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DBT-CDFD started testing of COVID-19 samples from Telangana State on 18th April 2020, after due approval from DBT and ICMR.

DBT-CDFD Scientists Dr. Ashwin Dalal, Dr. Murali Dharan Bashyam, Dr. Rashna Bhandari and Dr. Harinarayanan are co-ordinating and providing much needed leadership in this effort. Thanks to all CDFD volunteers who have made this effort possible.

Thanks to Telangana State officials for their support to initiate the testing activity at CDFD.

Govt. of Telangana Memo No. 699/D/2020-32 dtd 18.04.2020 regarding Management of COVID-19 Test Centres.

The efforts of Govt. of Telangana to the development of nine virology labs in five months including DBT-CDFD as one amongst them.

Science & Technology efforts in India on COVID-19 (click on date for Newsletter)

  1. 25th June 2020
  2. 11th June 2020
  3. 4th June 2020
  4. 21st May 2020
  5. 14th May 2020
  6. 7th May 2020
  7. 23rd April 2020
  8. 18th April 2020

Ongoing efforts at Dept of Biotechnology-Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (DBT-CDFD), Uppal, Hyderabad to combat the COVID-19 pandemic

  1. Testing Services 14th July 2020
  2. Genomic Studies New
  3. 34 whole genome sequences of SARS- CoV -2 from Indian samples submitted by NGC-CDFD New - Press Release 29th June 2020
  4. Webinar on Theronostics, Therapeutics and Vaccine Research on COVID-19, Prospects and Challenges.
  5. Announcement for SARS-CoV-2 genomics service offered by NGC-CDFD New

DBT-CDFD COVID-19 Laboratory

  1. Laboratory details
  2. Laboratory images
  3. Short video showing CDFD's effort towards fighting COVID-19 pandemic with a team of dedicated volunteers involved in testing round the clock
  4. Vist of the Inter-Ministerial Central Team 1st May, 2020
  5. Short video on Next Generation Sequencing in combating COVID-19 [English / Hindi]

Contact Information
Email : covid19<at>cdfd.org.in

Last updated on: Tuesday, 14th July, 2020.

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