SECOND NATIONAL LEVEL WORKSHOP ON TECHNIQUES IN BIOACTIVE METABOLITES FROM MARINE AND OTHER BIORESOURCES
MAY 25 — 27, 2016
DEPARTMENT OF MARINE BIOTECHNOLOGY
135, EAST COAST ROAD KANATHUR
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Research on Bioactive metabolites has always been a fascinating field which utilizes the principles of Biology and Chemistry. Search of novel bioactive metabolites from various biological resources are essentially needed for the new drug discovery programs, development of useful bioproducts etc.
Various metabolic groups such as alkaloids, flavanoids, saponins, terpenoids, phenolics, quinines and peptides were found to have various biological activities such as anti microbial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anti cancer, antioxidant, antihelminthic, antiviral, wound healing, hepatoprotective, hypoglycemic, cardiopretective etc.
A beginner in research field who is intended to take up natural product research has to have knowledge on the techniques such as extraction, purification and bioactivity evaluation. This workshop would provide a basic introduction to the drug discovery programs. The technical aspects of the workshop covers the broad area of techniques related to bioactive me bioactive metabolites and their bioactivities.
Marine bioresources are potential choices for the discovery of novel bioactive metabolites. Separate technical considerations are required to work with marine biological materials. This workshop would provide technical; training in working with marine and other terrestrial bioresources for the extraction of bioactive metabolites.