Two-day Intl symposium on 'Challenges in drug discovery' at KSOU from today

This was informed to the media on Tuesday by KSOU VC Prof K S Rangappa.

The theme of the event is ‘Chemistry our life’, organised as part of ‘International Year of Chemistry 2011’. It aims at increasing the understanding of chemistry among public, in meeting the world’s needs, kindle the interest of young people in chemistry, create enthusiasm for the betterment of chemistry in the future and celebrate the centenary year of founding of the international association of chemical societies and of the Nobel Prize in the subject awarded to Madam Marie Curie.

The meet will discuss the role and future of the chemistry and biology in the drug discovery and development in the context of global market for these products, followed by recent updates in the drug design, discovery and development leading to affordability, priorities of the country and sustainability, new methodologies, effective technologies for large scale of chemical molecules of varied complex structure and development of biologies and biosimilars, bioinformatics, chemo-informatics as they are related to the development of drug discovery and product development and nano-technology, material sciences, cellular and molecular therapies.

Prof Shin-Ichiro Nishimura, Frontier Research Center for Post-genome Science and Technology, Hokkaido University, Japan will speak on ‘Fully automated glycan analyser: Importance of Indian glycan database both for early age diagnosis of Indian and for discovery research of Indian-responsible therapeutic reagents.

Prof Tej Pal Singh from All India Institute of Medical Sciences will deliver Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Award Lecture (2011). While Prof Gundu H R Rao will delve on ‘Development of newer anti-platelet and anti-thrombotic drugs’. Tangui Maurice from University of Montpellier will talk on ‘Alzheimers’, Dr Poornima K Murthy on ‘Ayurveda’ and Vishwanth on ‘Anti-inflammation’.

Former Chairman of JNCASR, Bangalore, Prof V Krishnan will inaugurate the programme at 9.30 am. Prof Shin ichiro Nishimura is the chief guest and Prof K S Rangappa presides.

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