International Conference on Interface of Chemistry - Biology in Biomedical Research at BITS Pilani Rajasthan

Released on: February 22, 2008, 9:58 pm

Press Release Author: Dr BR Natarajan

Industry: Education

Press Release Summary: The philosophy that modern science no longer fits within the
boundaries traditionally used to define fields of study is the foundation on which
Chemistry Biology Interface has evolved.

Press Release Body: Revolutionary changes in the fields of chemistry and biology are
happening due to better understanding of virtually all living systems at the
molecular level.

Exciting scientific advances are being made at the chemistry-biology interface where
the chemistry's analytic, measurement, and modeling techniques are being applied to
biological phenomena.

Breakthroughs in Chemistry-Biology Interface has sparked research in genomics,
metabolomics and proteomics that has the potential to further elucidate biological
systems and to mitigate human disease through the development of bionic sensors,
diagnostic tools, new antimicrobials, and novel therapeutics.

To promote and advance the cause of multidisciplinary research in chemistry and
biology, the Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists (ISCB) Lucknow has organized
the 12th International Conference on "Interface of Chemistry - Biology in Biomedical
Research" during 22 - 24 February 2008 at Birla Institute of Technology and Science
(BITS), Pilani Rajasthan which is one of the top ranking universities in India

The conference was inaugurated by none other than Proud to be a BITSian Padma Shri
Professor Goverdhan Mehta presently Chairman of the National Assessment and
Accreditation Council (NAAC) and former Director of Indian Institute of Science
(IISc), Bangalore. In his address, Prof Mehta spoke on "Probing Synergy between
Natural Products and Total Synthesis for Drug Discovery" emphasizing on Science of
Organic Synthesis which is a creative choreography with molecules.

Prof L K Maheshwari Vice Chancellor BITS Pilani in his welcome address highlighted
the interdisciplinary approach of the Institute's educational system as well as
flexibilities such as Practice School, dual degree for science students apart from
Work Integrated Learning programmes for HRD of industries.

Dr P M S Chauhan General Secretary of ISCB spoke on the importance of Chemistry
Biology interface and the activities of ISCB. Dr Dalip Kumar and Dr Anil Kumar from
BITS Pilani convenor and co-convenor for the conference received well deserved
applause from one and all for their hard work. Prof Sivasubramanian Unit Chief from
BITS Pilani gave the vote of thanks.

The conference has drawn the participation of leading institutions from India as
well as a host of foreign countries. The sponsors for the conference include Dr
Reddy's, Ministry of Earth Sciences Govt of India, DBT, CSIR, ICMR, Lupin, UGC, DST,
DRDO, Torrent, Nicholas Piramal, Jubiliant Organosys, Advinus, Ranbaxy, Sun Pharma,
Schrdinger, Panacea Biotec, CEERI, SN Scientific, Macro Scientific and Zydus Cadila

About BITS Pilani: Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani
Rajasthan which has set a bench mark in industry university collaboration is one
among the top ranking universities in India today offering degrees in various
disciplines presently at Pilani, Dubai, Goa campuses and in the near future at
Hyderabad campus apart from an array of work integrated learning programmes for HRD
of a vast spectrum of Indian corporates.

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Contact Details: Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani (Rajasthan) 333031
Dr BR Natarajan
Professor & Dean
Phone: 91-1596-242210
Fax: 91-1596-244183

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