Ethnophramcology, more than just the search for new drugs?
Monday 29 October
Jodrell Lecture Theatre, Kew Gardens, Richmond TW9 3AB. Enter via Jodrell Gate..
We use plants every day and we appreciate them. But do we understand their wider importance, especially in the context of healthcare? Dr Michael Heinrich, Professor of Ethnopharmacology and Medicinal Plant Research, joins KMIS to give a talk on the current state-of-the art in ethnopharmacology and how this impacts on everyday life. Ethnopharmacology is a transdisciplinary field bringing together pharmacology, toxicology, sociocultural sciences and phytochemistry, as well as fields like agricultural and environmental / conservation sciences. Research spans from studies focusing on traditional and local medicines to the biological-pharmaclogical activities of plants and fungi and their chemical composition.
£2.50. Tickets can be bought on the night. Cash only.