UKIGMA The Emergence of Clinical Genomics and Genomic Medicine Across India: The Role of the UK-India Genomic Medicine Alliance


  • Dhavendra Kumar Honorary Clinical Professor, William Harvey Research Institute, Bart’s and The London School of Medicine & Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom& The Medical Director/ Chief Executive, Genomic Medicine Foundation, United Kingdom



Genomic applications in precision medicine and healthcare are now globally recognised with huge public and private investments. The United Kingdom (UK)-India Genomic Medicine Alliance (UKIGMA)offers a unique opportunity for clinicians and scientists from UK and India, to work together and develop comprehensive genomic medicine and healthcare programmes through a series of genomic education and training courses, raising awareness on genomic applications for health and supporting the necessary infrastructure build-up for the benefit of the vastly heterogeneous people of India and South Asia.