Scientific Program


  • Oct. 12, 2023, THURSDAY
  • Oct. 13, 2023, FRIDAY
  • Oct. 14, 2023, SATURDAY
  • Oct. 15, 2023, SUNDAY

Oct. 12, 2023, Thursday

09.00 Registration

Opening Ceremony

13.30-14.00 Opening Ceremony

Session I

Chair: Satya Sarker, Helen Skaltsa
14.00-14.30 Plenary Lecture: Francisco Macias
Dereplication of Mixtures of Bioactive Saponins from Agave species. Their Potential Use as Bioherbicides
14.35-15.05 Plenary Lecture: Simon Gibbons
Phytochemistry: Not Just for Your Drugs and Busting Bugs
Oral Presentations (1-2)
15.05-15.20 OP-1: Isolation and Structure Elucidation of Unprecedented Bicyclic and Tricyclic Non-Canonical C16 Terpenoids
Efstathia Ioannou
15.20-15.35 OP-2: Prenylated Phenolics as Modulators of Cellular Communication
Polina Shpet
15.35-15.55 Coffee Break

Session II

Chair: Vassillos Rousis, Maria José Umbelino Ferreira
15.55-16.25 Plenary Lecture: Satyajit Sarker
Vitexin, Isovitexin and Vicenins 1-3: Linking the Results of in silico Studies to Reported Bioactivities
Oral Presentations (3-6)
16.25-16.40 OP-3: Drug Candidate Quinones Against Breast Cancer: The Cytotoxicity and Modes of Action of Thymoquinone
Nadire Özenver
16.40-16.55 OP-4: Mimicking the Symbiosis in Plants to Produce New Agents for Healthy Aging
Melis Küçüksolak
16.55-17.10 OP-5: Activity-guided Isolation of Anti-inflammatory Secondary Metabolites from Valeriana phu L.
Cansel Çelik
17.10-17.35 OP-6: Luteolin Isolated from Juncus acutus L. to Treat Human Coronaviruses Infections?
Asma Hakem
18.00-19.00 Welcome Cocktail

Oct. 13, 2023, Friday

Session III

Chair: Francisco Macias, Lucie Cahlíková
08.30-09.00 Plenary Lecture: Miroslav Strnad
Natural Adenines and Their Derivatives as New Anticancer Drug Candidates
09.05-09.35 Plenary Lecture: Maria José Umbelino Ferreira
Targeting Drug Resistance in Cancer by Plant-Derived Compounds and Hemisynthetic Derivatives
Oral Presentations (7-10)
09.35-09.50 OP-7: Drug Candidate Quinones Against Breast Cancer: The Cytotoxicity and Modes of Action of Acetylalkannin
Merve Yüzbaşıoğlu Baran
09.50-10.05 OP-8: Semi-synthetic Sapogenols Exhibited Antitumor Activity by Intratumoral Injection
Göklem Üner
10.05-10.20 OP-9: Citrus Flavanones Induce Anti-Leukemic Effects on THP-1 Cell Line Through the Inhibition of the SIRT2/p53/p21/cyclin E1 Pathway
Caterina Russo
10.20-10-35 OP-10: The Potential of Adjuvant Candidate Saponin Isolated from Endemic Cephalaria species for Use with Vaccine Antigen Her2/Neu Peptide in Breast Cancer Vaccines
Nazli Sarikahya
10.35-10.55 Coffee Break

Session IV

Chair: Funda Yalçın, Petr Tarkowski
10.55-11.25 Plenary Lecture: Stefan Gafner
Tackling Botanical Ingredient Adulteration – A Solution Looking for a Problem or an Urgent Need to Improve The Outcome of Herbal Medicine?
Oral Presentations (11-12)
11.25-11.40 OP-11: Expression of Desired Compounds at Different Developmental Stages of Plants – Examples from the Lamiaceae
Nazia Nazar
11.40-11.55 OP-12: Evaluation of The Effects of Freeze-dried Extract of Persicaria bistorta L. SAMP On Colitis Rat Model
Niusha Esmaealzadeh
11.00-13.00 PSE Large Commitee Meeting at Hall B
11.55-13.30 Lunch Break

Session V

Chair: Ömür Demirezer, Søren Bak
13.30-14.00 Plenary Lecture: Thomas Efferth
Nerium oleander and Its Cardenolides as Profound Anticancer Agents
14.05-14.35 Plenary Lecture: Kenneth Ritchie
Cancer Chemoprevention and the Hunt for Phytochemical Inducers of the Antioxidant Response
Oral Presentations (13-16)
14.35-14.50 OP-13: What Orangutans Can Teach Us: Plants Used for Self-medication as a Potential Source of Bioactive Substances with Antiparasitic Effects
Karel Dolezal
14.50-15.05 OP-14: Assessment of Cancer Chemopreventive Potential and Phytochemical Analysis of Daucus carota Wildly Grown in Syria
Waed Alsheikh
15.05-15.20 OP-15: A Novel Source for Omega-7 Fatty Acids: Olive Oil
Nazım Şekeroğlu
15.20-15.35 OP-16: NMR-based Metabolomics and Effects on Leukemia Cells of Maytenus senegalensis and Elaeodendron transvaalense
Monica Scognamiglio
15.35-15.55 Coffee Break

Session VI

Chair: Miroslav Strnad, Hasan Kırmızıbekmez
15.55-16.25 Plenary Lecture: Lutfun Nahar
The Power of Antioxidant-rich Foods
16.30-16.50 Keynote Lecture: Lucie Cahlíková
Natural Products and Their Derivatives as Antimycobacterial Agents
Oral Presentations (17-18)
16.50-17.05 OP-17: Tick-repellent Terpenes Isolated with Liquid-Liquid Chromatography from Hemp Flower Supercritical CO2 Extracts: A Multi-methodological Approach
Simon Vlad Luca
17.05-17.20 OP-18: Saponins and Iridoids from Scabiosa pseudograminifolia
Gaye Sumer Okkali
17.30-19.30 WORKSHOP: Writing and Publishing Papers – the 6 Ps – Prior Preparation Prevents Pointlessly Poor Performance

Oct. 14, 2023, Saturday

Session VII

Chair: Simon Gibbons, Evelyn Wolfram
08.30-09.00 Plenary Lecture: Helen Skaltsa
Mild Skin Ailments and Their Treatment with Natural Products
09.05-09.35 Plenary Lecture: İhsan Çalış
The Phytochemical Studies on the Secondary Metabolites from Some Polygala species of Türkiye
Oral Presentations (19-22)
09.35-09.50 OP-19: Potential of Triterpenoid Saponins as Bio-pesticides Against Herbivore Insect Pest
Søren Bak
09.50-10.05 OP-20: Geranylated Flavonoids as Potential Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Lenka Molčanová
10.05-10.20 OP-21: Development and Biological Evaluation of a Novel Plant-based Substance for Targeted AQP3 Regulation on Skin Epidermis
Viktor Filatov
10.20-10.35 OP-22: Plectranthus: Source of Important Bioactive Compounds for Therapeutic Approaches
Patricia Rijo
10.35 – 10.55 Coffee Break

Session VIII

Chair: Pinarosa Avato, İrem Çankaya
10.55-11.25 Plenary Lecture: Randolph Arroo
Pharmacological Potential of Polymethoxy Flavones from Artemisia annua L.
11.30-11.50 Keynote Lecture: Petr Tarkowski
Hyphenated Techniques as Tools for Plant Production Quality Assessment and Monitoring of Plant Growth and Development
Oral Presentations (23-25)
11.50-12.05 OP-23: Phytochemical Investigations and Cytotoxic Effects of Turkish Endemic Inula fragilis
Kübra Uzun
12.05-12.20 OP-24: Phytochemical Investigation and Cancer Chemopreventive Effect of Rhodomyrtus tomentosa Fruits
Chuanchom Khuniad
12.20-12.35 OP-25:Neuroprotective Activity of Natural and Synthetic Oxysterols
Miroslav Kvasnica
12.35-13.30 Lunch Break

Session IX

Chair: Stefan Gafner, Lutfun Nahar
13.30-14.00 Plenary Lecture: Evelyn Wolfram
Computational Aids in Phytochemical Research and Analysis – Opportunities and Challenges from an Author and Editor’s Perspective
14.05-14.35 Plenary Lecture: Vassilios Roussis
Incorporation of the Marine Antioxidant Agent Echinochrome A in Micro-/Nanofibrous Scaffolds Enables Its Oral Administration
14.40-14.55 Andrea Zangara – Euromed Group
Cardioprotective Effects of Hydroxytyrosol (HT) and Punicalagin (PC) Supplementation: Insights from a Clinical Study
Oral Presentations (26-27)
15.00-15.15 OP-26: NMR-guided Rapid Identification and Isolation of Potential Anticancer Compounds from Asteraceae species
Valentino Giovanna
15.15-15.30 OP-27:
Isolation, Purification and Structural Determination of Biologically Active Natural Compounds from Sea Cucumber Holothuria tubulosa from Aegean Sea
Gülce Gucur
15.30-15.50 Coffee Break

Session X

Chair: Thomas Efferth, Kenneth Ritchie
16.00-18.00 Phytochemical Analysis Board Meeting
Oral Presentations (28-32)
15.50-16.05 OP-28: Exploring Ferula elaeochytris: A Promising Natural Approach for Erectile Dysfunction Treatment
Sinem Aslan Erdem
16.05-16.20 OP-29: Mentha sp. Cultivated in Czechia: Their Composition and Bioactivities
Sanja Ćavar Zeljković
16.20-16.35 OP-30: In vitro Screening of Antidiabetic Activity of Astragalus kurdicus Boiss. and Its Secondary Metabolites
Kevser Özdemir
16.35-16.50 OP-31: Investigation of Antibacterial and Antioxidant Effects of Some Hypericum species Growing Türkiye with Their Chemical Aspect
Ömerül Faruk Tavlı
16.50-17.05 OP-32: Influence of Different Types of Agrimonia eupatoria L. Extracts on Rheological and Texture Properties of Gels
Pavel Mučaji
17.05-18.30 Poster Session
20.00-23.30 Gala Dinner

Oct. 15, 2023, Sunday

Session XI

Chair: İhsan Çalış, Simon Vlad Luca
09.00-09.30 Plenary Lecture: Pinarosa Avato
Bioactive Phytochemicals: Challenges in Drug Development
09.35-09.50 Carsten Culmsee – Max Zeller Söhne AG
Metabolic Effects of Cimicifuga racemosa Extract Ze 450 on Mitochondria and Implications for the Resistance Against Oxidative Cell Death and Longevity
Oral Presentations (33-35)
09.50-10.05 OP-33: Antidiabetic and Antiobesity Activity of Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill. Fruits
Hande Büşra Keleş
10.05-10.20 OP-34: Anti-inflammatory and Antioxidant Activity of Selected African Medicinal Plants with Their HPLC Fingerprinting
Ibukun Oresanya
10.20-10.35 OP-35: Cytoprotective Effect of Trachystemon orientalis D.Don Extracts and Metabolites Against Cigarette Smoke Extract
Nurdan Yazıcı
10.35-10.55 Coffee Break

Session XII

Chair: Randolph Arroo, Ayşe Kuruuzum-Uz
10.55-11.15 Keynote Lecture: Mahmut Miski
Natural Products Drug Discovery: Industrial versus Academic Perspective
Oral Presentations (36-38)
11.15-11.30 OP-36: Investigation on Neuroprotective Effect Potentials of Extracts and Fractions Obtained from Pistacia vera L. Leaves
Gokay Albayrak
11.30-11.45 OP-37: Cytotoxicity and HPLC studies on Anthraquinone Molecules and Rumex Root Extracts
Seren Gündoğdu
11.45-12.00 OP-38: A Metabolomic Approach To Explore The Impact Of Lemon Balm on Canine Behavior
Fatima Zohra Aberkane
12.00-12.45 Closing Ceremony


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