Call for 2017 SGRF Genomics Project Grant


SGRF announces the winners for Genomics Project Grant applications to support next generation sequencing projects in the areas of human health, disease, plant sciences, animal biology, biodiversity and wildlife conservation.

2017 SGRF Genomics Project Grant winners

we will contact the winners via email and provide more details by Sep 12th, 2017

SI No. Application No Name Project Institute
1 115 Mr.Machiraju Praveen A Comparative study on gene expression between fused and unfused sutures in non-syndromic craniosynostosis Narayana Nethralaya Foundation (GROW Research Lab),Bangalore
2 23 Mr.Mritunjay Kasera Uncoupling plant defenses from hormonal pathway modulations utilizing a novel regulator Regional Centre for Biotechnology
3 91 Dr.Niraj Rai Three cheetah, three stories: Reconstructing the genetic history of Indian Cheetah Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences
4 107 Dr.Vikrant Nain A robust NGS based protocol for identification of genome wide off-target cleavage sites in CRISPR/Cas9 based genome editing Gautam Buddha University
Short listed projects

we will get in touch with you regarding the projects below to request modification and see if they can be supported following modification. We will contact you after Oct 15th 2017.

SI No. Application No Name Project Institute
1 76 Mr.Biswajit Padhy Comprehensive genomic analysis of genetic variants underlying the pathophysiology of pseudoexfoliation syndrome and pseudoexfoliation glaucoma National Institute of Science Education and Research
2 62 Miss.Kinjal Bhadresha NGS based analysis of exosomal cargo: the ultimate modulators of metastasis Gujarat University
3 15 Dr.Bindu Somarajan Elucidating the inheritance of causal variants of Juvenile Onset Open angle Glaucoma in three generation families. AllMS, New Delhi
4 46 Dr.Diya Sen Closing gaps in genomes of five pharmaceutically important cyanobacteria isolated from India CSIR INDIAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL BIOLOGY
5 74 Dr.Sunny Dhir Elucidation of molecular mechanism underlying the pathogenicity of Apple scar skin viroid (ASSVd) Amity Institute of Virology and Immunology
6 96 Miss.Aswathy T R Whole genome sequencing of threatened and ethanopharmacologically significant medicinal plant Cayratia pedata University of Kerala
7 22 Mr.Kishor Ingole "Preferential translation" a conditioned response during innate immunity of plants REGIONAL CENTRE FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY
8 119 Ms.Alka Kumari Isolation and cloning of synthetic polymer degrading gene(s) from marine bacteria. CSIR- Central Salt and Marine Chemical Research Institute
9 64 Dr.Romi Wahnegbam Elucidating the vaginal microbiota of reproductive-age Indian women in different phases of menstrual cycle Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST)
10 86 Dr.Narottam Dey Study of differential gene expression in rice under induced submergence Visva-Bharati University
11 54 Dr.Anita Singh NGS-based genotyping of maize hybrids, their respective parental lines and landraces cultivated in Himachal Pradesh to uncover trait-specific SNPs and haplotypes Department of Seed Science and Technology, CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya
12 25 Dr.Nagarajan M The gut microbiome of Indian gaur Central University of Kerala
13 60 Dr.Ashutosh Sharma Transcriptome based differential gene expression analysis of salt responsive genes in salt stress treated and control horsegram seedlings DAV University
14 100 Dr.Biji C.L. Transcriptomic analysis of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.)Cultivar in South India Department of Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
15 47 Miss.Surya S Next-generation sequencing for the diagnosis of Wilson’s disease in Indian population Sri Ramachandra University
16 111 Miss.Rinku Pramanick The Female Vaginal Microbiome: A comparison of women with and without bacterial vaginosis National Institute for Research in Reprodcutive health
17 28 Dr.Soniya Eppurath A gateway to the array of unexplored genome of black pepper using NGS technology Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology

Application deadline: Closed

SGRF will cover the cost of sequencing for selected proposals (30-90Gb of data). Proposals will be evaluated by an team of experts and where needed the committee may seek clarification or modification to the proposal. Investigator will be eligible for Rs. 15,000/- award for incidental expenses to be paid upon completion of the project and publication of the results in a peer-reviewed journal. The selected investigator will be invited to present their proposals as posters at the 2017 NGBT meeting. SGRF will cover their travel and accommodation costs associated with 2017 NGBT meeting attendance.


Call for 2016 Genomics Project Grant


SGRF Genomics project grant designed to support genomics projects in human health, diseases, plant sciences, animal biology, metagenomics, biodiversity and wildlife.

