Centre for Human Genetics

INTRODUCTION:
The Centre for Human Genetics was established in 2013 and is committed to the production of well-renounced international standard graduates of M. Phil and Ph. D level in areas of Human Genetics including Genetic diseases, Bioinformatics, Molecular Anthropology, Forensics, Molecular Medicine and Genomics maintaining high level of integrity and responsibility at individual and departmental level; and conducting quality research, and producing well trained researchers/teachers and to participate in community development projects. Our integrative focus reflects the importance of strong disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches in research and teaching.
Mission
The mission of the Centre for Human Genetic (CHG) is to promote the application of the powerful tool set that genetics provides to investigate fundamental mechanisms involved in all areas of human disease. The central mandate of the Centre for Human Genetics is the promulgation of the Genetic Research Cycle, a paradigm for disease research that begins by comparing human phenotypes and genetic variation to identify genes of importance in human disease, then moves on to characterizing the mechanisms by which the underlying DNA differences lead to phenotypic differences in disease using models driven by human genotype-phenotype relationships, and is completed when the knowledge gained delivers benefit back to the patient population in the forms of improved diagnosis, disease management and treatments. Ethnic and even tribal-specific mutations that may be the key to rare and common diseases with higher prevalence in the population are studied. We aim to provide insights into the processes that have modeled the extant genetic diversity in these populations (such as migrations, bottlenecks and admixture) as well as the consequences of the diversity observed, including their relation to disease susceptibility. The CHG goalis to pursue this mission by emphasizing individual and collaborative faculty investigations in confluence with this genetic research cycle paradigm.