Dr. Devdutt Chaturvedi obtained his Ph. D. degree in Medicinal Chemistry, from the Medicinal Chemistry Division of the Central Drug Research Institute (CSIR), Lucknow, India, in the year 2003. Thereafter, He worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Georgia, USA. Later on, he has also worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Goettingen, Germany. He returned to India and worked shortly as a Senior Postdoc at the Department of Chemistry, IIT, Madras and as a Scientist (Fellow) at the Bioorganic Chemistry Division, Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (CSIR), Jammu. He has worked on several areas of organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry such as design and synthesis of novel class of antidiabetic, antifertility, anti-HIV/HBV, anti-cancer, antimalarial, antimicrobial agents wherein he has worked on the various kinds of structurally diverse synthetic/natural molecules such as steroids, terpenoids, nucleosides, structurally diverse heterocycles, carbamates and related compounds. He has published more than 50 research papers in reputed international journals and filed 11 patents. His work has further recognized from the various kinds of awards such as Most Cited Paper Award (2006-2009) for one of his Tetrahedron letters publication, Young Scientist Award (2008-2009) from the Govt. of Uttar Pradesh, DST-Fast Track Young Scientist Award (2010) from Govt. of India. He is presently working at the Natural Products Chemistry Division of the North-East Institute of Science and Technology (CSIR), Jorhat, Assam, India on design and synthesis of novel class of natural products based antimalarial and anticancer agents and developments of novel synthetic methodologies for bioactive molecules.
Dr. Nabin C. Barua obtained his PhD degree in Natural Products Chemistry Division of North-East Institute of Science and Technology (CSIR) in 1981, under the supervision of Dr. R. P. Sharma. Later on, he worked as an AvH-Post-doctoral Fellow with Prof. Dr. Richard R. Schmidt, at the University of Konstanz, Germany, where he worked on the chemistry of functionally substituted vinyl carbanions. He joined NEIST, Jorhat in 1981, where he is currently working as a chief scientist and Head of the Natural Products Chemistry Division. His has worked on various areas of organic chemistry such as isolation and characterization of bioactive natural products from plants, development of novel synthetic methodologies, structural modifications of biologically active natural products for value addition and stereoselective total synthesis of biologically active natural products. He has trained many masters, doctoral and postdoctoral students and published 100 research papers in reputed international journals and also filed 23 patents. He has delivered many invited talks in various national and international symposia.