Dr. Luesch receives golden medal honors at Thailand conference

Hendrik Luesch, Ph.D., a professor and chair of medicinal chemistry and the Debbie and Sylvia DeSantis Chair in Natural Products Drug Discovery and Development, received the Golden Medal Award for his presentation at the 2nd International Conference on Herbal and Traditional Medicine. Luesch’s presentation titled, “Marine Biodiversity as a Starting Point for Drug Discovery and Development,” secured the best presentation award by highlighting his research in the biodiverse landscape of the world’s oceans in search of the next promising drug discovery. Hosted by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Khon Kaen University, the conference was held Jan. 25-27 in Bangkok, Thailand, and attracted researchers from around the world that are contributing to the discovery of natural products from natural sources.