eNordic Natural Products Conference 2021

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Welcome to the eNordic Natural Products Conference 2021, which will be held on June 7-8, 2021, 9:00-16:00 each day (CEST, Oslo time).

The online platform Zoom will be used during the conference.

A detailed program is available.

The Nordic Natural Products Conference (NNPC) has a history back to 1961, when the first conference was held in Bornholm, Denmark. At that time, the conference was named Nordic Natural Product Chemistry Symposia. Since 2005, the meeting has been arranged every second year in one of the Nordic countries, and the last time the conference was held in Norway was in 2011. In 2021, the first virtual NNPC will be held due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but hopefully we will meet again in person in 2023 in Finland. Even if the 2021 conference will be digital, we will enjoy coffee breaks in a relaxed Nordic atmosphere.

The Nordic Natural Products Conference aims to strengthen the Nordic scientific collaboration in the field of natural product chemistry, pharmacognosy and closely related disciplines. The topics of 2021 cover the broad interdisciplinary fields of natural product research and we invite you to submit an abstract to contribute to an exciting scientific program this year. The scientific program includes plenary lectures from keynote speakers that will increase our knowledge and discuss exciting developments of natural product research.


  • Traditional medicine and ethnopharmacology
  • Biological and pharmacological activities of natural products
  • Analytics and structure elucidation of natural products
  • Biosynthesis and bioengineering of natural products

Organizing Committee

  • Helle Wangensteen, Department of Pharmacy, UiO
  • Anne Berit Samuelsen, Department of Pharmacy, UiO
  • Kari Tvete Inngjerdingen, Department of Pharmacy, UiO
  • Irene Teixidor Toneu, Natural History Museum, UiO
  • Monica Jordheim, Department of Chemistry, UiB

Nordic Advisory Board

  • Sweden: Anders Backlund
  • Denmark: Dan Stærk
  • Finland: Päivi Tammela
  • Iceland: Elín Soffía Ólafsdóttir


A detailed program can be found here.


Registration and abstract submission


Registration form is now closed.


Abstract registration form is now closed.  


Invited speakers

Christian Zidorn Christian Zidorn
Professor Christian Zidorn is head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Biology of Kiel University, Germany. Christian Zidorn's research is focused on bioactive plant natural products, chemo­phenetics, chemical ecology, and marine natural products. Current research focuses on chemophenetics of the Cichorieae (Asteraceae), on bio-actives from vegetables, on altitudinal and seasonal variation of natural products, and on marine natural products from seagrasses, their bioactivities and ecological functions
Freya Harrison

Freya Harrison
Associate Professor Freya Harrison is a microbiologist working in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick. Her research is focused on how bacterial pathogens cause chronic, antibiotic-resistant infections, especially in lung infections affecting people with cystic fibrosis and in wound infections. Dr Freya Harrison is also a founder member of the interdisciplinary AncientBiotics consortium. The consortium seeks to identify, reconstruct and test infection remedies from medieval medical books in the hope of finding new agents to treat antibiotic-resistant infections

Catherine Taylor Nordgård

Catherine Taylor Nordgård
Catherine Taylor Nordgård is a Researcher at the Department of Biotechnology and Food Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and works in projects within medical biotechnology. Nordgård’s research themes are related to mucus/mucin systems, rheology and barrier properties of biological matrices and the use of alginate oligomers in medicine. 

Espen Hansen

Espen Hansen
Professor Espen Hansen is working at the Norwegian College of Fishery Science, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway. Hansen is a member of the research group Marbio, which is an analytical platform for screening, isolation and identification of bioactive natural products. In Marbio Hansen is responsible for the chemical characterization of bioactive secondary metabolites.

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Published Nov. 18, 2020 9:32 AM - Last modified June 7, 2021 7:29 AM