AIIA and FiZ of Germany sign MoU for research in the field of genomics

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A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) under Ministry of Ayush and Frankfurter Innovationszentrum Biotechnologie GmbH (FiZ) of Germany.

One important goal of the collaboration is to research in the field of genomics and develop evidence-based guidelines supported with latest technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning so as to integrate ayurvedic principles and practises into modern medicine for the wider reach to the masses. Further, exchange of knowledge and experiences will be another component in the MoU.

Speaking after the signing of the MoU, Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, secretary, Ministry of Ayush, said that the systems appear to be quiet different at first glance. On deeper observation, it appears that both the sciences can support each other. Complementing the traditional Ayurveda medicine with conventional concepts of biotechnology is expected in generating evidences that further help in contributing to the global healthcare, he added.

On this occasion, Dr Christian Garbe, managing director of FiZ, said that for years there have been diverse contacts with India in order to foster both, share experience and know-how in our network and render technological knowledge economically usable as well. He explained that empirical medicine and precision medicine will become productive partners.

The MoU signed by Prof. Tanuja Nesari director AIIA and Dr Garbe, was agreed at FiZ on the occasion of the event “German/Indian knowledge exchange regarding current developments in the health care sector” by Dr Garbe with Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, during September of this year.

Director, All India Institute of Ayurveda Prof. Tanuja Nesari said that the Ayurveda is the time tested science focused on providing healthy life through wholeness of body, mind, and soul considering different aspects including environmental factors.

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