3rd International Conference on Natural Products Utilization (ICNPU- 2017) From Plants to Pharmacy Shelf, Bansko, Bulgaria

October 17, 2017
The conference was organized by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Milen Georgiev (Institute of Microbiology, Laboratory of Applied Biotechnology – IMicB, and CPSBB). The CPSBB was a supporting organization of the event. The main objective of the conference was to cover the wide spectrum of application of plants with special emphasis on the sustainable use of natural products, emerging – omics platforms and recent trends in (ethno)pharmacology, toxicology, molecular biology and biotechnology. It was attended by more than 350 experts from 60 countries. Several colleagues from IMicB and CPSBB took part in the event. Kristiana Amirova represented a poster on the “Effect of Clinopodium vulgare extract on the production of Nitric Oxide, Reactive Oxygen Species and COX2 by Neutrophils”. Prof. Dr. Robert Verpoorte, Member of the PlantaSYST International Scientific Advisory Board, attended the conference as a keynote speaker. Prof. Dr. Alisdair Fernie, leader of the Plant Metabolomics Department at CPSBB was also among the keynote speakers of the ICNPU conference. During the conference, a meeting of the present members of the PlantaSYST consortium was held to discuss and asses CPSBB research activities and review project proposals on behalf of the Center.