|City||Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|Affiliated to||Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Kolkata|
Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata was established in the year 1956, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata is affiliated to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Kolkata
Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB) was born on January 01, 1935 as the Indian Institute of Medical Research, the name by which the institute was known till 1956. The avowed objective of the institute was the advancement of the state of human knowledge related to the basic aspect of the causation and prevention of diseases of special concern for our country especially tropical diseases and also nutritional biochemistry and physiology. In 1956 the institute came under the umbrella of the CSIR. Today , by its mandate IICB is engaged in research on diseases and certain biological problems of global interest.
The Institute was established in 1935 as the first non official centre in India for biomedical research and was included within the aegis of CSIR in 1956. IICB today is engaged in research on diseases of national importance and biological problems of global interest, employing sophisticated state-of-the-art technology in keeping with the rapid and unprecedented momentum that life science research has gained globally over the last 50 years. The scientific staff has expertise in a variety of areas including chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, neurobiology and immunology which promotes productive interdisciplinary interaction.IICB is one
of the major laboratories in India which initiated, right from its inception, multidisciplinary concerted efforts for conducting basic research on infectious diseases, specifically leishmaniasis and cholera, along with the development of technologies for the diagnosis, immunoprophylaxis, and chemotherapy of the diseases. A neurobiology group is involved in research on the development of the vertebrate brain and also the genesis of human movement disorders. Bioactive substances from natural sources and chemically synthesized new molecules are being explored as potential drugs. Other areas being actively pursued are gastric hyperacidity and ulcer, muscular dystrophy and related disorders, macromolecular structure function analysis, development of targeted drug delivery systems, sperm biology and protein chemistry and enzymology.
The institute has developed an oral vaccine for cholera, herbal products for controlling gastric ulcer, empirical treatment for vitiligo, diagnostic kits for malignancy and hormonal disorders, fungal enzymes of industrial importance, radiopharmaceuticals for evaluation of the functional status of renal and hepatobiliary systems and a device for early detection of Parkinson's disease. Although the strength of IICB has always been basic biomedical research, during the last decade emphasis is being given on goal oriented research directed towards commercial exploitability. Efforts are now on to convert the knowledge gained over the years through high quality basic research into wealth.
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Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata offers various graduate courses as well as Post Graduate courses.
Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata is affiliated to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Kolkata.
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