Archive for the ‘News & Announcements’ Category

Natural Products Grants from NIH

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

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 (Phased Innovation Award in Exploratory Clinical Trials and Studies of Natural Products in NCCIH High Priority Research Topics R21/R33), (Exploratory Clinical Trials and Studies of Natural Products in NCCIH High Priority Research Topics, R33), (Methods Development in Natural Products Chemistry, R43/R44), and (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, 2015

Friday, March 13th, 2015; 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.

2014 ASP Election

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

The election of the American Society of Pharmacognosy is under way (March 1-31, 2015). A call for ballots is being sent to active members by email. Positions on the ballot include Vice-President and  a member of the Executive Committee. In addition, several proposed changes to the society Constitution will be decided. Any problems with the balloting should be sent to the Webmaster, John R. Porter,

Carl Djerassi, 1923-2015

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Carl Djerassi, noted for work covering a wide range of chemical fields, including much work on small molecules, and both fiction and non-fiction writing, died Friday, January 30, 2015. Stanford News obituary.

ASP2015 Abstracts and Registration

Friday, December 12th, 2014

The submission of abstracts and registration for the 2015 ASP Annual Meeting opened on January 12, 2015.  Visit for further details.