Chronic Disease Biology

Chronic Diseases are long-term medical conditions that are generally progressive. Chronic diseases, such as Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Stroke, Asthma, Chronic Respiratory Diseases, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diabetes Mellitus, Neurological Disorders, Hypertension, Lipid Disorders at present, are the major causes of disability and death globally, representing 60% of all deaths. Hence, DBT through Technical Expert Committee (TEC) and Expert Groups is focusing on R & D and Capacity Building in: Cancer Biology; Metabolic Disorders/Diseases; Neuro-Disease Biology; and Auto-Immune Diseases.


The overall emphasis of the R & D programs supported is to prevent, diagnose and treat Chronic Diseases; build understanding of Chronic Disease Biology; facilitate a major shift in early diagnosis research; tackle chronic diseases with substantial unmet need; accelerate the translation of research and develop the leaders for tomorrow.

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Contacts Concerned Officer for more information

Programme HeadDr. Sundeep Sarin, Scientist G
Phone :0091-11-24362931
Programme OfficerDr. Sandhya R. Shenoy, Scientist F
DepartmentMedical Biotechnology Division
Programme officerDr. Garima Gupta, Scientist E
Phone :0091-11-24369385