India's engagement with biotechnology, life sciences and medicine is dynamic and constantly evolving. The Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) sees itself a key player in this development process. Our research is focused on understanding disease biology and processing this knowledge for better management and therapeutics. The trademark feature of RGCB is the collaborative and interdisciplinary approach we bring to everything we do. This unique facet and the energetic atmosphere of the institute is our success, also creating by itself an ideal and fertile teaching atmosphere for graduate students and postdoctoral trainees. RGCB does innovative research in cellular and molecular mechanisms of human, animal and plant diseases. These programs are designed to lead discovery and innovation by integrating theory, modeling, simulation and experiential science encompassing disciplines such as cell biology, genetics, chemical biology, immunology and others. Our mission is to understand the underlying biology of human, animal and plant diseases, develop a unique training of individuals in fundamental & translational sciences and promote collaborations between medical, veterinary & agricultural professionals with basic biology scientists. This we hope will serve as a catalyst to translate discoveries effectively to eventual implementation for public benefit. RGCB has outstanding PhD and Post doctoral Programs in Basic, Interdisciplinary and Translational Sciences. The institute also conducts a unique Biotechnology Skills Development Program for engineering and science graduates to make them acquire skills in molecular diagnostics, instrumentation engineering, analytical sciences and bio imaging. Over the past 10 years, the ability of RGCB in making major contributions to understanding the fundamental mechanisms of disease has been greatly improved by support for our core facilities and research by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. We are also unique among other research institutions in the country, working out of three campuses, one concentrating on discovery, the second, an innovation focused research facility and the third a Bio-Nest for translation of research into applications and products. Please go through our informative website and visit us to find out for yourself why RGCB is the place to be for disease biology research and explore the wealth of opportunities that exist here.
Professor M. Radhakrishna Pillai, FRCPath, PhD, FAMS, FASc, FNASc