The National Genomics and Genotyping Facility (NGGF) was inaugurated by Dr Renu Swarup, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, on 4th May 2019 at National Institute of Plant Genome Research, (NIPGR) New Delhi.
The National Genomics and Genotyping Facility (NGGF) has been established by Department of Biotechnology at the National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), New Delhi. This Facility would be established in Public Private Partnership and would serve as a “Singe-window service system” providing advanced genomics based solutions to the custom research stakeholders of Agriculture Biotechnology. Stakeholders encompass government and academic labs and industries.
The platform would be supported by a State-of-art Bioinformatics facility. The major objective of this facility is to fast-track development of improved varieties using genomics assisted breeding. This would be done by providing access to new and improved genomic tools to breeders in public and private sectors alongwith consultancy and advice on choice of appropriate technologies, study design and data analysis. Additionally, this platform would act as a nodal centre for DNA fingerprinting of lines and varieties for certification purpose in coordination with Plant Variety Protection Authority.