With the emerging advancements at cellular and molecular level and in the modern era of information and molecular biotechnology, advanced analytical laboratory facilities have become need of the day. Therefore, to give extensive practical exposure and hands on training to PG students and impetus to advanced research in emerging and frontline areas in the field of animal health and production including molecular biology and biotechnology, the Central Instrumentation Laboratory (CIL) was established in the year 2008 in Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology College of Veterinary Science & AH, with the financial assistance from ICAR, New Delhi.
- To impart guidance and help to the scientist, faculty members, postgraduate students and other users from academia and industries (with nominal cost) to use the sophisticated analytical and molecular techniques for advanced research work.
- Development of new analytical methods for reliable and precise identification and quantification of drug residues, metals, minerals etc., in biological samples.
- Systematic approach in data acquisition and management using sophisticated instrumentation.
Instruction to the Users:
- All the internal and external users are requested to acknowledge the Central Instrumentation Laboratory (CIL), DUVASU, Mathura, in the publications and thesis/dissertation published from the research work where the CIL facilities have been made use of. Kindly send the publication reference (Journal name/volume/Issue/Author Name/Year of Publication etc.).
- A Letter of request for using the CIL facilities (with detail) should be addressed to “Dean, College of Veterinary Science & AH, DUVASU, Mathura” mentioning the agreement to the terms and conditions for using the facilities. The user should also mention in the letter the agreement to acknowledge the Central Instrument Laboratory, Dept. of Pharmacology & Toxicology, COVSc & AH, DUVASU, Mathura, in the publication/Thesis/Dissertation.
- The external users are requested to pay the charges as mentioned hereunder for the use of the facilities.
- The facilities in the CIL will only be used for strengthening the research undertaken by students/faculty/ scientist etc. In no case the facility should be used for vetero-legal or medico-legal purpose. CIL and its staff members are not responsible for improper/injudicious collection or processing of the samples sent for analysis.
Major Equipment’s available in the CIL include
- Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (Perkin Elmer)
- High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (Waters)
- UV-VIS Spectrophotometer (ECIL)
- Realtime thermocycler (Applied Biosystem)
- Gradient Thermocycler (Biorad)
- Gel Documentation System (Alpha Inotech)
- ELISA reader (Span)
- Ice Flaking Machine (McFlow Scientific)
- Ultra sonicator (Misonix)
- Tissue homogenizer (Heidolph)
- CO2 incubator (New Brunswick)
- Refrigerated Centrifuge (Eppendorf)
- Trinocular Microscope (Motic)
- Multiskan Plate reader (Thermo Scientific)
Besides these major instruments, CIL is also equipped with instruments for routine use viz. Dissection Stereo-Microscope (Motic), Cooling Centrifuge (Remi), Shaking Incubator (Sonar), pH meter (Systronic), Ultra low freezer (-80 ℃; New Brunswick), Electronic Balance (Schimadzu), Elix Water Purification System (Milipore), PCR workstation, Microcentrifuge (Tarson) etc.
Some of the advanced instrument facilities in Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology have also been made available for external users on nominal charges. This includes Gas chromatography (Agilent).
- Dean, COVSc : Head of the Department
- Dr Atul Prakash : Assistant Professor (on lien)
- Dr Soumen Choudhury : Assistant Professor
- Dr Rajkumar Singh Yadav : Assistant Professor
- Dr Amit Shukla : Assistant Professor