The Origin of this project

The idea of personalized medicine.in project originated in the year 2009, when Chakradhara Rao S Uppugunduri founded a forum “ Pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics” hosted by nature network. This forum has been started with the ambition to interact with contemporary researchers by Dr. Uppugunduri, then a PhD student working in Pharmacogenetics at the Department of Pharmacology, JIPMER, Puducherry, India. This forum was active for 2 years with the participation of PhD students, researchers from India and abroad. Due to unforeseen reasons, this forum hosted by nature network had been discontinued and Dr. Uppugunduri has decided to host this forum through an independent personalized domain. That is how this forum was with consistent enthusiasm of Dr. Uppugunduri and from support of his family members, especially his life partner Mrs. Akondi.

Guidelines for participation in the Forum


Every registered member must oblige with these guidelines. These guidelines were adopted from the “Nature Network” guidelines.

1.    We value your opinions and are welcome
Express your opinions and provide them with evidence and accurate facts. Please present your opinions without hurting any particular person or a group. Please give a disclaimer when commenting on a content involving commercial applications and relation to any tools.If you have a product or service to sell or promote, you can buy advertising on this site.

2.    Cite your sources
Cite the original source and give proper credit to the original source of the content. Attribute quotes and comments to their original sources, if they are not your own.

3.    Remember this is not a personal blog but a “Public Forum”
Once your contribution is online, anyone with Internet access may be able to read it. Hence, please remember that you are legally responsible for all your submissions. Please make your contribution /comment clear to ensure that it is not misunderstood by other participants (Different ages, different backgrounds, different countries).

4.    Stay focused on science and research
This is a forum about personalized medicine for researchers, students, and for people of different backgrounds. There are many other websites, you can use to discuss other topics and to socialize. Please keep within the bounds of a topic as initiated. Do not sway the discussion towards your own pet topic or set off on a tangent. Be succinct.

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6.    Be at ease and have fun
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