Prof. Rudolf BAUER


University of Graz

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Rudolf Bauer studied pharmacy and received his PhD at University of Munich, Germany; 1993 he became Associate Professor at University of Düsseldorf, Germany; since 2002 he is full professor of pharmacognosy at University of Graz, Austria. He has acted as Head of the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences from 2004–2020. Since 2007 he is director of the TCM Research Center Graz (Medicinal Plant Research).
He is expert in natural product chemistry, analysis, and activity-guided isolation of plant constituents. His current research focuses on phytochemical and pharmacological investigations of traditionally used medicinal herbs, identification of the active constituents, plant metabolomics and interactions with gut microbiota.
He acted as president of the International Society of Ethnopharmacology from 2015-2017, of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA) 2002-2007, and as founding president of GP-TCM Research Association during 2012-2014.
He has published more than 400 research papers (h-index 66) and has edited several books. He is acting as chairman of the expert groups 13A and TCM of the European Pharmacopoeia Commission.
He received several awards, like the Qihuang International Prize of China Association of Chinese Medicine, the Outstanding International Scientist Award (Pranab Banerji Memorial Award) of Society for Ethnopharmacology India (SFE), the Varro Tyler Prize of the American Society of Pharmacognosy, the Government Friendship Award of the Peoples Republic of China, and the honorary doctorates of the universities of Helsinki/Finland and Szeged/Hungary