Sunday, September 1, 2019
12:00 - 17:00, CCB (University of Innsbruck)
Registration fee: € 15,00

see detailed Program


What is the aim of the workshop?

The Young Researchers’ Workshop (YRW) offers the unique opportunity to present own data as a short talk (10+5 min) in a free and relaxed atmosphere. Special emphasis is laid on an intense discussion between all participants.

When does the YRW take place?

The workshop is held on Sunday, September 1, 2019 as a pre-symposium of the Annual GA Conference in Innsbruck, Austria. It will start at 12:00 and end at 17:00.


Who can submit an abstract?

PhD students and early stage post-docs (only within their first year) are invited to submit an abstract for a short talk. Only high-quality abstracts can be considered. The YRW jury consisting of the Professors Alessandra Braca, Robert Fürst, Jürg Gertsch and Anastasia Karioti will review the abstracts and take the decision on whether a short talk will be granted or not.


What happens during the YRW?

After a welcome note, the YRW will start with an impulse lecture by a young but established scientist who will give insights into his/her area of research. He or she will also highlight who to step into and advance a scientific career. The main part of the afternoon will be dedicated to short lectures. The YRW jury will select the two best presentations and will bestow the prizes to the two awardees in the YRW closing session.

What do the prizes include?

The two best presentations will be awarded with two categories of prizes: The Innovation Award (1,000 EUR sponsored by Professor Jürg Gertsch) and the Bionorica YRW Award (600 EUR sponsored by the company Bionorica SE). In the addition to the prizes, the two awardees will get the great opportunity to give their presentation also in a special slot of the main congress.


What else do I need to know?

All young scientists presenting a short lecture during the YRW are asked to contribute their data also as a poster during one of the poster sessions at the main conference. Thus, all speakers have to prepare a poster in addition to a talk.
Please be aware that GA offers Travel Grants to young researchers who are members of the GA. Deadline for the Travel Grant application is April 10, 2019. For details see the GA homepage:




12.00 - 12.05


12.05 - 12.20

Short Lecture

Prioritization of high-value natural products from a large chemo-diverse plant extracts collection: a focus on structural novelty

Luis Quiros-Guerrero, Switzerland


12.20 - 12.35

Short Lecture

Identification of C. elegans lipid lowering constituents from chaga by correlation of 1H NMR spectra with phenotypic screening

Benjamin Kirchweger, Austria


12.35 - 12.50

Short Lecture

Feature-Based Molecular Networking and Network Annotation Propagation applied to natural antiviral compound research from tropical Euphorbiaceae

Simon Remy, France


12.50 - 13.30

Meet the expert & Lunch

13.30 - 13.45

Short Lecture IV

Oxidised juncuenin B analogues with increased antiproliferative activity on human adherent cell lines: semisynthesis and biological Evaluation

Csaba Bús, Hungary


13.45 - 14.00

Short Lecture

Melissa officinalis essential oil loaded inside glycerosomes for the topical appliance against herpes labialis (HSV-1)

Giulia Vanti, Italy


14.00 - 14.15

Short Lecture

How plant shape their root associated microbiome to acquire resilience against the pathogen infection? What is the mechanism behind?

Kourosh Hooshmand, Denmark


14.15 - 14.30

Short Lecture

Phyloactivity-based screening of ethnomedically inspired plant extract libraries against Trypanosoma cruzi and Chagas disease

Sandhya Krishnan Radha Krishnan, Switzerland


14.30 - 14.45

Short Lecture

Optimization of growth media for leafcutter ant associated antimicrobial producing bacteria using cuticular hydrocarbons

Johannes-Paul Fladerer, Austria


14.45 - 15.00

Coffee Break

15.00 - 15.15

Short Lecture

Immunosuppressive activity of Artemisia argyi

Amy Zimmermann-Klemd, Germany

15.15 - 15.30

Short Lecture

Novel dual-function type III polyketide synthase from Hypericum polyphyllum

Christian Bunzel, Germany


15.30 - 15.45

Short Lecture

Simulating human gastrointestinal and colonic biotranformation pathways through an in vitro assay reveals insight on hydroxytyrosol and oleuropein metabolism

Maria Eleni Sakavitsi, Greece


15.45 - 16.00

Short Lecture

Identification of Transcription Factors from Radula marginata TAYLOR

Tajammul Hussain, Germany


16.00 - 17.00

Awards, wrap-up/discussion

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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