Research Profile

During the last 30 years under ICMR administration, the Institute has made rapid progress in almost all aspects of leprosy research. The scientists of the Institute have published 710 papers which include 507 publications in major national and international scientific journals and 203 publications as chapters in the books, proceedings and research bulletins. These publications include 216 papers on clinical research (Clinical disease, histopathology, ultrastructural aspects, medical and surgical treatment of leprosy), 436 papers on various areas of laboratory research (Immunodiagnosis, other immunological aspects, host metabolism, bacterial metabolism, growth and viability, identification and typing of mycobacteria, molecular biology, drug metabolism, host genetics and miscellaneous areas) and 59 papers on other aspects such as biostatistics, social aspects, epidemiology and HIV-AIDS.

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