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    On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are delighted to invite you to attend the Fourth International Symposium on Phytochemicals in Medicine and Food (4-ISPMF) to be held in Northwest University, Xi’an, China on Nov.30-Dec.04, 2020. 4-ISPMF is organized by the International Association of Dietetic Nutrition and Safety (IADNS), and the Phytochemical Society of Asia (PSA). We very much look forward to welcoming you at Northwest University which resides in Xi’an. Xi'an is the capital of Shaanxi Province, China and it is one of the oldest cities in China. It has held the position under several of the most important dynasties in Chinese history, including Western Zhou, Qin, Western Han, Sui, and Tang. Xi'an is the starting point of the Silk Road and home to the Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. The Symposium aims to explore the recent advances in the area of phytochemicals in medicine and food. We hope to bring together scientists of all ages to provide an excellent platform for exchanging ideas, discussing challenges, sharing success stories and setting up new research collaborations. Your active participation will certainly make 4-ISPMF symposium a great success. Welcome to beautiful Xi'an!

       Zhang-Jin Zhang                  Xingbin Yang                       Yehua Shen                    Min-Hsiung Pan

 University of Hong Kong    Shaanxi Normal University     Northwest University      National Taiwan University


Sponsored by:

International Association of Food Nutrition and Safety              Phytochemical Society of Europe

Phytochemical Society of Asia             eFood Journal               Food Frontiers

Sponsor Journals

Food Chemistry (IF= 5.399): Call for papers 


EES will be opened for submission beginning on September 1, 2019.


Pharmacological Research (IF= 5.574) will publish a special issue on “Pharmacological mechanisms and clinical application of bioactive phytochemicals” for 4-ISPMF. EES will be opened for submission beginning on August 1, 2019. (Invitation only)


Marine Drugs (IF= 3.772) editorial system has been opened for submission


Molecules (IF= 3.06) editorial system has been opened for submission


Phytochemistry Reviews (IF= 4.257) will publisha special issue for 4-ISPMF. The article type is review.


Choose Article Type: S.I.: Phytochemicals in Medicine & Food (4-ISPMF)

Prof. Beiwei Zhu

Honorary Chairman

Tianli Yue

Jianbo Xiao

Executive Chairman



Aline Priscilla Gomes da Silva, Brasil                Amin Ismail, Malaysia                           Adam Matkowski, Poland

Anca Miron, Romania                                         Bernhard Hennig, USA                        Carlos L. Cespedes Acuña, Chile 

Celia Bertha Vargas de la Cruz, Perú               Elwira Sieniawska, Poland                   Emilio Clementi, Italy                            Esra Capanoglu Guven, Turkey                        Efstathia Ioannou, Greece                   Francesca Giampieri, Italy

Franz Bucar, Austria             ​                              Didem Sohretoglu, Turkey                  Haroon Khan, Pakistan

Hye Kyung Na, South Korea                              Ipek Suntar, Turkey                             José L. Quiles, Spain

Jesus Simal-Gandara, Spain                              Li Shu Wang, USA                                Kannan RR Rengasamy, South Korea Krystyna Skalicka-Woźniak, Poland                  Li Shu Wang, USA                                Liangli (Lucy) Yu, USA                         Marc Diederich, South Korea                            Maria Daglia, Italy                                 Maria José U. Ferreira, Portugal

Maria Graça Campos, Portugal                         Maurizio Battino, Italy                           Milen I. Georgiev, Bulgaria                   Min-Hsiung Pan, Taiwan                                    Mingfu Wang, Hong Kong                   Miroslav Strnad, Czech

Nataša Poklar Ulrih, Slovenia                            Randolph Arroo, UK Nilufar Z.             Mamadalieva, Uzbekistan            

Randolph Arroo, UK                                           Robert Verpoorte, Netherlands           Salah Akkal, Algeria

Shaoping Nie, China                                          Simona Dragan, Romania                    Chin-Kun Wang, Taiwan

Yoshinori Asakawa, Japan                                Yoshinori Marunaka,Japan                  Young-Joon Surh, South Korea           Zhang-Jin Zhang, Hong Kong                           Pharkphoom Panichayupakaranant, Thailand


Organizing Committee

Local Organizing Committees

Zhongfu Wang, Northwest University                                           Min-Hsiung Pan, National Taiwan University

Baiyi Lu, Zhejiang University                                                          Baodong Zheng, Fujian Agriculture & Forestry University

Bin Li, Huazhong Agricultural University                                       Chongde Sun, Zhejiang University

Congfa Li, Hainan University                                                          Chengbi Cui, Yanbian University

