Molecular Oncology focuses on establishing new concepts in diagnosis, prognosis, and cancer prevention, joining hands with medical oncologists and pathologists. The laboratory has two divisions: Research and Therapeutics (2) Molecular Diagnostics.
· Advanced facilities for DNA/RNA analysis such as PCR based sanger sequencing, NGS, and real-time PCR (quantitative PCR, qPCR)
· High-resolution molecular cytogenetic analysis using FISH and karyotyping to detect chromosomal translocation, gene amplification, and deletions or duplication of DNA.
Respectfully called MVR, the late MV Raghavan was one of the revolutionary leaders of the Communist movement in Kerala. Born in an ordinary family in Pappinissery, Kannur, his political life began in his early teens. He served two terms as Minister of Co-operation and Ports in Kerala during 1991-1996 and 2001-2006. MVR revolutionized the co-operative sector by taking the people-powered movement to healthcare and education in the State. MV Raghavan realized the role of the co-operative movement in social development and job creation and he was instrumental in setting up various institutions in the state.