the school of society


The School of Phytochemstry represents one of the main activities of our Society.

This activity, started on 1981, offers to joung scientists working in the phytochemical field a valid opportunity to learn the state of art of the researches on natural products of vegetable origin.

In fact, in every event, expert invited speakers deal with a particular class of secondary metabolites and treat various aspects concerning the nomenclature, biosynthesis, distribution, extraction, separation (also with bio-assayed methods), synthesis, structure elucidation, biological activities, and utilization. The lessons are followed by discussions and comments.

Starting by 1997 the School has hold every two years and during the following year (1998) it has been entitled to the memory of the former president Prof. Paolo Ceccherelli.