Advances in Natural Medicines, Nutraceuticals and Herbal Medicines

The department of Pharmacognosy, Institute of Pharmacy, Nirma University in association with Centre for Continuing Education, Nirma University organized a Seminar on ‘Advances in Natural Medicines, Nutraceuticals and Herbal Medicines’ on 19th August 2017. The seminar constituted of various plenary lectures and poster competition.  65 delegates from various pharmacy colleges and industry participated in the seminar. The delegates were students, faculty members and industry persons. Dr. Nina Sharma, Managing Director, Shamisha Resources Management, who was the Chief Guest of the Inaugural Function, delivered an Inaugural address followed by key note address. She delivered a talk on ‘Natural Products Research and its Integration with Pharmaceutical and Cosmetics Industry-Opportunities and Challenges’. Mr. Lokesh Patel, Vice President, NKP Pharma, delivered a talk on ‘Understanding Barcoding: need in era of Nutraceuticals and Cosmetics.’ Dr. R. Govindarajan, Head, R&D, Zydus Wellness, Ahmedabad, addressed the audience regarding ‘Recent Advances in Herbal Medicines.’ Students and faculty members presented their scientific posters after the plenary lectures and the posters were judged by Dr. R. Govindarajan. Three best posters were selected and awarded with Best Poster certificate.