Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) is a premier research organization founded through a public–private partnership initiative in the year 2004. The partners in the making of ILS are
Incorporated as a not-for-profit company, ILS has been accorded recognition as a Scientific & Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by the Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt of India.
ILS has been conceived as a world-class research organization to pursue both basic and applied research in life sciences and to bridge the gap between industry and academia. Thus, ILS intends to pursue industry sponsored research as well as basic research centered around in-house ideas.
The mission of ILS is to ‘find solutions to improve human health through the application of cutting-edge research in integrated disciplines of life sciences.’
At the core of ILS are a set of values that are the pillars of strength for the institution and its people. These values are
Central to the objectives of ILS is to advance life sciences through the pursuit of interdisciplinary research with a purpose. As ILS seeks to focus its research towards providing solutions to improve human health, the objectives broadly are:
In pursuit of these objectives, ILS hopes to bring forward scientific output that will help accomplish the following:
RESEARCH CENTER & INFRASTRUCTURE
The ILS Research Center is being established on a 20Acre site within the campus of the University of Hyderabad, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, India. The Center is planned as a modular laboratory complex spread over a built-up area of 130,000sft comprising state-of-art laboratories and facilities as follows:
The creation of the laboratory complex and infrastructure is being funded by Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories and Govt of Andhra Pradesh
The first laboratory module comprising 12 research labs and 4 support labs has been inaugurated on January 29, 2007. Few key scientists have already joined while others are being recruited on top priority. Scientific work in this lab module is expected to begin in the first half of April 2007, while the finishing, furnishing and equipping the rest of the lab modules will continue. The entire research center complex is expected to be operational in the second half of 2008.
IPM & TECH TRANSFER
ILS is planning to establish an Intellectual Property Management Cell to help recognize and protect new research results of inventive nature by filing and prosecuting patent applications. The IPM Cell will also help scientists with prior art search and current awareness in specific areas of interest to ILS.
Similarly, ILS is also planning a Technology Transfer Cell to help establish contacts with industry and provide interface with funding agencies and scientific community.
COLLABORATION & ALLIANCES
ILS recognizes the need for interactions with other research organizations in order to enhance its research productivity. ILS therefore seeks to forge collaborative links and alliances with:
Such linkages will help ILS in the development of:
Being a public–private partnership research organization recognized as a SIRO, ILS is eligible to seek competitive research grants from Govt Agencies. In addition, ILS seeks participation, involvement and funding from:
INSTITUTE OF LIFE SCIENCES
University of Hyderabad Campus
Gachibowli, Hyderabad- 500 046
Phone: + 91-40-6657 1500
Fax: 040-66571 581