01Drug development from natural products : Saravanan Vadivelu
Brief introduction to drug discovery processes
Natural products and new drug leads
Special focus would be on Ziconotide (Prialt; Elan Pharmaceuticals), a peptide originally discovered in a tropical cone snail, and the first marine-derived compound to be approved for the treatment of pain and the marine anticancer drug trabectedin (Yondelis; PharmaMar)
The bengamaide natural products analogues and their development as anti cancer agents would also be discussed
02Applications of Chemical Ecology : Markandeya Gorantla
Semiochemicals as a pest control tool: Global Perspective, various case studies.
Area wide Management, experiences and outcome.
Introduction of Semiochemical based pest control in India through Autoconfusion, Mating Disruption and Male Annihilation Technique.
Area Wide Management of pest control using pheromones in India
BT resistance management using Pheromones.
Application of Pheromones in Vector Control Programs.
Controlled release technologies and their application in Pheromone release rates.
Season Long Lure, development and application in monitoring pests