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We owe deep gratitude to present Director General, ICAR & Secretary, DARE, New Delhi and Dr. S Ayyappan,Former Director General, ICAR, New Delhi; present DDG (Fisheries), ICAR and Dr. B Meenakumari, Former DDG (Fisheries); ADG (Marine Fisheries), ICAR; ADG (Inland Fisheries) for their encouragement and support in developing, maintaining and updating this web database.
We extend our sincere gratitude to Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi, for financial assistance to establish National Repository of Fish Cell Line (NRFC) at ICAR-NBFGR, Lucknow, in the form of a project entitled ‘Establishment of a National Repository at NBFGR, Lucknow for conservation and characterization of fish cell lines ’ during November, 2010 to November, 2014. The DBT again funded NRFC for IInd Phase in the form of a project entitled ‘National Repository of Fish Cell Lines in NBFGR (Phase II) and Access Centre in C. Abdul Hakeem College and research on application of cell lines in virology, toxicology and gene expression studies in 2017 for next three years.
We are grateful to Dr. WS Lakra,Dr. JK Jena and Dr. K. K. Lal, Former Directors, ICAR-NBFGR for providing necessary facilities and guidance for development of the facility and database. We are grateful to Dr. U. K. Sarkar, Director, ICAR-NBFGR, Lucknow for his support.
We are highly grateful to Dr. Mukunda Goswami, Principal Scientist, ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai and Dr. Gaurav Rathore, Principal Scientist, ICAR-NBFGR, for establishing NRFC facility, developing/ updating this database and for their constant support and guidance.
We are highly thankful to Dr. Naresh S Nagpure, Principal Scientist, ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai and Former Head, MBB Division, ICAR-NBFGR, Lucknow, for his continuous help and support in development of this facility and database in this Division.
We are also grateful to the depositors for submitting their fish cell lines in the repository for maintenance and distribution to research community on demand.
We also acknowledge the contribution of Dr. Neeraj Sood, Dr. P. K. Pradhan and Dr. T. Raja Swaminathan, Principal Scientists, ICAR-NBFGR in compilation of Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) documents.
Last but not least, we highly acknowledge the technical assistance provided by Dr. A. K. Pathak, Principal Scientist, Mrs. Late. Reeta Chaturvedi, Assistant Chief Technical Officer, Mr. Ravi Kumar, Senior Technical Officer, ICAR-NBFGR and Mr. Iliyas Rashid, Young Professional-II for developing and managing the website on the server of the institute.


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