Department of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Newer Trends of Drug Discovery: Chemical and Biomolecular Approaches

Dr. Ramesh Babu Boga

President and Managing Director, BogaR Laboratories LLC, Suwanee (GA), USA

BogaR Laboratories, Peddapuram (A.P.), INDIA

Date: April 02nd 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:00 PM
Venue: Committee Room (MS710), Chemistry Department, 6th Floor

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. Learning Objectives:
►Understanding the importance of organic/medicinal/biochemistry in pharma
►Learn newer chemical and biomolecular approaches in drug discovery.
►Importance of Enzymology and design of enzyme inhibitors and kinetics.

About the speaker: 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 industry-academic collaborations.

All are cordially invited to attend.
Convener (Chemical Society)