1st International Symposium on Herbal Medicine
Keynote Speaker

  Robert Verpoorte                                                                    Professor Dr Rob Verpoorte
Natural Products Laboratory, IBL, Leiden University
Sylvius Laboratory, Sylviusweg 72, 2333BE Leiden 

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy (1972) and a PhD (1976) from Leiden. He was a lecturer at Leiden University from 1976–1987, and served as a professor and head of the department of Pharmacognosy since 1987. He was a guest professor in London (UK), Uppsala (Sweden), Amiens (France), and Reims (France). From 1992–1998, he was the Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the committee of the Phytochemical Society of Europe. He has been a Professor Emeritus at Leiden University since May 2011.

He authored/co-authored over 700 scientific papers, 4 books, and 6 patent applications. He was the Editor (1996–2002) and Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Ethnopharmacology (IF 3.055) (2003–2016). In addition, he has served as Editor-in-chief of Phytochemistry Reviews (IF 2.686) since 2001 and Executive Editor Biotechnology Letters (IF 1.639) since 2006. He supervised 66 PhD theses and over 150 MSc theses.
He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Amiens, France (2004) and the University of Uppsala, Sweden (2012). In 2007, he received the Phytochemical Society of Europe medal. He served as an honorary professor at the Hong Kong Baptist University since 2015. In 2015, he was awarded the Gusi Peace Prize in Manila, Philippines.