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IGIB uses novel drug discovery approach to identify drug targets in TB bacteria

posted Jun 6, 2017, 3:13 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 6, 2017, 3:20 AM ]

06 June 2017 : There is an urgent need to move from Wright brothers’ era of trial and error method in the field of drug discovery for which a Novel System Biology approach has been used to identify drug targets in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The article was published in The Hindu on 29 April 2017.

We Do Things Differently

posted Jun 6, 2017, 2:04 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 6, 2017, 2:05 AM ]

06 June 2017 : “We do things differently” a collection of stories on 13 global innovations that will shape a better future of the world. The book covers a chapter " Bug in the System" focussing on OSDD, a science done in India. The book was conceptualized and edited by Mark Stevenson and was published on 05 January 2017. 

A new model for TB drug discovery proposed

posted Jun 6, 2017, 1:25 AM by Unknown user

06 June 2017 : A new integrated methodology that employs systems level analysis followed by genome-scale variation analysis of the clinical isolates and then structure wise chemical tailoring of molecules. The article was published in Indian Science Wire on 20 April 2017.

A Tribute to The Father of The Nation

posted Oct 1, 2015, 5:24 AM by Geetha Sugumaran   [ updated Oct 1, 2015, 5:33 AM ]

02 October 2015 : As nation honors the memories of the great soul -  Shri Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, a dedication entitled "Inclusive Innovation through Science and Technology Solutions" that appeared in the book "Timeless Inspirator- Reliving Gandhi". The book was conceptualized and edited by Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar and was published on 02 October 2010 . 

Invited Talks -Open Pharma Meeting, ECTMIH 2015, New York University and Columbia University

posted Sep 22, 2015, 3:34 AM by Geetha Sugumaran

01 September 2015 - "Could metformin be used for TB?" -at Second Open Pharma Meeting, Marburg, Germany 
04 September 2015  "Open Source Drug Discovery: From Genome Sequence to Lead Identification" at  Philips University Marburg
07 September 2015The Open Source Drug Discovery project at DNDi -ECTMIH 2015 at  Basel, Switzerland
10 September 2015Open Source Drug Discovery: a race to cure neglected diseases through crowd sourcing” at The School of Public Health and the School of Engineering, New York University 
11 September 2015- "Thirty Years of My Genomics Journey : Science, Technology and Policy" at 30th Annual Department of Genetics & Development Retreat , Columbia University 


Invited Talk- NightScience2015

posted Jul 21, 2015, 2:59 AM by Geetha Sugumaran

10 July 2015 Prof. Brahmachari on the invitation from The Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity, Paris, participated in the NightScience -2015 Conference during 10th – 11th July , 2015 at CRI, Paris and delivered a lecture  on "Open Source Drug Discovery (OSDD): Way more than just a crowd sourcing research program".   

ISGC-2015 - Invited Talk

posted Jun 18, 2015, 3:30 AM by Geetha Sugumaran   [ updated Jun 18, 2015, 4:02 AM ]

Prof. Brahmachari on the invitation from  Weizmann Institute of Science,  delivered a lecture  on "Open Source Drug Discovery: From Genome Sequence to Lead Identification" and participated in the ‘International Structural Genomics Conference (ISGC2015)-Deep Sequencing Meets Structural Biology’ during 07th – 11th June , 2015 at the Lopatie Conference Centre, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. 

UNDP Talk : Public sector research institutes and drug development: Need of More Public Funding

posted Mar 4, 2015, 11:00 PM by Geetha Sugumaran

04 March 2015: Prof. Samir K Brahmachari, delivered an invited talk on 'Public sector research institutes and drug development: Need of More Public Fundingat the 2nd Advisory Group Meeting of UNDP -Access and Delivery Partnership Project that was held in Bangkok, Thailand during 3-4 March 2015. The ADP project aims at Building Capacity for Access and Delivery of New Global Health Technologies for Tuberculosis, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.

Prof. Brahmachari awarded the Nihil Ultra Award of Excellence

posted Jan 18, 2015, 11:12 PM by Geetha Sugumaran   [ updated Jan 18, 2015, 11:12 PM ]

17 January 2015 : In recognition of his contributions to science and education, St. Xavier's College, Kolkata has honored Prof. Samir Brahmachari the Nihil Ultra Award of Excellence. The prestigious award was conferred to Prof. Brahmachari in the presence of His Excellency Shri. Keshari Nath Tripathi, Hon'ble Governor, West Bengal and         Prof. Suranjan Das, Vice-Chancellor, University of Calcutta. The Nihil Ultra Award of Excellence is presented to ex- Xaverian's for their outstanding contributions to benefit of the society

TWAS Fellowship

posted Oct 29, 2014, 10:02 PM by Geetha Sugumaran   [ updated Oct 29, 2014, 10:04 PM ]

26 Oct 2014 : Prof. Samir Brahmachari has been elected as the member of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for the advancement of science in developing countries. The election took place at the Academy's 25th General Meeting in Muscat, Oman, on Sunday, 26 October 2014.

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