The undergraduate laboratory of the department of biochemistry is the hub for teaching the practical aspects of biochemistry to first semester students. The range of practicals covered under the syllabi include simple colorimetry based analyte estimations, such as for glucose proteins to more exhaustive experiments involving lipid analysis, ELISAs, PCRs, enzyme assays and chromatographic analysis.
A faculty in-charge is assigned for overall supervision and the laboratory is permanently staffed by technical support staff that supports the residents in preparing for experiments, manage the chemicals, glassware (or consumables) and instrument inventory, provide necessary logistic support for preparing the laboratory, manage the routine administrative matters, and supervise its cleaning and maintenance.
The laboratory is housed in a spacious, well-ventilated area and has all the necessary infrastructure to support the practical teaching experiments such as colorimeters, incubators, ovens, pH meter etc as a well stocked chemicals repository. Practical experiments are performed by undergraduates supervised by in-house residents.
- 1. Mr Fateh Singh, Technical Officer
He has done his B.Sc. (MLT) from CCSU, Meerut. He joined AIIMS in the year 1993. He supervises the standardization of all routine UG and PG practicals as well as practical examinations. He is also involved in trouble shooting of practical experiments. He guides fellow colleagues to get trained in biochemistry practical standardization. He also has expertise in blood sampling.
- 2. Mr Karan Singh, Lab Attendant
He is working from Feb 2014. He helps in arranging instruments and reagents that are used in practical.