National Symposium on “Advances in Chemical Sciences organized GNDU
Amritsar, 15 Feb 2019: The 8thNational Symposium on “Advances in Chemical Sciences” (NSACS-2019) organized by Department of Chemistry of the Guru Nanak Dev University in the Guru Nanak Dev University auditorium of the university. A large number of eminent speakers from all over Country participated and presented their research papers. A two minutes silence was also observed in the memory of martyrs of CRPF soldiers at Pulwama attack in Kashmir.
Prof. D. S Reddy, CSIR-NCL, Pune inaugurated the two days event. Prof. Palwinder Singh, organizing Secretary welcomed the chief guest and others. Prof. Geeta Hundal, head of the department introduction about the department. Prof. Subodh Kumar, Convener, CAS-II presented vote of thanks.
The symposium hosted renowned scientists from reputed institutes, who gave presentations on various important topics. Prof. D. S Reddy, CSIR-NCL, made a presentation on “Application-oriented organic synthesis” and highlights ‘silicon-incorporation approach’ in drug discovery for solving societal problems. Dr Dabajyoti from Jadavpur University spoke on ‘Metal-organic framework’ and dealt in the importance of these materials for gas storage, separation, controlled drug delivery and catalysis. Dr Pralay Das, CSIR-IHBT, made a presentation on oxalic acid as CO surrogate for CO/CO2 insertion/fixation reaction under catalytic conditions. Dr D. S Pandey, BHU-Varanasi discussed gel chemistry and highlight various aspects of saponification triggered gelation.
Dr. ParvinderPal Singh, CSIR-IIIM spoke about nitroimidazooxazole compounds and discussed their medicinal value as a best-in-class drug against tuberculosis (TB) Mr S. Pandiyan, Schrodinger INC, Bangalore discussed “How the molecular simulations are employed in real life research problems in the industry”?
NSACS-2019 is an annual symposium and 8th in a row organized by Department of Chemistry, GNDU. The symposium gave a platform for young scientist and students from the region to showcase their research during one dedicated poster session.
More than 300 participants from academia and industry were present in the symposium. Around 10 PhD scholars from the chemistry department, GNDU made a presentation of their research work at this symposium. The presentation by an eminent scientist and PhD scholars helped the participants in acquiring knowledge on cutting-edge research in the field of organic, inorganic and medicinal chemistry, supramolecular and materials chemistry, crystallography, molecular modelling and participants appreciated the NSACS-2019symposium.