Invited Speakers

Confirmed invited speakers:


Günther K. BONN (Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Radiochemistry, Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck and ADSI - Austrian Drug Screening Institute, Innsbruck, Austria)

"Advancements in analytical chemistry for quality control and safety of herbal products – Phytovalley® where science meets Nature in the heart of the Alps"


Bogusław BUSZEWSKI (Department of Environmental Chemistry and Bioanalytics and Interdisciplinary Centre of Modern Technologies, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland)
"Determination of biologically active compounds isolated from Polish plants"


Nicolas FOKIALAKIS (Department of Pharmacognosy & Natural Products Chemistry, University of Athens, Athens, Greece)

"Invertebrates and associated microorganisms of the marine mesophotic zone - A unique source for the discovery of bioactive small molecules with antiaging activity"


Milen I. GEORGIEV (Institute of Microbiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Plovdiv, Bulgaria)
"Metabolomics and biochemometrics: towards accelerated lead finding"


Jürg GERTSCH (Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, NCCR TransCure, University of Bern, Switzerland)

"The magic world of lipids - natural products and the endocannabinoid system"

Simon GIBBONS (Department of Pharmaceutical & Biological Chemistry, UCL School of Pharmacy, London, UK)

"Pharmacognosy: past, present and future?"


Krzysztof JÓŹWIAK (Department of Biopharmacy, Medical University of Lublin, Poland)

"GPCR pharmacology as a mosaic of ligands, receptors and signals"


Francisco A. MACIAS (Department of Organic Chemistry, Allelopathy Group, Universidad de Cádiz, Cadiz, Spain)
"Sunflower. A new history from an old friend"


Hiroyuki MORITA (Division of Natural Products Chemistry, Institute of Natural Medicine, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan)
"Synthesis of unnatural compounds by enzyme engineering"


Ilkay E. ORHAN (Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey)
"Plant secondary metabolites as role models in drug and cosmetic research via enzyme inhibition"


Michael POPP (Bionorica SE, Neumarkt, Germany)

"Phytoneering: From empiric traditional plant-based medicine to evidence-based phyto-pharmaceuticals"

Richard ROBINS (French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Group for the Elucidation of Biosynthesis by Isotopic Spectrometry, CEISAM, Nantes, France)
"Where did my ‘natural’ product really come from? Using isotope ratio measurements to distinguish between synthetic, natural and artefactual origins"


Leandros A. SKALTSOUNIS (Department of Pharmacognosy & Natural Products Chemistry, University of Athens, Athens, Greece)

"Olive bioactive compounds: chemistry and biology"


Dan STAERK (Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark)

"Acceleration of drug lead discovery by bioactivity-correlated techniques in combination with HPLC-HRMS-SPE-NMR"


Hermann STUPPNER (Institute of Pharmacy/Pharmacognosy, University of Innsbruck, Center for Chemistry and Biomedicine, Innsbruck, Austria)

"Medicinal plants from Vietnam - investigation for potential anti-inflammatory agents"


Peter Q. TRANCHIDA (Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Biologiche, Farmaceutiche ed Ambientali, University of Messina, Messina, Italy)

"Online subcritical solvent extraction and chromatography for carotenoid fingeprinting in foodstuffs using mass spectrometry detection"


Jean-Luc WOLFENDER (Laboratory of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland)

"Pharmacognosy in the digital era: Moving towards contextualized metabolomics"


Jianbo XIAO (University of Macau, Macau)

"Are cell experiments believable for pharmacological studies of polyphenols?"