Sunday, September 1, 2019
13:00 - 16:00, CCB (University of Innsbruck)

see detailed Program


Researchers from Africa are cordially invited to join the African Research Workshop on 01 September 2019 in Innsbruck and present their scientific findings!

During the next annual congress of the GA, the African Research Network will organize a workshop to promote natural products research conducted in Africa. The workshop will take place as a pre-congress workshop of the GA-conference on Sunday, 01 September 2019 in Innsbruck.
As an interaction platform for researchers from all over the world, the annual congress of the GA offers an ideal setting for an Africa-related networking event. Aim of the African Research Workshop 2019 is to present and discuss natural products related research and to stimulate the dialogue between African scientists.


An impulse lecture will be held at the beginning of the workshop by Prof. Dr. Sami Khalid: “Revisiting African traditional medicine within the 21st century context - past, present and future perspectives”.

Prof. Sami Khalid is currently the Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Science & Technology and former Head of the Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Khartoum. He is a recognized expert in the fields of medicinal plant research and African ethnopharmacology with longstanding expertise in natural products chemistry and neglected tropical diseases (in vitro/ in vivo screening and clinical studies). Prof. Khalid holds various involvements in international scientific organizations like the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), the Natural Products Research Network for Central and Eastern Africa (NAPRECA), the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Italy, and the International Foundation for Science (IFS), Sweden.


General information

All interested researchers are cordially invited to join the workshop. The workshop itself is free of charge, however prior registration via the registration portal is mandatory.


Short lecture session

During the workshop a dedicated short lecture session will provide an overview about natural products research conducted in Africa. If you wish to present your research in an interactive and cooperative atmosphere, submit your abstract for a short lecture contribution during the workshop until May 31st, 2019! Lively discussions and connecting ideas for potential collaborations after each lecture are highly encouraged.


All abstracts will be published in the abstract book and the best short lecture will be awarded at the end of the workshop. The awardee will be granted the opportunity to present his lecture during the main program of the congress!


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Opening words


Impulse lecture

Revisiting African traditional medicine within the 21st century context- past, present and future perspectives

Sami Khalid, Sudan


Short Lecture I

Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory activities of Cameroon nutritional spice extracts in human gastric epithelial cells

Achille Parfait, Cameroon


Short Lecture II

Chemical composition and in vitro investigation of the antibacterial activity of identified compounds from fungus-growing termites Macrotermes bellicosus

Dima Hammoud Mahdi, Benin


Short Lecture III

Identification of glycogen phosphorylase as molecular target for antidiabetic action ofIdentification of glycogen phosphorylase as molecular target for antidiabetic action of Nauclea latifolia Smith fruits

Shereen AbdAlgaffar, Sudan


Short Lecture IV

Effects of Garlic (Allium sativum L.) Feed Additive on experimentally induced Hepatotoxicity and Nephrotoxicity in Commercial Chickens

Omolade Oladele, Nigeria





Short Lecture V

Phytochemistry of Zulu Medicinal Plants

Fanie van Heerden, South Africa


Short Lecture VI

Tyrosinase TLC-autography for South African indigenous tea, Athrixia phylicoides DC, and potential use as a cosmeceutical extract

Vuyisile Thibane, South Africa


Short Lecture VII

Bioactive Natural Products of Endophytic Fungi from Medicinal Plants Growing in Timor Island

Antonius Ola, Indonesia


Short Lecture VIII

Metabolomic profiling and in vivo toxicity of essential oils as promising hits and affordable bioactive agents against Madurella mycetomatis

Shereen AbdAlgaffar, Sudan



Awarding best lecture / Closing





Dr. rer. nat. Cica Vissiennon
Dipl.-Pharmacist / Apothekerin

Universität Leipzig
Medizinische Fakultät
Institut für Medizinische Physik und Biophysik
Härtelstr. 16-18
04107 Leipzig

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+49 341 97 15 708

Organizing Society   

Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural
Product Research (GA)

Local Organizers   

Prof. Dr. Hermann Stuppner
Institute of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmacognosy
University of Innsbruck, Austria

Congress Organizers

PCO Tyrol Congress
Congress und Messe Innsbruck GmbH
Rennweg 3, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
T: +43 (0)512 575600

Exhibition and sponsorship

S12! Studio 12 GmbH
Kaiser Josef Straße 9, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
T: +43 (0)512 890438

Conference Venue   

Main conference
Congress Innsbruck
Rennweg 3, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Pre-Symposia and Workshops
University of Innsbruck
Center for Chemistry and Biomedicine
Innrain 80 – 82, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

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