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Natural Products Symposium Time Table 17th December


Scientific Session

Time

Venue: University of Sri Jayewardenepura

9.00am

Welcome speech and Introduction to the workshop by Prof. Ranil de Silva

9.05am

Scientific Session 1:
EURON Session conducted by Prof. (Dr). Harry W.M. Steinbusch - Director EURON - European Graduate School for Neuroscience, Maastricht University Medical Centre, The Netherlands.

10.30am

Scientific Session 2:
Chairperson: Prof. Zhu Yi Zhun and Moderator : Mr. Nalaka Wijekoon

10.30am

Speech by Prof. Zhu Yi Zhun
Professor of Pharmacology, Fudan University, Shanghai, China AND National University of Singapore
Topic: Novel compounds discovery from natural resources: from bench to bedside

11.10am

Speech by Prof. Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath
Professor & Chair, Centre for Neuroscience, Indian Institute of Science, , Bangalore, India
Topic: Novel disease modifying therapy for Alzheimer's disease - Insights from nature- based on the extract of a plant used in traditional medicine in India.

11.50am

Speech by Dr. Kristi Haik
Associate Professor of Biology Interim Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences,Northern Kentucky University, USA
Topic: The use of nanotechnology in drug delivery to the brain as a treatment for neurodegenerative diseases

12.30- 1.30pm

LUNCH

1.30pm

Speech by Dr. Mitali Mukerji
Programme Director, CSIR Ayurgenomics Unit – TRISUTRA, India
Topic: Ayurgenomics: Novel integrative approach for stratified medicine.

2.10pm

Speech by Prof. Vijay Jayasena
Professor of Nutrition and Food Science University of Western Sydney, Australia
Topic: Development of novel healthy foods and Value adding to agricultural products

3.00pm

Speech by Prof. Yiming Li
Professor of Chemistry, Vice Dean of School of Pharmacy, Shanghai University of TCM, China
Topic: Procyanidin oligomers and their bioactivity in cinnamon bark

4.00pm

Speech by Prof. Rajat Sandhir
Department of Biochemistry, Coordinator, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
Topic: Curcumin (turmeric) nanoparticles as a therapeutic intervention to Neurodegenerative diseases i.e Huntington's disease.

Panel Discussion

Time:

6.00PM onwards

Venue: BMIC

6.00pm

Address by Prof. Sampath Amarathunga, Vice Chancellor, USJ

6.05pm

Address by Mr. Rohan Pethiyagoda, Chairman , Sri Lanka Tea Board

6.10pm

Panel discussion
     Moderators- Prof. Ranil De Silva
                          Ms. Darshika Attanayake
                          Mr. Nalaka Wijekoon

7.30pm

Arrival of Chief Guest- His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena Guest of Honour - Honourable Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne

7.35pm

Address by His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena

7.45pm

Address by Honourable Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne

7.55pm

Vote of Thanks by Prof. Ranil de Silva

8.00pm onwards

Conference Dinner