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Call for Proposals on Hemophilia

Department of Biotechnology

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Department of Biotechnology invites proposals from Investigators working in the area of Hemophilia to submit an application for consideration with the following research priorities.

Priority Areas:
a. Novel approaches to diagnosis of Hemophilia
b. Development of recombinant factors or novel therapies
c. Development of new viral inactivation/removal technologies for plasma products d. Development of novel approaches to Immune Tolerance Induction therapy (ITI) to treat inhibitors that may develop during CFC replacement treatment of hemophilia
e. Genetic evaluation of the full spectrum of hereditary bleeding disorders which are common in the country to help design a comprehensive cost effective diagnostic strategy. This could also be applied to evaluating genotype – phenotype correlations.
f. Strategies for development of gene therapy approaches for hemophilia

Priority areas are not limited to the above; however, funding priority will be placed on those projects that will lead to a better understanding of molecular basis of disease / better diagnostic approaches and development of novel management strategies particularly CFC and novel therapeutic products. Preference will be given to those proposing a multidisciplinary consortium approach to solving specific unmet needs in this area in the country.

The call text can be downloaded here:

Qualification

• Scientists working in Universities/Academic Institutions/National Laboratories/Industries [Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR)-Recognized R&D Centre] & Non-Profit Organizations with necessary facilities and strong scientific background in the proposed area.
• Collaborative projects with industry would be favored for funding.

To Apply

A proposal should be well written with clearly defined specific objectives, work plan, expected outcomes in terms of quantifiable targets, tentative budget estimates and biodata of the investigator/s giving details regarding the expertise along-with the list of relevant research papers in the proposed research area.

Proposals may be submitted online in the DBT’s R&D format through eProMIS (http://dbtepromis.nic.in/Login.aspx ) under Category of Area-‘Human Genetics and Genome Analysis’, clearly stating ‘Proposal against Call for Proposal’. A separate copy of the same may also be submitted through an email: vinita.chaudhary@nic.in Any supplementary information/ material that could be useful for consideration of the proposal can also be annexed. Subsequently, two hard copies should also be sent to: Dr. Vinita N. Chaudhary, Scientist ‘D’, Department of Biotechnology, Block- 2, Room No.816, 8th floor, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003.

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