FYJC Arts/Commerce/+2Voc Result Distribution

Educational visit to actrec

About the Event

VISIT TO CANCER RESEARCH CENTER (ACTRECT):

1st December,2016 being declared as the open day at ACTRECT ( Advance Centre Of Treatment Research And Education in cancer). Fifteen  T.Y.B.Sc.  students from microbiology department alonwith teaching staff Mrs. Sukhada Mulik got an opportunity to visit the research institute.

The Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC) is the state-of-the-art R&D satellite of the Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), which also includes under its umbrella the Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH), the largest cancer hospital in Asia. ACTREC has the mandate to function as a national centre for treatment, research and education in cancer. TMC is an autonomous grant-in-aid institution of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India. It is registered under the Societies Registration Act (1860) and the Bombay Public Trust Act (1950). Its Governing Council is headed by the Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, Government of India.

The students visited 8 different laborites in the span of 2 hr, which are as follows:

  1. Microbiology lab: Wherein the lab in charge demonstrated the students an automated blood culture system BACT/ ALERT and VITEK 2 which arean automated biochemical kits used for rapid identification of microorganisms in 12-24 hr.
  2. Radio diagnostic department: Here the students were explained about the use of radiowaves for imaging the internal organs so as to locate and identify the tumour.
  3. Animal House: in animal house students got to see different types of mices used in research such as Nude mice, SCID, hamster, and many more. The veterian Mr. Rahul explained the students different housing methods like Conventional system and barrier system.
  4. Imaging of animals: Three modes of imaging like SPET (Single portal Emission Topology), PET ( Positron emission Topology) and CT ( Computed topology) with the use of phantom were explained to students.
  5. Chilakapa lab( molecular Functional Imaging Facility):in this lab the research was going on nanoparticles and the lab in charge explained he students how tumour identification is done by using different imaging modes.
  6. Raman Micro spectroscopy lab: here the concepts like metastatis, Rayleigh shift, and vibration and Raman spectroscopy were explained to the students.
  7. Bhttacharya lab/ fluorescent microscopy lab: here the working principle of flurescent microscopy and the types of images formed by it was explained to the students and the method of immunotagging was demonstrated.
  8. Verma lab/ structural biology lab: the techniques like 2-D and 3-D agarose gel electrophoresis, SDS PAGE were explained to the students.

 

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