THSTI - IIT Madras enter collaboration to transform Maternal and Child healthcare using data science

16 Jul 2020

THSTI will collaborate with Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) to apply advanced analytical approaches for predicting pregnancy outcomes and childhood mortality and morbidity. The Research Collaboration Agreement was signed on 22nd February 2019 during the THSTI - IIT-M Conclave on 'Transforming Maternal and Child Healthcare using Data Science'. The collaboration will be spearheaded by the interdisciplinary Group for Advanced Research on Birth Outcomes - DBT India Initiative (GARBH-Ini) of THSTI and Initiative for Biological Systems Engineering (IBSE) of IIT-M.

THSTI was represented by Prof. Gagandeep Kang, Prof. Shinjini Bhatnagar, Dr. Ramachandran Thiruvengadam and Dr. Bapu Koundinya Desiraju at the conclave. "Our ability to understand, predict and manage human health and disease is changing rapidly with the application of new technologies that can identify changes at organism, organ system, cellular and molecular levels over time by careful study of patients and their outcomes. The analysis of the massive data sets generated by these studies is a critical need for which there has, so far, been limited capacity in India. We look forward to working with the IBSE to address problems in maternal and child health through deep engagement and integration", said Prof. Kang emphasizing the significance of the collaboration with IIT-M.