OPTIMA is a consortium of clinicians and researchers pioneering Precision Medicine in India through enabling genomic understanding of suboptimal therapeutic response.

What is OPTIMA
Omics for Precise Therapeutic Interventions Minimising Adverse Events (OPTIMA) is a research collaboration aimed at pioneering Precision Medicine in India through enabling genomic understanding of sub-optimal therapeutic response. [more]

Collaborating with OPTIMA
If you are a Clinician or Researcher, you could collaborate with the OPTIMA network and participate in ongoing research initiatives. [more]



Clinical and Research Programmes
We are presently implementing a number of clinical and research programmes which enable Precision medicine in various specialty areas. The programmes are targeted at specific needs 
  • Pharmacogenetic testing for Suxamethonium (Succinylcholine) Request a test for your patientThe tests can be requested only by Registered clinicians. If you are a patient, you could contact your consulting clinician to refer you for ...
    Posted May 28, 2017, 1:24 AM by Vinod Scaria
  • Pharmacogenetic testing for 5-Fluorouracil Fluorouracil (5-FU) is a commonly used anticancer drug. It functions by irreversibly inhibiting thymidylate synthase.5-FU is widely used in a number of cancers worldwide and is in ...
    Posted Apr 22, 2017, 5:59 AM by Vinod Scaria
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Recently in News

  • AIIMS and CSIR IGIB ink deal for partnership in Clinical and Translational Genomics The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi and CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) inked a deal for collaborative research in the area of Rare ...
    Posted May 26, 2017, 6:17 AM by Vinod Scaria
  • QATAR EXOME STUDY: AN ADVANCEMENT IN PRECISION MEDICINE By Louise Sarant .Scientists look at Qataris' exome sequences to anticipate response to two common blood-thinnersThe study, by a team from the Delhi-based CSIR Institute of Genomics ...
    Posted Apr 22, 2017, 5:04 AM by Vinod Scaria
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Upcoming Events

  • Genomics for Clinicians / Tirunelveli Medical College Workshop on the concept and application of genomics in clinical medicine Genomic technologies have been progressing at break-neck speed in the recent years, with newer applications being developed almost ...
    Posted Apr 22, 2017, 7:18 AM by Vinod Scaria
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Recent Publications

  • Landscape of warfarin and clopidogrel pharmacogenetic variants in Qatari population from whole exome datasets Pharmacogenetic landscapes of commonly used antiplatelet drugs, warfarin and clopidogrel have been studied in-depth in many countries. However, there is a paucity of data to understand their patterns in ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2017, 2:44 AM by Vinod Scaria
  • Genetic epidemiology of pharmacogenetic variants in South East Asian Malays using whole genome sequences Expanding the scope of pharmacogenomic research by including multiple global populations is integral to building robust evidence for its clinical translation. Deep whole-genome sequencing of diverse ethnic populations provides ...
    Posted Oct 4, 2016, 5:26 AM by Vinod Scaria
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