Our Goal is to build a World Class Institution where Innovations and Inventions in the field of Biomedical Sciences will be Translated to Treat several Diseases related to Public Health.

We aspire to lead the Research & Innovation in Public Health & Emerging Technologies for the Future World.

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH JOHNS HOPKINS BLOOMBERG SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

(BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, USA)

Chairman’s Vision

“I am pleased to have this opportunity to greet you and share my vision of I3TK with you. Our Mission and Vision is to follow and implement philanthropic philosophy through Integrated Education, Research, Training and professional service related to Engineering, Technology and Health Sciences with a special emphasis on Innovation and Technology. The purpose of the institute is to produce an academia of outstanding world class postgraduates who will be able to serve the nation with their advanced knowledge and practice in their respective fields.”

Explore our Programs

  • Johns Hopkins University India Center for Maternal and Child Health
  • Int’l. Vaccine Access Center- Vaccine Research
  • International University of Public Health and Technologies
  • I3t Advanced Diagnostic Center
  • Renewable Energy Research Center
  • Mental Health Center
  • Entrepreneurship Management Center
  • Center for Social Justice & Women Empowerment
  • Breast Cancer Research Center
  • Environmental Health and Engineering Center
  • Department of Population, Family & Reproductive Health

RESEARCH DOMAINS AT I3TK

OUR RESEARCH DOMAINS

Molecular Biology

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND BIOINFORMATICS

Detailed understanding of molecular biology in present day vastly relies on Bioinformatics which includes genomics and proteomics, has contributed to advances in biology by providing tools that handle datasets too large or complex for manual analysis. Examples of some of these tools include assembling of the DNA sequence of entire genomes, gene finding algorithms, microarray expression analysis, molecular system modelling and biomarker discovery from mass spectrum. With extensive facilities of genomics and proteomics, the department of Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics envision the primary goals to understand biological processes at the molecular level. We want to dwell into deep learning, machine learning and also big data analysis & data visualization to study different facets starting from epidemiology to clinical pathology via artificial intelligence (AI).

Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) are proving to be an important player in regenerative medicine. MSCs have been isolated from various tissue including bone marrow, adipose tissue and umbilical cord. In both pre-clinical and clinical studies, MSCs isolated from Wharton Jelly of the umbilical cord have shown immunomodulatory functions which have been attributed to their immune-privileged state due to their embryonic origin. The therapeutic potential of MSCs have been found, in addition to the cells also in the conditioned media as well as extracellular vesicles secreted by MSCs. At I3T, we are engaged in MSC biology of the Wharton Jelly and are interested in the multiple mode of therapeutic intervention. Understanding the role of MSCs in musculoskeletal processes such as fracture repair, osteoarthritis and muscle and fat related disease condition will be essential to harness the regenerative capacity of MSCs and provide solutions for unmet need of patients.

STEM CELL

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

Biomarker discovery and identification of interactome, proteome, genome analysis and data set visualization and microarray analysis are the main foci of this department. Integrating bioinformatics at molecular level helps in understanding biological process in an extensive manner and create avenues for therapeutics, development and elucidation of translational clinical research. Statistical validation in order to cross-verify various applicative studies will establish accuracy and precision.

The department of microbiology focuses the fundamental and translational research of microorganisms including their clinical aspect on public health. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the most serious global public health threats in this century. At I3TK, studies will be conducted to understand the key mechanisms by which resistance gets generated in pathogenic strains. New antimicrobial resistant genes and their genetic carriers will be identified by genomic sequencing of pathogens. Microbiologists will also conduct various studies to evaluate the antibacterial and anti-viral properties of natural compounds.

MICROBIOLOGY

INFECTIOUS DISEASES & IMMUNOLOGY

The department of Infectious diseases and Immunology deals with infectious pathogens and their role on public health. Major focuses of this department are to develop novel therapeutics and diagnostics regiments for the treatment of tropical infectious diseases like Malaria, Leishmaniasis and Dengue fever. At I3TK, scientists are involved to identify distinct metabolic pathways of pathogens for drug target. Development of small molecules inhibitors or peptide based inhibitors will be promising candidates to combat the infectious diseases. Moreover in partnership with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, special attention will be given to develop vaccines against the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

Epidemiology is the branch of medical science that deals with the factors that determine the presence or absence of diseases. Epidemiology is the study and analysis of the distribution, patterns and determinants of health and disease conditions in defined populations. It is a cornerstone of public health, and shapes policy decisions and evidence-based practice by identifying risk factors for disease and targets for preventive healthcare.

Why do we focus on this : The purpose of epidemiology research is to understand what risk factors are associated with a specific disease, and how disease can be prevented. Epidemiological research helps us to understand how many people have a disease, if those numbers are changing, and how the disease affects our society or our economy. Epidemiological information is used to plan and evaluate strategies to prevent illness and as a guide to the management of patients who are already suffering.

