The Role of Medical Research Lab

TO CONDUCT LABORATORY-ORIENTED RESEARCH

  • The focus is on laboratory research, encouraged and implemented among students and staff of the CMNHS. The introduction of current and advanced biomedical technologies such as flow cytometry, PCR, HPLC and GC will enable students and staff to involve in Laboratory Based Clinical Research (LBCR).

 

TO BUILD A BASIC RESEARCH CAPACITY FOR SCIENTIFIC STUDIES

  • This includes the supervision of postgraduate and Doctoral students involved in clinical research as well as the training of research staff. This also includes consultation and the provision of advanced medical and clinical laboratory services to patients attending the CWM Hospital.

 

TO DISSEMINATE THE RESEARCH FINDINGS AND TRANSLATE THEM INTO RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • The usual process of research dissemination through publication and conference presentation will be accompanied by a strong knowledge exchange linked with academic institutes, government agencies, NGOs, private sector organisations and communities. The key objective is to translate the research findings from the MRL and scientific studies into practice in the Pacific.

 

TO DEVELOP A CORE FACILITY FOR FLOW CYTOMETRY STUDIES

  • This core facility for flow cytometry will be of use in the clinical research and also for monitoring and early diagnosis of patients. It also has wide applications in areas such as environmental biology, marine biology and other related areas where the facility can be shared with other colleges of FNU.

 

TO DEVELOP A REGIONAL REFERENCE LABORATORY FOR QUALITY RESEARCH WITH INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS

  • Establishing a regional reference laboratory for Immuno-pathology and Molecular biology later extended to various other disciplines. Other related activities will be training and providing handson experience to staff and students in lab based research and Good Clinical laboratory Practices (GCLP) which will open an avenue for international collaborations and publications.