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Aims and Objectives

. Exchange of information and scientific appraisal on all aspects of research and development of pharmaceuticals, health foods and other products derived from plants, microorganisms and animals (pharmacognosy)
. Promoting natural products as biologically-active compounds amongst the wider scientific community.
. Continuing education of the pharmaceutical and other related professions in the scientific study of natural pharmaceuticals
. Promotion of research on the safe use of medicinal plants and products derived from them (herbal medical products, food supplements, cosmetics).
. LLiaison and collaboration with other international and national societies and with individuals with similar interests.
. Contributing to the sustainable use of the world’s biodiversity by fomenting all aspects related to the development of products from such sources including local initiatives on the save use of these resources

Some of our regular activities:

. Regular meetings to present and discuss current research often in collaboration with other (international) societies
- Organise scientific meetings on a national and international level
- Regional shorter sympopsia
. Promotion of all scholarly and applied activities related to medicinal plant research including informing of the wider public.
. Promotion of pharmacognosy as a discipline through links within the natural sciences and especially pharmacy
. Establish and strengthen links with researchers interested in bioactive natural products and extracts, for example, via links with the Phytochemical Society of Europe (PSE), Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural product Research (GA), International Society for Ethnopharmacology (ISE)
. Worldwide networking within the context of pharmacognosy

Panel of Experts

. Prof. Michael Heinrich . Dr. P. Bremner
. Dr. D. Tasdemir . Dr. J. Prieto-Garcia
. Dr. E.M. Williamson . Prof. P. Houghton
. Dr. Colin Wright . Dr L Anderson

For further information, please contact the APSGB Secretariat: [email protected]

Some important links:

Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA) -
International Society for Ethnopharmacology (ISE) -


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