69th International Congress and
Annual Meeting of the
Society for Medicinal Plant and
Natural Product Research (GA)

September 5 – 8, 2021

Organizing Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Werner Knöss (Congress President)
  • Friederike Hanswille
  • Prof. Dr. Gabriele König
  • PD Dr. Gudrun Ulrich-Merzenich
  • Dr. Jacqueline Wiesner
  • Cornelia Kern

Cornelia Kern
Scientific Officer
Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research
c/o Kooperation Phytopharmaka GbR
Plittersdorfer Str. 218
53173 Bonn
T: +49 (0) 228 365 640
F: +49 (0) 228 351 390
E-Mail: congress@ga-online.org

Dear members of the global GA-network,
dear scientists interested in Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research,

The world is facing a huge challenge – the pandemic has been affecting our daily and professional life. After the GA-meeting could not take place in San Francisco in 2020, we were optimistically planning the GA-conference 2021 in Bonn. Because of the development of the pandemic, however, we decided to go for a virtual meeting. This will be a new and exciting experience. At the same moment we have the chance to communicate, to exchange science, to connect and interact from all over the world and to plan for the future.

The scientific program of the GA conference will include plenary lectures, keynote lectures, short lectures and workshops. Moreover, we offer a competition for a number of recorded contributions, which will be made available on the conference platform. Virtual poster sessions and invitations for poster flash presentations will enlarge our knowledge. Sponsors are invited to use virtual exhibitions and to interact with participants.

The objective of our society is to have four days of science, discussion and interaction. Please, take this chance to be a part of this virtual GA-meeting in a global environment of participants.

We are looking forward to meeting you online!

Main Scientific Topics

  • One Health, access and benefit sharing
  • Antiinfectives and epidemiology
  • Analytics, recent methodology and applications
  • Translational natural product pharmacology
  • Endophytes and microbes
  • Regulation of herbal and traditional medicines
  • Medicinal plants and natural product research on Traditional Medicines
  • Recent Advances in medicinal plant and natural product research

A detailed program will be published soon.



before 31.05.2021

Regular, before 31.07.2021

After 31.07.2021

Non GA-member170180200
Student GA-member406080
Student non GA-member7090110

The registration process will start soon.

Abstract submission will soon be possible.

Advantages for sponsoring the congress

As a sponsor or exhibitor at the GA2021 you can testify your enthusiasm to the field of natural products research. Your products and services can be presented to a motivated and well informed specialist public, including opinion leaders decision-makers and of the research centres of natural product research and medicinal plant industry from all over the world. In short, they are your present and new customers. The average participant number on GA congresses is about 700-800 persons. This congress offers an excellent place to promote your products and services to interested specialists.

If you are interested in exhibiting at GA2021, we offer sponsoring and exhibition packages as well as custom-made solutions to help you to find the connection to your partners. Please contact congress@ga-online.org.

We are looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Scientific Committee

  • Rudi Bauer
  • Anna Rita Bilia
  • Alessandra Braca
  • Emerson Ferreira Queiroz
  • Nikolas Fokialakis
  • Robert Fürst
  • Stefan Gafner
  • De-an Guo
  • Michael Heinrich
  • Andreas Hensel
  • Attila Hunyadi
  • Oliver Kayser
  • Olaf Kelber
  • Werner Knöss
  • Gabriele König
  • Judith M. Rollinger
  • Bernd Röther
  • Krystyna Skalicka-Woźniak
  • Hermann Stuppner
  • Gudrun Ulrich-Merzenich
  • Cica Vissiennon
  • Jacqueline Wiesner