2016 SGRF Genomics Project Grant winners

we will contact the winners via email and provide more details by Sep 12th, 2016

SI No. Application No Name Project Institute
1 141 Dr. Jewel Jameeta Noor Selective mRNA export: a cellular switch to initiate and regulate plant innate immunity to bacterial pathogens. RCB, Faridabad
2 98 Dr.Souvik Mukherjee Diabetic foot ulcer microbiome associated with chronic non-healing wounds and antibiotic resistance Biomedical Genomics Centre, Kolkata
3 74 Mr.Raveendran Muthurajan Elucidating molecular networks regulated by the transcription factor EcNAC67 conferring enhanced salinity tolerance in rice. Centre for Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Coimbatore,
4 86 Ms.B.Kalpana Metagenomic analysis of changes in active bacterial composition in caries lesions of early childhood caries and recurrent ECC KS Rangasamy College of Technology, Tamil Nadu.
5 102 Dr.Arun Shastry Matrilineal inheritance of casual variants of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) in mutli-generational families DART, Bangalore
Short listed projects

we will get in touch with you regarding the projects below to request modifcation and see if they can be supported following modificaiton. We will contact you after Oct 15th 2016.

SI No. Application No Name Project Institute
1 17 Dr. Anubhab Khan Genetic variation, ìnbreeding and pathogenic load of Semi-Arid population of tigers in India National Centre for Biological Sciences, TIFR, Bangalore
2 76 Mr.PANKAJ KOPARDE Deciphering evolutionary history and identifying conservation units in Indian owlets Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology & National History, Coimbatore
3 24 Ms. Indu Basist Genome sequencing of Endosymbiotic bacteria of Candida sp. University of Hyderabad
4 136 Dr.Kalpana Pai Whole genome sequencing of drug resistant kinetoplastid protozoan parasite Leishmania donovan Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
5 118 Dr.Vikrant Bhor Analysis of the Gut microbiome in infants with hepatic cholestasis and association with CMV infection NIRRH, Mumbai
6 88 Dr.Pradosh Mahadani Clarify the cryptic diversity and taxonomic complexity of Dendrobium nobile based on Genome wide date ICAR, Sikkim
7 132 Dr.Vivek N Upasani Genome sequencing /NGS of Euhalothece SLVH01 and Geitlerinema SLVH04 isolated from soda lake in India MG Science Institute, Ahmedabad
8 45 Ms.Shrey Gandhi Say cheese-comparative metagenomic study of Indian cottage cheese
9 116 Dr.Sathya Priya Whole genome comparative sequencing od Aspergillus Flavus corneal isolates Aravind Medical Research Foundation, Madurai
10 53 Mr.Shivaprasad Patil Know your beer: decoding beer by their microbial composition CSIR-IGIB, New Delhi,
11 124 Dr.Sandhya Sukumaran Conservation genomics of the endangered scalloped hammerhead, Sphyrna lewini: Genome wide SNP discovery and evaluation using RAD-seq CMFRI, Cochin
12 94 Ms.Debashree Tagore Exome sequencing of familial cardiovascular disease National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, West Bengal
13 31 Mr.Manisha Madaikar Molecular characterization of familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (FHL) with unidentified genetic defect using targeted NGS NIIH, Mumbai
14 114 Ms.Srikrupa Natarajan Whole exome sequencing to identify novel gene in Indian families with Lebber Congenital Amaurosis Vision Research Foundation, Chennai

The 2016 Genome grant application has be closed. Appreciate you submitting a proposal. We have received an overwhelming number of applications. Due to this, our committee may need additional time to evaluate the application. While we will try to make a decision by August 31st, 2016 we think we may need until September 12th to announce the winners. We will post the winners on the SGRF website and notify everyone that submitted a proposal. Once again many thanks on behalf of SGRF and the grants program committee for your interest and application.

SGRF announces Genomics Project Grant to support next generation sequencing projects in the areas of human health, disease, plant sciences, animal biology, biodiversity and wildlife conservation. Principal Investigators (Scientist/Faculty) working in educational institutions or not-for-profit research organizations, students and postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: July 31st, 2016
Award Decision Date: August 31st, 2016

SGRF will cover the cost of sequencing for selected proposals. Investigator will be eligible for Rs. 25,000/- award for incidental expenses. The selected investigators will be invited to present their progress at the 2016 NGBT meeting. SGRF will cover their travel and accommodation costs associated with 2016 NGBT meeting attendance.