International Conference

'Natural Products – Quality, Safety and Efficacy'

6th and 7th March,2020

Organised by:
Faculty of Science
SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Autonomous)
Sion (West), Mumbai – 400 022, INDIA

Under the aegis of:
Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA)
Department of Higher Education
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Government of India

Online Registration compulsory

About The Event

The Conference intends to bring together eminent speakers, leading researchers from academia, industry, entrepreneurs and representatives from government to discuss and review quality, safety and efficacy of natural products. It will be an excellent networking opportunity for linkage between academia, industry and regulatory agencies. It also aims to give insights into the emerging trends, concerns and recent approaches in promotion and development of natural products. Moreover, to encourage, inspire and motivate researchers, the Conference will also serve as a forum for oral and poster presentations.


Auditorium, Ground Floor,
SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Autonomous),
Sion (West), Mumbai – 400 022, INDIA
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Concept Note

Natural Products have been known for their medicinal uses for thousands of years. Natural products and biologically active compounds have intrigued and inspired research scientists, physicians, and patients alike for centuries. From ancient folk medicines to modern day targeted-therapies, natural products and bioactive compounds have significantly enabled the progression of human health. Moreover, Natural products have been the most successful source of leads for potential drug discovery.


  • Gain insights of physical, organic and synthetic properties of medications derived from natural sources
  • Discuss the recent advances in pharmacology and chemistry of natural compounds
  • Explore the details of lead finding of natural products and validation of natural products
  • Review the emerging trends and concerns in natural products discovery and development

Topics of Interest

  1. Traditional Medicines and Natural Products
  2. Ethnopharmacology and Natural Products
  3. Authentication and Identification of raw materials used in Natural Products
  4. Quality control and Standardization of Natural Products
  5. Safety and Efficacy of Natural Products
  6. Nutraceuticals and Natural Products
  7. Natural Products as Anti-cancer drugs
  8. Natural Products and Intellectual Property Rights
  9. Promotion and Development of Natural products

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: 17th February 2020
  • Confirmation of acceptance: 20th February 2020
  • Last Date For Registration: 23rd February 2020
  • Conference dates: 6th and 7th March 2020


Delegate / Participant Category (Fees per participant)
Industry representative : Rs. 4,000/-
Faculty/Scientist-College/University/Research Institute :Rs. 2,000/-
Research Scholar/Postgraduate Student : Rs. 1,000

Bank Details
Bank Name : Bank Of Baroda
Beneficiary Name : SIES College Of Arts, Science And Commerce Miscellaneous Account
A/C No. : 04160100011478
IFSC Code : BARB0SIONXX (Fifth Letter Zero)
A/C Type: Savings
Branch : Sion
MICR Code : 400012062
Note :
Payment can be made by NEFT. NEFT transaction details needs to be entered during registration and also email them to the conference email ID. Spot registration will not be permitted.
Registration fees includes conference kit, refreshments and lunch provided during the conference. Registration fees does not include air fare/railway fare/other transportaton charges.It also does not include accommodation, hotel pick-ups/drop-offs for delegates/participants. The conference organizers would assist outstation delegates/participants with information about nearby accommodations/transportations. Registration fees (non-refundable) is inclusive of all bank charges and GST.

Conference Email ID :

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstracts for paper presentation (oral/poster) are invited under the topics of interest mentioned earlier. Abstracts should be typed in MS-Word in the given format:-

Text : Times New Roman, Font Size : 12, double spaced not exceeding 250 words.

Title : Times New Roman, Font Size : 14, Bold.

Author’s Name, Affiliation, E-mail of corresponding author : Times New Roman, Font Size : 10, Bold. Keywords (5-6): Times New Roman, Font Size : 12, Bold .

Note :
Abstract needs to be uploaded during registration on the conference link. Abstract shall be peer reviewed and selection of the paper for oral/ poster will be communicated to the corresponding author. In-absentia presentations shall not be accepted. Atleast one registered author (incase of multiple authors) must be present for the conference in order to be eligible for acceptance.

