Department of Antiviral Drug Research

Though we have a few numbers of antiviral drugs available for clinical use, majority virus infections do not have specific treatment due to lack of drugs. This department will focus on developing antiviral assays, identifying new antiviral molecules against viruses, improving existing ones and also take initiatives in translating the research into clinical use in collaboration with the clinical department. The department will play a crucial role in translating the richness of the medicinal plant biodiversity of Kerala into modern medicines that will conform to global specifications and standards for drugs.