3rd International Conference on Natural Products Utilization
3rd International Conference on Natural Products Utilization: from Plants to Pharmacy Shelf (ICNPU 2017), will be taking place on 18-21 October 2017.
ICNPU meetings traditionally attempt to cover the wide spectrum of application of plants with special emphasis on the sustainable use of natural products, emerging -omics platforms and recent trends in (ethno)pharmacology, toxicology, molecular biology and biotechnology. ICNPU 2017 will feature plenary sessions, oral presentations and two poster sessions. World-renowned experts will share the latest developments in the field. A number of awards for the young colleagues, among us, will be ensured.
The conference will take place in Bansko, the most popular winter resort in Bulgaria. Located in the foot of Pirin Mountains, with its incredible spirit and breathtaking landscapes, Bansko is definitely a place one should visit. In addition to the scientific program, rich social activities will be offered, including welcome reception, conference dinner and tour to historical monuments, besides the podium for informal discussions and networking opportunities.
Conservation and Sustainable Uses of Natural Resources
Herbal Medicine/Botanical Supplements
Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering (incl. functional genomics)
Natural Products Chemistry
Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
|Prof. Dr. Bharat B. AGGARWAL
Targeting inflammatory pathways linked to chronic diseases by nutraceuticals designed by Mother Nature
Inflammation Research Institute (USA)
|Prof. Dr. Atanas ATANASOV
Natural products to modulate macrophage phenotype in the context of atherosclerosis
Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland)
University of Vienna (Austria)
|Prof. Dr. Vassya BANKOVA
From plants to pharmacy shelf via the beehive
President of the Bulgarian Phytochemical Society
Institute of Organic Chemistry with Centre of Phytochemistry (Bulgaria)
|Prof. Dr. Francesca BORRELLI
Evidence-based phytotherapy in erectile dysfunction
University of Naples Federico II (Italy)
|Prof. Dr. Ioanna CHINOU
Boraginaceae – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, new phytochemical data
University of Athens (Greece)
|Prof. Dr. Marc DIEDERICH
Non-canonical cell death modalities induced by natural compounds
Seoul National University (Korea)
|Prof. Dr. Albena DINKOVA-KOSTOVA
Sulforaphane: a multifaceted protector against UV radiation-mediated skin damage and photocarcinogenesis
University of Dundee (UK)
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (USA)
|Prof. Dr. Ilkay ERDOGAN ORHAN
Elucidation of new enzyme inhibitors from plants: a combination of in vitro and in silico data
Gazi University (Turkey)
|Dr. Alisdair R. FERNIE
Towards functional plant metabolomics
Editorial board member of Plant Cell and Trends in Plant Science
Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology (Germany)
|Prof. Dr. Ajaikumar B. KUNNUMAKKARA
Multitargeted agents in cancer cell chemosensitization: What we learned thus far?
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (India)
|Dr. Efraim LEWINSOHN
The discovery and characterization of genes directing plant natural product biosynthesis
Agricultural Research Organization (ARO), Volcani Center (Israel)
|Prof. Dr. Francisco A. MACÍAS
Allelopathy, an efficient approach for bioactive compounds
Membership Secretary of the Phytochemical Society of Europe
University of Cadiz (Spain)
|Dr. Richard J. ROBINS
Isotopic fractionation of 13C during (bio)synthesis and enzymatic reactions: causes and applications to traceability
Editor-in-Chief of Phytochemistry
|Prof. Dr. Zora Dajić STEVANOVIĆ
Herbal extracts and bioactive plant metabolites in functional drinks and beverages
President of the Association for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Southeast European Countries
University of Belgrade (Serbia)
|Prof. Dr. Miroslav STRNAD
New cytokinin-derived drug candidates to treat hepatocellular carcinoma
Vicepresident of the Phytochemical Society of Europe
Institute of Experimental Botany (Czech Republic)
|Prof. Dr. Robert VERPOORTE
Synergy: easier to say than to prove
Editor-in-Chief of Phytochemistry Reviews
Executive Editor Biotechnology Letters
Leiden University (The Netherlands)
|Prof. Dr. Jean-Luc WOLFENDER
How to make use of structural information from deep metalobome to efficiently guide phytochemical investigations
President of School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Geneva (Switzerland)
|Prof. Dr. Jianbo XIAO
The degraded products of unstable polyphenols in cell culture
Associate Editor Phytochemical Analysis
University of Macau (Macau)
* Abstracts (.doc or .docx) should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org (with cc to email@example.com) until 31.05.2017
** Please tick in the appropriate box below whether you wish the abstract to be considered as an oral or poster presentation
Guidelines for Abstract preparation to be presented @ ICNPU-2017
– The abstract must be written in English;
– Title should be typed in capital letters, using Times New Roman, in bold (14 pt font size);
– The authors’ full names in lower case (12 pt font) should be given along with their full affiliation details. In case of multiple authors, name of the presenting author should be underlined;
– Words count for each abstract should not exceed 250 words (incl. acknowledgements if any; except for the references). The aim of the work, the methods used and the main results with eventual conclusions should be placed here. Up to 3 references are allowed (Times New Roman, 11 pt font size). The text should be single spaced and justified. Chemical nomenclature should be in accordance with the systematic rules adopted by IUPAC or Chemical Abstracts.
