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Chaire Collen-Francqui 2023-2024 en Faculté de Pharmacie

Publié le 7 mars 2024 Mis à jour le 11 avril 2024

Chaire COLLEN-FRANCQUI “Learn from nature and our ancestors” By Professor Robert VERPOORTE Professor emeritus of Pharmacognosy – Universiteit Leiden (The Netherlands)

15th April : Inaugural Lecture of the Chaire Collen-Francqui : CANCELLED - ANNULEE 

Annulée - Cancelled

16th April : Natural Deep Eutectic Solvents : CANCELLED - ANNULEE 

Annulée - Cancelled

30th April : Session dedicated to the PhD Students and researchers (TO BE CONFIRMED)

12h15 – 13h45
Campus de la Plaine

"Do negative results exist ? ”
Please try to answer this question for yourself and write in a few sentences your view and send this prior to seminar to robertverpoorte@hotmail.com. With some examples I will show you my answer. Particularly I will deal with Metabolomics, a powerful tool that has developed in a major tool for the chemical characterization of a phenotype. This can be used for developing markers for e.g. diseases, or identify compounds connected with the resistance of plants against pests and diseases. A problem is the lack of analytical chemistry expertise in the field. This may cause confusion in the interpretation of the data.

At 12h00 : Drink and Food in the FORUM AB hall (upon prior registration until April 25th - 23:00)

23rd May : Natural Products Biosynthesis (TO BE CONFIRMED)

16h00 – 18h00
Campus de la Plaine

"Natural Products Biosynthesis”
The knowledge regarding biosynthesis itself and its regulation, like the signal transductions pathways involved, can be used for different purposes:.. by controlling these pathways, one might be able to make plants more resistant against pests and diseases and the biosynthesis of certain crucial compounds may be targets for antibiotics.

24th May : Final lecture of the Chaire Collen-Francqui within the Belgian Pharmacognosy Day (TO BE CONFIRMED)

16h30 – 17h00
Campus de la Plaine

Pharmacognosy : Mother of all pharmaceutical disciplines

In the 1970”s, the pharmacognosy groups in The Netherlands (Groningen, Utrecht and Leiden) had a number of meetings, starting in 1975, where we tried to come to a new definition of our field. An important spin-off of these discussions was the collaboration with our Belgium colleagues from Gent, Antwerpen, Liege and Brussels, which resulted in the LOF (Landelijk Overleg Farmacognosie). We had a successful series of single day symposia, which eventually also included several other groups working on plant secondary metabolites. The individual groups each had their own niche in the huge field of pharmacognosy and all played an important role in the field with interesting projects, covering bioprospecting, plant biotechnology, biosynthesis and phytochemical analysis.

17h – 19h : Reception n the FORUM AB hall - Registration required within this internet link

Des photographies d'ambiance seront prises pendant les différents événements repris ci-dessus et pourraient être publiées sur le présent site.
Ambiant pictures will be taken during these events and might be published on the present website.

Le 15 avril 2024