14th GA Young Researchers’ Workshop

The GA Young Researchers’ Workshop (YRW) 2020 took place on November 7th and was for the first time held online as an eSymposium.

Two dozen abstracts were submitted to this year’s YRW, from which 12 were selected by the jury as oral presentations. The members of the jury and chairs of the workshop were A. Braca, R. Fürst, J. Gertsch, A. Karioti, E. Ferreira Queiroz and K. Skalicka-Woźniak. All 12 presentations were of outstanding scientific quality, and the discussions after each talk were very lively and stimulating. The best two presentations were awarded with two prizes: The Discovery Award (1,000 EUR) was given to Máté Vágvölgy, University of Szeged, Hungary, and the Bionorica YRW Award (600 EUR) to Deborah Spiess, University of Basel, Switzerland. Congratulations to the awardees, and many thanks to all participants of the workshop and to the jury members, who made the first online YRW a great success.

​General information

The GA (Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research) is dedicated to the scientific exchange of information about medicinal plants, their pharmacology; the phytochemistry, biosynthesis, and biotechnology of natural products, and related fields to basic and applied research on medicinal plants and natural products. One of our key aims is to foster research and disseminate information about evidence-based medical uses of natural substances. This press release provides information and an assessment of the current scientific evidence for scientific, educational, and non-commercial use. It is for the purpose of disseminating information only and does not constitute and form of advice.


Prof. Dr. Robert Fürst, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main