Noida 06th November 2018: Presidency University, Kolkata has signed an MoU on Modern DNA Sequencing Technology with CNCI. Yesterday, the University has taken an initiative and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute (CNCI) for collaborating on a modern sequencing technology that will help research scholars in sequencing DNA faster for investigating cervical cancer. DNA sequencing process is in practice for a long time, but Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is totally a new concept. Abhik Saha, professor and programme coordinator at Presidency University told the media about the MoU with CNCI. It is expected that the signed MoU will bring some great result and will also help the students at Presidency University and CNCI to have access to different laboratories involved in such research and help both the institutions.
Anuradha Lohia, Vice-Chancellor at Presidency University yesterday said that the MoU inked recently with the CNCI, one of the oldest cancer research institutions in the country, would give an opportunity to students for undergoing training. According to Anuradha Lohia, the decision of working with CNCI on Modern DNA Sequencing will open a new chapter in medical research field.
The programme coordinator, Abhik Saha said “With this research, we will be able to see if any other microbe can cause cervical cancer, apart from the virus.”We also aim to develop a diagnostic kit, with which we can test samples from patients”. He also said, Depending on the outcome, such research would be used to investigate other forms of cancer, other than cervical cancer.