5th IUPHAR World Conference on the Pharmacology of Natural Medicine, 2019 (5th WCP-NP, 2019) & 51st Annual Conference of Indian Pharmacological Society (IPSCON-2019) – 5th – 7th December, 2019 at ICMR – National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, Telangana State, India.

5th IUPHAR WCP-NP, 2019 India
5th IUPHAR World Conference on the Pharmacology of Natural Products

Theme: Natural Products for Healthy Ageing: from Molecular Targets to Therapy

51st Annual Conference of Indian Pharmacological Society [IPS]

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Preconference workshop

4th December 2019


5th IUPHAR WCP-NP, 2019

IUPHAR is a member of the International Science Council (previously ICSU), and is a voluntary independent non-profit association representing the interests of over 37,000 pharmacologists and about 50 national associations world-wide. The Indian Pharmacological Society is also a member of International Union of Basic and Clinical pharmacology (IUPHAR) and has completed 50 years of successful professional existence.

IUPHAR mission is to improve health through pharmacology education and research. IUPHAR communicates effectively using its websites www.iuphar.org and www.guidetoharmacology.org.

In the recent past IUPHAR Natural Products (NP) has committed itself to develop evidence based medicine framework for advancing natural products drug development through promotion of international academic exchange and cooperation.

For centuries, India is known for traditional systems of medicine and today the country is being one of the major exporters of natural products in the World. India is also known for biodiversity and untapped flora and fauna. Many research organizations both in Public and Private sectors are distributed throughout the country in research and promotion of natural products.

The 5th IUPHAR World Conference on the Pharmacology of Natural Medicine (5th WCP-NP-2019) is being conducted for the first time in association with IPS at ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, Telangana, India from 5th to 7th, December 2019. The theme of conference is natural products for Healthy Ageing: from Molecular Targets to Therapy.

Challenges and Solutions for Natural Product Research

Natural products (NPs) and Natural Medicine (NM) represent a major source of chemical diversity for drug discovery and health. Traditional Medicine has a gulf with evidence-based medicine. Can this be resolved – yes? Very recently, eight factors have completely changed NP research.

  1. High throughput metabolomics linked to NMR allows rapid and extensive analysis of complex mixtures.
  2. Biosynthesis can now produce single chemicals, or mixtures, from bacteria or yeast, or directly.
  3. Chemical and plant libraries are available for screening.
  4. The microbiome is highly dependent on natural products with a synergy which changes both the composition of the microbiome, and of the NPs, which may have affected recent human evolution.
  5. Consequently, immune-pharmacology is highly dependent on NPs, but this is not fully exploited yet, despite immune-pharmacology being the most active medical area at present.
  6. Research in Pharmaceuticals, Nutraceuticals, Cosmetics, Food Additives and Food Face similar technical issues, but with different regulatory impact, so food will impact medicine to an increasing effect.
  7. The recent controversies about medicinal cannabis highlight how critical it is to control the different ingredients, particularly THC and cannabinodiol.
  8. The Nagoya protocol, which protects biodiversity and traditional medicine, attributes ownership of genetic and NP resources to the nation of origin, and scientists must follow specific guidelines in NP research, or face severe penalties, and some nations have enacted sweeping legislation.

Thus, NP science has major geopolitical constraints, which are already changing the face of research. Getting the balance right in the application of Nagoya is critical for world health and for finding new drugs, equitably. IUPHAR, as an international organisation with the NP sub-committee, has a goal of increasing evidence-based medicine in NP research and been involved in a series of meetings in China, India, Singapore, Brazil, Africa, Europe proposing that the potential revolutions in the field (above: 1-8) be enacted constructively, rather than being blocked by national interests. This revolution is necessary because of the different health care issues between rich and poor (below) and also because of the geographical differences in health care approaches.

The Hyderabad world congress of natural products in 4th- 8th December 2019 will bring all this together and make a major breakthrough in the area.

Dr. Dinesh Kumar, President – IPS and Councillor - Prof. Michael Spedding, General Secretary - IUPHAR & IUPHAR Natural Products section

Major Scientific Topics

The conference aims to provide a platform to share experiences and prepare a strategic approach in harmonizing the guidelines for natural products research through a series of plenaries, group discussions & presentations on the following:

International Speakers likely to participate in 5th IUPHAR WCP-NP, 2019

Speaker Topic

Prof. Dr. Ingolf Cascorbi

University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany

Pharmacogenetics, pharmacokinetics and natural products.

