerging and Neglected Tropical Diseases Unit
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69 7542-1808
Fax: +49 69 7542-1800
E-Mail: Deb.Pandey(at)senckenberg.de
Office: Mertonstr. 17–21, 403 C
60325 Frankfurt am Main


Deb Pandey

Ph.D. student


Research interests/current works
My current research focuses on the ecology of venomous snakes and the question how biodiversity, environmental and socio-economic factors influence the epidemiology of snakebite and the outcome of its treatment in hospital. In my dissertation research I investigate the situation in two areas of south-central and south-eastern Nepal where snakebite envenoming is one of the biggest health problems. As snakes are ‘cold-blooded’ animals, climate and weather have an important influence on their geographical distribution, area and population dynamics, and temporal activity patterns. Thus, elucidating the past, present and future impact of climate change on the medically important snake species of Nepal and the risk of snakebite in this country is also a goal of my research.

Short CV
Since 2011 DAAD scholar and Ph.D. candidate at Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
2003-2011 Part-time Lecturer in Biology at Tribhuvan University, Bharatpur
2002 M.Sc. in Zoology (Parasitology) from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu

Selected Publications
Sharma SK, Pandey DP, Shah KB, Tillack F, Chappuis F, Alirol E, Kuch U, 2013. Venomous Snakes of Nepal. A Photographic Guide. Kathmandu (BPKIHS), 76 pp.
Pandey DP, 2012. Snakes in the vicinity of Chitwan National Park, Nepal. Herpetological Conservation & Biology 7(1): 46-57
Pandey DP, 2011. Inclusion of incorrect information in a snakebite first-aid curriculum in schools and universities in Nepal. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences 3(2): 24–30
Pandey DP, Thapa CL, Hamal PK, 2010. Impact of first aid training in management of snake bite victims in Madi valley, Nepal. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council 8(1): 5-9
Pandey DP, 2007. Epidemiology of snakebite based on field survey in Chitwan and Nawalparasi Districts, Nepal. Journal of Medical Toxicology 3(4): 164-168