Int’l Webinar on ‘Importance of NMR to Solve Natural Product Structures’ held at DU

 

An international seminar on Importance of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) to Solve Natural Product Structures was held virtually on October 02, 2020 under the auspices of International Science Programme (ISP) of Sweden supported Research Group BAN:04 at the Department of Chemistry of Dhaka University (DU). More than 80 scientists from Algeria, Australia, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso,Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, Algeria, UK and USA joined the webinar and took part in the discussion.

Prof. Marcel Jaspars of the Department of Chemistry, University of Aberdeen and Vice President International, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, UK delivered the keynote speech on the subject. He said, new drugs can be developed from natural products to combat many diseases.

Former Vice-Chancellor of DU Prof. Dr. AK Azad Chowdhury delivered inaugural speech as chief guest and highlighted the importance of NMR for giving the final structure of novel compounds derived from natural products.

Dean of the Faculty of Sciences Prof. Dr. Tofail Ahmad Chowdhury, former Chairperson of  DU Chemistry Department Prof. Dr. Nilufar Nahar and Mr. David Maynard of British Council Bangladesh attended the webinar as special guests while Prof. Dr. Mohammad Shoeb, Group Leader, BAN:04 Research Group was the moderator of the webinar.

Prof. Shoeb in his welcome speech said, BAN:04 provides the platform for post-graduate students and junior staffs to have exposure to expert presentations that encourage thinking about current issues including the COVID-19 Pandemic.

 

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(Mahmood Alam)
Director
Public Relations Office
University of Dhaka

 

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