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| Medicinal Plant of the Year 2024
© IPBP/Krüger

Potentilla erecta (L.) Raeusch.

With the common tormentil, the "Studienkreis der Entwicklungsgeschichte der Arzneipflanzenkunde" has chosen a plant as Medicinal Plant of the Year 2024 that does not necessarily immediately catch the eye of the observer. If you want to see it, you have to look a little closer... [please continue reading]

| The Garden Year 2024
Tulipa sylvestris
© Krüger/IPBP

Public Sunday Guided Tours

As every year, the medicinal plant garden at the "PharmaCampus" of Münster University invites you to public Sunday tours. They take place monthly from April to September. Due to the limited number of participants, online registration is required. Further information and links to book can be found on the garden's website.

© PharmaCampus/Dziemba

60th birthday of Prof Dr Thomas J. Schmidt

Prof. Dr Thomas J. Schmidt celebrates his 60th birthday on 13 December 2023. The University of Münster, the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, the institute ("his institute") and of course all his colleagues congratulate him warmly. Please read on...

| Marasmius oreades
fairy ring mushroom
© Lars Krüger / IPBP

Autumn in the medicinal plant garden

Autumn has now clearly arrived in the medicinal plant garden. Most of the beds have been cleared and the non-hardy plants have been moved into the cold house.
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| Graduation ceremony
© L. Greiffer

Graduation ceremony at IPBP

We warmly congratulate Dr Luise Greiffer on obtaining her doctorate!
Title of her doctoral thesis: "Molekulare und ultrastrukturelle Effekte oligomerer Procyanidine aus Combretum mucronatum Schumach. & Thonn. in Caenorhabditis elegans."

| Macroglossum stellatarum
© IPBP/Krüger

Exotic guest in the medicinal plant garden

The remarkable hummingbird hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) has been observed in our medicinal plant garden for several years now. Similar to a hummingbird, this small moth seems to hover in the air in front of the flower.
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| Graduation ceremony
Kreling and Mo

Double doctorate at IPBP

07 July 2023
We congratulate Dr. Vanessa Kreling and Dr. Boris Mo on obtaining the doctoral degree!
The dissertation projects submitted to the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy deal with anti-adhesive natural products against Campylobacter jejuni (Dr. Kreling) and "New strategies for the treatment of unirinary tract infections" (Dr. Mo).

| Graduation ceremony
© J. Jacobtorweihen

Graduation ceremony at IPBP

On 28.04.2023, Mr Joshua Jacobtorweihen was awarded a doctorate for his dissertation entitled "Bromophenols from Vertebrata lanosa (L.) T.A. Christensen with antimicrobial activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa". Within the scope of the thesis, a number of new bromophenols of the red alga V. lanosa were identified and the mechanism of action of an antimicrobially active representative of this substance class was investigated in more detail. We warmly congratulate Dr Jacobtorweihen on this outstanding dissertation!

| Medicinal Plant 2023
© Uni MS/Krüger

Sage (Salvia officinalis L.)

Due to "its rich use in history and the present and the great potential for further research", the interdisciplinary study group on the history of development of medicinal plant science at the University of Würzburg has chosen the sage. of Medicinal Plant Science at the University of Würzburg has chosen sage (Salvia officinalis L.) as the medicinal plant of the year 2023.

Please read on... [German website]

| The Sleeping Beauty...

Visit to the old medicinal plant garden

Almost 5 years ago, the 57-year era of the IPBP medicinal plant garden on Hittorfstraße came to an end. Even though there were still users for some areas afterwards, a large part of the garden fell into a Sleeping Beauty slumber.

What does it actually look like today? We visited the old medicinal plant garden.

Please read on... [German website]

| Graduation ceremony

Graduation ceremony at IPBP

On 28.10.2022, Ms Franziska Jürgens (MSc Food Chemistry) was awarded her Dr. rer. nat. for her excellent dissertation "Investigation of pharmacokinetic properties of antileishmanial sesquiterpene lactones from Arnica montana L.". In the research project, which is financially supported by the Wilhelm Doerenkamp Foundation within the framework of the NATVANTAGE grants, Dr Jürgens has laid important foundations for the application of arnica tincture against cutaneous leishmaniasis. We extend our warmest congratulations to Dr Jürgens!

© GPT e.V.

Scholarship in medicine and pharmacy

The "Gesellschaft für Phytotherapie e.V." (GPT, Society for Phytotherapy) will award one scholarship each for students in the fields of human medicine and pharmacy over a period of 24 months starting in 2023. Please read on...

© IPBP/Lechtenberg

Symposium on the 60th birthday of Prof. Dr Andreas Hensel

On the occasion of his 60th birthday, Prof. Dr. Andreas Hensel invited the public to a scientific symposium with the theme "Changes in Science in the Last Decades" in the large lecture hall of the PharmaCampus of Münster University.

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© IPBP/L.Szabó

"Summa cum laude" at IPBP

After the successful disputation on 25.03.2022, the ceremonial doctorate of pharmacist Lara U. Szabó took place at the IPBP (AK Prof. Schmidt) on 29.04.22. The research project on antiprotozoal aminosteroids from common box (Buxus sempervirens L.) was supported by the Apothekerstiftung Westfalen Lippe with a doctoral scholarship. Both the doctoral thesis and the disputation were assessed with the grade "summa cum laude".

We extend our warmest congratulations to Dr Szabó!

© Uni MS/Sendker

Cladonia fimbriata found at PharmaCampus

At the PharmaCampus, on a still fallow area of the eastern inner courtyard, some pale green formations are growing that could easily be mistaken for fungi. In fact, a rather conspicuous lichen of the genus Cladonia has settled on this nutrient-poor substrate, presumably Cladonia fimbriata. Please read on here.