Poster Size: 1 metre x 1 metre; printed or handmade on materials such as (flex / vinyl / card paper / chart paper / ordinary paper)

Invited Speakers

Conference Schedule



Registration - Distribution of Conference KitQuadrangle, Ground Floor

Breakfast Gymkhana, Ground Floor

Posters and Exhibits set upQuadrangle, Ground floor

Inauguration and Welcome Auditorium, Ground Floor

Opening Remarks and Keynote address Auditorium, Ground Floor

“Chemistry and Biological Activities of Carvacrol and Carvacrol Containing Essential Oils”
- Professor Dr. Kemal Hüsnü Can Başer (Near East University, Nicosia, N. Cyprus, Turkey)

Plenary Session - I Auditorium, Ground Floor

- Professor Dr. Sitesh C. Bachar (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh)

- Professor Dr. Pulok K. Mukherjee (Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India)

Plenary Session - II Auditorium, Ground Floor

“Natural products from endophytic fungi and their pharmaceutical and food Applications”
- Professor Dr. Sunil K. Deshmukh (The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi, India)

“Nutraceuticals & Ayurceuticals - Their Essentiality from Womb -To-Tomb”
- Dr. Rajendra K. Sanghavi (Senior Consulting Clinician, Mumbai, India)

Lunch Gymkhana, Ground Floor

Plenary Session - IIIAuditorium, Ground Floor

“Isolation, Extraction and Identification of Bioactive compounds”
- Dr. Kirti Laddha (Institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga, Mumbai, India)

"Mushrooms as natural source of food and medicine"
- Professor Dr. Narinder Atri (Punjabi University, Patiala, India)


Oral Presentations, Sessions - I & II Auditorium, Ground Floor

Poster Presentations, Sessions - I & II Quadrangle, Ground Floor

Refreshments, Poster viewing, Exhibits display and Networking Gymkhana and Quadrangle, Ground Floor

Cultural ProgrammeQuadrangle, Ground floor

Webcast / Web LectureRoom No. 29, Fourth Floor



Breakfast Gymkhana, Ground Floor

Posters and Exhibits set upGymkhana, Ground Floor

Plenary Session - IV Auditorium, Ground Floor

“Development of post-IMCR Modifications En Route to Natural Products and Mimetics”
- Dr. Ajay Srivastava (Medicinal & Process Chemistry Division, CSIR-CDRI)

"Metabolic engineering : A possible way of enhancing Campothecin content of target plants"
- Dr. Sudhir Singh (BARC - Nuclear Agriculture & Bio Technology Division)

Plenary Session - V Auditorium, Ground Floor

“Vicco products, consumers' satisfaction, experiences around the globe with respect to quality and efficacy”
- Mr. Sanjeev Pendharkar (Vicco Laboratories, Mumbai, India)

"Antioxidant Natural Products from endophytic fungi"
- Dr. Shilpa Verekar (Parle Agro Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, India)

Industry SpeakersAuditorium, Ground Floor

"HPTLC technique and it's applications in Natural Products"
- Dr. Manjusha Phanse (Application Specialist, Anchrom Enterprises (I) Pvt. Ltd.)

"Creating Harmony through Education, Awareness, Engagement & Networking for the Growth & Development of the Nutraceutical Sector"
- Mr. Sandeep Gupta (Nutraceutical Evangelist & Global Speaker, ENAC)

Lunch Gymkhana, Ground Floor


Oral Presentations, Sessions - III & IVAuditorium, Ground Floor

Poster Presentations, Sessions - III & IVQuadrangle, Ground Floor

Refreshments, Poster viewing, Exhibits display and NetworkingQuadrangle, Ground Floor

Panel discussion Gymkhana, Ground Floor

Closing remarks and ValedictoryAuditorium, Ground floor

- Professor Dr. Smita S. Lele (ICT Mumbai - Marathwada Campus - Jalna, India)
- Mr. Sanjay Dave (FSSAI, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India)
Note: Oral/Poster presentations mentioned as Sessions I*, II*, III*, IV* represent the broad categories of oral/poster presentations shortlisted according to the topics of interest which the delegates/participants have selected during registration. The oral/poster presentations will be evaluated by a panel of judges and will be awarded prize(s) for best oral/poster presentation.

Organizing Committee

    Principal and Chairperson: Dr. Uma Shankar
Name Department Contact Number
Dr. Deepali KothekarBiochemistry9967038139
Dr.Tara MenonBiotechnology9820414261
Dr. Mahavir GosaviBotany9869049369
Ms. Gayatri SehgalChemistry9820724110
Dr. George Abraham9821215706
Mr. Manoj SinghComputer Science9028668446
Ms. Sudha B.Information Technology9833479434
Ms. Asha VenkataramanaMathematics9920011617
Ms. Seema RongheMicrobiology8169589542
Dr. Manju Phadke9892025551
Mr. Vinod MenonPhysics9821142857
Ms. Pallavi RegeStatistics9820555677
Dr. Satish SarfareZoology and Bioanalytical Sciences9224161076