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    MoU signing with ICAR – National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources (ICAR – NBAIR)

    Insects play a vital role in agriculture and for our well-being. They are essential pollinators for crops, aiding in the production of several important products which constitute our consumption habits. But insects can also pose challenges as pests that damage crops. Tata Institute for Genetics and Society (TIGS) is excited to join hands with ICAR - National Bureau of [...]

    On the new Covid 19 variant & why surveillance still matters

    Wastewater surveillance In times when the viral case load is down and people do not get themselves tested, there are limits to which surveillance is possible. If clinical data from patients is not adequate, scientists and researchers turn to testing the viral load in the sewerage or waste water samples. Based on such a study, [...]

    MoU Signing with Gujrat Biotechnology Research Centre

    TIGS and Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre (GBRC), Department of Science and Technology, Government of Gujarat have partnered to address societal issues in healthcare & agriculture using biotechnology. The agreement was signed by Dr. Rakesh Mishra, Director, TIGS and Dr. Madhvi Joshi, Joint Director, GBRC along with senior scientists from TIGS.

    Workshop on ‘Building Back Better Surveillance Systems’

    Tata Institute for Genetics and Society along with ACCESS Health International and Global Learning Collaborative for Health Systems Resilience (GLC4HSR) is organising a 2-day workshop on 'Building Back Better Surveillance Systems' Venue: Ectoderm Auditorium, inStem Building, NCBS Campus, Bengaluru Dates: 31st August and 1st September The workshop brings relevant stakeholders to address the challenges of public health surveillance [...]

    Visit by Dr. Arvind Virmani

    We were glad to host Dr. Arvind Virmani , Member, NITI Aayog to TIGS and Bangalore Life Sciences Cluster (BLiSC) campus. Interactions were held on how synergistic associations between the four cluster institutions is fostering innovations and research in the campus. As part of the visit Dr. Virmani also visited few TIGS facilities where our [...]

    Discarded storage containers may be aggravating Bengaluru dengue outbreaks

    In this latest piece by Dr. Farah Ishtiaq, Principal Scientist, TIGS in Nature India where she discusses the importance of Neighborhood surveillance in public places which can help in real-time forecasting of dengue outbreaks in urban areas. The recent study from TIGS found several man-made habitats such as discarded plastic containers and wrappers, coconut shells, [...]

    Guest lecture on ‘A Roadmap of Wolbachia Research’ by Dr. Sampath Kumar at ICMR-VCRC

    Dr. Sampath Kumar, Senior Scientist at TIGS recently delivered a guest lecture at ICMR - Vector Control Research Centre (VCRC), Puducherry on the trends in Wolbachia Research over the years. He led an engaging discussion with Dr. Ashwani Kumar, Director, ICMR - VCRC, other Scientists and students on the road ahead for Wolbachia Research in [...]

    NCURA National Conference Award to Dr. Pankaj Gupta

    Dr. Pankaj Gupta, Senior Program Manager at TIGS recently received the NCURA National Conference Award during their 65th Annual meeting at Washington D.C. USA. National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) is dedicated to advancing the profession of research administration through education and professional development programs, the sharing of knowledge and experiences, and the fostering [...]

    Antimicrobial Resistance has become a ‘silent pandemic’

    Speaking to The Hindu, Dr. Rakesh Mishra, Director, TIGS highlights the threat of Antimicrobial Resistance and how wastewater surveillance coupled with meta-genomic analysis and gene sequencing can help in keeping track of it in our environment. Sewage sample surveillance being carried out in some of the major cities in India has been indicating a high [...]

    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. [...]

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