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Future PSNA Meetings

  • 2017 University of Missouri, Columbia
  • 2018 Mexico!!

Other Meetings of Interest

On July 24-28, 2017, we are organizing an International Conference on Science and Society with the Topic "Phytomedicine and Biopiracy". Information, registration, meeting lodging information can be found at the following link:

The concept of this conference is different. We want to foster the dialogue between scientists from biosciences and humanities. As we are all working on medicinal plants and natural products, we are faced with the fair sharing of benefits from the bioprospecting of medicinal plants, which is regulated in the Nagoya Protocol of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (see: Efferth et al., Biopiracy of natural products and good bioprospecting practice. Phytomedicine. 2016 Feb 15;23(2):166-73. doi: 10.1016/j.phymed.2015.12.006). The unfair use of traditional knowledge and genetic resources has been termed “Biopiracy”.

Biopiracy is a hot topic discussed in the humanities, and we as bioscientists have a lot in common to discuss with our colleagues.

We like to encourage scientists from all disciplines to come to this conference, where we will discuss issues of biopiracy from various angles.

Of course, we also cordially welcoming your contributions in the field of phytotherapy and phytomedicine as oral presentation or poster.

We would be happy to welcome you at the Hilton Hotel in Mainz, Germany, a capital city full of history and surrounded by a wonderful landscape, which is under the protection of the UNESCO as world cultural heritage.

Thank you very much!

With best regards and wishes

Thomas Efferth

Conference Chair
Professor Dr. Thomas Efferth
Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Biology
Institute of Pharmacy and Biochemistry
Johannes Gutenberg University
Staudinger Weg 5
55128 Mainz
Tel: 06131-39-25751
Fax: 06131-39-23752
E-mail: efferth(at)

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