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Published: 24 November, 2012

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.

Published: 24 November, 2012

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