"Our quest for understanding of life's scientific principles and for the applications of this understanding to the well-being of our planet and its inhabitants seems a formidable, indeed impossible, task. Yet, when groups of energetic and thinking people with complementary strengths get together, the wall of impossibility begins to crumble."
K. VijayRaghavan, Scientific Director NCBS and inSTEM
India represents one of the most promising incubators of scientific and technological development in the world.
Starting from 2012 IFOM has established agreements of collaboration with the most innovative indian research institutes and integrate the Partners' skills in the cutting-edge science area of regenerative medicine.
The National Centre for Biological Sciences in part of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. Its mandate is to address fundamental questions in the frontier areas of biology from single molecules to ecology and evolution. NCBS also develops cutting edge scientific platforms via C-CAMP. [NCBS web site]
The Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine is an autonomous institute of the Indian Department of Biotecnology. Its goal is to engender a vibrant research environment with a team-based and multidisciplinary approach to address outstanding questions in stem cell biology. [InStem web site]
The IFOM-inStem joint laboratory studies the molecular processes of tissue regeneration from adult stem cells and the application of this knowledge in cancer research, diabetes and atopic dermatitis, as well as the repair of damaged organs that have limited regenerative abilities, such as the heart and brain.