FOURTH SCIENCE CONCLAVE: An interaction program of Nobel Laureates

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (IIIT-A) is organizing the Fourth Science Conclave: An interaction program of Nobel Laureates and eminent National and International Academicians, Scientists, Technologists and Industrialists with selected students, young teachers & researchers during November 26 -02 December, 2011 to inspire and motivate them towards careers in Basic Sciences.

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THIRD SCIENCE CONCLAVE: An Interaction with Nobel Laureates

An Interaction with Nobel Laureates
December 08-14, 2010
(Supported by MHRD & DST, GoI)

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (IIIT-A) is organizing the Third Science Conclave: An interaction program of Students, Young Teachers and Scientists with Nobel Laureates and eminent national and international Academicians, Scientists, Technologists and Industrialists during 08-14 December, 2010. The objective of the Interactive Sessions is to inspire and motivate the bright students to take up studies, researches and professional research careers in Basic Sciences in order to promote the scientific developments and innovations in the country.

The Toppers of Undergraduate/Postgraduate Courses, Research Scholars and Young Teachers/Scientists who have not attended the 1st & 2nd Science Conclaves and are desirous to participate in the Third Science Conclave may contact their Institutional Heads and get their applications sponsored and mailed by September 15, 2010 to the Science Conclave Secretariat, IIIT-Allahabad on the prescribed format available at




Symposium on Recent Advances in Cardiovascular Sciences

Delhi  Pharmaceutical  Sciences and Research  University  (DPSARU),  New  Delhi,  is  organizing  the  4th  International
Symposium on “Recent Advances in Cardiovascular Sciences” on February 3  & 4, 2010, at the G. K. N Auditorium in DPSARU. The emphasis of the symposium will be on topics related to the Cardiovascular Disorders & their management. More than 300 scientists/professionals  from  the academia,  industry and regulatory bodies  from all over the country, as well as from abroad, will participate in this meeting and deliberate upon  the  recent  advances  and  development  in  this  exciting  area  of  research with particular reference to Drug Discovery and Drug Development  in particular relation to heart diseases.

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7th Global Knowledge Millennium

GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE MILLENNIUM – An Initiative for Knowledge Dissemination

The Seventh Global Knowledge Millennium addresses the current global and domestic issues of Emerging Health Threats, Improving Healthcare for Women and Child, Health Banking, Quality parameter of drugs and Medical-Tourism.This platform intends to bring together the Knowledge-Tanks for brain storming sessions on facing the threats and explores the Gamut of Investment Opportunities for Research and Development (R & D), Knowledge based Organisations/Industry, Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Services based on Health & Medical Tourism Industry and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

The summit would mark a significant step in the national endeavour to improve public health. It intends to reiterates India’s commitment to the goal of “Health for all.”

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1st IFIP International Conference on Bioinformatics

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Humanities, S. V. National Institute of Technology, SURAT is organizing 1st IFIP International Conference on Bioinformatics during March 25-28, 2010. The research papers in different areas are invited for presentation in this conference. Also there are young Scientist Awards for Oral and poster Paper presentations in the conference.

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Twelfth Pharmaceutical Analysts’ Convention

Twelfth Pharmaceutical Analysts’ Convention

9th & 10th October 2009 at Hotel Hyatt Regency, Sahar Airport Road,

Andheri (East), Mumbai

The main theme of this year is



have been invited to make presentations at this prestigious Convention

Some of the topics proposed to be covered at PAC 2009 are as under;-

  • Status of the Next Edition of Indian Pharmacopoeia
  • Role of Analyst in compiling an excellent CTD
  • Vendor Approval for Starting Material
  • Risk Management
  • Effective OOS Investigation
  • Tracking & Trending impurities
  • Valid Microbial contamination and Microbial assays
  • Setting Specifications for Modified Release Dosage forms
  • Quality Audit Trail-ready at any time
  • Patenting Analytical techniques
  • Impurity Reference Substances – Procurement, Maintenance & use
  • Speed   2    Productivity In Impurity Profiling And Routine Analysis


  • Dr. G N Singh, Secretary-cum-Scientific Director, Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission
  • Dr. Vijay Kshirsagar, Executive Vice President, Corporate Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs, Unichem Lab Ltd
  • Mr. R Raghunandanan, Pharma Consultant
  • Mr. S M Mudda, Executive Director-Technical & Operations, Micro Labs Ltd
  • Mr. Vivek Dhyani, Application Specialist, Agilent Technology
  • Dr Gopakumar Nair, CEO, Gopakumar Nair Associates
  • Dr Saranjit Singh, Professor and Head, Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis and Dean National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) *
  • Dr Premnath Shenoy, AstraZeneca, Bangalore

(* To Be Confirmed)

Excellent opportunity for the analyst working in the Pharmaceutical industry, R&D Institutions, Government laboratory and approved testing laboratories.


