Biological Activities of Essential Oils

May 13, 2019 - May 15, 2019

Hôtel Dupanloup
1 rue Dupanloup
45000 Orléans


The registration is closed.

The conference will start on Monday 13th May at 12h30 with a welcome lunch and end on Wednesday 15th May at noon.

In the modern sustainable industries, the “green products”, based on natural compounds, are of a highest importance. From this standpoint, essential oils are considered the most widely used natural products in many areas. Most of them have been used as fragrance, flavoring agents or as medicines since ancient times. Nowadays, a renaissance of the research on essential oils in the traditional, but also new industries, is observed. The essential oils are extensively studied to treat various human ailments, but also for crop protection, as so-called botanical pesticides. This conference aims to give an overview of the modern biological applications and activities of essential oils. Also, their phytochemistry and ecophysiological significances will be discussed. 

This international conference is organised in the framework of the ARD 2020 Cosmetosciences Programme.

Key words

natural cosmetics; natural products; anticancer activities; biodiversity of EOs; phytochemistry of EOs; environmental effects; microbiological effects; antiinflammatory effects;  botanical pesticides; phytopharmaceuticals; phytocosmeceuticals



Biological Activities of Essential Oils


Confirmed speakers

Oral presentations & posters

Abstracts for oral presentation and poster should be submitted before Monday 8th of April 2019. Please upload your abstract during the registration or send it before the deadline to

The number of oral presentations is limited, convenors will process a selection and confirm your presentation not later than Friday 12th of April 2019.
Please note that we do not print the posters, but racks & pins will be provided for up to A0 sizes, portrait format.

Please download the template for oral presentation.
Please download the template for poster presentation.

Special Issue

All conference attendants are invited to submit a review, or original manuscript, to a special issue of The international Journal Plants, with the aim to give an overview of the modern biological applications and activities of essential oils.


Hôtel Dupanloup : 1, rue Dupanloup - 45000 ORLEANS - FR

The conference venue is unique. Located right next to the Orléans’ cathedral, the episcopal palace of Orléans, built between 1635 and 1641, locally known as the Hôtel Dupanloup, is a classical French building which served until 1905 of residence to the bishops of Orléans.  Since 2014, the renewed palace hosts the International University Center for Research and Le Studium Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies.

Participants will be welcomed in this exceptional surrounding, blending Middle Age and Renaissance cultures with modern design and will have the opportunity to discover French cuisine and wines.


Preliminary programme

Monday May 13th 2019

  • 12:30    Welcome lunch & registration
  • 14:00    Official Opening
  • 14:15    PLENARY LECTURE: Dr Randolph Arroo - Revival of a well-known medicinal species, Cannabis sativa – the changing role of cannabinoids in drug development

Session 1: Phytochemistry and Ecophysiological Significances of Essential Oils

  • 15:15    Prof. Vincenzo De Feo - Essential oils: a cheap tool in evolution
  • 15:45    Dr Christophe Hano - The Chemical Life of Plants: An Introduction to the Biological Activities of Essential Oils International Conference by Le Studium
  • 16:15    Coffee break
  • 16:45    Prof. Despoina Vokou - Essential oils in the soil environment
  • 17:15    Dr Roland Molinié - NMR: a complementary tool for Lavandula angustifolia variety selection
  • 17:30    Discussion
  • 18:30    Public Lecture in French: Dr Jean-Claude Caissard Le parfum des roses, une petite histoire en 5 actes
  • 20:00    Wine & cheese cocktail - Hôtel Dupanloup

Tuesday May 14th 2019

  • 08:30    Welcome coffee

Session 2: Essential Oils in Crop Protection

  • 09:00    Prof. Murray Isman - Development of commercial bioinsecticides derived from plant essential oils
  • 09:30    Dr Fabrizio Araniti - Essentials Oils as herbicides: Physiological mode of action
  • 10:00    Dr Daniela Gruľová - The repellent effect of six plant essential oils against Ips typographus
  • 10:15    Coffee break
  • 10:45    Prof. Filippo Maggi - Recovery of bioactive products from industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) waste: CBD-rich essential oils and eco-friendly biopesticides
  • 11:15    Dr Agnieszka Synowiec - Microencapsulated peppermint oil as a bioherbicide - preliminary study
  • 11:30    Dr Juliana Navarro Rocha - Biopesticide potential the essential oil from a pre-domesticated population of Satureja montana
  • 11:45    Discussion
  • 12:00    Lunch

Session 3: Cosmeceutical Uses of Essential Oils

  • 13:30    Dr Emmanuelle Percheron - CosmetoSciences presentation 
  • 13:45    Dr Jean Claude Caissard - Genes involved in biosynthesis of rose scent
  • 14:15    Dr Adnane Boualem - Understanding the biosynthetic pathways of specialized metabolites to breed for more scent: the case of clary sage
  • 14:45    Prof. Eric Gontier - GC-MS chemotype and peak annotation: ensuring new uses for essential oils
  • 15:15    Coffee break
  • 15:45    Prof. Emilie Destandau - "Jardin de Granville" a beautiful and powerful rose for cosmetic
  • 16:15    Dr Ramona Iseppi - Antibacterial evaluation ad phytochemical characterization of essential oil from Cannabis sativa L. (hemp)
  • 16:45    Discussion
  • 17:30    Guided visit of the city centre of Orléans - Departure from the Hôtel Dupanloup
  • 19:30    Gala dinner - Le Lift

Wednesday May 15th 2019

  • 08:30    Welcome coffee

Session 4: Pharmaceutical Uses of Essential Oils 

  • 09:00    Dr Anna Wajs-Bonikowska - Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of essential oils
  • 09:30    Prof. Daniela Rigano - Anticancer activities of essential oils and their constituents and synergy with conventional therapies
  • 10:00    Coffee break
  • 10:30    Prof. Thomas Bader - Gene expression profiling after treatment of human skin explants with essential sandal wood oil
  • 11:00    Dr Bilal H. Abbasi - Callus cultures of Ocimum basilicum L: Biosynthesis of secondary metabolites and their biological activities
  • 11:30    Conclusion


(Including two lunches, a wine & cheese cocktail and the coffee breaks)

Private institutions250 EUR
Public institutions180 EUR
Students & PhD Scholars75 EUR
Gala dinner60 EUR

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