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CSIR Ayurgenomics Unit –TRISUTRA @ CSIR-IGIB, New Delhi

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India has established CSIR Ayurgenomics Unit – TRISUTRA (Translational Research and Innovative Science ThRough Ayurgenomics), at CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, New Delhi, with a mission to develop affordable health care solutions based on traditional knowledge of Ayurveda, medicine and modern genomic knowledge. This is an inter-disciplinary networked centre that would enable cross talk between Ayurveda, Modern Medicine and Genomic science.

Broad objectives of the Unit:

  • Conduct research aimed at validation and providing scientific evidence to principles/concepts described in Ayurveda for predictive, personalized and pre-emptive approach towards health and diseased conditions.
  • Develop data and sample repositories for prospective research studies.
  • Develop interdisciplinary human resources.
  • Undertake and co-ordinate translational research for developing affordable health care solutions for diseases of national priority based on Ayurveda literature.

This unit would strive towards providing scientific credence and global acceptability to Ayurveda, new leads to genomics, create interdisciplinary expertise and would also provide marketable leads that would be beneficial to health, nutrition and Ayurveda industry.