NNPC2023 programme starts on June 14 at noon with lunch (opening ceremony at 1 pm) and finishes on June 16 at 3 pm. All lectures are held in Lecture Hall 2, Biomedicum 1. Poster sessions, lunch and coffee breaks are held in the lobby area outside the lecture hall.
Follow the programme updates in this section.
Wednesday, 14 June 2023

9.00-                Registration opens
12.00-13.00    Lunch

13.00-14.15    Opening session
                         Welcome, prof. Päivi Tammela, NNPC2023 Organising committee
13.15-14.15    Opening lecture
                         Relevance of pharmacognosy in post-pandemic era
                         Univ.-Prof. Dr. Judith Rollinger, University of Vienna
14.15-14.30    Short break

14.30-16.30    Session 1: Natural product analytics
14.30-15.15    New opportunities for the discovery of novel bioactive natural products through the exploration
                         of massive metabolomics and bioactivity extract datasets guided by computational methods
                         Prof. Jean-Luc Wolfender, University of Geneve
15.15-16.15    Short lectures
16.15-16.30    3-min flash presentation from posters (5)

16.30-18.00    Poster session 1 with coffee

19.00-20.00    Welcome reception in the City Centre, hosted by the City of Helsinki

Thursday, 15 June 2023

9.00-10.00      Keynote lecture
                         Title TBA
                         Prof. Rebecca Goss, St. Andrews University

10.00-10.30    Coffee break

10.30-12.00    Session 2: Sustainable sourcing in natural product drug discovery
10.30-11.15    Synthetic biology towards circular manufacturing of high value natural products
                         through harvesting solar energy and CO2
                         Prof. Birger Lindberg Møller, University of Copenhagen 
11.15-12.00    Short lectures

12.00-13.00    Lunch break

13.00-15.15    Session 3: New sources for natural product discoveries
13.00-13.30    Potentials of new natural products from African Croton genus
                        Dr. Moses. K. Langat, Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew
13.30-15.00   Short lectures
15.00-15.15    3-min flash presentation from posters (5)

15.15-16.30    Poster session 2 with coffee

16.30-17.30    Session 4: New targets and biological activities for natural products
16.30-17.00    Use of in silico phytochemical and biological profiling to valorise natural resources
                         Dr. Quoc-Tuan Do, GreenPharma S.A.S.              
17.00-17.30    Short lectures

19.00-              Conference dinner, Restaurant Sipuli          

Friday, 16 June 2023

9.00-10.00      Keynote lecture

10.00-10.30    Coffee break

10.30-12.00    Session 5: Ethnopharmacology and traditional medicine
10.30-11.00    From traditional knowledge to evidence-based approaches: the case of herbal remedies
                         for the treatment of diabetes in Rwanda
                         Prof. Gabriele Costantino, University of Parma
11.00-12.00    Short lectures

12.00-13.00    Lunch break

13.00-15.00    Session 6: Natural product research – From the past to the future
                         Invited lectures, discussion
                         Closing remarks

Social events

Welcome reception, June 14, 7-8 pm
Location: Bock House, Empire Room, the Old Town Hall of Helsinki at the Senate Square, Aleksanterinkatu 20
Hosted by the City of Helsinki
Registration free-of-charge

Bock House, the Old Town Hall is located in the Senate Square side of the "Lion Block" in the Empire-style city centre. It is the oldest of the merchant houses and dates to 1763. As Helsinki's new centre was under construction, the Bock House was expanded and raised into a three-storey building in 1816-1819, according to C. L. Engel's design. The turquoise coloured Empire Room is Helsinki's most beautiful reception space.

Conference dinner, June 15, 7-10 pm
Location: Restaurant Sipuli, Kanavaranta 7
Price (120€) includes 3-course menu and drinks