Life Sciences & Biotechnology

Title :

Functional genomics of Indian SARS-CoV-2

Area of research :

Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Computer Sciences and Information Technology, COVID-19 Research

Focus area :

Functional genomics of COVID-19

Principal Investigator :

Prof Kumar Somasundaram, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru

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Executive Summary :

The objective of our study is to determine the genetic diversity among Indian SARS-CoV-2 viral isolates in comparison to the strains that are occurring worldwide. In addition to identification of types of viral strains in India, it is anticipated that our study will help us to understand the source of virus origin, route of spread, transmission dynamics of the virus, disease severity, possible viral strains for vaccine development, right type of diagnostic kits and possibly developing relaxation models of social distancing

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