PhD student wins Phytochemical Society of Europe Award
An Endeavour Award PhD student in UOW’s Centre for Medicinal Chemistry, Mr Phurpa Wangchuk, has won the 2012-Young Scientist’s Best Communication Award at an international congress.
The congress was on Bio-Communications: Semiochemicals involving plants (BIOCOM12).
The congress was organised by the Phytochemical Society of Europe which was held in Cadiz, Spain.
Phurpa was awarded the prize for his seminar entitled, ‘Evaluation of Bhutanese medicinal plants for their alkaloids and biological activities’.
The seminar provided insights into his PhD work involving the scientific validation of Bhutanese traditional medicines and new drug discoveries from medicinal plants from Bhutan.
He recently discovered a new antimalarial drug lead compound from one of his plants.
His oral presentation was based on the four scientific papers he has published in the ‘Journal of Ethnopharmacology’ and ‘Natural Product Communications’ in 2010-2012.
He said that the conference provided him an opportunity to learn, share and develop networks with the best and brightest international groups of natural product scientists from around the world.
+61 2 4221 4227 | email@example.com
UOW IN THE NEWS
Don’t complain, but think globally
The Australian | 20 Oct
Kids who drop out of sport are more lik...
Daily Telegraph | 19 Oct
Indonesia's New President Faces Ob...
Forbes | 17 Oct
‘Advocacy’ Is Not a Dirty Word in Jour...
PBS Media Shift | 16 Oct
Junk food, alcohol and gambling spon...
Sydney Morning Herald | 16 Oct
Skin cell research shows promise
SBS | 15 Oct
Government reforms eclipsed by a cloud
The Australian | 15 Oct
Research from the University of Wollo...
Motherpedia | 15 Oct
PACT Centre for Emerging Artists cele...
Sydney Morning Herald | 14 Oct
Careful who you chat with: it could turn ...
The Conversation | 14 Oct
Bombshell claims army covered up tru...
Daily Telegraph | 13 Oct
Cave art and harpoon tips show African...
The Guardian | 12 Oct
The university students who can explain ...
Sydney Morning Herald | 11 Oct
Lawyers look at the Elgin Marbles, but...
The Conversation | 10 Oct
Heavy iPad may have you checking your...
Sydney Morning Herald | 10 Oct
Indonesian cave art rewrites the prehist...
South China Morning Post | 9 Oct
New data shows location of glass ceiling
Australian Financial Review | 9 Oct
Indonesian cave art some of the oldest
SBS Radio | 9 Oct