Data Scientists with engineers are ready to resolve Maternal and Child Healthcare issues

To address public health issues and predict adverse pregnancy outcomes using technology, IIT-Madras has entered into an agreement with Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), an autonomous institute of Department of Biotechnology.

A research collaboration agreement signed during the ‘Transforming Maternal and Child Healthcare Using Data Science’, conclave organized in Chennai yesterday.

“The collaboration is aimed at bringing physician-scientists, biologists, engineers and data scientists together to solve public health problems related to maternal and child health,” a statement issued by IIT-M said.

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Initiative for Biological Systems Engineering (IBSE) is an interdisciplinary group at IIT-M dedicated to understand and analyse complex biological systems. DBT is a department under the Ministry of Science and Technology.

analysis of massive data sets generated by new technologies that can identify changes at the organism, organ system, cellular and molecular levels has become a critical need said Gagandeep Kang, THSTI Executive Director.

“For this, there has been limited capacity in India so far. We look forward to working with the IIT-M’s IBSE to address problems in maternal and child health through deep engagement and integration,” Kang said in a statement.


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