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Central Research Facility (Core Lab)

Establishment of Central Research Facility

Past and Present

A. Establishment of Common Research Facility

Central Research Facility (CRF, Core Lab) was established as an extramural project titled "Establishment of Advanced Biomedical Research Facility" funded by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. Of India, New Delhi, granted in 2003 to the Institute. The project was granted for three years with a total budget of Rs.169.27 lakhs. Initially setup of the lab was overseen by Prof. Sita Naik, Head Department of Clinical Immunology and Prof. R. K. Sharma, Head department of Nephrology as the focus was on Transplant Immunology.Later on,the Central research facility has been expanded by transfer of equipment that came from Indo-French grant as well purchased from our own institutional funds.

Currently it has high end sophisticated equipments likeNext-generation sequencing system (NGS), Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC/MS), and Genetic Analyzer (24-capillary sequencing instrument) besides the routine lab equipments. The future plans include development of core facilities in Genomics, proteomics, flow cytometry and imaging. Currently the emphasis is on genomics and proteomics core development.