Unlocking the Secrets of Life: Exploring the World of Genomics
There have been extraordinary advancements in the recent decade in areas such as high-throughput sequencing, big-data analysis, genome engineering, and gene therapy. The cost of DNA sequencing has been dramatically reduced. These developments have made genomics an integral part of several areas of biological research, including medicine, agriculture and the environment. The availability of large amounts of genomic data is driving a revolutionary shift toward precision medicine and creating real clinical impact. Genomics could be a strong enabler in the early diagnosis of disease by identifying genetic alterations. From personalized medicine to conservation efforts, genomics continues to revolutionize various fields, shaping our future for the better. It is transforming agriculture by enabling marker-assisted breeding techniques that allow the selection of important traits.
The school, through its research programs will work on building an important Centre for genomic research focusing on:
- Genetic epidemiology
- Disease Genomics
- Metagenomics and Microbiome
- Agri genomics