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NIN Scientists interact with M. Pharma. students at GLA University

Mathura. The Institute of Pharmaceutical Research at the GLA University here recently organized guest lectures of eminent scientists from the National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad. These lectures were focussed on use of animal models in researches on pharmacological impacts of various chemical compounds as well as the formation of Institutional Animal Ethics Committee. It may be recalled that the M. Pharma. students have to conduct such researches. These scientists delivered lectures on various animal models like Swiss Albino Mice, Wistar Rats, Sprague Dawley Rats etc.

 Dr. Uday, the Deputy Director of National Institute of Nutrition, spoke at length about the provisions of the Committee For the Purpose of Control & Supervision of Experiments on Animals(CPCSEA) and Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC).

 He told that the IAEC needs to be formed at every institution conducting experiments on animals in the course of their researches. A Biologist, a Veterinary expert, a nominee of the CPCSEA, a social worker and a scientist having knowledge of facilities for the animal have to be there on the IAEC. Dr. Uday also explained to the students about handling of the model animals. He emphasized the need for proper upkeep of the animals so as to get correct results of various experiments conducted on them.

 Another lecture was delivered by Dr. Harishankar, the Assistant Director of the NIN, Hyderabad. Dr. Harishankar's lecture was focussed on ailments of various animal models like Rats, Guinea Pig and Rabbits. He elaborately explained and resolved a number of problems being faced by the researchers at GLA university.

 Chairman of the Indian Pharmacological Society Dr. B. Dinesh Kumar took stock of the researches going on in the Pharmacology department of the institution. He openly lauded the research work on serious health issues like Cardiomyopathy, Ischemic Precondition (myocardiac infarction) and Dementia (Loss of memory).

 Apart from lecturing and interacting with the students and faculty members of the Institute of Pharmaceutical Research, these scientist also took a round of the institute and saw the laboratories of the institute. Hailing the set-up, they opined that the institute had developed very good quality laboratories to ensure that high-end research work could be carried out without a hitch.

 The visiting scientists' day-long itinerary closed with offering of mementos by the Director of the Institute Prof. Pradeep Mishra and Pharmacology department head Dr. Harlokesh Narayan Yadav. Besides students, faculty members – Dr. Aditya Kumar, Kamal Shah, Jitendra Gupta, Prabhat Upadhyay, Yati Sharma, Ehsas Goel, Vibhav Varshneya and Faiz-ul-Hasan- were also present on the occasion.