Professor Satyajit Sarker, a leading researcher in the use of natural products in medicine has been recognised at a major international conference in India.
Satya, who has 680 publications (=19,200 citations), was honoured with the Outstanding International Ethnopharmacologist Award 2023, at the ISE-SFEC2023 conference held in Imphal, jointly hosted by the International Society for Ethnopharmacology and the Society for Ethnopharmacology India.
The conference was attended by over 700 participants from 35 different countries, including a central minister, the chief minister of Manipur, governors and the Secretary of the Ministry of Science and Technology.
Prof Sarker presented the award lecture (keynote presentation) Chemopreventive Natural Products: One of the Key Research Areas at the Centre for Natural Products Discovery, and as Editor-in-Chief of Phytochemical Analysis, he also participated in the panel discussion.
Satya, who is Director of the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences at LJMU, said: “Ethnopharmacology is the branch of pharmacology that deals with pharmacological properties of ethnomedicinal products, mainly obtained from medicinal plants that have been used in various traditional medicinal systems for centuries.
“I have been working in this area as well as in natural products drug discovery over the last three decades, so am delighted to receive this recognition.”
This conference also provided a unique opportunity for future research collaboration with the Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD) at Imphal, Manipur, which is a large government research institute under the Department of Biotechnology, Indian Ministry of Science and Technology.