Tracking the Scourge: Diagnostics, Testing and Vaccines for COVID-19

An in-depth look into biological tools and techniques being developed at IISc in the fight against COVID-19   As the country went into lockdown in March 2020, researchers at IISc turned their focus to joining the fight against the novel coronavirus, SARS CoV-2. This article delves deep into ongoing research in diagnosing and testing for […]

How a Hepatitis B Vaccine was Made in India

  P N Rangarajan is currently the Chair of the Department of Biochemistry, IISc. He obtained his PhD from IISc in 1989 and carried out his postdoctoral work at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA. Since joining IISc as an Assistant Professor in 1993, he has carried out research in the field of eukaryotic […]

Taking on TB

India is the world’s tuberculosis capital, accounting for 27 percent of the 10 million patients globally. Understanding how drug resistance emerges and improving vaccine efficacy are key to fighting this disease. Macrophage (red) engulfing tuberculosis bacteria (yellow), taken with ZEISS FE-SEM (Image courtesy: Volker Brinkmann)   In 1890, Robert Koch believed he was going to […]