Vol. 9 No.1&2 February-April 2001
Life Sciences Research Board
Life Sciences Research Board (LSRB) was established by DRDO
as a registered society in March 1998. LSRB is an autonomous body to encourage
inter-institutional research involving DRDO laboratories, academic institutions, national
laboratories, both in Government and private and industry, on a consortium mode utilising
the available talent for solving intricate, multifaceted problems faced by the Defence
personnel. LSRB is headed by eminent scientist Dr G Padmanabhan, Emeritus Scientist,
Honorary Professor and former Director, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He is
being advised by peers in different disciplines of life sciences.
LSRB has supported 19 projects in the fields of edible rabies vaccine, drug release system, molecular genetics of haematological disorders, sleep and thermoregulation, vegetable crops for high altitudes, biodegradable hydrogel for controlled drug release for the treatment of osteomyelitis, synthesis of recombinant human sodium/iodine symoporter (hNIS), bone marrow cryopreservation, development of transgenic tomatoes with enhanced tolerance to salinity stress, inhibition of translation of Hepatitis 'C' virus, Potential diagnostic and prognostic usefulness of tumour angiogenesis, growth factors receptors, cellular, adhesion molecules, and tumour infiltrating immunomodulatory cells in thyroid neoplasms, etc. at nine research institutes since 1998. Some of the projects have reached to their final fruition. LSRB also supports i conduct of seminars/symposia/presentations, etc as per requirement of the project. Proposals in this regard , are submitted by the Principal Investigator in the prescribed form. Innovative ideas and proposals from non DRDO scientists are encouraged.
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