August 28-31, 2022

Congress President

​Andreana Assimopoulou

School of Chemical Engineering
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh)
Thessaloniki, Greece
& Natural Products Research Centre of Excellence (NatPro-AUTh)
Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Innovation – AUTh
t: (+30) 2310 994242


Assoc. Prof. Andreana Assimopoulou
Ass. Prof. Panagiotis Barmpalexis
Ass. Prof. Christos Chatzidoukas
Assoc. Prof. Dimitrios Christofilos
Ass. Prof. Nikolas Fokialakis
Ass. Prof. Anastasia Karioti
Prof. Diamanto Lazari
Assoc. Prof. Fani Mantzouridou
Ass. Prof. Ioannis Tsivintzelis

We welcome you at the GA2022 Conference
We will be happy to host you in Thessaloniki, Greece

Dear members of the global GA-network,

Dear scientists involved in Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research,

We are proudly announcing the “70th International Congress and Annual Meeting of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA)”, which will take place on August 28-31, 2022 in Thessaloniki, Greece.

It will be the first time a GA meeting is hosted in Thessaloniki, one of the most vivid and historically significant cities of the Balkan peninsula. We believe that GA2022 will bring together renowned scientists from all over the globe and we would be grateful if you could actively participate in this exciting event.

The conference aims at expanding our current knowledge on all aspects of natural product research. The scientific program includes invited key lectures and short lectures, poster sessions, as well as workshops. We hope that after the restrictions imposed by the pandemic for more than two years, we will be able to organize a face-to-face meeting and offer the participants four days of excellent science, a perfect forum for networking and lively scientific discussions, interaction, as well as a fruitful and pleasant stay.

The thematic topics of the Congress include the following:

  1. Ethnobiology – Ethnobotany – Biodiversity
  2. Natural compounds from marine organisms, fungi and microorganisms – Endophytes and microbes (incl. Microbiome)
  3. Analysis and authenticity – Quality control – Metabolomics
  4. Chemistry and bioactivity of natural products
  5. Bioinformatics in natural products Drug Discovery
  6. Circular economy-Bioeconomy- Green technologies- Sustainable development of agricultural/industrial by-products
  7. Botanical products (Herbal Medicinal Products – Food supplements – Cosmetics – Botanical Medical Devices)
  8. Natural products against respiratory infections
  9. Animal Health care
  10. Biotechnology, bioengineering
  11. Formulation – Pharmaceutical technology – Drug delivery systems

We are eagerly looking forward to welcome you in Thessaloniki for a very meaningful intellectual meeting and a memorable stay.

With my best regards,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee

​Andreana Assimopoulou

Assoc. Professor

Access to the Conference Venue

Thessaloniki Concert Hall (‘Megaro Mousikis’) is located in the eastern part of Thessaloniki, next by the seafront. You can access the venue either by bus or a taxi.
There is a bus stop (Megaro mousikis-25 Martiou) 100 meters away from Thessaloniki Concert Hall, where buses no. 1X, 3Κ,& pass. You can find more information here.

You can easily access the venue by booking a taxi through the different taxi companies that exist in the city. Also, there is a taxi station in front of the entrance of the Concert Hall that makes convenient the transportation from the venue to other parts of the city.

M1 and M2 Buildings

Thessaloniki Concert Hall
25 Martiou & Paralia 54646 Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki Concert Hall
25 Martiou & Paralia 54646 Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki Concert Hall
25 Martiou & Paralia 54646 Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki Concert Hall
25 Martiou & Paralia 54646 Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki Concert Hall
25 Martiou & Paralia 54646 Thessaloniki

Conference Venue

The GA 2022 meeting is going to take place mainly at the M2 building of the Concert Hall. Click here to take a virtual tour of the hall.


Concert Hall
Concert Hall
M2: Foyer
M2: Foyer
M2: Foyer
M2: Foyer
M2: Foyer
M2: Main Hall
M2: Main Hall
M2: Parallel Sessions
M2: Parallel Sessions
M2: Parallel Sessions

Further information on our sponsoring opportunities will soon be published.

Exhibition Area
Sponsor’s Booth
Sponsor’s Booth

Confirmed invited Speakers

Associate Prof. Dr. Fabio Boylan

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Ireland

Dr. Fernando de la Calle

Head of Microbiology Dpt. R&D, PharmaMar, Madrid, Spain

Prof. Ioanna Chinou

Department of Pharmacy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Associate Prof. Johannes Kirchmair

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Vienna and Head of the Computational Drug Discovery and Design Group, Vienna, Austria

Dr. Philipp Krastel

Group Leader bei Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland

Dr. Kirsi-Marja Oksman-Caldentey

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Espoo, Finland

Prof. Antje Potthast

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, (BOKU), Department of Chemistry, Institute for Chemistry of Renewables Resources, Tulln, Austria

Prof. Alexios-Leandros Skaltsounis

Department of Pharmacy,
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Prof. Dan Staerk

Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark