National Conference on Natural Product Research: for Health and Biopharma Industry (NCNPR 2011)

Venue: Department of Biotechnology

Location: Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Event Date/Time: Mar 25, 2011 End Date/Time: Mar 26, 2011
Registration Date: Mar 01, 2011
Early Registration Date: Feb 24, 2011
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National Conference - Natural Products Research-NCNPR 2011. Chemical substances derived from animals, plants and microbes have been used to treat human diseases since the dawn of medicine. The investigation of natural products as source of novel human therapeutics reached its peak in the Western pharmaceutical industry, which resulted in a pharmaceutical landscape heavily influenced by non-synthetic molecules. Despite this success, pharmaceutical research into natural products has experienced a slow decline during the past two decades. The decreased emphasis in the pharmaceutical industry on the discovery of natural products during the past decade can be attributed to a number of factors.

In this context, traditional resource intensive natural-product programmes that are based on extract-library screening, bioassay-guided isolation, structure elucidation and subsequent production scaleup face a distinct competitive disadvantage when compared with approaches that utilize defined synthetic chemical libraries. However, emerging trends, coupled with unrealized expectations from current R&D strategies, are prompting a renewed interest in natural products as a source of chemical diversity and lead generation.

NCNPR-2011 Conference aims to bring together researchers and students, working in academic institutes, university research laboratories and industries, to a common platform, where they can interact, present their results and exchange information and understanding on recent developments in the field of natural product research. This conference will highlight the need for the study of natural products and their research to explore prospects for natural-product research in drug discovery.


Department of Biotechnology, Kumaraguru College of technology, Post Box No : 2034, Coimbatore
Tamil Nadu