Invited Speakers

Confirmed invited speakers:

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"


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

"Pharmacognosy: past, present and future?"


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


Luigi MONDELLO (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"


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"


Richard ROBBINS (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"


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"


Alvaro M. VILJOEN (Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa)

"Monographing South African medicinal plants – a botanical safari "


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


Jianbo XIAO (University of Macau, Macau)