1.NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS Greece http://www.pharm.uoa.gr/
The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UOA) is the most renowned academic institution in Greece. The Department. of Pharmacognosy and Natural Products Chemistry (DPNPC), Faculty of Pharmacy, focuses on research related to the discovery of novel biologically active natural compounds and synthetic derivatives thereof, for several applications such as pharmaceuticals, food supplements, cosmetics and agrochemicals from natural sources. A library of 700 plant species, 4000 extracts and more than 2000 compounds has been established including 250 pure compounds and enriched extracts from olive origin. DPNPC has a large experience in the treatment of olive leaves, olive drupes, olive oil and the resultant wastes of olive oil production process (OMW) towards the above mentioned purposes due to the existence of many different chemical classes of compounds with interesting biological and pharmaceutical activities. DPNPC laboratory is specialized in the isolation and structural determination of bioactive and new lead natural compounds, the use of advanced extraction techniques and protocols in pilot and laboratory-scale quantities and the application of modern analytical chromatographic methodologies for extracts qualitative and quantitative determination.