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  Special Symposium Series


1. The First ASNP International Symposium on Curcuma, Jan 7-8, 2019

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* Organized by the Asian Society of Natural Products


 * Hosted by the Asian Soceity of Natural Products Thailand Chapter and Faculty of Technology, Khon Kaen University


 * Organizing Committee

  Hyang-Yeol Lee                    Korea National University of Transportation             Korea

  Jaehong Han                        Chung-Ang University                                                 Korea

  Kanit Vichitphan                   Khon Kaen University                                                 Thailand

  Pornthap Thanonkeo            Khon Kaen University                                                 Thailand              Chair

  Siriwat Jinsiriwanit               Chiang Mai University                                                Thailand

 * Invitation

ASNP initiates the effort to harbor the academic activity with Curcuma, by lauching the special symposium series. Whereas tumeric, Curcuma longa, is one of the most popular Curcuma species used as functional foods, cosmetics and herbal medicines, more than 100 different species have been reported and remain as potential natural products. Experts working on Curcuma, any species of Curcuma, including cultivation, industry, taxonomy, biological activity, metabolism, clinical study, and more, will be invited to discuss about future direction of Curcuma research and industry. The invited speaerks will contribute reviews and research articles, which will be edited for the production of monograph by ASNP.

 * Venue : Khum PHucome Hotel Chiang Mai, Thailand

 * Program (No Registration Fee for the ASNP members)



Jan 7 Monday

09:00 – 10:00


10:00 – 17:00

ASNP Membership Training and Workshop


Jan 8 Tuesday

10:00 – 12:00

ASNP BOD Meeting

12:00 – 13:00


13:00 – 14:00

Registration for Special Symposium

14:00 – 16:00

First ASNP International Symposium on “Curcuma”

Introduction of Special Symposium _ Pornthap

Cultivation of Curcuma

Taxonomy of Curcuma _ Surapon

Trading/Regulation/Process of Curcuma Products _ H Han

Chemical Composition of Curcuma _ J Lee

Synthesis/Biosynthesis of Curcuma

Biological Activity of Curcuma Products _ Sirithon

Metabolism of Curcuma Components _ J Han

Mechanism of Biological Activity

Discussion on Future Direction of Curcuma Research

16:00 – 18:00

Poster session on Natural Products Research


 * Registration  (Due by Dec 21, 2018)

This event is free for ASNP members and open to public. However, registration form should be submitted.

Fill the Registration From  and submit to asnpmail@gmail.com


 * Abstract Submission

The invited speaker and poster presenter are expected to submit the abstract using the From. The form will be submitted with the registration form to ASNP, asnpmail@gmail.com.


* Invited Speaker Only

The invited speakers are supported for two-day staying in Chiang Mai (room and board) and are expected to submit the personal vitae and full manuscript for the inclusion to the monograph published later. For the personal vitae, see the example. The manuscript can be prepared in free style for the general reader about 20 pages.


Contact Persons (Secretary of ASNP)

In general             Jaehong Han                jaehongh@cau.ac.kr

Korea                     Jongkeun Choi           jkchoi@chungwoon.ac.kr

Thailand                Kanit Vichitphan         kanvic@kku.ac.th

Indonesia              Anton Bahtiar             anton.bahtiar@gmail.com

Philippines            Sonia D. Jacinto          soniajac2008@gmail.com


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    Office email: asnpmail@gmail.com

    Office address:

    The Asian Society of Natural Products

    Sujeong-gu, Bokjeong-ro 96, 30-0 1st floor

    Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea. Zip code 13112