Biomedical Informatics Centre has been a recent addition to the National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH), which is a premier research institute of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). This centre is one of the 19 centres established by ICMR.
The centre was instituted with the broad objective of undertaking computational studies in the realm of reproductive health. The centre is currently engaged in the study of antimicrobial peptides and the interactions of gonadotropins with their receptors. The center is also involved in development of biological databases and electronic patient record systems for clinicians.
The broad objectives of the center are :
- To identify genetic loci associated with diseases of National interest such as Diabetes, Cancer, Stress, Mental illness etc. in Indian population
- To develop solutions for controlling pathogens causing diseases of National interest such as Tuberculosis, Malaria, and AIDS etc.
- To develop a National Repository of clinical information/data, high-throughput data, genotype and phenotype
- To promote applications of cutting-edge technologies in medical research