COMSTECH Webinar on “Bioactivities of Secondary Metabolites From Turkish Medicinal Plants”

Prof. Dr. Bilge SENER 
Department of Pharmacognosy,
Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University, Ankara-Turkey. 
Adjunct Professor, H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry,
ICCBS, University of Karachi, Pakistan.

Date and Time: November 23, 2021, at 14:00 (Pakistan Standard Time)


Medicinal plants have a combination of naturally occurring secondary metabolites that possess a number of significant therapeutic benefits for human health. These phytoconstituents have been reported to play an important role in the drug discovery process.  In addition, medicinal plants have been considered for many years as an essential source of drugs for the treatment of several diseases. With recent advancements in science and technology, the natural products are still  popular among researchers focussing on discovery of novel bioactive compounds. This webinar will analyze the research focused on the determination of bioactive secondary metabolites from Turkish medicinal plants along with geophytes as therapeutic agents for dementia – as a drug candidate for brain diseases.

Target Audience:

The webinar is open to students, researchers, young scientists, and academicians  from the OIC member states and other countries.

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Procedure to Join:  Zoom link will be shared with selected participants via email.

Profile of Speaker:

Prof. Dr. Bilge Sener graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Pharmacy in 1974 and completed her Ph.D. (awarded by TUBITAK) at the Dept. of Pharmacognosy, Ankara University, in 1977.  In 1981, she became an Assoc. Prof. at the same department and became a full Professor in 1988. Furthermore, she was a researcher at the Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University (USA) between 1986 and 1988 as Visiting scientist awarded by NSF (National Science Foundation).

Prof. Sener is also involved in several administrative tasks (Dean, Co-Director, delegate etc.) at Gazi University and as a Turkish delegate at the European Pharmacopoeia Commission by the Ministry of Health. She has also served as a member of the Bioorganic Committee of the IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry).

Her main research field is development of bioactive compounds from Turkish medicinal plants and evaluation of herbal medicines alongwith nutraceuticals for their quality control. She has won 21 awards from national and international institutions. In addition, she has completed 48 projects supported by NATO, NSF, IUPAC, Soctrates-Grundtvig, TUBITAK and University Research Funds. She has authored/co-authored 16 books, 106 chapters and 719 research articles published in leading peer reviewed international journals. She has also given 71 conferences and 358 plenary and invited lectures. Lastly, she has supervised 22 Ph.D. thesis at Gazi University, and as co-advisor of 16 Ph.D. scholars at the University of Karachi.

Webinar Coordinator:
Muhammad Haseeb Ahmad
Program Officer
COMSTECH, Islamabad.
Phone: +92 51 9220681

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