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Welcome Note

Welcome to Penang! It is a privilege and a great honour to welcome you to the 34th International Conference on Natural Products 2018 (ICNP 2018) - a joint conference organized by Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and Malaysian Natural Product Society (MNPS). The conference will take place on March 19-21, 2018 at Bayview Beach Resort, Batu Ferringhi, Penang, Malaysia, the Malaysian UNESCO world heritage city.


The conference will cover a broad range of scientific disciplines within natural product research. We trust we have put together an exciting programme of high scientific standard, with interesting talks and time for networking. The scientific programme includes plenary lectures by invited speakers, keynote/short talks on recent topics of natural product research and poster sessions to provide more opportunities for scientific discussions. 



Our Background



The International Conference on Natural Products 2018 (ICNP2018) is an annual event of Malaysian Natural Product Society (MNPS). This year Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) has been given the opportunity of hosting the conference which will be held on 19-21 March 2018 at Bayview Hotel, Batu Ferringhi, Penang, Malaysia.



The aim of this conference is to bring together the academicians, scientists, researchers, practitioners and students to exchange and share the experiences and research findings on all aspects of natural products. It also provides an interdisciplinary platform to present and discuss the recent innovations, trends and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in natural products and related fields.



Conference Theme


"Exploring Natural Products for Drug Discovery and Healthcare"   

Jack Cannon Speaker


   Prof. Dr. Hasnah Mohd Sirat 

   Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

  Title: "Phytochemistry of Selected Aromatic and Medicinal Plants of Malaysia"



 Plenary Speakers


   Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ngo Quoc Anh 

   Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology

  Title: "Indole-Containing Natural Products - Patterns to Design and Synthesis of  New Cytotoxic Compounds"


   Prof. Dr. Ikuro Abe

   The University of Tokyo, Japan

   Title: "Engineered Biosynthesis of Medicinal Natural Products"


   Prof. Dr. Fabian M. Dayrit 

   Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

  Title: "1H and 13C NMR for the Profiling and Standardization of Natural Product Extracts: Theory and Applications"


   Prof. Dr. Irene Villasenor 

   University of Philippines, Philippines

   Title: "Discovery and Development of Health Products: Philippines Scenario"



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