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InnCoCells – Innovative cosmetic ingredients from plants and plant cells

The InnCoCells project aims to revolutionize the way cosmetic ingredients are sourced, produced and tested by developing sustainable production processes based on plant cell and tissue cultures, aeroponics, greenhouse/field-grown plants and agricultural waste streams. These will be used for the extraction of valuable cosmetic ingredients for testing in a range of cell and tissue assays. The most promising ingredients will be tested on human volunteers before commercial exploitation. The project is guided by Stakeholder Group that includes the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research.

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Regulation of Natural Products – A Global Challenge

The regulation of natural products is a global challenge, given the multitude of regulatory pathways and different approaches globally. Therefore, GA, the Society for Medicinal Plants and Natural Product research, steps in a series of lectures on Regulatory Affairs for

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SECRETed Project H2020

A new project on marine natural products has just started under Horizon 2020. SECRETed is aspiring to fully exploit the Systems and Synthetic Biology toolboxes to unlock the potential of marine and extremophilic bacteria for the development of biosurfactants and siderophores. New strains will be designed, built and tested for the production of industrial driven (agrochemical, cosmetic, nutrition and health) tailor made natural compounds.

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Bionorica Phytoneering Award to Dr. Nadja B. Cech

The prestigious Bionorica Phytoneering Award 2021 is bestowed to Prof. Dr. Nadja B. Cech in recognition of her excellent research focussing on metabolomic analysis of medicinal plants and their active constituents. The Bionorica Phytoneering Award acknowledges outstanding research in the field of development and application of phytopharmaceutical products. It is a pleasure to award Prof. Dr. Nadja B. Cech, a young, outstanding researcher from the US working in the field of botanical natural products.

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Egon Stahl Award in Silver to Dr. Luiz Carlos Klein Júnior

The prestigious Egon Stahl-Award 2021 in Silver is bestowed to Dr. Luiz Carlos Klein Júnior from Universidade do Vale do Itajaí, Brazil, in recognition of his valuable contributions to pharmaceutical biology and analytical phytochemistry, in particular his research related to chemometrics and chromatography.

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