To explore the topic of tropical medicine and natural products, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) in collaboration with COMSTECH (OIC Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation) will conduct an International Workshop on “Tropical Medicine and Natural Product” on 2nd June, 2021. This workshop will be divided into 2 sessions to discuss about biodiversity exploration for traditional medicine and natural products, and also natural products and industrial applications. Furthermore, we are also expecting potential collaboration between countries, especially OIC member states to conduct research related to tropical medicines and natural products for the treatment of communicable and non-communicable diseases.
As a OIC member state, Indonesia is currently developing potential vaccine candidates. The vaccine, Vaksin Merah Putih, developed jointly National Research and Innovation Agency, Ministry of Health, Bio Farma, Eijkman, and universities in Indonesia. Along with vaccine development, many research institutions in Indonesia are working on compounds from herbal ingredients that have the potential to treat Covid-19. Based on the research that has been done, some local Indonesian plants are predicted to be candidates for COVID-19 inhibitors. Previously, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) had found Immunomodulator, an immune-enhancing supplement derived from red ginger, Cordyceps, Sambiloto, meniran and sembung leaves. This herbal medicine is medicinal and increases the body’s immune system to fight viral infections. Immunomodulators have been tested at the Emergency Hospital for Covid-19, Wisma Atlet Kemayoran, Jakarta on June 8, 2020.
Natural products from plants, marine organisms, and microorganisms, are the richest source of drug candidates. Currently over 40% of clinically used drugs have natural origin. Nature is the sustainable source of biologically active molecules, and recent developments in chromatography and spectroscopic techniques made it possible to fully utilize their potential. This COMSTECH-LIPI joint workshop is aimed to discuss most recent developments in this field, and to foster productive collaboration between the researchers in OIC member states.
- To identify and explore the biodiversity potential of traditional medicine and natural product in health and disease management.
- To encourage and strengthen collaboration among OIC member states in research, innovation, and development of various therapeutic products.
- To provide affordable biotechnology products for OIC member states.
C. Speakers and Moderator
- Dr. Laksana Tri Handoko, Chairman of National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN)
- Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary, Coordinator General COMSTECH as well as a Director ICCBS – Pakistan
- Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Jantan, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
- Prof. Dr. Andria Agusta, Research Center for Chemistry, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)
- Mr. Kilala Tilaar, CEO of Martha Tilaar Group
- Dr. Nadeem Khalid (CEO at Herbion Pakistan)
- Prof. Dr. Edi Meiyanto, Gadjah Mada University (UGM)
- Dr. Delicia Yunita Rahman, Research Center for Biotechnology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)
- Dr. Anggia Presetyoputri, Research Center for Biotechnology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)
Open for public, this international workshop is targeted to be attended by OIC member state, researchers, academia, related Ministries/Institutions, Universities, Media and general public.
E. Date and Venue
The webinar will be held on Wednesday, 2 June 2020, 09.00-12.35 PST Time and/or 11.00-14.35 GMT +7 via Zoom meeting and YouTube Live Streaming on COMSTECH & LIPI channel
Please kindly register to http://bit.ly/registrationLIPICOMSTECH2021
F. Contact Details
Address: COMSTECH Secretariat, 33-Constitution Avenue, G-5/2, Islamabad
Phone No. : 92 51 9220681-3
G. Tentative Agenda
COMSTECH – LIPI International Webinar on Tropical Medicine and Natural Products
09.00 AM PST/11.00 AM IDN, June 2nd, 2021
|09.00 – 09.05 AM PST 11.00 – 11.05 AM IDN||5||Opening & Greetings by MC||MC|
|09.05 – 09.15 AM PST 11.05 – 11.15 AM IDN||10||Welcome Remarks by Coordinator General COMSTECH, Director ICCBS – Pakistan||Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary|
|09.15 – 09.25 AM PST 11.15 – 11.25 AM IDN||10||Opening Remarks by Chairman of BRIN||Dr. Laksana Tri Handoko|
|09.25 – 09.30 AM PST 11.25 – 11.30 AM IDN||5||Introduction of the Presentation Session by Moderator||Moderator: Dr. Anggia Prasetyoputri (LIPI)|
|09.30 – 11.00 AM PST 11.30 – 13.00 PM IDN||90||Topic 1: Biodiversity Exploration for Traditional Medicines and Natural Products Speaker 1: Prof. M. Iqbal Choudhary Speaker 2: Prof. Ibrahim Jantan Speaker 3: Prof. Andria Agusta||Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary (Coordinator General COMSTECH, Director ICCBS – University of Karachi, Pakistan) Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Jantan (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia) Prof. Andria Agusta (LIPI)|
|11.00 – 11.05 AM PST 13.00 – 13.05 PM IDN||5||Introduction of the Presentation Session by Moderator||Moderator: Dr. Delicia Yunita Rahma (LIPI)|
|11.05 – 12.35 PM PST 13.05 – 14.35 PM IDN||90||Topic 2: Natural Products and Industrial Applications Speaker 1: Dr. Nadeem Khalid Speaker 2: Mr. Kilala Tilaar Speaker 3: Prof. Edi Meiyanto||Dr. Nadeem Khalid (CEO at Herbion Pakistan) Mr. Kilala Tilaar Prof. Dr. Edi Meiyanto (UGM)|
|12.35 – 12.40 PM PST 14.35 – 14.40PM IDN||5||Closing by MC|