Drug Res (Stuttg) 2013; 63(01): 2-3
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1333281
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Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research: Bionorica Phytoneering Award and Egon Stahl-Award

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Publication Date:
06 February 2013 (online)

Announcement Bionorica Phytoneering Award 2013

BIONORICA SE is globally one of the leading companies in the area of phytotherapy, producing plant-based medicines with proven efficacy, safety and quality. BIONORICA's headquarters are located in Neumarkt i. d. Opf. (Germany/Bavaria). The company is family-owned since 80 years.

A significant focus of BIONORICA's work is concentrated on R & D activities with annual capital investments of about 15% of the company's turnover. Although the center of all R & D activities is in Neumarkt, BIONORICA has established further research institutes in Innsbruck (Austria) and Hong Kong. In addition BIONORICA has built a scientific network with multiple renowned institutions, organizations and scientists worldwide.

The Bionorica Phytoneering Award (BPA) acknowledges outstanding research and development with regard to medicinal plants. The award is endowed with 10 000 €.

The purpose of the award is to motivate scientists (normally younger than 45 years of age) all over the world to perform research with regard to herbal drugs focusing on the following:

Generally any new discovery and innovative application related to

  • phytoanalytics/pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics/phytomedicine

  • analytical approaches including active principles/metabolomic approaches

  • research leading to the identification of new pharmacological mechanisms

  • new techniques especially applied for herbal drugs

Scientists or research groups of universities and other noncommercial scientific institutions are entitled to apply. 3 scientific publications on a specific topic which have been published during the last 3–5 years can be considered. They must be submitted in electronic form (as CD in 5 copies) until April 15, 2013 along with a CV and a list of publications to the President of the GA (Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research), Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Blaschek, Kiel.

The Bionorica Phytoneering Award will be bestowed during the 61st International GA congress in Münster (Germany), September 1–5, 2013 (www.ga2013.org). The award-winner will present the scientific results during the congress in a lecture of 30 min.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Blaschek, GA President

Documents to be sent to:

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Blaschek
Pharmaceutical Biology
Institute of Pharmacy
University of Kiel
Gutenbergstraße 76
24118 Kiel, Germany
E-Mail: wbla@pharmazie.uni-kiel.de