NIMS University Launches Axel Pries Centre of Biomedical Sciences

NIMS University Rajasthan, Jaipur launched its Axel Pries Centre of Biomedical Sciences on March 23  on the occasion of its Convocation 2023. The event was organised in the Rajeshwari Auditorium  within the university premises. 

Being in the field of medicine and as a paediatrician, Prof. (Dr.) Balvir S. Tomar, the founder and  chairman of NIMS University Rajasthan, Jaipur, envisioned how adding the centre of biomedical  sciences within the premises would be useful for students aspiring to become medical experts.  

Hence, he took a step forward in developing a platform to help aspirants study even the smallest  units of a body and understand their physiology better. 

Biomedical science is the science that combines both biology and chemistry and aims to boost the  healthcare sector through its application. The combination of the two disciplines lets individuals  study the molecular composition of cells and accordingly relate it to figure out the functioning of  humans and animals. The knowledge gathered through the study of such sciences helps  departments like forensics to function accurately, making them even more reliable. 

Professor Dr Axel R Pries, the president of World Health Summit, Germany, who the new unit of the  university is to be named after, graced the convocation ceremony as its chief guest. He is a German  professor holding the position of Dean of the Board of Charité Hospital in Berlin since 2015. His  journey began with the study of medicine at the University of Cologne followed by a postdoctoral  fellowship at the Institute of Anaesthesiology of the German Heart Center in Berlin. He became a Full  Professor of Physiology at Free University Berlin in 1998 and the Head of the Charité Institute for  Physiology (2001). His main interests have been in microcirculation, tomour vasculature, vascular  adaptation, blood rheology, endothelium and angiogenesis, which he has contributed to throughout  his tenure of serving the medicine sector. 

Accompanying Professor Dr Pries were the special guests – Dr. Eliska Zigova, H.E. Ambassador of the  Czech Republic in India, and Prof. Dr. Vladimír Mařík, Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers  (IEEE) Life Fellow, as the special guests. The guests of honour were Dr. Ondřej Velek, Director of the  Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics, and Cybernetics (CIIRC) from Czech Technical University in  Prague, Prof. Dr. Milan Jahoda, Vice-President of Education at the University of Chemistry &  Technology (UCT), Prague the Czech Republic, Ing. Jiří Hájek, CEO & Chairman of Board ORLEN  UniCRE in Prague, Prof. Dr. Pavel Matejka, Rector at the University of Chemistry & Technology (UCT)  in Prague, Prof. Dr. Milan Jahoda, Vice-Rector of Education at the University of Chemistry &  Technology (UCT) in Prague, Prof. Petr Zámostný, Dean of Faculty of Chemical Technology at  University of Chemistry & Technology (UCT) in Prague, Dr. Sudhir Bhandari, Vice-Chancellor of  Rajasthan University of Health Sciences (RUHS) and Dr. Rajeev Bhagarhatta, Principal of Sawai Man  Singh (SMS) Medical College.

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