"Ethnopharmacological relevance: from bench to shelf, including intellectual property and bioprospecting acts"

May 15-19 2023

Future Africa Campus, Pretoria

South Africa

Event information

The University of Leipzig and the University of Pretoria are proudly hosting a summer school sponsored by the Volkswagen Stiftung Foundation 

The aim of this summer school is to equip the selected African and European researchers with the knowledge and know-how for steering natural product research toward commercialization. 
Various expert lectures will be given during this event.


 Future Africa Campus, Pretoria, South Africa 

Future Africa Campus, 
University of Pretoria, South St, 
Koedoespoort 456-Jr, 
Pretoria, 0186
South Africa

Successful candidates

 Lydia Chenesai Mugayi
 Phénix Assogba
 Adesola Taiwo
 Salfo Ouedraogo
 Victorine Lorette Yimgang
 Zainab Abiodun Molik
 Edna Hounsa
 Joan Van Wyngaard
 Toluwanimi Akinleye
 Nathaniel Djangmah Nortey
 Eric Agbodjento
 Sorelle Kache Fotsing
 Robi Chacha
 Samuel Baker Obakiro
 Matheus Belisário Ferrari
 Emmanuel Orman
 Fabien Schultz
 Christina Seel
 Kate Tolan
 Colores Uwamariya
 Murielle Codo
 Adebayo Sadam Adetunji
 Jonathan Jato
 Anna Quartey

Main Sponsor

Volkswagen Foundation


Prof. Namrita Lall 
University of Pretoria
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Pretoria, South Africa
Dr. Cica Vissiennon
Leipzig University
Medical Faculty

Leipzig, Germany

Travel grant sponsor

Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA)