Conference Programme

Full Conference Programme can be accessed here.

The meeting point for Field Excursion is in front of National Theater in vicinity of Hotel President.
 Visit of the famous field of Helichrysum italicum in Dalmatia hinterland in the vicinity of village Unešić
  Lunch at Ethno Village Škopljanci
 Botany trip on Mt. Kozjak: starting point at the Malačka saddle (480 m) with a magnificent view;
the walk on the ridge of the mountain with three botanical guides
 For Field Excursion have sun protection and wear light shoes for rocky path.

Instructions to speakers

PCs and LCD projectors will be available in the hall. Speakers are asked to submit their presentation to the technical service 15 minutes before the section starts.
Presentation time is limited to 10 minutes.
Posters will be displayed on the board size 90 x 120 cm (width x height) in the Poster Hall. Posters should be displayed at least 30 minutes before the scheduled session starts.
Authors of the posters are expected to attend poster sessions.


Best Poster Award “Mihailo Ristić”

The Best Paper Award Selection Committee consisting of the president of the Organizing Committee, the president of the Scientific Committee, and the president of AMAPSEEC will select the best poster presented during the 10th CMAPSEEC based on quality and originality of the research presented.

Best Poster Award is named in dedication to our late colleague and dear friend Mr. Mihailo Ristić (1953 – 2017), the founder and the first president of the Association for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Southeast European Countries (AMAPSEEC).

Mr. Ristić was a highly respected member of the global medicinal plants community, who devoted his life to understanding the biochemistry of herbs. He spent most of his professional life at the Institute for Medicinal Plants Research “Dr. Josif Pančić”, Belgrade, Serbia.

The winner of the Best Poster Award “Mihailo Ristić” will be announced during the closing ceremony of the Congress.


• For more information on Post-excursion tours, please read the descriptions in PDF.
• For enquiries and booking, please contact Vendy Jerković-Vodolsek by
telephone (+385/ 21 355 380) or email
All CMAPSEEC participants have a 15% discount on individual reservations and 20% discount on group reservations (minimum 30 people).
*if you want to book the first tour (Dubrovnik, the pearl of Adriatic), a multiple entrance visa is required.


Section: Medicinal and aromatic plan ecology, diversity and ethnobotany


 Łukasz Łuczaj

University of Rzeszów, Institute of Biotechnology, Department of Botany, Rzeszów, Poland

Title: Ethnobotany of the Adriatic islands in Croatia




 Zlatko Liber

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Botany and the Botanical Garden, Zagreb, Croatia

Title: Chloroplast DNA diversity and phylogeography of Salvia officinalis L. and Salvia lavandulifolia Vahl





 Zora Dajić Stevanović

University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Botany,
Zemun – Belgrade,Serbia

Title: Wild raspberry from the central Balkan: from ethnobotany to bioactivity


Section: Phytochemical analysis, pharmacology, biological activity and toxicity


Johannes Novak

University of Veterinary Medicine, Institute of Animal Nutrition and Functional Plant Compounds, Vienna, Austria

Title: Chemistry and Bioactivity of Salvia officinalis L. and Related Species – A Multi-Layered Picture





Mladen Brnčić

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, Zagreb, Croatia

Title: Novel extraction technologies for medical and aromatic plants





Hartwig Schultz

Julius Kuehn Institute, Berlin, Germany

Title: Analysis of aromatic and medicinal plants applying various vibrational spectroscopy techniques – possibilities and limitations


Section: Cultivation, breeding and biotechnology of medicinal and aromatic plants


Milen I. Georgiev

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, The Stephan Angeloff Institute of Microbiology, Center of Plant Systems Biology and Biotechnology, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Title: Metabolomics, Plant biotechnology and lead finding: perfect holistic match?



Dejan Pljevljakušić

Institute for Medicinal Plant Research “Dr Josif Pančić”, Belgrade, Serbia

Title: Choosing the right approach for conducting medicinal plants cultivation trial