India, Germany sign MoU for research on genomics, healthcare

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Director of AIIA Professor Tanuja Nesari with Managing Director of Frankfurter Innovationszentrum Biotechnologie GmbH (FiZ) Dr Christian Garbe.

New Delhi (NVI): India and Germany have decided to collaborate for research in genomics and develop evidence-based guidelines supported by Artificial Intelligence and machine learning so as to integrate Ayurvedic principles and practises into modern medicine. 

An MoU was signed regarding the collaboration between All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) under Ministry of AYUSH and Frankfurter Innovationszentrum Biotechnologie GmbH (FiZ) here on October 31.

Speaking on the occassion AYUSH Secretary Dr.Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha said that the systems appear to be quite different at first glance. On deeper observation, it appears that both the sciences can support each other.

Complementing the traditional Ayurveda Medicine with conventional concepts of Biotechnology is expected in generating evidence that further help in contributing to the global healthcare, he added.

Managing Director of Frankfurter Innovationszentrum Biotechnologie GmbH Dr Christian Garbe said that for years there have been diverse contacts with India in order to foster both, share experience and know-how in our network and render technological knowledge economically usable as well. He explained that empirical medicine and precision medicine will become productive partners.

Director of AIIA Professor Tanuja Nesari said that Ayurveda is a time tested science focussed upon providing healthy life through wholeness of body, mind, and soul considering different aspects including environmental factors.  

The MoU was signed by the Director of AIIA Professor Tanuja Nesari and Managing Director of Frankfurter Innovationszentrum Biotechnologie GmbH (FiZ) Dr Christian Garbe.

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