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Representatives from all of the 4 Franco-Indian Health Sciences Campus (CFI) projects (IntegratedHealth Campus, ILIADE, Therapy Innovation and BIOSANTEXC) gathered for the first time at the joint meeting of the Franco-Indian Campus for Health in the Indo-Pacific Region, held at IIT Delhi on 23rd November 2023.

The workshop was organized by IITD and facilitated by the French Institute in India – The Embassy of France in India. Discussions focused on the research and industrial programme in the field of life sciences for health. The status of each of the 4 projects was presented along with round-table discussions on the long-term support needed by the campus, involvement of the private sector, and harmonizing a roadmap for the future.

IntegratedHealth Campus (IHC), which is one the four projects under the aegis of CFI, is a collaboration between IIT Delhi and Sorbonne University, focusing on Global Healthcare with a multidisciplinary scope. The collaboration serves as a forum for interaction, mobility and cooperation between student, faculty, staff and departments of the two institutes through exchange and joint degree programmes.

This strategic meeting, which consolidated a long-term partnership between the French and Indian Higher Education Institutes, was graced by the presence of the Ambassador of France to India, Mr Thierry Mathou, Mr Laurant Toulouse (Deputy Director of Higher Education & Research, MEAE), Dr Shahaj Uddin Ahmed (Scientist F, DBT), Prof. Rangan Banerjee (Director, IITD), and CFI representatives from the 4 projects (Listed below).


Representatives CFI: Christopher Cripps, Hélène Cheval, Rahul Gaurav, Violetta Zujovic (Sorbonne Université, France); James Gomes, Manidipa Banerjee, Tapan Kumar Nayak, Divya Dwivedi, Ritu Kulshrestha, C.T Dhanya, Naresh Bhatnagar, Rajendra Singh (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi); Anne Giroir-Fendler, Marie Dijoux Franca, Raphael Terreux (Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University, France); Anne-Françoise Zattara, Chaker El Kalamouni, Christian Lefebvre d’Hellencourt, Vinciane Meroux (Université de La Réunion, France); Mookambeswaran A. Vijayalakshmi, Krishnan Venkataraman (CBST, Vellore Institute of Technology, India); Anirban Pal (CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, India); Laurent Counillon, Jérôme Gilleron, Mathieu Jozwiak (Université Côte d’Azur, France); Deepak Kumar Saini, Maria Thaker (IISc, Bangalore, India); Kasturi Mitra, Sandeep Ameta (ASHOKA University, India); Ganesh Bagler, Gajendra P.S. Raghava (IIITD, India); Cédric Guillerme (ENS-PSL, France); Kiran Padmanabhan, Karin Kim Lim (ENS de Lyon, France); Annapurna Devi Allu, Raju Mukherjee (IISER Tirupati, India); Santosh Satbhai (IISER Mohali); Sourav Datta, Debasis Nayak (IISER Bhopal); Sudha Rajamani, Naresh Sharma (IISER Pune).