On February 5th, 2018, Ton Duc Thang Unversity (TDTU) held the launching ceremony of the Office of Natural Products Research Insititute (NaPRI). This is an unit established on the basis of the cooperation between Faculty of Pharmacy of TDTU and College of Pharmacy of Seoul National University (SNU). This institute has the function of scientific research and technology transfer of natural products.
The institute includes a modern laboratory system with full of functions: storage of valuable and rare specimens, natural products chemistry, pharmacological and biological testing... The advent of NaPRI will contribute positively to the research and development of pharmaceutical drug derived from plants, expands TDTU's research capacity in the field of medicine and pharmacy, attracts the attention of scientists as well as the related ministries,
On the same day, TDTU also held a symposium on natural products with the participation of professors, experts and scientists from Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. With the topic "Natural Products research - An open road ahead", the symposium is a forum for scientists and leading experts to discuss, analyze and share research finding in the fields of natural products.
Some pictures of NaPRI lauching ceremony:
Ribbon cutting ceremony to inaugurate the NaPRI office
Experts visit the NaPRI office
Dr. Tran Trong Dao, Vice-President of TDTU delivers the opening speech of the symposium on natural products
The symposium attracts many professors, experts, scientists from Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam