Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology
Principal Investigator Dr. Moinak Banerjee
Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. R. V Omkumar
  • Melarannoor Road, Behind Central Jail Poojapura, Thycaud, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695014
  • 0471 252 9400
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Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology is a research institute in India, exclusive devoted to research in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. It is located at Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), the capital city of the state of Kerala in India. This centre is an autonomous institute under the Department of Biotechnology of the Govt. of India. Previously, it was an R&D centre under Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment which is a funding agency for research Institutes and centers in Kerala.
The Center has a regional facility for Genetic Fingerprinting, which provides DNA analysis services for forensic & criminal investigations, paternity disputes, identification of wildlife remains, authentication of plants and seeds besides a battery of molecular diagnostics for genetic and infectious diseases.