National Institute of Pharmaceutical
Education and Research Guwahati

Sila Katamur (Halugurisuk), Changsari, Kamrup, Assam - 781101

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Last Date of Registration: 15th January 2022

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Workshop: 2nd-4th February 2022



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ADDMC - 2022 Workshop

3 Day Workshop on Advanced Drug Design and Medicinal Chemistry 2022

Workshop theme and objective

Discovery of effective treatment options for many diseases (e.g., diabetes, malaria, NAFLD, and cancer) remains a challenging problem even in the 21st century. Computational drug design concepts and technologies have already delivered drugs (e.g., Oseltamivir and Zanamivir) and continue to give vital insights into many more. Nonetheless, the ever-evolving nature of the human genetics, pathophysiology and emergence of resistance requires continuous progress in our scientific and technologies capabilities. This has driven the latest revolution in modern data science and drug discovery methods. Artificial Intelligence (AI) coupled with an exponential increase in the GPU cloud infrastructure, software, have made exascale computations possible. Thus, a reinvention and revolution in the drug discovery timelines is once again on the horizon. The job market for AI supported drug design and discovery is already expanding rapidly.

Thus, it is essential that the young generation actively learns and participates in these activities to ensure the bright future for the nation and meet the make-in-India objectives in the drug discovery sector. The know-how and expertise in modern computational and AI based drug discovery methods is indispensable for medicinal chemistry students and discovery scientists in general.

This workshop aims to introduce young medicinal chemists to modern AI based drug discovery process, get hands-on experience in the tools used for drug design and provide a platform to interact with leading experts across the globe. The sessions are planned such that experts will 1) Introduce the fundamental concepts in AI, computational chemistry, and drug design, 2) Give real-life examples of how these concepts are applied in modern drug discovery settings and last but not the least, 3) Participants will get hands-on training using modern drug design tools. Our focus will be on teach basics of molecular modelling techniques including applications of Quantum Chemical methods, drug design concepts: virtual screening, pharmacophore mapping, molecular docking, QSAR, and dynamics. Eminent speakers will also discuss the role of AI in drug discovery and recent developments in the field.



National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) is the first national level institute in pharmaceutical sciences with an objective of becoming a center of excellence for advanced studies and research in pharmaceutical sciences. NIPER is given the Institute of National Importance (INI) status by an act of Parliament of India. NIPER-Guwahati is the only National Institute in Pharmaceutical Sciences in the entire North-Eastern region of India. It was established in the year 2008 to provide high quality education, training and perform research with a focus on the applications of natural and synthetic products of this region for drug discovery and development. Currently, NIPER-G offers postgraduate as well as doctoral studies in various discipline of Pharmaceutical science. To meet the scientific as well as social responsibilities, six national level centers at NIPER-G are continuously fulfilling the need and requirements.



Dr. USN Murty, Director
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) Guwahati.
Sila Katamur (Halugurisuk),
Changsari, Kamrup,
Guwahati 781101,
Assam (India).


Prof. E. D. Jemmis, IISc, Bangalore

Institutional Advisory Board

Dr. P Radha Krishnanand
Dr. S. Tamilvanan
Dr. S. K. Banerjee
Dr. V G M Naidu
Dr. Hitesh Kulhari

Invited speakers

Prof. P. V. Bharatam, NIPER Mohali
Prof. G Narahari Sastry, NESIT Jorhat
Prof. Sam de Visser, University of Manchester, UK
Prof. Evan Coutinho, BCP, Mumbai
Prof. G. P. S. Raghava, IIIT Delhi
Prof. Kunal Roy, JadavpurUniversity, Kolkata
Prof. Prashant Kharkar, ICT Mumbai
Dr. Prakash Rathi, AstraZeneca, UK
Dr. Jaimeen Majamudar, Pfizer, US
Dr. Pankaj Soni, Pfizer, US
Prof. Lalitha Guru Prasad, University of Hyderabad
Prof. Sandip Paul, IIT Guwahati
Dr. Madhavi Sastry, Schrodinger
Dr Suman Sirimulla, UTEP, US
Dr. Jagannath Mondal, TIFR Hyderabad
Prof. A. K. Chakraborti, IIT, Ropar
Dr. Devendra Dhakad, NIPER Kolkata

Organizing Committee

Dr. Kalyan Kumar Sethi
Dr. Sudhagar S
Dr. Kapileswar Seth
Mr. Sumon Choudhury
Mr. Abhijit Rajkhowa
Mr. Tapan Nath
Ms. Bhakti Hirlekar
Ms. Abha Mishra
Mr. Anurag Saini
Mr. Mohit Maingle
Ms. Veena K S
Ms. Steeva Sunny
Ms. Sanjana Roychowdhury
Ms. Monika Verma


Dr. Vaibhav A. Dixit
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, NIPER-G
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National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research Guwahati
Sila Katamur (Halugurisuk),P.O.: Changsari, Dist: Kamrup, Assam,
Pin: 781101, Assam, India

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