January 29, 2020 - 9:00 am
January 31, 2020 - 5:00 pm
AddressForman Christian College (A Chartered University), Lahore View map
Department of Chemistry
In association with
Department of Pharmacy, FCCU
About the Conference (Please click here to acess the Conference page for more information)
The Department of Chemistry, Forman Christian College (A Chartered University), Lahore, has been organizing national and international workshops and conferences annually since 2014 on different topics of current interest. For the year 2020, the department is organizing a three-day international conference on “Medicinal & Pharmaceutical Chemistry“, from 29 to 31 January, 2020.
Medicinal Chemistry has firmly established as a field of science, and its many facets involve drug designing and delivery, synthesis of small molecules with potential for use as drugs, screening for biological activity, identification and optimization of lead molecules and identification of targets to promote drug efficiency. With growing awareness for the use of drugs derived from natural sources, the medicinal and the pharmaceutical sciences are getting/focusing greater attention to derive/isolate, and produce natural curing agents, and to develop new strategies for the drug delivery. In this context the role of nanoscience and nanotechnology has recently become important, particularly the use of nanoparticles as drug vehicles to carry the drugs to specified targets.
The Conference aims to bring together eminent scientists and researchers, faculty and students, working in the fields of medicinal chemistry, nanoscience and nanotechnology and related areas to discuss and share new ideas and innovations, and to establish fruitful collaborations based on mutual interests.
The dedicated and concerted endeavors of the chemists and the pharmacologists have made the difficult journey of molecules possible as drugs from lab to market. In the process new ideas developed and new fascinating avenues of research created. It is highly desirable for researchers and academicians to keep their knowledge updated through personal and institutional associations and thus become a part of the development process.
Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) is a one hundred fifty year old institution located in the historic city of Lahore. It enjoys excellent facilities for international conferences. The city itself is known for its historic heritage.
The conference aims to address and discuss all aspects of medicinal chemistry and related areas. Abstracts are invited from medicinal and pharmaceutical chemists for oral talks and poster presentation. Some of the themes (but in no way the only ones) to be covered in the conference are suggested below:
- Synthetic (organic & inorganic) medicinal compounds
- Natural products
- Computer aided drug design & discovery (CADD)
- Nanomaterials & their biological potential
- Ligand based and structure based drug design
- Enzyme inhibitors
- Antimicrobial compounds
- Recent developments in cancer research
- Pharmacology & therapeutics
- Pharmacodynamics & pharmacokinetics