Human Genetics Research Group (HGRG) is presently located at School of Biotechnology, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Katra, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Feat of HGRG has been conceived at "National Centre of Applied Human Genetics" (NCAHG), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in early years of 2K. With background of Ph.D. in Human Genetics, Advanced training and fellowship in Molecular Genetics from TSRH Dallas,Tx USA and UTSW Medical Centre, Dallas Tx,USA; coordinator Dr. Swarkar Sharma is leading HGRG team. The team, comprised of researchers with enhanced skill sets, is working in the area Human Evolutionary Genetics, Rare Undiagnosed Genetic Disorders and Complex Genetic disorders in Human population of Jammu and Kashmir. Group has high impact scientific research publications and patents to their credit.
Project JK-DNA is a resource in development by HGRG SMVDU investigators, with the goal of aggregating and harmonising both Human Exome and Genome sequencing data from population of J&K through genome sequencing projects (Next Generation Sequencing), published resources or public datasets, and making summary data available for the use of wider scientific community especially medical researchers in J&K and India. NGS datasets generated with collaborators from Institute of Human Genetics and School of Biotechnology, University of Jammu will be pooled with references for better and higher genomic resolution. Research grants from various external Funding agencies: DST SERB GoI; UGC GoI, CSIR GoI; National Geographic Society, USA have been key factor in strengthening the efforts and achieving the feat.
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