Prof. Mehdi Rahimmalek, an Iranian botanist and phytochemist, will investigate the medicinal properties of Iranian plant species together with scientists from Wrocław University of Life Sciences. The Iranian researcher’s arrival is organised as part of the National Academic Exchange Agency programme.
Prof Rahimmalek from Isfahan University of Technology has come to the Wrocław University of Life Sciences to complete a research fellowship under the direction of Prof Antoni Szumny. Prof Szumny’s team has very extensive experience in determining the chemical composition of plants, supported by access to very good research equipment. The scientists will conduct research on the phytochemistry of endemic Iranian medicinal plant species from the Lamiaceae and Apiaceae families.
The Lamiaceae is a family of flowering plants, commonly known as the paleaceae, which also includes mint and sage. The Apiaceae is a family of mainly aromatic flowering plants, known as celery plants.