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This M. Tech. program will provide training in the field of Molecular Medicine. The course is offered by the Division of Molecular Medicine, Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Molecular medicine is the study of molecular and cellular phenomena in biological systems that enhances our understanding of human diseases and facilitates discovery research in disease prevention, diagnosis and therapy. Molecular Biology offers new technology tools to probe the living organism, both in diagnostics and therapy. The integration of these two disciplines offers opportunities for many new fundamental insights into the mechanisms of disease and avenues for diagnostics and therapy that could not have been imagined even a decade earlier.
One of the unique strengths of this course is its emphasis on an interdisciplinary approach whereby medical sciences, molecular biology, and nanotechnology areas can be addressed. This is possible because this Centre offers other courses in Nanotechnology and Bio- Nanotechnology. Students will be encouraged to participate in interdisciplinary learning activities, and some of the courses from different programs are jointly offered.
The course have been successful for the last five years with 100% placement and hands-on research experience in cutting-edge technologies and state-of-the-art facilities, which are one of the best in the country. The Center is a Thematic Unit of Excellence under the Nanomission program of the Government of India.
Successful candidates will have an opportunity to pursue their Ph. D. dissertation at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences.
Molecular Medicine is the study of molecular and cellular phenomena in biological systems that enhances our understanding of human diseases and facilitates discovery research in medicines, vaccines, disease prevention, disease diagnosis and therapy. It offers opportunities for many new fundamental insights into the mechanisms of diseases, and avenues for diagnostics and therapy that couldn’t have been imagined even a decade earlier. This program helps the student gain expertise in the design of drugs by understanding the molecular pathways of action and identify molecular markers of diseases for diagnostics & therapy. It helps to identify fundamental and genetic errors of various diseases. It is also about developing molecular interventions to correct them. The course is structured in such a way that the diagnostic, the therapeutic and the prognostic aspects of the disease are covered so that the patients are benefitted well. The different courses offered include human physiology, molecular basis of diseases, genetic engineering, human genetics, clinical microbiology, bioinformatics, molecular biology, biochemistry & cell biology. Applications include providing genetic & molecular markers indicative of higher risk of a disease as well as to identify environmental risk factors. Many markers have been developed by this group for neurodegenerative diseases.
One of the unique strengths of this course is its emphasis on an interdisciplinary approach whereby medical sciences, molecular and biochemical aspects of biology are addressed. Students will be encouraged to participate in interdisciplinary learning activities, and some of the courses from different programs are jointly offered. Molecular Medicine is a fine blend of medical science and cutting-edge technology, and is a trending academic discipline with huge scope in both industries and research. With the advancements in Genomics, personalized medicine is becoming a reality, and studying Molecular Medicine enables one to apply this to individual subjects. Pharma industries are interested in the application of Molecular Medicine to design tailored drugs. This stream has the potential to change the world and offer a plethora of career opportunities. The course has been successful for the last fifteen years with 100% PhD faculty to teach, hands-on research experience in cutting-edge technologies, and state-of-the-art facilities which are one of the best in the country.
The two-year M.Tech program focuses on identification of molecular markers in diagnostics and therapy at the molecular level. This program trains students in the basic and applied aspects of molecular medicine and prepares a new generation of young scientists in cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research at the interface of basic medical science and clinical research. The program involves hands-on research in cell culture and experimental techniques for biomarker discovery such as, Mass Spectroscopy, Fluorescence assisted cell marker analysis and cell sorting, gene sequencing and proteomics. The research school is a Thematic Unit of Excellence under the Nanomission program of the Government of India. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to pursue their Ph.D dissertation at Amrita School of Nanosciences & Molecular Medicine. ASNSMM has a full-fledged placement cell that assists students in developing competencies and employability skills in order to become part of top-tier companies.
Dates to Note
Commencement of Application Form: February 1, 2023
BE/ BTech Graduates in – Biotechnology/ Genetic Engineering/ Biomedical Engineering/ Food Process Engineering/ Bioinformatics/ Agricultural Engineering/ Agricultural and Irrigation Engineering/ Pharmaceutical Engineering/ Food Technology and any other Bioengineering related courses with at least 60% marks (or equivalent).
M. Sc. Graduates in – Molecular Biology/ Medical Biotechnology/ Microbiology/ Microbiology/ Biomedical Sciences/ Biotechnology/ Botany/ Zoology/ Medical Genetics/ Biochemistry/ Bioinformatics/ Food Science and Nutrition/ Environmental Science/ Environmental Health Sciences/ Applied Psychology/ Nursing/ Allied Health Sciences/ Pharmaceutical Chemistry/ Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Sericulture and any other Bioscience related courses with at least 60% marks (or equivalent).
Professional Graduates in – Medicine/ Dentistry/ Veterinary/ Ayurveda/ Homeopathy/ Bachelor of Unani (BUMS)/ Pharmacy courses with at least 60% marks (or equivalent).