Third International Conference on Natural Products Genomics and Drug Discovery

"Basic and Translational Research on Cancer and Inflammation"
10 – 11 July 2017, Conference at Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Cancer is a genetic disease; It is caused by the changes to genes that regulate cell function, namely cell division, proliferation and cell death. Ongoing research on genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics have revealed that dysregulation of many of genes and their products can occur in any given cell type that ultimately leads to cancer. 

Inflammation is a complex biological response of cells and tissue to damage triggered by chemical toxins, invasion by microorganisms, hypersensitivity reactions or mechanical injury. 

This conference, bringing together clinicians and basic scientists from USA, Sri Lanka and other countries, will focus on the multi-targeted approach to treat  and prevent cancer and inflammation using various natural products. Natural product chemistry, their structure-function relationship, potential mechanism of action, drug interactions and future potential will be examined.  

Organized by the
International Society for Natural Products Genomics and Drug Discovery

The Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo


Funded by the

Ministry of Science, Technology, and Research
Sri Lanka