Division of Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases caused by pathogenic bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites are major health concerns not only in India but also across the globe. Major goals of our division are to carry out cutting edge research towards improved knowledge on diseases by infectious diseases. Additionally, we are involved in academic programs of the institute, which includes under-graduate, post-graduate and Ph.D. teaching programs in bio-medical science, food safety and biotechnology, and marine microbiology and biotechnology. The faculty members of the division are involved in the research related to the diagnosis, prevalence, prevention and control of causative agents of various infectious diseases and implementation of intervention strategies. Our research group has major strength in the genome sciences, microbial diversity, development of novel diagnostics, understanding of drug resistance mechanisms, disease transmission, and virulence mechanisms of disease etc. This promotes biomedical and technological advancement that translates the knowledge to develop novel drugs, vaccines, diagnostic reagents and disease control strategies.