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Applications for participation in the project have been received against an open call through national advertisements. All the applications have been evaluated for their scientific merit and the final selections have been made after detailed presentations by the Principal Investigators. The lists of investigators participating in the program, their contact details are placed below:-
Coordinator: Dr Alok Dhawan, Director, CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow
Coordinating Laboratory : CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute,
Bio-assays: CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow , PI: Dr M K Barthwal

Investigators – Synthetic
Sl No. Project Investigator Project Title (Science Component) Participating Organization
1. Dr. G. Sudhakar Design and synthesis of 2H-azirine containing marine natural products and their analogs for antimicrobial and antifungal activity Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Tarnaka, Hyderabad-500607. Batch-1
2. Dr. Sanjay Batra Synthesis and Bioevaluation of ChemicaL libraries of B-Carbolin Based\mimics of marine natural CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Sector 10,Jankipuram Extension, Sitapur Road,Lucknow,226031 Batch-2
3. R. Balamurugan 'Generation of Compound Library Based on Bicyclical AcetalScanfold in Search of Potential Anti-Cancer Agents. Schoool of Chemistry University of Hyderabad, Central UniversitY,Gachibowli, Hyderabad Batch-2
4. Sreenivas Kotukojvala "Design and Synthesis of Indole Based Marine Natural Product Like Lead Compounds: Quest for Anti-cancer, Antibacterial,Anti-fungal and Anti-inflammatory Agents. Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Bhopal, Bhauri, Bhopal-462066 Batch-2
5. Dr. Prabhat Arya- "Latrunculin and Eribulin Sub-structures Derived Macrocyclic Toolbox" Department of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry, Dr. Reddy's Institute of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad Campus, Gachibowli 500046, Hyderabad Batch-3
6. Dr. Gautam Panda "Ligand and structure based screening of designed and synthesized chemical library around Psammaplin A against DNA methyltransferase I (DNMTI) and Diversity oriented synthesis of Pachastrissamine as Anticancer agents CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute,Sector- 10, Jankipuram Extension, Sitapur Road, Lucknow 226031, UP Batch-3
7. Dr Srinivas Nanduri Design and synthesis of novel kinase inhibitors based on the structures of Hymenialdisin and Variolin B NIPER Hyderabad, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, IDPL R&D Centre,Balanagar, Hyderabad - 500 037 Batch-3
8. Saumen Hajra CYANOGRAMIDE AND ALLIED SPIRO-OXINDOLE BASED LEAD IDENTIFICATION FOR CANCER THERAPY Centre of Biomedical Research, SGPGIMS Campus, Raebareli Road, Lucknow -226014 Batch-3
9. Dr.Alakesh Bisai Total Syntheses of Marine-Derived Sesquiterpenoids and Related Analogues for the Discovery of New Anti-CancerDrugs IISERB Bhopal, Bhopal Bypass Road, Bhauri, Bhopal- 462 066 MP Batch-3
10. Dr. Prathama S. Mainkor Design,Synthesis And Biological Studies Of Pyrrole Containing Marine Natural Products And Analosues Natural Products Chemistry Division CSIR- Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Taranaka, Hyderabad Batch-3
11. Dr. Ch. Raji Reddy Synthesis of Diketopiperazine- Based Marine Alaoids towards Evaluation of Anticancer Activity: 18-Oxotryprostati A& 6- Methoxyspirotryprostatin B and their analogues Natural products Chemistry Division, CSIR- Indian institure of chemical Technology,Tarnama, Hyderabad - 500007 Batch-3
12. Dr.Rashmi P Synthesis of molecular hybrids of Lanosolbuanone derivative of marine algae and thieno (2,3-d) pyrimidine dervatives for their receptor kinases inhibitory activity as anticancer agents Departmental of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Achary & BM Reddy College of ParmaySarvepalli- -AharyaRadhakrsihnan Road,Soladevanahalli Bengaluru-560107 Batch-4 As POC