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NIPER to organise workshop on drug discovery

The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) is organising a workshop on Drug Discovery and Development in New Millennium: Interfacing With Pharmacological and Toxicological Experimentation from February 26-29, 2004. The course will be conducted at NIPER, SAS Nagar (Mohali).

Topics for deliberations

l Changing trends in Drug Discovery l Drug discovery research in India: opportunities & challenges l Newer platform technologies l Role of genomics in drug discovery l Molecular Docking Testing of potential compounds in in vitro models such as insulin resistance l Testing of potential compounds in animal models such as stroke l G Protein coupled receptors and drug discovery

Safety pharmacology l Treatment of ischemic heart disease l Drug development for cataract l Oxidative stress in neurological disorders l Receptor binding l Electrophysiology Regulatory toxicology Clinical trials and GCP Ethical issues

Demonstrations:

l Molecular modelling l Receptor binding technique l Blood flow measurement using laser doppler blood flow monitor l Stroke research setup Molecular biology techniques l Genotoxicity studies.

For any details contact: Dr P Rama Rao or Dr S S Sharma Workshop Convener Or Workshop Co-ordinator pramarao@niper.ac.in ssharma@niper.ac.in ramaraop@yahoo.com

shyamsharm14@yahoo.com