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    AMR Research Conference 2024

    AMR Research Conference 2024 22 – 23 August 2024 Bengaluru According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change over time and no longer respond to medicines making infections harder to treat and increasing the risk of disease spread, severe illness and death. As a result, [...]

    TIGS and AIIMS Bhopal ink MoU

    TIGS in the News TIGS and AIIMS Bhopal recently inked an MoU to foster collaboration and work on joint projects focusing on infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, surveillance and control of vector-borne and zoonotic infections. The MoU was signed by Dr. Rakesh Mishra, Director TIGS and Dr. Ajai Singh, Executive Director and CEO of AIIMS Bhopal [...]

    DBT – BIRAC grant to Dr. Vasanth

    Dr. Vasanth Thamodaran was recently award a DBT - BIRAC grant to work on Generating iPSCs based disease models using gene editing to investigate lysosomal storage disorders, with focus on Gaucher disease and Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS). The project will focus on two prevalent LSDs in India, Gaucher and Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS). The iPSC model generated for these [...]

    Get your hands dirty: Sewage surveillance is critical for public health in India – Article in Hindustan Times

    TIGS in the News This recent article highlights the need to integrate Sewage surveillance of pathogens in the Public Health system of the country to tackle future disease outbreaks and to monitor Antimicrobial resistance. Read the full article here Full article

    Demystifying Rare Genetic Diseases – GNE Myopathy Poster launch

    The Demystifying Rare Genetic Diseases project kicks off with the launch of the first clinical poster for the ultra-rare genetic disease, GNE Myopathy in Sahakarnagara UPHC, Bengaluru on April 5, 2024. The project aims at spreading awareness and developing innovative Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials to engage relevant stakeholders and accelerate diagnostics and therapeutics [...]

    Key insights of REDRESS 2023 featured in Biospectrum India

    Rare Genetic Diseases Research Summit (REDRESS) 2023, an indigenous and recurrent platform to bring together all RGD researchers and stakeholders working for the Indian Rare Disease population concluded in November last year. (Click here to access the meeting proceedings of REDRESS 2023) The event was co organised by Organization for Rare Diseases India, Indian Council of Medical [...]

    A Deep Dive into GNE Myopathy | Demystifying Rare Genetic Diseases | Dr. Rakesh Mishra with Prof. Alok Bhattacharya (Episode: 5)

    Conversations@TIGS is back with a new series: "Demystifying Rare Genetic Diseases". This series aims to increase awareness about Rare Genetic Diseases and curate factual knowledge through conversations with experts. Imagine, as an adult, waking up one day to find out you suddenly can’t walk or climb stairs normally anymore. This gait change -- called 'foot-drop' [...]

    Indian Academy of Sciences launch symposium for the release of a special issue on the ‘Rare Genetic Diseases Landscape in India’

    Recently the Journal of Biosciences, Indian Academy of Sciences held a launch symposium for the release of a special issue on the ‘𝗥𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗟𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘀𝗰𝗮𝗽𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗮' edited by Prof. Alok Bhattacharya, Prof. Sudha Bhattacharya and Dr. Rakesh Mishra We are thankful for Renee Borges, IISc in getting this special issue out. This serves as an important step for the [...]

    Publication: Aeroplane wing, a new recessive autosomal phenotypic marker in malaria vector, Anopheles stephensi Liston

    Aeroplane wing, a new recessive autosomal phenotypic marker in malaria vector, Anopheles stephensi Liston A novel aeroplane (ae) winged mutant has been established in our TIGS insectary. Genetic study reveals the ae gene is autosomal, recessive, and monogenic in nature. This wing mutant is reported for the first time in Anopheles stephensi, an urban malaria [...]

    Publication: Wastewater-based surveillance of vector-borne pathogens: a cautionary note

    In our latest publication, Dr. Farah Ishtiaq provides a caution note on employing wastewater surveillance for vector-borne pathogens. When employing wastewater surveillance for vector-borne pathogens it is essential to take into account the geographical context, pathogen biology, and the availability of sewage networks for public health actions and meaningful interventions. The paper was published in the [...]

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