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SELECTBIO Conferences Drug Discovery India 2017

Drug Discovery India 2017

Conference Chairman

Rathnam Chaguturu

Rathnam Chaguturu
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Innovation Czar-iDDPartners

Keynote Speakers

G Anantharamaiah
Professor, University of Alabama

Umesh Desai
Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University

Dipak Ramji
Professor, Cardiff University

Ashwinikumar Raut
Director, Clinical Research & Integrative Medicine, Kasturba Health Society - Medical Research Centre

Ashok Vaidya
Research Director, MRC- Kasturba Health Society


SELECTBIO is delighted to announce its 5th International "Drug Discovery India 2017" Conference and Exhibition on the theme "Natural Product based Drug Discovery-The Renaissance"

The origin of many modern drugs is derived from ethnopharmacology, traditional medicine, and reverse pharmacology. Natural products have been a boon for both organic as well as medicinal chemists and practitioners of traditional medicine in exploring new biosynthetic pathways, charting novel synthesis strategies, and finding cures for human diseases. However, there has been a de-emphasis on natural product–based drug discovery programs over the last 20 years by the pharmaceutical industry, in part because of a perceived promise of high-throughput screening and combinatorial chemistry which never came to fully meet heightened expectations. 

The wealth of chemical diversity that has evolved with biological diversity is underrepresented in the commercial chemical library offerings, but needs to be expanded to strategically cover available chemical space and include drug-like compounds with improved pharmacologic, pharmacodynamic, and pharmacokinetic properties as compared to their current nitrogen-rich counterparts. Many barriers do exist for the discovery and development of natural product based drugs. 

This conference is especially aimed to provide a forum to critically examine these barriers and revive interest in natural products to ease drug discovery bottleneck being experienced by the pharmaceutical industry in recent years. The need for renaissance in pharmacognosy is great and the time is now. 

The conference will feature outstanding talks by leading national and international experts in the field. Every year this event bring together about 200 drug discovery scientists together at a platform to discuss and share drug discovery related research and facilitates collaborations amongst scientists from across the globe. 

This meeting will be co-located with our International Conferences "MedChem India 2017" , "CellTech & Bioimaging" & "Metabolomics India 2017"Registered delegates will have unrestricted access to all co-located meetings ensuring a comprehensive learning and sharing experience as well as being financially beneficial for attendees.

Running alongside the Drug Discovery India 2017 conference will be an Exhibition covering the latest technological advances within these fields. We look forward to welcoming you at the Drug Discovery India 2017 Conference and Exhibition and hope that the two days will be both informative and enjoyable.

Who Should Attend
Drug Discovery Scientists, Medicinal Chemists, & Researchers from Pharmaceutical Industry R&D and Academic institutions working in the area of New Drug Discovery Research, Discovery of New Chemical entities, Ethnopharmacology, Natural Products, Ayurvedic drugs and herbal medicines, Medicinal plants, Biomolecular Screening Technologies,  Drug Design, Drug Repurposing and Chemical Biology.

Venue & Date: Le Méridien, Bengaluru on September 14-15, 2017

Sponsorship Options: Pharmaceutical Industry willing to participate in this event as Sponsors should contact the Exhibition Manager. Sponsorship options with Delegate Participation are also available.

Agenda Topics

  • Ayurveda and Traditional Medicine
  • Biodiversity and Bioprospection
  • Biosynthetic Pathways and Synthetic Biology of Natural Products
  • Computational Approaches to Natural Product-based Drug Discovery
  • Drug-like Compound Synthesis and Optimization Strategies
  • Herbal Drugs, Formulations and Safety Assessments
  • Modern Tools and Technologies for Advancing Natural Product Research
  • Quality Improvements, Standards and Clinical Claims
  • Reverse Pharmacology: Bedside to Bench

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

Maninderjit Singh, Exhibition Manager

Distinguished Faculty

Deepak Mundkinajeddu, AGM - Research and Development (R&D), Natural Remedies Private Limited
M Arulpitchai Narayanan, Chairman, Arma Medical Foundation
Lal Hingorani, Chairman/ Managing Director, Pharmanza Herbal Pvt. Ltd
Kartik Kumar Sarwareddy, DBT-Research Trainee, SVIMS
Rama Vaidya, Dean- Medical Research Centre, Kasturba Health Society
Pulok K Mukherjee, Director- School of Natural Product Studies, Jadavpur University
Rakesh Kumar, Distinguished Professor and National Chair in Cancer Research, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology
Krishna Das MS, Pharmacology, Acharya & BM Reddy College of Pharmacy
Mukund Chorghade, President & CSO, Chorghade Enterprises
Muthukumarasamy Karthikeyan, Principal Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory
D Giles, Professor, Acharya Bm Reddy College of Pharmacy
Pranela Rameshwar, Professor, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Seetharama Jois, Professor, University Of Louisiana At Monroe
Girish Tillu, Professor, Savirtibai Phule Pune University
A Pratap Kumar, Professor, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Nagasuma Chandra, Professor, Indian Institute of Science
R. Uma Shaanker Ramesha, Professor, University of Agricultural Sciences
Sampath Parthasarathy, Professor & Associate Dean for Research, University of Central Florida
Anamika Gupta, Research Assistant, Era's Lucknow Medical College
Nutan Nabar, Research Associate-ICMR, Kasturba Health Society
Suman Kapur, Senior Professor & Dean, Birla Institute of Technology & Science
Najuma Joshi, Student, Hankyong National University
Delgerzul Baatar, Student, Hankyong National University
Girish Mahajan, Vice President, HiMedia Laboratories Pvt Ltd

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