The Department of Chemistry organized one day international webinar titled “Modern Trends in Chemistry” on 31st October, 2020. The webinar, held on a Google Meet platform, started with the welcoming address by Dr. Monmoyuri Boruah, Director of School of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, Assam Don Bosco University.

The webinar comprised three lectures by renowned scientists and their talk touched upon important and relevant topics in chemistry. The first talk on “Intellectual Property Rights and its importance and functioning” was delivered by Dr. Rajib Lochan Goswanee, Senior Principal Scienctist, CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat Assam; the second talk on “Applicability of Acceptorless Dehydrogenation and Borrowing Hydrogen Catalysis in Chemical Synthesis” was delivered by Dr. Dipankar Srimani, Asst. Professor, IIT Guwahati an the last and third talk was delivered by Dr. Goutam Mukherjee, Senior Scientist at PharmaCADD, South Korea and also a Post Dcotoral Fellow at Heidelberg University, Germany on “RASPD+: Machine Learning for Fast Protein-Ligand Binding Free Energy Prediction and its Applications to SARS-CoV-2 Targets”

The webinar was attended by 60 participants from various parts of the world and their feedback showed that they were highly satisfied and appreciated the webinar. Participants were given E-certificates at the end.