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Department of Genetics and Molecular Biology
Research

Achievements of The Past
Highlights of the contribution by the department in the field of Ocular genetics

Retinoblastoma

Cytogenetic studies of 13q14 deletion.
RB1 mutational analysis and promoter methylation.
Multiplex PCR for rapid diagnosis.

Diabetic retinopathy

South Indian cohort based epidemiological study

Genes studied : eNOS, Z-2 aldose reductase, RAGE, TNF, VEGF
Retinitis pigmentosa - CERKL, RPE65, PRPF31, RHO
Leber Congenital Amaurosis - RPE65, Lebercillin, CRX
Glaucoma - TGFb , OPTN, MYOC, CYP1B1
Congenital heriditary endothelial dystrophy and Fuch’s endothelial corneal dystrophy - SLC4A11
Nance Horan Syndrome - NHS
Linkage Studies - Oguchi, Blepharophimosis

Awards and Fellowships
Dr. Madhavan Jagadeesan
2006 Balakrishnan Memorial Award. XXVII Annual Conference of Indian Association of Biomedical Scientist held at Thiruvananthapuram,
2007 Swarnalatha Punshi Award (Best Research worker, Sankara Nethrlaya
2009 Health kids International Fellowship, Hospital for Sick kids, Toronto.
Dr. S. Sripriya
2006 Young scientist award, ISHG conference, New Delhi.
2004 Best poster, Indian Society for Human Genetics (ISHG) conference, India.
2001 Best Paper, 3rd Singapore National Eye Research Meeting, Singapore
Dr. V.L. Ramprasad
2005 Bausch & Lomb travel fellowship - SERI-ARVO meeting, Singapore
2004 Swarnalatha Punshi Award (Best Research worker, Sankara Nethrlaya)
2003 Bausch & Lomb travel fellowship - SERI-ARVO meeting, Singapore
2002 Best paper, ISHG conference, Trivandrum, India
2000 Young scientist travel fellowship from CSIR
Ms. G Mamatha
2005 Best paper, ISHG Conference, Hyderabad, India.
2005 Travel fellowship – IERG meeting, Hyderabad.
2005 E Balakrishnan Memorial Award. XXVI Annual Conference of Indian Association of Biomedical Scientist held at Kolkata, Nov 25 - 27, 2005.
Ms. S Uthra
2007 Travel Fellowship grant – Asia ARVO meeting, Singapore
Ms. S Srilekha (2003) Ms. V. Lakshmi (2003 & 2006)
2005 E Balakrishnan Memorial Award. XXVI Annual Conference of Indian Association of Biomedical Scientist held at Kolkata, Nov 25 - 27, 2005.
Ms. S Srilekha (2003), Ms. V. Lakshmi (2003 & 2006) Outstanding employee for the year