Mizoram University, Aizawl

  •   Mizoram University
    Tanhril, Aizawl
    Mizoram - 796004, India
  •  0389-2330654
  •   Website

Principal Investigator: Prof. N. Senthil Kumar, Department of Biotechnology, Mizoram University.

Co-Investigators: Dr. H lalhruaitluanga, Dr. J. Zohmingthanga, Dr. C lalchhandama, Prof. Lalnundanga

Contributors: Ranjan Jyoti Sarma, Andrew Vanlallawma

Role of the Institution in the GenomeIndia Project: Mizoram University (MZU) was assigned to collect 592 samples from four communities, including 130 unrelated and 6 trio samples from each population and data analysis. MZU associated with NIBMG as part of working group to strategize the upcoming downstream analysis to be performed using the GenomeIndia Data.

Accomplishments and Outcomes

  • MZU completed collecting 592 samples from designated populations from Mizoram, Assam and Meghalaya and conducting blood biochemistry and anthropometry tests. Sample sets with relevant data were sent to NIBMG for WGS, to CBR for Biobanking, and also stored locally.
  • As a part of GenomeIndia project, the data analyst in MZU has successfully developed pipelines for generating VCF files from FASTQ files automatically and alsopipeline for pharmacogenomic study. Moreover, the data analyst also developed python scripts for statistical analysis of SNPs for cancer association comparing healthy and cancer patients.