Aberdeen to host natural products conference

From nutraceuticals to pharmaceuticals; this September Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) will host the International Conference on the Mechanism of Action of Nutraceuticals (ICMAN) and the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR) Natural Products Section joint conference.

AECCHeading to the city from 27-29 September 2017, this international life science conference is expected to attract 500 delegates to the region over the three day event.

Brought to the city by Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Professor Cherry Wainwright and University of Aberdeen’s Professor Baukje de Roos, who will co-chair the conference.

Professor Cherry Wainwright, conference co-chair, commented: ““I’m proud to be working with IUPHAR and ICMAN to host this significant international event in Aberdeen. Myself and the organisers look forward to welcoming delegates from around the world to the city; showcasing the quality and breadth of the research and expertise we have here in Aberdeen.”

With notable keynote speakers lined up including Professor Raymond Andersen of the University of British Columbia, Canada, who will present a lecture entitled “Sponging off Nature for New Drug Leads” and ICMAN invited speaker; Dr Charis Galanakis of Galanakis Laboratries, Greece who will present on the topic of “Nutraceuticals Retrieved from Food Processing Waste”.

Steven Daun, Associations Sales Manager at AECC commented: “It is great to be welcoming this prestigious conference to the city. This event displays the strong teamworking in place in Aberdeen, with the venue working closely with both of the city’s universities and showcasing the fantastic knowledge and work which takes place here.”

Abstract submissions are currently being accepted for the conference and more information can be found here.


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