ICMR-National Institute for Research in Reproductive and Child Health, Mumbai
Principal Investigator Dr. Shailesh Pandey
Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Venkanna Bhanothu
  • J Merwanji St, Parel East, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400012
  • 022 2419 2000
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ICMR-National Institute for Research in Reproductive and Child Health (NIRRCH), is a premier research institute dedicated towards addressing various reproductive and child health issues in accordance with the national needs and priorities. The institute has an excellent multi-disciplinary team of scientists working together on basic, clinical and operational aspects in the realm of reproductive and child health. Some of the current focus areas include but are not limited to infertility and reproductive disorders, RTIs, maternal and child health and fertility regulation. The institute also contributes towards capacity building through academic programs and short term training courses, policy making and product development.

Genetic Research Center:
The Genetic Research Center (GRC) was established has a unit of medical genetics in 1976 and later rechristened as Genetics Research Centre (GRC) of ICMR in 1986. It currently is the only center of ICMR in the state of Maharashtra catering to individuals with genetic disorders and offering medical genetic services. The center has a multidisciplinary team which includes a medical geneticist, three scientists with experience in molecular biology and bioinformatics, a cytogeneticist, a nurse and a social worker. The key activities of the center include running a genetic OPD, offering pretest and posttest counseling services regarding recurrence risk of genetic disorders and availability of prenatal diagnosis. The diagnostic algorithm used is based on a unique combination of clinical and laboratory (Cytogenetic, Biochemical, Molecular) methods. The research at the center is aimed at unraveling the molecular basis behind some of these genetic disorders and to minimize the occurrence of these disorders in the community.
Institute Phone No: 022-24192000
Department Phone No: 022-24192154