Center for Health and Disease Studies-Nepal (CHDS)

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Welcome to the
Center for Health and Disease Studies-Nepal (CHDS)

Nepal is a developing country with extremely rich resources in biodiversity, however, it has very few biomedical research laboratories. Therefore, with a major aim to establish and develop biomedical research facility in Nepal, Centre for Health and Disease Studies-Nepal (CHDS) was established in 2015 as a non-profit and non-governmental organization. A group of Nepali researchers and academicians residing in Nepal and abroad with common interest to carry out biomedical research in Nepal is involved in its establishment. CHDS is the result of several years of homework and rigorous planning by its executive members who have gained academic qualifications and research skills in various fields- Immunology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Caner Genetics/Epigenetics.

Dr. Deena Shrestha Bajracharya

Deena Shrestha Bajracharya, PhD


Message from Chairman

Due to geographical as well as climatic distribution, Nepal is a hostile for many diseases. Considered top priorities of the nation, acute respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, tuberculosis, typhoid, and malaria to name a few are the killer diseases, while non-communicable diseases like cancer, diabetes, pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases equally pose high morbidity and mortality. Due to resource limited settings, lack of technical skills and lack of straightforward scientific approach studying disease prevalence, early detection and control have been extremely challenging.

Research and development is the pillar for socioeconomic development of the country. Besides the benefit on public health, scientific research reflects the developmental state of the nation. Moreover, translating fundamental research into industrial outcome is the key for the economical development of the country. Therefore research, in overall, is important for the development of the country and for better health of the society. Keeping this main theme into consideration, we came up with the establishment of CHDS-Nepal.

I, as a chairman of the organization, would like to welcome all interested people from different health or non-health related backgrounds to bring their innovative ideas, helping hands and collaborations to perform noble work in health and disease studies in Nepal. Our attempt is to foster science and technology employing existing resources that the country currently have as well as utilizing a state of art technologies to broaden knowledge in diseases that are constant threat to the public and/or to the community. Our ultimate goal is to mitigate people from sufferings and strengthen the nation's biomedical research so as to generate research based data that can assist in Government's policy in planning and implementation in health sectors.

Deena Shrestha Bajracharya, PhD

Recent Publications

  • Spindle rotation in human cells is reliant on a MARK2-mediated equatorial spindle-centering mechanism

  • Genome-wide methylomic and transcriptomic analyses identify subtype-specific epigenetic signatures commonly dysregulated in glioma stem cells and glioblastoma

  • How are Dynamic Microtubules Stably Tethered to Human Chromosomes?

  • Mislocalization of centromeric histone H3 variant CENP-A contributes to chromosomal instability (CIN) in human cells

  • Aurora-B kinase pathway controls the lateral to end-on conversion of kinetochore-microtubule attachments in human cells

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