Epidemiology

Big Data

The term “big data” refers to data that is huge, fast or complex and difficult or impossible to process using traditional methods. There are five V’s of big data which includes Volume, Velocity, Variety, Veracity and Value. Big data includes the use of predictive analytics, user behaviour analytics, or certain other advanced data analytics methods that extract value from big data.

Why do we focus on this: Today Data is Wisdom. Medical and public health domain is using data analytics in a major way to resolve the current issue and identify the evolving challenges. Amid the Covid Pandemic, data has been a very useful tool to trace the trend, identify the future issues and be proactive & be ready for the future pandemics.

Genomics is defined as the branch of molecular biology that deals with the structure, function, evolution, and mapping of genomes. Genomics uses DNA sequencing methods and bioinformatics to sequence, assemble and analyse the structure and function of genomes. Specialists in genomics strive to determine complete DNA sequences and perform genetic mapping to help understand disease. Genomics also involves the study of intragenomic processes such as epistasis, heterosis and pleiotropy as well as the interactions between loci and alleles within the genome .

Why does I3T focus on this: Gaining a better understanding of the interactions between genes and the environment by means of genomics is helping researchers find better ways to improve public health and prevent disease. I3T acquired a Genexus Machine for genetics that is 1st of it’s kind in India. I3T has Genexus and S5+ which is a comprehensive genomics facility that can give test analysis reports within 24 hours.

Genomics

Malaria and Dengue

Aedes mosquitoe is sucking blood on human skin.

A disease, caused by a plasmodium parasite, transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes have been a cause of worry for India at large. There are four kinds of malaria parasites that can infect humans: Plasmodium vivax, P. ovale, P. malariae, and P. falciparum. Dengue viruses are spread to people through the bite of an infected Aedes species (Ae. aegypti or Ae. albopictus) mosquito.

Why do we focus on this: I3T scientists want to understand how the dengue virus causes damage to the human body and how the immune system responds to a dengue infection, so that they can develop new treatments for the disease. This is going to help millions of Indians.

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. The condition can be self-limiting or can progress to fibrosis (scarring), cirrhosis or liver cancer. Hepatitis can be caused by infections, toxic substances (e.g. alcohol, certain drugs) and autoimmune diseases. There are five main hepatitis viruses, referred to as types A, B, C, D and E. These five types are of greatest concern because of the burden of illness and death they cause and the potential for outbreaks and epidemic spread.

Hepatitis

Hepatitis virus with human liver. 3d illustration

Typhoid

3D illustration of rod-shaped bacteria. Realistic illustration of microbes

Typhoid is a bacterial infection that can lead to a high fever, diarrhoea and vomiting. It can be fatal. It is caused by the bacteria Salmonella typhi.Typhoid fever is an infection that spreads through contaminated food and water.Vaccines are recommended in areas where typhoid fever is common. Symptoms include high fever, headache, stomach pain, weakness, vomiting and loose stools. Treatment includes antibiotics and fluids.

Cancer is a disease in which some of the body’s cells grow uncontrollably and spread to other parts of the body. Cancer begins when genetic changes interfere with this orderly process. These cells may form a mass called a tumour. A tumour can be cancerous or benign. A cancerous tumour is malignant, meaning it can grow and spread to other parts of the body. A benign tumour means the tumour can grow but will not spread. Different types of cancer are Carcinomas which include prostate cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, and colorectal cancer, Sarcomas, Leukemias and Lymphomas.

Why does I3T focus on this: I3T is having an Advanced Diagnostic Center. Clinical trials can help researchers find new ways to prevent and detect cancer, and they can also help improve the quality of life for patients during and after treatment.

Cancer

Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is the main source of energy and comes from the food we eat. Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas is no longer able to produce insulin, or when the body cannot make good use of the insulin it produces. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into our cells to be used for energy. Sometimes our body doesn’t make enough—or any—insulin or doesn’t use insulin well. Glucose then stays in our blood and doesn’t reach our cells. There are three main types of diabetes – type 1, type 2 and gestational.

This department engages in investigation of mammalian cells leveraged as exigent model system to find application in various important aspects like study of various diseases situations (metabolic disorders, cancer, COPD, myocardial infarction etc); biomolecular therapeutics; development of vaccines; elucidation of drug delivery mechanism etc. Study on intracellular signalling pathways and involvement of subcellular organelles unravels yet-unidentified facts on cellular machineries leading to a better mechanistic understanding of specific physiological conditions. The department, with its ‘state-of-the-art’ facility, aspires to achieve, through appropriate translational innovations, significant contributions towards disease management and improvement of public health.

Cell Biology and Metabolic Disorder

Virology

Virology is the branch of microbiology that deals with the study of viruses (as well as various virus-like particles), their characteristics, classification, as well as the relationship with their respective hosts. I3T is a public health institution and wants to spread the outreach so that we will work on all public health issues under a single roof. I3T has advanced instruments, ultra modern infrastructure and scientists. We are willing to work on Infectious, communicable and non-communicable diseases such as Dengue, Malaria, Hepatitis, Cancer, Diabetes and Virology.

