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    Dr. Maqsood Ahmed Chotani, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio USA will deliver an online lecture  on Tuesday, 3rd March, 2015 at 10:00 am in video conferencing room of the L.E.J. National Science Information Center, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi.

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    Summer internship will be conducted in ICCBS during June-July, 2015

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    The course will commence from Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Lectures shall be between 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. through Video Conferencing facility at the L.E.J. National Science Information Center, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi.



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    Prof. Nezhun Goren (Department of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science & Arts, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey),
    course entitled, “Natural Products: Secondary Metabolites”
    January 27, 2015  

    L.E.J. Video Conferencing Room, ICCBS as per given below schedule.

    Days: Friday (3:00 pm- 4:00 pm) and Tuesday (11:00 am - 12:00 noon)

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    January 27

    January 30

    Systematics of livingorganisms, planttaxanomy, plant nomenculature, scope of taxanomy, the taxanomic structure, practicalnaming of plants


    February 3

    Introductiontoplantchemistry, primaryandsecondarymetabolites, theimportance of natural products for human sand industry, sample preparation, bioassayguided studies, fractionationand isolation of bioactiveextracts, structure elucidation techniques, classification of naturalproducts


    February 6

    February 10

    Lipids: polyketidesandtheirclassification: tetraketides, pentaketides, hexaketides, heptaketides, octaketides, tetracyclines, decaketides, macrolideantibiotics, biological activities of polyketide antibiotics, ionophores, acetogenins, polyketide compounds from unusual starter units, methyl enebisphloroglucinol sand related compounds, polyketides from lichens, mycotoxins, functions of polyketide compounds, morphogenesis, phytotoxins, phytoalexins, fattyacids, fatsandoils, good fats-badfats, waxes, phospholipides, prostaglandins, thromboxanes, leukotrien sand their activities, acetilenic compound sand their plant source sand biological activities, plant-insectand plant-nematoderelationships


    February 13

    Monoterpenes, iridoids, their plant source sand biological activities, semio chemicals, phytoalexins, phytotoxins


    February 17

    Sesquiterpenes, sesquiterpenelactones, classifications, theirplantsourcesand biological activities


    February 20

    Triterpenoids, steroids, saponins, classifications, their plant source sand biological activities


    February 24



    February 27

    March 3

    Phenolics compounds, phenylpropanoids: coumarins, quinones, anthrones, benzoquinones, naphthoquinones, anthraquinones, flavonoids, anthocyanins, anthocyanidins, polyphenols: lignins, lignans, tannins, theirplantsourcesand biological activities



    March 10

    March 13

    Alkaloids, classifications: alkaloids derived from ornithin, alkaloids derived from lysine, alkaloids derived from nicotinic acid, alkaloids derived from tyrosine, modified benzyl tetrahydroisoquinoline alkaloids, alkaloids derived from tryptophan, alkaloids derived from anthranilic acid, alkaloids derived from histidin, alkaloids derived by amination reactions, terpenoid alkaloids, steroidal alkaloids, purine alkaloids their plant sources and biological activities


    March 17



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    SYMPOSIUM CHAIR: Prof. Dr. D. H. C. Yoshinori Asakawa

    Date: August 30th - 2nd September 2015
    Venue: Tokushima Bunri University

    SYMPOSIUM CHAIR: Prof. Dr. D. H. C. Yoshinori Asakawa
    (Tokushima Bunri University, Tokushima, Japan)

    In collaboration with:

    Malaysian Natural Products Society
    The Natural Products Society of Philippines
    The Japanese Society of Pharmacognosy
    Japan Perfumery & Flavoring Association
    Japan Oil Chemist’s Society
    Tokushima Bunri University

    Tentative schedule:
    Aug. 29: Registration
    Aug. 30: Registration

    Aug. 30: Opening Ceremony
    Aug. 30: Opening Lecture:
    Aug. 30: Plenary/Invited/General Lectures/Posters
    Aug. 30: Welcome reception (evening) : Park Weston Tokushima
    Aug. 31: Plenary/Invited/General Lectures/Posters
    Sep. 1: Plenary/ Invited/General Lectures/Posters
    Sep. 1: Symposium Banquet: Hotel Clement Tokushima
    Sep. 2: Plenary/Invited/General Lectures
    Sep. 2: Closing Lecture/Closing remarks
    Sep.er 2: Excursion:
    Aug. 28/29 : Exhibition/workshop (by Prof. Jean-Luc Wolfender

