Who's Speaking at The 2022 IPRG Conference?
President of the International Federation of Apitherapy
Assist. Prof. Dr. Ali Timucin Atayoglu is a consultant medical doctor and a lecturer in Medipol University in Istanbul, Turkey. He is the president of the International Federation of Apitherapy. He has established the first Apitherapy Centre affiliated with a university hospital in the country. He works as the coordinator for the studies in Traditional and Complementary Medicine in the medical faculty
He is currently the president of Apitherapy Association in Turkey and the vice-chairman of Apitherapy Commission in China. He is a member of the Scientific Committee for the Traditional & Complementary Medical Practices in the Turkish Health Ministry and chairman of the Holistic and Integrative Medicine Association in Turkey.
He is Head of Research, Development and Innovation, member of Directors Board and Pharmacist Responsible at Apis Flora Indl. Coml. Ltda - Propolis Leader Company in Brazil (IMS Health, 2018)
Vassya Bankova obtained her PhD in Natural Product Chemistry at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia. She has worked as a guest-researcher at the Ruhr University – Bochum, the University of Saarland, Saarbruecken, the Bandeirante University, Sao Paulo, and the Institute of Molecules of Biological Interest, Naples. In 2004 she became full professor at the Institute of Organic Chemistry with Centre of Phytochemistry, where she is now head of Lab “Chemistry of Natural Substances”.
Andresa is a Biochemical Pharmacist, with masters, doctor and post-doctoral degree from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo (FCFRP/USP)
Vice-President of ABEMEL since 2016 (Brazilian Association of Honey Exporters)
Head of Research, Development and Innovation, member of Directors Board and Pharmacist Responsible at Apis Flora Indl. Coml. Ltda - Propolis Leader Company in Brazil (IMS Health, 2018)
More than 32 scientific articles, 5 book chapters and 7 patents until 2019, Sep.
Professor Daglia is a full professor of Food Chemistry at the Department of Pharmacy University of Naples; Italy She is also visiting professor at the International Research Centre for Food Nutrition and Safety Jiangsu University Zhenjiang China . Her research work has followed two principal themes:
Despite training as a lawyer James Fearnley has spent the last 30 years involved with researching and manufacturing natural medicines derived from both from the beehive and from plants. For the last 20 years he has focussed on researching the remarkable properties of propolis working with universities of Oxford, Manchester, Strathclyde York and Bradford . He has contributed to over 30 articles about propolis and is author of Bee Propolis: Natural Healing from the Hive and Propolis in Oral Healthcare with Dr. Phil Wander.
He founded ARC (Apiceutical Research Centre) in 2011 and the International Propolis Research Group in 2016. He is currently working on the development of a combined Discovery/Research Centre – The BeeArc – www.beearc.com
Mauricio Sforcin is Professor at Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Botucatu. Instituto de Biociências Brazil
Maurício Sforcin is a biologist and obtained his PhD in 1996 at the São Paulo State University (UNESP). In 2006 he became an Associate Professor at the Biosciences Institute, where he is head of the Lab "Immunomodulation by Natural Products". His research interests are in the role of natural products (predominantly propolis and its constituents) in Applied Immunology and Microbiology. He holds several editorial positions, including Guest Editor (Frontiers in Pharmacology, Biology and Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine). (Source: Lattes Curriculum)
USA & Germany
Sara Leonhardt is a professor at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and chair of the plant-insect interactions group. She studied biology at the University of Würzburg (Germany) and at the Duke University (NC, USA). In 2010, she obtained her doctorate from the department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology at Würzburg University. She worked as postdoctoral researcher at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg (Germany) and as associate lecturer at the University of the Sunshine Coast (Australia), before becoming a research group leader at the University of Würzburg in 2013 and a professor at TUM in 2019. Her research addresses the ecology and chemistry of plant-insect interactions in both temperate and tropical regions, with particular focus on bees. Projects investigate bee-plant interactions as well as bee health and performance in different habitats and along biodiversity gradients. Research in her group combines ecological methods (field studies, biostatistics) with classic behavioral and physiological studies (e.g. behavioral conditioning) and modern analytical chemistry (GCMS, HPLC).
Badiaa Lyoussi is Professor, Director of Research, Head of Laboratory Physiology- Pharmacology-Environmental Health at the University of Fez Morocco
Badiaa has over 30 years’ experience in the physiopathology and pharmacology of natural products - medicinal plants and bee products.
She has more than 120 scientific publications and chapters in books in the following areas
United Kingdom & India
Prof Anant Paradkar is the Director of the Centre for Pharmaceutical Engineering Science at Bradford University. He is a highly experienced natural product researcher and formulator, with special interest in the health promoting benefits of Turmeric and Propolis More than 32 scientific articles, 5 book chapters and 7 patents until 2019, Sep.
Biochemistry Pharmacists 1984) with Master’s degree (1996) and PhD in Pharmacology from the Federal University of Santa Catarina and Maximilian University Munich ( 2005) Coordinator of the Pharmacy course at UNISUL ( 1996-2006) and the Pharmacy course at UNIVBAVE (2006-2010). Coordinator of the Biomedicine Research and Development Group in the Professional \ Masters \program in Pharmacy at UNIBAN 2006-2016) Coordinator of Medical Specialisation LEX/SEPE courses in Clinical phytotherapy and Clinical Pharmacy in the MT Classes (2012 – current). CEO and Business Director of the Medical Lex Information Management and Courses Ltda. Has experience in the field fo Pharmacology, with emphasis in Pharmacology and Molecular of Medicinal Plants. Working mainly in fields related to the mechanism of action of Medicinal Plants and Natural Products, Inflammation and its pharmacodynamic mechanisms.
Stefan Stangaciu is a medical doctor who has devoted most of his life to developing and supporting Apitherapy – the therapeutic use of bee products.
He is an active teacher and broadcaster, writing and delivering courses and talks on Apitherapy round the world bringing to Apitherapy a level of medical recognition to this age old but medicine.
He is Secretary General of the International Federation of Apitherapy and has founded / co-founded chaired or been a board member of many Apitherapy Associations including those in America, Germany, and in his home country Romania where he has been very influential.
Publications include : Soft Healing Through Bee Products, Gentle Healing with Honey, Propolis and Beeswax and Good Health with the Bees.
Miguel Vilas-Boas is a PhD in Chemistry from Porto University, Professor in Chemistry of Natural Products and actual Director of the Agrarian School of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal. As a researcher in the Mountain Research Centre his goals are focused on beekeeping technology, organic beekeeping and particularly in the quality evaluation of bee products. He has published more than forty books and papers in international indexed journals and presented more than two hundred and twenty communications in national and international meetings. Currently, he is the leader of the propolis group at the International Honey Commission, Vice-President of the scientific commission on beekeeping technology and quality of APIMONDIA and the Portuguese representative in the ISO committee for bee products standardization.
Denise Mafra serves as a full professor at Dept. of Nutrition Faculty, Federal University Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has published about 155 original publications and reviews and more than 15 book chapters on various aspects of nutrition, gut microbiota, oxidative stress, inflammation, in chronic kidney disease. She is interested in Renal Nutrition. She is member of International Society of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism (ISRNM) and Nutrition Committee of Brazilian Society of Nephrology.