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Annual ICBS meet draws delegates from 15 countries

A sculpture commemorating the platinum jubilee celebrations of CSIR-IICT unveiled during the inaugural ceremony of the annual conference of International Chemical Biology Society in the city.

A sculpture commemorating the platinum jubilee celebrations of CSIR-IICT unveiled during the inaugural ceremony of the annual conference of International Chemical Biology Society in the city.  

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CSIR-IICT hosting event that is being held in India for the first time

About 400 delegates, including members from 15 countries, are participating in the three-day annual conference of International Chemical Biology Society (ICBS), which began at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) on Saturday.

CSIR Director-General Shekhar C. Mande inaugurated the conference being held for the first time in India on the theme ‘Navigating Translational Discoveries’ and spoke on the role of Mycobacterium chaperonins and their structure function studies for combating tuberculosis that is afflicting a large populace. The event will provide in-depth intuition into recent advances in chemical biology for better translational research related to efficient health care.

IICT Director S. Chandrasekhar emphasised the role of chemical biology in translational research and urged participants from industry and academia to take advantage of this event to foster viable national and international collaborations to expedite research. Chemical biology domain should be expanded in a large way across the globe by providing affordable society memberships, said ICBS president Jonathan Baell.

President of Chemical Biology Society of India, Tapas Kundu also spoke.

Mr. Mande unveiled the ‘Sculpture of the Institute’ commemorating platinum jubilee celebrations of CSIR-IICT. The sculpture signifies the institute’s direction towards ‘Chemistry for Human–Wellbeing’, alignment to the charter of CSIR, progressive technology upgradations and new research for human welfare. Carved on it are two of the path-breaking molecules synthesised at the institute — Azidothymidine for healthcare and Monocrotophos for agriculture.

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