Professor Dr. Alonso currently is the President of “Sociedad Latinoamericana de Fitomedicina”, and the Director of postgraduate course: Phytomedicine (Finisterra University – Faculty of Medicine – Chile). At the Faculty of Medicine in the University of Buenos Aires – Argentina, he teaches and directs the Postgraduate Course in “Phytomedicines in Diary Clinical” (Faculty of Medicine – University of Buenos Aires – Argentine).
Since 1996, Dr. Alonso has provided the leading information to the global audience as a speaker in more than 200 national and international conferences and events related to medicinal plants and pharmacology. IPPC-Argentina will offer his presentation as he leads the formation of sessions on Phytotherapy one of the two major focuses of the event. Jorge Alonso has many publications and has authored “Tratado de Fitofármacos y Nutracéuticos” (2007) – Corpus Edit. Argentina. Third edition, and “Tratado de Fitofármacos e Nutracêuticos” (2012). In the Portuguese Language. Edit. Gen (Sao Paulo, Brasil).
MAIN FIELDS OF INTEREST
Primary Health Care – Pharmacognosy – Ethnomedicine – International Cooperation – Writer (Medicine – Human Sciences) – Etymology.
Emanuela Appetiti graduated in Sociology, with a specialization in Ethno-Anthropology, at La Sapienza University (Rome, Italy, 1987). She gained experience and professional expertise in public and media relations as press officer and client liaison at the auction house Christie’s Italy in Rome. Fluent in Italian (mother tongue), English, French, and Spanish, she is a member of the editorial board of several international scientific journals, and the editor of the quarterly e-newsletter of the International Society for the History of Medicine. She is the President and CEO of the Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions (Washington, DC, USA), which she founded in 2007 with Alain Touwaide, with whom she has been sharing a nomadic life and a passion for science for the past 25 years. When not doing research abroad, they live in the United States, mostly in Washington, DC, and in Los Angeles.
A strong interest in hunter-gatherers led her to concentrate the research on Australian Aborigines, especially their traditional medicine. For the past twenty years, she has become increasingly focused on the history of medicine and ethnobotany, dividing her interests among Australian Aboriginal traditional medicine and the transmission of knowledge on the uses of medicinal plants in the ancient Mediterranean world.
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Formerly, Dean and Chairman, Faculty of Science and Head, Department of Botany and Director and Department of Biotechnology at the Mohanlal Sukhadia University of Udaipur, located in Rajasthan, India. Dr. Purohit has worked extensively on micropropagation of plants of medicinal, horticultural and forestry importance. His research interests also include molecular characterization of natural diversity and use of in vitro methods for conservation of threatened plants. He has published more than 125 research papers and book articles. Professor Purohit has undergone specialized training on Microarray-Based Genome Analysis in the laboratory of Professor David Galbraith in the Department of Plant Sciences, Arizona State University, Tucson, USA.
Main focus of Dr. Purohit remaines on micropropagation of plants of medicinal, forestry and horticultural importance. Under different research programmes, he has been able to develop micropropagation protocols for Feronia limonia, Wrightia tomentosa, W. tinctoria, Boswellia serrata, Sterculia urens, Acacia catechu, A. leucophloea (all woody trees), Achras sapota, Annona squamosa (fruit trees), Celastrus paniculatus, Vitex negundo and Chlorophytum borivilianum (medicinal herb). Scaling-up production has been taken-up in the case of Feronia limonia, Wrightia tinctoria, W. tomentosa, B. serrata and C. borivilianum. Small-scale field performance of micropropagated plants has been successfully demonstrated in many species.ic integrity, vigor, and validity of all presentation made based on scientific research. Interdisciplinary nature of IPPC-Brazil mandates formation of such a leadership team, where its members are globally recognized members of each area of expertise. IPPC-Brazil appreciates the following members of the Scientific Advisory Board.
