GUaRDIAN is a consortium of over 150 clinicians and researchers from over 35 medical and research centers making it one of the largest clinical genomics research networks in India

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, Immune Diseases, Opthalmological/Eye Diseases and Metabolic Diseases, 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. 


  • Personal genomics in clinical medicine : it is not in the future anymore Vinod Scaria and Sridhar Sivasubbu. The decade following the International human genome sequencing initiative, which drew the blueprint of the human genome, has seen tremendous advancements that has made genomics ...
    Posted Mar 13, 2016, 3:11 AM by Vinod Scaria
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Events and CME Update

  • Genomics in Clinical Medicine | Kochi As you are aware, genomic technologies have witnessed rapid advancement over the past few years. This has enabled us to understand the biology of diseases better and implications molecular characterisation ...
    Posted Dec 31, 2018, 9:51 PM by Vinod Scaria
  • Genomics in Clinical Medicine | Thiruvananthapuram Genomic technologies have been progressing rapidly in the recent years. Many of these advances have accelerated our understanding of human disease biology with implications in better molecular characterization of diseases ...
    Posted Dec 14, 2018, 8:31 PM by Vinod Scaria
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Recent Publications

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In Media 

  • 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
  • IGIB researchers partially reverse a rare disorder Researchers at Delhi’s Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) have for the first time used zebra fish to model the rare genetic disorder — Rubinstein Taybi Syndrome (RSTS) — seen ...
    Posted Jul 18, 2018, 11:58 PM by Vinod Scaria
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Interpretation of a malady: how scientists zeroed in on one family's rare and crippling disease (15th April 2017)