Defang Li, China Academy of Agricultural Sciences                   Qinglin Sheng, Northwest University

Fang Chen, China Agricultural University                                     Fang Wang, Nanjing University of Finance & Economics  
Fang Zhang, Ocean University of China                                       Guoyin Kai, Zhejiang Chinese Medical University 
Jianjun Deng, Northwest University                                              Jianxin Cao, Kunming University of Science & Technology
Jingming Gao, Northwest Agriculture & Forestry University       Haijin Mou, Ocean University of China   
Haixia Yang, Xi'an Jiaotong University                                          Haiyan Gao, Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Science
Hetong Lin, Fujian Agriculture & Forestry University                    Hongtao Lei, South China Agricultural University
Hui Ni, Jimei University, Northwest University                              Lijun You, South China University of Technology     
Ming Miao, Jiangnan University                                                     Ming Du, Dalian Polytechnic University
Mingwei Zhang, Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Science  Rong Shao, Yancheng Institute of Technology   
Shaoping Nie, Nanchang University                                              Shaoyun Wang, Fuzhou University
Tiehua Zhang, Jilin University                                                        Wei Cao, Northwest University
Weibin Bai, Jinan University                                                           Wenyan Zhang, Northwest University
Wenzhong Hu, Dalian Minzu University                                        Xiaozhong Liu, Northwest University
Xiaobo Zou, Jiangsu University                                                     Xinyu Wang, Shaanxi Normal University
Yaxing Sang, Hebei Agricultural University                                  Yongfeng Liu, Shaanxi Normal University
Yan-E Luo, Northwest University                                                   Zaojun Wei, Hefei University of Technology

Xingang Lv, Northwest University                                                


Scientific Committee

Yanbo Zhang, Hong Kong (Chairman)       Adam Matkowski, Poland          Amin Ismail, Malaysia                               Amir Reza Jassbi, Iran
Anca Miron, Romania                                  Bernhard Hennig, USA              Carlos L. Cespedes Acuña, Chile            Chwan-Li (Leslie) Shen, USA

Daniel Granato, Brazil                                 Edward A. Bayer, Israel              Emilio Clementi, Italy                                Elwira Sieniawska, Poland
Esra Capanoglu Guven, Turkey                 Francisco A. Macías, Spain         Franz Bucar, Austria                                Gokhan Zengin, Turkey
Krystyna Skalicka-Woźniak, Poland           Haroon Khan, Pakistan               Hye-Kyung Na, South Korea                   Jianbo Xiao, China

José Luis Domingo, Spain                          Laura Cornara, Italy                     Li-Shu Wang, USA                                   Loizzo Monica Rosa, Italy
Maria Daglia, Italy                                       Marc Diederich, South Korea       Maria José U. Ferreira, Portugal            Miroslav Strnad, Czech
Maurizio Battino, Italy                                 Milen I. Georgiev, Bulgaria           N. P. Makunga, South African                Noureddine Djebli, Algeria
Young-Joon Surh, South Korea                 Paul Finglas, UK                            Petra Högger, Germany                         Randolph Arroo, UK
Robert Verpoorte, Netherlands                Rosa Tundis, Italy                           Salah Akkal, Algeria                               Shivraj Nile, Korea                                 Weibiao Zhou, Singapore                        Yoshinori Asakawa, Japan             Yoshinori Marunaka, Japan                  
P. Panichayupakaranant, Thailand     

Aline Priscilla Gomes da Silva, Brasil        Didem Sohretoglu, Turkey            Maria Graça Campos, Portugal            Ipek Suntar, Turkey

Kannan RR Rengasamy, India                  Simona Dragan, Romania




30 NOV

Symposium Registration


01 DEC

08:00 – 08:30

08:30 – 10:15

10:15 – 10:35

10:35– 12:25

12:30 – 14:00

14:00 – 16:05

16:10 – 17:10

17:10 -18:55

19:00 – 22:00

Opening Address

Plenary Session 1

Refreshment Break

Session 1: Polyphenols and Health (I)

Session 2: Leads finding from nature


Session 3: Bioactivity of natural products (I)

Session 4: Analytical techniques (I)

Graduate student forum (1)

Plenary Session 2

Welcome Reception and performance


02 DEC

08:00 – 09:45

10:20 – 10:40

10:25 – 12:45

12:30 – 14:00

14:00 – 16:10

15:45 – 16:45

16:45 – 18:35

18:40 - 20:55

19:40 – 22:30


Plenary Session 3

Refreshment Break

Session 5: Natural products delivery system   Session 6: Downstream processing


Session 7: Natural antidiabetic agents   Session 8: Natural anti-cancer agents

Poster section

Session 9: Polyphenols and Health (II)   Session 10: Metabolism of natural products 

