Molecular Medicine & Biology | Jaslok Hospital
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The Department of Molecular Medicine and Biology at Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, aims at providing a broad menu of molecular diagnostic tests which are most sensitive and specific for diagnosis and therapies of various disorders. These include cancer, neurological disorders, genetic disorders and infectious diseases. We have established many innovative technologies in the field of molecular medicine and stem cell biology under the leadership of Dr. Pravin D. Potdar—who is an internationally well-known scientist in this field.

Our department is divided into three major parts: molecular diagnostics, research and education. Molecular diagnostics has involved more than 40 polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based tests for diagnosis and therapies of cancer, neurological disorders, genetic disorders, metabolic disorders and infectious diseases. We also carry out research and development in the aforementioned fields to establish more and more innovative technologies for diagnosis and therapies for many diseases.

We have established a stem cell research laboratory and are working on adult and cancer stem cells for future stem cell therapies for curing various diseases such as cancer, type 2 diabetes mellitus, osteoarthritis, neurological disorders, cardiovascular diseases etc. Since last few years, we have published almost 50 papers in national and international journals in many countries in the world and many more papers are under publication. We also offer a hands-on training programme—the duration of which varies from 15 days to 6 months—to postgraduate students in the field of molecular medicine and stem cell research. So far, almost 500 students have taken 15-days training and more than 80 students have completed their dissertation thesis. Overall, our department is considered to be the reference laboratory to work in the field of molecular medicine and stem cell biology all over India and abroad.

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