Prof. Michael Spedding

Spedding Research Solutions SAS, France

Ageing, human evolution and metabolism - drug targets for natural products Metabolomics, Imino-sugars and lipids open new dimensions in neuro-degeneration and motorneurone disease.

Prof. Valerie B. Schini-Kerth

University of Strasbourg, France

Potential of natural products to target senescent endothelial cells to improve vascular function

Prof. Guanhua Du

Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, China

Study on the effective components group of TCM: The therapeutic effects of XXM on cerebral ischemic disease and its mechanisms

Prof. Francesca levi-schaffer

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Immuno-pharmacology of Allergy and Cancer: Biologics and Natural Products

Prof. David Webb

The University of Edinburgh, UK

Can traditional medicines deliver on their potential in Western countries?

Prof. Cherry Wainwright

Robert Gordon University, Scotland, UK

Screening natural product libraries

Prof. Jean-Luc Wolfender

University of Geneve, Switzerland

Change the paradigm for Bioactive Natural Products Using Massive Multi-informationalMolecular Networks and metabolomics

Prof. Jean-Loup Faulon

Director of Research, Micalis, INRA, France

Biosynthesis of natural products

Prof. Bruno David

Pierre Fabre Research Institute, France

Present and future of natural products in Pharma companies.How to ensure legal certainty when accessing genetic resources?

Prof. Wenxia Zhou

Beijing Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, China

Neurodegeneration and natural products

Dr. Yongxiang Zhang

Beijing Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, China

Natural products and cognition/neurodegenerative

Dr. Denis Barron

Nestle Institute of Health Sciences, Lausanne, Switzerland

Bioactive Discovery in complex natural mixtures, and food products
Pre conference Workshop - Speakers

Prof. David Adelson

University of Adelaide, Australia

Natural Product Libraries, Databases and Screening – Aimed at Early Career Researchers

Dr. Tanja Grkovic

Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer, USA Research

Prof. Cherry Wainwright

Robert Gordon University, Scotland, UK

Prof. Amrita Ahluwalia

Queen Mary University of London, UK

Dietary inorganic nitrate and nitrite in cardiovascular therapeutics

Dr. Ping Li, China


Working Committee

Chief Patron


MD, DM, FRCP (Glasg.), FRCP (Edin.), FACC, FAHA, FAMS, FNASc, FASc

Secretary to the Government of India

Department of Health Research

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare & Director General, ICMR


Dr. Hemalatha R


Director, ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition

Department of Health Research

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GOI


Professor Y.K.Gupta


Principal Adviser (Projects), THSTI-DBT

Former Dean (Academics) & Head, Department of Pharmacology, AIIMS

Organizing Secretary

Dr. B. Dinesh Kumar


Coordinator-Preclinical Toxicology

ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition

Department of Health Research

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GOI

International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR)
PNPS – Executive Board Office Bearers

Chair :Prof. Valerie B.Schini-Kerth, PhD

Pharmacological Faculty

University of Strasbourg, France

President : Prof. Ingolf Cascorbi, MD, PhD, FBPhS

IUPHAR President

Institute of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology

University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Vice-Chair : Dr. Guanhua Du

Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, China

General Secretary :Prof. Michael Spedding, PhD, FBPhS

Secretary General IUPHAR

Spedding Research Solutions SAS, France

Secretary – General :Prof. Wenxia Zhou, Beijing Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, China

Dr. WS. Fred Wong

BPharm, PhD

HOD and Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology,

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Prof. Thomas Efferth

University of Mainz, Germany

Dr. Alejandro Mayer

Midwestern University, USA

Dr. B. Dinesh Kumar


ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition, India

Professor Cherry L WainwrightPhD

Director, Cardio metabolic Health Research

The Robert Gordon University, Scotland, UK

Advisory Council

Principle Advisors

Prof.Ashutosh Sharma , Secretary

Department of Science & Technology (DST) Ministry of Science and Technology, GoI

Dr. RenuSwarup, Secretary

Department of Biotechnology (DBT)Ministry of Science and Technology, GoI

Dr.Shekhar C. Mande , Director General

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Secretary of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), India

Shri. Pawan Kumar Agarwal, IAS

Secretary to (GoI) & CEO, FSSAI Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GoI

Prof. Vd. K. S. Dhiman , Director General

Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences Ministry Of Ayush, GoI

