Saturday, July 7, 2012

CSIR-OSDD training program on “Insilico analysis of Organic Molecules for Druggability and Mtb activity”  on 29th June 2012 at CSIR-NIIST, Thiruvananthapuram

            You may be aware that the OSDD activity and the chemistry outreach program in Kerala is progressing well.  In Kerala, NIIST and Academy of Chemistry Teachers (ACT) took up the humble mission of OSDD’s scientific march forward further with determination, to materialize its socio-scientific vision. The M.Sc. Outreach Programme was launched by holding a   National workshop organized by NIIST (CSIR) in association with ACT on 1st & 2nd March 2012. The following ten selected students were selected and were given training and support for their dissertation work from April to June 2012.
1. Mr.Akhilash M., T. K. M. College of Arts & Science, Kollam.
2. Miss. AncyYohannan University College,Thiruvananthapuram.
3. Miss. Arya R. M. SreeNarayanacollege,Chempazhanthy.
4. Miss. Atheetha V. S. SreeNarayanacollege,Chengannur.
5. Miss. Gayathri U. S. SreeNarayanacollege,Kollam.
6. Miss. JaiceRavindranSreeNarayanacollege,Kollam.
7. Miss. Sreejith R. Nair St. Stephen’s College,Pathanapuram.
8. Mr. Manu V. T. St. Stephen’s College,Pathanapuram.
9. Mr. Vishnu V. R. N. S. S. College, Pandalam.
10. Miss Ajithakumary A N. S. S. College, Pandalam
During this period they have synthesized 60 compounds and they will be submitted for screening to CDRI.The molecules are sent toMCC, Calicut and OSDD open lab at MCC Calicut under the leadership of Dr. UCA Jaleel carried out theInsilico analysis to evaluate the druggability of the molecules. As part of this, CSIR – NIIST, Thiruvananthapram in association with Academy of Chemistry Teachers conducted a one day CSIR-OSDD training program on Insilico analysis of Organic Molecules for Druggability and Mtbactivity” on 29th June 2012 at CSIR-NIIST seminar hall.  The program was aimed at strengthening the capability of students and teachers in insilico analysis with special emphasis on meeting the objectives of CSIR-OSDD program.  
Dr. UCA Jaleeland his team from CSIR-OSDD team of MCC, Calicutlead the training. Dr. Jaleel during his inspiring presentation gave an overview of OSDD activities and explained various aspects  related to medicinal chemistry. Students, Researchers  andTeachers were given training for using free softwaresand for assessing the druggabilty and activity of small molecules.
Dr. K. V Radhakrishnan of NIIST and Dr. I.G. Shibi General Secretary of ACT lead the deliberations.