Advisory Board


Prof. Alessandra Braca

Department of Pharmacy
Bioorganic Chemistry and Biopharmaceuticals
University of Pisa
Via Bonanno 30
56126 Pisa

Phone: +39 050 570322

Natural products chemistry, extraction, isolation and identification of new biologically active natural compounds, botanicals quality control

Member of YRW since 2014, Egon-Stahl-Award in Silver in 2007, Editor of Planta Medica since 2016, Secretary of the Italian Society of Phytochemistry and Science of Medicinal, Food and Fragrant plants (SIF) during the years 2004-2009

GA as the leader Society in the development of projects concerning medicinal plants; new ideas and project exchange between young researchers; promoting the interaction between GA and SIF


Dr. Emerson Ferreira Queiroz

Phytochimie et Produits Naturels Bioactifs
Ecole de Pharmacie Genève Lausanne
Section des Sciences Pharmaceutiques
Université de Genève CMU –
Rue Michel-Servet 1, 1211 GENEVE 4, Switzerland
OFFICE number B06.1715a (6th floor of the CMU 5 building)

Phone: +41 22 379 3641
Fax: +41 22 379 3399

Lead discovery based on bioactive natural products, metabolite profiling using hyphenated techniques, preparative chromatography, biotransformation

Member of the GA Advisory Board, Editorial Board Member of Phytochemistry, Associate Editor of the Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society

Work to achieve excellence
The GA must be a “world organization”.
Use videos (“webinars”) to share knowledge
Use the web to promote the GA and attract new members
Organization of training workshops for young scientists
in developing countries (example: African network)


Ass. Prof. Nikolas Fokialakis

Department of Pharmacognosy and Natural Products Chemistry

Faculty of Pharmacy
University of Athens
Panepistimioupolis 15771 Athens, Greece

Phone: +30/210/727/4727
Fax: +30/210/727/4594

Natural Products Chemistry – Exploitation of plant  & microbial global biodiversity for novel bioactive natural products

Member of the GA advisory board since 2011 – Responsible for EU projects & Webpage
Member of ASP (USA) and AFERP (FRANCE)

  • Strengthen the links of research with the industry
  • Offer professional services to GA members
  • Keep updated the GA website
  • Participation of GA in EU projects
  • Promote financing tools for students in developing countries
  • Establishing strong links of GA with other organisations
  • Give more opportunities to young members of GA.

Prof. Dr. Robert Fürst

Goethe University Frankfurt
Institute for Pharmaceutical Biology
Max-von-Laue-Str. 9D – 60438 Frankfurt, Germany

Phone: +49/69/798/29655
Fax: +49/69/798/763/29662

Molecular pharmacology of natural products with a special focus on their actions on vascular endothelial cells (inflammation, angiogenesis, metastasis)

Elected Member of the GA Advisory Board since 2016;
Head of the GA Working Group “Young Researchers” since 2016; Co-Editor-in-Chief of Planta Medica since 2019
My aims as member of the GA BoD are:

  • To foster the impact and visibility of GA in particular in the group of young scientists (e.g. by webinars, workshops etc.)
  • To further increase the scientific success of the societies’ official publication organ Planta Medica.

Stefan Gafner, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer
American Botanical Council
6200 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78723, US

Phone: +1 512-926-4900
Fax: +1 512-926-2345

Stefan is the technical director of the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP), editor of the Botanical Adulterants Monitor, and writes articles for HerbalGram and HerbalEGram. 

He is one of the ABC experts providing answers to inquiries from ABC members. 

Stefan has been with ABC since 2013

Dr. Maria Halabalaki

University of Athens
Faculty of Pharmacy
15771 Zografu – Athens

Further information will soon be published.


Prof. Dr. Oliver Kayser

Technische Universität Dortmund | Technische Biochemie
Emil-Figge-Strasse 66
44227 Dortmund

Phone: +49 231 7557 487
Fax: +49 231 7557 489 

Plant Biotechnology, Genetics, Phytochemical Analysis, Cannabis and Cannabinoids

2015 – 2019 Vice President GA, 2013-2015 Board Member GA, 2015 Organiser Satellite Meeting “Plant Biotechnology”, since 2019 Editor in Chief Planta Medica

  • Real internationalisation of GA on the executive level
  • Strengthen GA as top society for phytochemistry, pharmacology and analytics in the world
  • Open GA for new research fields (e.g. biotechnology) to make our society more attractive for more scientists
  • Improving communication with new social media channels

Dr. Luiz Carlos Klein Júnior

Universidade do Vale do Itajaí
Rua Uruguai 456
88302202 Itaji

Further information will soon be published.

Dr. Ronald Quinn

Griffith University
170 Kessels Rd Nathan QLD
4111 Brisbane

Further information will soon be published.


Prof. Univ.
Krystyna Skalicka-Woźniak

Chair and Department of Pharmacognosy
with Medicinal Plant Unit
Medical University of Lublin
1 Chodzki Street,
20-093 Lublin, Poland

Phone: +48 81 448 7086
Fax: +48 81 448 7080

Pharmacognosy, natural products, chomatography, bio-activity guided isolation

Member of GA Travel Grant Committee, Head of the Committee in 2018
Member of Work Group “Young Researchers”
General Secretary of PSE

Aim: a) to use own expirience in organisation of new events and projects like eg. Webinars b) to concentrate on young scientists joining GA and suport young generation d) to extend collaboration between other organisation in order to develop scientific work related to medicinal plants


Dr. Cica Vissiennon

(1) Universität Leipzig
Medizinische Fakultät
Institut für Medizinische Physik und Biophysik
Härtelstr. 16-18, 04107 Leipzig, Germany

(2) Repha GmbH Biologische Arzneimittel
Alt-Godshorn 87, 30855 Langenhagen, Germany

Phone: +49 341 97 15 708
Fax: +49 341 97 15 709

Pharmacology; Phytochemistry; Ethnomedicine of Western Africa

GA African Research Network (chair)

„Eine Schule für Kingon e.V.” (non-profit society for the promotion of primary education in West Africa)

I believe that the scientific exploration and preservation of our natural medicinal heritage is of utmost importance and needs to be supported especially in less developed countries.
I therefore strive to foster the development of supportive network structures in these regions to support especially young scientists in their scientific development.

(1.1. 2022 – 31.12. 2023)