dpt-bio-chemistry

Biochemistry

Overview

Medical biochemistry, as a subject, incorporates the study of biology and chemistry of functioning of human life. Knowledge of Biochemistry is vital to the understanding of Physiology of life. The curriculum integrates the detailed structure and functions of Protein, Fats, Carbohydrates, Nucleic Acids, Enzyme Reaction mechanisms, Nucleic acids replication and re combination, Membrane trafficking, Biochemistry of Bacterial and animal viruses etc.

The Department of Biochemistry offers advanced course in biochemistry. The department offers meticulously designed training methodology in experimental skills to enable the students to pursue research in areas of Biology. At present, the department provides training and carries out research in the areas of immunology, protein biochemistry, molecular biology, neurobiology, molecular biophysics, bioenergetics, molecular virology, molecular genetics and Drug design. The curriculum is designed to:

  • Train the undergraduate and postgraduate medical students as per the University guidelines.
  • Encourage the staff to update the recent biochemical concepts and engage in research activities.
  • Conduct journal club, clinical case discussion for postgraduate students.
  • Conduct seminars, guest lectures and CME to impart the interdisciplinary nature of biochemistry.
  • To provide quality clinical chemistry laboratory services.

Why Choose Us?

The department has highly qualified faculty members and houses good infrastructure in the form of well equipped lecture halls, demonstration rooms, laboratory and library. We conduct advanced training, research activities and regular seminars, discussions and campaigns to prepare the students with requisite skills and research abilities. The Bio Chemistry department has well equipped laboratory with semi auto Analyzer, Spectrophotometers, Gel Electrophoresis apparatus, Flame Photometers and Chromatography chambers. The laboratory would soon be specialized with ELISA, HPLC, etc. Quality control tie up with CMC Vellore is a testimony to the department's pursuit for excellence and perfection.

Facilities

The Department of Biochemistry is spacious and well equipped with requisite facilities for conducting training, research and laboratory functions. Following are the details of the facilities available with the department:
1. Training facility for Undergraduates
  • Common lecture hall with a capacity of 150 seats along with AV aids.
  • Practical hall with all required facilities as per MCI norms.
  • Demonstration room with audio visual facility and provision for interactive teaching like seminars and tutorials.

2. Training facility for Postgraduates
  • Well equipped central and departmental library.
  • Equipments available for post graduate research laboratory.
  • Seminar hall available for interactive discussion.



3. Instruments available in clinical biochemistry laboratory of the hospital
  • Auto analyzer
  • Semi auto analyzers
  • ELISA with reader and washer
  • Electrolyte analyzers
  • Spectrophotometer
  • Automated electrophoresis


4. Central Library Facility for Books
  • Total number of books available - 12,557
  • Books pertaining to Biochemistry - 743
  • Number of titles in Biochemistry - 100


5. Departmental Library
Department library has books for the use of staff and post graduate's students.
  • Biochemistry and allied books 131 books.
  • Books available with 78 titles.


6. e-Journals
Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) Bangalore.
  • Access through HELINET facility available
  • Number of e-journals - 511
  • Biochemistry related journals - 11


7. Central Library Journals
  • Number of Indian Journals - 70
  • Number of International Journals - 63
  • Number of Biochemistry Journals - 5

Faculty

Research

The department is actively involved in research activities.

Awards

1. Dr. H.V.SHETTY, M.D., Dean & Professor

  • The board of studies for undergraduates of R.G.U.H.S, Bangalore.
  • Member of the board of studies for postgraduates of R.G.U.H.S, Bangalore.
  • Panel member, syllabus for M.D, Biochemistry, R.G.U.H.S, Bangalore.
  • Examiner for M.B.B.S, B.D.S., M.Sc, and M.D, Biochemistry.
  • Worked as L.I.C. member for starting PhD, courses at Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore by R.G.U.H.S.
  • Life member of medical biochemists of India, IMA,ACBI and organizing member of ACBICON 2004 conference Bangalore.
  • Set the university question papers for undergraduates and postgraduates.
  • PG guide for four M.D, Biochemistry students at Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Kolar.


