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International Workshop on 'Drugs Development from Herbs and Marine Medicinal Materials', at Hai Phong, Vietnam, 10-12 December 2018

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International Workshop on 'Drugs Development from Herbs and Marine Medicinal Materials', at Hai Phong, Vietnam, 10-12 December 2018

 10th - 12th December 2018

 

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

The NAM S&T Center (Center for Science and Technology of Non-Aligned and other Developing Countries), India, which offers training opportunities for scientists and technologists of its member countries, recently forwarded us a workshop announcement, ( International Workshop on "Drugs Development from Herbs and Marine Medicinal Materials”, Hai Phong, Vietnam, 10-12 December 2018 ) NASTEC, being the focal point of NAM S&T Center, is pleased to circulate this announcement (attached) to you, inviting interested individuals to apply.

You or your nominee's application needs to be forwarded to the Acting Director, National science & Technology Commission for authorization. Any application sent directly to NAM S & T center or through any other agency except NASTEC, will be rejected by them.

You should email your application (Hard copies not required) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , for authorization on or before 26th October 2018. Please go through the attached broacher before you complete the application.

In matter of selection, the decision of NAM S&T Center will be the final.

Yours Faithfully,

Dr. Kalpa Samarakoon

Senior Scientist



No. NAM – 04/131/2018

21st September 2018

Excellency,

Subject: Drugs Development from Herbs and Marine Medicinal Materials: International Workshop, Hai Phong, Vietnam, 10-12 December 2018

The Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre) presents its compliments to the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, the esteemed member of the NAM S&T Centre and invites nominations of concerned researchers and professionals for participation in an International Workshop on ‘Drugs Development from Herbs and Marine Medicinal Materials’ to be held at Hai Phong, Vietnam during 10-12 December 2018 in partnership with the Hai Phong University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hai Phong, Vietnam. The main objectives of the workshop are to update and evolve strategies for the utilisation of herbal and marine natural resources in new drug developments; foster international, regional and sub-regional collaboration in implementing drug discovery from herbs and marine materials; and focus the attention of the non-aligned and other developing countries on the global trend of research and development for new drugs from natural resources.

Natural products have been the major sources of drugs and drug candidates and this remains true to date. Natural products research has evolved from fundamental organic chemistry to highly multidisciplinary, integrating methods for development in organic structure analysis, synthetic and medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, biosynthesis, mechanistic bioorganic chemistry and genomics, etc. Recently, however, there has also been a fast-growing interest in the study of natural products of marine origins. Although still facing many challenges, marine natural products are forecasted to play a central role in new drug development programmes. Pharmaceutical industries in advanced nations have exploited the exquisite and complex structures, the potent and often highly selective ability to bind to biological targets of natural molecules for their products and business developments. But even though most of the non-aligned and other developing countries possess great biodiversity and high potential for natural products research, they have still not been able to effectively utilise their valuable resources for new drug developments.

Request for attending the Hai Phong, Vietnam Workshop may please be sent to the NAM S&T Centre (E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) by completing the Nomination Form, a copy of which is included in the attached Announcement (also available on the Centre’s website www.namstct.org). English will be the official language of the Workshop.

Free local hospitality, including accommodation and meals, will be provided by the local organisers to all the participants from Sunday, 9th December 2018 (Noon) to Thursday, 13th December 2018 (Noon), i.e. for 4 nights commencing from one day before the Workshop and for an additional day after its conclusion. The foreign participants should appropriately arrange their flight schedules otherwise they will have to make their own arrangement of stay beyond these days. Transport will also be provided to the participants free of any cost for their airport transfer and local travel within Vietnam in connection with the Workshop.

Besides this, the NAM S&T Centre will provide return airfare between the international airport in your country and the nearest international airport in Vietnam by Excursion Class by Shortest Route to one official nominee of your country, if selected by the Selection Committee, provided the application is routed through our Focal Point in your country. It may kindly be noted that while the Focal Points may nominate as many applicants as they wish, the NAM S&T Centre according to its guidelines will consider only one ‘official’ nomination from your country for providing the international fare. But all the additional nominations received through our Focal Point or Your Excellency or directly received from your country would be considered, but such applicants, if selected, will have to arrange for their international fare and will also be required to make payment of a Processing Fee of US$400 to the NAM S&T Centre in advance to partly offset the expenditure incurred by the Centre in organising this event.

The last date for submission of the application in the prescribed Nomination Form, complete in all respects, is Friday, 2nd November 2018.

A copy of the brochure each may please be sent to the Focal Point of the NAM S&T Centre in Sri Lanka, Prof. W.L. Sumathipala, Chairman, National Science and Technology Commission (NASTEC); Prof. Sirimali Fernando, Chairperson, National Science Foundation (NSF) of Sri Lanka; and Mrs. Sandhya Wijayabandara, Vice-President, NAM S&T Centre and Secretary to the Government of Sri Lanka, Ministry of Science, Technology and Research.

The NAM S&T Centre avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the High Commission for the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in India the assurances of its highest consideration.

(Prof. Dr. Arun P. Kulshreshtha)

DG, NAM S&T Centre

H.E. Mrs. Chitraganee Wagiswara,

High Commissioner for the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in India,

High Commission of India,

27 Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri,

New Delhi - 110 021

CC: Mrs. Sandhya Wijayabandara,

Vice-President, NAM S&T Centre, and

Secretary to the Government,

Ministry of Science, Technology and Research,

Colombo, SRI LANKA

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Prof. W.L. Sumathipala,

Chairperson,

National Science and Technology Commission (NASTEC),

31/9, 31/10, Dudley Senanayake Mawatha,

Colombo 08, SRI LANKA

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Prof. Sirimali Fernando,

Chairperson,

National Science Foundation (NSF),

47/5, Maitland Place,

Colombo 07, SRI LANKA

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