Professor Caceres teaches at the Galileo University, previously he was a leading faculty member at the University of San Carlos for seventeen years. He has received several national and international awards, mainly José Capote Díaz Award (Pan American Federation of Pharmacy and Biochemistry), Nestlé Central American Award for Pediatrics (1992), Science and Technology Medal 1998, University Medal 2000 and Academic Excellence Medal, 2011. Professor Caceres has authored more than 300 scientific papers, conferences, oral presentations and specialized books in the fields of detection, validation, agrotechnology, phytopharmacy, phytotherapy and legislation of natural products. He is the co-founder of IPPC series of events at ISPS and has organizer more than 80 national and international scientific meetings, as well as networks and technological transfer to the productive sector in the themes of his specialty.
Scientific Advisory Board is a leadership team at IPPC-Brazil in charge of scientific integrity, vigor, and validity of all presentation made based on scientific research. Interdisciplinary nature of IPPC-Brazil mandates formation of such a leadership team, where its members are globally recognized members of each area of expertise. IPPC-Brazil appreciates the following members of the Scientific Advisory Board.
General Director of the Scientific Research Centre PHYTOMEDICAMENTA, in Mexico City, Mexico. Chair for production of natural products in phytotherapy sessions. Dr. Lozoya obtained his professional formation at the Faculty of Medicine, Friendship’s University Patrice Lumumba in Moscow, USSR in 1970; afterwards, he became the specialist in the pharmacology of natural products. Back in Mexico, he founded in 1980 the Research Center for Traditional Medicine and Medicinal Plants of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS). In this original and unique governmental institution, he created and directed during the following 30 years the groups of scientists and projects that developed the methodology for the scientific validation of indigenous Mexican plant remedies.
His author of 250 articles of experimental scientific work published in national and international journals on phytochemistry, pharmacology and clinics of medicinal plant products. He is author of six patents of new phytomedicines. From 1991 to 2005 was a Member of the WHO Experts Committee in Medicinal Plants and Traditional Medicines. In 2012, he created his own Scientific Research Centre named Phytomedicamenta in Mexico City. Dr. Lozoya is here as a guest speaker to present us a new type of plant products named Equibiotics.
Dr. Patrick Van Damme is a full professor at the Prague University of Life Sciences; first: Institute for Tropics and Subtropics (ITS, till end December 2013); now at Faculty of Tropical Agrisciences. He has been involved in training and coaching of academic staff, project proposal, writing and management; teaching of MSc courses in the fields of ethnobotany, agroforestry, tropical crops, sustainable development since 2012. Member of the Interfaculty Centre for Sustainable Development – UGent (Interfacultair Centrum voor Duurzame Ontwikkeling) (since April 1999); co-monitoring of the ‘sustainable development label’ development project (2002/2003); co-promotor of the VlIR-financed BVO on ‘Ecological debt’ (2003/2004).
Three examples of his research interest among many are (a) Monsanto Beachell-Borlaug International Scholars Program Grant; recipient Igor Yelome (Benin) – project title: Genetic diversity of African rice (Oryza glaberrima) and screening of its varieties for yield and blast resistance. Total grant amount: 123,500 U$ (June 2015 – May 2017); (b) VlIR Team Project: Developing effective strategies to engage private sector and civil society in executing REDD+ after the Pilot Projects Phase in Tanzania. Total budget: 70,000 €. Partner university in Tanzania: Ardhi University (local promoter: dr. Shemdoe Riziki) (December 2014 – November 2016); and (c) Agropolis Fondation – Fondazione Cariplo and Fondation Daniel & Nina Carasso funded programme: Accroître la disponibilité des aliments nutritifs à travers la promotion des arbres et des arbustes locaux comestibles en Afrique Sud-Saharienne (TREEFOOD) (http://www.africaplatform.ugent.be/news/enhancing-nutritious-food-availability-through-promotion-native-edible-treeshrub-species-sub) (total budget: ~500,000 €; UGent part: 64,507 €; main investigator: prof. dr. ir. Patrick Van Damme) (January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2019).