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Wednesday, 9 September 2015




Rathnam ChaguturuKeynote Presentation

Title to be Finalized
Rathnam Chaguturu, Founder and CEO/Senior Director, SRI International, United States of America


Noel de SouzaKeynote Presentation

Upcoming India-Discovered Antibacterials against Superbugs and Drugs for Myeloid Leukemia Therapy
Noel de Souza, Consultant, Independent Pharma Drug Discovery & Development, India


Coffee Break and Networking


Anu SinghKeynote Presentation

Translational Strategies in Oncology & Allied Areas
Anu Singh, Vice President R&D, Dabur Research Foundation, India


Networking Dinner

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Session I: Plenary Session (Combined Session)


Ahmed KamalKeynote Presentation

Development of New Molecules as Potential Anticancer Agents
Ahmed Kamal, Outstanding Scientist and Head, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, India


Amitabha ChattopadhyayKeynote Presentation

Role of Host Membrane Cholesterol in Pathogen Entry: A Tale of Two Pathogens
Amitabha Chattopadhyay, Outstanding Scientist (Director Level), Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, India


ThermoFisher ScientificTechnology Spotlight:
Accelerate Your Drug Discovery Process with Maybridge Screening Collections and Fragment Libraries
Simon Pearce, Global Product Manager, ThermoFisher Scientific


eDiscovery Automation Pvt LtdTechnology Spotlight:
Automation Tools for Drug Discovery
Basavaraj Gadag, Director, eDiscovery Automation Pvt Ltd


Coffee Break and Networking in Exhibition Area

Session II: Drug Discovery - From Natural Products to Translational Research


J S YadavKeynote Presentation

Opportunities& Challenges in Natural Product Synthesis for Drug Discovery
J S Yadav, Former Director, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, India

In this Keynote talk synthesis of few natural products that show promising anti-cancer activity will be described.


Sergei MakarovKeynote Presentation

Annotating Biological Activities of Drugs, Natural Products, and Environmental Toxicants by the FACTORIALâ„¢ Pathway Profiling Platform
Sergei Makarov, Chief Executive Officer, Attagene Inc, United States of America


Future Trends and Challenges in Innovative Translational Research: Academic and Industrial Perspective
G Praveen Kumar, Professor & Principal, Sahasra Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, India

This talk highlights the current state of translational research worldwide including what academia and industry should do in order to achieve better, faster translational results for the benefit of both patients and themselves.


Lunch Break and Networking in Exhibition Area

Session III: Novel Therapeutic Targets


Prati Pal SinghKeynote Presentation

Antimalarial Drug Discovery and the Possibilities of Exploiting the Apicoplast Biosynthetic Pathways
Prati Pal Singh, Professor, NIPER Mohali, India


Cytokines and their Signalling Pathways as Therapeutic Targets in Drug Discovery for Inflammatory Disorders: Focus on Atherosclerosis
Dipak Ramji, Professor, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

This talk will elaborate the Novel insights into intracellular signalling pathways. Cytokines will be discussed in the context of current therapies and future drug discovery and development. In this presentation many conventional therapies, such as statins and nutraceuticals, that modulate cytokine signalling will also be discussed. The limitation of cytokine therapeutics and the possibility of approaches involving modulation of cells that produce anti-atherogenic cytokines will also be presented.


Coffee Break and Networking in Exhibition Area

Session IV: Drug Design - Advances & Challenges


Current Status of Computational Drug designing and Challenges for Next Millennium
Prakash Jha, Assistant Professor, Central University of Gujarat, India


Stefan KraussKeynote Presentation

Advances in Developing Tankyrase Selective Inhibitors
Stefan Krauss, Director, University Of Oslo, Norway

Friday, 11 September 2015

Session V: Updates on Pre-clinical Drug Discovery


Role of Polymorphs in Drug Discovery
Keshav Deo, Senior Vice President, Wockhardt Research Center, India


Pre-clinical Drug Development
Punit Srivastava, Assistant Director, Daiichi Sankyo India Pharma Pvt Ltd, India


ADMET Technologies in Drug Design and Discovery: Helping the Medicinal Chemist in Optimal Drug Design
Subrahmanyam Vangala, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ReaGene Biosciences Private Limited, India

This talk will focus on how ADMET technologies have evolved in the past twenty years while becoming very critical for Medicinal Chemists to design novel NCEs.


Coffee Break and Networking in Exhibition Area

Session VI: Novel Approaches to Drug Discovery


Novel Screening Methodologies for Drug Discovery
Rakesh Rawal, Senior Scientific Officer & Head, The Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute, India


Fragment Based Approaches in Drug Discovery
Sridhar Radhakrishnan , Research Fellow , Cancer Science Institute of Singapore , Singapore


Pharmaceutical Industries Continued Love Affair with Cholestrol
Shanavas Alikunju, Vice President & Head - Translational R&D and Biology, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd, India


Poster Viewing


Lunch Break and Networking in Exhibition Area

Session VII: Designing Drugs for Neglected Diseases


Design and Synthesis of Novel Therapeutic Agents
Prem M S Chauhan, Professor (AcSIR), Central Drug Research Institute, India

This presentation highlights about the development of biologically active scaffolds as antiparasitic agents. The design, synthesis and antiparasitic activity of the novel therapeutic agents will also be discussed.


Discovery Approaches for Neglected Tropical Diseases
Anamik Shah, Vice Chancellor, Gujarat Vidyapith, India


Coffee Break and Networking in Exhibition Area


Panel Discussion

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