Bangalore: Cambridge University, a public research university in United Kingdom is all set to tie up with India to establish new drugs for treating cancer and other diseases in a non-conventional method.
The integrated multidisciplinary research centre is intended to initiate latest approaches to develop small-molecule apparatus that looks out for novel classes of targets. The research is aimed at developing innovative scientific methods for treating various diseases.
Professor Leszek Borysiewicz, Cambridge University vice chancellor said, "We will work together to jointly find ways to identify the missing targets towards treatment of diseases like cancer and other infections with new drugs in a much different and novel manner from the conventional methods," reports HT. "We are now working together on a bigger partnership which would involve exchange of junior and senior staff from Cambridge to work with Indian scientists," he added.
The research aims to assist scientific exchanges and raise collaborations between Cambridge University and CCBT. Researchers hope to merge means from genetics, chemistry, cell biology, biochemistry and imaging to understand the variation in cellular systems that produce human diseases. Prof Borysiewicz said "In a single human cell there are 200000 possible targets where the drugs could be used. At present very few targets have been identified. Our main endeavour would be to identify the missing 190000 targets for which there are no drugs, Prof. Borysiewicz said.
As stated by Prof. Borysiewicz, not just developing drugs, the varsity will also collaborate with India in the fields like nanotechnology, material science, food security, food supply and ecological conservation.