Aberdeen to Host Natural Products Conference

From nutraceuticals to pharmaceuticals; this September Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) will host the International Conference on the Mechanism of Action of Nutraceuticals (ICMAN) and the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR) Natural Products Section joint conference.

Heading to the city from 27-29 September 2017, this international life science conference is expected to attract 500 delegates to the region over the three day event.  Brought to the city by The Robert Gordon University’s Professor Cherry Wainwright and Aberdeen University’s Professor Baukje de Roos who will co-chair the conference.

RGU’s Professor Cherry Wainwright, conference co-chair, commented: ““I’m proud to be working with IUPHAR and ICMAN to host this significant international event in Aberdeen. Myself and the organisers look forward to welcoming delegates from around the world to the city; showcasing the quality and breadth of the research and expertise we have here in Aberdeen.”

With notable speakers lined up including Professor Raymond Andersen of the University of British Columbia, Canada who will present a lecture entitled “Sponging off Nature for New Drug Leads” and ICMAN invited speaker; Dr Charis Galanakis of Galanakis Laboratries, Greece who will present on the topic of  “Nutraceuticals Retrieved from Food Processing Waste”.

Abstract submissions are currently being accepted for the conference, more information can be found at http://www.icman-iuphar-np-2017.org/abstract-submission/

Steven Daun, Associations Sales Manager at AECC commented: “It is great to be welcoming this prestigious conference to the city.  This event displays the strong teamwork in place in Aberdeen, with the venue working closely with both of the city’s universities and showcasing the fantastic knowledge and work which takes place here.”


For more information, please contact Sarah Coutts, PR & Marketing Manager at AECC, [email protected] or 01224 330460.



The term Nutraceuticals is a broad umbrella term which describes products derived from food sources that have extra health benefits in addition to the basic nutritional value found in the food.  For example: Minerals, vitamins and other dietary supplements; Herbal products: garlic (allicin), ginger, echinacea, ginseng, liquorice, onion, senna, turmeric (curcumin); and Prebiotics.


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