Amity Varsity hosts global symposium on development of natural products
Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, jointly with the International Society for the Development of Natural Products (ISDNP), the National Society of Ethnopharmacology, India (NSE) and Phytochemical Society of Asia (PSA) organized the very first symposium of ISDNP in India for three days from November 15- 17.
Several foreign delegates, 29 Indian delegates and 23 delegates from various institutions of Amity University are attending the symposium.
Researchers, students and industry representatives from various countries are discussing the application of analytical methods, phytochemistry, biotechnological, pharmacological and genetics for the development of natural products, taking part in lectures, poster sessions and the round table discussion.
The symposium is an ideal platform for networking with international communities to industries, pharmaceutical firms, herbal pharma etc. Brand awareness and building international relationships particularly by advancing company's business opportunities is also an extra advantage to the companies.
At Amity Campus, the Committee of the International Society for the Development of Natural Products has also announced its next venue for its 8th International Symposium i.e. Dhaka University, Bangladesh.
Welcoming the august gathering, Prof. P. Pushpangadan, Padama Shree, DG, Amity Institute for Herbal and Biotech Products Development, President, National Society of Ethnopharmacology (NSE) India and Chairman, 7th ISDNP said that it is for the first time that ISDNP Symposium is being held in India, which is a very apt venue keeping in view its rich biodiversity. He discussed about Herbal drugs, Nutraceuticals, Allopathy and moreover he said that more than 40pc allopathic drugs are plant based.
Professor Yoshinori Asakawa, President, PSA, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokushima Bunri University, Japan traced the history of PSA and shared its mission and objectives, which is to educate and promote natural sciences amongst the global audience. He called upon the students and faculty members of Amity University to become members of PSA and contribute towards the development and promotion of natural products across the globe.
During the three day symposium, a host of technical sessions will unfold highlighting issues of contemporary relevance.