CSIR- Structural Engineering Research Centre and CSIR Madras Complex organised "Phenome India"

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The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research - Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, New Delhi (CSIR - IGIB) has initiated a unique health check –up camp called Phenome India - CSIR Health Cohort Knowledgebase (CSIR Cohort - PI-CHeCK) for the CSIR family. CSIR is one of the largest research and development organisations of India and this is a network of 37 laboratories situated across the country.

The CSIR- Structural Engineering Research Centre (CSIR-SERC) and CSIR Madras Complex (CMC) organised "Phenome India" - A Unique Health Check-up Camp during from 8 to 11 March 2024 at CSIR Campus, Taramani, Chennai.

Phenome India is not just a health check-up camp; it's a pioneering step towards understanding the unique health landscape of our nation. By gathering diverse data through PI-CHeCK, CSIR aspires to pave the way for tailored healthcare solutions and contribute significantly to the advancement of medical knowledge.

PI-CHeCK is the flagship project designed by CSIR to identify India-specific risk factors for cardio metabolic diseases. This ground-breaking study, conducted in collaboration with experts and participants from various CSIR labs across the nation, seeks to provide valuable scientific insights, marking a significant stride toward personalized and precision medicine.

PI-CHeCK is a long-term cohort study initiated by CSIR, aiming to encompass the diverse Indian population. With representation from labs across the country, this health cohort study will collect comprehensive data, including clinical questionnaires, lifestyle and dietary habits, body composition measurements, scanning-based assessments, blood biochemistry, and molecular assay-based data.

The health check-up camp was coordinated by Dr. S. Maheswaran, Senior Principal Scientist and Shri. P. Vasudevan, Senior Technical Officer under the guidance of Dr. N. Anandavalli, Director, CSIR-SERC and Coordinating Director, CMC. Around 180 individuals participated in the four-day PI-CHeCK health check-up camp.


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