Department of Microbiology
News and Publication of the Department
Research Publications in 2017-18
1] 9th March, 2015: The Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University organized extension lectures on H1N1 (swine flu) on 9th March, 2015.
Dr. Raman Sardana, Senior Consultant Microbiologist, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi & Secretary Hospital Infection Society of India, in his lecture emphasized on Diagnosis & Containment of H1N1. Dr. Sudha Kansal, Senior Consultant & Coordinator ICU, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, discussed elaborately the Clinical Case Management of H1N1.
Earlier during the inauguration, the Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Prof. Shahjahan Bano, welcomed the guest speakers Dr. Raman Sardana and Dr. Sudha Kansal. The Principal & Chief Medical Superintendent Prof. Tariq Mansoor said that concrete and practical points should be highlighted so that we can prepare ourselves for such pandemics. Prof. Haris M Khan, Chairman Dept. of Microbiology, presented the vote of thanks..
2] 9th December 2014, National Symposium on-Hospital Acquired Infections & Antimicrobial Resistance:The Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College organized a National Symposium on Hospital Acquired Infections & Antimicrobial Resistance.
3] 08 October 2014: The renowned microbiologist Professor Umesh Chandra Chaturvedi, MD, MRC Path, FAMS, FASc, FNASC, FAAM (USA), FRC Path (Lond) , Indian National science Academy (INSA) honorary scientist and Scientific Consultant with Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) , Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health of Government of India, visited the Department Of Microbiology , J.N.Medical College, A.M.U on 08 October 2014. He met the Principal, Prof Tariq Mansoor, The Dean Prof Shahjahan Bano and the faculty members of varied departments. He had come expressly for the purpose of assessing the feasibility of establishing a viral diagnostic laboratory under the aegis of Department of Health Laboratories through ICMR. He inspected the facilities available in the department of Microbiology, and was deeply appreciative of the research being conducted in the department.
4] 18 September 2014: Intradepartmental Quiz Competition among Post Graduate Students ( MD-Microbiology)
5] 08September 2014: Training of Technical staff of central sterilization unit was undertake in the Department of Microbiology. Assistant Professors and senior Residents of the Department actively participated as the resource persons.
6] 19 August 2014 :Practical course on the Rapid Molecular Detection of M. tuberculosis and its Resistance to Isoniazid and Rifampicin by PCR-based Line Probe Assay (LPA) -Hands on Training in LPA was successfully conducted from 19 To 24 August 2014 in the Department of Microbiology. The aim of this exercise was to train the technical staff of the newly established LPA Laboratory and make them adept to the molecular detection of M. tuberculosis and its resistance to first line Anti-tubercular antibiotics. Dr. Rajneesh Tripathi, Microbiologist (FIND), IMS, BHU Varanasi and Dr. Nazish Fatima, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, JNMCH, AMU, Aligarh were the resource persons . Five candidates received training. The workshop concluded with the distribution of certificates to participants in the presence of Prof Tariq Mansoor; Principal and CMS, JN Medical College, Prof Haris M Khan; Chaiman Department of Microbiology ,Prof Indu Shukla and the Faculty a& technical staff of the Department.
7] Interdepartmental interaction of the Department of Microbiology with the other Departments of JN Medical College& Hospital was made to emphasize and refresh the proper techniques of specimen collection and Bio Medical Waste management.
8] HIV EQAS WORKSHOPS for technicians are organised biannually by SRL Aligarh.
2013, Jan 1 The State Reference Laboratory (SRL), Department of Microbiology, JN Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University organized a workshop on External Quality Assurance Programme under the National AIDS Control Organization.
Prof. Abida Malik, Incharge, State Reference Laboratory said that the workshop included lectures and extensive interactive sessions and focused on rectifying the lacunae in Quality Control of HIV Testing and Reporting and Strengthening ELISA Laboratories of Blood Banks by providing ELISA training to ICTCs and Blood Bank Lab Technicians of District Hospitals.
Prof. Malik said that a total of 26 participants of various ICTCs, PPTCTs and Blood Banks from 7 districts including Aligarh, Bulandshahar, Badaun, Bareilly, Etah, Kashiram Nagar and Pilibhit. She said that the workshop laid emphasis on accurate performance of tests, preparation of Quality Control Worksheets using kit inserts/guidelines, HIV reporting on new ICTC/PPTCT HIV test reporting format, detection of HIV infection, HIV testing protocols and strategies, collection, storage and transport of blood sample for HIV testing, equipment maintenance and calibration, common errors, causes and trouble shooting, bio-safety practical considerations, inventory/stock management and document control. The workshop succeeded in fielding the message that HIV testing must be performed accurately and should be documented using NACO guide lines of Quality Control and Quality Assurance.