Dr. S. Eswara Reddy, Drugs Controller General of India

Central Drugs Standard Control Organization, DGHS

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, GoI

Dr.DebabrataKanungo , Chairman

Scientific Panel on Pesticide ResiduesMember, Scientific Panel on Food Additive


Prof. BhushanPatwardhan, Vice Chairman

University Grants Commission, New Delhi

Ministry of HRD, GoI

Prof. Naranjan S. Dhalla , Director

Cardiovascular Developments, SBRC

Editor-in-Chief, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

Honorary Life President, International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences

International Advisory council

Dr. Denis Baron

Head of Natural Bioactives& Screening

Nestle Institute of Health Sciences, Lausanne, Switzerland

Prof. Jean-Loup Faulon, Vice Chairman

Director of Research, Micalis, INRA , France

Dr. Francois Sautel

Les Laboratoires Pierre Fabre, Toulouse, France

Prof. Jean‐Luc Wolfender

President, University of Geneva , Switzerland

Dr.Yongxiang Zhang

Bejing Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, China

Representative from Brazil

Representative from Natural Product FDA, USA

Representative from Italy

National Advisory council

Dr. S. Chandrasekhar, FNASc, FASc, FNA , Director

CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology

Ministry of Science and Technology, GoI

Dr.Rakesh K Mishra, Director

CSIR-Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology

Ministry of Science and Technology, GoI

Dr. Ashok D.B. Vaidya, MD, PhD, FAIM

Research Director Professor, Kasturba Health Society-MRC

Prof (Dr) Vishwa Mohan Katoch

Secretary DHR & Director General, ICMR (Former), New Delhi

Dr. G. S. Toteja

Sr. Deputy Director General / Scientist `G' and Head (Nutrition), ICMR

Director, Desert Medicine Research Centre (DMRC), ICMR

Dr. C. Adithan, Dean (Research)

Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherry

Dr.Nilima A. Kshirsagar, MD

National Chair, Clinical Pharmacology

National Institute For Research In Reproductive Health (NIRRH), ICMR

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, GoI

Dr ShashiBala Singh, FNASc, FIAN, FAMS, Director

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Hyderabad

Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, GoI

Shri. C. K. Katiyar, MD, PhD

CEO Health Care (Technical), EmamiPvt Ltd, Kolkata

Dr. D B AnanthaNarayana, M.Pharm, PhD

CSO, Ayurvidye Trust, Bangalore

Dr.Prakash V Diwan, Ph.D., FRSC (London), FIPS

Research Director, Central Research Laboratory, Belgaum

Dr. M. Vishnu Vardhana Rao, Director

National Institute of Medical Statistics (NIMS),


Prof. C. S. Dey, Ph.D., FNA, FNASc

School of Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi


MD, Synchron Research Services Pvt. Ltd, Ahmedabad

Dr.Chander Shekhar, ADG,


Dr.Neeraj Tandon

Scientist G & Head medicinal Plants, ICMR, MoHFW, GOI

Dr. Mukesh Kumar, Scientist G

Former Director CEFIRGA, New Delhi

Dr. V. Satyanarayana

Chairman & MD

Sipra Labs Limited

Dr. Amit Srivastava, PhD

CEO, Bio Valley Incubation Council, Vishakhapatnam, A.P

Executive Committee of IPS 2019 - 2021


Dr. Shivprakash Rathnam

CEO - Synchron Research Services Pvt Ltd, Gujarat

Vice President:

Dr Mira K. Desai

Professor & Head, Coordinator, Regional Training Centre & AMC, Pharmacovigilance Programme of India

B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad

Vice President:

Dr. Tapan Kumar Mandal

Professor, Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences, Kolkata

General Secretary:

Dr. B. Kalakumar

Professor, college of veterinary science Rajendranagar, Hyderabad

Finance Secretary:

Dr Yogesh Kulkarni

Associate Professor, Shobhaben Pratapbhai Patel School of Pharmacy & Technology Management

SVKM's NMIMS (Deemed-to-be University), Mumbai

Secretary (International):

Dr. Chetana Desai

Professor of Pharmacology, BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad

Secretary (Clinical):

Prof Avijit Hazra

Department of Pharmacology, IPGME&R

About Venue & City

About the Venue :

ICMR- National Institute of Nutrition, is a century old premier nutrition research institute of India working under the aegis of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India located in the vicinity of globally renowned Osmania University, Hyderabad.

About the City :

Hyderabad is the 5th largest Clean & Green City of India. It is the nerve centre of IT, Biotech and Pharmaceutical sectors with more than 15 eminent research institutes supported by ICMR, CSIR, DST, DBT, AYUSH, ICAR. The 400 year old city is a unique blend of tradition and modernity.