Launch of NKC Centre for Genomics Research
Hyderabad, India, 26th Sep 2021. India’s leading genomics lab Nucleome launched its most advanced genomics lab NKC Centre for genomics research. Laboratory was inaugurated by the Defence Minister of India, Shri Rajanth Singh Ji and Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan Ji. Principal Scientific Advisor delivered the keynote lecture to the Government of India Prof K VijayRaghvan Ji.
This laboratory will house Illumina NovaSeq 6000, PacBio Sequel II, GeneTitan genotyping machine, along with separate labs for human genomics, wildlife genomics, plant genomics and microbial genomics. This lab can build high-quality reference genomes, sequence full-length transcriptome and metagenome, resequence the genomes to discover SNPs and SVs, develop SNP chips and genotype thousands of samples. With this new lab, Nucleome becomes the only laboratory in India to execute complete hybrid genome and transcriptome research work. It can sequence 5000 covid genomes, 400 bacterial genomes, 24 plant and animal genomes, 500 human genomes per month. This lab is dedicated to the late Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan, a former Member of Parliament (6th Term) from Khandwa, MP, who lost his life during the COVID19 pandemic. He played a crucial role in the passing of the DNA bill in the parliament. For his continuous motivation and support to Genomics industry, Team Nucleome dedicated this new lab to the Indian leader Late Mr Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan.