Young scientist from the PlantaSYST project was awarded for best poster presentation by the Association for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Southeast European Countries (AMAPSEEC)
Monika Todorova, a PhD student and young researcher who works in one of the partnering organizations from the PlantaSYST project – The Stephan Angeloff Institute of Microbiology (IMicB), Laboratory of Metabolomics, was awarded for the best poster presentation by the Association for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Southeast European Countries (AMAPSEEC).
The award was presented by the president of AMAPSEEC, Prof. Zora Dajić Stevanović, with an official ceremony during the International Conference on Natural Product Utilization 2023 – ICNPU 2023. The poster presentation was entitled “Effect of icariin on Longevity, Stress Resistance and Fitness of Caenorhabditis elegans”. It is a result of the scientific teamwork and collaboration between CPSBB’s Plant Cell Biotechnology department and the Laboratory of Metabolomics (IMiCB), for promoting healthspan and longevity in C. elegans.
This year the fifth edition of the International Conference on Natural Product Utilization 2023 (ICNPU 2023) took place in the Bulgarian resort “St. St. Konstantin and Elena” and gathered over 300 scientists from all over the world.
Among the main topics of the program were (Ethno)botany, Conservation and Sustainable Uses of Natural Resources, Herbal Medicine/Botanical Supplements, Medicinal Chemistry, Metabolomics, Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering (incl. functional genomics), Natural Products Chemistry, (Ethno)pharmacology, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics, Plant Biotechnology, Systems Biology, and Toxicology.