    Her Royal Highness Princess Professor Dr. Chulabhorn Mahidol (Thailand)(Thai medicinal plants)

    Plenary lectures
    1) Prof. Dr. Ikuo Abe (Japan) (Plant engineering)
    2) Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman (Pakistan) (Natural product chemistry)
    3) Prof. Dr. Lars Bohlin (Sweden) (Bioassay in Natural research)
    3) Prof. Dr. Gerhard Bringmann (Germany) (Total synthesis, Hemisynthesis)
    4) Prof. Dr. Iqbal Choudhary (Pakistan) (Bioassay and biotransformation)
    5) Prof. Dr. Geoffrey A. Cordell (USA) (Sustainable Pharmacognosy)
    6) Prof. Dr. Simon Gibbons (UK) (Antimicrobial agents)
    7) Prof. Dr. De-An Guo (China) (Chinese traditional medicines)
    8) Prof. Dr. Matthias Hamburger (Switzerland) (Ethnopharmacology, biological activity)
    9) Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Jantan (Malaysia) (Malaysian medicinal plants)
    10 Prof. Dr. A. Douglas Kinghorn (USA) (Cancer)
    11) Prof. Dr. Ikhlas A. Khan (USA) (Pharmacognosy)
    12) Prof. Dr. Toni Kutchan (USA) (Biosynthesis)
    13) Prof. Dr. Norman Lewis (USA) (Biological chemistry)
    14) Prof. Dr. Goverdan Mehta (India) (Indian Phytochemicals)
    15) Prof. Dr. Mohammad Mosihuzzaman (Bangladesh) (Biological activity)
    16) Prof. Dr. Alexios-Leandros Skaltsounis (Greece) (Purple pigment)
    17) Prof. Dr. Rob Verpoorte (The Netherlands) (Metabolomics)
    18) Prof. Jean-Luc Wolfender (Switzerland) (Strategy in biomarker discovery)
    19) Prof. Dr. Kumi Yoshida (Japan) (Plant polyphenols)

    Invited lectures

    1) Prof. Dr. Dayar Arbain (Indonesia) (Alkaloids in Indonesian medicinal plants)
    2) Prof. Dr. Nicolas Baldovini (France) (Hemi synthesis of aroma )
    3) Prof. Dr. Husnu C. Baser (Turkey) (Essential oils)
    4)Prof. Dr. Daniel A. Dias (Australia) (Plant tissue extraction for metabolomics)
    5) Prof. Dr. Kazimierz Glowniak (Poland) (Chromatography of Natural Products)
    6) Prof. Alexander I, Gray (UK) (Phytochemical identification)
    7) Prof. Dr. N. Hadiani Ismail (Malaysia) (Phytochemistry of Malaysian medicinal plants)
    8) Prof. Nordin Hj. Lajis (Malaysia) (Overview of phytochemicals of south east Asia)
    9) Prof. Dr. Sang Kook Lee (Korea) (Korean phytochemicals)
    10) Prof.Dr. Francisco A. Macias (Spain) (Plant growth inhibitors)
    11) Prof. Dr. Maribel G. Nonato (Philippines) (Medicinal plants in Philippines)
    12) Prof. Dr. Phila Raharivelomanana (French Polynesia) (Tahitian Vanilla)
    13) Dr. Kazutoshi Sakurai (Japan) (Essential Oils)
    14) Prof. Dr. Khozirah Shaari (Malaysia) (Metabolomics of Malaysian medicinal plants)
    15) Prof. Dr. Alvaro Vijoen (South Africa) (African Traditional Medicines)
    16) Prof. Dr. Vatcharin Rukachaisirkul (Thailand) (Secondary metabolites marine algae)
    17) Prof. Dr. Rudolf Bauer (Austria) (Kampo Medicines)

    Closing lectures

    Prof. Dr. Yoshinori Asakawa (Japan) (Natural Medicines from Cryptogams)

    International Scientific Committee Members

    Prof. Dr. Ikuro Abe (Japan)
    Prof. Dr. Sjamsul A. Achmad (Indonesia)
    Prof. Dr. Dayar Arbain (Indonesia)
    Prof. Dr. Alicia Bardon (Argentina)
    Prof. Dr. Husnu C. Baser (Turkey)
    Prof. Dr. Iqbal Choudhary (Pakistan)
    Prof. Dr.Geoffrey A. Cordell (USA)
    Prof. Dr. Simon Gibbons (UK)
    Prof. Dr. Kazimierz Glowniak (Poland)
    Prof. Dr. De-An Guo (China)
    Prof. Dr. Matthias Hamburger (Switzerland)
    Prof. Dr. Masami Ishibashi (Chiba University)
    Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Jantan (Malaysia)
    Prof. Dr. Nordin Lajis (Malaysia)
    Prof. Dr. Jinwoong Kim (Korea)
    Prof. Dr. Noman Lewis (USA)
    Prof. Dr. Goverdan Mehta (India)
    Prof. Dr. Mitsuo Miyazawa (Japan)
    Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Morita (Japan)
    Prof. Dr. Mohammad Mosihuzzaman (Bangladesh)
    Prof. Dr. Maribel G. Nonato (Philippines)
    Prof. Dr. Phila Raharivelomanana (French Polynesia)
    Prof. Dr. Somsak Ruchirawat (Thailand)
    Prof. Dr. Ikram Said (Malaysia)
    Prof. Dr. Khozirah Shaari (Malaysia)
    Prof. Dr. Toni Kutchan (USA)
    Prof. Dr. Alvaro Vijoen (South Africa)
    Prof. Dr. David Winkler (Australia)
    Prof. Dr. Jean-Luc Wolfender (Switzerland)
    Prof. Dr. Chia-Li Wu (Taiwan)
    Prof. Dr. Wei- Dong Zhang (China)
    Prof. Dr. Haruki Yamada (Japan)
    Prof. Dr. Kumi Yoshida (Japa)
    Dr. Quang N. Dang (Vietnam)
    Dr. Liva Harinantenaina (USA)
    Dr. Agnieszka Ludwiczuk (Poland)

    Local organizing committee members:

    Prof. Dr. Yoshinori Asakawa (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Prof. Dr. Yoshiyasu Fukuyama (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Prof. Dr. Simon Gibbons (University of London)
    Pro. Dr. Hiroshi Imagawa (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Prof. Dr. Toshihiro Hashimoto (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Prof. Dr. Yoshiki Kasiwada (Tokushima University)
    Prof. Dr. Takashi Kuzuhara (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Morita (Hoshi University.)
    Prof. Dr. Osamu Shirota (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Prof. Dr. Motoo Tori (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Prof. Dr. Masao Toyota (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Prof. Dr.Tetsuto Tsunoda (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Miwa Donoue (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Tomoyuki Esumi(Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Takuya Ito (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Hiroto Kaku (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Fumihiro Nagashima (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Katsuyuki Nakashima (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Hiroyuki Morita (Toyama University)
    Dr. Masaaki Noji (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Masakazu Sono (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Phiangphak Sukkharak (Burapha University)
    Dr. Hironobu Takahashi (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Masami Tanaka (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Akemi Umeyama (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Hirofumi Yamamoto (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Keiichi Harada (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Mitsuyo Horikawa (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Yusuke Kasai (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Hiromichi Kenmoku (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Hideki Miyataka (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Yasuko Okamoto (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Yasuyuki Yagi (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Kazuko Yoshikawa (Tokushima Bunri University)

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    A pay order of Rs. 2000 (four months fee) will be deposited in favor of “Specialized Skill Development Program, Account No. 010-2392-1, United Bank Ltd., University Campus Branch, Karachi, Pakistan”.

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    Registration form for Chinese Language Course-II (Nov, 2014)

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    LEJ Knowledge Hub: The LEJ National Science Information Center (ICCBS) at the University of Karachi has launched a new program

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    NMR Spectroscopy User Group of Pakistan (NMR-PAK). To build national capacity in the field of NMR spectroscopy. Download Registration Form

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    The ICCBS is now offering special skill development courses for students, professionals and those seeking employment.  These courses are aimed to train highly skilled professionals, according to the needs of the current job market.  The courses will be offered in the following fields. Download Flyer
    Registration Form
    Registeration Form for workshop

    Registeration Form for GRE
    Course Description Workshop on Bioinformatics Recourses for Drug Discovery Research
    GRE Preperation Courses
    Medical Technology Training in Diagnostic Laboratory
    Training Course of Industrial Analytical Services
    Training Course of Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology Division

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