About Genomics for Public Health in India (IndiGen) programme

IndiGen programme aims to undertake whole genome sequencing of thousands of individuals representing diverse ethnic groups from India. The objective is to enable genetic epidemiology and develop public health technologies applications using population genome data.

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Expression of Interest from Industry to license the knowledge-base of allele frequencies of genetic variants and for Exploring partnership in areas of Genomics and applications in healthcare

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Director, CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, ATTN: Dr Sridhar Sivasubbu, Head-Business DevelopmentCSIR-IGIB Mathura Road, New Delhi 110 025
Email: director@igib.res.in ; sridhar@igib.in / s.sivasubbu@igib.res.in

Celebrating 10 years of the First Indian Genome

The First Indian Genome was announced on 8th of December 2009. To this effect, an announcement was made in the Indian Parliament by Shri Prithviraj Chavan, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Science and Technology on Sequencing of the first human genome in India.

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has sequenced the entire genomes of 1008 Indians in six months, under a mission that was aimed at demonstrating capability and scalability of Indian research institutions. This initiative, called IndiGen, was undertaken by two CSIR institutions — Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), Delhi and Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad.Read more
In picture, Hon'ble Minister for Science and Technology, Government of India is seen with the IndiGenome Card.

Jain A, Bhoyar RC,Pandhare K, Mishra A, Sharma D,Imran M, Senthivel V,Divakar1 MK, Rophina M, Jolly B, Batra A,Sharma S, Siwach S,Jadhao AG, Palande NV, Jha GN, Ashrafi N, Mishra PK, Vidhya AK, Jain S, Dash D, Senthil Kumar N, Vanlallawma A, Sarma RJ, Chhakchhuak L, Kalyanaraman S,Mahadevan R, Kandasamy S, Pabitha BM, Rajagopal RE, Ramya E, Nirmala Devi P, Bajaj A, Gupta V, Mathew S,Goswami SG, Mangla M, Prakash S, Joshi K, Meyakumla, Sreedevi S, Gajjar D, Ronibala Soraisham, Yadav R, Silla Devi Y, Gupta A, Mukerji M, Ramalingam S, Binukumar BK, Scaria V,Sivasubbu SIndiGenomes: a comprehensive resource of genetic variants from over 1000 Indian genomesNucleic Acids Research (2020) doi: 10.1093/nar/gkaa923

Population-scale Genomics - Enabling Precision Public Health

The current excitement for affordable genomics technologies and national precision medicine initiatives marks a turning point in worldwide healthcare practices. The last decade of global population sequencing efforts has defined the enormous extent of genetic variation in the human population resulting in insights into differential disease burden and response to therapy within and between populations.
Sivadas A, Scaria V*Population-scale genomics—Enabling precision public healthAdvances in Genetics (Academic Press) (2019) https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.adgen.2018.09.001[ResearchGate]

Pharmacogenomic landscape of India

Sahana S, Sivadas A, Mangla M, Jain A, Bhoyar RC, Pandhare K, Mishra A, Sharma D, Imran M, Senthivel V, Divakar MK, Rophina M, Jolly B, Batra A, Sharma S, Siwach S, Jadhao AG, Palande NV, Jha GN, Ashrafi N, Mishra PK, Vidhya AK, Jain S, Dash D, Kumar NS, Vanlallawma A, Sarma RJ, Chhakchhuak L, Kalyanaraman S, Mahadevan R, Kandasamy S, Devi P, Rajagopal RE, Ramya JE, Devi PN, Bajaj A, Gupta V, Mathew S, Goswami S, Prakash S, Joshi K, Kumla M, Sreedevi S, Gajjar D, Soraisham R, Yadav R, Devi YS, Gupta A, Mukerji M, Ramalingam S, Binukumar BK, Sivasubbu S, Scaria V.Pharmacogenomic landscape of COVID-19 therapies from Indian population genomes.Pharmacogenomics. 2021 Jun 18. doi: 10.2217/pgs-2021-0028. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34142560

South Asian Genomes and Exomes

SAGE compiles one of the most comprehensive searchable resource for allele frequencies across genomes and exomes sequenced from South Asia
Hariprakash JM, Vellarikkal SK, Verma A, Ranawat AS, Jayarajan R, Ravi R, Kumar A, Dixit V, Sivadas A, Kashyap AK, Senthivel V, Sehgal P, Mahadevan V, Scaria V,* and Sivasubbu S*SAGE: a comprehensive resource of genetic variants integrating South Asian whole genomes and exomesDatabase (2018) Vol. 2018: article ID bay080; doi:10.1093/database/bay080


Hear us at:Apr 05, 2020 Human Genome Meeting 2020 @ AustraliaMar 21-22,2020 Pediatric NeuroGenomics Symposium 2020 @ AIIMS DelhiFeb 04-05,2020 1st International Symposium on Bone Marrow Failure Disorders (IBMFS 2020) at Christian Medical College VelloreFeb 04-06,2020 Accelerating Biology 2020 @ CDAC PuneFeb 13-15, 2020 45th Annual Meeting of the Indian Society of Human Genetics @ Sri Ramachandra Medical College, ChennaiJan 27-29, 2020 Exome Sequence Analysis and Interpretation @ JIPMER PuducherryJan 16-18,2020 Indo-US Workshop on Human Diversity and Health Disparities @ CSIR CCMB HyderabadApr 13-15, 2019 International Conference on Rare & Undiagnosed Diseases: Addressing Patient Needs for Rare Disorders in India @ Delhi April 24th,2019 IndiGen Outreach @ Vinoba Bhave University @ Hazaribagh Jharkhand Jul 06,2019 Indigen Outreach @ Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology Centre @ The Maharaja Sayajirao University of BarodaJul 20, 2019 Recent Advances in Cardiovascular Genetics and Genomics @ Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, PondicherryJul 30, 2019 Indigen Outreach @ DY Patil Medical College, PuneSep 28-29, 2019 PathFinders Global Pathology Conference 2019 @ PuneSep 13, 2019 Genetic and Genomic Medicine in Maternal and Fetal Care @ Madras Medical Mission, ChennaiAug 18, 2019 Update on Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders @ Govt Medical College KozhikodeNov 23, 2019 Genomics for Precision Medicine CME @ ThiruvananthapuramNov 20-22, 2019 Exome Sequence Analysis and Interpretation @ Tirunelveli Medical College

IndiGen programme is funded by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India

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