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As we enter the 18 years of functioning, we look back with some satisfaction on the way in which the society has grown over the past sixteen years. There are currently 600 members, drawn from both academic and industrial settings, with research interests that cover a wide range of scientific and technological research, and located in different parts of the country. Six zonal secretaries coordinate activities at the all-India level. The central secretariat is currently based at Lucknow.

The past 18 National and International conferences organized by the ISCB were highly successes. The first and the second national conferences were held at CDRI, on the themes of 'Chemistry, Biology and Health Care' and 'Chemistry, Biology and Herbal Medicine.' The third national conference was hosted by the College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal,Karnatka and the fourth was again at CDRI, Lucknow on 'Drug Research Scenario of the 21st Century.' 5th conference was organised at holiday inn Agra. 6th National conference were organise on Structure based Drug design: Search for New drugs in the year 2002 association with Alembic Ltd.Vadodara ,Gujrat

In Year 2003 ISCB has organized 7th National conference association with Agra University, Agra. The 8th conference on “ Chemistry Biology Path to Drug Discovery was held on August 30-31 at CDRI, Lucknow.
The 9th International conference was held at Rajkot, Gujrat during January 8-10, 2005, which was participated by ~700 delegates including participants from Europe, US, Taiwan, Russia, Canada and Egypt. The 10th International conference was organized at CDRI, Lucknow, where around 500 delegates participated from Canada, US, Taiwan, Russia, and Switzerland, Austria, UK, US, Russia, and Egypt, Iran.

The 11th International Conference on “Advances in Drug Discovery Research” was held at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (BAMU), Aurangabad, India during February 24-26, 2007 and approx. 600 delegates participated from all over the world. Last year, the 12th International Conference on the "Interface of Chemistry-Biology in Biomedical Research" was held on Feb 22-24, 2008 at BITS, Pilani and approximately 550 deligates participated in the conference from all over the world.

13th ISCB International Conference was organized on “Interplay of Chemical and Biological Sciences: Impact on Health and Environment on 26th February - 1st March 2009 at Delhi University, Delhi. 550 delegates participated in the conference from US, Germany, Sweden, France, Japan etc.

Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists, India has organized its 14th International Conference on “Chemical Biology for Discovery; Perspectives and Challenges” at the Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) from Jan 15-18, 2010. David St. C. Black, Secretary General, IUPAC, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia was chief guest of the function. Approximately 550 delegates from India and abroad including places viz. United States, United Kingdom, Russia, France, Finland, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Taiwan, and Kuwait have participated this conference. Most of speakers have presented their work of current interest.

Many of talks highlighted synthesis, structure activity relationship, current trends in medicinal chemistry and drug research. The four days scientific programs includes 9 plenary lectures, 50 invited lectures by the eminent scientists and 16 oral presentations were scheduled. 255 posters were presented by young scientists and Ph. D. students in three different poster sessions.

Prof. Robert H. Grubbs, Nobel laureate has delivered special lecture in ISCBC-2010 on olefin metathesis reaction.

Several Scientists have presented their work on Drug Research, Chemical Sciences, Bionanotechology, Chemical Biology, Glycobiology, Biochemistry. Nancy B. Jackson, elected president of American Chemical Society, Colin J. Suckling, (UK) Michael D. Threadgill (UK) Mukund Chorghade (USA), Anamik Shah, Vice-President ISCB and P.M.S.Chauhan, General Secretary ISCB have participated  in valedictory function of conference.

In valedictory function all participants highlighted importance of interaction between scientists from biological sciences, chemical sciences and pharmaceutical sciences. Most of participants were discussed that process of drug research has become more difficult, risky and expensive due to very tight regulatory parameters. To make a breakthrough in this area a close interaction between the scientist and technologists in the area of chemistry and biology and other related areas is highly desired.

