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Prof. Anna K. Jäger
Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen
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The Popoluca of southern Veracruz (Mexico), by Marco Leonti

Use of barley among the Shuhi, SW Sichuan, China, by Caroline Weckerle and Franz Huber

International Society for Ethnopharmacology

Welcome to the website of the International Society for Ethnopharmacology. We are a small, collaborative, interdisciplinary group of scientists anthropologists, pharmacists, pharmacologists, ethnobotanists, phytochemists, and others all fascinated by the study of the global use of medicines. We are particularly concerned about understanding the medicinal uses of plants in traditional societies. We seek to understand the cultural and the pharmacological dimensions of human medicinal plant use everywhere. We welcome you to our site, and welcome you to join with us in this exciting study. At this site, you can learn about membership in the society, the society journal, our newsletter and conferences.



15th International Congress of the Society for Ethnopharmacology

in collaboration with the Shoubak University College, Al-Balqa' Applied University, Petra - Jordan, May 05-08, 2015.

ISE Travel Grants for Students:

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The Nina Etkin Young Researcher Award of the International Society for Ethnopharmacology (ISE)

Nina Etkin

The International Society for Ethnopharmacology (ISE) calls for research proposals from graduate students conducting research that is consistent with the life work and spirit of Dr. Nina Etkin. Proposals should be from students fascinated by the study of global use of medicine, particularly about understanding the medicinal uses of plants in traditional societies and the cultural and pharmacological dimensions of human medicinal plant use. For example, students might propose:

  1. conducting studies of relations between food and health, and traditional health care practices for prevention and treatment of diseases.
  2. working to develop knowledge about human cultural responses to health, disease, and management of natural resources such as plant medicines.
  3. examining traditional perspectives on the continuum of cultural understandings about food and medicine.
  4. Or might propose something utterly different in an Etkin-like effort at something totally new.
Proposals of no more than four double-spaced pages for up to U.S.$5,000 should be submitted electronically by 1 May of each even numbered year to the ISE office.

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