Neuroscience majorly covers two broad areas, the Brain and the rest of the neurological pathways. The brain study can be separated into two sub-domains. One is overall mental and cognitive health, including memory, perception, and voluntary movements. The other domain deals with neurodegenerative diseases (NDs). NDs are generally characterised by uncontrolled neuronal death leading to a gradual decline in brain functions. The NDs affect tens of millions of people worldwide and have become a major concern of public health. The Department of Neurosciences at I3TK mainly focuses on neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and neurodevelopmental disorders like Autism. Unfortunately, to date, no biomarker approaches and/or effective therapeutic interventions have yet translated into regular clinical practice for neurodegenerative disorders. Modern technological advances in transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics offer many crucial insights into the disease mechanism, as well as opportunities for the development of novel therapeutics that can reverse and/or halt neurodegeneration. In spite of these latest developments, there are still significant gaps in connecting genetic information and/or environmental factors with disease mechanisms and in harnessing the critical role of intercellular interactions to develop effective therapeutic interventions. Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary science that comprises cellular and molecular biology, physiology, and pharmacology, as well as behavioural and cognitive neuroscience.

Neuroscience

RESEARCH DOMAINS AT I3TK

OUR RESEARCH DOMAINS

Molecular Biology

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND BIOINFORMATICS

Detailed understanding of molecular biology in present day vastly relies on Bioinformatics which includes genomics and proteomics, has contributed to advances in biology by providing tools that handle datasets too large or complex for manual analysis. Examples of some of these tools include assembling of the DNA sequence of entire genomes, gene finding algorithms, microarray expression analysis, molecular system modelling and biomarker discovery from mass spectrum. With extensive facilities of genomics and proteomics, the department of Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics envision the primary goals to understand biological processes at the molecular level. We want to dwell into deep learning, machine learning and also big data analysis & data visualization to study different facets starting from epidemiology to clinical pathology via artificial intelligence (AI).

STEM CELL

Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) are proving to be an important player in regenerative medicine. MSCs have been isolated from various tissue including bone marrow, adipose tissue and umbilical cord. In both pre-clinical and clinical studies, MSCs isolated from Wharton Jelly of the umbilical cord have shown immunomodulatory functions which have been attributed to their immune-privileged state due to their embryonic origin. The therapeutic potential of MSCs have been found, in addition to the cells also in the conditioned media as well as extracellular vesicles secreted by MSCs. At I3T, we are engaged in MSC biology of the Wharton Jelly and are interested in the multiple mode of therapeutic intervention. Understanding the role of MSCs in musculoskeletal processes such as fracture repair, osteoarthritis and muscle and fat related disease condition will be essential to harness the regenerative capacity of MSCs and provide solutions for unmet need of patients.

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

Biomarker discovery and identification of interactome, proteome, genome analysis and data set visualization and microarray analysis are the main foci of this department. Integrating bioinformatics at molecular level helps in understanding biological process in an extensive manner and create avenues for therapeutics, development and elucidation of translational clinical research. Statistical validation in order to cross-verify various applicative studies will establish accuracy and precision.

MICROBIOLOGY

The department of microbiology focuses the fundamental and translational research of microorganisms including their clinical aspect on public health. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the most serious global public health threats in this century. At I3TK, studies will be conducted to understand the key mechanisms by which resistance gets generated in pathogenic strains. New antimicrobial resistant genes and their genetic carriers will be identified by genomic sequencing of pathogens. Microbiologists will also conduct various studies to evaluate the antibacterial and anti-viral properties of natural compounds.

INFECTIOUS DISEASES & IMMUNOLOGY

The department of Infectious diseases and Immunology deals with infectious pathogens and their role on public health. Major focuses of this department are to develop novel therapeutics and diagnostics regiments for the treatment of tropical infectious diseases like Malaria, Leishmaniasis and Dengue fever. At I3TK, scientists are involved to identify distinct metabolic pathways of pathogens for drug target. Development of small molecules inhibitors or peptide based inhibitors will be promising candidates to combat the infectious diseases. Moreover in partnership with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, special attention will be given to develop vaccines against the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

YOUR MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS

Mental Health Research Clinic

Mental Health Research Clinic

We hope to transform the landscape of mental health in India.

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY (I3TK)​

​I3TK’s Mental Health Research Clinic is a registered, nonprofit society with no religious affiliation, that provides multimodal services in the field of mental health. We aim to assist our clients towards positive mental growth and hope to transform the mental health landscape in India at large. I3TK firmly believes in our ethical responsibility to provide quality practice with well-trained counsellors.

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Social activities by I3T Public Health Service-SHANTI

Mental Health Research Clinic

OUTREACH

Pradip and Kumkum Ghosh Family Foundation is very much active in Social Outreach and upliftment of the weaker sections of the society in West Bengal and India at large. Foundation is working in close association with the Health Department of West Bengal govt and other national agencies for the purpose in the areas of Public Health, Education and General welfare of the common people in villages and remote tribal areas. We are very much interested in collaborations with the Govt. Agencies, NGOs and Corporates for joint initiatives for the betterment of the society.

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