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Robert Verpoorte

Professor emeritus of Pharmacognosy, in particular plant cell biotechnology

Name
Prof.dr. R. Verpoorte
Telephone
+31 71 527 4528
E-mail
verpoort@chem.leidenuniv.nl
ORCID iD
0000-0001-6180-1424

Robert Verpoorte is Professor emeritus of Pharmacognosy, in particular plant cell biotechnology and specialised in natural deep eutectic solvents, applications and biological roles. 

More information about Robert Verpoorte

Brief biography

  • Pharmacists degree (1972) and a PhD (1976) from Leiden.
  • Lecturer at Leiden University 1976-1987, 1987-2011 professor and head of the department of Plant cell Biotechnology Pharmacognosy.
  • Guest professor in London (UK), Uppsala (Sweden), Amiens (France), Reims (France), Seoul (Korea), Florence (Italy), Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Hilo (USA).
  • From 1992-1998 he was Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the committee of the Phytochemical Society of Europe (PSE).
  • Since May 2011 he is professor Emeritus at Leiden University.

Grants & prizes

  • 2004 Honorary Doctorate University of Amiens, France (2004) and of the 2012 Honorary Doctorate University of Uppsala, Sweden
  • 2007 PSE  Medal
  • 2015 honorary professor Hong Kong Baptist University 2015  
  • 2015 Gusi Peace Prize in Manila, The Philippines
  • 2017  Egon Stahl Medal in Gold by the International Society of Medicinal Plants and Natural Products Research
  • 2017  Qihuang International Prize China Association of Chinese Medicine
  • Among the 1%  Highly Cited Researchers 2018, 2019 and 2020 (Cross-Field)(Web of Science, Clarivate Analytics)

Other mentions

  • Editor in Chief of Phytochemistry Reviews (IF2019 4.587) since 2001
  • Executive Editor Biotechnology Letters (IF2019 1.982) since 2006

Professor emeritus of Pharmacognosy, in particular plant cell biotechnology

  • Science
  • Instituut Biologie Leiden
  • IBL Plant Sciences

Work address

Sylvius
Sylviusweg 72
2333 BE Leiden

Contact

Publications

  • Elsevier Editor
  • NCSM Voorzitter Raad van Toezicht
  • Springer Executive Editor
  • Springer-Kluwer Editor
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