On going and proposed efforts under this area have been consolidated under four major disease states: Antimicrobial resistance, blood-borne infections, tropical fevers and TB. Discovery-based leads generated by the groups in the Infectious disease area are used and multidisciplinary expertise (biochemistry, antibody and protein engineering, reagent development, bioengineering, chemical/mechanical engineering and informatics) employed to develop customized assays and diagnostic devices.

  • Aptamer-based diagnostics for TB and test of snake bite
  • Development of improved POCTs for different tropical fevers (malaria, dengue, chikungunya, scrub typhus) and blood-borne infections
  • Antimicrobial susceptibility/resistance diagnosis for bacterial pathogens