The Officers and Executive Committee members of the ASP are saddened to report the death of Les Mitscher, Emeritus Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Kansas. Dr. Mitscher has been a long-time member of ASP, past President of the Society (1992-1993), ASP Fellow (from 2007), recipient of the Norman R. Farnsworth Research Achievement Award (2007), Fellow of the ACS (from 2011), and long-time and prolific researcher of biologically-active natural products and analytical techniques. His contributions and guidance will be missed. A more detailed review of the career of Dr. Mitscher will appear in an upcoming ASP Newsletter.
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The Varro E. Tyler Prize is to recognize an individual who has made outstanding scientific contributions to the broad field of dietary supplements, with special emphasis on botanicals. The contributions should be in an area of phytochemistry, pharmacognosy, or pharmacology. Notable contributions to botanical studies outside these primary areas of emphasis, including, for example, clinical investigations, may also be eligible for consideration.
Nominations of candidates for the award of the Tyler Prize for 2016 should be submitted to the Chair of the Selection Committee, Dr. Chantal Bergeron (firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 31, 2015. No special nomination form is required, but the nomination should include a letter outlining the candidate’s significant contributions to the field and a detailed curriculum vitae of the nominee, including a complete listing of publications. Reprints of 2-3 significant papers may be included. Other types of supporting documents that may be listed are books, unpublished speeches, patents, and the like. Up to two supporting letters may also be submitted on behalf of a candidate/nominee. Membership in the ASP is not a requirement for consideration, nor is eligibility restricted on the basis of nationality. For further information, please refer to http://www.pharmacognosy.us/grants-and-awards/grants-and-awards-archive/tyler-prize/.
Varro E. Tyler Prize Committee
NIH has posted some RFA announcements that are of interest to the natural products community. Specific details on each proposal focus and award mechanism can be found at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AT-16-001.html (Phased Innovation Award in Exploratory Clinical Trials and Studies of Natural Products in NCCIH High Priority Research Topics R21/R33), http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AT-16-002.html (Exploratory Clinical Trials and Studies of Natural Products in NCCIH High Priority Research Topics, R33), http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AT-16-003.html (Methods Development in Natural Products Chemistry, R43/R44), and http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AT-16-004.html (Methods Development in Natural Products Chemistry, R41/R42).
1st International Conference on Natural Products for Cancer Prevention and Therapy, Istanbul, Turkey, August 31 – September 2, 2015Friday, March 13th, 2015
http://www.npcpt2015.org/; This global event will feature plenary, key and short lectures, poster presentations, and various social activities. It is expected that a large number of scientists and faculty members from various universities, research institutes and industries from different parts of the world will present and discuss the value of natural substances in preventing and managing cancer. Faculty of Pharmacy, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey, Dr. Anupam Bishayee, Co-Chair.