Welcome to KCGRL

Kathmandu Center for Genomics and Research Laboratory (KCGRL) is a multidisciplinary laboratory established in 2013. It is accomplished by Laboratory and Research Team.

KCGRL provide services in Molecular diagnosis of various infectious diseases and genetic diseases.

Moreover, we also conduct a short/ long term hands-on training program.

Furthermore, we provide the opportunity for the completion of U.G. and P.G. thesis works from any branch of life sciences.

IBRO-APRC Nepal School on Understanding of Neuroscience and Spectrum of Neurogenetic Disorders 18 April – 1 May 2020

Services Available

HIV 1 PCR detection
Hepatitis B Virus PCR detection
Hepatitis C Virus PCR detection
Hepatitis C Virus Genotyping
Sickle cell mutation PCR detection
G banded Karyotyping on peripheral blood / bone marrow
Genetic Counseling
Cervical Cancer (HPV 16/18 strain identification)


Completed Projects

Molecular detection of clinically diagnosed sickle cell cases and its co-existence with alpha thalassemia in tharu population.
Detection of beta-globin gene mutations in beta thalassemia by ARMS-PCR in Nepalese thalassemic individual.


Ongoing Projects

Detection of Helicobacter pylori from water sources and biofilm of Kathmandu valley using Real Time PCR.
Prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility of Helicobacter pylori in different drinking water sources from Lalitpur, Nepal.


Our Team

Dr. Ajaya Jang Kunwar

Research Head

Dr. Nilam Thakur

Laboratory Head

Sunil Dhungel

Dr. Sunil Dhungel

Research Member 

Mr. Sandeep Thapa

Research Officer

Ms. Rajani Shrestha


Mr. Govardhan Joshi


Mr. Santosh Khanal


Ms. Pabitra Bista 

Research Assistant

Our Collaborators

Latest News and Events

Workshop on Scientific Writing and Poster Preparation

The one-day workshop held at Himalayan WhiteHouse International College on April 5, 2024, jointly organized by Kathmandu Center for Genomics and Research Laboratory (KCGRL) and Kathmandu Research Institute for Biological[…]

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“Empowerment Initiative Strengthening Women’s Participation in Neuroscience”

Introduction: The “Empowerment Initiative Strengthening Women’s Participation in Neuroscience” emphasizes fostering active involvement and agency among women in shaping neuroscience research. This initiative aims to elevate living standards through local-level[…]

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“Beyond Neurons: Synapsing Mind with AI”

About:  Embarking on an innovative exploration at the intersection of neuroscience and artificial intelligence, the symposium is set to take place on May 8th, 2024, at the prestigious Nepal Academy[…]

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Op-Ed Articles

Op-Ed articles published in the national news-papers.


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