 


15th ISCB INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE (1SCBC-2011)
Hotel Grand Bhagwati, Rajkot India, 4th-7th February, 2011
Bridging Gaps in Discovery and Development: Chemical and Biological Sciences for Affordable Health, Wellness and Sustainability

To Commemorate 2011 as the International Year of Chemistry, Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists, India has organized its 15th International Conference on “Bridging Gaps in Discovery and Development: Chemical and Biological Sciences for Affordable Health, Wellness and Sustainability” at Hotel Grand Bhagwati, with association of Saurashtra University, Rajkot India , 4th-7th February, 2011. Prof. Nicole Moreau, President, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry and Secretary General of the Comite National de la Chimie, ,CNRS, France was chief guest of the function. The four days scientific programs includes 52plenary lectures, 24 invited lectures by the eminent scientists and 12 oral presentations were scheduled. 317 posters were presented  by young scientists and Ph. D. students in three different poster sessions. Several Scientists have presented their work on  Drug Research, Chemical Sciences, Bionanotechology, material science, Chemical Biology, Glycobiology, Biochemistry.

Valedictory Function

Chief Guest of valedictory function was the her Excellency Dr .Shrimati Kamla, the Governor of Gujarat. During her Excellency address, she highlighted that 20th century remained the century of exploitation, where mankind and nature became victims of exploitation, it led to global imbalance creating a gulf between the affluent and poor classes, and it also increased the gap between the developed and developing countries. She said in this century, we must endeavor to bridge the gap, also striking an ideal balance. India is set to increase its eminence in global arena. She highlighted that India have excellent youth-power, excellent knowledge pool, excellent democracy and excellent system of justice are the four pillars for India. We have the highest young population in the world, of which 72% of the total population is below 40 years of age. But majority of the population in the world be it India, South East Asia and many other  parts of the world are facing the acute health and malnutrition problems. She said various diseases like Malaria, Leishmaniasis, Tuberculosis ,swine flu, Chikungunya, dengue fever are posing a big challenge for the common man to survive which also affects the productivity of any nation and resulting into the direct impact on economy of a nation. We must focus our research as per the Gandhian philosophy that when we plan anything for the development the focus should be the common man so that he can avail the fruits of such development. She appeal all the delegates of this international conference to follow the same principle of Gandhian philosophy that when you develop new drugs, new vaccines, or new cure for the diseases always think of the poorest of the poor be benefitted by the outcome of your research.

 


16th ISCB INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE (Post 1SCBC-2011)
Hotel Tuli impereal, at Nagpur , India, 9th-11th February, 2011
Chemistry for Mankind: Innovative Ideas in Life Sciences

To Commemorate 2011 as the International Year of Chemistry, Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists, India has organized its 16th International Conference (Post 1SCBC-2011) on “Chemistry for Mankind: Innovative Ideas in Life Sciences” at Hotel tuli, in association with Department of Chemistry, Nagpur University, Department of Chemistry, Institute of Science, and Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, St.Francis de Sales’ College India from 9th-11th February, 2011. Prof. Harjeet D. Juneja, was Convenor and Dr. Mrs. Anjali M, Rahatgaonkar was Coordinator of this conference. Prof. Rghunath A.Mashelkar former DG,CSIR,president global research alliance,NCL,pune,India was chief guest of the function. The three days scientific programs includes 48 lectures, by the eminent scientists . 233posters were presented  by young scientists and Ph. D. students in three different poster sessions. Several Scientists have presented their work on  Drug Research, Chemical Sciences, process chemistry, Bionanotechology, material science, Chemical Biology, Glycobiology, Biochemistry.

 



ISCB has also instituted ISCB AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE and ISCB YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD ,ISCB Distinguished WomenSCIENTIST AWARD,ISCB life time achievement award and ISCB AWARD of appreciation for industry scientists to recognize scientific excellence in the area of Chemical Sciences, Biological Sciences and Drug Research.

Apart from the national conferences, ISCB has organized several lectures that have addressed either cutting-edge developments in the chemical and life sciences, or highlighted interdisciplinary aspects of scientific work undertaken by the speakers.