Parasite Cell Culture Facility

The Parasite Laboratory carries out both fundamental and applied research on the management of a wide range of parasitic disorders that are significant on a global scale. The majority of the work done by the group is focused on the discovery of natural and synthetic novel medications and drug combinations as potential therapeutic interventions for malaria and lymphatic filariasis, as well as the characterization of therapeutic targets using molecular techniques.
Purpose of Parasite Culture
  • • For diagnostic of parasites in sample
  • • Serological study
  • • For research purpose
  • • Maintaining the strain of parasites
  • • Preparation of antigen
  • • Epidemiological study
1. Bio-safety Cabinet
Biosafety cabinets are one type of biocontainment equipment used in biological laboratories to provide personnel, environmental, and product protection and is an enclosed, ventilated laboratory workspace for safely working with materials contaminated with pathogens requiring a defined biosafety level

Bio-safety Cabinet
2. TS2 Inverted Microscope
Model:ECLIPSE Ts2 (138689)
Inverted microscopes are useful for observing living cells or organisms at the bottom of tissue culture flask under more natural conditions than on a glass slide also used for detection of cell morphology and cell culture condition.

TS2 Inverted Microscope
3. Centrifuge
Model:Centrifuge 5804 R
Centrifugation is a mechanical process which involves the use of the centrifugal force to separate particles from a solution according to their size, shape, density, medium viscosity and rotor speed.

4. CO2 Incubator
Model:Eppendorf AG 22331 Hamburg (6734)
CO2 incubators are commonly used for cell culture processes in the pharmaceutical industry and medical research labs. They are often used to maintain the temperature and humidity levels essential for culturing cells in a lab setting.

CO2 Incubator
5. Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction
Make:Thermo Fisher Scientific
Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) is a widely used molecular biology technique that combines reverse transcription and polymerase chain reaction to amplify and detect specific RNA sequences. Some common uses of RT-PCR are Gene expression analysis, Viral detection, Quantitative analysis, mRNA analysis, Cloning and sequencing, Pathogen identification, Forensic analysis.