Graduate student forum (2)    Graduate student forum (3) 



Plenary Session 4 
Refreshment Break
Session 11: Polyphenols and Health (III)   Session 12: Food Function and Nutrition
Session 13: Analytical techniques (II)    Section 14: Bioengineering and Biotechnology 
Refreshment Break
Session 15: Bioactivity of natural products (II)   Section 16: Bioactivity of natural products (III)
Workshop: How to publish  

Graduate student forum (4)

03 DEC

08:00 – 10:40

10:20 – 10:40

10:40 – 12:30

12:30 – 14:00

14:00 – 16:35

16:10 – 16:30

16:30 – 18:25

18:40 - 20:00

19:40 – 22:30



Gala dinner/Awards and Grants/Bonfire party/Folk dance

04 DEC

08:00 – 18:00

18:30 – 22:00


Call for papers

Standard registration

          Oral and poster presentations on the mentioned topics are welcome. All participants are invited to submit abstracts which will be published in a conference proceeding.All abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committees and the decision on the way of contribution will be announced no later than 2 weeks after the abstract submission deadline. Registration is mandatory for acceptance. 

Key Dates

Abstract submission for oral presentation deadline              30th August, 2020
Abstract submission for poster presentation deadline          30th October, 2020

Abstract preparation guidelines

Please send the file via e-mail to luoyane2004@126.com (Prof. Yan-E Luo) and cc to jianboxiao@yahoo.com.

Word is the main software we will use, but if this is unavailable, please provide a compatible file of your paper (compatible for Word 97 and following versions). The abstract should contain the aim of the work, the applied methods, the main results and a conclusion. Statistical evaluation for pharmacological and clinical data is obligatory.

The abstract must be written in English and the standard font should be Times New Roman 12 pt except for the title (16 pt), affiliations (10 pt, italic) and references (10 pt). The name of the author presenting the contribution must be underlined. A standard length of one page is obligatory. Figures (of good quality) and Tables must be included in the text.

The page size is A4 and the following margins should be used: left 2.5 cm, right 2.5 cm, top page 2.5 cm, bottom 2.5 cm. The text must be typed using single space with full justification, page numbers should be omitted.

References must be noted as numbers in square brackets [1] and continuously numbered in the text in the order in which they are cited. At the end of the abstract, the reference list should be given in the style presented below [2].

1. Torronen R, Kolehmainen M, Sarkkinen E, et al. Am J Clin Nutr, 2012,96, 527-533

2. Mane C, Loonis M, Juhel C, Dufour C, et al. J Agric Food Chem,2011,59, 3330-3339.


Registration informations

Standard registration

Standard registration (The registration fee covers admission to the conference, printed materials, lunch during June Dec.01-04 and dinner during Nov.30-Dec.04, welcome party (Dec.01) and gala dinner (Dec.04), coffee breaks during the sessions and one-day excursion (Dec.04).

Deadline of early bird registration: March 31, 2020

                                                                      Until 31/08/2020                           Until 31/10/2020                           After 01/11/2020

Academic                                                200 euros/2000 RMB                250 euros/2500 RMB                    300 euros/3000 RMB

Junior Scientists(Postdoc, students)      100 euros/1000 RMB                  130 euros/1300 RMB                     160 euros/1600 RMB

Accompanying person                            100 euros/1000 RMB                  100 euros/1000 RMB                     100 euros/1000 RMB

Payment Option

1. Payments by bank transfer 

2. Payments On-site 

There will be comparatively high surcharge if you pay the registration fee on site. We highly suggest you make the payment before attending the symposium.

Please return the registration form to: 

Xingang Lv, E-mail: ISPMF2020@yeah.netand cc to jianboxiao@yahoo.com

Download registration form (click)

Information center


Xi'an Xianyang International Airport (XIY) (Xi’an, China) directly connects many international airports such as Paris, Seoul, Osaka, Taipei, Tokyo, Sydney, Helsinki, Prague, London, Bangkok, Macau, Hong Kong, Shizuoka, Nepal, Samui, and Singapore. 


The conference will take place in Grand Park Xian Hotel, (12 Xi Duan, Huan Cheng South Road, Xi’an 710068, Shaanxi, China) https://www.parkhotelgroup.com/en/xian

When you book Grand Park Xian Hotel, please mention 4-ISPMF; then you can get a woderful price.

Standard room with one bed OR twin bed, RMB 480.00/night (about Euro 60.00) or RMB 580.00/night (about Euro 72.50) including free breakfast.

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