CSIR-CFTRI to carry out phase 2 pan-CSIR study

Mysuru, February 5:- In continuation of Covid-19-related activities, the CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) is carrying out phase 2 pan-CSIR study on sero-surveillance on Covid-19.

The study is being conducted in collaboration with CSIR- Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), New Delhi. The study aims at covering the large population size across CSIR laboratories pan India to assess the sustained immune status of an individual and the extent of herd immunity achieved.

The outcome of the study will help in formulating the Covid-19 vaccine guidelines across the country. This phenome India pan-CSIR sero-surveillance is being conducted over a period of four days from 4th of February 2021, at the institute, and open to all the CFTRI students, staff and their family members.

The programme was inaugurated on Thursday by Dr Sridevi Annapurna Singh, Director CSIR-CFTRI.

The project leader, Dr Prakash M Halami, and members, Drs Muthukumar SP, Ravindra PV, and Gopinath M, Dr Avilash S Rani (CFTRI doctor) and a group of volunteers were present.  (MR)

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