Dear Friends

The 18th International Congress of International Society for Ethnopharmacology & the 5th International Congress of the Society for Ethnopharmacology, India (ISE-SFEC 2018) will be jointly organized by Department of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh in association with Society for Ethnopharmacology, India during January 13-15, 2018 at Dhaka, Bangladesh. This congress will highlight on “Ethnopharmacology & Drug Development: Innovation meets Tradition”. This congress will focus on several crucial and contemporary issues on the scientific study based on of Ethnopharmacology and medicinal plants by the renowned scientists throughout the world. This will provide an ideal platform to the participants to present their research work, interaction, debate and dissemination of ideas amongst the distinguished professionals, eminent scientists, technologist and industrialist. On behalf of the organizing committee, Society for Ethnopharmacology, India and International Society for Ethnopharmacology, it is our pleasure to invite you to participate in this congress and explore the opportunities.

International Advisory Committee/Board

  • Rudolph Bauer, Austria, ISE
  • Guillermo Schmeda Hirschmann, Chile, ISE
  • Anna K. Jäger, Denmark, ISE
  • Marco Leonti, Italy, ISE
  • Peter Houghton, ISE
  • Caroline Weckerle, ISE
  • Michael Heinrich, London, ISE
  • Jacobus Nicolaas Eloff , ISE
  • Pulok K. Mukherjee, India, ISE
  • Peng Yong, China, ISE
  • James Oluwagbamigbe Fajemiroye, ISE
  • Pouya Faridi, ISE
  • Gail B. Mahady, ISE
  • Hannah Jennings, UK
  • Sarah Edwards, ISE
  • Pardo de Santayana, Spain
  • G Vollmar, Dresden, Germany
  • Ge Lin, Hong Kong
  • Pratim Banerji, SFE, India
  • Indraneel Das, India
  • B K Sarkar, India
  • B P Saha, India
  • Sibeswar Saha, India
  • Sibylle U Saha, India
  • C K Katiyar, India
  • D Chattopadhyay, India
  • S C Mandal, India
  • Sanmoy Karmakar, India
  • Prabir Banerjee, India
  • Amat, Chaina
  • Mohammad Sanad Abu-Darwish, Jordan
  • Ikhlas Khan, USA
  • Arup Mukherjee, India
  • Achintya Saha, India
  • Mukhlesur Rahman, London, UK
  • Robert Verpoorte, Netherlands
  • Alvaro Viljoen, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Geoffrey A Cordell, Evaston, USA
  • Gudrun Ulrich-Merzenich, Germany
  • E Yesilada, Turkey
  • Rawiwan Charoensup, Thailand
  • Dilip Ghosh, Australia
  • Oyunbileg Yungeree, Mongolia
  • MLM Chadrika Dissanayake, Sri Lanka
  • Motlalepula G Matsabisa, South Africa
  • Pradip Paul, USA
  • Noraiza Basar, Malaysia
  • Te Kian Keong, Malaysia
  • Ashok Patel, London, UK
  • Haruki Yamada, Tokyo, Japan
  • Gabriel I. Giancaspro, USA
  • M Simmonds, London, UK
  • Ning-Hua Tan, Yunnan, China
  • Elin Yulinah Sukandar, Indonesia
  • Muhammad Ilias, USA
  • Panna Thapa, Nepal
  • Salma Al-Kindy, Sultanate of Oman
  • Amzad Hossain, Sultanate of Oman
  • Khalijah Binti Awang, Malayasia
  • Alexander I. Gray, Strathclyde, UK
  • Barbara Pendry, UK
  • Jaikumar, Delhi India
  • Nurmuhammat Amat, China
  • Pardo de Santayana, Madrid, SPAIN
  • De-an Guo, China
  • Geetha Krishnan
  • Partha Roy, Roorke, India
  • Marc Beyrouthy, Lebanon
  • Uma Shaanker, Bangalore India
  • Nijsiri Ruangrungsi, Thailand
  • Mark Blumenthal, USA, Mark Blumenthal

University of Dhaka is the oldest university in modern Bangladesh. Established in 1921 University of Dhaka opened its doors to students with Sir P.J. Hartog as the first Vice-Chancellor of the University. The University was set up in a picturesque part of the city known as ‘Ramna’ on 600 acres of land.  At present the University consists of 13 Faculties, 80 Departments, 11 Institutes, 20 residential halls, 3 hostels and more than 51 Research Centers. The number of students and teachers has risen to about 37,064 and 1,926 respectively. The main purpose of the University was to create new areas of knowledge and disseminate this knowledge to the society through its students. Since its inception the University has a distinct character of having distinguished scholars as faculties who have enriched the global pool of knowledge by making notable contributions in the fields of teaching and research. The University of Dhaka is dedicated to the advancement of learning, and is committed to promoting research in all fields of knowledge. The University of Dhaka is at this moment one of the leading institutions of higher education in Asia. For further details please visit: www.du.ac.bd

Society for Ethnopharmacology, India is a registered under the West Bengal Society Registration act and also affiliated to the International Society for Ethnopharmacology. The society was formed in 2013 and has made its presence through the country, which provides networking opportunity for development and promotion of medicinal plants and ethnopharmacology. The Society works on dissemination of knowledge in this area through different local chapters made in different parts of India with the major highlights on “Globalizing local knowledge and localizing global technologies.” For further details please visit: www.ethnopharmacology.in

International Society for Ethnopharmacology (ISE) is an International scientific organization of researchers dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the pharmacological actions of plants, animals, insects, and other organisms used in medicines of indigenous and modern, past and present cultures. The major objective of the ISE is to promote Ethnopharmacology as a scientific field of research. The Journal of Ethnopharmacology is dedicated to the exchange of information and understandings about people’s use of natural products and their bio-prospecting. For details please visit: www.ethnopharmacology.org

Major Highlights of the Congress:

  • Dissemination of knowledge on education and research for promotion of medicinal plant and ethnopharmacology
  • Evidence based validation of traditional medicine
  • Evaluation of safety, efficacy and quality of botanicals
  • Ethnopharmacology in drug discovery and development- global perspectives
  • Phytochemical, pharmacological, antimicrobial evaluation of medicinal plants
  • Identification and documentation of medicinal plants and traditional resources.
  • Development of analytical techniques for quality control, and standardization of herbal medicine
  • Bioprospecting of natural products – an approach towards drug discovery
  • Integrative approach in promotion and development of traditional medicine
  • Development and evaluation of herbal formulation from medicinal plant through industry institute partnership
  • IP rights, patents and regulatory affairs of medicinal and aromatic plants
  • Conservation & propagation of rare, endangered & threatened medicinal plants

Join the event and explore the opportunities

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