Veronique Seidel graduated with an M.S. degree in medical and biological sciences (with honors) and a D.Pharm. degree (with honors) from the University of Lille, France. In 1999, she obtained a European label Ph.D. degree in phytochemistry from the Universities of Lille and Strathclyde. Following a period as a Teaching Assistant in pharmacognosy at the University of Lille, she worked as a Postdoc Researcher on natural products biosynthesis at the De Montfort University (funded by the EU) and antimicrobial natural products at the School of Pharmacy in London (funded by the Wellcome Trust). In 2003, she was appointed as a Lecturer in natural products chemistry at the University of Strathclyde. Her field of research is the investigation of nature as a source of biologically active substances and novel chemical entities of pharmaceutical interest. She is experienced in bioassay‐guided fractionation of natural extracts and the isolation and structure elucidation of various classes of natural products. She is a recipient of the Life Sciences Prize and the Parke‐Davis Natural Products Chemistry Prize delivered by the French Academy of Pharmacy. She is a Scientific Adviser at the International Foundation for Science (Food Science & Nutrition and Natural Products Programs) and a Member of the Editorial Boards of Pharmacognosy Research, the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, the Scientific World Journal, and Evidence‐Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Her current research focus is on the discovery of novel antimicrobials from bee products, traditional herbal remedies, and plant endophytes.
Biography Updated on 1 November 2013