WANNPRES 2021 (5TH NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE)

INTRODUCTION: The Western Africa Network of Natural Products Research Scientists (WANNPRES) was formally established in 2002. One of its major activities is the organization of biennial Scientific Meetings to disseminate research results and promote and coordinate the scientific activities of the network. The last scientific conference was held at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, in 2018. A decision was taken by the national leadership that the next conference in 2020 will be hosted by the University of Uyo, Nigeria.

CONFERENCE DATE: October 13 – 14, 2021

VENUE: Online (Zoom)

CONFERENCE THEME:

Natural Products: Catalyst for Nigeria’s Economic Development in COVID19 Era

Guest Speaker: Prof Peter Akah (Vice-Chancellor, Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria)

Topic: Natural Products: Catalyst for Nigeria’s Economic Development in COVID19 Era

Other plenary Speakers:

Prof Joseph Agbedahunsi (Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria; National Coordinator of WANNPRES)

Topic: Natural Products: Any hope for COVID19? 

Prof Paul Nwafor (Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Uyo)

Topic: Natural Products and Reproductive health

Prof Olukemi Odukoya (Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lagos, Nigeria)

Topic: Natural Products in the management of frontline and neglected diseases

CONFERENCE SUB-THEMES

  1. Roles of Biotechnology in Natural Products Development
  2. Natural Products in the management of frontline and neglected diseases
  • Natural Products and Drug Discovery
  1. Natural Products and Nanoscience
  2. Biochemical Targets for Natural Products
  3. Contemporary Techniques in Natural Products Research
  • Natural Products and COVID19

 

GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

All submissions must be original and in line with the theme and sub-themes of the conference. Authors should write their names in the order of Surname in the capital, and other names (e.g. AKPABIO, Joseph Akpan). Institutions of all the authors should be written and indicated using Arabic number superscript (1,2,3). Corresponding authors should be indicated with an asterisk (*). Email addresses and phone numbers of corresponding authors should be provided. The abstract must be written in English language and should be a maximum of 250 words using the following format: Introduction, Aim/objective, Methodology, Results and Conclusion. It should be written in Times New Roman font; line space- 1.5; font size-12 point. It should be submitted in Microsoft word file format (docs, Docx.) electronically to wannpres@uniuyo.edu.com

Deadline for Abstract submission: September 03, 2021

Registration Fees

Members: N15,000, Non-members: N25,000, Students’ members: N5000, Students Non-members: N10,000.

All payments are payable to:

Bank-Sterling Bank

Account Name: Uniuyo Microfinance

Account Number: 0018504498

Evidence of payment (scanned bank payment teller) should be submitted along with the abstract. Please, note that abstracts submitted without evidence of payment of registration fee will not be processed.

LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE

  1. Prof Paul Nwafor – Chairman
  2. Dr Grace Essien – Secretary
  3. Prof Olorunfemi A. Eseyin – Chairman of Scientific sub-committee
  4. Dr Ekarika Johnson
  5. Dr Unwana Osom

 

 

PROGRAM

DAY 1 (Wednesday, October 13, 2021)

TIME

EVENT

SPEAKER

REMARKS

9.00 – 9.45 am

Welcome Address

 

To be determined by the planning committee

10.00 – 11.00am

Plenary 1

Prof Peter Akah (Main Speaker)  

 

Natural Products: Catalyst for Nigeria’s Economic Development in COVID19 Era

11.00 – 1.00pm

Oral presentations

 

 

1.00 – 3.00pm

Break/ Poster presentations

 

 

3.00 – 4.00pm

Plenary 2

Prof Joseph Agbedahunsi (WANNPRES President)

Natural Products: Any hope for COVID19?

4.00 – 5.00

Oral presentations

 

 

 

DAY 2 (Thursday, October 13, 2021)

TIME

EVENT

SPEAKER

REMARKS

9.00 – 10.00 am

Plenary 3

Prof Paul Nwafor

Natural Products and Reproductive health

 

10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Oral presentations

 

 

1.00 – 3.00pm

Break/ Poster presentations

 

 

3.00 – 4.00pm

Plenary 3

Prof Olukemi Odukoya

 

Natural Products in the management of frontline and neglected diseases

4.00 – 5.00pm

Oral presentations

 

 

5.00 – 6.00

AGM/Closing Remarks

 

Including prizes/awards