Dr. Hammad Ullah, who belongs to a small village of Manki in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, won the Award for Best Oral Representation at the 1st European Symposium on Phytochemicals in Medicine and food (1-EuSPMF) held in Belgrade, Serbia which was held on 7th September 2022. Dr. Hammad Ullah is currently working as a visiting researcher at the Department of Analytical and Food Chemistry University of Vigo Spain.
Dr. Hammad is a regular member and contributor of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC), International Natural Product Sciences Taskforce (INPST), Phytochemical Society of Europe (PSE), and IUPHAR Mediterranean Group of Natural Products Pharmacology as a scientist and a resource contributor as well. His ultimate aim is to return to Pakistan with his vast research on the subject and serve the country by boosting our agrarian economy and creating resilience against climate change.
As described above, Dr. Hammad originates from a small village of Manki in KP from where he got his earlier education. Later he went to Kohat for his doctorate and got his PharmD degree from Kohat University of Science and Technology and then went on to get his M.Phil degree in Pharmaceutical sciences in 2019, whereafter he was offered admission for Ph.D. studies in the Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples Federico II Italy, with a fully funded scholarship.
The goal of EuSPMF is to review the recent progress in the area of phytochemicals; and their implementation in medicine and food. So that the phytochemical food (e.g.
Broccoli, cabbage, collard greens, kale, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts
) progression can be scaled and commercialized and safer and cheap food can be provided to the masses. The industry of phytochemicals is still in progress and its technological developments are still far from being commercialization but society is growing rapidly.
As the name suggests 1-EuSPMF was the first ever Symposium organized by the International Association of Dietetic Nutrition and Safety (IADNS) and the Institute of Food Technology and Biochemistry of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade, and supported by the Serbian Chemical Society, and the Phytochemical Society of Europe (PSE). All these organizations spend a lot of resources and time on this event as the need for high-quality food products, that have beneficial effects on human health is increased as the more unhealthy synthetic food has spread all across the globe, there is a need for such thing as “healthy yet tasty food”.