Pharmaceutical Chemistry is considered to be the heart of pharmacy course. It deals with the basic aspects of drug discovery such as Identification & validation of various drug targets, design of ligands to interact with these targets and synthesis of those ligands utilizing different chemical techniques.
Salient features of the department:
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at SVCP was established in the year 2007 and has been subsequently recognized as research centre in 2009 by Andhra University.
Faculty along with their students are actively engaged in research activities on various drug targets like P1 receptors, P2 receptors, Aromatase enzyme and infectious diseases like tuberculosis, malaria and leprosy.
Department is in receipt of grants in the form of Fast Track Fellowship for Young scientists, Minor research grants from UGC and Grant-In-Aid from DST & CSIR, respectively.
It has established the following national/ international research collaborations.
Dr.Neena Valecha, Director, National Institute of Malaria Research, Dwaraka, Sector 8, New Delhi – 110077.
Dr. Thomas P Gillis, National Hansen’s Research Program, Lousonia State University, Baton Roug, LA 70803,USA.
Dr. Jim P. Boyce, Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, 6610, Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892-6604.
Dr. Lilli Ma, Dept. of Chemistry, Science Center 448, Northern Kentucky University, Highlands Heights, KY 41099.
Prof. Dr. Christa Mueller, Director, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany.
Prof. Ivar Von Kugelgen, Dept. of Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany.
Prof. Dr. Karl, Norbert Klotz, Dept. of Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of Wuerzeberg, Wuerzeberg, Germany.
A dozen research publications of international repute, an introductory chapter to the book, Drug Design & Discovery by NMR, Bentham Series and text book entitled “Advanced Medicinal Chemistry – A Laboratory Guide” are its academic contributions.
Department has three patent applications (Appl. No’s: 3594/CHE/2012, 3084/CHE/2014, 3085/CHE/2014). It has also produced a doctoral candidate and presently two more students are actively engaged in research activities.