Spices and Medicine


Symposium Programme

2019 Annual Autumn Symposium: "Biodiversity and Medicinal Plant Research: Global Perspectives from the Field"

Wednesday 9 October 2019

12:30-5:00 PM

29-39 Brunswick Square

London WC1N 1AX

12:30-1:30 PM. REGISTRATION and POSTER SESSION- Square Lounge

1:30 - 3:00 PM. SESSION 1 - John Hanbury Lecture Theatre

  • Opening Remarks. Prof. Michael Heinrich, UCL School of Pharmacy, UK.
  • 1:30 - 2:00 PM. Javier Echeverría, Universidad de Santiago, Chile. "Ethnopharmacology in Chile - Opportunities and challenges"
  • 2:00 - 2:30 PM. Felipe García Cardone, Instituto Humboldt, Colombia. "Native medicinal plants of Colombia: How can they contribute to better healthcare?" 
  • 2:30 - 3:00 PM. Nick Sadgrove, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, UK. "Intraspecific variability of taxa in Australian Eremophila (Scrophulariaceae) was recognised by historical Aboriginal men of high degree, but not by modern botanists"

3.00-3:15 PM. BREAK - Square Lounge

3:15-4:30 PM SESSION 2 - John Hanbury Lecture Theatre

  • 3:15 - 3:45 PM. Matteo Politi, Takiwasi Center, Peru and University of Chieti, Italy. "Peru's biocultural diversity and the case of ayahuasca in the management of addiction"
  • 3:45 - 4:15 PM. Adolfo Andrade Cetto, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico. "Hypoglycemic plants - Some mechanisms of action" 
  • 4:15 - 4:30 PM. Michael Heinrich, UCL School of Pharmacy, UK. "Quality control and sustainable sourcing of traditional medicines in the time of blockchains"

4.30 - 5.00 PM. POSTER SESSION

*Frank Fish Memorial Lecture and Wine Reception: 5:00 PM onwards. Free pre-registration required:https://www.ucl.ac.uk/pharmacy/news/2019/sep/frank-fish-lecture-2019