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DBT Nodal Cell, Tezpur University,Napaam, Sonitpur, Assam-784 028, INDIA [ DBT Nodal Cell 2015]

DBT Nodal Cell, Tezpur University
(DBT-NER  MEDICAL COLLEGE PROGRAMME)


DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY
Ministry of Science and Technology

Principal Investigator           :       Dr. Debashis Dutta, Dept. of Pathology.

Co- Principal Investigator    :      (i)  Dr. Biswadeep Choudhury, Dept. of Pathology
                                                   (ii) Dr. Atanu Chakravarty,  Dept. of Microbiology


Project Sanction date & Year:   24th September, 2009.


STATUS OF SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:
Objectives
Status
To upgrade infrastructure in the Departments of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Pathology of Silchar Medical College
112 m2 of laboratory area   renovated, equipped & functional.
To establish facilities for conducting cytogenetic studies & molecular diagnosis of inherited diseases, hematopoietic neoplasms and other malignant diseases.
Hospital-based karyotyping study on gene expression of BMP 15 and GDF 9 in infertile women using the facilities provided by this project in progress.
Diagnostic services being planned for karyotype abnormalities in female infertility cases.
To establish PCR based molecular diagnostic facilities for evaluation of endemic infectious diseases like Tuberculosis, HBV, HIV, HCV, and CMV.
Replaced by objective no.5. (Approved in R&B meeting in 2011)
Manpower development by imparting training in Medical Genetics and Biotechnology for hospital personnel and  Post Graduate Training Courses.
Planning to extend laboratory facilities for PG Thesis research work.
Hospital based study of drug resistance in bacteria using molecular diagnostic techniques for:                
i) Detection of drug resistant strains of Staphylococcus by studying MecA gene using PCR.
ii) followed by detection of ESBL, MBL strains and other drug resistant bacteria by molecular methods.

Diagnostic services in process for determination of antibiotic resistance connected to MecA gene.

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