Jose M. Prieto

UCL School of Pharmacy, United Kingdom


Jose M. Prieto-Garcia is a Lecturer in pharmacognosy of the Centre for Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, London, UK, as from 2006. His teaching duties include under and postgraduate lectures on analytical chemistry chromatography, management of herbal products and food supplements in community pharmacy, medicinal cannabis, and drug discovery at the Nutrition-Pharmacology interface. Garcia's research started at elucidating the effect of anti-inflammatory medicinal plants and natural products on enzymes of the arachidonic pathway using targeted lipidomics. This state-of-the-art research was developed during his Ph.D. degree period Universitat de Valencia, Valencia, Spain, 2001 alternating with visits to world-class centres such as the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany) and the William Harvey Institute (Queen Mary University, London, UK). After his Ph.D. degree, he was immediately appointed as Young Researcher of the EU funded project 'Insect Chemical Ecology' (INCHECO) to explore the biochemical interactions between plants and insects (2001-2004, Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, Universita degli Studi di Pisa, Pisa, Italy) gaining a wide experience in phytochemical analysis. Afterwards, he joined the Centre for Pharmacognosy and Phtotherapy in April 2005 as a Postdoctoral Researcher on a European Union funded consortium developing standardised extracts of Cannabis for use in the treatment of migraine and rheumatoid arthritis. His current research lines focus on lipidomics of cancer cells, herb-drug interactions, development of new NMR-based metabolomic strategies, and applying artificial intelligence to drug discovery. Past research lines include the modulation of eicosanoid release by traditional Chinese medicines, 5-LOX inhibitors in skin inflammation, antioxidant, and antinitrosative properties of natural products, and the ecological role of plant steroids.

Biography Updated on 30 January 2013

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