3rd International Conference on
Natural Products Utilization

From Plants to Pharmacy Shelf

18-21 October 2017
Bansko, Bulgaria
Dear Colleagues:
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I am honored to invite you joining us for the 3rd International Conference on Natural Products Utilization: from Plants to Pharmacy Shelf (ICNPU 2017), which will take place on 18-21 October 2017.
The overwhelming response received, after the ICNPU 2013 (230 participants from 40 different countries) and ICNPU 2015 (330 attendees/50 countries), along with the numerous enquiries about the third issue made us confident in our abilities to organize it again.

ICNPU meetings traditionally attempt to cover the wide spectrum of application of plants with special emphasis on the sustainable use of natural products, emerging -omics platforms and recent trends in (ethno)pharmacology, toxicology, molecular biology and biotechnology. ICNPU 2017 will feature plenary sessions, oral presentations and two poster sessions. World-renowned experts will share the latest developments in the field. A number of awards for the young colleagues, among us, will be ensured.
As previously, we anticipate two special issues to be published with selected presentations from ICNPU 2017. At this time, under ICNPU 2017 special issues, we plan to host mainly research articles. Discussions with some major journals on the field are undergoing and an update will soon come up on the ICNPU website.
The conference will take place in Bansko, the most popular winter resort in Bulgaria. Located in the foot of Pirin Mountains, with its incredible spirit and breathtaking landscapes, Bansko is definitely a place one should visit. In addition to the scientific program, rich social activities will be offered, including welcome reception, conference dinner and tour to historical monuments, besides the podium for informal discussions and networking opportunities.
We look forward to hosting you in Bansko!
Milen I. Georgiev, PhD
Chair of the Organizing Committee 


   Meeting updates


Due to the high number of requests to extend the deadline for abstracts submission, we are pleased to extend the deadline one last time to July 10th - 19 Jun

Awards for outstanding ORAL & POSTER presentation by BPS and AMAPSEEC - 22 May

First circular - 27 Mar

Registration is now open - 1 Feb