Dr Ni Ni Than

Dr Ni Ni Than
Professor and Head, Department of Chemistry

PhD in Chemistry, University of Yangon
Research Fellow of Daimler Benz Foundation, Germany (2002-2005)
Research Fellow of DAAD, Germany (2013-14)
Chairperson of Science Subject-wise Committee, JICA & ADB Projects (2015-2019)
Chairperson of Chemistry Subject-wise Committee, ADB Project (2019-up to date)
Member Myanmar National Authority of Chemical Weapon Convention (2015-up to date)
Member of Executive Committee of Myanmar Academy of Arts and Sciences (2014-up to date)
Governing Board Member of SEAMEO QITEP in Science (2018-up to date)

PhD Title
Investigation of Bioactive Phytoconstituents an
the Biological Activities of some Myanmar Traditional Medicinal Plants (2005)
Fields of Interest
Natural Product Organic Chemistry
Renewable Energy
Environmental Chemistry
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      1. Ni Ni Than (2005) “Evaluation of the PhD Thesis of Ms. Ni Ni Than, entitled” : Investigation of Bioactive Phytoconstituents and the Biological Activities of some Myanmar Traditional Medicinal Plants.( View & Download PDF )
      2. Ni Ni Than, Ganapaty, Seru & [et al.] (2005). “C-Prenylflavonoids from Derris heyneana”. vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 81-85. (View & Download PDF)
      3. Ni Ni Than (2005) “Investigation of Bioactive Phytoconstituents and the Biological Activities of Some Myanmar Traditional Medicinal Plants”. PhD Dissertation. ( View & Download PDF )
      4. Ni Ni Than, Fotso, Serge, Sevvana, Madhumati and Sheldrick, George M. (2005), “Sesquiterpene Lactones from Elephantopus scaber”. pp. 200-204. (View & Download PDF)
      5. Ni Ni Than … [et al.] (2005), “Reactions of the melatonin metabolite N1-acetyl-5- methoxykynuramine (AMK) with the ABTS cation radical: identification of new oxidation products”. (View & Download PDF)
      6. Ni Ni Than,Fotso, S.,Poeggeler, B.,Hardeland, R.& Laatsch, H. (2006) “Niruriflavone, a new Antioxidant Flavone Sulfonic Acid from Phyllanthus niruri”, A Journal of Chemical Sciences. pp. 1-4. ( View & Download PDF )
      7. Ni Ni Than, Rosen, Joachim and [et al.]. (2006), “Interactions of melatonin and its metabolites with the ABTS cation radical: extension of the radical scavenger cascade and formation of a novel class of oxidation products, C2-substituted 3-indolinones”, Journal of Pineal Research. 41:374–381.(View & Download PDF)
      8. Ni Ni Than, Fiebig, Heinz-Herbert and Laatsch, Hartmut. (2016), “Investigation of Bioactive Constituents and the Antitumour principle from Butea monosperma”. (View & Download PDF)
      9. Ni Ni Than, Nwet Nwet Win and [et al.] (2016), “Biological Activities of Peltophorum pterocarpum of Myanmar and Isolation of Secondary Metabolites from its Flowers”, Sustainability in Myanmar. Southeast Asian Modernities. pp. 96-110. (View & Download PDF)