Muscat: Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) will organise the first edition of an international conference on frankincense from October 30 to November 1.
The theme of the conference will be “Frankincense and Medicinal Plants: Recent Developments in Scientific Research and Industry.”
The conference is part of the growing interest in the discovery of new medicines and products derived from medicinal plants in general, and frankincense trees in particular, strengthening the process of linking the academic community to industry and highlighting developments in these areas.
It seeks to provide an environment conducive to exchange of knowledge and experience between specialists in the field of medicinal plants and frankincense, and to strengthen relations between producers and consumers of natural products around the world.
The first theme will revolve around the traditional use of medicinal plants and plants, classification, horticulture and harvesting, methods of preserving frankincense trees and medicinal plants. The other theme is the chemical, biological and health aspects of medicinal plants.
The conference is accompanied by a range of activities, including: an exhibition dedicated to the conference stakeholders, such as those producing medical and cosmetic products derived from frankincense and medicinal plants.
There is an opportunity for companies and interested parties to participate in this exhibition and benefit from the international expertise in the conference. The opportunity is also available for student companies and start-ups in the field to showcase their experiences and their products in this framework. The interested parties can access the form for this purpose via the website (http://conferences.squ.edu.om/icfmp2018).
The other part of the exhibition will be dedicated to displaying scientific posters that will highlight the most recent medical and scientific discoveries in these areas.