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Hackathon Drug Discovery Winners

JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty received 14.35 lakhs for Drug Discovery Hackathon Phase-II studies of COVID-19 drug discovery

DDH2020 is a joint initiative of AICTE, CSIR, Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell and supported by Office of Principal Scientific Advisor, Govt. of India, NIC and MyGov.

DDH2020 vision and mission is to establish ‘Open innovation Model’ for in silico drug discovery against Covid-19. The targets/tools/lead molecules identified through the process of DDH2020 will be further taken forward for synthesis followed by subsequent steps in routine drug discovery program.

Phase- I of DDH is complete. In phase-I, a total of 377 entries were received for the 29 problem statements (PS). After scrutiny of these entries, seven (07) entries have been selected for phase-II of Drug Discovery hackathon. The team from JSS college of Pharmacy, Ooty under the team leader Dr. R. Kalirajan, Asso. Professor has been announced as winner team with cash prize of Rs. one lakh. The following team members Dr. Srikanth Jupudi, Dr. B. Gowramma, Mr. C.Jayakumar, Dr. S. Satyanarayanan, Dr. P. Bharathidasan, Dr. Velayutham pillai, Dr. S. Murugesan and Dr. M. Karthikeyan also involved in the research.

For the further development of DDH Phase-II studies in the COVID-19 drug discovery, the MHRD innovation cell and AICTE, New Delhi sanctioned Rs. 14.35 lakhs to the above team. The Pro chancellor of JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research and President of Pharmacy council of India Dr. B. Suresh, and Dr. S.P. Dhanabal, Principal, JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty appreciated the team for the success in Phase-II.