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Biochemistry

Biochemistry is an ever advancing science concerned with studying the various molecules that occur in living cells and organisms,  the individual chemical reactions and their enzyme catalysis and the expression and regulation of each metabolic process. Because life depends on biochemical reactions,  biochemistry has become the basic language of all biologic sciences.

The department of Biochemistry was one of the first departments started in the new Medical College block at Kolenchery in 2002 headed by Dr Assuma Beevi MD. The department is now headed by Dr Jeeji Palocaren MD.


Research

Medical research is another prime activity in the department. The department is provided with a well-equipped research laboratory. Current research topics are on:

  • Vitamin D studies
  • Studies on mobile phone usage and its effect on thyroid status
  • Malignancies of thyroid gland
  • Urine proteinuria studies in leptospirosis
  • Proteinuria and creatinine ratio in urine
  • Non HDL cholesterol vs LDL cholesterol
  • Snake venom studies

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Facilities

Clinical Laboratory Facilities

MOSC Hospital is well equipped with a state of the art clinical laboratory facility which is run by The Department of Biochemistry headed by Prof.Dr.Jeeji Palocaren.

The laboratory carries out around 4000 to 5000 diagnostic tests per day handled by 10 senior technicians. The laboratory has the latest automated analyzers with large through puts. These machines are supported by a pneumatic tube system, which feeds the machines without any delay caused by deficient manpower. This laboratory also boasts of being a much sought after training Centre for other Lab technology institutions.

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