Department of Basic &General Virology

Without strong basics, there is no possibility of advancement. Though a major thrust of the Institute will be on medically important viruses, the rapid advancement in virology in related fields cannot be neglected. Original studies in plant viruses and bacteriophages have paved the way for the current advances in virology. A department of basic virology will focus on carrying out cutting edge research and fundamental discoveries on plant viruses, fish and insect viruses, human and veterinary viruses, and bacteriophages with a focus on generating core information that will improve our knowledge base on viruses. It will undertake activities in an academic perspective with curiosity and passion driven research for exploring novel frontiers in virology.