GUaRDIAN is a consortium of over 250 clinicians and researchers from over 60 medical and research centers making it one of the largest clinical genomics research networks in India

Read more about the programme in the recent overview
Human Genomics 13:52 (2019)

What is GUaRDIAN ?
  GUaRDIAN is a collaborative research programme towards understanding the genetic basis and molecular mechanisms underlying rare genetic disorders. We use the advanced sequencing technologies, extensive bioinformatics and animal models. Our collaborators include a large number of clinicians and scientists.

Genomics for Precision Medicine in India
Our collaborative network includes pioneers in personal genome sequencing and analysis in India, and the collaborative network brings together the enormous expertise in clinical assessment, genome sequencing, analysis and interpretation. 

Focus areas of Research and Cohorts
Our network encompasses a wide variety of clinical specialties. Our large cohorts include Dermatology, Neurological disorders, Cardiovascular Diseases, Vascular Diseases, Primary ImmunodeficiencyAutoinflammatory Diseases, Opthalmological/Eye Diseases , Liver Diseases , Kidney Diseases and Metabolic Diseases and Rare Blood Groups just to name a few. We are open to include more cohorts in collaboration with clinical groups.  Please contact us for more details.

How can we help you
If you are a Clinician or Researcher, you could collaborate with the network and participate in ongoing research initiatives. Please contact us for more details
Give to GUaRDIAN
We look forward to working with organisations to advance the cause of education, genetic testing and research. 


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Genomics and Social Responsibility 
Listen to Dr Sridhar Sivasubbu in conversation with Mr. Biju Dharmapalan

Events and CME Update

  • Genetic and Genomic Medicine in Maternal and Fetal Care 4th Annual Conference of 3MGM2019 on “Genetic and Genomic Medicine in Maternal and Fetal Care”Madras Medical Mission, ChennaiSeptember 13-15, 2019Workshops on “Prenatal Interphase Fluorescence in situ ...
    Posted Aug 26, 2019, 10:06 PM by Vinod Scaria
  • Spotlight on Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders Date: Sunday, August 18, 2019Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode, KERALAContact: Dr Geeta GovindarajEmail carepid19@gmail.comWeb CoveredIntroduction to Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders ...
    Posted May 16, 2019, 8:23 PM by Vinod Scaria
  • Racefor7 Delhi Race for 7 is an awareness run organized by Organization For Rare Disease India(ORDI), a not-for-profit organisation and one of the largest patient support groups on rare ...
    Posted Mar 15, 2019, 5:50 AM by Vinod Scaria
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Recent Publications

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In Media 

  • Workshop on Genomics in Clinical Medicine at Aster Medcity, Kochi A workshop on Genomics in Clinical Medicine was held at Aster Medcity. This workshop was conducted by researchers at the CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology(CSIR IGIB), one ...
    Posted Jan 31, 2019, 1:12 AM by Vinod Scaria
  • IMHANS to have new genetic research facility Diagnosis of genetic disorders among children, and detailed research into them will soon be made possible at the Kozhikode-based Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience (IMHANS).The institute is ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2018, 2:33 AM by Vinod Scaria
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'Race for 7': A multi-city run to create awareness for rare diseases (14th March 2019)