Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Jantan completed his B. Pharm (Hons) from the University of Mansoura, Egypt in 1981.   He received M.Sc. degree in Medical Chemistry from the University of Minnesota, USA in 1985. And PhD degree in Natural Products Chemistry from University of Malaya Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, in 1993.  At present, he serves as a full professor at the School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Taylor’s University, Malaysia. He was a senior professor at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, prior to joining Taylor’s University in August 2018.  He has been appointed as a permanent member of Malaysian Herbal Council, Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry, Malaysia and Malaysian Monograph Herbal Committee, Ministry of Health, Malaysia.  In addition, he also serves as the President of the Malaysian Natural Products Society (2010 – date).  His expertise in pharmaceutical science has been known very well among School of Pharmacy in Asia and beyond, as he also serves as board member of Asian Association School of Pharmacy (AASP) (2010-date).  At the multi-lateral cooperation, he assists the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) through Malaysian Focal Point for Medicinal Plants (2014 – date).

His research interests are in the fields of natural bioactive compounds, including from essential oils, application of essential oils, natural products and medicinal chemistry, pharmacognosy, and drug discovery and development.  As either the first author and/or a co-author, he has published about 300 scientific papers which have been cited more than 3,500 and 2350 times in Google Scholar and Scopus, respectively. His research and paper impacts are reflected from his h-index of 30 and 25 in Google Scholar and Scopus, respectively.   As a professor, he has supervised more than 22 Ph.D. students and 25 Master students.  His long experience in essential oils research including applications and uses essential oils for perfumery and medicine would provide significant contribution to this conference which he will share through his keynote speech.