Call status: Closed
Proposal deadline:30th April, 2017
Monogenic disorders are an important cause of neonatal mortality both in developed and developing countries. Millions suffer from inherited genetic diseases and the one-sixth of the world’s population living in India has never been systematically studied. It is not only a leading cause of fetal loss, but also contributes significantly to preterm birth, childhood and adult morbidity along with considerable repercussion on the mothers and their families. Worldwide surveys have shown the birth prevalence of monogenic disorders varies due to social, racial, economical and ecological influences. In order to control the onset of various monogenic disorders (metabolic disorders, endocrine disorders, hemoglobin disorders and others), it is pertinent to understand the epidemiology and molecular basis of these disorders.
With this aim, Department of Biotechnology invites Investigators working in these areas to submit a concept note in collaboration with clinicians for the molecular analysis of the most prevalent monogenic disorder from different zones of the country viz. 1.North-Eastern zone, 2. Eastern Zone, 3.Central zone, 4. Northern zone, 5. North-Western zone, 6.Western zone, 7. South-Western zone, 8. Southern zone, 9. South-Eastern zone and 10.Andaman-Nicobar.
Funding priority will be placed on those projects that will lead to a better understanding of molecular mechanism of the most important inherited single-gene disorder prevalent in the particular zone with the listing of overall prevalence of other monogenic disorders in the concerned zone. Individual project should represent all the regions of the concerned zone.
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Dr. Vinita N. Chaudhary,
Principal Scientific Officer,
Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi