Dr Veronique Seidel

Senior Lecturer

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Personal statement

Dr Seidel leads the Natural Products Drug Discovery Group. Her expertise is in the isolation, structure elucidation and biological screening of natural products. Her interest is in the bioprospecting of natural sources and molecular modelling of natural products for the discovery of new drug leads, particularly new antimicrobial agents.

She is a scientific adviser for the Natural Products and the Food Science & Nutrition programmes of the International Foundation for Science, and serves on the editorial board of Phytochemistry Letters, Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, Journal of Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Scientific Reports, and Plants. 

She has published several articles in journals related to plant chemistry, phytochemical analysis, traditional natural medicines, pharmacology and microbiology and has edited/currently edits special issues on 'Plant-derived chemicals: a source of inspiration for new drugs' (Plants), 'Current Methods in Natural Products Research' (JoVE), 'New Trends in UK Plant Science' (Plants).

She is a recipient of the Life Sciences Prize and the Parke-Davis Natural Products Chemistry Prize from the French Academy of Pharmacy. She served as the Honorary Treasurer of the Phytochemical Society of Europe.


Ethnomedicinal uses, phytochemistry, pharmacological activities and toxicological profile of Glycosmis pentaphylla (Retz.) DC. : a review
Khandokar Labony, Bari Md Sazzadul, Seidel Veronique, Haque Md Areeful
Journal of Ethnopharmacology Vol 278 (2021)
Assessment on in vitro probiotic attributes of Lactobacillus plantarum isolated from horse feces
Khurso Ameer, Arasu Mariadhas Valan, Khayam Sahibzada Muhammad Umar, Salem Abdelfattah ZM, Al-Dhabi Naif Abdullah, Rivas-Caceres Raymundo Rene, Seidel Veronique, Choi Ki Choon
Journal of Equine Veterinary Science (2021)
Anti-inflammatory, thrombolytic and hair-growth promoting activity of the n-hexane fraction of the methanol extract of Leea indica leaves
Sakib Shahenur Alam, Tareq Abu Montakim, Islam Ameerul, Rakib Ahmed, Islam Mohammad Nazmul, Uddin Mohammad Arafat, Rahman Md Masudur, Seidel Veronique, Bin Emran Talha
Plants Vol 10 (2021)
Ethnomedicinal uses, phytochemistry, and biological activities of plants of the genus Gynura
Bari Md Sazzadul, Khandokar Labony, Haque Ehfazul, Romano Barbara, Capasso Raffaele, Seidel Veronique, Haque Md Areeful, Rashid Mohammad Abdur
Journal of Ethnopharmacology Vol 271 (2021)
Molecular docking and molecular dynamics simulation studies of triterpenes from Vernonia patula with the cannabinoid type 1 receptor
Siraj Md Afjalus, Rahman Md Sajjadur, Tan Ghee T, Seidel Veronique
International Journal of Molecular Sciences Vol 22 (2021)
Antidepressant activity of Spathodea campanulata in mice and predictive affinity of spatheosides towards type A monoamine oxidase
Bajaj Jitendra, Dwivedi Jaya, Sahu Ram, Dave Vivek, Verma Kanika, Joshi Sushil, Sati Bhawana, Sharma Swapnil, Seidel Veronique, Mishra Abhay Prakash
Cellular and Molecular Biology Vol 67, pp. 1-8 (2021)

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Dr Seidel teaches on the MPharm programme.

  • Teaching coordination

Class coordinator for the Management of Infection and Infectious Diseases class (MP321)

  • Undergraduate teaching

Research Projects (MP507)

Management of Infection and Infectious Diseases class (MP321)

Being a Pharmacist 2 (MP320)

Herbal Medicines, Past, Present and Future (57102)

Research interests

  • Purification and structure elucidation of bioactive natural products
  • Ethnopharmacological investigation of traditional natural remedies
  • Bioassay-guided fractionation of natural extracts
  • Screening of natural products for antimicrobial activity

Professional activities

Universal Journal of Microbiology Research (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Biotechnology Research International (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Phytochemistry (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Scientific Reports (Journal)
Associate Editor
Phytochemistry Letters (Journal)
Associate Editor

More professional activities


New nutraceuticals from medicinal plants in the Zingiberaceae and Acanthaceae families with colon cancer chemopreventive activity.
Chawananorasest, Khanittha (Principal Investigator) Seidel, Veronique (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2013 - 30-Jan-2017
Bioactive Chemicals In African Bee Glue
Seidel, Veronique (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2012 - 31-Jan-2014
Purification and identification of natural products from Scottish plants and endophytes - a potential source of novel antimycobacterial agents
Seidel, Veronique (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2005 - 30-Jan-2008

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Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Hamnett Wing

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