MoU signing with DBT – National Institute for Animal Biotechnology

TIGS and DBT – National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB), Hyderabad got into an agreement to encourage interdisciplinary research & tackle complex challenges in an area of Animal Biotechnology with a specific focus on the zoonotic diseases and scientific research on infectious diseases diagnostics, surveillance and management in animals.

The MoU was signed by Dr. Rakesh Mishra, Director, TIGS and Dr. G. Taru Sharma, Director, NIAB along with senior scientists from both institutes.

Speaking to The Hindu Dr. Mishra emphasized on TIGS role in the collaborative work will be to carry out the molecular biology aspects like the mRNA-based platforms, and molecular surveillance technologies.

Whereas, NIAB will be involved in pathogen culture and testing within the institute equipped with the most advanced BSL3 and BSL2 facilities. The scientists here will be working on the livestock, connecting with the veterinary network on ground, and also liaison with local governments in the urban and rural areas.

“These collaborations are important for ‘One Health’ concept and will bring societal benefits, particularly in the domain of important zoonotic diseases, said NIAB director G. Taru Sharma.

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