Prof. Malik said that coded samples were given to the participant for HIV proficiency testing. The HIV test of the given samples will be performed in their respective labs and the report will be sent back to the SRL, Aligarh for assessment. A Pre and Post assessment was also conducted. The workshop concluded with EQA activities and a quiz.
Prof. Ashraf Malik, Principal and CMS, JN Medical College gave away certificates to participants. Dr. Meher Rizvi provided all kinds of support throughout the workshop. Dr. Fatima Shujatullah, Dr. Nazish Fatima, Dr. Fatima Khan, Dr. Adil Raza, Khursheed Ali, Rahul Sharma, Sanjay Sharma, Pankaj Pachuri and other team members helped in making the programme successful.
9] workshop on ?Sterilization and Infection control? for nursing and multi-tasking staff of ZA Dental College, AMU, Aligarh on 03/05/2017.
10] workshop on ?Bio-Medical waste management, Sterilization and Infection control? for nursing of Trauma Center,JNMCH AMU, Aligarh on 09/05/2017
11] 03-FEB-2018: 14th Annual Conference of UP-UK Chapter of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists Held
Aligarh, February 3: The Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in association with UP-UK Chapter of IAMM organized UP MICRON 2018 (14th Annual Conference of UP-UK Chapter of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists) at the JNMC auditorium today
In his address the Chief Guest Professor Tariq Mansoor (AMU Vice Chancellor) congratulated the Organizing Committee for the event. He said that department of Microbiology has produced many stalwarts and we need many more as the Medical Microbiology is passing through a transition where automation and machines are replacing the needs of persons in the laboratory for performing tests.
He emphasized that the present situation demands a transition from laboratory microbiologists to clinical microbiologists and an early prevention, diagnosis and treatment is imperative.
He showed confidence that such conferences provide a forum for studying latest diagnostic technologies, epidemiology of emerging infection and spread of multi-drug resistant organisms.
The Guest of the Honor Prof. Niyaz Ahmed (Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Awardee and Sr. Director, International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research Dhaka, Bangladesh), Started his address quoting Dr. Louis Pasteur, ¯ Remember our aim: Find the microbe - kill the microbe. But still microbes will have the last laugh¯.
He said that Microbiologists have a significant role to play in the management of the patient care. Infectious diseases continue to affect and inflict millions of people in our country every year.
Showing confidence he added that such deliberations made during the conference would help participants to remain abreast with the latest development in the fast changing arena of microbial biology and ecology as applicable to medicine and clinics.
Secretary of IAMM, UP UK Chapter, Dr. Ujjala Ghousal said, ¯Line Probe Assay & Real time PCR¯ would provide a great platform for students and researchers to learn these techniques and share their ideas.
She added: Infectious diseases are an important cause of morbidity and mortality. This conference and workshop has provide an able platform for scientific deliberation and facilitate exchange of knowledge to equip participating microbiologists and scientists with better understanding of various infectious diseases, their pathogenesis, epidemiology as well as newer approaches for diagnosis.
The President of UP-UK Chapter of IAMM, Prof Kashi Nath Prasad, said: such conferences are very pertinent in Expanding Research Facets of Microbiology- from Bench to Practice, in the present context when the microbiologists are longer confined only to the laboratory benches. He added, it is essential for the doctors to regularly enhance and upgrade their knowledge for providing better treatment to the patients. Conferences and Seminars assist the doctors in achieving these objectives and it is paramount to create antibiotic awareness campaign, He added
The Dean and Principal of JNMCH Prof. S C Sharma in his address, said: Infectious diseases continue to kill millions every year. I¯m sure the theme ¯Expanding research facets of Microbiology: From Bench to Practice¯ highlighted by the experts in the field during the conference is beneficial for all the participants to improve their knowledge and skills
In his welcome address Organizing Chairman Prof Mohd Shahid, said: Infectious diseases continue to affect millions of people every year. The incidence of emerging infectious diseases in humans has increased within the recent past or threatens to increase in the near future.
Developing countries such as India suffer disproportionately from the burden of infectious diseases given the confluence of existing environmental, socio-economic, and demographic factors. He added, such conferences are very useful in current context and help to improve learning and teaching process.
During the deliberation there was also an award ceremony were Prof UC Chaturvedi Oration Award was given to Dr. Gopal Nath by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Tariq Mansoor. Retired Professor Mithlesh Agarwal and Prof Abida Malik were also felicitated for their services on the occasion.
The Organizing Secretary Dr. Nazish Fatima paid vote of thanks on behalf of the organizing committee.
She said, very purpose of the conference was to raise awareness among the young microbiologists on the recent advances in the field of Medical Microbiology. This conference and workshop has exhibited latest and exciting innovations in all areas of Medical Microbiology research which offers a unique opportunity for investigators across North India to meet, network, and perceive new scientific innovations