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TADEPALLIGUDEM: National Institute of Technology Andhra Pradesh encourages its professors and researchers to focus on how chemical science can solve not only the problems of today, but also those of the future.

To this end, the Institute organized a five-day online faculty development program on “Advances and Challenges in Chemical Sciences” from September 20-24, 2021. This faculty development program aims to discuss advances in the field of chemical sciences.

Addressing the inaugural event, Professor CSP Rao, Director of NIT Andhra Pradesh, said: “Chemistry can help bring research and development into the modern era by finding better validated biological targets for urgent clinical needs, modernizing drug discovery and manufacturing, and developing new therapeutic approaches. Developing a new chemical and transforming it into a drug is always a difficult process. ”

Further, Professor CSP Rao said: “Researchers in chemical and biomedical sciences are looking beyond conventional methods to cure disease using new therapeutic approaches. Developments and advances in this field are necessary for the improvement of human life. Chemists have helped cope with the second wave of COVID-19 in India by developing new drugs and oxygen extraction methods. The main objective of the Faculty Development Program is to discuss recent advances in the field of chemical science.

This five-day faculty development program was intended for faculties, scientists and university researchers to enhance their research knowledge and interact with senior researchers. Speakers will provide insight into the importance of chemical science in the following areas:

Ø Synthetic organic chemistry

Ø Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Ø Crystalline Engineering

Ø Polymer chemistry

At the inaugural conference, Dr T. Kurmayya, Head of Chemistry Department, NIT Andhra Pradesh, said: “Thanks to Professor CSP Rao, Director, NIT Andhra Pradesh for being the catalyst to organize an online PDF of five days on Advances and Challenges in Chemical Science. Since its creation, the department has offered theoretical and practical courses at B. Tech. Faculty members of the department are actively involved in teaching and research activities. I congratulate all the participants of the FDP and believe that it will be beneficial to acquire knowledge.

After successfully completing the PDF, participants will be able to:

Learn new methods to create functional materials at the nano level using the concepts of molecular architectonics and nano architectonics.

Understand the role of intermolecular interactions to develop functional materials.

· Acquire knowledge of biocompatible materials for efficient drug delivery in cancer treatment.

· Understand the role of elements in biological systems.

· Know the redox photo-catalytic approach for organic synthesis.

Understand molecular self-assembly and its usefulness in various fields.

At a lecture on molecular architecture, Professor T. Govidaraju, Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru, explained how biomolecules and their mimics serve as aids in the design of modular building blocks. He described the importance of chirality and tiny structural mutations in developing molecular architectonics. Their usefulness in various fields such as health, energy and the environment has also been reported.

In the vote of thanks, Dr Surendra, NIT Andhra Pradesh, expressed his gratitude to all participants from various academic institutes for making the faculty development program a success.

Other speakers at the event include:

Ø Prof. T. Govindaraju, Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru

Ø Prof. Mr. Jayakannan, IISER, Pune,

Ø Prof. Kumar Biradha, IIT Kharagpur

Ø Prof. Kana M. Sureshan, IISER Thiruvananthapuram

Ø Dr Praveen Kumar Vemula, Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine, Bengaluru

Ø Dr Durga Prasad Karothu, New York University Abu Dhabi

Ø Dr. Sangita Roy, Institute of Nanosciences and Mohali Technologies

Ø Dr Veera Reddy Yatham, IISER Thiruvananthapuram

Ø Dr. Amit Ashok Vernekar, CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai

Ø Dr N. Damodara Reddy, CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai

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