2. Dr. SRINIVAS RAO, M.Sc, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry
  • Worked as research associate and associate- professor in biochemical pharmacology and toxically at the university Mississippi Medical center, Jackson in USA from 1984-1988.
  • Worked as professor of biochemistry since 1990 at Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore.
  • Was member of board of studies at Mangalore University.
  • Was PhD guide at KMC, Mangalore for MAHE, University.
  • 35 publications in national and international journals.
  • Has been confirmed the Fellowship of the Institute of Chemists, Kolkata.
  • Life member of association of clinical biochemist-Patna, food scientists CFTRI-Mysore, biomedical scientist-madras, biological chemists- Bangalore, fish technology, CFTRl-Cochin.
  • Presented number of scientific papers in scientific meeting and conferences.


3. Dr. S.M.R. USHA M.D., Professor of Biochemistry
  • Member of medical biochemists of India, IMA.
  • Examiner for M.B.B.S, B.D.S., of RGUHS and other universities.
  • Actively involved in research activities.
  • Attended CMEs programmes in various institutions.


4. Dr C.M. BINDU M.D., Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
  • Examiner for B.D.S., of RGUHS and other medical universities.
  • Actively involved in research activities.
  • Participated in training of trainers work shop at RRMC and H, Bangalore.
  • P.S.Murthy award for best paper at 31st ACBICON at J.N.M.C, Belgaum in 2005.
  • Serum Paraoxonase levels in patients with acute liver disease - this paper is accepted for publication in Indian journal of clinical biochemistry, letter dated 9th December 2010.


5. Dr. CHANDRIKA M.D; Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
  • Actively involved in research work.
  • Member of IMA.
  • Comparative study of serum ferritin levels after oral supplementation with ferrous sulphate and carbonyl iron in mild iron deficiency anemia in pregnancy.

This is published in International journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences, 4(2) : 362-370, April 2010.

Publications

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international

Paper Presentation

Curriculum

Goal
The broad goal of the teaching of undergraduate students in biochemistry is to make them understand the scientific basis of the life processes at the molecular level and to orient them towards the application of the knowledge acquired in solving clinical problems.
Knowledge:
At the end of the course, the student shall be able to :

  • Describe the molecular and functional organization of a cell and list its subcellular components
  • Delineate structure, function and inter-relationships of biomolecules and consequences of deviation from normal
  • Summarize the fundamental aspects of ezymology and clinical application wherein regulation of enzymatic activity is altered
  • Describe digestion and assimilation of nutrients and consequences of malnutrition
  • Integrate the various aspects of metabolism and their associated sequelae
  • Describe mechanisms involved in maintenance of body fluid and pH homeostasis
  • Outline the molecular mechanisms of gene expression and regulation, the principles of genetic engineering and their application in medicine
  • Summarize the molecular mechanisms of gene expression and regulation, the principles of genetic engineering and their application in medicine
  • Summarize the molecular concept of body defenses and their application in medicine
  • Outline the biochemical basis of environmental health hazards, biochemical basis of cancer and carcinogenesis
  • Familiarize with principles of various conventional and specialized laboratory investigations and instrumentation analysis and interpretation of a given data
  • Suggest experiments to support theoretical concepts and clinical diagnosis.

Skills
At the end of the course, the student shall be able to:
  • Make use of conventional techniques/instruments to perform biochemical analysis relevant to clinical screening and diagnosis
  • Analyze and interpret investigative data
  • Demonstrate the skills of solving scientific and clinical problems and decision making

Integration

The knowledge acquired in biochemistry shall help the students to integrate molecular events with structure and function of the human body in health and disease.

Faculty

  • Dr. H.V. Shetty

    Dean & Professor
  • Dr. Usha S.M.R

    HOD and Professor
  • Dr. Priyadarshini K.S.

    Professor
  • Dr. Bindu C.M

    Asst. Professor
  • Mrs. Deepti Gupta

    Asst. Professor
  • Dr. Manjula K.S

    Asst.Professor
  • Dr. Vijayalakshmi P

    Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Reena R

    Asst. Professor
  • Dr.Sadaf Idris

    Assistant Prof.
  • Dr. Nandini M.D

    Tutor
  • Dr. Montey Naruka

    Tutor
  • Dr.Shruthi A.N

    Tutor
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