Thursday, 8 March 2012

Symposium on herbal, traditional medicines at Saurashtra University

RAJKOT: The department of pharmaceutical sciences at Saurashtra University (SU) will organize a three-day international symposium on "Herbal and Traditional Medicines" beginning March 9.
According to SU officials, scientists and researchers from across the globe will present total 350 research papers during the event.
Dignitaries such as Dr Ravi Durvasula, chief of medicine and acting ACOS for research and director, Centre of Global Health, University of New Mexico, US; Dr D J Parkins, Laboratories of Tropical Diseases Centre of Global Health and director, Centre of Global Health, University of New Mexico, US; vice-chancellor of KLE University Dr C K Kokate; senior scientist of Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu, Dr Johri; senior scientist of National Institute of Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Trivandrum, Dr K G Raghu; a senior scientist in medicinal plant division of Indian Council of Medical Research Dr Niraj Tandon delivering special talks on the theme of the conference.

During the event, scientists will discuss various subjects like "Drug discovery from herbs - a case study, para transgenic strategies for control of vector-borne diseases, herbal bio-enhancer, traditional medicine: protection through IPR regime, traditional knowledge for development of modern medicine, DNA bar coding of the plants or formulation developments of plant medicines, drug discovery for severe malarial anemia and standardization of herbals among others.
Former vice-chancellor of M S University Ramesh Goyal will deliver the keynote address.

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