Archive for the ‘News & Announcements’ Category

2014 David J. Slatkin Symposium

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Save the date:  14-15 November 2014.  Chicago State University, College of Pharmacy.  Guest Lecturer:  Barbara Timmermann, “Translational Application of Novel Withanolides for the Treatment of Advanced Cancers” and “Is Biodiversity Important for Drug Discovery”

Save the date announcement link

Gordon Cragg outlines history of natural products research

Friday, August 8th, 2014

At the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pharmacognosy in Oxford, Mississippi, Gordon Cragg presented an excellent overview of the history and future prospects of natural products research and the many successes of these endeavors.  The presentation slides are now permanently posted on the website on the Presentations and Workshops page (link at left – Presentations & Workshops).

ASP Officers and Executive Committee respond to USPTO guidance directives

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

The officers and members of the ASP Executive Committee have submitted a letter to provide comment on a new guidance document at USPTO (, Guidance For Determining Subject Matter Eligibility Of Claims Reciting Or Involving Laws of Nature, Natural Phenomena, & Natural Products (Guidance), which has implications for the patenting of natural products, derivatives and those compounds that are modifications of or inspired by natural products.  Read the letter here.

ASP Officer Election

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The balloting for the election of 2014-2015 officers (Vice-President and Executive Committee Member) closes May 2, 2014.  Please vote using the ballot sent by e-mail.

Abstract Deadline Extended

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

The deadline for submission of abstracts for the Annual Meeting has been extended to April 28, 2014.  Abstract submission and meeting details are available at