Industrial Toxicology Research Centre
(ITRC) is now named as Indian Institute of Toxicology Research
), Lucknow, India. The institute is engaged in the field of Toxicology
having its main campus in Lucknow
city and the other Gheru campus, is located near village 'Gheru' at Lucknow-Kanpur highway
It is one of the constituent laboratory of CSIR India
, which was established in 1965 with the motto of "Safety to Environment & Health and Service to Industry". The founder Director (1965-78) of the institute was Prof. Sibte Hasan Zaidi
who died on 5 April 2008 at New York. He was the recipient of Padmashri and prestigious Sir Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar award for scientific excellence. IITR conducts Dr. S.H. Zaidi Oration in his honour every year during its foudation day celebrations on 4 November.
The institute is dedicated towards research in Fundamental and Applied Toxicology. Major thrust areas include Environmental toxicology, Ground and surface water pollution, Safety assessment of food & additives, Toxicity evaluation of substances for human use, Microbial contaminations, Bioremediation, Hazard identification and Toxicogenomics.
The institute attracts students from all over India to pursue research. IITR offers Ph.D. programme in various areas, few to name are In vivo
& In vitro
Toxicology, Environmental Toxicology, Genetic Toxicology, Immunotoxicology, Neurotoxicology, Food Toxicology, Environmental Microbiology and Carcinogenesis.
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