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  • The PSE organises at least three meetings a year in the UK and Continental Europe.
  • The business of the Society is conducted by the Officers and Committee Members who meet at least twice a year.
  • Members pay a much smaller registration fee than non members at PSE conferences.
  • The PSE awards bursaries to assist young researchers to attend PSE-sponsored conferences.

Committee 2019

Prof. Satyajit Sarker, Liverpool John More University, Liverpool, UK
E-mail: S.Sarker@ljmu.ac.uk

Vice-president (outgoing)
Prof. Virginia Lanzotti, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
E-mail: lanzotti@unina.it

Vice-president (incoming)
Prof. Franz Bucar, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Graz, Austria
E-mail: Franz.bucar@uni-graz.at

Dr Kenneth Ritchie, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
E-mail: K.J.Ritchie@ljmu.ac.uk

General Secretary
Dr Krystyna Skalicka-Woźniak, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland
E-mail: kskalicka@pharmacognosy.org

Membership Secretary
Prof. Pinarosa Avato, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy
E-mail:  pinarosa.avato@uniba.it

Meetings Secretary
Dr Efstathia Ioannou, University of Athens, Greece
E-mail: eioannou@pharm.uoa.gr

Dr Randolph Arroo, De Montfort University, UK
E-mail: rrjarroo@dmu.ac.uk


Dr Marina Kritsanida, University of Paris Descartes, Paris, France
E-mail: marina.kritsanida@parisdescartes.fr

Middle Europe
Dr Evelyn Wolfram, ZHAW School of Life Sciences and Facility Management, Wädenswil, Switzerland
E-mail: wola@zhaw.ch

Prof. Maria José Umbelino Ferreira, Lisbon, Portugal
E-mail: mjuferreira@ff.ulisboa.pt

Eastern Europe
Prof. Karel Šmejkal, Veterinární a farmaceutické univerzity Brno, Brno, Czech Republic
E-mail: karel.mejkal@post.cz

Prof. Dan Staerk, Københavns Universitet, Copenhagen, Denmark
E-mail: ds@sund.ku.dk

South East Europe
İlkay Erdoğan Orhan, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
E-mail: iorhan@gazi.edu.tr

Position vacant

Romania, Bulgaria & Moldova
Dr Elvira Gille, Centrul de Cercetări Biologice “Stejarul”, Piatra Neamt, Romania
E-mail: elgille9@yahoo.com

Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania & Ukraine
Prof. Vladimir A Khripach, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus
E-mail: iboch_steroids@yahoo.com

The Society originated as the Plant Phenolics Group which was inaugurated in Cambridge, U.K. in 1957 as an informal group of chemists and biologists interested in the phenolic constituents of plants. As the interest of members widened, many wished to include their own fields within the activities of the group and it was resolved at the 7th Annual General Meeting of the Plant Phenolics Group at Leeds in 1964 to become the Phytochemical Group. As a result continued expansion of the membership the Group became the Phytochemical Society at the Annual General Meeting at Imperial College, London on the 11th April 1967. In recognition of the growing membership of Continental Europe the Society adopted its present name at an Extraordinary General Meeting in London on 6th January 1977 and as such held its first regular meeting in Continental Europe in Ghent in September of that year.

The business of the Society is conducted by the Officers and Committee Members who meet at least twice a year. All Society Members may submit suggestions at any time for symposium topics or for extending the activities of the Society. The academic programme and domestic arrangements for the individual symposia are the responsibility of local organisers who undertake this task at the invitation of the committee. PSE members are alerted to the details of each conference well in advance, and pay a much smaller registration fee than non members; the saving usually amounts to considerably more than the membership fee. Student members can apply for bursaries to attend PSE conferences; the bursary typically covers the registration fee.

The Society also gives out awards to scientists in appreciation of contributions to the discipline of phytochemistry.

Click here for the PSE Rules.