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Engineering | February 2014

Pratiksha Trust to invest Rs 225 crore to set up brain research center

Pratiksha Trust, a charitable trust established by Infosys Executive Vice Chairman Kris Gopalakrishnan and his wife Sudha Gopalakrishnan, will grant a sum of Rs 225 crore over a period of 10 years towards setting up and functioning of a center for brain research. The center will be developed by the trust in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore.  

The center will focus on finding cures for neurodegenerative conditions and diseases that get accelerated due to old age. Additionally, the center will focus on better understanding of relative functions of the brain, and leveraging the existing understanding of the functioning of the brain to create better models of computing.

 

"The centre for brain research will be an institution dedicated to study the numerous aspects of the functioning of the brain," a press release issued by Pratiksha Trust said. "On creation, the center will receive support from the Center for Neuroscience and other research facilities at IISc and collaborate with various research hospitals across the city."

 

-ôBy funding and creating this center, Pratiksha Trust is working towards creating a globally recogonised, world-class research facility, that would be at the cutting-edge of research on the human brain,-ö Gopalakrishnan said.

 

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