Coordinator: Suresh Subramani

TIGS is a non-profit trust in India funded by the Tata Trusts. TIGS sets research directions focussing on problems of relevance to India. I serve as the Global Director of TIGS and as a Collaborative Science Chair at TIGS-CI.

At TIGS-CI, our programme spans diverse expertise – vector biology, field ecology, protein engineering, plant tissue culture, stem cell therapy and anti-microbial resistance. Our vector biology, population genetics, protein engineering and rice programmes are led by in-house teams and include collaborations with NCBS, inStem and the Central University of Tamil Nadu (CUTN, Our antimicrobial resistance programme is a collaborative effort with Amrita University, Amritapuri. Our programme on haematopoietic stem cells is a collaborative effort with JNCASR. Our efforts on the assembly of the Anopheles stephensi reference genome and related bioinformatics arise out of collaborations with local institutions, such as IBAB. We also have student and faculty exchanges and interactions with our collaborators. More about all these programmes is described next.