National Workshop on "Small Molecule Analysis by NMR Spectroscopy & Mass Spectrometry" by CSIR-CDRI

A three days National Workshop on Small Molecule Analysis by NMR Spectroscopy & Mass Spectrometry is being organised by Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facility (SAIF) at CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow from 06-08 October 2021. SAIF, CSIR-CDRI has been providing analytical services for more than the 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 the mid-seventies. 

At the inaugural function, Director CSIR-CDRI, Prof. Tapas Kundu, said, Extensive research is being performed worldwide towards the synthesis of new small molecule-based chemical entities, identifying bioactive principles from medicinally important plant sources 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 utilised for solving the structures, quantification and understanding the dynamic properties of molecules.

Dr K.V. Sashidhara, Senior Principal Scientist, Head SAIF, CSIR-CDRI, welcomed 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 universities, Govt R&D institutes and industries, who don’t have these expensive and Sophisticated Analytical Instruments.

Coordinator, Skill Development Programme & Chief Scientist, Mr Vinay Tripathi, informed the participants regarding various Skill Development Programmes organised by CSIR-CDRI and said that participants can take benefit of these programmes to improve their skills and enhance their employability. The glory of the Skill development programmes and hands-on training programmes have returned 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 a 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, Organising 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 this Sophisticated Analytical Instrument. The certificate would be provided after completion of training.