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NCBS and TIGS Partner to Solve India’s Health and Food Safety Problems



The collaboration aims to use science and technology to address key issues, fundamental and applied in human health and agriculture

TIGS brings with it high-quality science to solve problems in the fields of rare genetic diseases, infectious diseases and nutrition, using cutting-edge science and technology

The National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS) and the Tata Institute of Genetics and Society (TIGS) have announced a new institutional alliance to jointly address human health and food safety issues with new advances in genetics and technology.

The alliance was announced on December 10 in the presence of NCBS Director Satyajit Mayor, TIGS Director Rakesh Mishra and TIGS Administrator Manoj Kumar.

According to a statement from NCBS, the collaboration aims to bring the most recently developed science and technology to answer key fundamental and applied questions in human health and agriculture.

“Engagement with TIGS is a wonderful opportunity for NCBS researchers to address issues that concern both genetics and society, and at the same time to broaden TIGS ‘collaborative footprint at the Bangalore Life Science Cluster” , said the mayor.

NCBS is a member of the Bangalore Life Science Cluster (BLiSc), along with the Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine and the Center for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP).

BLiSc’s thriving intellectual environment and quality infrastructure are expected to catalyze large-scale scientific productivity and application, according to the NCBS statement, adding that this engagement could potentially broaden BLiSc’s partner base, contributing to the vision. to make BLiSc a leader in facilitating and implementing socially beneficial scientific solutions through a deep understanding of basic science.

According to Mishra, Director of TIGS, by partnering with NCBS, TIGS brings together high-quality science to solve societal problems in rare genetic diseases, infectious diseases and nutrition, using science and technology peak.

TIGS administrator Kumar added that recent technological advances in genetics have started to demonstrate incredible applications in human health and food safety.

“I am confident that the NCBS-TIGS partnership will positively contribute to several of them, including adaptation and environmental resilience, both natural and man-made, to mitigate or control the effects of a global climate changing, ”Kumar said.

Established in 2017, TIGS is a non-profit institute in Bangalore committed to advancing scientific research in human health and agriculture, especially for the benefit of the Indian people. The institute’s current areas of interest include alternative methods of controlling vector-borne diseases, developing better crops with higher productivity, and finding technological means to alleviate the global problem of antibiotic resistance.

NCBS is a leading Bangalore-based research institute that uses experimental and computational approaches in pioneering fields of biology to study molecules, cells, and organisms. It has all the facilities a researcher could possibly need.

Last updated on December 11, 2021