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Professor Sharmila Sengupta, PhD,
Fellow, West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology
National Institute of Biomedical Genomics
Netaji Subhas Sanatorium, 2nd Floor
Kalyani 741251, INDIA
Telephone: +91-33-25892151; Fax: +91-33-25892150           
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The practice of medicine is fast changing from reactive to predictive and preventive.  Genomics is playing a pivotal role in catalysing this transformation.  We, in this Institute, wish to actively participate in accelerating this transformation.  It is our belief that we can rid human society of “disease” by intelligent use of genomics.  Of course, in order to use genomics intelligently, we need to gain a profound understanding of the genomic underpinnings of health traits and identify the ‘tipping factors’ that cause disease.  Our motto, therefore, is “Accelerating Genomics for Health.” 

My colleagues and I shall strive to carry out research to deepen our understanding of genomics of health and disease, apply the knowledge gained to improve human health and reduce disease burden, and train students so that future generations can carry our motto forward.