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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.
Molecular Diagnostics and Research Facilities
We have a state-of-the-art laboratory that is well-equipped with sophisticated instruments such as ABI PRISM 3100 Genetic Analyzer, 2720 Thermal Cycler (ABI), Veriti Thermal Cycler, freezers with temperatures of -200C and -850C, cold and other Eppendorf centrifuges, laminar flow, CO2 incubator, Carl Zeiss phase contrast, light and fluorescence microscope with camera attachment, gel documentation system, vertical and horizontal electrophoresis apparatus, computers with internet facility etc. Our laboratory has facilities to carry out all molecular diagnostic and stem cell research work at one place.
Molecular Diagnostics Tests Facility
Our department has developed PCR-based technologies including DNA/RNA PCR, real-time PCR for infectious diseases and cancers, automated DNA sequencing analysis for mutational studies in cancer, infectious diseases and neurological disorders. We have developed PCR-based tests for diagnosis of cancers such as breast/ovarian cancer, uterus cancer, chronic myeloid leukaemia, acute myeloid leukaemia and thalassaemia. Neurological disorders include spinocerebellar ataxia types 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 and 12, Huntington’s disease, mitochondrial disorder, Friedreich’s ataxia. Infectious diseases include hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV infection, cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and tuberculosis (caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis).
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