The department of Biochemistry at A.I.I.M.S., Rishikesh is associated with academic activities, teaching, training of MBBS ,B.Sc Nursing, MD and Ph D students, diagnostic services for patient care and research by faculty and students.

a) Current Activities

Student Educational activities:

The Biochemistry department is striving hard to provide highest standards of medical education and research activities to healthcare leaders of tomorrow. Interactive lectures and practical skills, integrated teachings, tutorials, case studies, symposium and seminars are being conducted as per teaching schedule to promote their inquisitiveness. The overall performance of the department is recorded in the feedback form by students with their ideas regarding the learning modules  and incorporated to upgrade in every upcoming batch.

b) Facilities and Services:

Diagnostic Services: The department of Biochemistry has 24×7 hrs functional Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory which is providing the diagnostic amenities for OPD and  IPD patients, since May 2013.

Instruments Installed :

  • Fully Automated Chemistry Analyzers
  • Chemiluminescence Immuno Assay
  • Electrolyte Analyzer
  • Blood Gas Analyzer
  • ELISA Readers
  • Multimode Reader
  • UV Spctrophotometer
  • DNA Electrophoresis units
  • Real Time PCR
  • Gel Doc
  • Flow Cytometer
  • HPLC
  • Western Blot Technique
  • Thermocycler
  • Biosafety Cabinets

Diagnostic Profiles and Biomarkers:

  • Organ Function Tests
  • Thyroid Profile
  • Diabetes Extended Profile
  • Hormonal profile
  • Fertility makers
  • Tumor markers
  • Bone markers
  • Cardiac markers
  • Anemia markers

Quality Control: To attain quality service of reported laboratory investigations, we have enrolled in External Quality Assessment Scheme (EQAS), run by the Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Christian Medical College,  Vellore. In addition to routine chemistry analytes tested using an EQAS scheme, thequality control is extended with HbA1c, Reproductive and Thyroid hormone profile. The results for all EQAS enrolled biochemical investigations reported monthly are certified within the reference levels.

Departmental Research Projects: The Biochemistry faculty members are working on various Ongoing Research projects as Principal investigators or Co-investigators in collaboration with other departments. The retrospective analysis of biochemical investigation data, looking at prevalent diseases and its biochemical implications in OPD/IPD patients treated in AIIMS, Rishikesh is being carried out.

New Initiations: MD, Ph D  courses initiated from July 2017 .Many new areas of research beneficial to the public and pertinent to the geographical locale of AIIMS, Rishikesh are in pipe line, enhancing our contribution to the society. Departmental Post graduate students and  undergraduate students are on great research exposure with novel Research projects for society benifits.

Future Plan:

To Install high end laboratory instruments and upgrade functional diagnostic and Research facilities to out reach the society of Uttarakhand with :

  • Genomic and Proteomics Laboratory
  • Stem cell Culture Laboratory
  • Inborn Errors Laboratory
  • Environmental Biochemistry Laboratory
  • Immunochemistry Laboratory
  • Neurobiochemistry Laboratory

The department will establish a collaborative research environment with other world class National and International Medical and Research institutes. Our motto is to develop novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for uplifting the standards of patient care in Uttarakhand and adjoining states.

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