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Call for Letters of Intent (LOIs) on Reproductive Biology

Reproductive health problems are a leading cause of ill health and death for women and girls of childbearing age in developing countries. Research on reproductive diseases, disorders and conditions that affect the functioning of the male and female reproductive systems during all stages of life needs to be undertaken. A close connection between clinical and basic scientists must be established to understand the detailed reproductive biology and to look for new transgenic animal models of reproductive diseases to undertake research that can facilitate diagnosis and treatment.

The Department of Biotechnology is seeking to support projects in Reproductive Health that can facilitate better understanding of the biology and thereby open up new avenues and approaches to tackle them. The Letters of Intent (LOIs) forming independent components or multi-centric network program in both clinical and basic research are invited with following broad areas:

1) Biology of Infertility
2) Implantation biology
3) Placental biology
4) Mechanisms underlying progression of endometriosis to ovarian cancers
5) Biology of Lactation and Metabolism: Impact assessment on health and overall long term wellbeing of mother.

The LOIs must be focused, and with novel research questions. It would be scrutinized and evaluated in accordance with the stated goals of the programme, novelty of hypothesis, uniqueness, feasibility and track record of the main investigators, ability to do research in their present setting. The decision would thereafter be communicated to investigators/Co-ordinators. While experience in the area will be valued but will not be limiting for the right proposal.

How to Apply: Interested investigators/scientists/clinical researchers working in recognized R & D Institutions can submit the LoIs through email as per details given below. Two hard copies of the same should be sent to Dr. Anamika Gambhir, Department of Biotechnology, Block-2, Room no.610, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003, bearing the Advertisement No. and Title of the Call for LoIs by 30th May 2018. (Email: reproductivebiologydbt@gmail.com). The LoIs should not be more than six A4 pages in single spacing, Font: Arial, Font size: 12.

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