ASIMA CHATTERJEE MEMORIAL AWARD
Asima Chatterjee (23 September 1917 – 22 November 2006) was an Indian organic chemist noted for her work in the fields of organic chemistry and phytomedicine. Her most notable work includes research on vinca alkaloids, the development of anti-epileptic drugs, and development of anti-malarial drugs. She also authored a considerable volume of work on medicinal plants of the Indian subcontinent. She was the first woman to receive a Doctorate of Science from an Indian university.
Asima Chatterjee (née Mukherjee ) was born on 23 September 1917 in Bengal. She was the eldest of the two children of a medical doctor Indra Narayan Mukherjee and his wife, Kamala Devi. Chatterjee grew up in Calcutta in a middle-class family where she was encouraged to be in academia. Her father was very interested in botany and Chatterjee shared in his interest. She graduated with honors in chemistry from the Scottish Church College of the University of Calcutta in 1936.
Asima Chatterjee received a master's degree (1938) and a doctoral degree (1944) in organic chemistry from the Rajabazar Science College campus of University of Calcutta. She was the first Indian woman to earn a doctorate in science. Her doctoral research focused on the chemistry of plant products and synthetic organic chemistry. Among her notable instructors at the time were Prafulla Chandra Roy and Satyendra Nath Bose. Additionally, she had research experience from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Caltech with László Zechmeister.
- Initiated chemical investigation of alkaloids in Rauwolfia canescens.
- Investigated the chemistry of almost all principal types of indole alkaloids.
- Contributions to the elucidation of the structure and stereochemistry of ajmalicine and sarpagine.
- First suggested stereo-configuration of sarpagine.
- Isolated and characterised geissoschizine, a key precursor in biogenesis of indole alkaloids from Rhazya stricta.
- Carried out synthetic studies on a number of complex indole, quinoline and isoquinoline alkaloids.
- Developed procedures for the preparation of beta-phenylethanolamines in connection with alkaloid synthesis.
- Elucidated the structure of luvangetin isolated from Luvanga scandens.
- Studied the action of various Lewis acids on prenylated coumarins and devised simple synthetic routes to a number of complex coumarin systems.
- Investigated the mechanism of acid-catalysed hydramine fission of beta phenylethanol amines.
- Introduced the use of periodic acid as a reagent for the detection and location of both terminal and exocyclic double bonds in organic compounds
With all great respect, we wish to dedicate this 6th World Congress on Drug Discovery and Development - 2022 to Late. Asima Chatterjee for his discovery towards varioud life saving drugs and being the force behind our knowledge today.
- Junior Scientists or Researchses e.g. Assistant Professor, Phd Scholar, Research Scholar) are the focus of this event.
- The topic must fit into scientific sessions of the conference.
- Each individual participant is allowed to submit only one paper (as first author or co-author).
- All authors should have senior position or faculty position.
- Participants should be below the age of 40 years and above 33 Years.
- All submissions must be in English.
- Actively distribute information and promote the benefits of education and career matters.
Criteria for Selection
- Showcase your research through oral presentations and its impact to the Panel Member.
- Impact of the Research Work.
- Importance of the Research work to the socity.
- New Innovation in the Research Work
Awards & Rewards
- The Best Researcher will be awarded with Asima Chatterjee Memorial Award at the end of the conference.
For Nomination Kindly write a mail to the Conference Secretariat at [email protected]
and kindly attached the below mentioned documents.
- Brief CV(Kindly mention atleast 2 reference)
- Abstact for his/her speeh during the summit.
- Last Publication Research Work
- 1 Copy of HD Photograph