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The Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), an autonomous institute of the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India is carrying out high-quality multidisciplinary research in the area of life sciences. The goal is for overall development and betterment of human health, longevity, agriculture and environment. The stated mission of the institution is to work towards upliftment of the human society and generate skilled human resources for future India. These are achieved by undertaking cutting-edge research using state-of-the-art technologies in the fields of vector-borne diseases such as malaria and filaria, viral infections, cancer biology, allergy and auto-immune disorders, genetic disorders, and agricultural productivity. Towards this, the institute has established necessary infrastructure, including research facilities, genomics and proteomics platforms, flow cytometry, imaging facilities, animal house, green-house, plant tissue culture and zebrafish facilities and high performance computing facility etc. Infectious diseases constitute major public health problem in developing countries and the ILS vision is to acquire insights into biology of pathogens, pathogenesis of disease progression and evolution of pathogens in the context of their relationship to human genetics.