IISc team receives ILSF grant for developing mRNA vaccine technology

A team of researchers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has received a grant from the Ignite Life Science Foundation (ILSF) to develop platform technologies for mRNA vaccine development.

The team comprises Raghavan Varadarajan (Professor, Molecular Biophysics Unit), Mrinmoy De (Assistant Professor, Department of Organic Chemistry) and Siddharth Jhunjhunwala (Assistant Professor, Centre for BioSystems Science and Engineering) from IISc, as well as Dr Amit Awasthi at the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (Faridabad).

Ignite Life Science foundation, a Section 8 not-for-profit, was launched in 2020 by Nobel Laurate Dr Venki Ramakrishnan. It aims to promote a vibrant ecosystem for scientific research in India.

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