Bionorica Phytoneering Award

The Bionorica Phytoneering Award acknowledges outstanding research in the field of development and application of phytopharmaceutical products.

The aim of the award is to motivate scientists to perform research in the following areas:

  • pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of herbal medicinal products and their active principles
  • clinical research in the areas of respiratory tract infections, inflammation, women’s health, and metabolic syndrome
  • safety and pharmacovigilance studies.

2017
Prof. Anna K. Kiss, Sebastian Granica, Jakub P. Piwowarski

The Bionorica Phytoneering Award acknowledges outstanding research in the field of development and application of phytopharmaceutical products.

The 2017 Bionorica Phytoneering Award went to Anna K. Kiss, Sebastian Granica, Jakub P. Piwowarski, Department of Pharmacognosy and Molecular Basis of Phytotherapy, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland for their project entitled “Re-emergence of medicinal plant materials rich in ellagitannins?”. The study includes the investigation of the microbiota and its relation to anti-inflammatory activity and those of urolithins.

The award was given by Dr. Bernd Roether, Bionorica, on behalf of CEO Prof. Michael Popp.

2015
PD Dr. Eike Steinmann and Dr. Anggakasuma

The Society for Medicinal Plants and Natural Products Research  presented the Bionorica Phytoneering Award 2015 to Prof. Dr. Eike Steinmann and Dr. Anggakasuma from TWINCORE, Hannover for their excellent work “Turmeric curcumin inhibits entry off all hepatitis C genotypes into human liver cells”

2013 Prof. Dr. Robert Fürst

The Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research presented the Bionorica Phytoneering Award 2013 to Prof. Dr. Robert Fürst, University of Frankfurt, Germany, in recognition of his excellent scientific work in investigating novel molecular mechanisms of herbal compounds and extracts in the area of inflammation, angiogenesis and endothelial interactions.

2011 Prof. Dr. Veronika Butterweck

The Society for Medicinal Plants and Natural Product Research (Gesellschaft für Arzneipflanzen- und Naturstoff-Forschung) presents the Bionorica Phytoneering Award 2011 to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Veronika Butterweck for her excellent scientific work in investigating the pharmacokinetic as well as pharmacodynamic properties of herbal medicinal products for the treatment of e.g. depression and anxiety.

2009 Dr. Dana Seidlova-Wuttke

The Society for Medicinal Plants and Natural Product Research (Gesellschaft für Arzneipflanzen- und Naturstoff-Forschung) presents the Bionorica Phytoneering Award 2009 to Dr. Dana Seidlova-Wuttke for her scientific work in investigating pharmacological mechanisms and effects of Cimicifuga racemosa in the treatment of menopausal symptoms.

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