The Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD)
is an autonomous organization funded by the Department of Biotechnology
), Ministry of Science and Technology
, Government of India
. CDFD receives funding from other agencies like the Wellcome Trust
on specific collaborative projects. In addition, DNA fingerprinting
and diagnostics services provided by the centre support some of the activities. The Centre is recognized by the University of Hyderabad
and Manipal University
, for pursuing doctoral studies in Life Sciences.
Research at CDFD has focused largely on molecular epidemiology of bacterial pathogens, structural genetics, bacterial genetics, cancer genetics, molecular genetics, fungal pathogenesis, bioinformatics, computational biology, etc.
CDFD is Sun Microsystems Center of Excellence in Medical Bio-informatics,
supported by a strong bioinformatics
facility, and is the India node of the European Molecular Biology Network (EMBnet
). CDFD is located in the fast-growing metropolitan city of Hyderabad
, sometimes nicknamed "Cyberabad" for its initiative and pioneering role in developing the state during the past few years in the area of information technology.
CDFD was conceptualized as a modern institution encompassing both basic and applied research in diverse areas of modern biology - a dream project of its founder director, Professor Seyed E. Hasnain (now... Read More