The Society for Medicinal Plants and Natural Product Research (Gesellschaft für Arzneipflanzen- und Naturstoff-Forschung) presents the Bionorica Phytoneering Award 2009 to Dr. Dana Seidlova-Wuttke for her scientific work in investigating pharmacological mechanisms and effects of Cimicifuga racemosa in the treatment of menopausal symptoms.
The Society for Medicinal Plants and Natural Product Research (Gesellschaft für Arzneipflanzen- und Naturstoff-Forschung) presents the Bionorica Phytoneering Award 2011 to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Veronika Butterweck for her excellent scientific work in investigating the pharmacokinetic as well as pharmacodynamic properties of herbal medicinal products for the treatment of e.g. depression and anxiety.
2013: Prof. Dr. Robert Fürst
The Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research presented the Bionorica Phytoneering Award 2013 to Prof. Dr. Robert Fürst, University of Frankfurt, Germany, in recognition of his excellent scientific work in investigating novel molecular mechanisms of herbal compounds and extracts in the area of inflammation, angiogenesis and endothelial interactions.
2015: PD Dr. Eike Steinmann and Dr. Anggakasuma
The Society for Medicinal Plants and Natural Products Research presented the Bionorica Phytoneering Award 2015 to Prof. Dr. Eike Steinmann and Dr. Anggakasuma from TWINCORE, Hannover for their excellent work "Turmeric curcumin inhibits entry off all hepatitis C genotypes into human liver cells"
2017: Prof. Anna K. Kiss, Sebastian Granica, Jakub P. Piwowarski
The Bionorica Phytoneering Award acknowledges outstanding research in the field of development and application of phytopharmaceutical products.
The 2017 Bionorica Phytoneering Award went to Anna K. Kiss, Sebastian Granica, Jakub P. Piwowarski, Department of Pharmacognosy and Molecular Basis of Phytotherapy, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland for their project entitled “Re-emergence of medicinal plant materials rich in ellagitannins?”. The study includes the investigation of the microbiota and its relation to anti-inflammatory activity and those of urolithins.
The award was given by Dr. Bernd Roether, Bionorica, on behalf of CEO Prof. Michael Popp.