D. K. M. COLLEGE FOR WOMEN (AUTONOMOUS), VELLORE- 1
REPORT FOR THE IV- NATIONAL CONFERENCE
5TH JANUARY 2018
The national level conference on “Emerging trends in Chemical and Biological Sciences” was conducted by the department of chemistry on 5th January 2018 under UGC autonomous fund.
More than 185 delegates from various institutions and companies and 255 candidates from the host college registered to participate in the conference. The inaugural session was started with the prayer song and lighting the kuthuvillakku.
The welcome address was given by Mrs. N. Thenmozhi, HOD of chemistry. Dr. M. Nagarathinam, Organising secretary explained about the theme of the conference. Dr. P. N. Sudha, Principal gave the presidential address. The souvenir was released by our secretary Thiru D. Maninathan.
Dr. K. Subramani, Associate Professor of chemistry, Islamiah College, Vaniyambadi delivered the inaugural address. Our secretary Thiru D. Maninathan felicitated the gathering. Dr. T. Gomathi, Organising secretary gave vote of thanks.
The first key note address on the topic “ Newer Chemical Entities as Therapeutic Agents” was delivered by Dr. M. G. Sethuraman, Professor of Chemistry and Director, IQAC, Gandhigram Rural Institute, Dinigul. He explained about the quantitative molecular modeling and data search which are the methods of Computer Aided Drug Design (CADD).
The second key note address on the topic “ Process Chemistry: Introduction and Innovation” was delivered by Dr. M. Suresh Babu, Scientist, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Limited, Hyderabad. He explained about the development of Drug substances or Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) which involve linear synthesis or convergent synthesis with multiple steps. He explained about the process feasibility and process optimization which are the sequence of steps involved in the development of any API.
Totally 52 abstracts were accepted and published in the souvenir and they were called upon to present their research articles in the conference. Paper presentation was started in the afternoon session. 15 research papers were presented by the research scholars. There were 15 poster presentations. The presentations were judged by the judges on the basis of innovations, way of presentation, characterization and applications of their work.
The valedictory session was started with the welcome address given by Dr. N. Dhanam, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. Dr. P. N. Sudha, Principal, D. K. M. College, Vellore gave valedictory address and distributed the prizes for the prize winners and certificates for the participants from various institutions.
The feedback was given by the participants from various institutions. They appreciated the excellent arrangements and hospitality rendered by the department of chemistry and asked to continue this in the forthcoming years also. The conference ended with the National Anthem.