The Molecular Modeling and Drug Design Laboratory at Pharmacology Research Division, BCSIR laboratories Chittagong was blessed and inaugurated on 30th November, 2016 by Md. Faruque Ahmed, Chairman, Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research at 9.00 am. It is the first Computer Aided Drug Design Laboratory in Bangladesh. The secretary of BCSIR, Mr. Khalilur Rahman was also present as a special guest, during this occasion.
On this days all scientist from BCSIR Laboratories Chittagong were present. The Chairman and Director Mahmuda Khatun cut the ribbon and inaugurated the lab.
Scientific Officer and Project Leader of MMDDL, Mr. S. M. Zahid Hosen welcomed the gathering and briefly presented the progress made by MMDDL and future plans for continuing research in the area of next generation drug discovery. After presentation, the chairman instated MMDDL Newsletter, a virtual database of medicinal plants derived components, an interactive website of MMDDL and the MMDDL nameplate. And also, he congratulated the project leader of MMDDL for developing and doing this tremendous task. The director thanked all those who have abetted in the development of MMDDL, development of the website and in MMDDL newsletter publication.
Acknowledging the influence that a project of this kind generates, the director emphasized her pleasure at seeing this journey continues with more vigor in the serving of humanity through education, research and discovery.