Veronique Seidel, DPharm (Hons), PhD, FHEA

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  • United Kingdom

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Expertise & Capabilities

  • Natural Products Chemistry
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Drug discovery from natural sources
  • Purification & structure elucidation of bioactive natural products
  • Ethnopharmacological investigation of natural remedies
  • Discovery of new antimicrobial products of natural origin

Personal Statement

Dr Seidel leads the Natural Products Drug Discovery Group. Her expertise is in the isolation, structure elucidation and biological screening of natural products. Her interest is in the bioprospecting of natural sources and molecular modelling of natural products for the discovery of new drug leads, particularly new antimicrobial agents.

She is a scientific adviser for the Natural Products and the Food Science & Nutrition programmes of the International Foundation for Science, and serves on the editorial board of Phytochemistry Letters, Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, Journal of Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Scientific Reports, and Plants. 

She has published several articles in journals related to plant chemistry, phytochemical analysis, traditional natural medicines, pharmacology and microbiology and has edited/currently edits special issues on 'Plant-derived chemicals: a source of inspiration for new drugs' (Plants), 'Current Methods in Natural Products Research' (JoVE), 'New Trends in UK Plant Science' (Plants).

She is a recipient of the Life Sciences Prize and the Parke-Davis Natural Products Chemistry Prize from the French Academy of Pharmacy. She served as the Honorary Treasurer of the Phytochemical Society of Europe.

Teaching Interests

Dr Seidel teaches on the MPharm programme.

  • Teaching coordination

Class coordinator for the Management of Infection and Infectious Diseases class (MP321)

  • Undergraduate teaching

Research Projects (MP507)

Management of Infection and Infectious Diseases class (MP321)

Being a Pharmacist 2 (MP320)

Herbal Medicines, Past, Present and Future (57102)

Research Interests

  • Purification and structure elucidation of bioactive natural products
  • Ethnopharmacological investigation of traditional natural remedies
  • Bioassay-guided fractionation of natural extracts
  • Screening of natural products for antimicrobial activity

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University Of Strathclyde

1 Oct 19951998

Award Date: 16 Jul 1999

Keywords

  • Natural Products Chemistry
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Drug discovery from natural sources

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