The Indian Institute of Madras signed a collaboration agreement with Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), an institute dealing with the Department of Biotechnology for addressing public health issues and utilizing technology for predicting pregnancy outcomes on Friday addressing the conclave at ‘Transforming Maternal and Child Healthcare Using Data Science’.
“The collaboration is aimed at bringing physician-scientists, biologists, engineers, and data scientists together to solve public health problems related to maternal and child health,” a statement issued by IIT-M said.
The collaboration took place with an aim of applying analytical approach for prediction of adverse pregnancy outcomes, evaluate maternal and childhood consequences of exposure to environmental pollutants. THSTI Executive Director Gagandeep Kang expressed the desperate need of generating new technologies for identifying changes in an organism, organ system, cellular, and molecular levels.
“For this, there has been limited capacity in India so far. We look forward to working with the IIT-M’s IBSE to address problems in maternal and child health through deep engagement and integration,” Kang said in a statement.
Initiative for Biological Systems Engineering (IBSE) is a group formed at IIT Madras for understanding complex biological systems.