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NCBS in Collaboration with KAVI-ICR Vaccine & Technology Platform


Initiation of the Collaboration between NCBS (India) and KAVI-ICR (University Of Nairobi, Kenya) while training University of Nairobi staff on flow cytometry 19th to 23rd March 2018.


National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS)-India and KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research (KAVI-ICR)

NCBS (India) and KAVI-ICR (University of Nairobi, Kenya) have established and initiated a collaboration to spearhead the following;

  • Expand metagenomics sequencing from selected target groups in India and Africa and inform the newly emerging pathogens (Chikungunya, Dengue & others) in their virology, pathology, a point of care diagnostics and vaccine designs
  • Facilitate vaccine manufacture of existing vaccines in Africa
  • Facilitate the Dengue programs using some of the existing facilities such as the animal house, screening program, imaging, flow units, and genomics.
  • Enabling the NCBS and KAVI-ICR off campus and hospital/community engagements with an evolving data science perspective
  • Exploring the additional use of novel cutting-edge technologies that NCBS is currently using such as next-generation sequencing technologies to evolve therapeutic vaccines
  • Joint development of infrastructure and research
  • Joint teaching arrangements for postgraduate programmes
  • Joint supervision of Postgraduate projects
  • Student and faculty, exchange
  • Joint application for funding including donor funds, research grants, contributions subscriptions
  • Participation in joint academic seminars, training, meetings including participation with other collaborators
  • Any other collaborative efforts as may be determined from time to time.
  • Operational guidelines both academic and budgetary for each activity under the MOU shall be set down in a specific letter of agreement.