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 Madhu Dikshit, Director, CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow
Coordinating Laboratory : CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow

( PI: Dr P K Shukla, Microbiology Division, pk_shukla@cdri.res.in )
Investigators – Synthetic
Sl No. Name (PI) Project title
1. Dr. Chada Raji Reddy,
Organic Division - I (NPL), CSIR- Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Tarnaka, Hyderabad-500 607
Synthesis of marine natural products: Iriomoteolide-3a, Cladospolide-D, Barrenazine A & B and their analogues
2. Dr. P. Srihari,
Scientist E-I
Organic Division - I, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad
Marine natural products aspergillide B and C and their synthetic analogues as new chemical entities for human health care.
3. Dr. S.Chandrasekhar,
FNASc., FASc.,
Scientist G,
Organic Chemistry Division I, CSIR- Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Tarnaka, Hyderabad-500 607.
Total synthesis of solomonamide and analogue synthesis of azumamide E; The marine originated cyclic peptides for human health care
4. Dr. Sandeep Verma,
Department of Chemistry Indian Institute of Technology , Kanpur-208016 (UP), India
Synthesis of marine bioactive peptides/biomolecules and their analogs
5. Dr. G.Sudhakar,
Organic Chemistry Division-II, CSIR- Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Tarnaka, Hyderabad-500 607. gsudhakar@iict.res.in
Design and synthesis of 2H-azirine containing marine natural products and their analogs for antimicrobial and antifungal activity
6. Dr. D. Srinivasa Reddy,
National Chemical Laboratory, Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pune 411008
Identification of novel anti-cancer agents based on marine illudalanes alcyopterosins.
7. Dr. Dipankar Koley,
Medicinal & Process Chemistry CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India
Design and Synthesis of Novel Dolastatins, Azumamides and Microsporin A Analogs: A Quest for Anticancer Drugs
8. Dr. S. Peruncheralathan,,
Assistant Professor,
School of Chemical Sciences National Institute of Science Education and Research, Institute of Physics Campus PO: Sainik School, Bhubaneswar-751 005,
Synthesis and Bioactivity Screening of Marine Indole Alkaloids and related analogues.
9. Sanjay Batra- PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, BS-10/1, Sector 10, Jankipuram extension, Lucknow
10. M. Sridhar Reddy- Senior Scientist Medicinal and Process Chemistry Division, CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Sitapur Road, Lucknow
Synthesis of Fascaplysin Analogues as Possible Anticancer Agents
11. R. Balamurugan School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, Central University , Gachibowli, Hyderabd
Generation of Compound Library Based On Bicyclic Acetal Scaffold In Search of Potential Anti-Cancer Agents
12. Sreenivas Katukojvala- Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Bhopal, Bhauri, Bhopal-462 066,
Design and Synthesis of Indole Based Marine Natural Products Like Lead Compounds: Quest for Anti-cancer, Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal and Anti-inflammatory Agents
13. Dr Prabhat Arya, Department of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry, Dr.Reddy's Institute of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad Campus, Gachibowli, Hyderabad
Latrunculin and Eribulin Sub-structures Derived Macrocyclic Toolbox
14. Dr S Raghavan Natural Products Chemistry Division, Discovery Laboratory, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad
Synthesis of Asmarine B and its analogs as leads for anti-cancer activity
15. Dr. D H Dethe Department of Chemistry Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur
Synthesis of Marine Natural Products Hapalindoles and their analogues for SAR studies
16. Dr Gautam Panda CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow
Ligand and structure-based screening of designed and synthesized chemical library around Psammaplin A against DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1) and Diversity oriented synthesis of Pachastrissamine as anticancer agents
17. Dr S J Gharpure Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai sjgharpure@chem.iitb.ac.in Synthesis of Bioactive Marine Butanolides and their Analogues
18. Dr Saumen Hajra Centre of Biomedical Research, SGPGIMS Campus, Raebareli Road, Lucknow saumen.hajra@cbmr.res.in Cyanogramide and Allied Spiro-Oxindole based Lead Identification for Cancer Therapy
19. Dr Subhash Ghosh Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry Division, FCL-Building, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad
Chemistry and Biology of (+)-Bitungolides A-F, (+)- Franklinolides A-C and Their Analogs
20. Dr Srinivas Nanduri
NIPER Hyderabad, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, IDPL R&D Centre, Balanagar, Hyderabad
Design and synthesis of novel kinase inhibitors based on the structures of Hymenialdisin and Variolin B