Genetic Epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 in Kerala

A unique partnership between the Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Kerala, National health Mission Kerala, CSIR Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) and various clinical and public health centers in Kerala aimed at providing insights into the genetic epidemiology of COVID-19 in Kerala
An initiative of Public Health relevance involving 12 Govt Medical CollegesState Public Health & Regional LaboratoriesInter-University Centre for Biomedical ResearchCentral University of Kerala& 14 District Surveillance Units
Department of Health & family WelfareGovt of Kerala
National Health Mission Kerala

CSIR Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB)
Funding:The initial pilot programme was funded by CSIR-India, The state-wide programme for initial part of 4500 genomes was co-funded by the Government of Kerala through NHM and CSIR India. Further continued sequencing was funded through the INSACOG programme.

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9000+ SARS-CoV-2 Genomes Sequenced

(Updated 28-12-2021)
Phylogenetic Map for SARS-COV-2 Data
Science Blog
Online Course2021
Read overviews and popular science articles explaining genetic epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 and key findings from the programme.


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Over 10% of SARS-CoV-2 genomes in India sequenced in 2021 is from Kerala

PEID Cell Webinar on Jan 23, 2021 07.00 PM IST
FIND India Webinar on Jan 21, 2021 04:00 PM IST
YouTube Playlist of Lectures and Explainers

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Resources for Genetic Epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2

Comprehensive resourvce of Immune Escape variants in SARS-CoV-2
Phylogenetic visualization of Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomes
Comprehensive resource for functionally relevant SARS-CoV genetic variants
Resource of variants and genomes of Indian isolates of SARS-CoV-2