India and France to set up a joint research laboratory on sustainable chemistry

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New Delhi, Jan 25 : Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the French National Science Research Institute (CNRS) have entered into an agreement for the creation of Joint Research laboratory on sustainable chemistry at Interfaces.

The CSIR-CNRS Memorandum was signed today in New Delhi by Prof. Samir K. Brahmachari, Director General, CSIR and Ms.Catherine Brechignac, President CNRS in the presence of Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Mr. Kapil Sibal and French Minister for Higher Education and Research Mrs. Valerie Pecresse.

The Joint Research Laboratory will focus its research partnership in the areas of Green Chemistry targeting therapeutic agents for cancer and neuro disorders Protein interactions for targeting alternative drugs and biological systems Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) at Hyderabad, one of the CSIR laboratories will be implementing the programme in partnership with CNRS laboratory for Molecular Chemistry on Molecular Photonics and University of Rennes in France.

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