Nazar Hussain, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, has bagged the much coveted project by Science and Engineering Research Board, a statutory body of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, on C-glycosides synthesis.
Hussain said C-glycosides are the derivatives of carbohydrates which are widely used in the treatment of diabetes.
He will be receiving a grant of more than Rs. 40 lakh for his research in this project. Under this project he will be carrying out research on anti-diabetic drugs through new routes in a cost-effective manner.
Along with the synthesis of anti-diabetic drugs, the project also aims at synthesizing some polyphenolic C-glycosides. Polyphenolic compounds are known in the treatment of various viral infections.
This study will also explore the possibility of combining polyphenols with carbohydrates to test their anti-viral activities against different viral infections, including Covid-19. This will be one of the major studies of its kind in the country.
For BHU, it is a matter of great pride as the Department of Medicinal Chemistry has been given a project of such vital importance and significance.