The event gathered prominent scientists and young researchers, who presented their recent scientific discoveries. “Overall, there were 20 plenary speakers and 27 poster presentations, and I was the only representative from Eastern Europe and CIS countries”, Zhermen highlighted.
Her research “Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Novel 2-S, 4-,5-substituted and bicyclic Derivatives of 2-mercapto-6-methylpyrimidin-4-ol”, conducted under the supervision of Professor Alexander Yengoyan, D.Sc., attracted a lot of interest and generated plenty of questions.
The scientific discussion at the IV China-Italy Symposium on Organic Chemistry evolved around research developments in drug design, investigation into the structure-activity relationship and usage of in silico methods (methods or prediction using computational approaches).
Zhermen mentioned that the Symposium, as an international scientific event, provided a good chance to get acquainted with distinguished scientists, learn something new and collaborate, “While at the Symposium, I learned about a competition of joint Armenian-Italian research from Professor Yengoyan, so I decided to try and find common interests with our colleagues from Italian universities to submit a joint research project - we are still in the negotiation process, but I hope we’ll succeed”.
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