News: Upcoming Meeting

The next conference of our Natural Products Section is postponed to autumn 2021 and will probabley take place end of October.

In this workshop early career scientists are invited to present their work but professors and postdocs are very welcome too.

For questions please contact Prof. Jonathan Gershenzon [gershenzon[at]] or Angela Schneider [aschneider[at]].

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About us

The section Natural Products brings together scientists of several generations who are interested in various aspects of natural products research ranging from biosynthesis over physiological and ecological function and evolution to biotechnological production of natural plant products. The sections furthers scientific exchange between its members and supports early career scientists.


Members of the section receive information about activities of the section, section meetings, workshops and relevant job announcements via Email.

Scientific meetings

The section Natural Products meets every second year (alternating with Botanikertagung) for a symposium. These meetings provide a nice platform for scientific exchange and  are especially devoted to young scientists. PhD students and postdocs have the opportunity to present their work, to discuss it in an informal atmosphere and to build their scientific network.

The next section meeting will be held in Jena, Germany, on October 02-04, 2020.


Members pay a yearly fee of 10 €. Members of our head organisation, Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft (DBG), can become a member of our section through the DBG website.

Please contact the section's speakers if you have questions, suggestions or requests.

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Prof. Dr. Ute Wittstock
TU Braunschweig
Institut für Pharmazeutische Biologie
Mendelssohnstrasse 1
D-38106 Braunschweig
Phone: +49 (0)531 391 5681
E-Mail: u.wittstock[at] 

Prof. Dr. Maike Petersen
Institut für Pharmazeutische Biologie und Biotechnologie
Philipps-Universität Marburg
Deutschhausstraße 17A
35037 Marburg
Phone: ++49-(0)6421 2825821
E-Mail: petersen[at]
Maike Petersen group's website