Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI)

The Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), at the NCR-Biotech Science Cluster, Faridabad, is an autonomous institution of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. The institution was established in 2009 to facilitate the development, optimization and evaluation of technologies for public health. THSTI’s Mission is to integrate the fields of medicine, science, engineering and technology into translational knowledge. THSTI aims to make the resulting biomedical innovations accessible to public health, to improve the health of the most disadvantaged people in India and throughout the world. THSTI is a collective of physicians and scientists who work to improve health in India by creation of new knowledge for innovation, development of innovative solutions based on existing knowledge, and new strategies for implementation of existing solutions. THSTI complements the discovery, design and development of interventions by building rigorous research capacity through high quality training

The immunobiology laboratory of the Translational Research Laboratory was established in 2012. The laboratory primarily carries out translational research in understanding the immunological basis of autoimmune and infectious diseases. In addition, the laboratory has successfully developed cellular assays that are critical in evaluating the immunogenicity of vaccines and vaccine candidates.

Main roles in project

THSTI will contribute to the evaluation of antibody and T cell responses induced following influenza vaccine immunization in clinical trial vaccines. THSTI will also contribute to the management and coordination of the consortium as a work package leader.

Contact: Dr. Amit Awasthi