Identification of small molecules as biomarkers helpful for drug discovery: Prof. Tapas Kundu

Hands-On-Training Program on NMR Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry after Corona pandemic at SAIF, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow

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New Delhi: “Extensive research are being performed worldwide towards synthesis of new small molecule based chemical entities, identifying bioactive principles from medicinally important plant source in the search of future medicines and drugs for various diseases. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and Mass spectrometry are two complimentary analytical methods that are being extensively utilized for solving the structures, quantification and understanding the dynamic properties of molecules,” says Prof. Tapas Kundu, Director, CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow.
Prof Kundu was speaking at the three day’s National Workshop on Small Molecule Analysis by NMR Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry was organized by Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facility (SAIF) at CSIR-CDRI from October 6 to October 8, 2021.
SAIF, CSIR-CDRI has been providing analytical services for more than last 45 years and is one of the first four such facilities set up by the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India in mid seventies.
Dr. K. V. Sashidhara, Senior Principal Scientist, Head SAIF, CSIR-CDRI welcome the participants and said, the concept of the SAIF at CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute evolved around the needs of scientists and research personnel engaged in the research area of chemical and biological sciences.  It provides support to researchers from various University, Govt R&D institutes and Industry, who don’t have these expensive and Sophisticated Analytical Instruments.
Grandeur returned in Skill development programs and Hands-On-Training program returned
Coordinator, Skill Development Program & Chief Scientist, Mr. Vinay Tripathi informed the participants regarding various Skill Development Programs organized by CSIR-CDRI and said that participants can take benefit of these programs to improve their skills and enhance their employability. Glory of the Skill development programs and hands-on-training programs have returned again after the corona pandemic.
Later in the technical session, Dr. Sanjeev K. Shukla, Principal Scientist, SAIF, CSIR-CDRI discussed the Basics and Application of NMR Spectroscopy and provided the brief introduction of two-dimensional NMR and their applications. Dr. Sanjeev Kanojiya, Principal Scientist, SAIF, CSIR-CDRI explained the Basics and Application of Mass Spectrometry to the participants.
Dr. Sanjeev K. Shukla, Organizing Secretary of the workshop informed that hands-on-training for NMR Spectroscopy and Mass Spectroscopy would be continued for two more days. In which participants will learn the know-how of these Sophisticated Analytical Instrument. The certificate would be provided after completion of training.