Natural Products has been a source of drugs since a long time ago, and has indicated its role in the drug discovery and development process. In particular, it has been successfully to be a source of drugs for cancer and infectious diseases. In recent decades, however, its role in drug discovery has fallen out, due to in favor to a high-throughput screening using combinatorial methodology. As a result, interests to conduct research in natural products had decreased to many pharmaceutical industries. However, in term of molecular structures, natural products still continue to provide a wide structural diversity, and therefore gives a great opportunities to find new bioactive compounds of low molecular weights. In regard to natural products, Indonesia is famous to be a home of high level diversity of plants and marine organisms in the world. Its potential as a source of bioactive compounds these resources have not been much exploited.

To address these issues, the Indonesian Society of Natural Products Chemistry, in association with University of Jenderal Achmad Yani (UNJANI), as well as with Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Univesity of Padjadjaran (UNPAD), Indonesia University of Education (UPI), Islamic State University of Sunan Gunung Djati (UIN-SGD) and University of Garut (UNIGA), will conduct an Internasional Seminar on Natural Products Chemistry 2018 (ISNPC-2018). The seminar will be held in Holiday Inn Hotel, Bandung, on 12-13 September 2018, with the theme is “Natural Products for Searching New Bioactive Compounds”. ISNPC-2018 provides a forum for natural product chemists to exchanging their ideas and research results on broad topics of natural products, including (but not limited):

• Bioactive Natural Products
• Isolation and Structure Elucidation of Natural Compounds
• Metabolomic of Natural Products
• Bioassay Development of Natural Products Screening
• Agricultural Natural Products
• Chemical Transformation and Synthesis of Natural Compounds
• Computational Aspect of Bioacive Natural Products
• Natural Products of Endophytic Fungi and Marine Organisms
• Analysis of Natural Products
• Natural Products as Herbal Medicines
• Marker Isolation of Herbal Plants

 

ISNPC-2018 invites researchers from academic institutions or industry to present their results on above areas as oral or poster presentation. Accepted and presented papers (both oral and poster) will be published in Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment (Q4) for selected papers and the others will be published in HKBAI Journals.