is a citizen science initiative relying on open science to be able to prepare, understand and respond to epidemics. 
This initiative also endeavours to build the much required skill base, resources, data and technologies to be able to help and cater to similar requirements nationally and globally.

Forthcoming talks

  • These are a tentative list of forthcoming invited talks. The talk title, content and attendance are likely to change. [List of forthcoming talks]
  • 24th Human Genome Meeting HGM2020 Human Genome Meeting (HGM) is a series of annual conferences organised by the Human Genome Organisation (HUGO). It started as a meeting dedicated for Human Genome Mapping. Over the years ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2019, 9:56 PM by Vinod Scaria
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Clinical Genomics / Precision Medicine Initiatives India, South-East Asia and Middle East
Precision Medicine
Mycobacterium tuberculosis genomes
Zebrafish Wild-type Strain [Data/Resources

Genomics for Precision Medicine in India
CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) has initiated a unique programme on this front, pioneering the application of Genomics for Public Health (IndiGen) in India. The Genomics for Understanding Rare Disease, India Alliance Network (GUaRDIAN) is a large-scale collaborative network of clinicians from around India trying to integrate genomics in clinical practice, with the a singular focus to elucidate the genetic structure of Rare Genetic Diseases in India. Omics for Precise Therapeutic Interventions Minimizing Adverse Events (OPTIMA) is a collaborative initiative towards implementing pharmacogenetics in Clinics.

Lab in News

  • OPEN MINDS 2020: MIND OVER MATTER Dr Vinod Scaria has been featured in OPEN MINDS 2020: MIND OVER MATTER , OpenExcerptsThe 39-year-old genomic scientist’s initiative provides ready access to genomic, epidemiological ...
    Posted Aug 4, 2020, 1:02 AM by Vinod Scaria
  • COVID-19 Response: Young Scientists Are Among India’s Unsung Heroes After the pandemic began, Vinod Scaria’s laboratory at CSIR-IGIB initiated a few projects to analyse the virus’s genetic data as obtained from different parts of the country ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2020, 9:42 PM by Vinod Scaria
  • The Gene Business Technology advances in gene sequencing are creating new opportunities for enterprises in healthcare and other sectors - writes Joe Mathew in Business TodayAre you genetically predisposed to some diseases? Do ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2020, 2:34 AM by Vinod Scaria
  • Genome sequencing by CSIR to help in Precision Medicine in India The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has sequenced the entire genomes of 1008 Indians in six months, under a mission that was aimed at demonstrating capability and scalability of ...
    Posted Oct 31, 2019, 12:24 AM by Vinod Scaria
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Recent Publications
[Complete list of publications are available here]
Publications related to COVID-19 from Vinod Scaria Lab at CSIR Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology. Find more information on COVID-19 Open Research, Data and Resources

Gupta, V., Bhoyar, R. C., Jain, A., Srivastava, et al, 
Clinical Infectious Diseases (2020) ciaa1451, 
Banu S, Jolly B, Mukherjee M, Singh P, Khan S, Zaveri L, Shambhavi S, Gaur N, Mishra RK, Scaria V, Sowpati DT 

Poojary M, Shantaraman A, Jolly B, Scaria V 

Jain A, Rophina M, Mahajan S, Krishnan BB, Sharma M, Mandal S, Fernandez T, Sultanji S, Mathew S, Sivasubbu S, Scaria V Analysis of the potential impact of genomic variants in SARS-CoV-2 genomes from India on molecular diagnostic assays bioRxiv 2020.08.05.238618; doi: [Preprint]

Bhoyar RC, et al, High throughput detection and genetic epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 using COVIDSeq next generation sequencing bioRxiv 2020.08.10.242677; doi: [Preprint]

Radhakrishnan C, Divakar MK, Jain A et al, 
Initial insights into the genetic epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 isolates from Kerala suggest local spread from limited introductions bioRxiv 2020.09.09.289892; doi: [Preprint]

Yadav S,Thakkar D,Bhoyar R,Jain A,Wadhwa T,Imran M,Jolly B,Divakar M,Kapoor R,Rastogi N,Sharma D,Sehgal P,Ranjan G,Sivasubbu S,Sarma S,Scaria V
Asymptomatic Reactivation of SARS-CoV-2 in a Child with Neuroblastoma Characterised by Whole Genome Sequencing. Authorea. October 12, 2020. DOI: 10.22541/au.160253792.25165912/v1  [Preprint]

Jain A, Bhoyar RC,Pandhare K, Mishra A, Sharma D,Imran M, Senthivel V,Divakar1 MK, Rophina M, Jolly B, Batra A,Sharma S, Siwach S,Jadhao AG, Palande NV, Jha GN, Ashrafi N, Mishra PK, Vidhya AK, Jain S, Dash D, Senthil Kumar N, Vanlallawma A, Sarma RJ, Chhakchhuak L, Kalyanaraman S,Mahadevan R, Kandasamy S, Pabitha BM, Rajagopal RE, Ramya E, Nirmala Devi P, Bajaj A, Gupta V, Mathew S,Goswami SG, Mangla M, Prakash S, Joshi K, Meyakumla, Sreedevi S, Gajjar D, Ronibala Soraisham, Yadav R, Silla Devi Y, Gupta A, Mukerji M, Ramalingam S, Binukumar BK, Scaria V,Sivasubbu S
IndiGenomes: a comprehensive resource of genetic variants from over 1000 Indian genomes
Nucleic Acids Research (2020) doi: 10.1093/nar/gkaa923

Govindaraj GM, Jain A, Peethambaran G, Bhoyar R, Vellarikkal SK, Ganapati A, Sandhya P, Edavazhippurath A, Dhanasooraj D, Puthenpurayil JM, Chakkiyar K, Mishra A, Batra A, Punnen A, Kumar S, Sivasubbu S, Scaria V
Spectrum of clinical features and genetic variants in mevalonate kinase (MVK) gene of South Indian families suffering from Hyperimmunoglobulin D Syndrome 
PLoS ONE (2020) Accepted

Mhaske A, Dileep KV, Kumar M, Poojary M, Pandhare K, Zhang KYJ, Scaria V, and Binukumar BK (2020)
ATP7A Clinical Genetics Resource - a comprehensive clinically annotated database and resource for genetic variants in ATP7A gene. Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal. Accepted (2020)

Kumar M, Gaharwar U, Paul S, Poojary M, Pandhare K, Scaria V, Binukumar BK
Scientific Reports (2020) 10, : 9037

Sharma S, Rophina M, Poojary M and Scaria V
circad: a comprehensive manually curated resource of circular RNA associated with diseases
Database (2020) Accepted

Jalali S, Singh A, Scaria V and Maiti S
Genome-wide computational analysis and validation of potential long noncoding RNA mediated DNA-DNA:RNA triplexes in the human genome
Methods in Molecular Biology (2020) Accepted

Sharma D, Sandhya P, Vellarikkal SK, Surin AK, Jayarajan R, Verma A, Kumar A, Ravi R, Danda D, Sivasubbu S, Scaria V
Saliva microbiome in primary Sjogren’s syndrome reveals a distinct set of microbes associated with the disease
Oral Diseases (2019) Accepted

GUaRDIAN Consortium
Genomics of rare genetic diseases—experiences from India
Human Genomics (2019) Accepted

(*as communicating/co-communicating author)