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Faculty Name: Dr. Pragya Nayak
Designation : Assistant Professor
Area of Interest:
  1. Medicinal chemistry
  2. Computational chemistry
  3. Drug design
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Dr. Pragya Nayak, Assistant professor, Pharmaceutical chemistry, she had been an INSPIRE fellow under Department of science and technology, Government of India has completed her full time PhD from Rajiv Gandhi university of health sciences in the year 2020. She completed her M.pharm in Pharmaceutical chemistry from Guru Ghasidas vishwavidyalaya (Central university), Bilaspur in the year 2011. She has total 10 international /National Publications to her credit and has presented papers at various international conferences.

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Training and scholarship:

She has undergone 6 months of internship at CSIR- Open source drug discovery unit at IISc Bangalore.(1st February 2014 to 30th july 2014) and she is still a part of OSDD-women scientist forum. She has also undergone 15 days AICTE sponsored workshop on computational aided drug design at Acharya and BM Reddy College, Bangalore in 2013.

Presentations:

  1. Presented poster on the topic Structure based design, synthesis and biological assay of some new thiazolo-thiazolidinone derivatives against mycobacterium tuberculosis at 5th international conference on Drug discovery India 2017 held on 14th – 15th September, Bangalore.
  2. Presented poster on the topic “QSAR models of bioassay datasets against Mycobacterium tuberculosis using high throughput virtual screening“ at ALPHACON, 2017 held on 9th to 11th February 2017, Bangalore. (Awarded with best poster.)
  3. Presented poster on the topic “ GQSAR and docking studies to explore the important sites of substitution for designing new thiazolidinone molecules as anticancer agents” at a one day national symposium on ‘Fundamentals of Drug Discovery Process-Industrial Prospective’ held on 5 th August 2016 at BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore. (Best poster award.)
  4. Presented poster on the topic “SAR models for anti-tubercular molecules using artificial intelligence on high-throughput screening bioassay datasets“ at 21st APTI Annual National Convention, held at Manipal University, Manipal during 14-16 October 2016.
  5. Presented poster on the topic “ Development of G-QSAR model to explore the important sites antitumor thiazolidinones for optimum structural modifications.” at national seminar conducted by royal college of pharmacy, Raipur in August 2015.
  6. Presented poster on the topic “comparative docking study of biologically 4-thiazolidinone derivatives as antitumor agents” at national seminar on ethnomedicine and new drug discovery: opportunity and challenges organized by SLT Instiutute of pharmaceutical sciences, Guru ghasidas University, Bilaspur on 10-11 April 2015.
  7. Presented poster in Schrodinger sponsored conference on CADD in IISc, held on 10th September 2013.
  8. Volunteered the national level workshop on “rational approach to drug design and discovery using CADD” held by Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy, Bangalore on 5th & 6th October 2015.
  9. Poster presentation in IPC conference-2011 on the topic “Synthesis and biological evaluation of 2-aryl-(5-aryl-1,3,4-thiadiazole-2-yl)-1,3-thiazolidin-4-one derivatives.
  10. Presented poster in national seminar on “Intellectual property rights” on the topic “Patenting of microorganisms: the global scenario” (awarded as second best poster)
  11. Participated in the APTI-13th Annual National Convention- 2008, as task committee member, held at SLT Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh), during October 3-4, 2008.
  12. Participated in national seminar on “Emerging trends in pharma research” organized by SLT institute of pharmaceutical sciences, guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur (C.G.) on November 17-18, 2006.

Publications:

  1. Pragya Nayak*, Monica Kachroo. Design, synthesis and in-vitro biological activity of some new 1,3-thiazolidin-4-one derivatives as chemotherapeutic agents using virtual screening strategies. Current Computer-Aided Drug Design . (E-pub Abstract Ahead of Print), DOI: 10.2174/1573409916666200116102359
  2. Nayak P, Kachroo M, Gupta P and Rahman F. Synthesis and in-vitro antioxidant, anti-inflammatory activity of thiazolyl-thiazolidin-4-one derivatives, WJPR, 2018; 7(14): 1006-17.
  3. Nayak P and Kachroo M, A comparative group-QSAR and molecular docking studies of 4 -thiazolidinone containing indolin-2-one moiety as VGEFR inhibitors, IJPSR., 2017; 8(4): 1796-1805.
  4. Nayak P, Kachroo M and Gupta P. Synthesis of some new thiadiazolyl-thiazolidin-4-one derivatives and biological evaluation for in-vitro antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. EJBPS, 2018; 5(7): 593-600.
  5. Nayak P, Commonly used photosensitizing medications: their adverse effects and precautions to be considered, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research, Volume 4, Issue 2, September – October 2010.
  6. Jain SK*, Yadav AK and Nayak P, 2D QSAR analysis on oxadiazole derivatives as anticancer agent. International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research, ISSN- 0975-7066 Vol 3, (4), 2011
  7. Jain SK*, Yadav AK and Nayak P, 3D QSAR analysis on oxadiazole derivatives as anticancer agents. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research 2011; 3(3): 230-235
  8. Jain SK, Vishwakarma S and Nayak P, 2D QSAR analysis on 5β-methylprolyl-2-cyanopyrrolidine derivatives as dpp iv inhibitors. Der Pharma Chemica, 2011, 3 (4):158-170.
  9. Jain SK, Vishwakarma S and Nayak P, 3D QSAR analysis on pyrrolidine derivatives as DPP iv inhibitors, International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences; 2011: ISSN: 2229-3701.
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