Research from Lab to Bed
To make National Institute of Pathology a premier research Institute by carrying out research in molecular pathology, genetics, immunodiagnostics, vaccine development, environmental bio-monitoring and applied fields for better health care. Efforts are being made to bring new technologies to the Institute, viz.: proteomics, nanotechnology, stem cell, tissue microarray, image analysis, etc. It is envisaged to establish Institute as a resource center for Modern Pathology and Biotechnology both nationally and internationally. In looking to the future and taking into account the past output from National Institute of Pathology, new high priority areas for research have been identified, viz.: metabolic syndromes (diabetes, CAD, obesity), chronic diseases biology (fibrosis liver/ lung/ pancreas), idiopathic skin diseases (psoriasis, vitiligo) and bioinformatics alongwith continuation of working in existing thrust areas of tumor biology, infectious diseases, adult stem cell biology and environmental toxicology. It is envisaged that National Institute of Pathology should emerge as a Center of Excellence for Research, Training and Reference for Medical and Biomedical Sciences catering to health problems of national importance. Efforts are underway to establish a biobank for the pathologically characterized surgical material. Telepathology is being established in an effort to establish network with pathologists at different medical colleges and health centers.
Prospective of Vision through 2016
Research Goals
To conduct basic and applied research on health problems of national importance with goal to deliver research outputs for clinical applications.
To develop new diagnostic tools, vaccines and management strategies for cure of diseases of national relevance.
To generate new knowledge regarding disease process and management.
To promote human resource development for pathologists, biomedical scientists and technologists in specialized research methodologies and to conduct and provide facilities for training programmes leading to Ph.D. in basic and applied health related subjects.
To provide specialized research, investigative and instrumentation facilities to investigators from other institutions.
Guiding Principles
Research should be focused beyond common health research issues conducted by other ICMR institutes and pursue studies in thrust areas of research to be identified at periodic intervals.
Research should be result oriented delivering relevant and identifiable results.
Research should be innovative in context of approaches and research methods.
Research should include research partners at the local, national and international levels and establish purposeful linkages.
There should be relevant well-identified research goals to generate new knowledge and to develop new technology.
New Thrust Areas
Metabolic syndromes
Biology of chronic diseases such as fibrosis of Liver/Lung/Pancreas
Chronic skin diseases (psoriasis, vitiligo)
Nosocomial infection