It is our great honor and privilege to invite you to the International Conference on Medicinal Plants and Bioeconomy (ICMPB) & The 1st Sino-CPLP Symposium on Natural Products and Biodiversity Resources (SNPBR) to be held on 22-24 August 2018 at the University of Macau, Macao, China. We advocate collaboration to promote the novel perspectives and views in the field of medicinal plant research and bioeconomics.

The ICMPB and SNPBR will bring to you keynote speeches and invited lectures by prestigious academics and scientists, as well as short presentation and poster sessions prepared by young scientists/students, all of which focusing on scientific frontiers in pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacy and industrial innovations in natural medicinal products and functional foods. This joint event will provide a dynamic platform for international delegates of diverse research expertise to share and exchange scientific findings and novel ideas. Additionally, it will promote new collaborative projects for the discovery and development of medicinal plants, as well as to understand and establish a bioeconomy-based society. Taking the “One belt one road” initiative in consideration, it will be a privileged forum to promote communication and collaboration on natural products and biodiversity resources among international research partners from China and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP).

Macao is located on the western bank of the Pearl River Delta in southern Guangdong Province, China. As an important part of the Greater Bay Area, Macao serves as a bridge between mainland China and foreign countries. The Portuguese arrived and settled in Macao in the mid-16th Century. Owing to the European influence, the city’s architecture, art, religion, traditions, food and community reflect the integration of Chinese and Western (Portuguese) cultures. The Historic Centre of Macao has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List as a result of its unique historical and cultural landscape.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we sincerely hope that you will find ICMPB and SNPBR enlightening and inspiring. Academics, scientists, clinicians, students and trainees who are interested in medicinal plants and bioeconomics from all over the world are expected to gather together in Macao. We have an exciting scientific and cultural program, as well as a travel grant that you can apply for. We look forward to greeting you at the conference. Let’s bring on the fruitful and insightful interactions and collaboration for the advancement in natural medicinal products and functional foods developments.


Videos of UM

University of Macau Story (English)

澳門大學的故事 (普通話/繁體字) (Mandarin and Traditional Characters)

澳门大学的故事 (普通话/简体字) (Mandarin and Simplified Characters)

A História da Universidade de Macau (Portuguese)


Tel : +853 6594 2728
Email : info@snpbr.org

Date:    22-24 August 2018
Venue: University of Macau