IDMA/APA/PEG Members : Rs 6,000/-

Non-IDMA Member: Rs 7,000/-

Student: Rs 4500/-

Early bird discounts (IDMA / Non-IDMA Members)

  • Before 30th September 2009: 10% discount

Group registration benefits (cannot be combined with discounts):

  • For every 3 delegates registered from same organization, 1 delegate registration is complimentary.

For registration & sponsorship details, please contact:

Mr. Melvin Rodrigues

(Cell : +91 9821868758)

Ms. Prachi Rane

(Cell : +91 9867634383)



Indian Drug Manufacturers’ Association

102-B, Poonam Chambers, “A” Wing, 1st Floor,

Dr. Annie Besant Road, Opp. Atria Mall,

Worli, Mumbai – 400 018. Maharashtra, India.

Tel. : +91 22 24974308 / 24944624

Fax : +91 22 24950723

Conference on Recent Trends in Patinformatics

Conference on Recent Trends in Patinformatics

9-12 December 2009

Organized by: Society for Information Science (SIS) and CSIR’s Unit for Research and Development of Information Products (URDIP)

Venue: National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India

What is Patinformatics?

Patinformatics is newly emerging science, which involves analyzing set of patent data to discover relationship and trends which would be difficult to see when working with patent documents on a one-on-one basis.

A patent document is a complete disclosure of commercial, scientific and technological information. It is estimated that about 70% of the information disclosed in patents is never published anywhere else. Very often, it is also the earliest disclosure of a new technology or a new product.

A unique and valuable source of scientific and technical information, patent literature is often overlooked and underutilized by researchers and information professionals. This is understandable, given that until recently it was difficult for everyone to access patent information.

However Internet has made a paradigm shift; patent information is now readily accessible for free on the World Wide Web. Patent offices in most developed nations including new emerging economies maintain web-enabled patent databases containing millions of patent records. The European Patent Office’s esp@cenet system alone has more than 50 million patent documents from approximately 70 countries, the earliest dating from the mid-19th century.

There are also very specialized value added paid databases such as Delphion, Derwent, Micropatent, Patbase, Patent Cafe, Q Pat etc., which are available for patent document retrieval. The semantic patent search technology has revolutionized patent research.

Patinformatics Tools

Patent analysis results can be displayed by visual representation using bar graphs, polygonal line graphs, pie charts, radar charts and other charts/graphs, which are called Patent Maps. The various tools useful to generate patent maps are Vantage Point, Aureka ThemeScape, Crystal Xelcious, STNAnaVist, etc.

There is now integration of Latent Semantic Analysis / advanced linguistics patent search technology, portfolio management software, online patent analytics, international patent database into a Decision Support System (DSS) class of enterprise software applications.

Patinformatics Applications

Patent information is more than just technological or legal information. Some of the practical applications of patent information include: Management of Research and Development (R&D), A Tool for Creative Thinking, Competitor Monitoring, Technology Assessment, New Venture Evaluation, Input for Licensing Strategy, Supporting Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and Human Resource Management. In today’s complex knowledge-driven economy, effective use of patent information while developing and introducing a new product may determine the success or failure of the product and, in turn, the success or failure of the company itself.


The advent of Internet and availability of patent databases, software and analytical tools has created more opportunities in the area of patent search, analysis and other value added services. India has become an attractive destination for patent related services because of availability of technical human resource and cost effectiveness.

This calls for appropriate human resource development and up gradation of skills of existing information professionals.

Call for Papers
Realizing the importance of this newly emerging area, Society for Information Science (SIS) in collaboration with CSIR’s Unit for Research and Development of Information Products (URDIP) is conducting a four day Conference on “Recent trends in Patinformatics” from 9-12 Dec.2009. In addition, database and software vendors will conduct training programmes for the benefit of members.

Papers are invited from information and R&D professionals on various aspects of patinformatics such as new patent databases, software solutions, analytical case studies, reviews and discussion papers.

Who should attend?

  • Scientists, Patent Analysts, Researchers, Technical Managers, Information Science Professionals, IP Professionals and R&D Managers.

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission: 15th September 2009
  • Acceptance of abstracts: 30th September 2009
  • Submission of full Paper: 30th October 2009

Event Details

  • 9 December 2009: Training Sessions / Evening: Inaugural function and dinner
  • 10-11 December 2009: Technical Sessions
  • 12 December 2009: Training Sessions / Sight Seeing

Registration Fees

  • SIS Members : Rs.1,500
  • Non-Members : Rs. 2,000 (Academia/Research)/ Rs. 3,000 (Industry)
  • Students: Rs. 500 (limited seats)
  • Foreign delegates: USD 100

Delegates (including speakers and vendors) must register before 15th October 2009.

Conference Secretariat

Mrs. R. Jansi
URDIP, “Jopasana”, 85/1, Paud Road, Kothrud Pune 411 038, INDIA
Email:; Tel: +91-20-25382296 (Extn: 225)

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