Important: Each registered author is allowed to have maximum 2 presentations (oral or poster). Co-authorship is not affected by this limit.
*** PLEASE KINDLY NOTE THAT THE ABSTRACTS, NOT PREPARED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GUIDELINES GIVEN ABOVE WILL BE SENT BACK TO THE AUTHORS FOR REVISIONS
Milen I. Georgiev1, Petya Dimitrova2, Kalina Alipieva3, Robert Verpoorte4
1 Laboratory of Applied Biotechnologies, Institute of Microbiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2 Department of Immunology, Institute of Microbiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
3 Institute of Organic Chemistry with Centre of Phytochemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
4 Natural Products Laboratory, Institute of Biology, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
Mulleins (Verbascum L., Scrophulariaceae) have been used in the traditional folk medicine since time immemorial for treatment of a wide range of human ailments, inter alia bronchitis, tuberculosis, asthma, and different inflammations . (Maximum 250 words)
Acknowledgements: if any.
Chemical structure: Up to 2 structures can be presented (structures MUST be prepared in ChemDraw/CDX and then inserted to the word file).
1. Georgiev MI, Ali K, Alipieva K, Verpoorte R, Choi YH (2011) Metabolic differentiations and classification of Verbascum species by NMR-based metabolomics. Phytochemistry 72: 2045-2051.
2. Alipieva K, Korkina L, Erdogan Orhan I, Georgiev MI (2014) Verbascoside – A review of its occurrence, (bio)synthesis and pharmacological significance. Biotechnology Advances 32: 1065-1076.
3. Georgiev MI, Ivanovska N, Alipieva K, Dimitrova P, Verpoorte R (2013) Harpagoside: from Kalahari Desert to pharmacy shelf. Phytochemistry 92: 8-15.
□ either oral or poster
□ poster presentation only
□ oral (preferred)
The one-day registration fee includes access to the plenary hall, poster session (if any at the selected day) and exhibition area, delegate bag, excluding tickets for social events.
The conference fee for accompanying persons includes welcome reception, Bansko city tour, conference dinner and excursion.
Participant by correspondence: this type of registration is designed for those colleagues who are not able to attend the ICNPU-2017 physically. After the meeting the book of abstracts will be duly sent by post (please kindly supply your full postal address).
(before 31 May)
(1 June – 15 July)
(as from 16 July)
|Regular (BPS or AMAPSEEC members)*||140||180||230|
|Student (BPS or AMAPSEEC members)||90||130||180|
|Participant by correspondence||80||80||130|
AMAPSEEC – Association for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Southeast European Countries
The conference fee does not include individual costs for travel, accommodation and personal insurance.
All participants are kindly requested to pre-register by sending a completed Registration form using the on-line system (please follow the link by clicking the REGISTER button). Please bear in mind that each participant should create his/her own account with username and password.
Before 10 June 2017 – 100% refund (excl. 30 euro bank fee)
Before 15 July 2017 – 50% refund (excl. 30 euro bank fee)
No refunds will be given after 15 July 2017 or for no shows.
A letter of confirmation will be sent to participant on receipt of the registration form and respective payment.
On arrival at the hotel and after check-in, participants are kindly requested to contact the registration desk situated next to the conference hall where they will be supplied their registration badges and conference materials. Outstanding balances for registration fee, accommodation and/or transfers should be settled at the registration desk.
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