The center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) plans and Molecular Biology plans to study Mental Health in the Mental Health genomics in collaboration joint with Professor Vikram Patel’s group to understand mental illness sufferers. Mental health genomics is an upcoming field with a large scope of research. Many mental disorders are caused by a combination of biological, psychological, environmental and genetic factors. In fact, a growing community of research has found that certain genes and gene variants are linked to mental disorders and illnesses.

Prof Vikram Patel is the Pershing Square Professor of Global Health and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School, Boston. Professor Patel was invited as a special guest on the 32nd day of CCMB, Where he gave a lecture on changing mental health globally through science and action.

Prof. Patel emphasized that mental health is equally important and research is needed to understand mental health biology and bringing diverse stakeholders, health professionals, and policymakers and the general public. So as to jointly rule out the problem and to understand the changes that have taken place.

In his lecture, he explained how science created important knowledge to understand the nature of mental health and how to respond to mental health problems. They discussed how connecting science can help translate it to public welfare.

It is regrettable that to date there are no biomarkers to identify mental health issues. We all go through various mental states of the brain and they mostly go unnoticed ”Mental health is just as important as our physical health,” said Professor Patel, In a recent study conducted by the institute, CCMB director Rakesh Mishra also presented a presentation.

Prof Patel is the co-founder of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), co-Director of the Centre for Control of Chronic Conditions at the Public Health Foundation of India and co-founder of Sangath, an NGO based out of Goa that works on mental health issues at grassroots.


On Tuesday, 27 November, the CSIR-Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), In 1987, St.. celebrated 32 years as an independent current campus all these years, the same CMB has focused on addressing the questions of modern biology and developing technologies to meet the unmet needs of Indians in health care food and wildlife conservation.

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