I'm looking for some suggestions from my genomics plussers! (please share if you know someone who can help me)
Is genomics advanced (flexible, cheap) enough to be used as a humanitarian endeavor in developing countries?
I am applying for a fellowship with the +International Reporting Project
to return to India and investigate how genomics is being used to address issues unique to developing countries, particularly India. I want to connect with some researchers and entrepreneurs (and NGOs) that use genomics to solve and investigate issues in India. If you know some people who fit that description, please let me know. Thanks!
Issues that I could address:
Genomics of pathogens (malaria, TB, diarrheal diseases)
Metagenomics of the water supply/sanitation
Microbiome as it relates to environmental enteropathy
Multifactorial diseases (heart disease, diabetes, etc) prevalent in India.
Genomics of agricultural plants
Ayurgenomics (using genomics to correlate to phenotypes described in ayurveda).
Direct to Consumer companies (not all of them, but I'd visit one or two).
I plan to visit the "Genome Valley" in Hyderabad and CSIR in New Delhi but am looking for specific researchers to contact.
I also am open to recommendations of other facets to examine while there.+Kavin Senapathy +mary Zeman +Mary Mangan +Ruby Gadelrab +Rajini Rao +Ian Bosdet