Brazilian biodiversity as a source of new medicines: Private sector perspective

GA eSeminar, Online / February 10th, 03:00 p.m. – 05:30 p-m. (CET)


  • Dr. Cristina Dislich Ropke, Director of the R&D department of the group Centroflora, Botucatu, Brazil
    Brazilian biodiversity a treasure to be discovered: the Brazilian Molecular Powerhouse (MPH) initiative.
  • Prof Dr João Batista Calixto, Director of the CIENP, Florianopolis, Brazil
    Recent advances by the Center for Innovation and Pre-Clinical Studies  in the development of  pre-clinical studies with standardized extracts  from Brazilian medicinal plants aimed at developing new herbal medicines with scientific proof of efficacy and safety.
  • Dr Carlos Victor, Senior R&D Manager of the Ache laboratories, Guarulhos São Paulo, Brazil
    BIOPROSPERA®: A Systematic and Exclusive Platform to Discover and Develop Innovative Medicines from the Brazilian Biodiversity


Please use this link to register – this eSeminar is free of charge. You will receive a Zoom link via email afterwards – please check your spam-folder. If you don‘t receive any link, please contact (Cornelia Kern).

You can download the flyer here.

Oxford ICSB

Location: Oxford Conference Center, located at 102 Ed Perry Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655 (USA)

Date: April 24th – 27th, 2023

The National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR) within the School of Pharmacy at The University of Mississippi is pleased to announce another international conference on important botanical quality and safety issues.

This conference is supported by a cooperative agreement between the NCNPR and the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is co-sponsored by the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica/ CAS, China; the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR – India); the Ministry of Indigenous Medicine, Sri Lanka; the American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP); the Society for Medicinal Plant Research (GA); the Korean Society of Pharmacognosy (KSP) and the Japanese Society of Pharmacognosy (JSP).

The function of this conference is to review, discuss, and explore the confluence of current research topics in natural product chemistry, pharmacognosy and botanicals. Topic areas will include authentication of botanical identity, cultivation, collection, post-harvest practices for producing quality plant materials, as well as an exploration of chemical and toxicological methods regarding botanical quality/safety assessments.

Each session will open with a plenary speaker outlining the current approaches, limitations, and research needs of the topic area. Speakers are leading researchers from industry, academia, nonprofit institutions, trade associations, and government. The tremendous opportunity for international exchange among these representatives, participants, and students on important and timely scientific botanical issues is a hallmark of this event.

Topics Include:

  • Cultivation, Collection and Post-Harvest Practices to Assure Production of Quality Raw Botanical Materials
  • Authentication, Identification and Purity Assessments of Botanical Raw Materials, Ingredients, and Products
  • General and Specific Approaches Toward Establishing the Safety, Efficacy, and Quality of Botanicals with Modern Technologies
  • International Regulatory Approaches for Safety Assessments and Adverse Event Reporting (AER) for Botanical Products

Follow this link to visit the summer school website.

Summer School on “Ethnopharmacological relevance: from bench to shelf, including intellectual property and bioprospecting acts“

Location: Future Africa Campus, University of Pretoria, Pretoria South Africa

Date: 15-19th May 2023

Supported by the Volkswagen Foundation we are organizing a summer school on “Ethnopharmacological relevance: from bench to shelf, including intellectual property and bioprospecting acts“.

The summer school is hosted by the University of Pretoria and the Leipzig University and aims to equip young scientists from Europe and Africa with the knowledge and know-how of steering their natural product research towards successful commercialization. The participants will have the chance of exploring areas relating to standardization, quality control and entrepreneurship.

Follow this link to visit the summer school website.

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

2.-5. July, 2023

Dublin, Ireland

You can download the congress-flyer here.

Please follow this link if you wish to visit the congress-website.

72nd International Congress and Annual Meeting of the
Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA)

13.-17. July, 2024

ICE Krakow Congress Center
Marii Konopnickiej 17
30-302 Kraków