Networking has a new name – GA@net

Networking is more important than ever – especially in the field of medicinal plant and natural product research. Therefore, GA offers a new platform with expertise from and for our members.
At the new GA hompage, you can enter your contact data, interests and capabilities already now. Search functions will be available in a second step, with the new GA member´s net opening in a few weeks of time.

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GA has scheduled three Awards for 2021
Egon Stahl Award in Silver: a Silver medal and an award of 3,000 € to scientists up to the age of about forty, who have published outstanding scientific work during the years following their graduation
Bionorica Phytoneering Award: an award of 10,0000 € to young scientists (normally younger than 45) for outstanding research in the field of development and application of phytopharmaceutical products
Dr. Willmar Schwabe Scholarship
A scholarship of 10,0000 € with the aim to support research of young scientists, especially from developing countries in leading research institutions.

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Drug Discovery

Nature Reviews Highlight the Importance of Natural Products in Drug Discovery

Advances and opportunities of natural products research for the development of new therapeutics was just highlighted with a publication in the prestigious journal Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, of course, a widely read and influential journal. This publication was prepared with the participation of multiple GA members (including the current GA President Prof. Dr. Judith M. Rollinger and Vice-President Prof. Michael Heinrich) and under the leadership of the natural product-focused open innovation platform International Natural Product Sciences Taskforce (INPST) coordinated by Dr. Atanas G. Atanasov (first author of the publication).

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Welcome to 2021 – reflection and outlook

What is a society’s impact without bringing together its members? Without fruitful personal discussions, inspiring conferences, without social events and get-togethers with colleagues and friends? 2020 was an exceptional and demanding year for all of us. Let’s briefly condense and reflect what happened over the past year in our society, and share with you some forthcoming endeavours. We wish you happiness and health for 2021!

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Mahabir Gupta, 1942-2020

Mahabir Prashad Gupta, born on October 3, 1942 in Gajsinghpur, India passed away on December 14th as a consequence of Covid-19. He was admitted to hospital in early November, had tested negative a week before he died and was out of the Covid ward. He then tested positive again and passed away following complications of the disease. Since 1972 he was a professor of Pharmacognosy at the University of Panama, Republic of Panama with many roles and responsibilities associated with it for nearly fifty years.

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