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"This association will facilitate an interdisciplinary approach, with a focus on research about infectious diseases, leading to the development of new drug targets, drug delivery systems and novel diagnostic tools," said the statement.
Speaking about the association, Sudha Murty, Chairperson of Infosys Foundation, said, "With this MoU, Infosys Foundation aims to set milestones in the area of research of infectious diseases. We will focus on motivating researchers to perform cutting-edge research, as well as train them to raise awareness about infectious diseases."
Recently, Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), Ministry of Water Resources has also entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with IISc, Bangalore for 'Development of ground water flow models and preparation of aquifer management plans for parts of Karnataka'.
At the outset, the Infosys Foundation implemented programs in Karnataka, and subsequently extended its coverage to Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and West Bengal.
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