It gives us an immense pleasure to invite you to attend the 15th International Symposium on Natural Product Chemistry (ISNPC-15) to be held in Karachi, Pakistan, during February 21 – 24, 2022. Over 800 eminent scientists and young researchers from 45 countries are expected to participate in this symposium which is recognized as one of the most prestigious international events in the field of natural product sciences.
Pakistan is a fascinating country, full of vitality, cultural diversity, rich history, natural beauty and culinary delights. From Forbes to solo bloggers, Pakistan has been enlisted as one of the top destination for global tourism. We hope the dynamic and magical spirit of Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi will be conducive to provide milieus, stimulating exchange of scientific knowledge between scientists in the field of chemical sciences from all over the world. It is also hoped that this symposium will foster stronger research ties between the scientists representing different regions. On behalf of the organizing committee, we wish to extend you all, a very warm welcome to Karachi in February, 2022.
PROF. DR. ATTA-UR-RAHMAN, FRS
Nishan-i-Imtiaz, Hilal-i-Imtiaz, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Tamgha-i-Imtiaz
PROF. DR. M. IQBAL CHOUDHARY
Hilal-i-Imtiaz, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Tamgha-i-Imtiaz
Organizing Secretary, ISNPC-15
The aim of the symposium is to bring together leading experts in the field of natural products sciences from all around the world and forge global partnerships for sustainable utilization of natural resources for the common benefit of humanity and rapid development of the countries in the south. Following aspects of natural product sciences will be covered:
Isolation and structural elucidation of natural products
Synthesis/ biosynthesis of natural products
Pharmacology and bioassay evaluation on natural products
Biotechnology for natural products development
Advances in spectroscopic techniques for structure elucidation
Rational drug designing
Medicinal plants cultivation and conservation
Chemistry of marine- and micro-organisms
Chemical studies on natural products/herbal medicines
Standardization, efficiency, and safety of natural remedies
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
It will serve as a platform for a large level of interactions of over 150 foreign scientists from some 45 countries with over 600 Pakistani scientists. This level of interaction is equivalent to hundreds of visits of Pakistani researchers to prominent institutions abroad.
Most importantly this major event will expose Pakistani researchers with the best of science and technologies in the world in the exciting field of natural product sciences, as well as contribution of natural products in modern drug discovery and development.
The event will provide a life changing opportunity for hundreds of young Pakistani researchers to meet with most eminent scientists of the world and explore opportunities for trainings and study visits abroad.
The event will provide a platform to exchange ideas, and develop research linkages and foster collaborations in the field of natural product sciences.
The symposium will be held at the beautiful campus of the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) at the University of Karachi. The ICCBS campus is located at about 20 minutes drive from the Jinnah International Airport and about 40 minutes driving distance from the largest shopping area in the center of the city. Bank, post office, stores, restaurants, and travel agencies are also located within short
distance of the symposium venue. Evening bus shuttles will run during the symposium for the scientists, staying on-campus, to take them to various shopping centers and other attractions in the city.