CSIR-CDRI to host 8th international symposium on drug discovery research

The CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow is all set to host the 8th "International Symposium on Current Trends in Drug Discovery Research” from March 12-14, 2022

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New Delhi: The CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow is all set to host the 8th “International Symposium on Current Trends in Drug Discovery Research” from March 12-14, 2022.
Dr. D. Srinivasa Reddy, Director CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow informed that, this is a signature conference of the institute which is being organized in every third year.
The main focus of this 8th conference is to elaborate on the cutting-edge advances in fundamental disease biology of ageing associated disorders particularly, cardio-metabolic diseases, neurodegeneration, bone health and cancer. He further said, this symposium will also discuss on how to integrate the advanced knowledge of disease biology with medicinal chemistry, synthetic biology and natural product chemistry for the drug discovery and developments.
Dr. Prem N. Yadav (Organising secretary) and Dr. Dipankar Koley (Co-organising secretary) informed that in view of Covid19 Pandemic this major event is being organized in hybrid mode (Physical and virtual both). Distinguished researchers from USA, Australia and Europe will present their work at the symposium, and young scientists and Ph.D. students from India and abroad will highlight their work in selected flash talks and poster sessions.
They further mentioned that in the conference about 700 delegates (~400 in online mode and ~300 in offline mode) are participating. More than 200 research posters are being displayed in addition to invited lectures and flash talks.
Prof. Shiv Kumar Sarin, Director, Institute of Liver & Biliary Sciences, New Delhi, India will deliver the inaugural talk on 12th March on Drug and herbal induced liver injuries. Guest of Honour: Prof. Bhabatosh Biswas, Director, CTVS, Woodlands Hospital, Kolkata will also address the audience.
After the inaugural program, this will be followed by a special session on “Ageing Associated Cardio-metabolic Disorders” and a session on “Major Depression & Chronic Pain”.
Other sessions in the next two days will address the multidimensional complexity of drug discovery by bringing together diverse research areas with the aim to produce timely, innovative and efficacious solutions to problems of human health.