Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Newer Trends of Drug Discovery: Chemical and Biomolecular Approaches
Date: April 02nd 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:00 PM
Venue: Committee Room (MS710), Chemistry Department, 6th Floor
About the speaker:
Abstract:The drug discovery is a core area in the pharma and biotech for
developing new drugs, and it is as such very lengthy process and quite
challenging with various new diseases. However, the new drug discovery
and development of New Chemical Entities (NCEs) based on the disease
targets is challenging, but the speed of drug discovery process is
driving factor to launch new inventions to the market. Apart from
traditional medicinal chemistry, several newer drug discovery approaches
are developed including DNA-encoded chemical libraries and others. The
main objective(s) of the each approach could enhance the speed of the
process and develop safer medicines. Most significant disease targets
are based on the enzymes, and enzymology will play significant role to
explore new innovations in the drug discovery.
The presentation will be followed by interactive discussions and Q&A.
►Understanding the importance of organic/medicinal/biochemistry in
►Learn newer chemical and biomolecular approaches in drug discovery.
►Importance of Enzymology and design of enzyme inhibitors and kinetics.
Dr. Ramesh Babu has received his Ph.D., from Indian Institute of
Technology (IIT, Madras), and spent 25+ years abroad and worked in various institutions of academic and pharma and diagnostic industry. He has expertise in Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Medicinal Chemistry,
and Clinical Chemistry. Dr. Ramesh has several publications and patents
to his credit. Now, he is an entrepreneur cum scientist and runs a CRO
company and supporting various companies for drug discovery and
diagnostic development. His current focuses are promotion of science and
its importance to younger generation in India by visiting various
universities/institutions and also involving more of the
All are cordially invited to attend.
Convener (Chemical Society)